It’s been a long while since I wrote a review for another local joint here in Green Bay. I’ve got to admit that my stomach has been on the absolute fuckin fritz for much of the new year, but we’re on the mend. After my first appointment here in Wisconsin, my husband and I went on a little adventure together that landed us at Anduzzi’s sports bar over by Lambeau Field. We’ve been by it more than a few times during our other many adventures in town, and never made the decision to stop in.
With little snow showers falling outside, we stopped into the warm and cozy sports bar during happy hour. It was a blessing in disguise that it was also Friday. Most of the restaurants in the area do Friday fish fries year round, and Anduzzi’s was no exception. They proudly displayed their fish fry selection on the board just within the interest along with their happy hour specials. We sat down with eager bellies, and we had one of the nicest waitresses yet again.
The quality of service out here remains a mystery to me after almost two years of indifferent wait staff in Delaware, but I can’t take it for granted. It means a lot to be looked after and guided through a menu in a new place when we have questions, treated as if we aren’t a bother at all. We make sure to tip heavy whenever we receive this above average treatment, and it’s going to remain that way probably every time we go out in this city if our more recent outings are any indicator.
Their happy hour specials included buy one get one on tap beers, which of course includes the state’s beloved Spotted Cow. Rob and I get a Spotted Cow everywhere we go to start the meal, and with this buy one get one out there, we were able to branch out to other local beers for the second round. I tried Gumball Head from Three Floyds Brewing Company as my second, which was an American Pale Wheat. It came through a little hoppier than I am used to with wheat beers, but it was not unpleasant.
The food cannot be forgotten either. The offerings are mostly what one would expect of a sports bar, including my personal favorite: Spinach Artichoke dip. Doesn’t matter where I go or where I get it, Spinach artichoke dip doesn’t disappoint. This one was particularly creamy with large pieces of artichoke hearts dispersed among the general body of the dip. They were pleasant bites when they appeared on your chip after the initial dunk.
This was also my first experience with the traditional friday fish fry in the area. Perch is generally the featured fish, but most places will have a second type to choose from which ranges from cod to haddock to bass. Since I had never had fried perch before, I chose this option. It held up well to the frying process, and the cornmeal-esque coating remained crispy even into the next day’s leftovers.
During Packers season, this place is absolutely insane. They set up a tent in their front parking lot to extend the amount of space available for patrons, and while we did not go in during our first Packers game, I could tell that it was full as we went by. When the season returns, maybe we’ll make the trip out that way to try it out for ourselves among a crowd.
Anduzzi’s has several locations in the Green Bay area, not just this central location near Lambeau. If you’re on the East side or up in the Howard area, you don’t have to drive all the way to the field. Pay them a visit on a Friday to enjoy their fish fry, or stop in any day during the week before six for a lovely happy hour.
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