It's time for Fish Fry Friday! Whether or not you might be abstaining from meat for religious reasons, there's never been a better day to get your hands on some of the best fried fish sandwiches in Los Angeles. They don't call it fry-day for nothing.
Ototo (Echo Park)
The famed Fish Sandwich is back on Fridays at Ototo ($13). They are open starting at 5 p.m. nightly, and it's the perfect place to end your week.
Connie & Ted's (West Hollywood)
The Deep Fried Batter Dipped Cod with a side of fries ($18) from Connie & Ted's is one of the great pleasures of life. Come when you also have time to have the other great pleasure, the Bloody Mary ($16). The secret is in the olive brine.
All Day Baby (Silverlake)
The LT's Hot Catfish Sandwich is too hot to handle, so much so that it's got limited availability. Get your hands on this cayenne peppered fish on a potato bun when you see it hasn't swum away from you ($14.75). You'll find it on the day menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Oui Melrose (Melrose)
Are you looking for more than just one flavor in a fish sandwich? Well, if the answer is, "oui," then this is your place. Enjoy three different Cod Sandwich flavors like Fried, Hot, and Truffle when you dine at Oui Melrose. All are served with American Cheese on a sesame seed bun. The price ranges from $11 to $18.
Fishing with Dynamite (Manhattan Beach)
Their Fried Fish Sandwich is crafted with haddock, Tillamook cheddar, and dill pickle remoulade on a brioche bun ($19). Enjoy this before hopping down to the beautiful beachside, just about a block away.
Little Fish (Highland Park)
This Smorgasburg L.A. vendor turned pop-up is enjoying some much deserved fanfare at Checker Hall in Highland Park. Stop in for dinner and now Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April. The Fried Fish Sandwich is made with pacific striped bass, kewpie mayo, and dill pickles on a potato roll ($16).
When you need your Filet-O-Fish Fix, head to the original creator of the phenomenon. According to Smithsonian Magazine, it was a choice between a Hula Burger (pineapple on a bun) and a Filet-O-Fish on Good Friday in 1962. The result is a sandwich that's always in season ($4.19 or $2 for 5 with a coupon).