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Fitch's Chophouse

update: Fitch's is closed.

In a word: Fine meat-based dining featuring gigantic portions.

The specs: #0178
Journal Sentinel review by Dennis Getto; Cap Times review by Michael Muckian.

JM ate the Fitch-burger with fries and a lemonade, with a piece of white chocolate cheesecake for dessert.
Nichole ate the meatloaf with spinach, a Caesar salad, and a Pepsi.
The bill was about $45, or $22.50/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Fitch's Chophouse a B+ (see our grading rubric).

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Fitch's Chophouse promised, and delivered, a 1940's feel with a twist of nouveau-riche.

Fitch's Chophouse

Nichole's dinner was not one but 2 cute, yet slightly pallid, little meatloafs, about 5 ounces each. The Caesar "side" salad (pictured) was practically a meal on its own, though the lettuce was smothered in an over-tart dressing. She ate one meatloaf, plus the delectable, garlicky sauteed spinach. The rest we packed up with 2 rolls and JM's fries for a monochromatic doggie bag.

JM also had a gigantic meal.  His burger was drowning in onion peels and no sauce of any kind. As a result, the burger was a tad dry.  Flavorful but much too large.  He liked the presentation of the fries, but along with a huge burger, it made for too much food.  His cheesecake was right down the line and fell into normal cheesecake parameters.

While the restaurant certainly deserves high praise for its fine dining atmosphere, we might recommend that a lunch would be a better showcase, unless you want leftovers for lunch the next day.


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