Is it really Lent in the Cincy region if you don't go to a fish fry every Friday night?!  Although some of the fun of gathering with your friends and family at the local Catholic school's cafeteria is hindered by the pandemic, Covid can't steal all the joy!  Local fish frys will still be happening, they'll just be drive-through or carryout only this year.  All the more reason to make it a goal to visit as many as you can!  Use the descriptions below as a guide to make your selections and print the handy PDF put together by St. Henry's Church here.

NKY Lent Fish Frys 2021

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St. Augustine, Augusta, KY

Featuring Icelandic cod, frog legs, or shrimp and accompanied by homemade hush puppies, Cole slaw, mac-n-cheese, hand-cut potato wedges, and dessert... you don't want to miss out on this one! The drive to Augusta is scenic and you might want to make an evening of it by riding the ferry across the river or sitting on the riverbank to enjoy your carryout meal (weather permitting, of course).

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 26 through March 26, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cost:  $10 adults, $6 12 and under

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St. Augustine, Covington, KY

Fish or shrimp dinners with two sides, fish sandwich, shrimp dinner, cheese pizza, or cheese sticks--the options are endless!  If you're in Covington, make a visit to St. Augustine. Credit cards are preferred, but cash is also accepted.  Menu and details.

Dates: Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $6-$10, pizza $2 per slice

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St. Bernard, Dayton, KY

Looking for salmon?  St. Bernard has it covered!  They also offer fish sandwiches or shrimp with several side items, including fries, mozzarella sticks, Cole slaw, and macaroni and cheese.  Online ordering is available here.

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cost: $8 per meal, $5 for fish sandwich, shrimp, or salmon patty only


St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY

Drive through or walk up at Ft. Thomas' St. Catherine of Siena for touchless service.  All orders will be placed and picked up outside the building to maintain social distancing.  The delicious hand-breaded cod and side dishes everyone loves will be available!

Dates: Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.


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St. Cecilia, Independence, KY

St. Cecilia is keeping it beautifully basic with cod fish and fried shrimp dinners.  If you're craving more deep fried goodness, add an appetizer of mozzarella sticks or a side of fried pickles.  You won't regret it!

Dates: Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost: $10 adult dinners, $6 child dinners, $5 appetizers

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Holy Cross High School, Covington, KY

Though their fish tacos have been temporarily removed from the menu, Holy Cross is still offering their delicious fried fish dinner, 8 piece shrimp dinner, baked fish dinner, and fried fish sandwich dinner.  If you don't want seafood, you have the option to order a cheese pizza or grilled cheese, or make a meal of the side items, including Cole slaw, French fries, green beans, hush puppies, Mac and cheese, or stewed tomatoes.  Menu here.

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

Cost:  Dinners $8.50, kids meals $2.50 (grilled cheese meal) and $4 (7" cheese pizza meal), a la carte and side options also available

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Immaculate Heart of Mary, Burlington, KY

Looking for crab cakes?  Head to IHM in Burlington!  They also have baked or fried cod, shrimp, pizza, and grilled cheese available.  Menu and more information can be found here.

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost:  Platters $9-$13, Fish sandwich $6, a la carte and side items also available


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St. Joseph Academy, Walton, KY

The full gamut of fried fish, baked fish, fried shrimp, and pizza dinners are offered at St. Jopseh Academy in Walton.  Side item options include hush puppies, green beans, scalloped potatoes, French fries, Mac and cheese, and Cole slaw.  Don't forget the dessert, which comes with all dinners and additional can be purchased for $2 each.  Full menu here.

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost:  Adult dinners $12, Senior/Child dinners $8, a la carte items also available

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Mary, Queen of Heaven, Erlanger, KY

Y'all, check out the Holy Haddock sandwich, pictured above.  Mary, Queen of Heaven's French fries are the coveted sidewinder style fries--perfectly paired with cod, shrimp, or fish.  If you'd prefer a grilled cheese, they come with creamy tomato basil soup, fries, crackers and pickles here.  Child options include grilled cheese, small fish sandwich, or Mac and cheese meal.  Online ordering is also available.  

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost:  Platters $7.25-$14.75, Grilled cheese combo $5-$8, kids meals $5, side items $1-$2.50

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St. Mary of the Assumption, Alexandria, KY

Another simple menu for efficient carryout service, St. Mary's in Alexandria features fried fish meal, fish sandwich, or shrimp basket.  Pizza, mozzarella cheese sticks, or fried pickles are also available.  Fish options include cod, catfish, or tilapia.  Online ordering is available!

Dates:  Feb. 26, March 5, and March 12, 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cost:  Meal $11, Sandwich only $7, Shrimp basket $7, sides or pizza slice $1.50, mozzarella cheese sticks $3

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St. Patrick, Taylor Mill, KY

If you're looking for something spicy, check out the spicy fish dinner at St. Patrick in Taylor Mill.  They also have regular fish and 8 piece shrimp baskets, as well as side choices including red beans and rice, Mac n cheese, hushpuppies, green beans, French fries, and Cole slaw.  

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cost:  Dinners $10, a la carte items $6, pizza by the slice is $2 or a whole pizza is $12.

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St. Paul, Florence, KY

Wow--what a menu!  From fish or shrimp tacos with chips & salsa to cajun BBQ shrimp or sweet bourbon glazed salmon, St. Paul's got serious game!  Side items include new potatoes, baked potato, onion rings, Mac and cheese, green beans, French fries, hush puppies, and apple sauce.  They have the traditional cod and shrimp platters, pizza, or grilled cheese available, too.  Menu and online ordering available here.

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cost:  Platters $9-$12, Kids combo $5, Fish or shrimp tacos $13

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St. Timothy, Union, KY

Choose a main dish with Cole slaw then add as many sides as you want for $2 each at St. Timothy!  Main dishes include 6 pieces of shrimp, fried fish, baked fish, salmon, or Poseidon's pizza.  Sides include fries, green beans, Mac and cheese, baked potato, stewed tomatoes, garden salad, or hush puppies.  Menu is available here.

Dates:  Fridays Feb. 19 through March 26, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Cost:  Main dishes $2-$6, sides $2


Be sure to check each venue's website or social media for updates about cancellations or early closures due to sell outs.  Don't forget that many local restaurants will also be offering Lenten specials throughout the season.  Enjoy!