Harborside Restaurant [Haddock Sandwich]
Once again, Food in the Fox was not in the Fox. Yesterday’s adventure brought us into Manitowoc for lunch. We opted to give Harborside Restaurant a try, which is located on York Street just across the road from the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (home of the USS Cobia WWII-era submarine).
A Traditional Fish Sandwich
I don’t remember the last time I had a fish sandwich. Well, at least not from a restaurant. That might be the reason I was craving fish as we pulled up to the Harborside. That and the fact that everything other than the sandwiches were priced significantly out of what I would consider the lunch time range. The haddock sandwich was 6 ounces of breaded haddock lightly fried and served on a toasted hoagie roll with lettuce, pickles, lemon, and tartar sauce on the side. The price for the sandwich came in at $9.99, compared to the entrees where easily pushing the $15.00+ territory.
I’m not going out on too much of a limb saying that the “6 ounces” figured was probably a shade low. There was a pretty substantial chunk of fish on the hoagie roll, which was perfectly soft and flaky after having just barely touched the grill top to warm it up. The roll may have been the highlight of the meal. The fish itself was well done and not overcooked nor was it ‘squishy’ but it wasn’t over-flavorful. The pickles were sour rather than sweet (I prefer sweet) and there’s not much that can be said about the lettuce, lemon wedge, and the tartar sauce.
The haddock sandwich also came with a small garden salad as a starter. There were a variety of dressings available, but I opted for raspberry vinaigrette. It was significantly thicker than the vinaigrette dressings I’ve had at various other venues but tasted good enough.
Good, but “Grocery Store” Taste
Overall, everything kind of struck me as “grocery store” quality and taste. It was all very much like something I would make after a quick trip through the aisles at Wal-Mart. The service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere inside the Harborside is nice. It also has a great location if you happen to be touring the USS Cobia. Just hop across the street and you are there.
701 York Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220