The advertised "Lake Perch" dinners aren't from any lakes around here. Thursdays special is $14.99 for a plate of 7 fillets, which is plenty, but beware.... They don't serve perch native to Michigan lakes. Or even American fresh waters, for that matter. They get their perch from Estonia...That's right!!! Next to Russia on the Baltic Sea. And the fish are scud fish called "Zander". The fillets tasted like eating a feather pillow...remember some of those Three Stooges episodes??? I spoke with the manager about the deceptive advertising, and his comment was that they tried to serve native yellow belly perch a while back and their clientele demanded they bring the "Zander" back on the menu. I guess their clientele likes the quantity served rather than the quality. When my plate was served, I was amazed to receive seven 10 inch fillets! Usually local, native perch are smaller...which is why I inquired about their origin in the first place. Well, they don't taste like local, native perch even if the local clientele like to fill their bellies on them. You choose....quantity vs. quality. You be the judge. The local health department has raised a few eyebrows, the manager confessed. I can understand why. They're stretching the envelope up there at Boone's. Makes me wonder where they get their beef, which is also served up in mass quantities. Caveat emptor!
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