March 04, 2020

25 Greater Cincinnati Fish Fries You Need To Try This Lenten Season

It’s the Lenten season in Cincinnati, which can only mean one thing: Fish Fry Fridays are back. (That and someone you know has given up chocolate for the next 40 days.) Almost every Catholic church in Cincinnati — and assorted savvy eateries — are offering some type of special fried fish dish on Fridays. Here are some of our favorites.
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St. James the Greater
St. James the Greater has been blessing the White Oak area with quality Lenten meals for over 10 years. Fried or baked fish, fish sandwiches, shrimp, pizza, mac and cheese, Servatii’s pretzels — there’s something for everyone. 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.
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St. James the Greater

St. James the Greater has been blessing the White Oak area with quality Lenten meals for over 10 years. Fried or baked fish, fish sandwiches, shrimp, pizza, mac and cheese, Servatii’s pretzels — there’s something for everyone. 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.
Photo via Facebook.com/StJamesFishFry
Immaculate Heart of Mary (Kentucky)
Immaculate Heart of Mary’s annual fish fry has been a Lenten favorite for more than 30 years. The full menu features homemade favorites like hand-breaded fish, crab cakes, coleslaw and green beans and the cult favorite Tommy Boy: a grilled cheese topped with fried cod on white or rye. Beer is available! 5-8 p.m. dine-in; 4:30-7:30 p.m. drive-thru. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington.
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Immaculate Heart of Mary (Kentucky)

Immaculate Heart of Mary’s annual fish fry has been a Lenten favorite for more than 30 years. The full menu features homemade favorites like hand-breaded fish, crab cakes, coleslaw and green beans and the cult favorite Tommy Boy: a grilled cheese topped with fried cod on white or rye. Beer is available! 5-8 p.m. dine-in; 4:30-7:30 p.m. drive-thru. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 5876 Veterans Way, Burlington.
Photo via Facebook.com/IHMFishFryBurlingtonKY
Mary, Queen of Heaven
The Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry is widely known in Cincinnati as the Home of the Codfather. Izzy’s CEO John Geisen becomes the Codfather for a day by dressing mafia-style and carrying around his giant stuffed cod for photos. Make sure to see the Codfather and try foods like shrimp tacos, baked cod, fish sandwich, butterfly shrimp, the signature Holy Haddock and more. Domestic and craft bottled beer and Angry Orchard cider available.4-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3 for eat-in, take-out or drive-thru. 1130 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.
Photo via Facebook.com/MQHFishFry

Mary, Queen of Heaven

The Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry is widely known in Cincinnati as the Home of the Codfather. Izzy’s CEO John Geisen becomes the Codfather for a day by dressing mafia-style and carrying around his giant stuffed cod for photos. Make sure to see the Codfather and try foods like shrimp tacos, baked cod, fish sandwich, butterfly shrimp, the signature Holy Haddock and more. Domestic and craft bottled beer and Angry Orchard cider available.4-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3 for eat-in, take-out or drive-thru. 1130 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.
Photo via Facebook.com/MQHFishFry
St. Lawrence Church
Drive-thru, dine-in or carry-out at this fish fry. Dinners range from breaded jumbo shrimp and teriyaki salmon to grilled cheese (on garlic bread!) and a cod sandwich. Dinners include two sides, but you can also go a la carte. If you dine in, lemonade, coffee and tea get free refills. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 3680 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill.
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St. Lawrence Church

Drive-thru, dine-in or carry-out at this fish fry. Dinners range from breaded jumbo shrimp and teriyaki salmon to grilled cheese (on garlic bread!) and a cod sandwich. Dinners include two sides, but you can also go a la carte. If you dine in, lemonade, coffee and tea get free refills. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 3680 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill.
Photo via Facebook.com/CincyStLawrence
Germania Society Klubhaus
Colerain's Germania Society is hosting a Friday fish fry during Lent at the Germania Klubhaus. According to their website, they will be serving Orange Roughy this year which can be ordered as a sandwich or platter. The menu includes New England Clam Chowder, mac and cheese, collard greens, hushpuppies and desserts and a cheese pizza for the kids. The Klubhaus bar will also offer both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, for those who'd like to wash down their fish with a frosty brew.5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 3529 W Kemper Road, Pleasant Run.
Photo via Facebook Event Page

