March 10, 2017

11 Cleveland Fish Fries You Shouldn't Miss During Lent

For many, Lent is the time of year to make sacrifices and to reflect. But for all, it is fish fry season. Whether it's grilled or fried, perch or haddock, we have you covered.

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Brennan’s Fish House
102 River St., Grand River, (440) 354-9785
Located on the water out near Headlands Beach State Park, this throw back fish joint has been frying up fish fries for decades. Our choice is the Lake Erie perch. 
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Brennan’s Fish House

102 River St., Grand River, (440) 354-9785
Located on the water out near Headlands Beach State Park, this throw back fish joint has been frying up fish fries for decades. Our choice is the Lake Erie perch.

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Sokolowski's University Inn
1201 University Rd, (216) 771-9236
This Cleveland legend practically invented the fish fry. Their Lake Erie perch fish fry has people lined up out the door. Literally. We suggest the corn and pierogies as your sides.
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Sokolowski's University Inn

1201 University Rd, (216) 771-9236
This Cleveland legend practically invented the fish fry. Their Lake Erie perch fish fry has people lined up out the door. Literally. We suggest the corn and pierogies as your sides.

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 El Carnicero
6918 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, (216) 226-3415
The Latino fish fry event has returned at El Carnicero, and it once again features chimichurri sauce french fries along with Mexican beer-battered fish.
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El Carnicero

6918 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, (216) 226-3415
The Latino fish fry event has returned at El Carnicero, and it once again features chimichurri sauce french fries along with Mexican beer-battered fish.

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Grumpy’s Cafe
2621 W 14th St., (216) 937-1938
The Anti-Fish Fry: no fryers needed here. Grumpy's serves up a lightly breaded and grilled haddock along with herb roasted potatoes, and Southwest slaw. Add pierogies for a couple bucks more. Served every Friday through Lent.
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Grumpy’s Cafe

2621 W 14th St., (216) 937-1938
The Anti-Fish Fry: no fryers needed here. Grumpy's serves up a lightly breaded and grilled haddock along with herb roasted potatoes, and Southwest slaw. Add pierogies for a couple bucks more. Served every Friday through Lent.

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The Little Polish Diner
5772 Ridge Rd, Parma, (440) 842-8212
Big things come in small packages and that is so true at The Little Polish Diner in Parma. Try the fried flounder fish fry with cabbage and noodles instead of the fries.
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The Little Polish Diner

5772 Ridge Rd, Parma, (440) 842-8212
Big things come in small packages and that is so true at The Little Polish Diner in Parma. Try the fried flounder fish fry with cabbage and noodles instead of the fries.

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Academy Tavern
12800 Larchmere Blvd., (216) 229-1171
The Eastside institution has a plethora of fried fish deliciousness. They offer a variety of fish including pike, perch, walleye, cajun catfish, and tilapia. All served with fries and slaw. The Academy also slings crab cakes, crab soup, New England clam chowder, and macaroni and cheese.
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Academy Tavern

12800 Larchmere Blvd., (216) 229-1171
The Eastside institution has a plethora of fried fish deliciousness. They offer a variety of fish including pike, perch, walleye, cajun catfish, and tilapia. All served with fries and slaw. The Academy also slings crab cakes, crab soup, New England clam chowder, and macaroni and cheese.

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Rocky River Brewing Company
21290 Center Ridge Rd., (440) 895-2739
Some of the items on Rocky River Brewing Company’s Lent-friendly Friday menu include: cornmeal crusted catfish, beer battered cod and grilled bronzini.
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Rocky River Brewing Company

21290 Center Ridge Rd., (440) 895-2739
Some of the items on Rocky River Brewing Company’s Lent-friendly Friday menu include: cornmeal crusted catfish, beer battered cod and grilled bronzini.

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PJ McIntyre’s
17119 Lorain Ave, (216) 941-9311
Sticking to its Irish Cleveland roots, PJ McIntyres lightly batters fresh ocean perch (which is the secret) and deep fried to perfection. The dish is then served with piping hot fries and house-made slaw. Get there early on Friday, it fills up fast. 
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PJ McIntyre’s

17119 Lorain Ave, (216) 941-9311
Sticking to its Irish Cleveland roots, PJ McIntyres lightly batters fresh ocean perch (which is the secret) and deep fried to perfection. The dish is then served with piping hot fries and house-made slaw. Get there early on Friday, it fills up fast.

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Sterle’s Country House 
401 E. 55th St., (216) 881-418
Fridays at Sterle’s Country House always feature a fish fry and a polka band. Dancing is sometimes involved at this German Hall, too. The meal includes breaded basa fillets with a classic tartar sauce and lemons. 
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Sterle’s Country House

401 E. 55th St., (216) 881-418
Fridays at Sterle’s Country House always feature a fish fry and a polka band. Dancing is sometimes involved at this German Hall, too. The meal includes breaded basa fillets with a classic tartar sauce and lemons.

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Around the Corner Cafe
17119 Lorain Ave, (216) 941-9311
Also getting into the meatless Friday spirit is the Around the Corner Cafe, which features a Lake Erie perch fish fry. Meals also include shrimp, pierogies and cabbage and noodles.
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Around the Corner Cafe

17119 Lorain Ave, (216) 941-9311
Also getting into the meatless Friday spirit is the Around the Corner Cafe, which features a Lake Erie perch fish fry. Meals also include shrimp, pierogies and cabbage and noodles.

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