2023 Fish Fry Guide: Here’s where to find a Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays

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

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - 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, several churches and community groups around the greater New Orleans area will host a Friday fish fry during Lent.

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.

Listings are arranged in alphabetical order by parish name. Check back for updates as we get them. Contact us if your organization would like to add your fish fry to our list.

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD, 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Ash Wednesday and each Friday in Lent, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Drive-through. Fried or grilled fish, Cajun-boiled corn and potatoes, $13 ($10 child’s plate). Mike Abbate, (504) 388-2452.

DIVINE MERCY, 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner, (504) 466-5016. Every Friday of Lent (excluding Good Friday), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Drive-thru. $12 per plate. Menu for Feb. 24; March 3, 17, 24, 31: fried fish, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob and a roll. Menu for March 10: Choice of fried shrimp or fish plates with French fries and corn on the cob. bdelatte@divinemercyparish.org.

GOOD SHEPHERD (Basilica of St. Stephen), on General Pershing Street behind the church. March 3, 10, 24, 31, 5-7 p.m. Drive-thru only. $12 plates include catfish, fries, corn and coleslaw. James Brady, (504) 239-11297.

LANTERN LIGHT, back parking lot of St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10 plates include catfish, mac and cheese, bread, vegetable, dessert and water. Tickets at https://lanternlight.org.

MARY QUEEN OF PEACE, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, every Friday during Lent, 5-7:30 p.m. Choice of fried or baked fish; or fried shrimp, with two sides, drink and dessert.

MATER DOLOROSA, 1230 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, behind church. March 3, 17, 31, from 5-8 p.m. $15 plate includes fried catfish, mac and cheese, coleslaw, bread and drink. Jerry Plough, KC Mater Dolorosa Chapter, (504) 723-7521.

MOST HOLY TRINITY, 501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, Lenten dinners, Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Drive-thru 4-6 p.m.; dine in from 5-7 p.m. Dinners $15 plates, either fried catfish or shrimp or combo, with fries or baked macaroni, coleslaw and hush puppies, drinks.

OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA, 1927 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans. Knights and Ladies No. 123 sponsor on Feb. 24, March 10, 24, 31; Ladies’ Guild sponsors March 3, 17; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 plate includes fish, potatoes, salad, vegetable and dessert. Carol Ali Jenkins, (504) 944-0166.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, 411 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, Feb. 22, Fish fry with macaroni, peas, salad, bread and drink.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES, 345 Westchester Blvd., Slidell, gymnasium, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5-8 p.m. Drive thru or dine in. $12 plates include fried fish or shrimp with crab-boiled”smashed potatoes,” salad, dinner roll and dessert. New item: Grilled shrimp salad, $12. Larry Chisholm, (504) 905-8527.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet, drive-thru Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5-8 p.m. $13 plates include fried fish and shrimp with fries and two sides (coleslaw, potato salad, jambalaya, Cajun potatoes, string bean casserole or mac and cheese gumbo).

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, 9016 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, KC Council Hall. All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday. Drive-thru only, 5:30-8 p.m. Catfish plates, $12, or shrimp plates, $14, with white beans and miscellaneous desserts.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, 6851 River Road, Waggaman. All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday and March 17, drive-thru available, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m. Two plates: Fried or blackened fish, Cajun-boiled corn, potatoes, homemade dinner roll; or shrimp and grits, green beans and homemade dinner roll. $15. Richard Kimball, (504) 300-3229.

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE, 312 Lafitte St, Mandeville, all Fridays of Lent from 5 - 7:30. Adult Plate: $12 Fried or baked catfish, green beans, coleslaw, french fries, bread, dessert, and drink. Childs Plate: $7 Fried catfish, choice of 2 sides, bread, dessert, and drink. Dine-in or take-out. Cash, check, or credit card accepted.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY, 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. March 3, 10, 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Catfish, french fries, coleslaw, green beans. Soft drinks, water, beer, wine, desserts sold separately.

SACRED HEART OF JESUS, Lacombe, February 24th, March 10th & March 24th; Menu and Cost: Fried Fish, Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad, string beans $12.00; Pick up or drive-thru.

ST. AGNES MEN’S CLUB, 3310 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, March 3, 17 and 31 at 5 p.m. $15 plates include fried fish and shrimp, coleslaw, bread, tea. A family bingo after the March 31 dinner at 7 p.m.

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE, 3101 Eton St., Knights of Columbus Council 9107, Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 5-8 p.m. Fish, shrimp and combo platters $12 include green beans, french fries, hush puppies and coleslaw. Gumbo $7, cheese pizza slice $2, homemade desserts and drinks. Cash and credit. www.saintandrewparish.net for surprise menu options; Wax.corey@yahoo.com.

ST. ANGELA MERICI, 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie, Msgr. Kern Center, March 10, 24, 31, 5-8 p.m. Menus: fried fish, fried shrimp, corn and shrimp soup, pizza slices. $10 child plate, $12 adult plate, $14 grilled fish or shrimp plate. Michael Cruppi (504) 616-9501 or Janet Cruppi (504) 338-2957.