Germania Society Klubhaus

Colerain's Germania Society is hosting a Friday fish fry during Lent at the Germania Klubhaus. According to their website, they will be serving Orange Roughy this year which can be ordered as a sandwich or platter. The menu includes New England Clam Chowder, mac and cheese, collard greens, hushpuppies and desserts and a cheese pizza for the kids. The Klubhaus bar will also offer both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, for those who'd like to wash down their fish with a frosty brew.5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28-April 3. 3529 W Kemper Road, Pleasant Run.
Photo via Facebook Event Page
R&R Quality Meats
If you don’t want to wait until dinner for fish fry fun, R&R has you covered with their lunch menu. They offer fish tacos, lobster mac, a cod sandwich, grilled cheese, shrimp baskets and sides on their lunch and dinner menus every Friday in Lent and Ash Wednesday. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday starting Feb. 26 until Easter. 4029 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown.
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R&R Quality Meats

If you don’t want to wait until dinner for fish fry fun, R&R has you covered with their lunch menu. They offer fish tacos, lobster mac, a cod sandwich, grilled cheese, shrimp baskets and sides on their lunch and dinner menus every Friday in Lent and Ash Wednesday. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday starting Feb. 26 until Easter. 4029 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown.
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Guardian Angels
Guardian Angels’ fish fry menu offers fried and baked fish, crab cakes, mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese, baked goods and more. They will also have a craft corner to keep the children entertained, all crafts cost $1 or less. 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday of Lent except for Good Friday. 6539 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington.
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Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels’ fish fry menu offers fried and baked fish, crab cakes, mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese, baked goods and more. They will also have a craft corner to keep the children entertained, all crafts cost $1 or less. 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday of Lent except for Good Friday. 6539 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington.
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"Off the Hook" St. Ignatius Fish Fry
This West Side parish invites the community to bring friends and family to their annual fish fry dinner. The menu offers fried fish, baked fish and shrimp with sides like mac and cheese, green beans and coleslaw. Pizza, French fries, desserts and more will also be available for dine in or carry-out options. 5-8 p.m. Fridays in Lent (except Good Friday). 5222 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights.
Photo via StIgnatiusFishFry.org

"Off the Hook" St. Ignatius Fish Fry

This West Side parish invites the community to bring friends and family to their annual fish fry dinner. The menu offers fried fish, baked fish and shrimp with sides like mac and cheese, green beans and coleslaw. Pizza, French fries, desserts and more will also be available for dine in or carry-out options. 5-8 p.m. Fridays in Lent (except Good Friday). 5222 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights.
Photo via StIgnatiusFishFry.org
Good Shepherd Fish Fry-Days
This Catholic parish goes meat-free on Fridays. Dinners include a side, roll, drink and dessert. Mains range from a fried fish dinner (with two pieces of cod) to six pieces of shrimp, fish tacos and even soup. 5-7:30 p.m. dining room and 5-7 p.m. drive-thru Fridays, Feb. 28-March 20. 8815 E. Kemper Road, Kenwood.
Photo via Facebook.com/CommunityoftheGoodShepherd

Good Shepherd Fish Fry-Days

This Catholic parish goes meat-free on Fridays. Dinners include a side, roll, drink and dessert. Mains range from a fried fish dinner (with two pieces of cod) to six pieces of shrimp, fish tacos and even soup. 5-7:30 p.m. dining room and 5-7 p.m. drive-thru Fridays, Feb. 28-March 20. 8815 E. Kemper Road, Kenwood.
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Fabulous Fish Fridays at Bridgetown Finer Meats
Home of Fabulous Fish Friday and a bigger-than-the-bread giant fish sandwich (for just $10). The menu also includes lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, Big John's shrimp boat, famous green beans, homemade tartar sauce and coleslaw. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays through Easter. 6135 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown.
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Fabulous Fish Fridays at Bridgetown Finer Meats

Home of Fabulous Fish Friday and a bigger-than-the-bread giant fish sandwich (for just $10). The menu also includes lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, Big John's shrimp boat, famous green beans, homemade tartar sauce and coleslaw. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays through Easter. 6135 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown.
Photo via Facebook.com/BridgetownFiner