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American Serb Memorial Hall

Date: May 12 2000
Description: "While in Milwaukee, we visit American Serb Memorial Hall at 5101 Oklahoma Avenue. This is a very famous place for fish fries." Shirley Widmer is pictured.
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JD's Fieldhouse — Exterior

Date: February 14 2003
Description: "JD's Fieldhouse, at 7641 Highway 38 in Caledonia, WI, was highly touted for their Fish Fries in Dennis Getto, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Restaurant Revi...
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La Sure's

Date: November 12 2004
Description: The fish fry group outside of La Sure's. The signboard advertises today's special, fish fry.
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Golf Central

Date: March 12 2004
Description: "This is Golf Central. They are located North of Oshkosh, at 5850 Highway 45." The signboard notes their Friday night fish fry.
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The Kennedy Center for the Hip & Knee at Mercy Medical Center — Interior

Date: October 31 2003
Description: "Keeping our Friday fish fry tradition alive, Heather delivers a Friday meal featuring fish at Mercy Medical Center."
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Back Street Cafe — Interior

Date: January 22 1999
Description: "Fish Fries are very reasonable at the Back Street Cafe. Red Fish (similar to Perch) are only $4.95. A large glass of Slice is 45¢. Our waiter is Brock Cot...
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J.O.'s in Kewaskum

Date: April 07 2006
Description: "Scoot Pastorius is shown with our Fish Fry's outside of J.O.'s, at 334 Main Street, Kewaskum. J.O.'s is primarily a take-out business."
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Sandy's Goose Shot — Interior

Date: June 18 1999
Description: "At the Goose Shot in Waupun, Sandy Nummerdor and Bette Mocco take an intense interest in our Fish Fry pictures. We enjoy their food."
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Jeff's on Rugby — Interior

Date: March 02 2001
Description: "Eve, is our waitress at Jeff's on Rugby in Oshkosh." Note the book at the head of the table. It is volume C of the fish fry collection.
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Wisconsin Fish Fries — Vol. A

Date: 1998
Description: The cover of Volume A of the Widmer's fish fry collection with the drawing of a yellow perch. The quote at the bottom reads "You know what? We're glad we c...
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Jim Widmer — The Marsh Inn

Date: April 30 2010
Description: Jim Widmer photographing the exterior of The Marsh Inn for his fish fry series. Andy Kraushaar photographed Widmer at work on his documentary project. Krau...
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Ashford Country Inn — Exterior

Date: September 05 1997
Description: Members of the fish fry group outside restaurant. From left to right; Shirley Widmer, Ralph Widmer, Rudy Heinecke, and Ralph "Buddy" Ruecker.
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The Boondocks

Date: March 24 2000
Description: "The Boondocks is just North of Mayville on City. Tr. V. Carly & Parker Hren are our guests." The restaurant sign reads, "best fish fry in the country." Fr...
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American Legion Post #157 — Exterior

Date: March 14 2008
Description: "This is the American Legion Post #157 at 732 South Hubbard Street in Horicon." The signboard boldly advertises their Friday fish fry.
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TNT Sports Bar and Grill — Exterior

Date: May 16 2008
Description: "Our fish fry group visits TNT Sports Bar and Grill at 901 West Main Street, Waupun. Our guest today is Sandy Miller."
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Maly's Bus Stop

Date: June 18 2004
Description: "Maly's Bus Stop (voted best fish fry) is at 404 South Center Street, Beaver Dam."
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Lake Church Inn — Interior

Date: August 16 2002
Description: "Lynn was our waitress at Lake Church Inn. John & Buddy surprised Jim & Shirley with plaques stating: 'Fish Fry Photographer of the Years' & 'Fish Fry Driv...
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St. Theresa's Parish Hall — Exterior

Date: April 10 1998
Description: "On Good Friday our group elects to dine in Theresa, at St. Theresa's Parish Hall. Once or twice a year a fish fry is featured at St. Theresa's Catholic Ch...
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Northwinds Supper Club

Date: August 18 2000
Description: "The Northwinds Supper Club is located on Highway 45, just south of Eden, WI." Carly and Parker Hren lean against the sign. The fish fry group stands in th...
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Break-A-Way — Interior

Date: June 01 2001
Description: "Our waitress at the Break-A-Way was Lu Ann. Although the fish were very good, we waited over an hour for our food, probably the slowest service we have ex...

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