COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (KMTV) — The Mulvania family has spent more than a decade perfecting a fish breading that has people traveling from other cities to try it.
Mo Fish, located in Council Bluffs near Nash Blvd. and N. 24th St., opened in October 2005. Troy Mulvania and his parents opened the restaurant after a printing company went south.
"We decided to open up a fish shop since there wasn't one in Council Bluffs. We've done good ever since," said Mulvania.
The restaurant's name stems from the beginning of their last name, but Troy says, "You also just want Mo fish!"
The fish shop specializes in deep-fried Catfish, Carp, and Alaskan Walleye, handed-breaded and served fresh everyday. They also carry pork tenderloins, appetizers, and chicken fingers.
Although the outside looks like a bait shop, inside you'll feel like you're dining on a beach coast with its fish knick knacks decorating the walls, including some Nebraska and OU gear. The walls are decorated with items brought in by friends and customers.
Back in the kitchen, the Mulvania family prepares the fish that's given them success over the years. They've created their own special breading and dip they use when deep frying. Mulvania says the key to their amazing and fresh taste is using new, clean grease each day and their fish is also locally sourced.
On a busy day, they cook nearly 300-400 pounds of fish on busy days, like during lent season.
The place seats up to 60 people and offers dine-in or take-out options.
2403 Nash Blvd. #1
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Tues. - Thurs.: 11AM - 7PM
Fri. - 11AM - 8PM
Sat. 12 - 8PM
Sun. - Mon. - CLOSED