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McBob’s | Best Corned Beef & Fish Fry | Milwaukee
Review by: Michael Stern
Friendly Corner Tavern
We first went to McBob’s on a Friday night to experience a great Milwaukee fish fry. Mobs of happy, noisy eaters welcomed us. The aromas of hot fish and cold beer filled the air. But we smelled something else, too: hot corned beef. While McBob’s hosts a fish fry every Friday (and Wednesday, too), superb corned beef is on the menu every day. Have it on plain or toasted rye: a grand Midwestern corned beef sandwich. Or ask the McBob’s crew to pile big, tender chunks of the steamy meat into a sandwich with sauerkraut, horseradish mustard, and Swiss cheese. Hail the Reuben! In the morning — yes, McBob’s opens for breakfast Thursday through Sunday — this house-brined meat becomes the best corned beef hash.
A Great Milwaukee Fish Fry
As for the fish fry, have it one of three different ways. Choose perch, walleye, or grouper, a combo of perch and walleye, or a super combo of all three. American fries or potato pancakes, cole slaw, and bread accompany the fish. A fragile, highly seasoned crust encases each fish fillet. The walleye is light and ephemeral. Mild grouper sports sweet, oily flavor. Snowy white meat defines the perch. Get the meal with potato pancakes. They fan out on the plate like an edible trivet for the fish. Bits of onion spark sweet notes throughout them. Their smooth potato tenderness perfectly complements crisp fried fish.
All Appetites Will Find Happiness
McBob’s has many food choices beyond fish and corned beef: tacos and nachos every day except Friday, burgers of all kinds, salads and soups, hot beef, and sandwiches. We can’t resist one sandwich dubbed “Philly Cheese and Beef.” It upgrades the familiar Philly steak with prime rib, Swiss cheese, peppers, and onions. Among several Benedicts one can have for breakfast, we love the Benedict Flight that includes not only Canadian bacon, but also prime rib and corned beef.
If you can’t find something you want to eat on McBob’s menu, we feel sorry for you.
Directions & Hours
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|