Cod, Perch, Walleye - whatever your favorite type of fried fish may be, we can all agree on one thing: that Friday Fish Fry's is a delicious tradition. With this being the time of year that many search for the very best fried fish, we decided to compile a list of restaurants in St. Charles, Illinois that know how to do it right. Here are some places where you can get your hands on some mouth-watering fried fish year-round, and some that are currently offering a special seafood menu.
Photos Courtesy of Chum's Shrimp Shack
Why wait until Friday? At Chum's Shrimp Shack, you can enjoy a variety of fried seafood any day of the week. From Fried Icelandic Cod to a Fried Walleye Sandwich, and of course, Fried Shrimp, you'll have an array of seafood favorites to choose from, with 12 different sauces to dip them in.
Photos Courtesy of Colonial Café
A staple in the Fox Valley since 1901, Colonial Café has a full menu of tasty offerings, including their Friday Fish Fry's! On Friday's starting at 11am, you can taste it for yourself, along with fries and their apple coleslaw. Don't forget to order their cafe-made cornbread along with it, as it makes for the perfect Friday treat.
Photos Courtesy of The Evergreen Pub & Grill
Call ahead and make your reservations at The Evergreen Pub & Grill's "Fryday" Fish Fry's! Sourced from E&S Fish Co. right in town, you'll have a whole menu of fish options to choose from such as Cod, Perch, or Walleye. Their Fish Fry comes with coleslaw, and your choice of their many sides including crispy Cajun fries, or their homemade chips.
Photos Courtesy of the Filling Station Pub & Grill
You may know The Filling Station Pub & Grill as having the best burger in the Fox Valley, but did you know they dish up an unbelievable Fish Fry, too? Their Fish Fry comes with fries, coleslaw, and buttery texas toast. Currently, on Friday's through April 6th, they have an extensive seafood menu with offerings such as Hand-Breaded Jumbo Shrimp, and Blackened Grouper Sandwich, to just name a few.
Photos Courtesy of Franky's Red Hots
Swing on by Franky's Red Hots, as they are having some fantastic fried seafood deals taking place until April 6th. Grab one of their Fish Sandwich value packs, which comes with fries and a large drink for a limited time price. You can also pick up an 8pc. Jumbo Shrimp Dinner that comes with fries, a large drinks, garlic bread, and cocktail sauce for a discounted price, too!
Photos Courtesy of The Hive Tavern & Eatery
See what all the buzz is about, and satisfy that fried fish craving at The Hive Tavern & Eatery. Indulge in their Fried Cod Fish n' Chips that comes with fries and their spicy coleslaw. Right now on Friday's through April 6th, they are offering a special seafood menu where you can try New Orleans Shrimp Po'Boys, Shrimp, Fish Tacos, and more!
Photos Courtesy of McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen
What better place to get your fried Fish 'n Chips than at an Irish Pub? And here in St. Charles, we have an absolute gem of one in McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen. Try their traditional Beer-battered Atlantic Cod, served with house-cut fries, mushy peas, tarter sauce, and coleslaw. Pair it with a Guinness, and you'll feel like you've transported to the Emerald Isle.
Photos Courtesy of The Office Dining & Spirits
Every Friday from now until April 6th, you can go to the best office in town and enjoy some incredible Fish 'n Chips at The Office Dining & Spirits. Not only is the fish terrific, but this gastropub is the perfect place to unwind after a long work-week, as they also offer a wide selection of beer and wine, as well as craft cocktails.
Photos Courtesy of Wahlburgers
Wahlburgers knows more than just delicious burgers. Right now, Donnie, Mark, and Paul are serving up their Crispy Fish Sandwich, and it's a must-try for any fried fish lover. The sandwich consists of flaky white, panko crusted Haddock that's hand-breaded and topped with lettuce, tomato and a balsamic tarter sauce.
Photos Courtesy of Whiskey Bend
Recently open in downtown St. Charles, Whiskey Bend is also showing that they know a thing or two about Friday Fish Fry's. On Friday's through April 6th, you can enjoy their beer-battered Fish 'n Chips, while sipping on a libation from their extensive whiskey selection inside a building that is filled with rich history.
After you've got your fill of fried fish, treat yourself to a little shopping and support local! Click here to view some wonderful shops in St. Charles that are just waiting for you to explore.