February 18, 2021

25 places offering Lent fish fries in the Detroit area

Tis the season for fish — lots and lots of fish. With Lent underway — you know, that Christian holiday in which folks reflect, repent, and give up the vice of their choosing during the six weeks leading up to the ever-chocolatey, ever-hammy Easter — many a mouth is watering for fried fish. Those who practice are required to give up red meat on Fridays through the Lenten period, which is good news for fish lovers and very bad news for, well, fish. Here are some reliable spots in metro Detroit to get your fish fry fill without the sinful frills. Now pass the malt vinegar, please!

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Manhattan Fish and Chicken
13325 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-491-0094 | 15251 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-397-3244 | 8712 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit; 313-491-4500 | 16817 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-307-7123; manhattanchicken.com 
This spot has catfish, tilapia, whiting, and shrimp. Menu options include 20 pieces of catfish nuggets, seven pieces of fish fillets, or 18 pieces of butterfly shrimp.
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Manhattan Fish and Chicken

13325 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-491-0094 | 15251 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-397-3244 | 8712 Schaefer Hwy., Detroit; 313-491-4500 | 16817 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-307-7123; manhattanchicken.com

This spot has catfish, tilapia, whiting, and shrimp. Menu options include 20 pieces of catfish nuggets, seven pieces of fish fillets, or 18 pieces of butterfly shrimp.

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Mr. Fish & Chicken
6004 Allen Rd., Allen Park; 313-382-4545; facebook.com/Mr-fish-and-chicken 
Mr. Fish & Chicken in Allen Park specializes in two things, one of which is the perfect Friday dinner for those honoring Lent. They offer beer-battered fish fry as well as shrimp, perch, and crab cake dinners. 
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Mr. Fish & Chicken

6004 Allen Rd., Allen Park; 313-382-4545; facebook.com/Mr-fish-and-chicken

Mr. Fish & Chicken in Allen Park specializes in two things, one of which is the perfect Friday dinner for those honoring Lent. They offer beer-battered fish fry as well as shrimp, perch, and crab cake dinners.

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St. Ambrose Parish
15020 Hampton St., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-822-2814; stambrosechurch.net 
St. Ambrose Parish will host their annual Lenten fish fry, which will be available for takeout only. 
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St. Ambrose Parish

15020 Hampton St., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-822-2814; stambrosechurch.net

St. Ambrose Parish will host their annual Lenten fish fry, which will be available for takeout only.

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JJ’s Fish and Chicken
20225 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-9950 | 29702 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 249-327-7088; jjsfishandchicken.com
Lunch specials include chicken wings, catfish nuggets, shrimp, and more, with fries and pop or Kool-Aid. Dinner and family combo options are also available.
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JJ’s Fish and Chicken

20225 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-9950 | 29702 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 249-327-7088; jjsfishandchicken.com

Lunch specials include chicken wings, catfish nuggets, shrimp, and more, with fries and pop or Kool-Aid. Dinner and family combo options are also available.

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Zebee Fish Market
8233 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-933-5255; facebook.com/ZebeefishmarketSeafoodMarket
Fried seafood is this fish market's specialty. Among the lengthy menu's offerings are catfish, tilapia, whiting, pickerel, ocean and lake perch, cod, and others. They also have family meals starting at $16.99, which includes 12-21 pieces of fried fish with fries, coleslaw, and bread. 
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Zebee Fish Market

8233 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-933-5255; facebook.com/ZebeefishmarketSeafoodMarket

Fried seafood is this fish market's specialty. Among the lengthy menu's offerings are catfish, tilapia, whiting, pickerel, ocean and lake perch, cod, and others. They also have family meals starting at $16.99, which includes 12-21 pieces of fried fish with fries, coleslaw, and bread.

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Clawson Knights of Columbus #4188
870 N. Main St., Clawson; 248-588-3547; clawsonkofc.org
Clawson Knights of Columbus #4188 will be doing a Lent fish fry from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday. The cost for a meal is $10 cash and the meal consists of three pieces of fried fish, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, a baked potato, and brownie. Folks are asked to preorder by Wednesday. 
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Clawson Knights of Columbus #4188

870 N. Main St., Clawson; 248-588-3547; clawsonkofc.org

Clawson Knights of Columbus #4188 will be doing a Lent fish fry from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday. The cost for a meal is $10 cash and the meal consists of three pieces of fried fish, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, a baked potato, and brownie. Folks are asked to preorder by Wednesday.