ST. ANN, 3601 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie. KC Council 3465 sponsors Feb. 24, March 10, 24, 6 p.m. (drive-thru only on March 24) at cafeteria door, 4921 Meadowdale St.; $12 fried fish plate. Proceeds from March 10 dinner will benefit St. Therese Academy. Also, Men’s Club sponsors March 3, 17, 31, 6 p.m. $12 fried fish or shrimp plates; $14 combo plate.

ST. ANSELM, 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, Lenten Fridays Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 4-8 p.m. Drive-thru. Fried catfish, shrimp, crab cakes or soft shell crab (cost varies). Also, seafood gumbo and more. Parish office (985) 845-7342 or website stanselmparish.org.

ST. ANTHONY, 2685 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte. All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., then 4-7 p.m. Fried fish or shrimp or combo plates. $15 plates come with sides (vary per week). Accepting lunch delivery orders. Lenora, (504) 458-5032.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, Luling, All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday from 5pm to 7 pm. Fish plate $12 Gumbo & potato salad $12 deserts $1 drinks $1 ST. BENEDICT, 20370 Smith Road, Covington, March 7, 17, 31 from 4-7 p.m. Fish or shrimp ($12 plate) or combo ($16 plate) comes with mac and cheese, green beans, dinner roll. Parish office, (985) 892-5202.

ST. BENILDE, 1901 Division St., Metairie. Feb. 24 and March 3; March 17 and 31, drive-thru only, 5:30-8 p.m. Pre-sold tickets, call (504) 834-4980. May pick up or dine in beginning at 5 p.m.

ST. BERNARD, 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard, Lenten seafood dinners each Friday, Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Seafood gumbo, fried fish, fried shrimp, stuffed crab, shrimp jambalaya, shrimp fettuccini, white beans and shrimp, crawfish pie, baked mac and cheese, green bean casserole, potato salad, cole slaw, and plenty of desserts! Fried fish and fried shrimp dinners with two sides $20 each; stuffed crabs (two) with two sides $26; seafood plate with two sides $28; po-boy $16; and desserts $1 each. (504) 281-2267.

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, 105 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, cafeteria. March 10, 17 and 24, 5:30-7 p.m. Fried fish, shrimp or combo plates; and soft shell crab plates. All plates come with mac and cheese, hush puppies and coleslaw. Additional items may be purchased. Seafood gumbo, boiled shrimp remoulade salad.

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, 13396 River Road, Destrehan, drive-thru by school gym. March 3, 10 and 17, 4-7 p.m. Fried fish, potatoes, green salad, bread, dessert. $15.

ST. CHRISTOPHER THE MARTYR, 3900 Derbigny Street, Metairie, Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 24, 31, 6 p.m. Two drive-thru lanes (in front of school on Derbigny Street and in rear on Johnson Street). On March 31, Derbigny Street only. Fish or shrimp plates, $13; fish and shrimp combo, $14. Includes potatoes, corn, bread and salad. www.stchristophermensclub.org.

ST. CLEMENT OF ROME, 4317 Richland Ave, Metairie. March 3 and 10, 5:30-8 p.m. in Parish Center. Drive-thru available. (504) 887-7821.

ST. DOMINIC, 775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans. March 10th. Drive-through pickup only. $13 Catfish Plate includes Fried Catfish, Mac & Cheese, Fries, Bread. $4 for Slice of Cheese Pizza. Order in advance for pickup.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR/STEAM, Metairie. Fridays: March 10 and March 24. Drive-thru, take-out and dine-in options available.Visit their website: www.STEAMevents.org for details on menu, cost and times.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER, 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Fish Fry sponsored by Knights of Columbus in the cafeteria, March 3 and 17, 5:30-8 p.m. with desserts by Daughter of Isabella. Fish plates with potatoes, coleslaw, bread. Adult fish plate $14; child plate $10; gumbo, $10; pizza slice, $2. Drinks and desserts will be available. Cash or credit card. On March 31, the Men’s Club sponsors Crawfish Fest from 5-9 p.m. in the school yard.

ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL, 1050 Piety Drive, New Orleans. Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24; April 3, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or until sold out. Two pieces of fried or baked fish, mac and cheese, green peas, salad (potato or green), dessert, drink, $12. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. (504) 282-0296.

ST. HUBERT, 176 Anthony F. Monica St., Garyville, Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent except Good Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in parish hall. Fried fish, mac and cheese, vegetable, cake, $10 ($12, two filets). Sponsored by St. Hubert Beautification Society.

ST. JANE DE CHANTAL, 72054 Maple St., Abita Springs. Fish Fry, Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 4-7 p.m. Fried catfish or fried shrimp plate, $10; bowl of gumbo, $6; drinks, $1.

ST. JEROME Knights of Colombus Council 6746, 3310 Florida Avenue, Kenner. Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent from 11 am to 7 pm. The menu will include fish, shrimp and combination plates.

