Sometimes the crowd sourcing deals lure me into places that I have no business even entering. A $5 for $10 worth of food at Ted’s Fish Fry was tantalizing enough to get me to try out the new Wolf road location of the beloved area hot spot.
I have actually been meaning to check this place out, mainly because I wanted to see how they changed the restaurant ever since it was Buffalo Wings and Rings, a spot I used to frequent for buffalo chicken while Scubbers was not in business. As far as I can tell, they didn’t do much to the front of the restaurant, and opened the back up so you can now view the kitchen.
I mentioned I have no business walking into a Ted’s Fish Fry. I don’t like eating cooked fish. Sushi, I generally have no problems with, but once you cook the fish, it takes on a texture that I just can’t do. In the past, I’ve gotten by at Ted’s by ordering the chicken fingers. This time, I decided to go with the chicken finger dinner (with onion rings instead of fries), and to add an order of fried clam strips, which I thought would be a reasonable thing to try at a seafood place.
The chicken fingers and onion rings were fairly standard. It’s clear they are breading their own stuff, and the breading is appropriately seasoned. They give you a hot dog bun with it, which is kind of weird, but whatever!
The clam strips tasted ok. There was an aftertaste, and I couldn’t figure out if that was from a seasoning, inferior clams, or overused oil. It’s really hard to say. The breading on these was a cornmeal base. They were super crunchy. They gave me a hot dog bun with this too, which was also really weird.
I was a little surprised that such a meal was as expensive as it was $19 including a medium soda. Of course, it was an additional $9 after using the $10 crowd sourcing deal that cost me $5. $14 is the absolute maximum I’d expect to need to spend on such quality fried foods.
Needless to say, I can say I went to Ted’s, I didn’t try fish fry, which I wouldn’t anyway, and I wasn’t wowed.
You win some; you lose some.