It’s Friday fish fry season in Chicagoland! Whether you are looking to dine in or carry out, this list “reels” in all the fish fry events in Chicago’s western suburbs. Abstaining from eating meat on Fridays is a popular tradition during the Christian season of Lent, particularly for Catholics, but the tradition of a Friday night fish fry is popular with Midwesterners in the spring no matter their religious background. Lucky for us, local restaurants, VFWs, and churches host delicious fish fry events during this time, some of which are all-you-can-eat. If you are looking for an easy family meal, look no further. Below you’ll find details on great local spots to dine in or order out your family’s fish fry!
Fabulous Fish Fry Events for 2023 in Chicago’s West Suburbs
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)
Fish and chips, fish tacos, mahi quesadillas, and fish sandwiches offered on Fridays in Lent.
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.
Bloomingdale Golf Club
Fish fry curbside only will run the Fridays during Lent only. Orders can be made starting Fridays at 10:00am.
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 $15.95/adult or $9.95/child on Fridays.
JT’s Corner Tap and Eatery (Carol Stream)
Fish fry served year-round.
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.
Emmett’s (Downers Grove)
Offering beer battered cod year round on their daily menu.
Fitz’s Pub (Elmhurst)
Offering all your can eat fish fry on Fridays, and also other fish and shrimp options each Fridays.
Moveable Feast + Company (Geneva and Wheaton)
Fridays during Lent will offer fish options, but not limited to fish fry.
Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp (Lombard and Hillside)
Everyday option for fried fish and shrimp.
Quigley’s Irish Pub (Naperville)
Everyday options for fish and chips and fish tacos. Family meals with fish fry for two or four are also available.
Colonial Cafe (Naperville and St. Charles)
Friday fish frys are on special at both locations with large and small sizes available.
If you are looking for seafood options, but don’t want the fried fish? During Lent, the special seafood menu includes mussels, shrimp, tuna tacos, and lobster. This spot is a local favorite for a date night.
Edelweiss Restaurant (Norridge)
Fish fry on their daily menu year round.
Pilot Pete’s (Schaumburg)
Daily menu offers fish n’ chips with an all you can eat option during Lent.
Towne Tap (Warrenville)
Friday fish fry from 11:00am – 2:00pm or 5:00pm – 8:30pm.
Salt Creek Golf Course (Wood Dale)
Friday fish fry during lent from 4:30pm – 8:00pm.
Seven Bridges Golf Club (Woodridge)
Friday, February 24, March 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 7, 2023 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.
Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 (Naperville)
Fridays during Lent | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Buffet style with a variety of fish and sides.
American Legion Post 675 (Oswego)
Fridays | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Dine-in and carryout fish fry.
St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield)
Fridays during Lent | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Dine in-and carry out options. Orders should be placed over the phone for carryout only.
Knights of Columbus Saint John Council 3738 (Westmont)
Every Friday in Lent | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Delicious fish, crab cakes, shrimp, kids meals and sides.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Winfield)
Every Friday in Lent | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Dine-in or drive-by. Serving fish fry, shrimp tacos, shrimp dinners, spaghetti, and more. Check the church bulletin for more details.