Abstaining from eating meat on Fridays is a popular tradition during the Christian season of Lent. Lucky for us, local restaurants, VFWs and churches host delicious fish fries during this time, some of which are all-you-can-eat. Below you’ll find details on great spots to dine in or carry out fish fries, whether you’re participating in lenten observance or just looking to enjoy a delicious meal!
Local Fish Fry Events at Restaurants, Churches, and VFWs for Lent 2022
Restaurants with Fish Fry Specials
Eddie’s of Arlington (Arlington Heights)
All-you-can-eat fish fry on Fridays year-round.
Tap House Grill (Algonquin, Hanover Park, Lemont, Oswego, Palatine, St. Charles, and Wheeling)
All-you-can-eat fish and chips, mahi quesadillas, and fish sandwiches offered Fridays in Lent. Also offering a family meal to-go.
Bulldog Ale House (Aurora, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, North Aurora, Rolling Meadows, and Roselle)
Select locations offer all-you-can-eat fish fry on Fridays for dine-in guests. Check the location to confirm details.
Villa Olivia (Bartlett)
All-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday March 5, 2022 only.
Irish Times (Brookfield)
Every day options for fish and chips, along with a family fish fry meal package.
Off Broadway Pub (Brookfield)
All-you-can-eat fish fry with coleslaw for $12.95/adult or $9.95/child on Fridays.
JT’s Corner Tap and Eatery (Carol Stream)
Fish Fry Friday specials offered.
Village Tavern (Carol Stream)
All-you-can eat fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Rafferty’s Irish Pub (Countryside)
Fish and chips is on their daily menu, and Friday specials may include seafood options.
Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp (Lombard and Hillside)
Everyday option for fried fish and shrimp.
Quigley’s Irish Pub (Naperville)
Everyday options for fried and chips and fish tacos. Family meals for two or four are also available.
Colonial Cafe (Naperville and St. Charles)
Friday Fish Frys are on special at both locations.
Edelweiss Restaurant (Norridge)
As of February 18, 2022, Lenten specials were being previewed on their Facebook page, but not officially announced.
Pilot Pete’s (Schaumburg)
Their menu features all-you-can-eat fish fry with sides on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Towne Tap (Warrenville)
Friday Fish Fry from 11:00am – 2:00pm or 5:00pm – 8:30pm.
Tomczak’s Tap (Wood Dale)
Lent Fish Fry menu Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
Salt Creek Golf Course (Wood Dale)
Friday Fish Frys from March 4 – April 15, 2022. Meals offered from 4:30pm – 8:00pm.
Seven Bridges Golf Club (Woodridge)
Fridays in Lent, except April 1, guests can enjoy a wide variety of fish dishes from 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
Churches and VFWs with a Friday Night Fish Fry
Catigny Post 367 Joliet VFW (Joliet)
Fridays | 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Dine-in and carryout fish fry. See website for menu.
American Legion Post 675 (Oswego)
Fridays | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Dine-in and carryout fish fry.
St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield)
Fridays from March 4 – April 8, 2022 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Orders should be placed over the phone for carryout only.
Knights of Columbus Saint John Council 3738 (Westmont)
Every Friday in Lent | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Carryout only offered this year, with delicious fish, crab cakes, shrimp, kids meals and sides.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Winfield)
March 4, 11, and 25, April 1 and 8, 2022 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Check the church bulletin for more details.
TBD Locations for 2022
The following places have offered fish fry specials in previous years, but have not announced their plans as of February 18, 2022. Check their websites for the most up-to-date information.
- Bloomingdale Golf Club
- Emmett’s (Downers Grove)
- Fitz’s Pub (Elmhurst)
- Catch35 (Naperville)
- Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 (Naperville)
- St. Raphael Catholic Church (Naperville)
- Brooks Kitchen & Tap (Oakbrook Terrace)
- Moveable Feast + Company (Geneva and Wheaton)
- VFW Post 2164 (Wheaton)