Yesterday my wife and I were in Whitewater, WI and stopped in at Jessica's Family Restaurant
for lunch. It's located on Main Street in the older downtown section, and despite having a relatively small storefront is actually fairly spacious inside.
The soups were chicken rice and vegetable, and we both chose the former. Nicely seasoned and slightly peppery with plenty of chicken and rice, it was a very good start and what I hoped would be a premonition of things to come.
The chicken was nicely fried and thinly battered/breaded so it had the "skin taste", but my tastebuds would've definitely liked some more seasoning both in the crust and the meat. I really hate to say "disappointing" but after the soup it was a bit of a letdown.
But all was not lost as Mrs. C's hot breaded pork tenderloin sandwich saved the day. Flavorful meat, hearty breading, good gravy and real potatoes...all the "yeah, I'm in your mouth" that the soup had and the fried chicken didn't. Kind of puzzling, really!
Jessica's had a nice Saturday lunch crowd and as Whitewater's a college town a good percentage of the customers were college kids, so I'm willing to bet that overall it's a pretty good place to eat even though our meal was a bit uneven. I'm thinking there might be a return visit in the future, because I'd like to give it another try and there just happens to be a place with a cool neon "Cocktails" sign just down the block...
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2015/02/23 08:34:46