13 Best Fish Fries in Cincinnati For Lent 2021

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fish fry with fries and coleslaw

With Lent in full swing, we all know what that means…it’s time to find the best fish fries in Cincinnati!  I’m a little late with getting you this list, but there’s still time to check out one of the Fish Fries on this list.

How Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Fish Fries This Year?

Just like everything else, the pandemic has taken it’s toll on good old-fashioned fish fries, too.  I remember when almost every Catholic church in town offered at one Friday night fish fry, but things have changed. 

Although most of these fish fry feasts are carryout or drive-thru only because of the pandemic, there are still dozens of fish fries to choose from.   

1. St. Margaret of York 

St. Margaret of York isn’t hosting their fish fry this year, but they’re making sure you’re taken care of, nonetheless. Off the Hook Fish and Chips food truck will be in their parking lot every Friday in March 5-7:30 PM.  

Address: 9499 Columbia Rd. Loveland, OH 45140

Phone: 513-697-3100 

2. Lehr’s Prime Market 

Lehr’s Prime Market‘s famous haddock sandwich is back every Friday 11-7 PM during Lent! The plate is $12 and includes hush puppies and coleslaw. 

Address: 740 Main St. Milford, OH 45150 

Phone: 513-831-3414 

3. Joella’s Hot Chicken 

Joella’s Hot Chicken is offering two tasty options through April 2 at both Ohio locations. You’ll have the choice of a crispy cod sandwich or plate with the option to pick any of Joella’s six heat levels. Get a North-Atlantic wild caught meal Wednesdays-Fridays this Lent season at either location. 

Locations: 

The Banks – Every Day 11-7:30 PM 

180 E Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Phone: 513-345-6786 

Deerfield Town Center – Sun-Thurs 11-9 PM Fri-Sat 11-10 PM 

5016 Deerfield Blvd. Mason, OH 45050 

Phone: 513-548-0800 

4. American Legion Post #484 

Enjoy a large menu of options every Friday during Lent, including Good Friday at the local American Legion Post #484 in Mt. Washington. This is a kid-friendly feast including fish, shrimp, BBQ, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, French fries, apple sauce, and coleslaw. Meals are served from 4:30-8 PM. 

Address: 1837 Sutton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230 

Phone: 513-231-7351 

5. Guardian Angels Parish 

You’ll find another kid-friendly menu at Guardian Angels Parish drive-thru fish fry! Their menu includes pizza from LaRosa’s and runs through March 26, 5-7 PM. Drive on up and catch their last fish fry of the year! 

Address: 6531 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230 

Phone: 513-231-7440 

6. Dixie Heights Marching Band 

Guys, this one has crab cakes! Come to the Dixie Heights High School concession stand for a variety of meal options that include mac and cheese, pizza, and more.  You can check out the full menu here, but hurry, their last fish fry is March 26, 4-7 PM. 

Address: 3010 Dixie Highway Edgewood, KY 41017 

Phone: 859-341-7650 

7. Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry 

Y’all, this one might be the most extensive menu for a fish fry I’ve ever seen.  Mary, Queen of Heaven Church could also be called Queen of Fish Fry!  There’s grilled cheese, multiple choices of fish, shrimp, mac and cheese, tomato soup, and more! The church is running double drive-thrus, filling orders that are placed online at MQHParish.com. 

Address: 1150 Donaldson Highway Erlanger, KY 41018 

Phone: 859-525-6909 

8. Jeanetta’s Fish Bar Fish Frydays 

A place that knows how to do a fish fry right is a fish bar, am I right? Jeanetta’s Fish Bar is normally only open Saturdays and Sundays, but is opening their doors Fridays 4-7 PM during Lent! They will be open Good Friday, and will continue to hold Friday hours from now on since they received such a positive response during Fish Frydays this year.  

Try the Cod Almighty or Whiting as a basket or sandwich. There’s also salmon, which is air fried and seasoned with Jeanetta’s special blend of spices. With a variety of sides to choose from, there’s no going wrong at this fish fry. 

Address: 607 Shepherd Dr. Lockland, OH 45215 Suite 12 (also available through DoorDash)  

Phone: 513-532-4773 

9. Germania Society 

If you’re looking for a boozy fish fry, check out the Germania Society’s extensive beer list to help wash down your fish. Their menu is the first I’ve seen to feature clam chowder, along with greens and dessert. March 26 is their last fish fry, 5-8 PM. 

Address: 3529 W Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45251 

Phone: 513-742-0060 

10. Kolping Society 

Check out the Kolping Society’s drive-thru for your choice of a fried or baked fish dinner. There’s also a shrimp dinner featured along with three German beers. Take your meal across the street and have a picnic in Winton Woods! March 26 is your last chance to enjoy this fish fry 5:30-7:30 PM. 

Address: 10235 Mill Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45231 

Phone: 513-851-7951 

11. Newtown Civic League  

If you’re on the East side of town and have little ones, this fish fry might be the one for you. The Newtown Civic League is offering a carryout only menu, but get this…it’s at the firehouse. Little ones will love to get a glimpse of a firetruck while waiting in line for food! You have TWO more chances to catch this fish fry because it’s on Good Friday as well. Get your meals at the Newtown Fire Station 5-7:30 PM. 

Address: 7036 Main St. Newtown, OH 45244 

12. R & R Quality Meats 

If you’re on the West side of town, this one might be for you. On top of beer battered cod, R & R Quality Meat’s menu offers fish tacos! Stop by for carryout up until Good Friday for lunch or dinner. Lunch: 11:30-2 PM (and)/or 4:30-6:30 PM. 

Address: 4023 Harrison Ave. Cheviot, OH 45211 

Phone: 513-661-3254 

13. St. James Fish Fry “God and Cod” 

Your last chance to grab these flavorful filets is this Friday, March 26. The St. James “God and Cod” Fish Fry menu is pretty robust and includes fried and baked fish options. LaRosa’s, apple sauce, green beans, and mac and cheese are also served, so bring even your littlest loved ones 4:30-7 PM! 

Address: 3565 Hubble Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45247 

Phone: 513-741-5300 

14. St. Columban 

Here is another menu offering pizza, but this time it’s Jet’s! Mac and cheese, baked potatoes, green beans, and apple sauce are featured for the kids. How often do you see buffalo shrimp? Well, you can try it at St. Columban along with salmon and fish tacos. March 26 is the last fish fry, 5-8 PM. 

Address: 894 Oakland Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 

Phone: 513-683-0105 

Where Is Your Favorite Fish Fry In Cincinnati?

Did you visit any of these fish fries this year or in the past? 

Leave a comment below and let me know where your favorite fish fry is in Cincinnati.  Happy Lent!

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