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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

Many — not all — of the region's favorite annual fish fries have been announced and are coming up in the next several months. 

These are community events that bring people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together. 

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Use this list to make a plan to enjoy some of that deep-fried moist fish housed in a golden crispy shell that is just what the Lenten season calls for. 

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

The sides, the beer and the games are all wonderful compliments, but it's that haddock, sole, cod, perch and walleye that keeps us all coming back for more. 

If your school, church, VFW Hall or other nonprofit organization (sorry, no restaurants or taverns) hosts a fish fry, we want to know about it. Send a message to alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com and contact@dayton.com and we will try to include it in future coverage. 

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

Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change. We highly recommend you call first if you have specific questions and to confirm details. Most of these offer advance tickets at a discount, which is an added incentive to reach out.

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

FISH FRY SCHEDULE

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.   

April 5: Partners for Community Living Fish Fry

Huber Heights Athletic Center, 5367 Fishburg Rd. Dayton

http://partnersohio.com/news-events/fish-fry

6-11 p.m. $20

April 5: Eintracht Singing Society Fish Fry

2707 Troy St., Dayton

937-233-6622. 6-8 p.m. $14.

Menu: Fried and baked cod fish, baked beans, french fries, coleslaw, sausage, metts, noodle and cabbage casserole, beer, soda and coffee. Desserts will be sold for $1 each.

April 12: North Dayton Anglers and Conservation Club Fish Fry

1924 Valley St., Dayton

937-236-9120. 6-8:30 p.m. $10

April 12: Church of the Transfiguration

972 S. Miami St., West Milton

937-698-4520. 6-9 p.m. $10

April 12: Gem City & Junior Gems Roller Derby Fish Fry 

Huber Heights American Legion, 5046 Nebraska Ave., Dayton 

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. 

Menu includes fried fish, green beans, coleslaw, cornbread, Mac and cheese, tea and lemonade. 

There will be a cash bar, 50/50, 213 pull tabs, a bake sale and Gem City merchandise and raffle items. 

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 contact@dayton.com

It's fish fry season. Friday night fish fries are a constant at churches, schools and community groups throughout Lenten season. CONTRIBUTED
The Corpus Christi Fryers have been serving up delicious, flaky fish for a good cause. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

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