2023 Twin Cities Fish Fry Roundup

From haddock to cod to walleye, there’s a fish fry for you this Lenten season
Fish fry at Mason Jar Kitchen & Bar


During Lenten season, many people are on the hunt for the perfect Friday fish fry. Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from, ranging from classic fish and chips to more adventurous seafood dishes. Do you have a special we should add to this list? Email details to intern1@greenspring.com.

Burger Dive in St. Paul, despite their name, is offering a traditional cod with sliced fried potatoes for $18. Pair it with cold beer and some pull tabs for a full dive bar experience.

For those looking for a taste of Ireland, Charlie’s Restaurant & Irish Pub is serving up a classic fish and chips meal for $21, as well as a fresh walleye sandwich for $20.

Farmers Kitchen & Bar offers a farmer-to-table dining experience with their Breakfast/Brunch Walleye Tot Benedict, Smoked White Fish Chowder, Smoked White Fish Pot Pie and Pan Seared Red Lake Nation Walleye.

Freight House offers a variety of fish specials, including seared salmon with herb butter, pan-fried walleye with lemon butter sauce, and classic fish and chips with house tartar sauce, coleslaw, fries, and Texas toast. Prices range from $21 to $29.

Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse features hand-battered haddock filets with French fries and coleslaw for $20.95. This classic option is sure to satisfy those looking for a traditional fish fry experience.

The Lexington offers Beer Battered North Atlantic Cod served with fries, Lexington coleslaw, artichoke tartar sauce and malt vinegar, Beer Battered Great Lakes Perch served with fries, Lexington coleslaw, artichoke tartar sauce and malt vinegar, or Tempura Battered Smelt Fries.

Mason Jar Kitchen & Bar is serving a delicious Friday Fish Fry featuring Alaskan cod, hand-dipped in house-made Grain Belt Premium Light Lager beer batter and fried to golden perfection. Served with a side of crispy fries and tangy tartar sauce, this fish fry is a must-try for seafood lovers.

Momento Restaurant + Bar has a variety of fish specials every Friday until April 7. Options include a classic fish sandwich with beer-battered cod and tartar sauce, fish and chips with Brussels sprout slaw, and wood-fire roasted branzino with olives and sun-dried tomatoes.

Red Cow will have three different menu features this Lenten season; fish and chips with beer battered whitefish, tacos de pescado with grilled mahi-mahi, and citrus shrimp bowls.

Stockyards Tavern & Chophouse is offering an all-you-can-eat fish fry for $22.95 complete with French fries and coleslaw. This option is perfect for those who can never get enough fried fish.

St. Paul Grill is serving up their take on fish and chips, featuring beer-battered walleye with tartar sauce, hand-cut fries, and coleslaw for $26.95. This upscale option is perfect for those looking for a more refined Friday fish fry experience.

Tattersall Distilling in River Falls is offering a traditional Friday fish fry featuring fried cod, French fries, and cajun remoulade for $19. This hearty meal is perfect for those looking for a filling and satisfying dinner.

No matter what type of fish you prefer, there’s sure to be a Friday fish fry option in the Twin Cities that meets your taste and budget. So grab some friends and family and enjoy a delicious meal.