St. Peter - 243 West Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO

Wayfinding / Greening
(3 out of 4 Fishes)

Not the greatest wayfinding. You have to park then cross the street to get to the cafeteria and school. We saw some people headed inside, otherwise not the most obvious. Smaller cafeteria makes you have to work your way through the tables to get to the line. One large menu near the line, but plenty of paper menus. You pay after you get your food. I just said two adult and three kids dinners, no questions asked, but my brother-in-law had to show his tray to confirm his order. He must have seemed more shifty.
They used real plates and silverware! Of course by real plates I mean school cafeteria trays, but at least they were re-usable. So that rates high on greening. Styrofoam cups though, and condiment packages. Also, no visible recycling for the soda cans.

Food

The standard fare of fried cod, french fries, and hush puppies were not the strongest aspect. Cod was pre-breaded and average. Fries weren't crisp. The highlights, however, was the lemon baked fish. My wife had it and it was very good. Also the sides such as the mac and cheese, baked apple, applesauce, and slaw were all excellent. Another outstanding extra was the side salad-highly recommended! Also, they have different specials each week. This week was fried bay scallops and escalloped apples. We didn't try the scallops, but the apples were good. Most of the desserts were homemade. My brownie was excellent.

Value

Great value! Definitely top ranked. $6 for adult plate with two sides. $3 for kids plates. Plates included lemonade, tea, coffee, or milk. Desserts were $0.50. Sodas $0.75. Our family of five ate for $23.

Atmosphere


Cafeteria was a little cramped. Line has to sneak through the tables. Plastic cafeteria chairs. But overall good buzz. Was about the right size for the crowd. Full, but not overcrowded. Everyone very friendly and the staff was helpful.

Overall2.5 out of 4 Fishes. A Southern Baptist friendly fish fry - no beer or wine. So maybe a true tribute to abstinence during lent. However, if you do need a drink, downtown Kirkwood is just a block away for a post dinner night cap. Overall a good fish fry. If you are not looking for top notch fried cod, the other selections were very good. Plus, any real plates and silverware is worth high praise!

Reviewed 2/19/10

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Reviews and Articles
2012 - St. Louis Magazine article about St. Peter's

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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, so never finished a year end recap, so sorry!

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