North Canton Patch once again picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice:
Overview: Eadies Fish House is known for its beer-batter fish and beer-batter onion rings. They also offer additional seafood selections along with American fare, which includes burgers, steaks, chicken, salads, wings, sandwiches and barbecue. Eadies originally came to North Canton in the mid-1980s as an ice cream and food stand. In 2006, Eadies Fish House was constructed next door.
Decor: It is casual and cozy with a nautical theme throughout. Wooden tables and chairs make it seem very "down home." Decorated dollar bills adorn the walls left behind by previous patrons. A wrap-around porch is available for dining during the summer months.
The Drinks: Large selection of both domestic and imported beers to go with your meals, along with wine and a full liquor bar. Drink prices average $4 and beer specials are $1.50 each. Pepsi and Coke products are also available.
Appetizers: Deep-fried items and seafood choices dominate the appetizer list. Choose from beer-batter onion rings, beer-batter fries, hush puppies, cheese sticks and breaded mushrooms from the fryer. Seafood items include steamed clams, shrimp cocktail, calamari, "Louisiana Lobster" (crawfish tails), alligator bites and oysters. Appetizer prices range from $3.59 to $12.99.
Entrees: You can get your Pacific Cod fish dinner beer battered ($12.99 for two pieces) or grilled ($13.99). Other entree choices are chicken fingers, shrimp, crab cakes and clams. All dinners come with french fries and creamy coleslaw. If you want onion rings instead of fries, just add a $1.
You can also get your Eadies fish in a sandwich ($6.99) or a sub ($7.99). If you prefer "turf" food, hamburgers (1/3 lb. is $4.25), hot dogs ($1.25) and coneys ($2.25) are available. The coney comes with homemade sweet chili sauce. For the customer craving barbecue, you can feast on baby back ribs (1/2 rack is $11.99) or a pulled pork sandwich ($5.49).
Eadies even has a kids' menu called "Kids Stuff" with all items under $6.
Desserts: If you have room for dessert, you can order cheesecake or Key lime pie (both $2.99). Summertime dining at Eadies affords you the opportunity to grab an ice cream cone next door at the original stand.
Service: Call-ahead seating is available during the busy dinner hour but lunchtime dining is generally relaxed. Servers are quick with your drinks and the wait for your food is usually short. Fridays during Lent are extremely busy — so be prepared to come early or wait your turn.
Hours: The kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays. The dining room remains open each day until 10 p.m. Discover, Master Card and Visa accepted. There is also an ATM on-site.
Address: 6616 Wise Ave. NW