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Cherokee Country Club

In a word:  Not bad, but we've had better north side fish fry overlooking a different golf course.

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JM ate the fried cod with fries, coleslaw, and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the baked cod with hash browns, a salad, and hot tea, and most of the slice of Black Forest cake we split.
The bill was ca. $30, or $15/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Cherokee Country Club a B (see our grading rubric).

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As members of the general public, we had two options for ticking Cherokee Country Club off our list: Friday fish fry and Sunday brunch. We opted for the fish fry. (NOTE: Fish may seem out of focus to hungry readers.)

Huge, blurry fish fry

It was clear from the outset that the Sequoya Room serves more regular customers than not. One party of three couples seemed to have a standing date, parhaps for years; the only other diners in the room held a long, warm conversation with their server. It's obviously a venue beloved by its regulars.

Bird's eye of the fish fry

As for the food, it wasn't half bad. JM's fried cod was among the flakiest he's tried.  He did like that it was served in smaller portions, a first on this voyage.  Nichole was impressed with the tea selection, which included several varieties of Stash (purists note, rightly, that teabags are still tea in training wheels, but at least CCC is above average in this category). Dessert, the Black Forest cake, was just meh.


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A large selection of teas, even if only in tea bags, is acceptable at a restaurant, as properly brewed tea is a pain in the tuckus to serve. Ask any waiter or waitress. :-)

The fried cod sounds wonderful, btw. Makes me want to get out the malt vinegar

Ha! I used to be a server at LuLu's. When I was first trained on tea, I could hardly believe it. There is a little gas stove in the wait station where you boil the water and correct amount of tea leaves for right amount of time, and then strain it into a little pot, get out a cup, saucer, honey, etc, all while heating bread, serving drinks, taking orders, clearing dishes and, you know, like, WAITING ON several other tables. Seriously, though, the tea is really good. And despite the setbacks (like customers ordering tea), the service isn't bad either!

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