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

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. 

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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. 

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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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One notable place for fish on Friday is the wonderful Fish Fry at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Carlisle.

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

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 (Nick Daggy)


Feb. 2: St. Mary Fish Fry 

310 Allen St., Dayton 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15 

All-you-can-eat fish, beer, raffles and blackjack. Must be 21 or older


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Feb. 2, March 2, May 4: Eintracht Singing Society Friday Fish Fry 

2707 Old Troy Pike, Dayton 

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $14 

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.




Feb. 9: Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry 

22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton 

6-10 p.m.

Cost: $17

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 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15


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

6-10 p.m.

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.

>> Event info

Feb. 16, April 20, May 18: Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Peace Fish Fry 

4293 Powell Rd., Dayton 

6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $12




Feb. 17: 8th Annual Brick City Blast Fish Fry & Monte Carlo 

Huber Heights Athletic Foundation, 5367 Fishburg Rd., Huber Heights 

6-11 p.m. 

Cost: $15

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.

>> Event info

Feb. 23: Alter High School Knight Out Fish Fry 

940 E. David Rd., Kettering 

7 p.m.-midnight

Cost: 15 

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., 

Cost: $15

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 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15



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March 2: St. Brigid Fish Fry 

312 Fairground Road, Xenia 

6 p.m.

Cost: $15 



March 2: Partners for Community Living Fish Fry 

Huber Heights Athletic Center, 5367 Fishburg Road, Dayton 

6-11 p.m. 

Cost: $20 at the door 




March 3: Our Lady of Grace Parish Fish Fry 

DECA Prep Rec Center, 249 Squirrel Rd., Dayton 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15

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 

6 p.m.-midnight

Cost: $20 

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 

7 p.m.-midnight

Cost: $20


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.

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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

Cost: $25

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

INFO: 937-962-2741

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 

6-11 p.m. 

Cost: $20

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.



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