Growing up, we knew that Friday during lent meant fish fry night! Fried Fish is Incredibly popular here in Chicago, and with Lent, in full swing, we wanted to list a few spots to keep in mind for your Friday feasts this spring.
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Duke of Perth
Duke of Perth is a Scottish Pub in Lincoln Park that serves up all-you-can-eat fish and chips on Wednesdays and Fridays all year long. They serve huge portions of their beer-battered fish with a gigantic side of fries and green peas. Duke of Perth has a great laid-back vibe, and their scotch menu won't disappoint. After a large helping of Fish and Chips and a pint of Scottish beer, you will need to be rolled out of this delightful pub!
Duke of Perth is located at 2913 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Calumet Fisheries is a Southside legend with all your Friday fish needs covered. They serve up delicious smoked fish, but their fried shrimp dinner is top-notch. Calumet Fisheries is a walk-up counter, and Calumet Fisheries is cash-only, so you'll have to plan ahead where you eat their delicious food. Locals and famous foodies love Calumet Fisheries, and in 1979, the film crew for Blues Brothers frequented the fish spot as they filmed the iconic movie right outside. That may be the most Chicago thing we have ever heard!
Calumet Fisheries is located at 3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617
Mrs. Murphy's and Sons Irish Bistro
This laid-back North Center Irish Pub is owned by the same people that run Murphy's Bleachers in Wrigleyville. Mrs. Murphy's serves up delicious fish and chips, and their fish is battered and Haymarket beer. It also comes with served of french fries and their housemade curry ketchup. They also have an Irish grocery store inside to grab any hard-to-find items, and they have live Irish music throughout the week.
Mrs. Murphy's and Sons is located at 3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Parson's Chicken and Fish
Parsons Chicken and Fish have several locations across the city, and they serve, you guessed it, fried fish and chicken. But the atmosphere here is the true star, and it's hard to find a seat outside during summer patio season. Their Shrimp Basket comes with eight jumbo fried shrimp, fries, and cocktail sauce. They also have an extensive cocktail menu to start your weekend off right.
Parson's is located at 2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Fatso's Last Stand
Fatso's Last Stand is famous for serving char dogs and Fatso burgers in the Ukrainian Village. But they're also known for serving up some tasty fried shrimp. Their half-pound of panko-crusted jumbo shrimp comes with fries and mild and spicy cocktail sauce. A half-pound basket will set you back $16, and a full pound costs $24. You can also order a shrimp po'boy that comes with tomatoes and coleslaw.
Fatso's is located at 2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Snappy's Shrimp has long been a go-to for us when we are in the mood for fried fish. Their shrimp are great, but their fried scallops and fish chips always hit the spot. They are very reasonably priced, and a pound of fried shrimp will only set you back $17.50. Considering the prices at other places on the list, we think Snappy's is a great choice to feed the family. They are located on Irving Park Rd and are passionate about serving up the freshest Gulf Shrimp possible. It's mostly a takeout spot, but they have a few seats indoors if you cannot wait to get your food home.
Snappy's Shrimp is located at 1901 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613
We know there are so many delicious spots for fried fish in Chicago, and we want to hear your favorites in the comments below!