St. Martin of Tours - 610 W. Ripa, Lemay, MO

Wayfinding / Greening:

A sign out at the intersection of Telegraph, almost a mile from the church, had me thinking that it would have great wayfinding. But that was the only sign until you got inside the cafeteria. Small menu signs were hard to read and they needed a menu sign when you got your food, because it was easy to forget the choice of sides by the time you paid to the front of the line. A bit of a line right at 5:15, but not bad. No line after 5:30. Pay first and then stand in line. Honor system for desserts. Styrofoam plates, but plastic cups and they do encourage recycling.


Average, pre-breaded Cod. Side were OK too: mac and cheese, beans, corn, and spaghetti. The exception was the cole slaw which was outstanding! Choice of creamy of vinegar style cole slaw. Catfish and shrimp also available. Clam chowder was a different and welcome option. Homemade desserts!


Great value, maybe one of the best! $6.50 for adult plate with 3-sides, dessert and drink included. Drinks were tea, water, and orange drink. Kids plates for $4.50. Kids got 3-sides too.


Cozy cafeteria was the right size for the crowd. Felt more like a family re-union size crowd. Very friendly, a greeter greeted everyone as they came in. School kids were prompt with table clean up.

3 out of 4. Not high ranking on the food, but value and friendliness gives it a 3. Cole slaw was a highlight. Plus, one of the few churches with a comment card on all the tables. Any fish fry who looks to self improve deserves a high score.

Reviewed 4/10/09

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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