St. Margaret of Scotland - 3854 Flad Ave St. Louis, MO 63110

Wayfinding / Greening

St. Margaret's is a once a year, "reservation" fish fry, so there isn't much wayfinding or menus needed.  Volunteers and youth helped direct visitors to the cafeteria.  Ordering was simple and straightforward.  Since you can pay in advance when you RSVP, paying was simple.  You just check-in and confirm your reservation and payment.  Paper plates, plastic silverware.  Recycling for cans.  


Outstanding Cod.  Beer battered coating is delicious and unique.  You won't find such delicious batter at too many other fish fries.  Cod was moist and perfectly fried.  If you like mac and cheese and cole slaw as sides - great!  If not, you are out of luck.  Mac and cheese and cole slaw were excellent, especially the mac and cheese. Dessert was simple - Italian ice.  Water and lemonade.  Beer was 4-Hands Citywide.


Good value.  Only $8 for adults with a big piece of Cod and good sized sides.  Beer was $3.  


Typical school cafeteria with round tables.  Large crowd so a good buzz of activity and conversation.   Very friendly volunteers and youth did a great job clearing tables and trays.  We had multiple visits from volunteers asking to take our plates and trays (nice customer service!).  

3.5 out of 4
St. Margaret of Scotland is a once a year fish fry.  And although some walk-ins are allowed, it is usually a reservation only fish fry - so make sure you check the St. Margaret website early in the fish fry season.  The beer battered Cod is excellent and unique among fish fries in the region.  There's no choice on sides, you get cole slaw and mac and cheese, but the sides are excellent.  Plus, a fish fry with 4-Hands beer!  Great job St. Margaret of Scotland!


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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