- 3140 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
- Lansing, MI 48910
- (517) 882-7007
- No Known Website
Another Sunday. Another day at work. That’s been pretty much my whole summer. I’ve been without J this weekend. She was back in Chicago for her wedding shower. I was originally supposed to at least go back to Chicago with her, but I got some work, so I stayed here. That means I was on my own for dinner.
Sometime in the past, I saw an article in City Pulse about the best wings in town (sorry, I haven’t had any luck finding the article in their archives). For some reason, I thought it was best Buffalo wing, but I guess they just did best wing and mixed both Buffalo wings and regular chicken wings. Still, chicken’s chicken and it doesn’t really matter to me if it has hot sauce on it.
Fresh Fish & Fry is on South Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard right in front of the Logan Square shopping center. It’s a small joint, but it was packed on the Sunday evening I was in there. There were a couple of tables stuffed into the corner, but they seem to be more for waiting than actually eating at. There were a couple other people waiting for their food when I got there and there were two guys on the phone taking orders from a constantly ringing phone.
Fresh Fish & Fry is a “You Buy, We Fry” place that specializes in fresh which is displayed in cases as you walk in. They have chicken wings on the menu which is the reason I stopped in. In the past, I’ve made the mistake of ordering twenty wings thinking I was ordering Buffalo wings, but I knew better this time. I ordered the 10 wing dinner which came with fries, bread, and coleslaw. I also added a bottle of Pepsi because I was dehydrated and nothing makes me feel better than that sweet, sweet Pepsi.
I took my receipt with an order number on it and took a seat to wait. As I sat there waiting, more and more people were coming into the store. I was somewhat shocked at the number of people that were coming in for deep fried fish. After ten minutes or so, I heard my number called out. I grabbed the to-go box and headed home.
The chicken wings and fries were packed together in a Styrofoam container. The coleslaw was in a plastic cup and there were two pieces of white bread in a little baggie. I went straight for the fries. They were covered in a spice mixture that was also used on the chicken. I’m not gonna guess what all was in it, but it was mostly salt. They were good. The fries weren’t much more than out of the bag restaurant fries, but the spice mixture made them more than typical fries.
The wings were delicious. They were fried nice and crispy then topped with the spice mixture after they were fried. They were plump, juicy wings that a salty crunch to them.
Before moving to Lansing, I had never been to a place that served chicken wings like this. When most places advertise “chicken wings” they mean Buffalo wings. Even though I’ve been caught thinking this on a few different occasions, I’ve never been disappointed with what I’ve gotten. Fresh Fish & Fry serves up a pretty darn good wing.