It's fried fish season! Here are 44 Louisville places to get your fill during Lent 2024

It's fried fish season!

Lent, which this year begins on Feb. 14, is here and that means fish on Fridays, with dine-in, carryout, and drive-thru available at a majority of churches in the Louisville area for the 40-day duration of Lent.

Check your church's website or the Archdiocese of Louisville website for the most updated information. Here is our list of more than 40 local fish fries taking place in Louisville for Lent.

Did we miss your favorite place? Send us a note at greed@courier-journal.com and we'll add it to our seasonal list. 

Where to find a Lenten Fish Fry in Louisville

A fish sandwich with fries, onion rings, macaroni and cole slaw was on the menu at the St. Patrick Church fish fry on Fridy evening. Mar. 3, 2023
A fish sandwich with fries, onion rings, macaroni and cole slaw was on the menu at the St. Patrick Church fish fry on Fridy evening. Mar. 3, 2023

St. Agnes: 1920 Newburg Road, Saint Agnes School cafeteria, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, pizza, French fries, mac and cheese, coleslaw, onion rings, and more. Dine in and carry out. 502-451-2220; stagneslouisville.org.

St. Albert the Great: 1395 Girard Drive, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 23 through March 22. Fish and shrimp dinners, pizza, and desserts. Dine-in and carryout. 502-425-3940; stalbert.org.

Aloysius Catholic Church: 187 S. Plum St., Shepherdsville, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 9 through March 22. Fried fish and shrimp, onion rings, oysters, slaw, fries, mac and cheese, fish sticks, cheese pizza slices, and homemade desserts. Pull tabs and cake wheel. Dine-in and carryout. 502-543-5918. archlou.org/parishes/saint-aloysius-shepherdsville/

St. Aloysius:122 Mt. Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley, in the school cafeteria and gym, 5-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 9 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, rolled oysters, shrimp, hush puppies, green beans, baked potatoes, onion rings, shrimp, French fries, mac and cheese, cheese sticks, hush puppies, and cheese pizza. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru. staloysiuspwv.org.

St. Andrew United Church of Christ: 2608 Browns Lane, 4:30-7 Wednesdays Feb. 14 through March 27. Fried fish sandwiches, fried oysters, brats, German potato salad, mac and cheese, slaw, desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. Dine-in and carryout. 502-452-1777 or saintandrewucc.org.

St. Anthony of Padua: 316 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville, Indiana, in the parish gym, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 15. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, oysters, cheese pizza, sides and dessert. Dine-in and carryout. 812-282-2290; stanthony-clarksville.org.

The fish in the drive-thru part of the St. Michael Catholic Church's fish fry on Friday the 12th. 02/12/21
The fish in the drive-thru part of the St. Michael Catholic Church's fish fry on Friday the 12th. 02/12/21

Ascension Parish: 4600 Lynnbrook Drive, 5:30-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, and sides. 502-451-3860; ascension-parish.com.

St. Athanasius: 5915 Outer Loop, Parish gym, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 9 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, egg rolls, cheese pizza, dessert and sides. Dine-in and carryout. saintathanasiuslouisville.com.

St. Augustine: 1310 W. Broadway, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, greens, mac and cheese, green beans, and homemade desserts. Dine-in and carryout. 502-584-4602. archlou.org/parishes/saint-augustine-louisville/

St. Bartholomew: 2040 Buechel Bank Road, 4-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish and sides. Dine-in and carryout. 502-499-0883; saintbarths.org.

St. Bernard: 7500 Tangelo Drive, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (football field) and 5-7:30 p.m. (gym), Fridays Feb. 9 through March 22. Hand-cut, hand-breaded North Atlantic Cod, fish tacos, and sides. Lunch is carryout only; gym dine-in and carryout. Order online: stbernardfishfry.com.

St. Bernadette Church & St. Mary Academy: 11311 St. Mary Lane, Prospect, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, March 1 through March 15. Fish, shrimp, pizza and sides. Dine-in and carryout. 502-425-2210. stb2008.org

Baked fish is an option at the St. John Paul II annual fish fry. 2/19/21
Baked fish is an option at the St. John Paul II annual fish fry. 2/19/21

St. Edward: 9608 Sue Helen Drive, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, fish tacos, cheese pizza, and sides. Dine-in and carryout. 502-267-7494. stedward.school

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: 11501 Maple Way, 4-7 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish. Dine-in and carryout. 502-969-0004 or 502-966-0661. easeton.com

St. Francis of Assisi: 1960 Bardstown Road, 5-8 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sides and craft beer. Dine-in and carryout. 502-456-6394. ccsfachurch.org

St. Francis Xavier: 155 Stringer Lane, Mt. Washington, 4-7 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fish and sides. Dine-in and carryout. 502-538-4933; sfxmw.com.

