Lent is a six-week period of fasting, self-service and prayer observed by Christians each year to prepare for the celebration of Easter. Fish is often served on Friday nights during Lent as a restaurant special or church fundraiser. Lent began Feb. 17 in 2021 and will end April 3. Here is what local churches are doing around the valley and a list of restaurants that offer fish and chips.
CHURCHES OFFERING FISH FRYS
Christ the King Catholic Church on Torrey Pines Drive is offering a fish fry every Friday during Lent from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner ($10) includes deep-fried pollock, macaroni and cheese, French fries, cole slaw and a roll. Water or soft drinks available for $1. To-go orders only. Enter through the courtyard doors.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Mesa Park Drive is offering a dinner of fried fish, French fries and cole slaw for $9. Available from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday and March 5 and 26.
A drive-thru fish fry is being offer from 5 ro 7 p.m. every Friday during Lent by Our Lady of Las Vegas Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 9102 and the OLLV Women’s Gold of Our Lady of Las Vegas at the church. The dinner includes fried fish, French fries, cole slaw, water or a soft drink. Purchase online.
St. Anne Catholic Church on Maryland Parkway is also offering a drive-thru fish fry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays. The dinner includes fish tacos, French fries, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. Cost is $7.
St. Thomas More Catholic Community on Pecos Road in Henderson is offering a takeout dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 every Friday during Lent. The dinner includes beer-battered cod, French fries and cole slaw for $10. They are also offering meatless baked ziti and garlic bread for $5. Pre-orders are encouraged but are not required and can be made at stmlv.org.
RESTAURANTS WITH FISH FRYS AND FISH AND CHIPS
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (three Las Vegas locations)
The Blonde Fish ’n’ Chips are made with lightly fried cod filets. Cost is $16.75.
Big Dog’s Draft House on Rancho Drive
Big Dog’s is offering all-you-can-eat beer-battered fish and chips from 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays for $20. Also, they offer fresh water Walleye filet 3 ways — traditional pan fried, pecan crusted or garlic and herb broiled. Served with 2 sides for $22.95. Or, try the special pecan-crusted lake perch, also from 5 to 10 p.m. Choice of traditional or pecan breading, fried golden brown with lemon and tartar sauce, French fries and cole slaw for $14.
Black Bear Diner (multiple locations)
The cod filets are lightly battered and fried. Served with French fries, made-to-order cole slaw and tartar sauce. $12.49.
Boston's Fish House at Tivoli Village
The new restaurant’s fish and chips is East Coast style with beer battered white fish and Boston potato chips. $19.
The Codfather in Henderson
The Codfather serves fish every day, except Monday (closed). They are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cod and chips with a soda is $13.50 and haddock and chips with a soda is $15.50.
The Cravin’ Creole food truck offers a fish fry starting at $12.99 for 1 piece of fish and up to $18.99 for 3 pieces. Includes slaw, fries, spicy remoulade sauce, lemon wedges and hot sauce. They are also offering shrimp étouffée for Lent as well.
Crown & Anchor British Pub (two locations)
The English Fish & Chips features beer-battered cod, French fries and peas (add $2 for mushy peas). $15.99
Emerald Island Casino
Emerald Island Casino in Henderson offers fish and chips in its restaurants. The basket features 4 pieces of golden brown, wild Alaskan cod, corkscrew fries, tartar sauce and a lemon edge. Cost is $13.99.
Gordon Biersch offers beer-battered fish and chips feature Marzen battered cod, tartar sauce, apple cider slaw and salt and pepper fries. Gordon Biersch offers beer-battered fish and chips feature Marzen battered cod, tartar sauce, apple cider slaw and salt and pepper fries.
Gordon Ramsey’s Fish & Chips
Gordon Ramsey’s Fish & Chips at the LINQ Promenade start at $16.99 for a combo. The fish is served with natural sea salt chips and a drink. Dirty chips available for $2 more.
