Friday Fish Fry Guide

From relaxing atmospheres reminiscent of a log cabin to more refined supper club and resort restaurant experiences, there’s a Friday fish for you in Eagle River. Below is just a sampling of the local flavors you’ll find in our neck of the woods.

Buckshots - 2230 US-45 N, Eagle River, WI 54521

Open for lunch and dinner, Buckshots is the perfect place to refuel during a day of fun on the trails. The lightly breaded perch basket and walleye finger basket are two surefire ways to warm you up and satisfy those flavor cravings.

Both baskets come with traditional Wisconsin Friday fish fry sides: a creamy and well-balanced tartar sauce, a sweet coleslaw, beans, and slice of rye bread. Just like the fish fry might be described as comfort food, Buckshots delivers all the creature comforts you’d expect from a Northwoods restaurant/bar – a mix of high-top tables, booths, tables for groups, and seats at the bar. It even has hooks hanging from overhead support beams for your snowmobile helmet!

Pitlik’s – 4833 Sand Beach Dr, Eagle River, WI 54521

On the shores of Sand Lake, the restaurant at Pitlik’s Resort offers beautiful views inside, as well. A gorgeous stone fireplace greets visitors near the main entrance off the bar. Inside the intimate dining area, guests will find Friday fish fry offerings that span various types of fish, including the “Catch of the Day” hand-battered and fried haddock and a large Canadian walleye known as “He Broke My Line.”

Pitlik’s offers traditional sides like rye bread and red potatoes with its fish fry, but it also has a fun take on a classic with a garden slaw and comes with a pasta salad, too. This classic resort restaurant fills up fast when it opens at 4:30 p.m., but then again, nobody complains with a seat at the bar and a lakeshore view.


Eagle Waters Resort possesses one of the richest histories in the area and the Northwoods décor inside the restaurant illustrates that point. But the Friday fish fry and regular menu fish options offer new flavor combinations that go beyond tradition.

The house Kee-Mi-Con walleye is encased in a crispy Ritz cracker crust that adds an excellent crunch to the soft, flaky fish inside. Instead of chicken piccata, try the piccata walleye – served on angel hair pasta covered in a lemon caper sauce. Complete with a two-sided fireplace to warm up on a cold winter night, Eagle Waters balances a traditional look and feel with savory Friday fish fry options that are sure to make all diners leave satisfied and full.

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