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Where to find fish fry during Lent in the Rochester area 2024

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Editor’s Note: If you know of a restaurant or non-profit organization that serves fish fry, send us the information at WROCDigital@nexstar.tv.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Next Wednesday is the first day of Lent and regardless of whether you observe or not, that means a return of fish fries!

The Rochester area has plenty of restaurants to grab a fish fry, but many churches and non-profit organizations also host fish fry dinners.

Churches:

Avon United Methodist Church: Two fish fry dinners will be held on March 15 and 22. Meals will be served at 4:30 p.m. on each day.

Central Presbyterian Church: Avon Inter-faith will be holding Lenten Lunches Tuesdays at the church from February 13 through March 26. Each luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m.

St. John the Evangelist: Same as last year, St. John in Greece will begin its traditional Lenten Fish Fry Dinner every Friday until the end of March — except Good Friday.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha: The Troop 233 Fish Dinner will be held at the Parish Center on February 23 from 3-9 p.m.

St. Rita Roman Catholic Church: Starting on the week of Lent, St. Rita in Webster will offer a Lenten Fish Dinner every Friday up until the end of Lent.

Non-Profit Organizations:

American Legion Post 1151: Post 1151 in Henrietta will hold a drive-thru fish fry for two Fridays monthly throughout Lent. You get a 12-14-ounce battered haddock filet, fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and a lemon wedge.

Fairville Volunteer Fire Department: Fairville FD’s Friday Fish Frys will be held on February 16 & 23 and throughout the month of March until the 29th. Dinners will be served at 4:30 p.m. and include a drive-thru.

Hamlin VFW: Hamlin VFW started a Friday Fish Fry in September and will continue to do it until Good Friday. The dinners are served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature entertainment afterward from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

North Java Fire Company: The 33rd annual Fish Fry will take place on Ash Wednesday available for dine-in or take-out between 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until all fish fry is sold out)

Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester: Although it’s not exclusively for Lent, the UCC announced via social media they offer fish fry every Friday with inside dining from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and take-out from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Restaurants:

Bill Gray’s: You can walk into any Bill Gray’s location and pick either a regular haddock fish fry or a mini haddock fish fry. Both are served with french fries, cole slaw, tater tots, or macaroni salad. You can also grab a haddock fish fry sandwich.

Blue Ridge Grill: Friday nights at Blue Ridge Grill is Fish Fry Night! They serve their fish fry imported from Iceland and fried in Panko breading or beer-battered. You can also get it served with clam chowder!

Blu Wolf Bistro: This bistro will offer fish fry on Fridays only — beer-battered with bent arm fries and cole slaw.

Captain Jim’s Fish Market: On the restaurant’s Facebook page, they tout that they have been a five-time winner of the title “Best Fish Fry” in Rochester since 1990 — thanks to their Fish Fry Special!

Capone’s Italian Eatery: This Italian restaurant’s fish fry is available on Fridays and is beer-battered. Served with breaded fries, tartar sauce, and coleslaw.

Charley Brown’s Restaurant: Only on Fridays, this Penfield Road restaurant serves fish fry with french fries and coleslaw.

Charlie Riedel’s Restaurant: Charlie’s locations offer both battered fish and chips, a fish fry dinner, and a mini fish fry dinner. They also offer a fish and chips menu on their kid’s menu.

Fairport Village Inn: On Fridays only, this Haddock fish fry is served beer-battered or breaded with cole slaw, tartar sauce, and french fries.

Fireside Grill & Sports Bar: All day on Friday, Fireside offers fresh fish fry both during and outside of Lent.

Henrietta Hots: Throughout Lent, this restaurant will offer its usual Friday Fish Fry on Wednesday — beer-battered haddock with cole slaw and fries!

McGinny’s on the River: McGinny’s in Rochester offers fish fry on Fridays, which comes with slaw, tartar sauce, lemon wedge, and a side.

Pita Chik: Available every day, this Mediterranean restaurant has haddock beer battered in Yuengling with fries, slaw, tartar sauce, and a lemon.

Polska Chata: This Polish restaurant offers several different combinations of fish fry on Fridays. Some of these combos include pierogis, coleslaw, butterfly shrimp, mashed potatoes, and more!

Temple Grill: During Temple Grill’s Friday Night Karaoke sessions, you can pick up a fish fry dinner — either pan-seared or fried. You can also pick up a fried haddock sandwich before you take the microphone and sing some karaoke.

Tom Wahl’s: Similarly to Bill Gray’s, Tom Wahl’s offers a haddock fish dinner, a mini haddock fish dinner, and a haddock fish sandwich.

Old Stone Tavern: Two fish fries are offered by this restaurant: Perch fish fry and Haddock fish fry. The Perch is served with two fillets on a bed of fries while the Haddock is one beer-battered fillet on a bed of fries.

Editor’s Note: If you know of a restaurant or non-profit organization that serves fish fry, send us the information at WROCDigital@nexstar.tv.

