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5th Quarter

In a word: Maybe a quarter too many.

The specs: #00869   
161 Horizon Dr., Verona 53593
Details at Yelp, 5th Quarter Sports Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon
Official web site, Facebook

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JM ate the nachos with chicken, hold the olives, and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the BLT and a cup of potato leek soup.
The bill was $20, or $10/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole gave Fifth Quarter a C (see our grading rubric).

Potato leek soupFifth Quarter is a spacious sports bar out in Verona near Angel's Wish pet adoption center. We went for an early dinner and found the earlybird dinner crowd was there too. It seems like Fifth Quarter sends busses to Badgers games, offers a sea of mixed drink choices, and serves a broad menu of bar favorites, though these may tend toward bar Flavorites.

Bacon is all over the menu as "pecan smoked bacon," which was enough adjectives to get Nichole to try it. The day's potato leek soup (with bacon, of course) was very good (read: buttery). She also tried the BLT on sourdough. The bacon was indeed tasty, though the tomato and lettuce were pretty sad. The mayo-to-bread ratio was good.

JM got the nachos plus chicken minus olives, a sporty choice (as opposed to other Spice Girls descriptors one could apply). Lots of chicken and cheese, but by the end it did get quite a bit same-y as there were altogether too many onions.  By the end, it was so boring he couldn't finish it.  The weak salsa did not help matters much.


Overall, not a bad sports bar, but nothing to visit specially either. The service was excellent and honest. And hey, they have Monopoly pinball (although JM did stop before he put $1.25 in).


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This makes me kind of sad because I've never had a meal there that I'd grade lower than a B+, and that B+ was a fish fry. The Hubs and I have always found their food to be fresh, full of flavor, and generous. Their house-special fries are excellent and the dip they come with is a perfect companion to them. I detest - really, I hate, but that's a strong word - the atmosphere at sports bars/restaurants and normally avoid it at all costs, so it says something about my experience with the food at the 5th Quarter that I go back there again and again.

Does bacon count as a ham sandwich?

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