The deal: At River Jacks, you order your fish and starch from a waitress and head to the buffet for the rest of your salad and sides.
The food: Although walleye was on the menu (always a bonus in my book), the fish was merely average and not especially crispy. The potato pancakes were the worst I've had in a long time - too thin and ultimately tasteless. The buffet was big, but by far the most distinguishing thing on it was applesauce. You gotta have applesauce for the potato pancakes!
The drink menu had a few fun cocktails and a good beer selection, as should be expected in LaCrosse.
The flavor: Rivers Jacks' location on the Black River is beautiful. Inside, I got the impression that the restaurant is something of a tourist trap and it makes me eager to find out where locals go for truly good fish.