2020 Lenten Season Fish Fry Dinners in the Heartland

It is Lent. That means it’s fish fry season.

The following is an unofficial list of Lenten season fish fry dinners in the Heartland.

You can send us fish fry dinner information from your area to news@kfvs12.com. Don’t forget to include the time, place, menu and pricing.

Missouri

  • Apple Creek Fish Fry
    138 St Joseph Ln., Apple Creek
    The Old Appleton Bushhawks are serving up a Fish Fry on Friday, March 6 and Friday, April 10 at the St. Joseph Chuch Hall in Apple Creek, Missouri. The meal includes all you can eat fried fish, french fries, close slaw or baked beans, and a drink. Adult meals cost $10, for 10 and under $5, and free for kids under three. Carry-outs are available.
  • Knights of Columbus #1111 Fish Fry
    318 South Spanish Street, Cape Girardeau
    For $10 (or $5 for kids 5-12) you can fill a plate full of fried catfish, hush puppies, French fries, baked beans, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, onions and dessert. Enjoy a meal each of these Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m.: Feb. 28, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27
  • St. Vincent De Paul Fish Fry
    1912 Ritter Drive, Cape Girardeau
    Fish fry canceled for 3/20
    Eat some fried catfish, fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, side dishes and homemade desserts. There will also be cheese pizza for kids. It costs $10 per plate, $5 for kids, and kids 5 and under eat free. Carryouts are available.
  • Cape Girardeau Eagles Fish & Chicken Meal during Lent
    321 North Spring Street, Cape Girardeau
    Come out and enjoy a great fish and chicken meal every Friday during Lent. It’s every Friday starting February 21 through April 3. They will be serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Activity Hall. Adults are $10 for all you can eat or $5 for kids 6-12. It’s free for kids 5 and under.
  • Fish Fry Friday hosted by St. Henry School and the Knights of Columbus
    303 S. 6th Street, Charleston
    Fill your stomach on March 13 and March 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 4-7 p.m.
    Carry Outs will be available. The menu is American Catfish, all the trimmings and dessert.
  • Zion Lutheran Church Fish Fry
    176 County Rd. 226, Gordonville
    Feb 28 and March 13 from 5-7 p.m.
    Enjoy all you can eat fish, fries, hush puppies, beans, coleslaw, dessert, and a drink. Adults eat for $10, kids 6-10 eat for $5 and children under 5 eat free. Tickets must be purchased in advance, call (573)204-1944 or (573)270-9556 for tickets and information.
  • Knights of Columbus 6405 in Jackson
    3305 N. High St., Jackson
    Every Friday through April 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    All-you-can-eat menu includes fried fish, fried chicken, hush puppies, french fries, coleslaw, homemade mac & cheese, baked beans, tea, lemonade, and coffee. Carryout only.
    Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, 5 and under eat free.
  • Fried Fish and Chicken Strips at Immanuel Lutheran Church
    496 State Hwy. F, Jackson
    The meal includes baked beans, slaw, potato salad, dessert and more! Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free. Carry out trays are $10. 
  • Knights of Columbus 5898 in Leopold
    PO Box 32 Highway N, Leopold
    Each Friday from Feb. 28 through April 3, you are invited to enjoy fish, chicken, and shrimp at the K of C Hall in Leopold. The meal will be served from 5-7 p.m. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $6 and kids 5 and under eat free.
  • Oran Jaycees Lenten Fish Fry
    200 N. Haw St., Oran
    Join the Oran Jaycees for a fish dinner that includes fresh American Pond Raised Catfish, fried chicken, hush puppies, coleslaw, homemade onion rings, french fries, fried biscuits, potato salad, baked beans, and homemade mac-n-cheese. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy all the fixins’ for $12 for adults, kids 6 to 12 for $6 and under 6 eat free. Call (573)262-2215 with questions.
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools Fish Fry (Perryville)
    SVHS Cafeteria, 210 South Water Street, Perryville
    Dinner will be served in the high school cafeteria from 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday tho
    On the menu: fried fish, fried potato chips, hush puppies, potato wedges, green beans, coleslaw, water, lemonade, coffee, and desserts. And it’s all you can eat!
    Adults: $9, kids 6-11: $5; 5 and under eat free. Carryout & delivery options are available.
  • Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff
    2280 North Grand, Poplar Bluff
    Fill up a plate every Friday through Lent at the Knights of Columbus in Poplar Bluff. Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m. On the menu you’ll find fish, fries, hush puppies, mac and cheese, baked beans, slaw, and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and kids under 5 eat free.
  • Lenten Fish & Chicken Fries at the Scott City KC Hall
    28745 Hwy 61, Scott City
    It’s all you can eat at the Scott City KC Hall. Fill up a plate full of catfish, fried chicken, hush puppies, tater wedges, baked beans, and the famous Kelso slaw. Soda and beer will also be available.
    It costs $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and under 6 eat free. Dinner is served from 4-7 p.m. Carryout is also available.

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Illinois

  • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
    St. Mary Church Hall, 402 Freeman St., in Anna
    Every Friday through March 6 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    All you can eat fish, shrimp, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, french fries, baked potato, baked beans, and homemade desserts. $11 adults, $5 kids ages 5-12, bring in a can good for $1 off.
  • Sacred Heart Parish
    16 N. Walnut, DuQuoin
    Every Friday thru April 3 at Haffner Hall
    The all-you-can-eat fish fry runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes all you can fish, baked beans, baked potato or fries, slaw, hush puppies, bread, dessert, and drink.
    Prices: Adults $10; Children 12 and under $5; kids under 3 eat free (eating in); sandwich and hush puppies are $4; extra dessert $1
    Carry-outs and home deliveries are available. Call 618-542-2285.
  • Harrisburg Knights of Columbus
    2000 W. Poplar St., Harrisburg
    Fish fry and carryout CANCELED due to COVID-19.
  • Marion Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry
    1601 W. White St, Marion
    “All You Can Eat” Fish Fry Dinner from 4:30 to 7 pm.
  • Knights of Columbus Council #2964
    St. Mary Parish Center, 1500 Main St. Mount Vernon
    Enjoy a full meal and the sides from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Murphysboro Knights of Columbus #988
    606 Plum Street, Murphysboro
    Fill up a plate every Friday through April 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the KC Hall in Murphysboro. It’s all you can eat, $12 for adults, and $6 for kids.
  • Columbia Club Hall (Formerly the KC Hall)
    312 N. Gordon St., Pinckneyville
    All You Can Eat Fish, baked potato or potato salad, baked beans, slaw, and hushpuppies from 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday through April 12.
    Carryouts and desserts are available.
  • Alma Masonic Lodge #497 Fish Fry
    302 East Main Street, Steeleville
    Dine-in or carry out every Friday through April 3 from 4-7 p.m. Dinners are $10 or all-you-can-eat for $13. Fish sandwiches for $4 and chicken strips for $5.

If you’d rather stay home and cook your own fish, we’ve got you covered.

Linda Gast of Jackson has an option for a Lenten meal that’s easy to fix and leaves little in the way of clean up. She calls it Salmon en Papillote, fancy for Salmon in parchment.

Check it out>> Heartland Cooks – Salmon en Papillote (in parchment)

Long-standing tradition: Behind the scenes at a fish fry

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