2021 Fish Fry Guide: Here’s where you can find a Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays

During the Lenten period of abstinence and fasting, Friday fish fry dinners have become a tradition among Catholics and other Christian communities around South Louisiana.

This year, some churches and community groups around the greater New Orleans area will still host a Friday fish fry during Lent, but the list is quite shorter than in previous years.

Most organizations are also turning to drive-thru or pick-up-only events this year due to COVID-19.

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The Archdiocese of New Orleans lists a round-up of local churches, schools and ministries hosting a Friday Fish Fry. If you’re looking to grab a plate, here are places offering that crispy-battered fish with all the fixings.

Contact the listed organizations for more information about their fish fry.

Listings will be updated throughout the season on the Archdiocese of New Orleans Friday Fish Fry Calendar.

Contact us if your organization would like to add your fish fry to our list.

West Bank

Gretna


St. Cletus Knights of Columbus

Parish Address: 3600 Claire Avenue, Gretna
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fish, Oyster and Shrimp plates and po-boys. Desserts and drinks also available.

St. Joseph Church and Shrine

Parish Address: 610 6th Street, Gretna
Date: March 26
Menu: Fish Dinner includes fried fish, baked macaroni, coleslaw, dessert, and bread – $10
Shrimp and Grits Dinner includes shrimp, grits, coleslaw, dessert, and bread – $10

Avondale


St. Bonaventure Catholic Church

Parish Address: 329 S Jamie Boulevard, Avondale
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried Fish and Potatoes; there may be additional menu options as the Lenten Season progresses

Waggaman


Our Lady of the Angels

Parish Address: 6851 River Road, Waggaman
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried Fish Dinner (4 pieces), Cajun boiled corn and potatoes, homemade dinner roll – $10
Blackened Fish Dinner (2 filets), Cajun boiled corn and potatoes, homemade dinner roll – $10
Shrimp & Okra Gumbo Dinner, potato salad, boiled corn, homemade dinner roll – $9
Drinks available.

North Shore

Slidell


St. Margaret Mary Church

Parish Address: 1050 Robert Blvd, Slidell
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 – March 26
Menu: Fried fish, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, roll – $10/plate
Drive-through only; enter at the El Paso Gate

Madisonville


St. Anselm Catholic Church

Parish Address: 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26
Menu: Fish plates, Shrimp plates, Seafood Platters, Shrimp Ceasar Salad and Gumbo all available.
Drive-thru only from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit stanslemparish.org for more information.

Folsom


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Parish Address: 11345 St John Church Road, Folsom
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried domestic catfish, coleslaw, hush puppies, twice baked potatoes $10/plate
Drinks $1 each

Abita Springs


St. Jane de Chantal Church (Knights of Columbus)

Parish Address: 72040 Maple Street, Abita Springs
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 19, 26
Menu: Fried Fish or Shrimp, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Bread, Drink of choice – $ 9
Desserts for a nominal fee

East Jefferson

Metairie


St. Ann Church and National Shrine

Parish Address: 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: 2/19 Knights of Columbus #3465 – Fried Fish, boiled Potatoes, Corn, Bread, Cookie $10
2/26 St. Ann Men’s Club – Fried Fish $10, Shrimp $10, Combo $12 – all served with mashed potatoes, green beans, and bread. Seafood Gumbo $5, Pizza by the slice $2, Fries $1
3/5 Knights of Columbus #3465 & St. Ann Men’s Club – Menu TBD $10
3/12 Knights of Columbus #3465 – Fried Fish, boiled potatoes, corn, bread, cookie $10
3/19 St. Ann Men’s Club – Fried Fish $10, Shrimp $10, Combo $12 – all served with mashed potatoes, green beans, bread; Seafood Gumbo $5, Pizza by the slice $2, Fries $1.
3/26 Knights of Columbus #3465 & St. Ann Men’s Club – Menu TBD $10.
All Lenten Meals will be “Take and Go” only.