St. Gabriel The Archangel: 5505 Bardstown Road, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, fish tacos, and sides. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru. 502-239-5481; stgabriel.net.

St. Gabriel's men's club serves fish sliders at its weekly fish fry consisting of a fried codfish served with American cheese and tartar sauce atop a slider roll. The dish is accompanied by fries and green beans.Feb. 24,  2020
St. Gabriel's men's club serves fish sliders at its weekly fish fry consisting of a fried codfish served with American cheese and tartar sauce atop a slider roll. The dish is accompanied by fries and green beans.Feb. 24, 2020

Good Shepherd Catholic Church: 3525 Rudd Ave., 4-8 p.m. Fridays, now through March 22. Fried fish, shrimp, oysters, cheese pizza, and sides. Dine-in and carryout. 502-749-9780. goodshepherdchurch.us.

Holy Family: 3938 Poplar Level Road, gym, Fridays, now through March 22. Fried and baked fried, shrimp, and sides. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner 4-7 p.m. Dine-in, carryout and drive-thru. 502-459-6066. holyfamilyky.org.

Holy Family: 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany, Indiana, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, March 1 and 8. Dine-in and carryout. 812-944-8283. holyfamilynewalbany.org.

Holy Trinity: 501 Cherrywood Road, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 23 through March 15. Fish and sides. There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament each night and a children's room with games. 502-897-5207; htparish.org.

Immaculate Conception: Marian Center, 502 N. 5th Ave., La Grange, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Boston scrod, shrimp, pizza, hush puppies, and sides. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 13304. Dine-in and carryout. 502-222-0255. iclagrange.org/fish.

St. James1818 Edenside Ave., 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fish, rolled oysters, French fries, fish taco, mac and cheese, pizza and coleslaw. Cake wheel and split the pot. Dine-in and carryout. 502-451-1420. stjamesbluejays.com

St. Gabriel's men's club fish fry's rolled oyster platter consisting of a fried rolled oyster, a piece of fried codfish, fries, cole slaw and beans.
Feb. 24,  2020
St. Gabriel's men's club fish fry's rolled oyster platter consisting of a fried rolled oyster, a piece of fried codfish, fries, cole slaw and beans. Feb. 24, 2020

St. John Paul II: 3539 Goldsmith Lane, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fish, fish tacos, pizza, mac and cheese, pizza, French fries and more. Order ahead, 502-456-6468. Dine-in and carryout. 502-459-4251. stjpiiparish.com

St. Joseph: 1406 E. Washington St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, hush puppies, sides and desserts. Dine-in and carryout. 502-583-7401. sjosephcatholic.org

Knights of Columbus 1221: Cardinal Ritter Council, 809 E. Main St., New Albany, Indiana, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (drive-thru only) and 4:30-7:30 p.m. (dine-in and carryout), Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 29. Fried fish, baked potato, French fries, oysters, shrimp, and crab cakes. 812-944-0891. kofc1221.org

St. Lawrence: 1925 Lewiston Drive, parish gym, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried fish, shrimp, oysters, fish nuggets, cheese pizza, grilled cheese, onion rings and sides. Dine-in and carryout. 502-448-2122; stl-lawrence.org.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church: 1206 Maple Lane, Anchorage, 5:30-7:30 Fridays, Feb. 16 to March 22. Fried fish dinner, fish sandwich, shrimp dinner (by the pound), salads, baked tilapia, and shrimp creole. Sides include French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, red beans and rice, and hushpuppies. 502-245-8827. stlukesanchorage.org.

St. Margaret Mary: 7813 Shelbyville Road, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 8. Fried and baked fish dinner, fish sandwich, shrimp dinner, fish tacos, rolled oysters, salads, baked tilapia, and shrimp creole. Sides include French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, onion rings and hushpuppies. Dine-in and carryout. smmfishfry.com.

