Herbie’s Bar heralded as having the best fish fry in Minnesota; WCCO to have news spot on 10 p.m. (or 11 p.m.) news March 27

WCCO Television viewers chose Herbie’s Bar in Sobieski as having the best fish fry in Minnesota — television crews visited the bar Friday, March 21, talking with staff and customers. 

The piece will air Thursday, March 27, on the 10 p.m. news during Matt Brickman’s “Best of Minnesota” series. The news may not be aired until 11 p.m. due to the Sweet 16 basketball tournaments.

Herbie’s Bar is owned and operated by the Gorka family. John and Joyce purchased Herbie’s Jan. 1, 1987. The bar has been open since the early 1940s said Jason Gorka, but when his parents purchased it, they left the name the same.

John and Joyce started their catering business as well, a business well-known for its “Gorka’s chicken.”

Today, sons Dan and Jason help John with the operation of the bar. Dan takes care of the food side of the business, Jason takes care of the bar service.

Herbie’s hosts a fish fry every Friday, from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., during Lent.