Champaign Urbana History is making waves with nostalgia trips — this time is with the locally-famous DeLuxe Fish Sandwich's return to availabilty.
For those of you who don't remember (and believe me, this was before my time as well) — DeLuxe used to exist in Campustown where Legends currently exists.
For a limited time, you'll be able to get the sando at Dublin's Pub — which used to be called Dublin O'Neil's, but was changed to Dublin's Pub, but still has the same sign and the same design and isn't an actual Irish Pub.
Here's the text from the post Mike Moran made in C-U History:
Big news from our own Stephen Flynn... he and I have exchanged messages about the reaction to posts featuring the Deluxe Fish Sandwich and how popular they would still be if available... well he has finally done it... Deluxe fish sandwich is coming back to CU...as Steve said: “the CU History group deserves an advance notice, there the reason I’m doing it. “
Here is the info...
Locally famed DeLuxe Fried Fish Sandwich lands Downtown at Dublin’s on Neil St.
Dublin's at 301 N Neil in Downtown, Champaign is proud to announce beginning February 14 through Easter, the famous DeLuxe Fried Fish Sandwich will once again be available to Champaign-Urbana. This will be the first time in 22 years C-U residents and visitors can enjoy one of the best remembered dishes in local history.
Dublin's kitchen manager, Raul Parada, and General Manager, Scott McIntosh, have collaborated with Stephen Flynn, son of the original DeLuxe owner to offer the famed recipe. Stephen has provided his family’s batter recipe and fish source. Stephen will personally oversee the recipes production.
Dublin’s will serve the renowned sandwich as it was originally prepared with either white bread or on a hamburger bun, including options to add mustard, pickles and onions.
The sandwich will be available from 11am to 1:30 am, while supplies last February 14-17. The following weeks thru Easter it will be available on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 11am until sold out.
The sandwich uses premium deep water Cod coated with a secret batter recipe that DeLuxe Billiards owners created just as prohibition was ending.
The sandwich can be enjoyed at Dublin’s pub or will be available for carry out. Advance carry out orders can be placed beginning February 12 by calling Dublin’s during business hours at 1 217 531 1152. Lunch service of the DeLuxe Fried Fish Sandwich at Dublin’s will begin at 11 am Wednesday, February 14.