Here's the ultimate Greater Akron fish fry guide for Lent 2022 (2022)

Here's the ultimate Greater Akron fish fry guide for Lent 2022 (1)

It's fish fry time in Northeast Ohio.

The Akron area offers plenty of options for people seeking meat-free dining options on Fridays throughoutLent. More places are bringing back their fish fries this year after canceling the Lenten tradition during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can find fish fries at area churches, clubs, lodges and restaurants. Many offer carryout or drive-thrupickupoptions.

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And if you're not a fan of fried fish, some places are offering baked fish. A few have other meat-free meals, such asscallops, shrimp, crab cakes,pierogi and salad. Some even have chicken tenders on the menu for the kiddos orthose who simply don't like seafood.

Fishfries take every Friday during Lenten season unless otherwise noted.

Churches, clubs and lodges

Acker-Moore Memorial Post: 5-8 p.m., Feb. 25- April 15. 3733Fishcreek Road, Stow, 330-673-1608. Carryout only, 5-8 p.m. Cash only at the door. Choice of beer-battered cod or baked lemon pepper cod. One-piecefishdinner $ 9.50. Two-piecefishdinner $11.50. Fried shrimp basket, $10.50. Pierogi dinner with sautéed onions, and a side of sour cream, $8.50. Tuna melt sandwich dinner, $8. All dinners include a roll and choice of two sides (frenchfries, coleslaw, side salad, onion rings, macaroni and cheese). Call the post starting at noon Fridays at 330-673-1608 to place your order for pickup starting at 5 p.m.

Annunciation Church/Visitation of Mary Parish: 4:30-7 p.m. through April 8, Dowed Hall, 55 Broad St., Akron, 330-535-4141. Baked or fried cod with choices of sides (scalloped potatoes, frenchfries, macaroni and cheese, vegetable, coleslaw and hot rice) and Massoli’s bread, coffee, tea or lemonade, $9 adults, $8.50 seniors, $4 children 12 and younger. Desserts and soft drinks available. Take out or dine in. Handicap accessible.

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Barberton Liedertafel: 5-7 p.m., Fridays through April 15. 191 2nd St. NW, Barberton, 330-753-2115. Two pieces of Alaskan pollock,fries, coleslaw and hot sauce, $8.

Barberton VFW Post 1066: 5-8 p.m., through April 15, 75 Sixth St. NW, Barberton, 234-706-2009. Cod fillet dinner withfriesand coleslaw and hush puppies, $10.

British American Club: 6:30-8:30 p.m. through April 8, 8564 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-963-6370. British-stylefishand chips dinner, hand-dipped in made-from-scratch batter. Also shrimp, chicken orfishand shrimp combo dinners. Each served withfries, coleslaw, mushy peas (a British specialty), bread and coffee or tea. Macaroni and cheese dinners (while quantities last) and children’s portions available, $9.50. Carryout available.www.baclubohio.com

Boy Scout Troop 382: 4:30-7 p.m. March 11 only, Copley High School, 3807 Ridgewood Road, Copley, 330-836-7385. Breaded Lake Erie perch or baked wild keta salmon withfries, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and beverage, $15. Chicken tenders dinner, $10. Carryout available. Bake sale table.

Charles Faust American Legion Post 281: 4:30-7 p.m. through April 15, 1601 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-920-9379. Cod, haddock, lake perch, chicken tenders, scallops, shrimp and sides of coleslaw, hot rice and frenchfries. Dinners $9-12.

German Family Society: 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 4, 11 and 18, 3871 Ranfield Road, Brimfield Township, 330-813-0486. Fried, hand-breaded, two-piece cod dinner with potatoes, green beans and coleslaw, $13.50. Children's cod dinner with green beans and applesauce, $7. Macaroni and cheese dinner with green beans and coleslaw, $8. Children's mac and cheese with green beans and applesauce, $5. All dinners include bread. Potato soup and homemade pastries, $3. Visitgermanfamilysociety.comfor details.

Knights of Columbus 3410, 4:30-7 p.m., 2055 Glenmount Ave., Akron, 330-773-3410. All dinners are carryout only. Friedfish$10, fried shrimp $12. All dinners include frenchfries, hot rice and coleslaw. Orders can be placed in person at the hall or atwww.akronkofc.com. No phone orders accepted. Cash or credit card accepted.

