Downtown's Arnold's Bar and Grill Continues Friday Drive-By Fish Fry Due to Popular Demand

And you can wash down it all down with an old fashioned to-go.

Apr 14, 2020 at 9:46 am

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Arnold's fish fry

Arnold's Bar and Grill has developed quite a following for their drive-thru Friday fish frys during Lent, drawing long lines of cars anxiously awaiting Chef Kayla Robison's tasty creations.

And while Good Friday would have typically been the end for the annual fishy tradition, the downtown eatery has decided to extend the fry due to popular demand. The restaurant plans to continue the weekly offering until demand changes.  

"We were considering changing it up after lent but we are getting such large crowds for it we figured we might as well keep it up and see how it goes," said restaurant co-owner Chris Breeden in a Facebook message. "Covid has thrown all the rules are out the window and we figured maybe people would keep coming even if it wasn't Lent."

And now, since Gov. DeWine has given restaurants the ability to serve alcoholic beverages with their to-go orders, customers will be able to choose from two different cocktails to wash down their meal; a white sangria and a Diebold Old Fashioned.

"I think the addition of liquor will help quite a bit too. Plus it's kind of a night out for some people and a consistent thing every week people can look forward to," Breeden said. 

The eatery is keeping the menu simple, offering only their fried-battered cod, fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. To order, just pull up to the Arnold's tub, place your order and pay, and they will bring your order out. 

Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 E. 8th St., Downtown.