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Underwhelmed by Dairy Joy


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Underwhelmed by Dairy Joy

StriperGuy | | Aug 8, 2013 08:32 AM

Hit it last night.

My SO had the burger and was quite happy with it.

My kids had the hot dog, which came on a nicely butter griddled roll (sadly my daughter ate the dog and had no interest in the roll) and a grill cheese. Both of which were fine.

We also had a side of fries. They were some pre-coated variety but came un-salted and were somehow oddly flavorless even with salt and ketchup. Plain old Sysco would have been better.

We also had onion rings which clearly came out of a Sysco pouch and were oddly card-boardy AND flavorless. Burger King's are way better. These were almost inedible.

I had the haddock sandwich. I wondered why it too tasted so carboardy and flavorless. I just realized, it tasted like they bought the fish prebattered/breaded frozen and threw it in the fryer. Just no flavor, no fresh fish-ness, nearly tasted like a fish stick.

Compared to the AMAZING fish sandwiches at Twin, which I have raved about, this was just slightly better than public school lunchroom fish sandwiches of my youth. Not totally horrible, but nothing I would ever eat again.

Soft serve was good as usual, and really like the dark chocolately chocolate dip shell coating. Best version of that I've had.

Moral of the story, stick to the burgers, dogs, and ice cream.

As an aside, I was gonna get fried clams, but the small side order was $28 (they had a sign saying due to 50% price increases all fried clams were 25% more than posted prices). That made the fried clam dinner plate $43 and the half plate $30.

I'll stick with Twin Seafood for my fried clams where the prices were half the cost at Dairy Joy. With the quality issues I have mentioned, it certainly does not feel worth the risk to pay $43 for a fried clam dinner plate.