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The BEST fish fry events this weekend in Dayton

There’s no better Friday pastime this time of year. 

And that means fish fry season. Sure, many fish fries have been under way for weeks. But since it’s official season now, we have three events this weekend just for you.

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Fish fries take place like clockwork during the Lenten season. These are community events that bring people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together. CONTRIBUTED


🍤🍟St. Christopher’s Lenten Fish Fry

This is part of an ongoing series of Friday night fish fries. The menu includes fried and baked Icelandic cod, green beans, corn, garlic rice pilaf, baked potatoes, french fries, cornbread, dinner rolls, mac and cheese, cole slaw, ice cream, cookies, and beverages. Reservations will be accepted and save you some money. Carryout is also available. Proceeds benefit the St. Christopher Youth Ministry mission trip.

  • When: Fridays, March 29 & April 5 & 12, 6-7:30 p.m
  • Where: St. Christopher Elementary School, 405 E. National Road, Vandalia, in the school dining hall
  • Cost: Adults are $13, children age 4-12 are $2 and kids under age 4 are free with a paying adult. Carryout available $13 all ages.
  • More info: | 937-264-9691 | Facebook

🍤🍟Antioch Shrine Potentate Fish Fry & Monte Carlo

This family friendly fish fry is happening every Friday during Lent. The menu includes fish, chicken, fries, mac & cheese, slaw and draft beer.

There will also be Monte Carlo Games and a cash bar. No carryout.

  • Where: Antioch Shrine, 107 E. First St., Dayton
  • When: Every Friday during Lent. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., serving 6-8 p.m. 
  • Cost: Adults are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Kids are $6 Age 10 and under, Age 5 and under free w/paying adult 
  • More info: Facebook  
A fish fry helmed by the Corpus Christi Fryers. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED


March 29: St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church Fish Fry

6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville

937-435-1013. 6-11 p.m. $17 at the door

March 30: Fairway Golf Club Fish Fry

Dakota Street Center, 33 Barnett St., Dayton

Dine-in all-you-can-eat fish 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Carry out and cash bar available Fish dinner: $12 - $15 at the door.Dancing until 9 p.m.

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The Hecht family and friends batter Icelandic Cod fillets to be fried at Friday night’s fish fry at Fenwick High School last March in Middletown. The Hecht family has been throwing fish fry events for more than 50 years. NICK DAGGY / STAFF
Photo: Nick Daggy