Knights of Columbus Stow-Hudson-Peninsula, Holy Family Parish: Dine-in or carryout, 4:30-7 p.m. through April 8, 3179 Kent Road, Stow, 330-931-6777. Fried or baked cod or breaded shrimp with two side dishes. Sides include frenchfries, sweet potato tots, green beans, rice and macaroni and cheese. $12 for adults. Pierogi dinner or macaroni and cheese, $10. Children's dinners available for $6. Orders can be placed at ofcstowfishfry.com, which includes an option to pay for your dinner at the time the order is placed. Online orders will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. the Friday of the event. Telephone orders also accepted 4-6:30 p.m.; call330-688-6412, ext. 25. Either ordering method will assign a specific time for the order to be picked up at Holy Family Parish, 3179 Kent Road in Stow, in the lower church hall. Payment of cash or check will also be accepted at the time of pickup.

Knights of Columbus Council Hall 3213: 4-7:30 p.m., through April 15, 148 Lyman St., Wadsworth, 330-334-0030. Alaskan pollock with frenchfries, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout only. Adults $9.50, ages 5-12 $5, ages 4 and under free.

Polish American Citizens Club: 4:30-8 p.m. every Friday all year, 472 E. Glenwood Ave. (entrance on Dan Street), Akron, 330-253-0496. Fried lake perch, baked cod, shrimp, chicken wings or tenders dinners with bread and two sides (salad, frenchfries, hot rice, cabbage and noodles, coleslaw, applesauce, macaroni and cheese, cottage cheese). Fried shrimp dinner with two sides. Dinners are small $9, medium $11, large $14. Homemade pierogi, smoked kielbasa and beverages available. Carryout available.

Ralph Huff VFW Post No. 1062: 5-7:30 p.m. through April 15, 1581 Main St., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-929-9494. Dine-in or carryout. Two-piece battered perch dinner, $11. Three-piece chicken tenders or seven-piece breaded shrimp dinner, $10. Combination platter (onefish, two chicken tenders, three shrimp), $12. All served withfries, bread and choice of two sides (salad, coleslaw, applesauce).Fishsandwich, $5. Extrafish, $2 a piece.

Here's the ultimate Greater Akron fish fry guide for Lent 2022 (2)

St. Ambrose Catholic Parish: 4:30-7 p.m. Ash Wednesday and Fridays through April 15, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, 330-460-7300,www.StAmbrose.us/Fish-Fry. Dine-in or carryout in Hilkert Hall (enter the Pearl Road doors). Two-piece baked or fried whitefishdinner with two sides. Nine-piece potato and cheese pierogies dinner with two sides. Premium side options (choose one) are cabbage and noodles, frenchfries, two pierogies (withfishdinner) and macaroni andcheese. Regular side options (choose one) are steamed vegetables, applesauce and coleslaw. Dinners $12.50. Family meal options available. A la carte menu items also available. Apple crisp dessert, $7. Cash or checksor Mastercard and Visa (only for orders over $10) accepted.

St. Andrew the Apostle Church: 4-7 p.m. through April 8, 4022 Johnson Road, Norton, 330-825-2617. Baked or friedfish, fried shrimp or combo dinners, choice of two sides (frenchfries, cabbage noodles, hot rice, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw orapplesauce), bread and dessert, $12 adults, $8 children. Carryout only. Handicapped persons can call 330-590-0624 to order and pick up.

St. George Fellowship Centre: 3-7 p.m. through April 15, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Copley. Drive-thrufishfry. Choice of baked cod, beer-battered cod, fried shrimp and a weekly special item. Sides include jo-jos, roasted carrots, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, green beans and hot rice. Most dinners $13. Weekly dessert specials. Order online atwww.tlccateringinc.comor call 330-666-7132. Part of the proceeds benefit the St. George Church Camp Fund.

St. Mary Parish (Men’s Club): 5-7:30 p.m. through April 8, 340 N. Main St., Hudson, 330-650-0722, ext. 244. Menu has over 10 different dinner selections, including beer-battered and grilledfish, shrimp, crab cakes and salads. Prices range from $8.75 to $16.50. A children’s menu is offered. Dine-in with limited seating or carryout options are available. Call ahead phone orders or order online athttp://seafood.stmaryhudson.cc

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church: 755 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, 330-413-2986. Drive-thruFishFry Fridays, through April 15. Pickup is 4:30-6 p.m. You must preorder atmarketplace.stnickoca.organd pay online. Last order taken 8 p.m. the night before. Drive-thru pickup from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Beer-batter cod or baked cod with jo-jo potatoes, hot sauce rice, tangy vinegar coleslaw and tartar sauce $15. Homemade sides $5: pierogi, halushki, Baba Vera's bread pudding dessert.

Slovak J Club: 4:30-7 p.m. through April 15, 485 Morgan Ave., Akron, 330-786-9972. All-you-can-eat friedfish, $15. Baked cod dinners, $15. Must be preordered by Wednesday each week after 3 p.m. Six-piece chicken tenders, $10. All dinners include macaroni and cheese,fries, haluski, hot rice, coleslaw and bread. Special order: Albie’s Famous Baked Cod, $20 with all sides, includes friedfish.

