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Photo: Terry Hagerty
Photo: Terry Hagerty

FISH FRY GUIDE: The best places to get deep-fried, crispy, delicious fish in Dayton

It's a fact: the Midwest loves a fish fry.

Here in Dayton, there is no shortage of them with weekends packed with deep-fried deliciousness from now through April (with a few more extending into May).  

During the 40 days of Lent in particular, fish fries become more important and take on more meaning for local families who observe.  

This golden-fried crispy tradition brings people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together.  

Fish fries are reunions, they are community get-togethers, they are fundraisers and they are definitely memory makers.

The Corpus Christi Fryers have been serving up delicious, flaky fish for a good cause. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

Some of the region’s favorite annual fish fries are on the horizon. Here is a list of what’s coming up.

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The Corpus Christi Fryers have been serving up delicious, flaky fish for a good cause. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

Use this list to devise your plan to make the most of this light, flaky battered and fried seasonal celebration. We will keep updating this list as we hear about more events.

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Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions.

Here is a list of upcoming fish fry events:

March 13: Sacred Heart Fish Fry 

209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle 

937-845-3121, 5-7 p.m., $12

March 13: North Dayton Anglers and Conservation Club 

1924 Valley St., Dayton 

937-236-9120, 6-8:30 p.m., $10 at the door

March 13: Carroll High School St. Pat's Fest Fish Fry

4524 Linden Ave., Dayton

937-253-8188. 6 p.m.-midnight, $20 at the door

March 13: Dayton Metro Police Softball Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser and Monte Carlo

ABP Hall, 1675 Woodman Drive, Dayton

937-673-1265, 6-11 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door

 

March 13: St. Christopher's Fish Fry 

435 E. National Rd., Vandalia 

937-898-3542, 6-7:30 p.m., $20

March 13: Antioch Shrine Fish Fry 

107 E. First St., Dayton 

937-236-9120, 6-8 p.m., $15 at the door

March 13: Eintracht Fish Fry Friday 

2707 Troy St., Dayton

937-233-6622, 6-8 p.m., $14 at the door

March 14: Warrior Softball Fish Fry 

1123 S. Brown School Road, Vandalia 

6-11 p.m., $12 at the door

March 20: Sacred Heart Fish Fry 

209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle 

937-845-3121, 5-7 p.m., $12

March 20: Dayton Area Rugby Club’s Fish Fry 

ABP Hall, 1675 Woodman Drive, Dayton

info@daytonrugby.com, 5-11 p.m., $25 at the door

March 20: St. Christopher's Fish Fry 

435 E. National Rd., Vandalia 

937-898-3542, 6-7:30 p.m., $20

March 20: St. Charles Fish and Chips 

4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering 

937-434-6081, 7 p.m.-midnight, $15

March 21: Chaminade Julienne Fish Fry

505 S. Ludlow St.,Dayton

937-461-3740, 6-11 p.m. $20 at the door.

March 27: Sacred Heart Fish Fry 

209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle 

937-845-3121, 5-7 p.m., $12

March 27: St. Christopher's Fish Fry 

435 E. National Rd., Vandalia 

937-898-3542, 6-7:30 p.m., $20

March 27: Antioch Shrine Fish Fry 

107 E. First St., Dayton 

937-236-9120, 6-8 p.m., $15 at the door

March 28: St. Peter Fish Fry 

6161 Chambersburg Rd., Huber Heights 

937-233-1503, 5:30-11 p.m., $20 at the door

April 3: Ascension Fish Fry

2025 Woodman Drive, Kettering 

937-253-5171, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $15

April 3: Church of the Transfiguration Fish Fry 

972 S. Miami St., West Milton 

937-698-4520, $13

April 3: Sacred Heart Fish Fry 

209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle 

937-845-3121, 5-7 p.m., $12

April 3: St. Christopher's Fish Fry 

435 E. National Rd., Vandalia 

937-898-3542, 6-7:30 p.m., $20

April 3: Partners For Community Living: Geraldo's Fish Fry 

5367 Fishburg Road, Dayton 

937-278-0791, 6-11 p.m., $20 at the door

April 3: Eintracht Fish Fry Friday 

2707 Troy St., Dayton

937-233-6622, 6-8 p.m., $14 at the door

May 1: Eintracht Fish Fry Friday 

2707 Troy St., Dayton

937-233-6622, 6-8 p.m., $14 at the door

Oct. 9: Eintracht Fish Fry Friday 

2707 Troy St., Dayton

937-233-6622, 6-8 p.m., $14 at the door

Nov. 13: Eintracht Fish Fry Friday 

2707 Troy St., Dayton

937-233-6622, 6-8 p.m., $14 at the door

Did we miss you? 

If you know of other fish fry events that didn't make this list, send a message to alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com with complete information.

It's fish fry season. Friday night fish fries are a constant at churches, schools and community groups throughout Lenten season. CONTRIBUTED

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