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“Excellent”
Review of Balch’s Fish Fry

Balch’s Fish Fry
Ranked #11 of 41 Restaurants in Milford
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Lady Lake, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Well let me start by saying we just loved it here. I had the prime rib, an end cut (queen) and I swear they gave me half a cow!! The garlic mashed potatoes were great and the special martini - Cinnamon Apple was to die for. My partner had the grouper in a caper sauce with asparagus. It was good althogh a bit soft. She also had the red potatoes which I sweat were 2 lbs worth. We left stuffed and happy. The prices were 19.99 for the prime rib and the fish was as well. But it was money well spend and the serice was excellent as well! I wish we lived closer!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Chris L
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English first
Bangor, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Seafood +”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We have dined at Balch's many times and have never been disappointed. Food is very good and prices are reasonable. The soups, especially the chowders are very good.

Visited October 2013
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Milford, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Quantity over quality”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The good news is you get lots of food. It's pretty good food, but kind of heavy-handed - thick and clunky lobster bisque, typical fried batter, stick-to-the-ribs mashed potatoes, etc. You do get salad and vegetable sides with your entrees. The lobster roll was good if a bit expensive. Balch's is not gourmet by any stretch of the imagination, but they do have specials such as $9.95 fried food Fridays and early bird specials. A bit above diner food. They bring you free thick cheesy dip with taco chips to start. $3.50 draft beer. Waitress was cheerful and very friendly and checked on us often. Atmosphere isn't bad, with the standard "seafood restaurant" decor of lighthouses and ocean views you see typically in Downeast Maine, even though the location is actually not far from the Delaware River. Only been here once, so can't rate a lot of the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Milford, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Seafood Restaurant”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The food is great. Love the cheese they serve with the nacho chips they sell it you will love it. Service is good as well as the food and the value. Love the steamers and the stuffed clams while they are small they are so yummy!! A lot of food choices here you will be happy you came here to eat. We are repeat customers here. The décor is a little dated but other then that a good dining experience every time we come back.

Visited June 2013
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
320 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Early Bird Dinners at Balch's Fish Fry”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We had New England Style Haddock and Pork Chop with Apple Fritters, great choice of side, garlic mashed, red potatoes, and vegetable medley and more. Wonderful homemade dessert, vanilla frosted lemon cake. Soup special was chicken corn chowder. Great seafood and a comfortable air conditioned dining area. Waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The seaside nostalgia look reminded me of places on Cape Cod or Downeast Maine. The quality of the seafood was excellent. There was no wait to be seated but the early bird dinners are popular and the price is very affordable.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank RevRandyPOrso
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