St. John Lalande -805 NW R D Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Wayfinding / Greening
(2 out of 4 fishes)
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.

Food

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.

Value

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).  

Atmosphere

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.  

Overall
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).  

Reviewed
2/12/2016





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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