A few small yard signs dot the perimeter of the parking lot. Not much else leading you to the parish center. The sponsor of the fish fry is prominently displayed. A few menus are up, but you don't really have to choose when you order. Ordering is simple, either adults or kid meals. About a 5 minute wait at 5:30pm. The line moves in stages. First - fried or baked fish and green beans, then the bread station, then the french fry and potato bar station. Lots of styrofoam, including styrofoam cups from one of the other sponsors, backyard burgers. They did have bulk condiments, so limited waste on condiment packages.
Average Cod. Pieces were on the thin side so the frying results in some crisp, slightly overcooked pieces. Highlight was the baked potato bar. You get a baked potato then fixings including sour cream, cheese, onions, and broccoli soup. Plus you can get french fries too! Fish choices were baked or fried. Other sides included green beans, mac and cheese, and salad. Good selection of desserts.
Good overall value. $10 for adults and $5 for kids. $30 max for families (not sure max size of families - could the Duggar family eat here for $30??). Dessert and drinks included (tea or lemonade).
Big crowd and crowded cafeteria. Nice round tables and real chairs. Friendly volunteers were quick to take empty plates and help brought older patrons their drinks since it was hard to navigate between the crowded tables. Being close to KC, too many blue shirts for this Cardinal loving fish fry family, but hey, let them have their fun every 30 years.
2.5 out of 4. Good solid fish fry. Just a short 229 miles from St. Louis - so swing on by! We were headed to Kansas to visit family, so was looking for a fish fry close to the interstate. This did the trick! Interesting use of sponsors. No beer (or wine).
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