St. Catherine Laboure - 9740 Sappington Road, Sunset Hills, MO 63128

Wayfinding / Greening
 1 out of 4 fishes.

A couple of signs along the road, but no other signs except for a hand-written menu sign. Menu sign was hard to read, but didn't really matter as the choices were either adult or kid plate. You payed then made your choices for entrees and sides as you got your food. Fairly long line at 5:30, but line moved efficiently and only about a 5-10 minute wait. Styrofoam plates and plastic silverware. No visible recycling even with cans of soda and beer sold. Bulk condiments though, instead of individual packets.

Food


Very good Cod. Hand breaded cod nuggets were very tasty. Passed the test of still wanting more, even when I was finished. The only downside to the Cod was that it could have been hotter. Part of this was by the time I got my drinks, kids' drinks, and kids' ketchup, it may have delayed biting into the prime Cod temperature. Other sides were well done. Vegetable medley and baked potato were nice options for those who don't want everything fried. Speaking of fried, the french fries were nice and crispy. Pasta, apple sauce, and cole slaw were other sides. Other entrees included baked tilapia or salmon, and cheese pizza for kids. Good selection of desserts.

Value


Good value. $8 for adult plates, $6 for kid plates which included two sides, plus apple
sauce or cole slaw. Plates also included drinks (lemonade, water, and coffee) and dessert. Beer was $2 a can. Soda also available. For our family of five it was $34.

Atmosphere


Very crowded cafeteria with mostly cafeteria style tables with bench seating, but also some tables with chairs. Lively din of conversation. It appeared there would be no room to sit, but spaces always cleared up. Low ceiling cafeteria was a bit dated, and as mentioned very crowded (there were a few close calls with the kids almost spilling their desserts by bumping into people on the way back to the table), but very lively and festive crowd.

Overall
3 out of 4.  Good solid fish fry. Food was a highlight and non-fried options with the vegetable medley and baked potato were welcomed additions. Anyplace with good Cod is always worth a visit. If you go later in the fish fry season when it is warmer and stays light longer, the playground adjacent to the cafeteria is a bonus if you have kids. Even in the dark and the temperature dropping, the playground was busy with kids and our kids had a great time too. Our kids wanted to come back to the fish fry in the future just to visit the playground.

Reviewed:  2/24/2012

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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