Fish Fry Time

Melissa DeCicco
3384 days ago.

It is officially Lent in the Catholic world which means prayer, penance, fasting, stations of the cross….and most importantly (to some), Fish Frys!  Even if you are not Catholic, you gotta love a good fish fry!  FOX2 came up with a brilliant idea and has mapped out several of the fish frys in the area – check out the map.  If you are not familiar with the amazing fish fry, the spaghetti is unlike any other. Some might say it is an acquired taste, but you’ll learn to love it.  You must drink beer with it, and usually while you are in line to get said fish.  My favorite part, if you go to a church to get it, are the spectacular homemade desserts!  Usually they are only a couple dollars and the variety and tastiness is off the charts.  Last tip, get there early or plan to stand in line – either way, it is worth it.  As if you needed another reason to love Fridays – go get your fish on!

Anyone have a favorite?  Please share in the comments section…or find a new favorite on the FOX2 map HERE!

If you have a very distinguished palette to impress then I suggest you check out the Friday Night Fish site or like them on Facebook. They offer a very detailed rating system in four categories: wayfinding/greening, food, value, and atmosphere. I mean, it is serious business to find a quality fish fry! Their picks for best cod are below, but you will have to check out the site to see all the additional category winners. In addition, since I love a good instagram hashtag – use #STLfridaynightfish when you have an urge to take a photo of your delicious fried meal.


As an aside, one of my favorites is a fish fry in O’Fallon Illinois at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Check it out if you are in the area!

*And a shout out from a reader: God’s Cod Fish Fry at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Brentwood. Every Friday from 4:30-7:30pm. $9 includes a fried cod dinner including 2 fillets, 2 sides, and homemade dessert.Other options include: fried shrimp platter, fish and chips, fish taco, baked sole, and cheese pizza or mac & cheese for the kids. There’s also a baked salmon entrée served with creamy dill sauce. Sides include famous green beans, slaw, fresh fried Parmesan dusted seasoned potato chips, 3 bean salad, mac & cheese, and spiced apples. Enjoy beer, wine or soft drinks with your meal, and don’t forget dessert! This was also the winner of the Friday Night Fish Fan Favorite poll in 2013.

Where is your favorite fish fry?

Need to grab a quick Friday lunch? Check out the best fast food fish sandwiches: Fast Food Fish Sandwich Showdown


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Melissa DeCicco

Melissa is a wiz at crazy facial expressions, golfs at every chance possible, and loves super uncomfortable shoes. A dedicated Dolly Parton fan, she purchased Dollywood season passes several years in a row (it’s 500 miles away) and finally met her in 2004 – she ROCKS!

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