Ephiphany of Our Lord - 6596 Smiley Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139r

Wayfinding / Greening

No signs leading to the fish fry or cafeteria.  No easily posted menu.  The menu is up high, scoreboard style.  Everything is a-la-carte  which is my least favorite ordering style.  Mixed on greening.  Real plates and silverware, and also good use of bulk condiments to cut down on individual packets.  But also a lot of styrofoam.  We got there at 5:30 and just got ahead of the dinner rush. We only waited about 5 minutes, but the line quickly grew to a 10-20 minute wait.


Triangle cod pieces, which was not a good sign.  I went with the fried catfish.  I'm not a big fan of catfish in general.  I should have went with the fried shrimp.  My daughter went with the shrimp and was very happy with it.  Other main dish included fried jack salmon.  No baked options.  Sides included applesauce, jello, mac and cheese, cole slaw (both creamy and vinaigrette), spaghetti, green beans, and cold bean salad.  Good selection of desserts.  The cold bean salad was a highlight.  My homemade crisp dessert was also very good.  Wasn't a big fan of my fried catfish, I should have went with the shrimp.


Great value!  $28 for our family of five (actually $27.85).  Everything is a-la-carte however, which  always makes me nervous.  We've only been to two fish fries with complete a-la-carte pricing (even bread is $0.15).  To me a-la-carte pricing is like going to Target or Home Depot to pick up something simple like batteries - you go in for a simple item, you end up with multiple items and a $65 bill.  So I was pleasantly surprised when our fish fry bill was less than $28.  Meals include tea, I think?  Beer was $2.  Wine was $2 or $3.   


Good atmosphere with a crowded gymnasium and real chairs and tables.  Super friendly volunteers.  A nice touch was the volunteers coming around to refill your water cups.  They even asked how our meal was.  Very quick to come pick up your plates and trays.

2.5 to 3 out of 4
Overall a very enjoyable fish fry.  Great value!  They might make our top ten list for value.
Volunteers were great and the table refilling of water was a very nice touch.  Also the real plates, silverware, and coffee cups were nice.  The main downer was the pre-breaded cod triangles.  Good Cod is key for the Friday Night Fish review, so this aspect was a little disappointing.  Although, I'm not a fan of a-la-carte, it can make for a great value, especially if you have kids that are picky eaters.  Our sister and brother-in-law went with us, and their total was only a little over $10.  

Reviewed 3/14/2014

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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