Updated Mar 10, 2022 - Food and Drink

Our guide: Columbus' best Friday fish dinners

Fried fish with fries, a lemon wedge and tartar sauce
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It's Lent, which means many Catholics are forgoing meat to eat fish dinners on Friday evenings.

👏 We asked for your fish fry recommendations and you didn't disappoint:

"Definitely L.B's Golden Fried Fish N' Chicken! Best fish in the city." — Chenai B.

"Truthfully, I haven't tried any other fish fry besides the one at St. Joan of Arc's, just south of Powell … Everyone is so friendly (their traffic guys even changed my flat tire one year!). The fish is fresh, crispy and delicious." — Phyllis P.

"Our Lady of Victory in Marblecliff! Fresh perch, salad, potato or rice, bread, beer, wine and homemade desserts by parishioners! Highly recommend!" — Elaine B.

The buffet at Church of the Resurrection in New Albany is "another 'shouldn’t miss' fish fry for those living in northeastern Columbus/suburbs. You won’t be disappointed!" — Jim N.

"St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Dublin has the very best fish fry with all kinds of sides and even includes dessert. It has been my favorite for years." — John M.

"I would highly recommend the Seton Parish fish fry with a secret recipe baked salmon (in Pickerington) ... friendly atmosphere with the Knights of Columbus Council 11187 serving up lots of goodness. Worth the short drive." — Francis W.

"You should add St. Cecilia fish fry to your list ... on the corner of Norton Road and Sullivant Ave. They have drive-thru and dine in!" — Abbie K.

💭 Alissa's thought bubble: I'm a fan of Gahanna Grill's Friday fish and chips special year-round.

  • St. Margaret of Cortona near my house has a large sign boasting it has the best fish fry in town — and judging by how packed the parking lot is on Fridays during Lent, plenty of others agree.

Editor's note: This guide is being updated throughout March, so keep checking back for more reader recommendations.

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