Before fishermen discovered the edibility of fish, they used each catch as bait for larger species, hoping in the end to hook the biggest fish of all—friendship. Unite fish with their own chip companions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of pub fare and drinks at The Outside Inn's locations on West Charleston Boulevard and South Jones Boulevard.
The staff at The Outside Inn combines crunchy pub classics and games for full-body amusement. The menu suggests appetizing openers such as the Cooper Falls caprese salad made with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.99). Grilled chicken chunks meld with mixed greens in the Champlain Valley chicken salad, while gorgonzola chunks frolic with tomatoes, toasted walnuts, and granny smith apples ($9.99). The North Woods fish 'n' chips boasts hand-battered walleye and a crunchy lineup of crispy lodge fries, slaw, and hush puppies ($12.99). The chef crafts Southern pit-style ribs with an Adirondack twist and pairs them with cheddar mac 'n' cheese, grilled corn on the cob, and slaw ($11.99–$16.99). A pint ($4) or mug ($5) of Molson Canadian makes a frosty chaser for fried accouterments.
After eating at The Outside Inn, patrons try their luck at the video poker games, watch sports on the projector, or lounge in the lodge-like ambiance.