February 19, 2021

Cincinnati Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2021

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 church in Cincinnati — and assorted savvy eateries — are offering some type of special fried fish dish on Fridays this season. Here are a few to check out. If we missed your Cincinnati church or restaurant's fish-fry operation, email us the details at [email protected] Put "fish fry" in the subject line and give us the deets.
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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

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
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 typically becomes the Codfather for a day by dressing mafia-style and carrying around his giant stuffed cod for photos. This year, the event looks a little bit different. Instead of offering dine-in, the event will have two drive-thru lanes as well as a curbside pick-up via online ordering. Try the Holy Haddock sandwich or platter and enjoy a side of creamy tomato basil soup or mac and cheese along side it. Got a sweet tooth? Make sure to order a couple of chocolate chip cookies.4-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26 for drive-thru or curbside pickup. 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 typically becomes the Codfather for a day by dressing mafia-style and carrying around his giant stuffed cod for photos. This year, the event looks a little bit different. Instead of offering dine-in, the event will have two drive-thru lanes as well as a curbside pick-up via online ordering. Try the Holy Haddock sandwich or platter and enjoy a side of creamy tomato basil soup or mac and cheese along side it. Got a sweet tooth? Make sure to order a couple of chocolate chip cookies.4-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26 for drive-thru or curbside pickup. 1130 Donaldson Road, Erlanger.
Photo via Facebook.com/MQHFishFry
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. Enjoy your fish sandwiches beer-battered or baked potato-crusted. R&R also offers fish tacos, grilled cheese, shrimp baskets and sides on its lunch and dinner menus every Friday in Lent and on 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. 19 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 its lunch menu. Enjoy your fish sandwiches beer-battered or baked potato-crusted. R&R also offers fish tacos, grilled cheese, shrimp baskets and sides on its lunch and dinner menus every Friday in Lent and on 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. 19 until Easter. 4029 Harrison Ave., Bridgetown.
Photo via randrmeats.com
Joella’s Hot Chicken
Joella’s is offering a twist on the traditional fish sandwich. The Crispy Cod Sammie, available Wednesday through Friday for a limited time, is cooked in your preference of heat and then topped with vinegar slaw and Bama White BBQ. It comes with your choice of side and costs $9.50.  Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 17-April 4. Multiple locations including 180 E. Freedom Way, The Banks.
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Joella’s Hot Chicken

Joella’s is offering a twist on the traditional fish sandwich. The Crispy Cod Sammie, available Wednesday through Friday for a limited time, is cooked in your preference of heat and then topped with vinegar slaw and Bama White BBQ. It comes with your choice of side and costs $9.50. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 17-April 4. Multiple locations including 180 E. Freedom Way, The Banks.
Photo via facebook.com/joellashotchicken
Arnold’s Bar and Grill
Downtown’s staple eatery Arnold’s is slinging its fish and chips for dine-in, carry-out or curbside pick-up Fridays during lent. The $15 meal comes with two beer-battered fried filets of cod, cole slaw, seasoned fries and tartar sauce.  
4-10 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 210 E. 8th St., Downtown.
Photo via Facebook.com/arnoldsbar

Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Downtown’s staple eatery Arnold’s is slinging its fish and chips for dine-in, carry-out or curbside pick-up Fridays during lent. The $15 meal comes with two beer-battered fried filets of cod, cole slaw, seasoned fries and tartar sauce. 4-10 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 210 E. 8th St., Downtown.
Photo via Facebook.com/arnoldsbar
St. William Parish
St. William’s is celebrating another Lenten season with a weekly fish fry, and this year it's doing drive-thru only. Put an option like the "Magnificod Platter" on the menu and we’re intrigued. The platter comes with a hand-breaded cod, fries, two hushpuppies and coleslaw. Or choose from a selection of other breaded fish varieties like baked tilapia or salmon, as well as crab cakes, fish tacos, mac and cheese and a homemade soup of the week. 4-7:30 p.m., drive-thru only. Fridays during Lent Feb. 26-March 26. 4108 W. Eighth St., Price Hill.
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St. William Parish

