If you’ve got a craving for carp sausage, Joe Tess Place is the place to come. This neighborhood bar, around since the 1930s, has grown and expanded to become an extremely popular restaurant and market featuring fresh fish, primarily from the Midwest. Catfish, carp, walleye—you name it, it’s on the menu, breaded and fried every so lightly. It may be a cliché to say that the cole slaw and baked beans taste just like somebody’s grandma made them, but take a look into the kitchen. That’s somebody’s grandma cooking everything from scratch. The drive-through and carryout windows are convenient, but then you’d miss the big shrimp boat that’s been converted into a bar inside the main dining room, and the fountain and pond filled with catifish, koi, and crawdads.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM
- Feature: Child Friendly
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes