Fish Fry Season has Begun!!

Fish fry season is here! The cod will be frying, the volunteers will be friendly, the dining halls will be abuzz with fish fry aficionados, and there will be lines of people who will be jealously eyeing the full plates of those just served. All the sites and sounds that make St. Louis fish fries such a great community event.

The Friday Night Fish family tried to start Ash Wednesday at Seven Holy Founders.  According to St. Louis Review they were supposed to have a March 9th Fish Fry, but a quick double check of their bulletin showed no fish fry.  So with a 5:30 daughter piano lesson pick-up and a 7pm choir commitment, the Family stayed fairly close and went to St. Michael's in Shrewsbury.  This Friday we will head up to Our Lady of Guadalupe.  First reviews will be posted this weekend.

Our other trips for 2011?  We'll be at the Lake of the Ozarks one weekend, so we've identified a fish fry down there.  At least one Illinois fish fry, probably Freeburg.  We've promised some friends to go out to St. Charles.  So we have a couple still to schedule.  Always subject to change! 

Be sure to come back in a few weeks (March 18!) to vote for your favorite fish fry in the 2011 Fish Fry Poll!


  1. Over at the 13 Blog, we're anxiously awaiting the fish fry season, too. It's been a fun year of slingers and beers...but there's something about those fish frys!

    Last year, I did cod at every one, this year, I'm doing catfish at every one.

  2. Here is my review if St. Michael's fish fry:


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