Chowdown Showdown Poll: Who has the Best Fish Fry in Buffalo Grove?

Cast your vote by 5 p.m. Thursday.

We received a this week when we asked where hungry Buffalo Grove residents go for a good fish fry.

Buffalo Grove Patch received a record 59 nominations from community members who made it clear that there are two places to find a great fish fry in town: and .

Which one is the best? That’s what will be determined this week, when the two restaurants face off in the Chowdown Showdown Fish Fry poll.

The poll will be open until 5 p.m. Thursday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Check back Friday to see which restaurant is named Buffalo Grove's Chowdown Showdown Fish Fry Champion!

Oreo Cookie February 29, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The Arboretum Club is THE BEST!! High quality food. great service, and friendly people :)
Beatlejuice February 29, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Arboretum club fish fry is muy bien
OutdoorGirl March 01, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Arboretum club is so delicious!
Stu lappin March 01, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Prairie house hands down is the best.
Stephanie March 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Prairie house is the best fish fry and there staff is really good looking!
Morgan Sullivan March 01, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Prairie House beer battered fish fry is delicious, also offering ALL U CAN EAT fish fry! Their outstanding fish fry is available 7 days a week year round!
Steve James March 01, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Prairie House is really good, I have only been there a few times but I love their Friday night fish frys!
Drake Peach March 01, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I see why Prairie House is destroying the competition, their fish is to die for, all while being surrounded by an amazing atmosphere and a staff that is out of this world
Drunk Dan March 01, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Prairie House is really good, I always go for their fish, I have only been to the Arboreteum a few times but I feel like Prairie House is a little better
Mike Kim March 01, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I go to Prairie House almost every day and I love it, their fish is out of this world, and good Cubs memorabilia everywhere. P.S. Cubs are awesome!
Tim Heiser March 01, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I love P Houses fish fry!
Mike P March 01, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Prairie house fish fry is the best in buffalo grove
Mike P March 01, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Prairie house all the way
Michael March 01, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Priarie house fish fry is the BOMB!
Mike Morton March 01, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Giant and delicious pieces of all you can eat fish plus delicious sides, tarter sauce and half a plate full of amazing french fries make the Prairie House Tavern's fish fry the clear winner. The batter is golden, light and crispy with the right seasonings. Basically, it's just perfect!
Mike kent March 01, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Prairie house fish fry is simply amazing!!
ROBERT JARRETT March 01, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Prairie House has the Best Fish Fry and everyone already knows it!!!!!!!!
Stubert March 01, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Brandi I noticed that also, but I have been to both places and I think that Prairie house might just have a more loyal customer base and probably remembered that they only had till today to vote. I think that both places are about equal so in good faith I can not vote.
ken levene March 01, 2012 at 09:51 PM
We had a Mitzvah and attened many other events at the Arboretum Club. A phenominial place! I have had their fish fry multiple times and it is great! I never have had Prairie House. Just seems very funny almost like a computer program is voting. Amusing to watch.
Jenna W March 01, 2012 at 09:56 PM
I love prairie house and their fish fry. David Davis is a bartender there and I think that he is so dreamy!
Brandi March 01, 2012 at 09:57 PM
That is what I am saying...1000 votes in 1 hour :)
Alex Christian March 01, 2012 at 09:59 PM
"just sayin" Brandi... I sat here in the afternoon watching the Arboretum grow 300 votes in a 20 minute period... I refreshed every 10 seconds and they would gain 4 or 5 votes. I have had both fish fries and they are both phenomenal as fish fries in the Midwest go.... I would lean towards Prairie House mainly because I can get it there EVERYDAY all year, they do it well! And I do know that Prairie has a VERY VERY local and loyal client base as well as insanely great marketing team..... Just saying!
Mike Kent March 01, 2012 at 10:01 PM
I drive a semi truck all over the country and I have been for fish in thousands of different places, Prairie House is amazing.
Brian from Dominicks March 01, 2012 at 10:03 PM
i work at dominicks right across the street from Arboreteum, and instead of going there after work I ride my bike to Prairie House just for their fish, that should tell you a lot. I do wish that the Prairie House carried Mountain Dew.
Ed L March 01, 2012 at 10:07 PM
I love the Fish fry at Prairie House, oh and that little blonde bartender they have there.
Andrea March 01, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Prairie house Prairie House RAH RAH RAH.... HECK YEAH WE GOT OUT THE VOTE!! Honestly they both Rock! I prefer Prairie House for the relaxed casual environment, friendly staff and consistent quality! I go there and see my friends, my neighbors, get caught up, have a great meal, even better cocktail and now the absolutely "dreamy" new doughboy cinnamon dessert YUMMMMMMM!!
Drako The Dog March 01, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I love when my owners bring home leftover fish from Prairie House. And Jenna is right, David is tasty!
Jimmy March 01, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Fish Fry, Cheddar X Burger, Salivating BBQ Ribs or ANY of the pizzas.... Prairie House stands out as a unique alternative to ANYTHING ELSE in Buffalo Grove!! Yup, it's cozy and We may have to wait for a table but NEVER any regrets!! We started going there when it opened 4 or 5 years ago and have watched the transformation from an average diner and bar to a fabulous establishment.... The physical improvements to the restaurant and bar are so nice making it a relaxing family environment and the bar truly holds it's own a great sports bar... We are happy to say we stuck by the Prairie House as they grew and GOT IT RIGHT! Thank You for Gary!! And Gary thank you for your hard word, insight and your tremendous staff for giving us this unique venue to come and literally "hang out" relax and enjoy!! CANT WAIT FOR THE DECK TO OPEN! St Patricks Day, your corned beef and cabbage...Mmmmm Til Then my family and I will enjoynthe fish fry and everything else you offer!! THANKS
Joe bar March 01, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Prairie house has the best fish fry and the best food all around!!!
Biff Baxter March 02, 2012 at 06:42 PM
CHEATERS, just take into consideration that whenever Prairie House is involved in one of these polls that the actual winner would be the restaurant in 2nd place


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