​ Editor’s Note: If you know of a restaurant or non-profit organization that serves fish fry, send us the information at WROCDigital@nexstar.tv.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Next Wednesday is the first day of Lent and regardless of whether you observe or not, that means a return of fish fries!

The Rochester area has plenty of restaurants to grab a fish fry, but many churches and non-profit organizations also host fish fry dinners.

Churches:

Avon United Methodist Church: Two fish fry dinners will be held on March 15 and 22. Meals will be served at 4:30 p.m. on each day.

Central Presbyterian Church: Avon Inter-faith will be holding Lenten Lunches Tuesdays at the church from February 13 through March 26. Each luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m.

St. John the Evangelist: Same as last year, St. John in Greece will begin its traditional Lenten Fish Fry Dinner every Friday until the end of March — except Good Friday.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha: The Troop 233 Fish Dinner will be held at the Parish Center on February 23 from 3-9 p.m.

St. Rita Roman Catholic Church: Starting on the week of Lent, St. Rita in Webster will offer a Lenten Fish Dinner every Friday up until the end of Lent.

Non-Profit Organizations:

American Legion Post 1151: Post 1151 in Henrietta will hold a drive-thru fish fry for two Fridays monthly throughout Lent. You get a 12-14-ounce battered haddock filet, fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and a lemon wedge.

Fairville Volunteer Fire Department: Fairville FD’s Friday Fish Frys will be held on February 16 & 23 and throughout the month of March until the 29th. Dinners will be served at 4:30 p.m. and include a drive-thru.

Hamlin VFW: Hamlin VFW started a Friday Fish Fry in September and will continue to do it until Good Friday. The dinners are served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature entertainment afterward from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

North Java Fire Company: The 33rd annual Fish Fry will take place on Ash Wednesday available for dine-in or take-out between 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until all fish fry is sold out)

Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester: Although it’s not exclusively for Lent, the UCC announced via social media they offer fish fry every Friday with inside dining from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and take-out from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Restaurants:

Bill Gray’s: You can walk into any Bill Gray’s location and pick either a regular haddock fish fry or a mini haddock fish fry. Both are served with french fries, cole slaw, tater tots, or macaroni salad. You can also grab a haddock fish fry sandwich.

Blue Ridge Grill: Friday nights at Blue Ridge Grill is Fish Fry Night! They serve their fish fry imported from Iceland and fried in Panko breading or beer-battered. You can also get it served with clam chowder!

Blu Wolf Bistro: This bistro will offer fish fry on Fridays only — beer-battered with bent arm fries and cole slaw.

Captain Jim’s Fish Market: On the restaurant’s Facebook page, they tout that they have been a five-time winner of the title “Best Fish Fry” in Rochester since 1990 — thanks to their Fish Fry Special!

Capone’s Italian Eatery: This Italian restaurant’s fish fry is available on Fridays and is beer-battered. Served with breaded fries, tartar sauce, and coleslaw.

Charley Brown’s Restaurant: Only on Fridays, this Penfield Road restaurant serves fish fry with french fries and coleslaw.

Charlie Riedel’s Restaurant: Charlie’s locations offer both battered fish and chips, a fish fry dinner, and a mini fish fry dinner. They also offer a fish and chips menu on their kid’s menu.

Fairport Village Inn: On Fridays only, this Haddock fish fry is served beer-battered or breaded with cole slaw, tartar sauce, and french fries.

Fireside Grill & Sports Bar: All day on Friday, Fireside offers fresh fish fry both during and outside of Lent.

Henrietta Hots: Throughout Lent, this restaurant will offer its usual Friday Fish Fry on Wednesday — beer-battered haddock with cole slaw and fries!

McGinny’s on the River: McGinny’s in Rochester offers fish fry on Fridays, which comes with slaw, tartar sauce, lemon wedge, and a side.

Pita Chik: Available every day, this Mediterranean restaurant has haddock beer battered in Yuengling with fries, slaw, tartar sauce, and a lemon.

Polska Chata: This Polish restaurant offers several different combinations of fish fry on Fridays. Some of these combos include pierogis, coleslaw, butterfly shrimp, mashed potatoes, and more!

Temple Grill: During Temple Grill’s Friday Night Karaoke sessions, you can pick up a fish fry dinner — either pan-seared or fried. You can also pick up a fried haddock sandwich before you take the microphone and sing some karaoke.

Tom Wahl’s: Similarly to Bill Gray’s, Tom Wahl’s offers a haddock fish dinner, a mini haddock fish dinner, and a haddock fish sandwich.

Old Stone Tavern: Two fish fries are offered by this restaurant: Perch fish fry and Haddock fish fry. The Perch is served with two fillets on a bed of fries while the Haddock is one beer-battered fillet on a bed of fries.

Editor’s Note: If you know of a restaurant or non-profit organization that serves fish fry, send us the information at WROCDigital@nexstar.tv. Read More Food and DrinkRochesterFirst  

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