It’s Friday evening and I just got back from a hectic meeting out of town. I should probably rephrase that; I live in Rhinelander and everything is out of town. Anyway, I asked the Little Marinara where we were going to eat and without missing a beat she proclaimed Lurv’s Kosy Korner.
The Kosy Korner is located just outside of Rhinelander on County Road W, or as I am told …just down from Country Fest. I am finally getting used to the idea that specific directions involve large rocks, trees or someone’s barn. It’s a short drive and when we arrive the parking lot is looking packed and the building is looking small. Fortunately there is room at the bar, we order and shortly the Martinis arrive and that warm fuzzy feeling starts coursing through my veins. This place has a great back bar and is indeed Kosy. Not too many dead animals on the walls, just some fish and old signs, tame for a Northwood’s establishment.
We both order the Walleye Fish Fry, which comes with Fries, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad and Rye Bead. After about 10 minutes our waitress brings us a plate with the slaw and potato salad. Mine appeared to be dumped on the plate and was hard to tell apart (Pretty scary eh) The Little Marinara’s on the other hand came from a different person and looked very appetizing. Another 10 minutes go by and the walleye and fries appear. The fries are standard freezer fare and the walleye had a very thick crusty batter that I did not care for. I have to admit that the fish did not have much flavor and after removing the batter there was not much left of the fish. Our waitress dropped off our check and never appeared again. This is a pet peeve of mine – I like the waitress to pick up the check for payment.
The Big Ragu gives this joint a 2 outa 5.