St. Louis Fish Fry Feasts to Try in 2024

Fish fry season begins early this year, and St. Louis is stoked — not just the Catholics, either. Fish fries are more than just occasions that mark Lent; they’re a great way to get reacquainted with your community after a long, cold winter.

With an abundance of options in town, there's a perfect fish fry for each family in St. Louis. Whether you want to make sure there's liquor and not just beer, or your picky kids want cheese pizza instead of cod, there a parish somewhere in the St. Louis area that has you covered.

Scroll down for our favorites — and what makes each one unique.

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 The One With Themed Nights 
Our Lady of Sorrows
(5020 Rhodes Avenue, St Louis; www.olsfishfry.com)
Our Lady of Sorrows in Princeton Heights hosts a fish fry every Friday in Lent, but it has theme nights like Italian Night or a St. Patrick's Day celebration. OTHER INFO: More info can be found on their website. Entertainment will also be provided at the fish fry.
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The One With Themed Nights

Our Lady of Sorrows
(5020 Rhodes Avenue, St Louis; www.olsfishfry.com)

Our Lady of Sorrows in Princeton Heights hosts a fish fry every Friday in Lent, but it has theme nights like Italian Night or a St. Patrick's Day celebration.

OTHER INFO: More info can be found on their website. Entertainment will also be provided at the fish fry.
The One with History
St. Ferdinand Catholic Church
(1765 Charbonier Road, Florissant; 314-837-3165)
St. Ferdinand committed to fryin' up fish in 1954 and hasn't stopped since. The fish fry turns the dial up for Lent but offers other feasts year round.
OTHER INFO: Prices range from $1.25 for shrimp to $16.10 per pound. Sides, desserts, cod, fried or baked fish all available. Carry out only. Every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., with hours from 2:30 to 7 p.m. on Good Friday.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: @jeffreyww / Flickr
The One with History

St. Ferdinand Catholic Church
(1765 Charbonier Road, Florissant; 314-837-3165)

St. Ferdinand committed to fryin' up fish in 1954 and hasn't stopped since. The fish fry turns the dial up for Lent but offers other feasts year round.

OTHER INFO: Prices range from $1.25 for shrimp to $16.10 per pound. Sides, desserts, cod, fried or baked fish all available. Carry out only. Every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., with hours from 2:30 to 7 p.m. on Good Friday.

Find out more here.

 The One on the Other Side of the River 
St. Patrick Parish and School, Wentzville
(405 South Church Street, Wentzville; 636-332-9225)
You know, for the St. Louisans who want to make a trip across the river. Or for the St. Charlesans who refuse to cross the river (you guys are missing out, though.)
OTHER INFO: 4 to 7 p.m., Every Friday of Lent. Their website explains the options and the pricing.
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The One on the Other Side of the River

St. Patrick Parish and School, Wentzville
(405 South Church Street, Wentzville; 636-332-9225)

You know, for the St. Louisans who want to make a trip across the river. Or for the St. Charlesans who refuse to cross the river (you guys are missing out, though.)
OTHER INFO: 4 to 7 p.m., Every Friday of Lent. Their website explains the options and the pricing.
The One for People Who Don't Plan in Advance
Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
(2618 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood; 314-961-8400)
If the kiddos demand God's Cod but you didn't place an order earlier in the week, St. Mary Magdalen will hook you up with their on-demand drive-through.
OTHER INFO: Prices range from $8 (for seafood gumbo) to $24 (for a family meal deal). Drive-through only, no ordering in advance; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no fish fry on Good Friday this year. 
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Robin Wheeler
The One for People Who Don't Plan in Advance

Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
(2618 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood; 314-961-8400)

If the kiddos demand God's Cod but you didn't place an order earlier in the week, St. Mary Magdalen will hook you up with their on-demand drive-through.

OTHER INFO: Prices range from $8 (for seafood gumbo) to $24 (for a family meal deal). Drive-through only, no ordering in advance; 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no fish fry on Good Friday this year.

Find out more here.

The One That's Big on Catfish
Epiphany of Our Lord
(6596 Smiley Avenue, 314-781-1199)
In addition to the traditional fried cod, Epiphany of Our Lord serves cornmeal-crusted catfish, fried jack salmon and battered shrimp in the heart of south city.
OTHER INFO:Prices range from $1.25 (per shrimp) to $7 for catfish. Carry-out only, order in advance. Hours from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays throughout Lent.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr
The One That's Big on Catfish

Epiphany of Our Lord
(6596 Smiley Avenue, 314-781-1199)

In addition to the traditional fried cod, Epiphany of Our Lord serves cornmeal-crusted catfish, fried jack salmon and battered shrimp in the heart of south city.

OTHER INFO:Prices range from $1.25 (per shrimp) to $7 for catfish. Carry-out only, order in advance. Hours from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Fridays throughout Lent.

Find out more here.

