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In a word: For whom the Belleville fry medium boils. 

The specs: #00795  
119 W. Main St., Belleville 53508
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JM ate the fish with a root beer.
Nichole ate the child scallops with a diet Coke.
The bill was $19, or $9.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Borland's a B+; Nichole gave Borland's a B (see our grading rubric).

Borland's in Belleville on Friday night will fuel you with fish fry. We're glad we read up on the routine at madisonfishfry.com, because otherwise we'd'a been intimidated by the long line that snaked through the bar, and the brusqueness (rather, straight-to-the-pointedness) of the servers. The busser still does the seating and the menu's on the placemats, so get your stuff together before you waste somebody's time! Jeez!


Cod & scallops in a crispy batter came with a mayo/cabbage slaw, a side of quickly fried fries, and grab-and-go store bread. While the fish was not really outstanding, it certainly scratches the fish fry itch as fully as you could expect. Indeed, Belleville seems to have none better and their brisk trade shows that a Friday night Hinterlands Wisconsin is better spent at no other place.

They distinguish themselves with soft-serve with a wide array of toppings, but we had to pass on that because the sun was going down and our bike lights were out of juice.

Borland's is a singular experience in a usually overlooked area.


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Hey guys, where is the visual on the fried fish? ;) hehe

Camera ate it again. (Sigh.) The meals looked good, and reminded me of cafeteria eating. The plates were the durable kind like we saw at Schneid's.

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