Mary Queen of Peace - 676 W Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119

Wayfinding / Greening:
(2 out of 4 Fishes)

Sign by road is all for wayfinding, no directions to door. Styrofoam plates, however they did have can recycling. Ordering and payment was in advance.
Ordering was simple, and there were two lines to quickly move everyone through.  No fancy wayfinding, but effective 8.5x11" black and white signs lead you to the cafeteria.   They recycle cans, but still lots of styrofoam plates.  


Cod was good, but overall about average. Sides, however, were excellent and some of the best anywhere. Spaghetti, green beans with peppers and tomatoes, rice pilaf, mac and cheese, corn bread - everything was made with care! Even the kids cheese pizza wast tasty. Homemade style chips. Also had baked tilapia.
The fish fry is catered by Russo's and served by volunteers.  So there is a slight asterisk to this fish fry.  With that disclaimer, the sides were very good.  The green beans and the chips are a highlight.  The Cod was OK, I ended up using tartar sauce.  And because of it being catered, it wasn't piping hot from the fryer as you'll get at some fish fries.  


$7 for 2 pieces of Cod, $8 for 3 pieces, included lemonade/coffee and dessert. We were stuffed! Kids meal was $4, but one slice of pizza was plenty for two kids under 6 years old.
Good value.  $10 for adult plate of either Cod, shrimp, or salmon, with dessert.  $4 craft beer/wine.  $3 domestic beer. 


We got there at 5:30 and from then to 6:30, it was packed. Lively and friendly. Only downside, no-one cleared tables though.
Comfortably crowded at 5:30, but you could easily move through the line.  Someone was quick to recycle my can.

3.0 out of 4. Only held twice over Lent, so volunteers weren't quite as efficient as other places. Sides were definitely the highlight. Come early (before 5:30 to beat the big crowd).
Mary Queen of Peace is a "catered" fish fry from Russo's served by volunteers.  Sides are a highlight and a they had 3-4 craft beers. We may have had them ranked too high in 2008, but still a good, solid and enjoyable fish fry.

Reviewed 2/15/08
Reviewed 3/24/17

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Year End Reviews

Sometimes it is hard to compare fish fries from year to year. Comparing that Cod from 2014 to 2008 can be a little tough. With that in mind, below is a yearly re-cap for each of the following years. We got a little busy in 2015, then 2017-2019 went by in a blur, so we are missing a few years, so sorry!

2020 Year End Recap
2016 Year End Recap
2014 Year End Recap

Fan Poll Winners - Best Fish Fry

Every year Friday Night Fish hosts a fan poll to crown a yearly fan favorite Fish Fry. It's a two step process with Round 1 selecting five finalists, and Round 2 voting from the final five to crown the yearly fan champion. So get ready every year for the annual poll and get your supporters voting for your favorite fish fry! We had some voting "irregularities" in 2014, so we discontinued the poll (for now).

For a recap of past winners see Past Fan Poll Winners.

Past "Fan Poll-Favorite Fish Fry" Winners:
2014: First place tie: Christ, Prince of Peace, Ballwin; Saint Mary Magdalen, Brentwood; St. Ferdinand, Florissant
2013: Saint Mary Magdalen, Brentwood
2012: St. Rose Philippine Duschesne, Florissant
2011: St. Pius, St. Louis
2010: St. Gerard Majella, Kirkwood