2020 Lenten Season Fish Fry Dinners in the Heartland

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.


  • 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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  • 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)

Nichole Cartmell

Nichole Cartmell

Nichole Cartmell is the reporter and producer for Heartland Weekend.