Final fish fry Fridays: Here’s where to find one

Carroll High School hosted its 6th annual St. Pat’s Fest with a fish fry on Friday, March 12 and an Irish dinner on Saturday, March 13, 2021. This year, the event was carryout due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. An online silent auction, 50/50 Pot of Gold Raffle and streamed live entertainment such as music by Jameson’s Folly were some of the featured activities. Curbside pickup was available for attendees who ordered more than five meals or those who required assistance. Did we spot you there on Friday night? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

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Carroll High School hosted its 6th annual St. Pat’s Fest with a fish fry on Friday, March 12 and an Irish dinner on Saturday, March 13, 2021. This year, the event was carryout due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. An online silent auction, 50/50 Pot of Gold Raffle and streamed live entertainment such as music by Jameson’s Folly were some of the featured activities. Curbside pickup was available for attendees who ordered more than five meals or those who required assistance. Did we spot you there on Friday night? TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

This year’s fish fry season is down to its final two Fridays before Easter.

A solid fish fry is unquestionably one of the best dining deals to be found in the early part of each year. Most typically cost $15-$20 per visit for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza of deep-fried walleye, haddock, sole, perch and cod depending on the menu.

And don’t get us started on the sides … fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, green beans, hush puppies, desserts … the list of accompanying options can sometimes compete with the main course for attention.

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A fish fry helmed by the Corpus Christi Fryers. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

A fish fry helmed by the Corpus Christi Fryers. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

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A fish fry helmed by the Corpus Christi Fryers. ALEXIS LARSEN/CONTRIBUTED

As an added bonus there’s usually games of chance and the satisfying feeling that comes with knowing your money goes to benefit a good cause in the community.

There are many destinations in town that have fish fries, but here are some of the best opportunities to enjoy a fish fry in the next few months that have been announced.

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If your school, church, VFW Hall or other nonprofit organization (sorry, no restaurants or taverns) hosts a fish fry, we want to know about it. Send a message to alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com and we will try to include it in future coverage.

Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change. We recommend you call first if you have specific questions.

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The Corpus Christi Fryers are a group of parents who banded together in 1990 over deep fried, golden flaky fish as a way to fund the athletic association at Corpus Christi School. They are behind some of Dayton’s biggest and best fish fry events. CONTRIBUTED/ALEXIS LARSEN

The Corpus Christi Fryers are a group of parents who banded together in 1990 over deep fried, golden flaky fish as a way to fund the athletic association at Corpus Christi School. They are behind some of Dayton’s biggest and best fish fry events. CONTRIBUTED/ALEXIS LARSEN

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The Corpus Christi Fryers are a group of parents who banded together in 1990 over deep fried, golden flaky fish as a way to fund the athletic association at Corpus Christi School. They are behind some of Dayton’s biggest and best fish fry events. CONTRIBUTED/ALEXIS LARSEN

Here’s a list of where to find a great fish fry this weekend and over the next few weeks:

April 8, 15: Antioch Shrine Center

107 E. First St., Dayton

937-461-4740, 6 to 9 p.m., $19 in advance, $21 at the door

April 8, 15: Holy Angels Sidney

Sidney Knights of Columbus Hall at 1300 Fourth Ave., Sidney

937-492-9431, 5 to 7 p.m.

April 8: Knights of Columbus Council 624

2055 S. Bird Road, Springfield

937-323-9663, 5 to 7 p.m. $14

April 8: St. Christopher

435 E. National Road, Vandalia

937-898-3542, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance, $15 at the door

April 8: Sacred Heart New Carlisle

209 W. Lake Ave., New Carlisle

937-845-3121, 5 to 7 p.m.

April 8: St. Mary Knights of Columbus Council 1727

518 N. Locust St., Urbana

937) 653-6664, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

April 8: St. Mary Church

528 Broadway St., Piqua

937-773-1327, 5 to 7 p.m., $10

April 8: St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 1782

316 E. Patterson Ave., Bellefontaine

937-592-1656, 5 to 7 p.m., $8

April 8, 15: Yankee Trace Fish Fry

10000 Yankee St., Centerville

937-438-4653 ext. 2, 5 to 7:30 p.m., $17.50 by reservation only, walk-ins will not be taken

April 8: Church of the Visitation

407 E. Main St. Eaton

937-456-3395, 4 to 7 p.m.

April 8: Church of the Ascension

2025 Woodman Drive, Kettering

937-253-5171, 6 to 8:30 p.m., $15

April 29: St. Albert the Great Fish Fry

3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

937-293-1191, 7 to 11 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Ashley Moor also contributed to this article.

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