It’s the beginning of fish fry season in Cincinnati, which means it’s time to plan out your Friday meals until April 14 — the last Friday of Lent.
Cincinnati is chock of Catholics, which also means the city is full of places that love throwing a classic fish fry. Each weekend you can find churches, restaurants or organizations throughout the city serving your dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru needs.
The following frys have capitalized on that water-into-wine spirit and will be serving their fish with a side of alcohol.
American Legion Post #318
Dinners include your choice of fried or baked fish, shrimp or chicken nuggets, served with a side of french fries and one other side of your choice. Homemade desserts are also available. Soft drinks and bar drinks are available for purchase. 5-7 p.m. Fridays March 4 -April 15. Patriot Center, 6660 Clough Pike, Anderson, post318.org.
Braxton’s Garage Beer Fish Fry
Stop by Braxton’s taproom on Friday, March 4, for the first Garage Beer Fish Fry. Grab your favorite Braxton drafts, along with Braxton-beer-battered seasonal fish nuggets or sandwich served with fries and homemade tartar sauce. 5-9 p.m. March 4. 331 E. 13th St., Pendleton, facebook.com/events.
The Germania Society Klubhaus reopens for its 2022 Lenten fish fry, offering a full menu complete with fish dinners, sandwiches, soup, sides and pizza. The Klubhaus dine-in bar will be open during the festivities, and the event offers drive-thru beer and wine for those on the go. An 8-ounce fish dinner with two sides, cornbread and dessert will run you $16. 5-8 p.m. with the drive-thu closing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township, facebook.com/events.
Offering a classic fish fry and unique cocktails, The Pony is a great spot for after work on a Friday. The meal is served with french fries and coleslaw all for $14.Noon-10 p.m. Fridays. The Pony, 1346 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/The-Pony-OTR.
American Legion Post #484
Join the Mount Washington community for a Lenten fish fry. Choose between fish, shrimp or chicken entrees and add sides like french fries or mac & cheese. Coffee or tea is included with the meal, soft drinks and bar drinks are also available for purchase. 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 15. 1837 Sutton Ave., Mt Washington, legionohio484.org.
Guardian Angels Parish is hosting a drive-thru fish fry every Friday in lent, excluding Good Friday (April 15). Dine-in fish frys will also be available March 4, 11 and 18. Along with meals and a la carte sides, beer will also be sold. 5-7 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. 6539 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, gaparish.org.
Kolping Society’s Lenten Fish Fry
The Kolping Society is offering drive-thru fish fry Fridays during Lent, except for Good Friday. Guests can choose a fried or baked fish or shrimp dinner, $12 and $13 respectively. Bottled German beer is also available to-go with fish fry dinners for $5 per bottle. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. 10235 W. Mill Road, Mt. Healthy, facebook.com/KolpingCincinnati.
Our Lady of Sorrows
With dine-in and carry-out options, Our Lady of Sorrows offers another great family fish fry opportunity. Choose from fish or shrimp and get a load of sides included. The church also offers beer for $3 a bottle. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays March 4- April 8. 330 Lebanon St., Monroe, olosmonroe.com.
St. Veronica 2022 Holy Name Fish Fry
St. Veronica hosts dine-in or carry-out options for fish or shrimp meals. The menu also offers stand-alone sandwiches, hush puppies and a variety of bottled beer. Taking place 5 -7:30 p.m. Fridays March 4-April 8. 4473 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Mt. Carmel, facebook.com/stvfishfry.
St. Vincent Ferrer
Enjoy craft or domestic beer alongside your entree at the St. Vincent Ferrer fish fry. Offering both a $10 fish meal and $5 kids meal, there’s something for everyone in the family. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fridays in March. 7754 Montgomery Road, Kenwood, facebook.com/allssvf.
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