Johnny C's Diner on Arville Street
Johnny C's Diner is offering beer-battered haddock with Yukon Gold potato chips and house slaw for $14 starting Feb. 26. Available 4:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakes Lounge on Lake East Drive
Lake’s Lounge fish & chips for $9.99 has been a staple for 30 years. It features cold water cod dipped in their famous batter and cooked to crispy perfection. Served with steak fries, tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
Legends Oyster Bar on South Durango Drive
The fish and chips at Legends is served with house fries and tartar sauce $15.
Mario’s Westside on Martin Luther King Boulevard
The famous fried fish at Mario’s Westside is $11.69 per pound. Steak fries are $3.49. Other sides available.
McMullins Irish Pub on Tropicana Avenue
The fish and chips at McMullins are named for the old family pub back in Ireland. The Coast Road Fish & Chips are made with beer-battered Wild Pacific cod fillets and are served with fries, cole slaw and tartar sauce. You an get 2 or 3 fillets or a snack-sized version.
Mount Charleston Lodge
The fish and chips at Mount Charleston Lodge features Icelandic cod dipped in their famous beer batter served with seasoned fries, tartar sauce, malt vinegar and Lemond wedges. Cost is $18.
Naked City Pizza on Paradise Road
The Friday Fish Fry is back at Naked City Pizza. Beer-battered haddock, hand-cut fries, slaw, macaroni salad, tartar and lemon. Limited amounts every Friday. Starts at $14.95.
Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay Shoppes
The fish and chips at Ri Ra features lager battered Icelandic haddock, hand-cut fries, tartar sauce or Irish remoulade and a lemon wedge. You can also get mushy peas for extra. Cost is $23.25.
7th & Carson in downtown Las Vegas
The fish and chips at 7th & Carson features crispy beer battered Alaskan cod, housemade tartar sauce, lemon wedges and French fries. Cost is $16.
Shuck’s Tavern & Oyster Bar (two locations)
The fish fry at Shuck’s feature beer-battered haddock served with cole slaw and fries. $14.99.
Starboard Tack on Atlantic Street
The fish and chips features beer-battered cod, fries and housemade tartar sauce. $12.
Steiner’s — A Nevada Style Pub (multiple locations)
The fish and chips basket features Icelandic cod dipped in beer batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Brew city fries, tartar sauce and lemon wedges. cole slaw also available. $13. Add a house salad for $3, bowl of soup for $4 or cup of soup for $3.
Village Pub (multiple locations, including Ellis Island)
The Icelandic Cod is dipped in their famous batter made with award-winning Ellis Island beer. Served with steak fries, tartar sauce and lemon. $9.99.
Wahoo’s (multiple locations)
Wahoo’s is known for their fish tacos but they are offering a special platter of Lent. The platter ($9.99) features fish filets, chips and citrus slaw. They also have a special Lent fish sandwich with rice and beans for $9.59. The crispy fish is wild caught Alaskan flounder, lightly breaded and fried.
FAST-FOOD RESTAURANTS (Sandwiches may not be available at all locations)
Arby’s is offering 2 fish sandwiches, both with crispy filets of wild-caught Alaskan Pollack. The Crispy Fish sandwich is topped with iceberg lettuce and tartar sauce. The King’s Hwaiian Fish Deluxe has the same fixings plus tomatoes and cheddar cheese on a King Hawaiian bun.
Carl’s Jr. has a beer-battered fish sandwich made with Alaskan pollock, lettuce and tartar sauce.
McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish features fish from sustainable fisheries and is topped with American cheese and tartar sauce.
Popeyes recently introduced the Cajun Flounder Sandwich. The sandwich features fried flounder on a buttery toasted brioche bun with pickles and tartar sauce. https://www.popeyes.com/
Wendy’s has a crispy panic fish sandwich made with wild Alaskan Pollock, lettuce, dill pickles and tartar sauce.
White Castle offers panic fish sliders made with Alaskan Pollock.
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