Our Lady of Divine Providence

Parish Address: 1000 N Starrett Road, Metairie
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fish Platter – $9, Crawfish Pie Platter $9 (All platters include corn, potatoes & roll)
Crawfish Pies $4/each or 3 for $10; Shrimp Etoufee with Rice $5 (pint)

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Parish Address: 444 Metairie Road, Metairie
Date: Feb. 26, March 12
Menu: Fried Fish Dinner – $10, Gumbo – $6, Pizza Slice – $1
Drive-through only.

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church

Parish Address: 6500 Kawanee Ave, Metairie
Date: Feb. 26
Menu: $12 Adult Plate: Generous portion of domestic fried catfish, baked macaroni and cheese, green beans and French bread slice
$6 Kid’s plate: Smaller portion of domestic fried catfish, macaroni and cheese, and French bread slice

St. Angela Merici Church

Parish Address: 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie
Date: Feb. 26, March 12, 26
Menu: Fried Fish Dinners only; Adult – $10, Child – $8
Cash or check only

St. Mary Magdalene Men’s Club

Parish Address: 6425 W Metairie Avenue, Metairie
Date: Feb. 26, March 12
Menu: Fried fish, shrimp or combo with hot potatoes, coleslaw and bread – $10/plate
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Catherine of Siena

Parish Address: 400 Codifer Boulevard, Metairie
Date: Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried fish or shrimp – $12; Soft shell crab – $15
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in cafeteria

Kenner


Divine Mercy Catholic Church

Parish Address: 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 19
Menu: Fried fish, french fries, corn on the cob and a roll – $10
Divine Mercy Parish’s Knights of Columbus are hosting a drive-thru fish fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the church’s parking lot.

New Orleans

St. Gabriel the Archangel

Parish Address: 4700 Pineda Street, New Orleans
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 26
Menu: Two Pieces of Fish, Mac & Cheese, Veggies, Salad (Potato or Tossed), Dessert & Drink – $10/plate
Baked Fish is available as a pre-order option only; place baked fish orders before noon on Thursdays
Fax large pick-up orders of 10 or more to 504- 288-8585. For more information, call the parish office at 504-282-0296.

St. Rita Elementary School/Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church

Address: 65 Fontainebleau Drive, New Orleans
Date: Feb. 26, March 12, 26
Menu: Two fried fish fillets served with macaroni and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw, buttered Leidenheimer french bread, and a soft drink of your choice – $10/plate
Drive-thru only from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Bernard Parish

Our Lady of Lourdes

Parish Address: 2621 Colonial Boulevard, Violet
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried Fish/Shrimp/Combo Plate – $12 Seafood Pasta – $5 Seafood Gumbo – $5
All plates come with French Fried, bread, and choice of one side; side order substitution for fries is an additional $2
Side Orders – $2 Desserts – $1
Seafood and Fries cooked in Peanut Oil. Sides vary by availability. Call 504-682-7070 for more information.

River Parishes

St. Peter Catholic Church

Parish Address: 1550 Hwy. 44, Reserve
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried Catfish and Fried Shrimp, French Fries, Potato Salad and Dinner Roll – $10 meal

St. Hubert Church

Parish Address: 176 Anthony F Monica Street, Garyville
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: Fried Fish, Mac & Cheese, Vegetable and Dessert – $10

Ascension of Our Lord Church

Parish Address: 1900 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Menu: 2 large pieces of fish (fried or grilled) with cajun boiled corn and potatoes – $10/plate;
1 large piece of fish (fried or grilled) with cajun boiled corn and potatoes – $8/ plate

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Parish Address: 529 W. 5th St, LaPlace
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 19, 26
Menu: Fish plates – $10, Shrimp & combo plates – $12
Plates include roasted potatoes, corn on the cob & hush puppies.
Drive-thru only at 346 Fir Street, LaPlace from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Parish Address: 155 Holy Family Lane, Luling
Date: Feb. 26 & March 5
Menu: Feb. 26 – Fried fish and sides – $8; March 5 – Fish tacos and sides – $8


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