It’s the fish fry time of the year again. Even if you’re not practicing Lent, take advantage of some of the great, Friday fish fry specials around town. Here are a few of our favorites.
Among the many Lent specials offered at John Barleycorn is the all-you-can-eat fish and chips with beer battered cod, cottage fries, tarter sauce, malt vinegar and lemons. For only $8.95, this is one special worth saving your appetite for. Not feeling the fish and chips? Barleycorn is also offering a $5 pepper and egg sandwich, $12 fried fish dinner and $13 grilled mahi mahi.
Weather Mark Tavern
1503 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
For only $9.95 you can enjoy one of the best fish fry specials on the south side. Their all-you-can-eat fish fry features, fish cooked in a Cruzan rum batter, steak cut fries, red cabbage coleslaw and homemade tartar sauce. Weather Mark also features $3 Bud Light and $3 Mille Lite drafts every Friday.
Duke of Perth
2913 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657
Every Wednesday and Friday, bring your stretchy pants and $9.50, for an all-you-can-eat fish and chips dinner. Enjoy endless cod, fried in Tennant’s Lager beer batter and served with peas, chips and malt vinegar.
2251 W. Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Pizza D.O.C will be hosting a Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through Good Friday. Enjoy fried cod and perch, french fries, cole slaw and their famous German Potato Salad, all for only $12.99. Also try their Fisherman’s Platter featuring the “Catches of the day” for $15.99. Aside from their great fish offerings, Pizza D.O.C will also have live music every Friday starting at 8:00PM! Who says you can’t eat your fish and have music too?
13200 S. Baltimore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60633
From 4-8:00PM, enjoy the a la carte fried fish dinners including everything from perch to frog legs at Steve’s. Cozy up in this classic venue and grab a $1.50 Old Style draft to wash it all down.
Hagen’s Shrimp & Fish Market
5635 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60634
For a Friday fish fry on the go, look no further than Chicago’s classic fish market; Hagen’s Shrimp & Fish. This local staple has been serving fresh fish in Chicago for over 60 years. Stop in and pick up your choice of fresh fish delivered daily to cook at home or order off their extensive carry-out menu. Carry out fish dinners range from $8.40-$10.60 depending on your choice of fish. Delicious fried shrimp is also served by the pound. I would also highly recommend a side of cheese curds, crab cakes and hushpuppies!
Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Chief O’Neill’s prepares their North Atlantic Cod, dipped in a homemade Harp beer batter. Fish is fried to a perfect golden brown served with coleslaw, tartar sauce & steak-cut fries. Every Friday, enjoy their all-you-can-eat, fish fry for $11.95.
Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago