March 02, 2022

30 Must-Try Fish Fry Feasts in Cincinnati

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). So many churches — plus assorted savvy eateries — in Greater Cincinnati are offering some type of special fried fish dish on Fridays. Here are some of our favorites.
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The Pony
Offering a classic fish fry and unique cocktails, The Pony is a great spot for after work on a Friday. The meal is served with french fries and coleslaw all for $14.Noon-10 p.m. Fridays. 1346 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.

The Pony

Offering a classic fish fry and unique cocktails, The Pony is a great spot for after work on a Friday. The meal is served with french fries and coleslaw all for $14.Noon-10 p.m. Fridays. 1346 Main St., Over-the-Rhine.
Braxton's Garage Beer Fish Fry
Braxton's taproom is hosting a Garage Beer Fish Fry. Grab your favorite Braxton drafts, along with Braxton-beer-battered seasonal fish nuggets or sandwich served with fries and homemade tartar sauce. 5-9 p.m. March 4. 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton.

Braxton's Garage Beer Fish Fry

Braxton's taproom is hosting a Garage Beer Fish Fry. Grab your favorite Braxton drafts, along with Braxton-beer-battered seasonal fish nuggets or sandwich served with fries and homemade tartar sauce. 5-9 p.m. March 4. 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton.
R&R Quality Meats
If you don't want to wait until dinner for fish fry fun, R&R has you covered with its lunch menu. It offers fish tacos, a cod sandwich, shrimp baskets and sides on their lunch and dinner menus every Friday in Lent and Ash Wednesday. 
Lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner is served 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday starting March 4 until Easter. 4029 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown.

R&R Quality Meats

If you don't want to wait until dinner for fish fry fun, R&R has you covered with its lunch menu. It offers fish tacos, a cod sandwich, shrimp baskets and sides on their lunch and dinner menus every Friday in Lent and Ash Wednesday. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner is served 4:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday starting March 4 until Easter. 4029 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown.
Mary, Queen of Heaven
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. Try foods like shrimp tacos, baked cod, fish sandwich, butterfly shrimp, the signature Holy Haddock and more. 
4-8 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. 1130 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.

Mary, Queen of Heaven

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. Try foods like shrimp tacos, baked cod, fish sandwich, butterfly shrimp, the signature Holy Haddock and more. 4-8 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. 1130 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.
Nation Kitchen & Bar
Nation's giant 8.5-ounce fried haddock sandwich gives back to St Aloysius' After-School Programs. For $15, the meal includes saratoga chips and gives $1 back to St Aloysius' After-School Programs.
Available every day in March for lunch and dinner. 1200 Broadway St., Pendleton; 3435 Epworth Ave., Westwood..
Photo: Provided by Nation Kitchen & Bar

Nation Kitchen & Bar

Nation's giant 8.5-ounce fried haddock sandwich gives back to St Aloysius' After-School Programs. For $15, the meal includes saratoga chips and gives $1 back to St Aloysius' After-School Programs. Available every day in March for lunch and dinner. 1200 Broadway St., Pendleton; 3435 Epworth Ave., Westwood..
Old St. Mary's Church
Old St. Mary's annual Bockfest fish fry is on. Located on the Bockfest parade route (in the church's main parking lot), the parish will be serving up fish sandwiches, sides and drinks.  
4:30 p.m. March 4 until it's gone. 123 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine.

Old St. Mary's Church

Old St. Mary's annual Bockfest fish fry is on. Located on the Bockfest parade route (in the church's main parking lot), the parish will be serving up fish sandwiches, sides and drinks. 4:30 p.m. March 4 until it's gone. 123 E. 13th St., Over-the-Rhine.
Lehr's Prime Market
Every Friday during Lent, Lehr's meat market in Milford hosts a fish fry featuring a haddock sandwich basket (beer-battered haddock on marble rye with tartar sauce) and a la carte options like hush puppies, cole slaw and extra tartar sauce. Fridays during Lent. 740 Main St., Milford.

Lehr's Prime Market

Every Friday during Lent, Lehr's meat market in Milford hosts a fish fry featuring a haddock sandwich basket (beer-battered haddock on marble rye with tartar sauce) and a la carte options like hush puppies, cole slaw and extra tartar sauce. Fridays during Lent. 740 Main St., Milford.
St. James the Greater
St. James the Greater has been blessing the White Oak area with quality Lenten meals for more than 10 years. Fried or baked fish, fish sandwiches, shrimp, pizza, applesauce, Servatii’s pretzels — there’s something for everyone. Grab a “mystery dessert” for $1 if you order through the app or by phone. 
4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday). Dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru options available. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.

St. James the Greater

St. James the Greater has been blessing the White Oak area with quality Lenten meals for more than 10 years. Fried or baked fish, fish sandwiches, shrimp, pizza, applesauce, Servatii’s pretzels — there’s something for everyone. Grab a “mystery dessert” for $1 if you order through the app or by phone. 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday). Dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru options available. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.
Germania Society
The Germania Society Klubhaus reopens for its 2022 Lenten fish fry, offering a full menu complete with fish dinners, sandwiches, soup, sides and pizza. The Klubhaus dine-in bar will be open during the festivities, and the event offers drive-thru beer and wine for those on the go. An 8-ounce fish dinner with two sides, cornbread and dessert will run you $16. 5-8 p.m. with the drive-thu closing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township.

Germania Society

The Germania Society Klubhaus reopens for its 2022 Lenten fish fry, offering a full menu complete with fish dinners, sandwiches, soup, sides and pizza. The Klubhaus dine-in bar will be open during the festivities, and the event offers drive-thru beer and wine for those on the go. An 8-ounce fish dinner with two sides, cornbread and dessert will run you $16. 5-8 p.m. with the drive-thu closing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township.
Guardian Angels
Guardian Angels’ fish fry menu offers fried and baked fish, crab cakes, mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese, hush puppies and more. 5-7 p.m. every Friday of Lent except for Good Friday. 6531 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington.

Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels’ fish fry menu offers fried and baked fish, crab cakes, mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese, hush puppies and more. 5-7 p.m. every Friday of Lent except for Good Friday. 6531 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington.