Hagen's Fish Market

September 17 2012 - 1:45 PM

I was driving past. I was looking for lunch. It was the perfect storm. There was parking. There was a mural on the wall. It was a mural of Vikings fishing. It had almost epic potential.  There was neon, etc. everything but a phone number. I love the Fish Keg on Howard. Needless to say I went in for a bite and I ate it in my car.

Ordering lunch is always kind of odd in a counter environment. The good stuff is by the pound. You say you want lunch and you’re guided towards the sandwiches… which is what I went with before hearing the cod (I think it was cod) comes in already breaded. It was okay. It was about $3. I won’t go any farther into the sandwich because you’d go back for the smoking. 

They smoke fish for you (or whatever, I’d guess). They’ve got alternatives in the fried fish/seafood category. It doesn’t seem as broad an offering as the Fish Keg, where you can pick from plenty of different options from walleye to perch to cod to…etc.

I also think it’s funny that everyone talks up the non-trans fats like this stuff suddenly got good for you. It’s not. That’s why it’s so tasty.

But I’d say it’s an institution and I hope they keep it up. If I have a big catch I know where to have it smoked. I’m getting the fried oysters next time.

Hagen’s Fish Market
5635 W. Montrose