If you observe the Catholic tradition of avoiding meat on Fridays — or, like me, just love a good ol’ fashioned fish fry — you’ve got plenty of options in the west suburbs! We just put out a call on our Kidlist Facebook page for fish frys and you guys definitely delivered. Here are your suggestions for where to find a great fish fry in our area. (If we missed your favorite, drop us a comment below.)
Local Fish Fry Events at Restaurants, Churches, VFWs, and More for Lent 2020
Restaurants with Fish Fry Specials
Bloomingdale Golf Club (Bloomingdale)
All-you-can haddock fish fry for $15.50/person.
Brooks Kitchen & Tap (Oakbrook Terrace)
Friday for specials including: Fish & Chips and Pepper & Egg Sandwich
Eddie’s of Arlington (Arlington Heights)
All-you-can-eat fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays year-round.
Edelweiss Restaurant (Norridge)
Krombacher beer-battered fish fry with sides for $10.95 or all-you-can-eat for $13.95; served Thursdays through Sundays.
Fitz’s Pub (Elmhurst)
Friday all-you-can-eat beer-battered fish fry; $11.95/person. Fish sandwich and egg-and-pepper sandwich specials, too.
Irish Times (Brookfield)
All-you-can-eat fish fry.
Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp (Lombard and Westchester)
Everyday option for fried fish and shrimp.
Moveable Feast + Company (Geneva and Wheaton)
Friday fish and chip special.
Mount Prospect Golf Course (Mount Prospect)
$14.75 per person; $7 per child for the all-you-can-eat fish fry with sides.
Off Broadway Pub (Brookfield)
All-you-can-eat fish fry with coleslaw for $12.95/adult or $9.95/child.
Pilot Pete’s (Schaumburg)
All-you-can-eat fish fry with sides on Wednesdays and Fridays for $13.95/person.
Rafferty’s Irish Pub (Countryside)
All-you-can-eat fish fry with sides on Wednesdays and Fridays.
All-you-can-eat beer-battered haddock with sides on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tomczak’s Tap (Wood Dale)
Lent Fish Fry menu Fridays from 11:00am – 9:00pm.
Towne Tap (Warrenville)
Friday fish fry from 11:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 8:30pm.
Village Tavern (Carol Stream)
All-you-can eat fish fry on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Hofbräuhaus Fish Fry (Rosemont)
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Fridays now through April 10.
Churches and VFWs with a Friday Night Fish Fry
St. Benedict Annual Lenten Fish Fry (Blue Island)
February 28; March 6, 13, 20, and 27; April 3, 2020| 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Fish fry in the church hall.
St. Albert the Great (Burbank)
February 28; March 6, 13, 20, and 27; April 3, 2020 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
See website for menu and directions.
Catigny Post 367 Joliet VFW (Joliet)
Fridays | 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Dine-in and carryout fish fry. See website for menu.
St. Raphael Catholic Church (Naperville)
Lenten Fridays | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Community welcome to this local church fish fry.
American Legion Post 675 (Oswego)
Fridays | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Dine-in and carryout fish fry.
St. Mary Immaculate (Plainfield)
February 28; March 6, 13, 20, and 27; April 3, 2020 | 4:30pm – about 7:30pm
See website for menu, prices, and nonperishable donation drive details.
Knights of Columbus Saint John Council 3738 (Westmont)
Every Friday, February 28 – April 10 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
All-you-can eat with sides bar for $12/adult or $7/child.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Winfield)
February 28; March 6, 13, and 27; April 3, 2020 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Knights of Columbus fundraiser; $10/adults, $5/kids, and $9/ seniors. Kids’ options include pizza, kid-sized fish, and spaghetti.