Having grown up in a Catholic home, I love a good fish fry on Friday. Keeping traditions alive during the pandemic has been tricky, but this is a great way to support local businesses. Restaurants, churches and VFWs throughout the western suburbs offer tasty fish options for families during Lent. Many have modified their menu or are limiting to carry-out only. Make sure to check their websites, even if it’s a favorite that you’ve visited in years past. If you don’t see your favorite listed, drop it in the comments below.
Local Fish Fry Events at Restaurants, Churches, VFWs, and More for Lent 2021
Restaurants with Fish Fry Specials
Bloomingdale Golf Club (Bloomingdale)
Their delicious haddock fish fry for $15.50/person will be offered for curbside pickup only this year.
Lenten specials include delicious options such as tuna tacos, seafood platter, scallops & crab risotto, and more!
Eddie’s of Arlington (Arlington Heights)
All-you-can-eat fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays year-round.
Edelweiss Restaurant (Norridge)
Beer Battered Fish Fry with sides for $15.95 on Fridays. Cod platter for $23 served on Saturdays and Sundays.
Emmett’s (Downers Grove)
On Fridays, Emmett’s is offering beer-battered cod meals. Order an individual portion for $19 or a family meal for $49.
Fitz’s Pub (Elmhurst)
Friday all-you-can-eat beer-battered fish fry; $12.95/person. Fish sandwich and egg-and-pepper sandwich specials, too.
Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp (Lombard and Hillside)
Everyday option for fried fish and shrimp.
Moveable Feast + Company (Geneva and Wheaton)
Friday fish and chip special at their Wheaton location.
Off Broadway Pub (Brookfield)
All-you-can-eat fish fry with coleslaw for $12.95/adult or $9.95/child.
Pilot Pete’s (Schaumburg)
Pilot Pete’s is temporarily closed at this time. Their usual menu features all-you-can-eat fish fry with sides on Wednesdays and Fridays. Check their website for the most up-to-date information about reopening.
Quigley’s Irish Pub (Naperville)
Everyday options for fried and chips and fish tacos. Family meals for two or four are also available.
Rafferty’s Irish Pub (Countryside)
Fish and chips is on their daily menu, but their all-you-can-eat fish fry with sides is not being offered at this time.
All-you-can-eat beer-battered haddock with sides on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tomczak’s Tap (Wood Dale)
Lent Fish Fry menu Fridays from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Lunch is served from 11:00am – 1:30pm.
Towne Tap (Warrenville)
Friday fish fry from 5:00pm – 8:30pm (not serving during lunch at this time).
Village Tavern (Carol Stream)
All-you-can eat fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Churches and VFWs with a Friday Night Fish Fry
St. Albert the Great (Burbank)
February 19 and 26; March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
See website for menu. All ordered are for pickup only.
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.
Knights of Columbus Saint John Council 3738 (Westmont)
Every Friday, February 19 – April 2, 2021 | 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)
February 19, and 26; March 5, 12, and 26, 2020 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Drive-through only this year with online ordering. Fish, shrimp, pizzas, spaghetti and more!
Not Running in 2021
- Irish Times (Brookfield)
- St. Benedict Annual Lenten Fish Fry (Blue Island)
- Mount Prospect Golf Course (Mount Prospect)
- Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 (Naperville)
- St. Raphael Catholic Church (Naperville)
- Brooks Kitchen & Tap (Oakbrook Terrace)
- St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield)