St. Henry's - West Main, Belleville, IL

Wayfinding / Greening:
(3 out of 4 Fishes)

Big sign out on the street and you could smell the fish coming down the block. Which building the fish fry was in wasn't obvious, but it was easy to follow the crowd. Menu sign when you walked in the door. Although there was a line by 5:00, efficient moving people through. Ordering and paying are seperate stations. Plastic plates and silverware. Condiments in packages.


Great Cod! Maybe the equal of Christ the King. Walleye was also great. Sides were limited, but good. Slaw was excellent and fries were nices and crispy. Hushpuppies were just right. Desserts were home made.

$8 for plate with two sides. Portions were big. Drinks and dessert were not included. Desserts $0.75 to $1.25, coffee $0.50, and beer $2. No kids meal, but the multi-piece cod was easy to share.
Lively buzz in the high ceiling, vaulted gymnasium. Line and food stations were on the perimeter of the tables, so alot of good people watching. Seats at row long tables. The only negative was the constant anoucement of take out numbers.

Overall:3.5 out of 4. Simple, but well done! Cod was excellent. Worth the drive to Illinois and a chance to visit the great town of Belleville.

Reviewed 2/27/09

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2010 - Riverfront Times review


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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