Lisa Reynolds works the drive-thru part of the St. Michael Catholic Church's fish fry on Friday the 12th. 02/12/21
Lisa Reynolds works the drive-thru part of the St. Michael Catholic Church's fish fry on Friday the 12th. 02/12/21

St. Mark's Episcopal Church: 2822 Frankfort Ave., 5-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Hand-breaded fried cod fillets, smoked salmon with rice pilaf, sides are fries, hush puppies, mac-n-cheese, green beans, and a variety of homemade pies and cakes. Dine-in, carryout and pre-order. 502-895-2429. stmlky.org.

St. Martin de Porres: 3112 W. Broadway, Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Baked and fried fish (cod, whiting, catfish), green beans, mac and cheese, baked beans, coleslaw, greens, fried potatoes, baked spaghetti and homemade dessert. Dine-in or carryout. 502-778-1118. archlou.org/parishes/saint-martin-de-porres/

St. Mary Queen of Peace: 4005 Dixie Highway, 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fish, shrimp, sides, and dessert. Dine-in and carryout. 502-448-4008. maryqueenofpeace.net.

St. Michael: 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays, now through March 22. Fried and baked fish, cheese pizza, oysters, and sides. 502-266-5611. stmichaelchurch.org.

Most Blessed Sacrament: 1125 Hathaway Ave., gym, 4-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried fish, shrimp, pizza, and sides. Pull tab, raffles and cake wheel. Dine-in and carryout. 502-361-0149. archlou.org/parishes/most-blessed-sacrament-parish/

Our Lady of Lourdes510 Breckenridge Lane, 4:30-7 p.m. drive-thru; 5:30-8 p.m. dine-in and carryout, Fridays March 1, 8 and 22. Fried and baked fish and sides. Pull tabs. 502-896-0241. ourlourdes.org

Our Lady of Mount Carme: 5505 New Cut Road, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fish, shrimp, oysters, fries, mac and cheese, green beans and other sides. Also, cake booth, pull tabs, raffles, and games. Dine-in and carryout. 502-366-5651. archlou.org/parishes/our-lady-of-mount-carmel-parish/

The gymnasium at St. Patrick Catholic school was a packed on Friday night for a fish fry on the second weekend of Lent. The St. Patrick Catholic School fish fry was named "Top 3 Best of the Decade" by Tony Colyer of "Fish Fry Guys", who visited 35 Catholic church fish fries around the Louisville area over the last 13 years. Mar. 3, 2023
The gymnasium at St. Patrick Catholic school was a packed on Friday night for a fish fry on the second weekend of Lent. The St. Patrick Catholic School fish fry was named "Top 3 Best of the Decade" by Tony Colyer of "Fish Fry Guys", who visited 35 Catholic church fish fries around the Louisville area over the last 13 years. Mar. 3, 2023

St. Patrick Catholic Church: 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 15. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, clam chowder, cheese pizza, and sides. Dine-in and carryout. Seven beers on tap. 502-244-6083. stpatlou.org/

St. Paul Catholic Community: 6901 Dixie Highway, 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, French fries, onion rings, fried pickles, cheese pizza, hush puppies, desserts and more. Dine-in, carryout or drive-thru. Also, raffle baskets and cake wheel. 502-935-5511. stpaulparishlouisvilleky.org.

St. Peter the Apostle: 7724 Columbine Drive, St. Andrews Academy Gym, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, oysters, shrimp, cheese pizza and sides. Cake wheel and bouncy house. Dine-in and carryout. 502-937-5920. saintpeterapostle.org/

St. Raphael: 2131 Lancashire Ave., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, rolled oysters, pizza, sides and desserts. Dine-in and carryout. sraparish.org.

St. Rita Catholic Church: 8709 Preston Highway, Fridays now through March 221. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner, 5-7:30 p.m. Fried and baked fish and sides. Dine-in and carryout. Pull tabs. 502-969-4579. archlou.org/parishes/saint-rita-parish/

Sacred Heart Catholic Church: 1842 E. 8th St., at the school, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 5-7 p.m. Fridays Feb. 16 through March 1 and 8. Dine-in and carry-out only. 812-283-3123. jeffersonvillecatholic.org/

St. Stephen Martyr: 3015 Greenup Road, 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 16 through March 22. Fried and baked fish, rolled oysters, grilled cheese, pizza and sides. ssmartyr.org.

St. Thomas More: 6105 S. 3rd St., 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays now through March 29. Fried and baked fish, shrimp, oysters, pizza, fries, green beans, and other sides. Dine-in and carryout. Cake wheel. 502-366-1463. archlou.org/parishes/saint-thomas-more-parish/

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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Fish fries in Louisville, Kentucky: 44 churches to go to during Lent