It’s fish fry season!!!
It's a fact: the Midwest loves a fish fry.
In addition to being one of the best cold-weather meals out there, a solid fish fry is unquestionably one of the best dining deals to be found in the early part of each year.
Most typically cost $12-$20 per visit for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza of deep-fried walleye, haddock, sole, perch and cod depending on the menu.
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And don't get us started on the sides. Fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, green beans, hush puppies, desserts ... the list of accompanying options can sometimes compete with the main course for attention.
As an added bonus, most fish fry events include games of chance and the satisfying feeling that comes with knowing your money goes to benefit a good cause in the community.
There are many destinations in town that have fish fries, but here are some of the best opportunities to enjoy a fish fry in the next few months that have been announced.
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Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions.
FISH FRY SCHEDULE
310 Allen St., Dayton
All-you-can-eat fish, beer, raffles and blackjack. Must be 21 or older
Feb. 2, March 2, May 4: Eintracht Singing Society Friday Fish Fry
2707 Old Troy Pike, Dayton
All-you-can-eat baked/deep-fried cod, sausage, cabbage and noodles, baked beans, french fries, cole slaw, coffee, soda and draft beer. Dessert is an additional charge.
22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton
All-you-can-eat Icelandic cod, chicken strips, fresh sausage (hot and regular), French fries, salad, cole slaw, desserts, popcorn, ice cream, coffee, beer and soft drinks. Must be 21 or older.
Feb. 16: Irish Club of Dayton Fish Fry
6555 Dog Leg Road, Dayton
All-you-can-eat fish, sausage, fries, cole slaw and draft beer. Monte Carlo from 7-11 p.m.
Feb. 16: Polish Club Fish Fry
The Polish Club of Dayton, 1470 Valley St., Dayton
Cost: $15 at the door
More info: 937-222-8092 | Facebook
Food, drink and games of chance. Must be 21 to attend and no carryout orders.
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Feb. 16, April 20, May 18: Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Peace Fish Fry
4293 Powell Rd., Dayton
Feb. 17: 8th Annual Brick City Blast Fish Fry & Monte Carlo
Huber Heights Athletic Foundation, 5367 Fishburg Rd., Huber Heights
All-you-can-eat fish, chicken, polish sausage, French fries, baked beans and coleslaw.
Feb. 17: Holy Trinity Annual Fish Fry
Holy Trinity Parish, Trinity Center, 272 Bainbridge St., Dayton
Food from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and games from 7-11 p.m.
Tickets: $17 at the door.
More info: 937-228-1223
Ticket price includes a dinner of delicious fried fish, sausage and tasty side dishes as well as three drink tickets. Raffles, silent auction and games of chance. Must be 21 and older.
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Feb. 23: Alter High School Knight Out Fish Fry
940 E. David Rd., Kettering
This adult only event includes all-you-can-eat fish dinner, traditional beverages, local craft beer, a silent auction, blackjack, Texas Hold’em, instant bingo, wine cork pull and other adult games of chance. Carry-out or drive-thru available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The UD game will be streamed live. Food also available from Cassano’s and Philly Pretzel Factory.
Feb. 23: Dayton FOP Fish Fry
4275 Powell Road, Dayton
6 p.m.-11 p.m.,
All you can eat and drink. Hand-breaded fish, fries, cole slaw, smoked sausage and dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks.
Feb. 23: St. Anthony Catholic Church Fish Fry
830 Bowen St., Dayton
March 2: St. Brigid Fish Fry
312 Fairground Road, Xenia
March 2: Partners for Community Living Fish Fry
Huber Heights Athletic Center, 5367 Fishburg Road, Dayton
Cost: $20 at the door
DECA Prep Rec Center, 249 Squirrel Rd., Dayton
Fish, fries, sausage, cole slaw, baked beans, beer. Ages 21 and older. Carry-out orders available for $12 (5-5:45 p.m. back door pickup only). Games of chance.
March 9: Carroll High School St. Pat's Fest Fish Fry
4524 Linden Ave., Dayton
The Carroll St. Pat's Fest includes two days of gambling, live entertainment and delicious food. A traditional Friday Irish Fish Fry, plus All Irish Festival on Saturday.
March 9: The Fry at Incarnation Catholic Church
55 Williamsburg Lane, Centerville
Food including their famous fish tacos, Black Jack, Bingo, games of chance, silent auction, wine and craft beer from Warped Wing. Carryout from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12.
March 16: St. Charles Fish n' Chips Fish Fry
4600 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering
5 p.m.-midnight, $15.
All-you-can-eat fish with fries, coleslaw and unlimited soft drinks and water.
March 16: Rugby Club Fish Fry
IUE Local 755 Union Hall, 1675 Woodman Drive, Dayton
5 p.m.-11 p.m
All-you-can-eat fish, brats, fries, and other sides as well as bottomless beverages including soda and beer from Warped Wing. There will also be games of chance, raffles, silent auctions and door prizes.
March 23: Trinity Lutheran Church Fish Fry
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 N. Commerce St., Lewisburg
WHEN: 4:30-8 p.m.
COST: $12/adult, $6/kids ages 7-12, kids ages 6 and under eat free
All-you-can-eat menu includes battered and fried fish, homemade coleslaw, french fries, onion rings and your choice of drinks and desserts. Dine-in or carry-out while supplies last. For more info, call the church office (number listed above).
March 24: Chaminade Julienne Fish Fry
505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton
Ages 21 and older. Food items will include fish, polish sausage, desserts and refreshments. Games will include blackjack, poker, chuck-o-luck and more in addition to the silent auction.
Did we miss you? If your school, church, school, VFW Hall or other nonprofit organization hosts a fish fry, we want to know about it. Email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org