The One With Toasted Ravioli
St. Joan of Arc
(5821 Pernod Avenue, 314-752-4171)
St. Joan of Arc offers dine-in or carry out options, with separate Lent-approved menu items for the kiddos and feasts for those craving the classics. The church also offers a la carte items for $3 to $6 if you're not that hungry but still want to enjoy the community of Fish Fry Fridays.
OTHER INFO: Prices range from $4 on the kids menu to $11 on the adult menu.  St. Joan of Arc's fish fry is every Friday in Lent , 4 to 7 p.m. 
Find out more here.The site includes detailed carryout instructions.
Photo credit: Robin Wheeler
The One With Toasted Ravioli

St. Joan of Arc
(5821 Pernod Avenue, 314-752-4171)

St. Joan of Arc offers dine-in or carry out options, with separate Lent-approved menu items for the kiddos and feasts for those craving the classics. The church also offers a la carte items for $3 to $6 if you're not that hungry but still want to enjoy the community of Fish Fry Fridays.

OTHER INFO: Prices range from $4 on the kids menu to $11 on the adult menu. St. Joan of Arc's fish fry is every Friday in Lent , 4 to 7 p.m.

Find out more here.The site includes detailed carryout instructions.

The One That's a Fiesta
Parroquia Santa Cecilia
(906 Eichelberger Street, 314-351-1318)
For a Lenten experience unlike any other in town, Parroquia Santa Cecilia's Mexican fish fry offers an array of dishes including chile releno, bean tostadas and fried cheese quesadillas.
OTHER INFO:Prices range from $2 (for a side dish) to $23 (for a dozen tamales). Curbside pick-up only, orders must be placed online in advance.
Find out more here.
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The One That's a Fiesta

Parroquia Santa Cecilia
(906 Eichelberger Street, 314-351-1318)

For a Lenten experience unlike any other in town, Parroquia Santa Cecilia's Mexican fish fry offers an array of dishes including chile releno, bean tostadas and fried cheese quesadillas.

OTHER INFO:Prices range from $2 (for a side dish) to $23 (for a dozen tamales). Curbside pick-up only, orders must be placed online in advance.

Find out more here.

The One Where the Midwest Meets Mexico
Our Lady of Guadalupe
(1115 S. Florissant Road, Cool Valley; 314-522-9264)
To get both classic fish fry items and Mexican dishes, hit up this fry in Cool Valley where flaky cornmeal-breaded cod loins meet tacos, beans and guac.
OTHER INFO: Prices range from $5 to $10. Curbside pickup (orders in advance only) or dine in. While they haven't yet posted info online, the parish's fry is typically every Friday in Lent, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Robin Wheeler
The One Where the Midwest Meets Mexico

Our Lady of Guadalupe
(1115 S. Florissant Road, Cool Valley; 314-522-9264)

To get both classic fish fry items and Mexican dishes, hit up this fry in Cool Valley where flaky cornmeal-breaded cod loins meet tacos, beans and guac.

OTHER INFO: Prices range from $5 to $10. Curbside pickup (orders in advance only) or dine in. While they haven't yet posted info online, the parish's fry is typically every Friday in Lent, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find out more here.

The One That's All-Vegetarian
First Unitarian Church of St. Louis
(5007 Waterman Boulevard, 314-361-0595)
If you're a vegetarian but want to get in on the fish fry action, hit up the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis to enjoy a feast of non-fish options like falafel, hummus and vegetarian chili.
OTHER INFO: This one is one-night-only in 2024 — February 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Prices range from $6 (for kids' meals) to $11 (for adult meals). Curbside pick-up, carry-out and limited in-person dining. All meals must be pre-ordered. 
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Liz Miller
The One That's All-Vegetarian

First Unitarian Church of St. Louis
(5007 Waterman Boulevard, 314-361-0595)

If you're a vegetarian but want to get in on the fish fry action, hit up the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis to enjoy a feast of non-fish options like falafel, hummus and vegetarian chili.

OTHER INFO: This one is one-night-only in 2024 — February 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Prices range from $6 (for kids' meals) to $11 (for adult meals). Curbside pick-up, carry-out and limited in-person dining. All meals must be pre-ordered.

Find out more here.

The One With Options
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
(1910 Serbian Drive, 314-776-3262)
An extensive menu takes center stage at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in McKinley Heights. There's something for everyone here, and the hours are perfect if you're getting off of work and have a hankering for some delicious fish fry offerings.
OTHER INFO: This is a rare fish fry where you can obtain liquor, not just beer or wine. Food prices range from $2 for just side items up to $15 for plates. Dine in. Every Friday in Lent, 5 to 7:30 p.m. 
Find out more here.
Photo credit: screengrab via Google Maps
The One With Options

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church
(1910 Serbian Drive, 314-776-3262)

An extensive menu takes center stage at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church in McKinley Heights. There's something for everyone here, and the hours are perfect if you're getting off of work and have a hankering for some delicious fish fry offerings.

OTHER INFO: This is a rare fish fry where you can obtain liquor, not just beer or wine. Food prices range from $2 for just side items up to $15 for plates. Dine in. Every Friday in Lent, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Find out more here.

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