March 6, 2013
I can only review the breakfast as I have only been there in the morning. My better half and I were in Willis, Texas and looking for a good breakfast place. I truly have found the best in the Fish Pond Restaurant, which to me is 95% better than the breakfast places in Houston where I am from. I had the Chicken Fried Steak and it came with cream gravy, hash browns and 2 eggs. When they brought the pizza size CFS I thought "What in the heck am I going to do with that?" Not only was it huge but it was made perfectly. It was crispy and thick, not beaten down to 1/32 of an inch like some places, and was easily cut with just a fork. The hash browns were crispy on the outside and moist and buttery in the middle. The eggs were made perfectly for both of us. (For some reason we can't seem to find over-medium eggs cooked correctly.) The better half had eggs, hash browns and ham. The ham was REAL ham and about 1/2 a pound. If you have ever seen the 1"X3"X1/16" piece of ham IHOP serves just multiply that times 20 and that's what you get at the Fish Pond Restaurant. We have always been able to finish our plates for breakfast anywhere but at the Fish Pond Restaurant we couldn't get halfway through. We had enough left over for another whole breakfast. Also, as we were finishing our coffee, we saw them take freshly baked dinner rolls out of the oven and asked for one. It was the lightest, fluffiest yeast roll we have ever tasted. We have been going to IHOP and Denny's and man, I will never go back after eating here. The chicken fried steak was made fresh, battered and fried, not the "Sysco/Costco" kind that comes frozen and they just basically heat it up. The two big breakfasts, 2 coffees and large milk came to under $17.00. That's $10.00 less than IHOP and 400% better. We will be going back for lunch and dinner to see what else could be great. The staff was very friendly and attentive, always there with more coffee when you needed it.
Fish Pond17091 N Highway 75
Willis, TX 77378 (936) 344-8800
Steaks, Seafood, Breakfast, Steam Table Mon-Fri