ST. JOACHIM, 5505 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Drive-thru only on all Fridays in Lent except Good Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fish plate, $9; shrimp plate, $11; combo plate, $13. All plates include fries, coleslaw and dessert.

ST. JOAN OF ARC, 346 Fir Street, LaPlace, drive-thru Lenten dinners every Friday except March 24, 3-7 p.m. Plates are $11 for catfish, $13 for either shrimp or combo. Parish office, (985) 652-9100.

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, 61030 Brier Lake Drive, Lacombe. March 3, 17 and 31, 4:30-7 p.m. All dinners $12. Domestic catfish, wild-caught Gulf shrimp, or combo plate; with smashed potatoes, hush puppies and green beans. Drinks and desserts are available. Merlin Schwab, (985) 707-6599.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, 15405 Hwy. 90, Paradis, March 3, 17 and 31, fried catfish dinners with white beans and rice, coleslaw and bread, $10. Pickup only at the parish hall beginning at 4 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH AND SHRINE ON THE WESTBANK, Seventh and Newton Streets, Gretna, dine in or take out from gym, March 24 from 5-7 p.m. Sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. $15 per plate. Includes fried catfish, baked macaroni, salad and bread. Shrimp and grits dinner includes fried shrimp, grits, salad and bread. Drinks and desserts available.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER Knights of Peter Claver 267, 453 Pine Street, Marrero, Every Friday during Lent from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fish plate $15, includes fried or baked fish, baked spaghetti, green beans, potato salad, dessert and drink. Specialty plates will vary from week to week for $15. Desserts available.

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL, 2001 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, March 10 drive-thru, $15 per plate. Call (504) 891-3172.

ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE, 1609 Carrollton Ave, Metairie. March 3, 10 & 17. Fresh Louisiana Seafood: Shrimp Platters, Catfish Platters, Combination Platters, French Fries, Corn, Bread, Pizza by the Slice, Drinks, 4:30pm-7:30pm Dine In or Drive Through Cash and Credit Card Accepted Entrance on Carrollton Ave. Exit onto Lake Ave.

ST. LUKE THE EVANGELIST, Slidell, All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday. $12 for baked or fried fish, 2 sides (smashed potatoes, french fries, or coleslaw) and a Hawaiian roll Delicious desserts for sale.

ST. ROSALIE, 600 2nd Ave., Harvey, All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday. Fried Fish Plate – $11.00, Fried Shrimp Plate – $13.00 Fried Fish & Shrimp Combo Plate – $12.00 Includes French Fries, Cole Slaw & Hushpuppies Homemade desserts also available to purchase - 1.00; Drive-Thru Only 600 2nd Ave., Harvey

ST. MARGARET MARY, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Drive-thru or dine in options, Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 5-8 p.m. $12 per plate for fried or baked fish, mac and cheese, garlic fries. Cash or credit card. Dave Graffagnino, (985) 201-4862.

ST. MARY MAGDALENE, 6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie, drive-thru; dine in, cafeteria. March 3 and 17, 5:30-8 p.m. $12 per plate, fried fish and shrimp with hot potatoes, coleslaw and bread. Cup of gumbo, $5; cheese pizza, $2 per slice. (504) 733-0922.

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, drive-thru or sit down dining for fish fry in the cafeteria on March 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15 plate includes fish, fries, coleslaw, bread and a drink & cheese pizza, plus a dessert table (donations appreciated). Parish office, (504) 737-4537.

ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, 6828 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, Lenten Fridays from Feb. 24 to March 31 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 per plate includes golden fried fish, baked macaroni and cheese, green peas, potato salad, bread and dessert, and a bottle of water. (504) 242-8820.

ST. PETER, 125 East 19th Ave., Covington. Drive-thru and sit down. All Fridays in Lent except Good Friday, 5-7 p.m. Catfish or shrimp, French fries, choice of potato salad or coleslaw, $12; rectory@stpeterparish.com or (985) 892-2422.

ST. PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1923 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Fried fish with potato salad, green peas, macaroni, bread and dessert, $12; Located inside church parking lot at St. Phillip and N. Roman Streets.

ST. PETER SCHOOL, 188 W. 7th Street, Reserve, every Friday during Lent from 4:30-6:30 p.m., $13 plate. Shrimp stuffed potato dinners every other Friday beginning Feb. 24; and fried fish and shrimp dinners every other Friday beginning March 3. School office, (985) 536-4296.

ST. PIUS X, 6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. March 10 & 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., cafeteria. Fried fish, salad, mac and cheese, pizza, desserts, beverages, $15. Presale tickets at www.stpiusxnola.org. Dine in. Support Boy Scout Troop, accepting cash, check, Venmo, credit cards.

VISITATION OF OUR LADY, 3520 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Ash Wednesday and every Friday during Lent except Good Friday, 5-8 p.m. Dine-in cafeteria or take out. Fried fish and shrimp plates, etouffee and more. Menu: www.vol.org.

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