The Lenten season is here. But whether you are a Christian or not, fish fry dinners are a staple in Wisconsin. The COVID-19 pandemic, which began during the middle of Lent in 2020, put a halt to the dining experience. Luckily, for Wisconsinites, the fish fry is still happening this year.

You can support local churches in southeastern Wisconsin by picking up a to-go fish fry. Continue reading to find out where and when to go. Try one or try them all, but make sure to let us know which church fish fry you love most.

1. St. Patrick’s Church at Cristo Rey Hall

ACTS Ministry is hosting lunch and dinner fish fry at St. Patrick’s Church, 1111 Erie Street, inside Cristo Rey Hall. Due to COVID-19, all meals will be served curbside. For more information, call (262)-898-5666.

  • Lunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Dinner is served from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Fish Fry Dates:
    • February 26, 2021
    • March 5, 2021
    • March 12, 2021
    • March 19, 2021
    • March 26, 2021
    • April 2, 2021

2. St. Stephan Catholic Church

Drive-thru and pick up a fish fry from St. Stephan Catholic Church, 1441 W. Oakwood Road in Oak Creek. It is best to enter from the east driveway to pick up food at the south entrance. Dinners available until supplies last, so don’t hesitate to stop by.

Choose from a fried/baked cod dinner for $13 or fried shrimp dinner for $15. Dinner is served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Included in the dinner is potato pancakes, fries, mac and cheese, coleslaw, marble rye, and dessert.

3. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 305 S. First Street, in Waterford, is hosting drive-thru fish fry dinners for Lent. From 4 to 7 p.m. they will be serving food. Choices include beer-battered cod or baked cod, french fries or baked potato, and homemade coleslaw. Dinners cost $12 for adults and $10 for children. Desserts are also available at additional cost.

Volunteers are needed for the event, click here.

  • March Fish Fry Dates:
    • March 5, 2021
    • March 12, 2021
    • March 19, 2021
    • March 26, 2021

4. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 4816 7th Avenue, in Kenosha, is hosting its annual fish fry during Lent. This is a COVID-19 safe event that is operating by drive-thru only. Every Friday during Lent from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., you can get your fish fry fix and support the St. Elizabeth parish.

Adult meals cost $12 and include fish, your choice of potato, coleslaw, rye bread, and dessert. Pre-order by clicking here and save $1 on adult dinners. Children’s meals cost $5.

To volunteer, click here.

5. St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 2020 91st Street, in Kenosha, is hosting a fundraiser for their parish. Stop by and drive-thru to get your fish fry—every Friday through March 19, 2021, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be dinner served to go. Dinners cost $12. These dinners include 3 pieces of cod, tartar sauce, french fries, coleslaw, and cookies. Only cash and checks will be accepted. For questions about the event, please call (262)-694-4695.

6. St. George Serbian Orthodox Church 

St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 826 State Street, is partaking in Friday night fish fry. Every month on the first Friday of the month they host an event. The event starts at 5:00 pm and closes at 9:00 p.m. Meals are offered via to go and dine in. Those looking to attend  should enter at the side door located on Superior Street. Parking is available on the north side of the building.

The next available Fish fry is on March 5, 2021. Enjoy a 2 piece fish dinner with 2 sides and bread for $12.

Visit their Facebook page for more information by clicking here.

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 2 for Friday Fish Fry hosted by Adam and Milosija Nikolic & Mihailo and Andjelka Ivanic.

7. St. Lucy’s Catholic Church

Friday night fish frys are taking place at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, 310 Drexel Avenue. Due to COVID-19, this event will happen via curbside. This event is happening on March 5 and March 26. It starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. or sold out.

Fish dinners are $10. Included with the meal is hand breaded cod, french fries, coleslaw, bread and butter, and a chocolate chip cookie bar. For an additional $5, you can have a mac and cheese dinner with french fries, coleslaw, and a chocolate chip cookie bar.

Fish Fry Voting Contest

Thank Cod Fish Frys are back. Check out restaurants in Racine County offering fish fry by clicking here. Make sure to vote for your favorite!

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