48 Cleveland Fish Fries to Try This Lenten Season

Lent is great for Northeast Ohioans because even if you don't celebrate, you can still get a delicious fried fish dinner out of it. There are a ton of bars and restaurants that partake in the tradition, offering typical fried fish dinners like perch, cod and walleye with fries and slaw on Friday nights. Some places get a bit more creative and try to modernize the fish fry while others offer the special daily instead of just Fridays. Whether you want to stick to tradition or venture out of your comfort zone, you should definitely partake in the fish fry at one of these spots.

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 Hansa Brewery
2717 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
This Biergarten and beer hall is one of just a select few of German-style breweries in Cleveland. Breaded perch and grilled branzino are the Lent offerings here and they’re worth the trip to Ohio City. They’re one of the only places offering their fish fry during lunch, as they’ll be serving Fridays starting at 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
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Hansa Brewery

2717 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

This Biergarten and beer hall is one of just a select few of German-style breweries in Cleveland. Breaded perch and grilled branzino are the Lent offerings here and they’re worth the trip to Ohio City. They’re one of the only places offering their fish fry during lunch, as they’ll be serving Fridays starting at 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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 The Brew Garden
16555 Southpark Center, Strongsville 
The popular brew garden is serving a few different options for Lent including a pierogi dinner and a perch fish fry with three filets, fries and slaw. They also have a smoked salmon picatta option.
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The Brew Garden

16555 Southpark Center, Strongsville

The popular brew garden is serving a few different options for Lent including a pierogi dinner and a perch fish fry with three filets, fries and slaw. They also have a smoked salmon picatta option.

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 Union House Bar and Restaurant
2713 Brookpark Rd., Parma
In Parma, you can get a fish fry dinner during Lent at Union House for just $13.95, served traditionally with hand-battered North Atlantic cod, fries and slaw. You can also order a half-meal as well. Union House does their fish fry year round.
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Union House Bar and Restaurant

2713 Brookpark Rd., Parma

In Parma, you can get a fish fry dinner during Lent at Union House for just $13.95, served traditionally with hand-battered North Atlantic cod, fries and slaw. You can also order a half-meal as well. Union House does their fish fry year round.

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 Georgetown
18515 Detroit Ave., Lakewood
Formerly Three Birds, Georgetown is another joint showing that you can be a little more upscale than the bars and restaurants that are typically known for doing Lenten fish frys. Every Friday during Lent from 4:30 p.m to 11 p.m., you can get a traditional Lenten dinner of fried panko-crusted grouper, with a side of fries, slaw and delicious cornbread. 
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Georgetown

18515 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

Formerly Three Birds, Georgetown is another joint showing that you can be a little more upscale than the bars and restaurants that are typically known for doing Lenten fish frys. Every Friday during Lent from 4:30 p.m to 11 p.m., you can get a traditional Lenten dinner of fried panko-crusted grouper, with a side of fries, slaw and delicious cornbread.

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 Fisher’s American Tavern
28020 Miles Rd., Solon
Every Friday night, this Solon dive offers a wide variety of delicious fish. They have a beer-battered haddock basket with fries and slaw, a beer-battered walleye basket with the same sides and weekly specials like a shrimp basket and grilled walleye.
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Fisher’s American Tavern

28020 Miles Rd., Solon

Every Friday night, this Solon dive offers a wide variety of delicious fish. They have a beer-battered haddock basket with fries and slaw, a beer-battered walleye basket with the same sides and weekly specials like a shrimp basket and grilled walleye.

Photo via Fisher’s American Tavern/Facebook
 Fairview Tavern
21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park  
In Fairview Park, this neighborhood tavern serves up a very creative meal for Lent. They offer a ton of options, like traditional fish fries with cod or perch to a lobster ravioli, a pretzel crusted walleye and much more.
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Fairview Tavern

21867 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park

In Fairview Park, this neighborhood tavern serves up a very creative meal for Lent. They offer a ton of options, like traditional fish fries with cod or perch to a lobster ravioli, a pretzel crusted walleye and much more.

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 The Harp
4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland
An Irish bar on steroids, the Harp isn&#146;t just your corner joint with a few shamrocks on the wall. It boasts a large Irish-influenced menu and a spacious patio with a view of the lake. And with the Irish influence, they obviously know their fish and chips. They&#146;ve been closed for COVID but will reopen March 2nd.
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The Harp

4408 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

An Irish bar on steroids, the Harp isn’t just your corner joint with a few shamrocks on the wall. It boasts a large Irish-influenced menu and a spacious patio with a view of the lake. And with the Irish influence, they obviously know their fish and chips. They’ve been closed for COVID but will reopen March 2nd.

Photo via The Harp/Facebook
 Loco Leprechaun
24545 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake
Yes, there&#146;s a bar named the Loco Leprechaun and of course they have a Friday fish fry. Every Friday during Lent, they&#146;ll serve panko hand breaded Lake Erie perch with jumbo handmade potato and cheese pierogies and slaw.
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Loco Leprechaun

24545 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake

Yes, there’s a bar named the Loco Leprechaun and of course they have a Friday fish fry. Every Friday during Lent, they’ll serve panko hand breaded Lake Erie perch with jumbo handmade potato and cheese pierogies and slaw.

Photo via Loco Leprechaun/Facebook
 White Oaks
777 Cahoon Rd., Westlake
Founded during Prohibition, White Oaks has been serving up booze and a mostly meat and seafood menu to Clevelanders since 1928. This throwback of a restaurant serves an awesome Yuengling battered walleye for Lent.
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White Oaks

777 Cahoon Rd., Westlake

Founded during Prohibition, White Oaks has been serving up booze and a mostly meat and seafood menu to Clevelanders since 1928. This throwback of a restaurant serves an awesome Yuengling battered walleye for Lent.

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 Tremont Taphouse
2572 Scranton Rd., Cleveland 
The Tap House serves up some of the best bar food in town so it&#146;s no surprise that they knock the fish fry game out of the park. This gastropub serves up battered cod with of course some creative sides like jalapeno hush puppies and a house slaw. 
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Tremont Taphouse

2572 Scranton Rd., Cleveland

The Tap House serves up some of the best bar food in town so it’s no surprise that they knock the fish fry game out of the park. This gastropub serves up battered cod with of course some creative sides like jalapeno hush puppies and a house slaw.

Photo via Scene Archives