The Friday Fish Fry is a Wisconsin tradition but, historically, it is a Roman Catholic invention. Friday, because of Good Friday; Fish, because it is a time of sacrifice, so no meat; and Fry, because...well, because fried food is yummy, and it's easy to make a lot all at once!
Though there are plenty of local restaurants that serve up a good Friday Fish Fry, during this season, many of the area churches will be getting in on the action, and everyone in the community is invited.
St. Mary's Church opens their doors in the St. Mary's School cafeteria at 446 N. Johnson St. in Port Washington on Friday, January 29th, from 4:30-7:30. They offer beer battered haddock, shrimp or baked poor man's lobster for $11 for adults and $5/child. In a hurry? They even have a drive-thru option - just call ahead at (262) 284-2441. Should you choose to dine in, there are plenty of options for the non-fish lovers in your life, including a salad bar, baked potato, cheese pizza, and macaroni and cheese for just $5/adult and $3/child.
Port Catholic will host the remainder of the Fish Fry dates at the same location: February 19th, March 4th and March 18th.
Divine Savior Catholic School in Fredonia also hosts a Friday Fish Fry beginning January 29th from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Divine Savior Catholic School at 305 Fredonia Ave. Adults are $11, Seniors $10 and $6 for children. Carry out is available by calling (262) 692-2141, and includes 5 pieces of fish, potatoes, coleslaw and rye bread. Homemade desserts, coffee, and milk are available to those eating in. The remaining Fish Fry dates are: February 12th and 26th, and March 11th and 18th.
St. Joseph, 1619 Washington Street in Grafton, has their Fish Fry February 12th, 19th and 26th, and March 4th and 11th from 4:30-7:45. Traditional potato pancakes are served, and the public is welcome to dine in or carry out. A 3 piece baked Icelandic cod or beer battered cod is $10, or a 4 piece fried lake perch or 6 piece jumbo fried shrimp is available for $11. A 2 piece fried walleye is available for $12. Kids meals are available for $5, and all meals include cole slaw, potatoes, rye bread and butter, as well as coffee, milk, and desserts (while they last).