Tadmor Shrine, 5-7:30 p.m. through April 15, 3000 Krebs Drive, Akron, 330-644-8494.Fish, chicken or shrimp withfries, applesauce, coleslaw and rolls. Dinners are $15.Fishis all you can eat and chicken and shrimp are one plate.

Restaurants

Bob’s Hamburg (to benefit Sherbondy Hill Community), 4-8 p.m. Fridays through April 15, 1351 East Ave., Akron, 330-253-2627. New England Style Clam Chowder, $5. Two crab cakes with coleslaw and hand cutfries, $11.95. Two-piece fried whitefish dinner served with frenchfries, coleslaw and bread, $11;add an extra piece offish, $5. Six-piece shrimp dinner withfriesand coleslaw, $12.99.FishSammich with lettuce and tomato andfries, $8.99. Macaroni and cheese side, $5; hot rice $5;family-recipe coleslaw, $3; friesbasket, $5. Sampler with onefish, one crab cake, basket offries, one clam chowder, coleslaw and bread, $20.

Bob’s Hamburg Highland Square (to benefit Sherbondy Hill Community), 5 p.m.-midnight Fridays through April 15, 801 W. Market St., Akron, 330-253-2627. New England Style Clam Chowder $5. Two-piece fried whitefish dinner served with frenchfries, coleslaw and bread, $11;add an extra piece offish, $5. Six-piece shrimp dinner withfriesand coleslaw, $12.99.FishSammich with lettuce and tomato andfries, $8.99. Hot rice, $5;family-recipe coleslaw; $3; friesbasket, $8 (side $4).

The Boulevard Tavern: 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays, 435 Chestnut Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-8596. Three-piece lake perch dinners with two sides, $13.99; five-piece, $15.99.

Ido Bar & Grill: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Ash Wednesday and Fridays, 1537 S. Main St., Akron, 330-773-1724. Fried cod fillet with choice of two sides, Carol's hot rice and bread — lunch, $13.99; dinner, $15.99. Takeout curbside pickup, $15.99. Other seafood items include lobster, halibut, salmon, mahi-mahi, lobster tails, drunken seafood pasta, shrimp capellini,fishsandwich andfishtacos.

Little City Grill: 4:30-9 p.m. through April 15, 802 N. Mantua St., Kent, 330-677-3444. All-you-can-eat (dine-in only) fried Alaskan pollock withfries, hush puppies and coleslaw, $13. For takeout and delivery,fourfishfilets and sides, $13.

Menches Bros. Family Restaurant: All day Fridays through April 15, 3700 Massillon Road, Green, 330-896-2288,www.MenchesBros.com. Beer-battered two-piecefishdinner withfries, coleslaw and hush puppies, $10.99.

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The Original Peppe & Luigi's Restaurant: 240 5th Street SE, Barberton, 330-745-1121. Currently offering take-out counter service only.Fishspecials every Friday during Lent, starting Ash Wednesday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Shrimp dinner: breaded and deep-fried, medium-sized shrimp (15-22 shrimp per dinner), with frenchfriesand coleslaw, $11.99. Flounder dinner: lightly-breaded, mild whitefish, with jo-jo potatoes and tossed salad, $12.99.Fishsandwich: lightly-breaded flounder on 7-inch sub bun, with frenchfries, $11.99. Beer-battered haddock: mild whitefish, with jo-jo potatoes and coleslaw, $11.99. Diners can substitute frenchfrieswith jo-jo potatoes or onion rings. Also offered are hot rice, cottage cheese and applesauce as substitutions for the coleslaw.

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Roses Run Country Club: 4-9 p.m. every Friday, 2636 N. River Road, Stow, 330-688-4653. New England Clam Chowder, $4.99. Spicy, seasoned peel and eat shrimp, $11.99. Beer-batteredfishsandwich, served on a brioche bun topped with lettuce and homemade tarter sauce, and served with fresh cutfries, $7.99. Beer-batteredfishdinner, with hush puppies and coleslaw, $11.99. Shrimp Scampi, sauteed shrimp tossed in a roasted garlic cream sauce over capelinni pasta, $13.99. Street Tacos filled with choice of spicy shrimp or blackened grouper served with cilantro lime, kale slaw and fresh homemade pico de gallo served with rice pilaf, $12.99. Blackened grouper seasoned with blackening blend, topped with pepper butter served with fresh cutfriesand coleslaw, $13.99. Create your own burger, ground Angus beef served on a brioche bun topped with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles and choice of cheese, with fresh cutfries, $9.99. Add side salad for $2.00.

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