The Friday night fish fry is a tradition honored year-round in the Midwest, so it already holds special importance. Given the area’s significant Roman-Catholic population, the end-of-week tradition takes on another level of significance during Lent.
In Chicago, many restaurants break out special fish fry-friendly events during Lent; others offer outstanding pescatarian options all year long. Whatever you’re trying to reel in, we’ve highlighted several local fish frys to help you avoid meat for the next few Fridays.
Treat yourself to a seat on the water to best enjoy your fish and chips at River Roast. The downtown restaurant offers a fish fry annually on Lenten Fridays, and its version comes with battered and fried cod, malt vinegar fries, house-made pickles, coleslaw and remoulade sauce. An 8-ounce portion runs you $20, and a 16-ounce plate goes for $39. Through April 10, 315 N. LaSalle St.