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Photo: Terry Hagerty
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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.

Locally, there is no shortage of them with weekends packed with opportunity from now through March.

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

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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 have been announced and with dates coming up in the next several months and others will be announced soon.

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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 provide updated listings in the Life and GO! sections throughout the season.

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 so far:

Jan. 17: Polish Club of Dayton Fish Fry

1470 Valley St., Dayton

937-222-8092, 6-10 p.m., $13-15

Jan. 18: All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry at West Alexandria American Legion Post #322

1477 OH-503, West Alexandria

937-839-4825, 5-7 p.m., $9

Jan. 18: BOS Electric Supply Softball Fish Fry

ABP Hall, 1675 Woodman Dr., Dayton

937-510-3133, 6-11 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Jan. 24: St. Albert the Great

3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

937-293-1191, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Jan. 24: Emmanuel St. Vincent DePaul Fish Fry

267 Bainbridge St., Dayton

937-901-4194, 6-10 p.m., $15 at the door

Jan. 25: St. Helen Booster Club Fish Fry

605 Granville Place, Dayton

937-256-1761, 6-11 p.m., $20 at the door

Jan. 25: St. Christopher's Fish Fry

435 E. National Road, Vandalia

937-898-3542, 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

Jan. 31: Chubby Chaser Fish Fry

ABP Hall, 1675 Woodman Dr., Dayton

6-11 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Feb 7: St. Mary’s Fish Fry (21 and over only) 

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 310 Allen St., Dayton

937-256-5633, $18 in advance, $20 at the door

Feb. 8: Bishop Leibold School Monte Carlo Fish Fry

6696 N. Springboro Pike, Dayton

(937) 434-9231, 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

Feb. 14: Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry

22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton

937-228-8802, 5:30-10:30 p.m., $17 at the door

Feb. 14: North Dayton Anglers & Gun Club Fish Fry

1924 Valley St., Dayton

937-236-9120, 6-8:30

Feb. 15: Brick City Blast Baseball Fish Fry

5367 Fishburg Road, Huber Heights

937-233-8618. 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

Feb. 28: St. Anthony Catholic Church Fish Fry

830 Bowen St., Dayton

937-253-9132, 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

March 6: Church of the Incarnation Fish Fry

55 Williamsburg Lane, Centerville

937-433-1188, 6-11 p.m., $18 at the door

March 7: Dayton Jets Fish Fry Fundraiser

ABP Hall, 1675 Woodman Dr., Dayton 

6-11 p.m.,$10 in advance, $12 at the door

March 7: Tecumseh Arrows YFC Fish Fry & Monte Carlo

Sacred Heart Parish, 209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle

6-11 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 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 20: Dayton Area Rugby Club’s Fish Fry 

ABP  Hall, 1675 Woodman Dr., Dayton

info@daytonrugby.com, 5-11 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door

March 21: Chaminade Julienne Fish Fry

505 S. Ludlow St.,Dayton

937-461-3740. 6-11 p.m. Cost info TBD.

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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