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St. Charles, IL Fried Fish That Will Have You Hooked

Few traditions rival the deliciousness of a Fish Fry Friday. Whether you prefer cod, haddock, or another type of white fish, there are several local spots that excel at preparing this dish - whether it be seasonally or all year round. We often hear the question of, "Where can I find an excellent fish fry in St. Charles?" Fear not - we have it covered. Take a look below to learn more!

Photos Courtesy of Alter Brewing + Kitchen

Nestled alongside the beautiful Fox River downtown, it only makes sense that Alter Brewing + Kitchen would introduce new seafood dishes for the season! Yes, they are offering the Classic Fish Fry made with Cod and comes with fries, coleslaw, and dill tarter sauce, but they also have other exciting dishes that will add some flare to your typical fish offerings. Try their Ceviche, made with White Fish, Shrimp, and a blend of fresh vegetables acidulated in citrus, or their Shrimp Tacos topped with pineapple, peppers, teriyaki chili glaze, and a cumin lime crema.

Photos Courtesy of Chum's Shrimp Shack

Who wants to wait all the way to Friday for their fried fish? At Chum's Shrimp Shack, you don't have to, as you can enjoy a variety of fried seafood any day of the week. From Fried Icelandic Cod to a Fried Walley Sandwich, and of course, Fried Shrimp, you won't be short on dishes to choose from. Looking to grab a meal for a large group of people? They have an extensive catering menu that you can view here, so that everyone can dig into all the tasty seafood goodness.

Photos Courtesy of Colonial Cafe

A community staple since 1901, Colonial Cafe has solidified itself as a fantastic spot to alleviate your fried fish cravings. On Fridays starting at 11am, you can savor their crispy Icelandic Cod, served with French fries, apple coleslaw, and tartar sauce (and you can add their cafe-made corn bread for just $2.29 more). Can't wait until the end of the week? You can swing by any time to get their golden fried Traditional Fish & Chips, or their Golden Butterfly Shrimp!

Photos Courtesy of Dukes Northwoods

There aren't many places that have better fish than the Northern woods, and at Dukes Northwoods, it's no different. Dukes Northwoods brings a woodsy-Wisconsin themed vibe to downtown St. Charles. Of course, they offer their spectacular Fish n Chips made with beer battered Walleye, but they also have some other fresh fish offerings that you don't want to miss out on. If you need a break from the fried food, try their Salmon Salad, or their Lake Superior Whitefish - both made with white wine lemon butter sauce.

Photos Courtesy of The Evergreen Pub & Grill

It's no secret that The Evergreen Pub & Grill has an absolutely delicious fish fry, but did you know that it just got even better? They rolled out a new Friday Fish Fry menu with new additions like crab cakes with a remoulade, hush puppies, and fresh mahi mahi with a chimichurri sauce. For their traditional fish fry, you can choose between Cod, Perch, Walleye, and Jumbo Shrimp, and it comes with their homemade coleslaw, and a choice of one of their many sides.

Every Friday starting on February 16th through March 29th, The Filling Station Pub & Grill will be serving up food from a terrific "Lent Friendly" menu. They have a brand-new recipe for their hand breaded Icelandic Cod, but that's just the beginning of their specials! They also will be serving additional seafood offerings, such as their Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Shrimp Tacos, and much more.

What Element Are You Most Looking Forward to At the St. Patrick's Celebration?

  • Opening Ceremony

  • Lucky Photo Station

  • Shamrock Hunt

  • St. Patrick's Parade

Photos Courtesy of The Hive Tavern & Eatery

There's quite the positive 'buzz' going around about The Hive Tavern & Eatery's "Lent Specials" recently, and rightfully so. Aside from their traditional Fish & Chips (that are incredibly delicious), they also are featuring limited-time mouthwatering options like their New Orleans Po'Boy, and their Mardi Gras Jambalaya.

It's critical for an Irish Pub to be able to offer a terrific Friday Fish Fry , and McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen, without a doubt, has that box checked. Starting Friday, February 16th, you can savor their Cod that, you guessed it, is Guinness Beer Battered, along with their homemade slaw and tarter sauce. Did we mention that it's all you can eat? Be sure to bring that appetite!

Photos Courtesy of The Office Dining & Spirits

The very best office to visit for your fried fish needs has got to be The Office Dining & Spirits. Throughout the year on Fridays, you can take advantage of their all you can eat fish fry special if your craving a true feast. However, if you're searching for more of a handheld, they have recently announced a new "Lenten Special" - their Breaded Fish Sandwich!

Photos Courtesy of Tap House Grill

For over 15 years, Tap House Grill has been one of the best spots in town for fresh, made from scratch "addictive" food, and that certainly doesn't stop with their Fish Fry. Tap House Grill's 'Fishy Friday's' are back, and every seafood lover is not going to want to miss this deal! On Friday's for a limited time, you can get all you can eat Fish & Chips for only $19. Plus, with an extensive selection of beer, this is the a terrific way to kick-off the start of the weekend!

Photos Courtesy of Urban Counter and The Pride Store

The Pride Store is so much more than your typical convenience store. They also have great food options too, proving that great food can be made anywhere, even inside a gas station. For a limited time when you stop by The Pride Store, you can pick up a Fish Sandwich and Chips meal! Looking for a full fish basket? You can swing by their Urban Counter location and indulge in their 4pc Fish and Chips special. Be sure to get yours before it's gone!

Photos Courtesy of Wahlburgers

Known for their famous burgers, Wahlburgers is bringing back a sandwich that is quite the catch! For a limited time, you can get your hands on their Haddock Fish Sandwich, perfect for satisfy that deep sea craving. Pair that with some of their thin crispy Onion Rings, and one of their homemade shakes, and you've got yourself the ideal Friday night feast.

Pinch-proof your calendar because our annual St. Patrick's Parade is back March 9th! This community event features an Opening Ceremony at 11am, a Lucky photo Station on Riverside Avenue, and an interactive Shamrock Hunt. All of this culminates to the St. Patrick's Parade that will travel down Main Street at 2pm. Learn more here.


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