St. William’s is celebrating another Lenten season with a weekly fish fry, and this year it's doing drive-thru only. Put an option like the "Magnificod Platter" on the menu and we’re intrigued. The platter comes with a hand-breaded cod, fries, two hushpuppies and coleslaw. Or choose from a selection of other breaded fish varieties like baked tilapia or salmon, as well as crab cakes, fish tacos, mac and cheese and a homemade soup of the week. 4-7:30 p.m., drive-thru only. Fridays during Lent Feb. 26-March 26. 4108 W. Eighth St., Price Hill.
Photo via saintwilliam.com
Keystone Bar & Grill
You won’t have to wait unti Friday to enjoy the Lenton special at this Cincinnati-based restaurant chain. Keystone’s fried fish sandwich, made with Frisch’s tartar sauce, is available as a meal with Keystone chips for $9. Or get the fish and chips platter or snag your fish in taco form. Available for dine-in at Clifton and Covington locations, or order for carry-out or delivery from DoorDash. Now-April 3. 249 Calhoun St., Clifton; 313 Greenup St., Covington.
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Keystone Bar & Grill

You won’t have to wait unti Friday to enjoy the Lenton special at this Cincinnati-based restaurant chain. Keystone’s fried fish sandwich, made with Frisch’s tartar sauce, is available as a meal with Keystone chips for $9. Or get the fish and chips platter or snag your fish in taco form. Available for dine-in at Clifton and Covington locations, or order for carry-out or delivery from DoorDash. Now-April 3. 249 Calhoun St., Clifton; 313 Greenup St., Covington.
Photo via keystonebar.com
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 — there’s something for everyone. Finish your meal with a sweet treat with a $1 “mystery dessert.” Curbside, contact-free pick-up available. Download MyMenuHelper app to place an order online. Carry-out only 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.
Photo via Facebook.com/StJamesFishFry

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 — there’s something for everyone. Finish your meal with a sweet treat with a $1 “mystery dessert.” Curbside, contact-free pick-up available. Download MyMenuHelper app to place an order online. Carry-out only 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26. 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak.
Photo via Facebook.com/StJamesFishFry
Holy Family Parish
The Knights of Columbus are hosting their Lenten Friday fish fry at the Holy Family Parish. For those in search of some heat, the menu features Spicy Cajun fried cod, which comes with mac and cheese, green beans and a choice of bread. There is also regular fried cod or baked tilapia, and popcorn shrimp for a little extra. Dine-in seating is limited, but you can call 513-360-4760 and place your order to-go any day of the week. For $5, the Knights of Columbus will deliver your fish if you place your order by 4 p.m. Call for pick-up by 7:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m., Fridays during Lent. 1300 First Ave., Price Hill.
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Holy Family Parish

The Knights of Columbus are hosting their Lenten Friday fish fry at the Holy Family Parish. For those in search of some heat, the menu features Spicy Cajun fried cod, which comes with mac and cheese, green beans and a choice of bread. There is also regular fried cod or baked tilapia, and popcorn shrimp for a little extra. Dine-in seating is limited, but you can call 513-360-4760 and place your order to-go any day of the week. For $5, the Knights of Columbus will deliver your fish if you place your order by 4 p.m. Call for pick-up by 7:30 p.m. 5-8 p.m., Fridays during Lent. 1300 First Ave., Price Hill.
Photo via Facebook.com/holyfamilymiddletown
Kolping Cincinnati
This Lenten season, Kolping Cincinnati gives the option of either a shrimp dinner or a baked or fried fish dinner, with German biers to-go to wash it all down. There will also be a weekly Split the Pot opportunity. 5:30-7:30 p.m., drive-thru only. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26. 10235 Mill Road, Mt. Healthy.
Photo via Facebook.com/KolpingCincinnati

Kolping Cincinnati

This Lenten season, Kolping Cincinnati gives the option of either a shrimp dinner or a baked or fried fish dinner, with German biers to-go to wash it all down. There will also be a weekly Split the Pot opportunity. 5:30-7:30 p.m., drive-thru only. Fridays, Feb. 19-March 26. 10235 Mill Road, Mt. Healthy.
Photo via Facebook.com/KolpingCincinnati