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Sweetest Heart of Mary
4440 Russell St., Detroit; 313-831-6659; motherofdivinemercy.org
Sweetest Heart of Mary will be having their annual Lenten fish fry starting March 5. 
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Sweetest Heart of Mary

4440 Russell St., Detroit; 313-831-6659; motherofdivinemercy.org

Sweetest Heart of Mary will be having their annual Lenten fish fry starting March 5.

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Nu Wave Fish & Chicken
21729 W. Eight Mile Rd, Detroit; 313-255-8840 |15607 W. Nine Mile, Southfield; 248-569-1111 | 2970 W. Davison St, Detroit; 313-868-9000 | 15030 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit; 313-245-5100 | 14541 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-835-8000 | 19125 Telegraph Rd., Detroit; 313-537-1700; nuwavefishandchicken.com
This metro Detroit chain serves whiting fish dinners served with fries and coleslaw, as well as catfish, ocean perch, tilapia, and shrimp options.
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Nu Wave Fish & Chicken

21729 W. Eight Mile Rd, Detroit; 313-255-8840 |15607 W. Nine Mile, Southfield; 248-569-1111 | 2970 W. Davison St, Detroit; 313-868-9000 | 15030 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit; 313-245-5100 | 14541 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-835-8000 | 19125 Telegraph Rd., Detroit; 313-537-1700; nuwavefishandchicken.com

This metro Detroit chain serves whiting fish dinners served with fries and coleslaw, as well as catfish, ocean perch, tilapia, and shrimp options.

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St. Blase Catholic Church
12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-268-2244; stblase.org
St. Blase Parish will offer their fish fry from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. every Friday through Lent. 
Menu options include three or four piece fried cod dinner with fries, coleslaw, and roll, 
breaded shrimp dinner, or mac and cheese meals. 
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St. Blase Catholic Church

12151 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights; 586-268-2244; stblase.org

St. Blase Parish will offer their fish fry from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. every Friday through Lent. Menu options include three or four piece fried cod dinner with fries, coleslaw, and roll, breaded shrimp dinner, or mac and cheese meals.

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Captain Jay’s Fish and Chicken
4851 Saint Antoine St.,Detroit; 313-832-3474 | 9654 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-308-3474 | 9233 Greenfield Rd., Detroit; 313-658-3878 | 11612 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-826-6000 | 19041 Van Dyke St., Detroit; 313-366-1147 | 17171 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-341-3474 | 9014 Chalmers St., Detroit; 313-839-6010 | 12248 E Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-821-3474 | 14205 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-526-3474 | 16907 Meyers Rd., Detroit; 313-861-7777 | 18440 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-982-0100 | 15321 Greenfield Rd., Detroit; 313-835-3474 | 14420 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-861-1111 | 13500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Oak Park; 248-206-7898 | 18680 Eight Mile Rd., Southfield; 248-552-9100 | 15160 Telegraph R.d, Redford Charter Twp; 313-535-3474 | 21427 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-534-3333 | 1121 Middlebelt Rd., Inkster; 734-326-7900 | 26567 Evergreen Rd., Southfield; 248-357-3474; captainjays.net
Patrons can order two pieces of white fish or perch with fries, bread, and a drink, two pieces of catfish or tilapia with the same sides, or a 10-piece shrimp meal.
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Captain Jay’s Fish and Chicken

4851 Saint Antoine St.,Detroit; 313-832-3474 | 9654 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-308-3474 | 9233 Greenfield Rd., Detroit; 313-658-3878 | 11612 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-826-6000 | 19041 Van Dyke St., Detroit; 313-366-1147 | 17171 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-341-3474 | 9014 Chalmers St., Detroit; 313-839-6010 | 12248 E Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-821-3474 | 14205 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-526-3474 | 16907 Meyers Rd., Detroit; 313-861-7777 | 18440 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-982-0100 | 15321 Greenfield Rd., Detroit; 313-835-3474 | 14420 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-861-1111 | 13500 W. Nine Mile Rd., Oak Park; 248-206-7898 | 18680 Eight Mile Rd., Southfield; 248-552-9100 | 15160 Telegraph R.d, Redford Charter Twp; 313-535-3474 | 21427 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-534-3333 | 1121 Middlebelt Rd., Inkster; 734-326-7900 | 26567 Evergreen Rd., Southfield; 248-357-3474; captainjays.net

Patrons can order two pieces of white fish or perch with fries, bread, and a drink, two pieces of catfish or tilapia with the same sides, or a 10-piece shrimp meal.

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