Today refers to Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday
Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. While the season is solemn for Christians, in preparation for Easter, it is also the start of the fish fry season. Here is a list of area fish frys, most of which are drive-throughs offering meals and sides for pickup only. West Life will run a fish fry list each week during Lent. Please let us know if there are any fish frys we need to add!
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception When: Fridays, through March 26 Where: Tom’s Country Place, 3442 Stoney Ridge Road Time: 4-7:30 p.m FYI: Dinners include fresh Lake Erie perch, fried butterfly shrimp, perch and shrimp combo, and baked walleye, all served with french fries, coleslaw, bread, and butter. Clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, fries, pierogies, and cheese pizza are also available a la carte. Pre-orders are encouraged and must be placed by noon each Friday at 440-934-4553 or tomscountryplace.com/order. Payable by credit card. All orders are picked up for drive-through carryout. Drive-up orders are welcome, subject to availability, payable by cash or check. Fish fry 50/50 raffle each Friday at dinner pickup. More information: stmaryavon.org, 440-934-4212
St. Joseph Parish When: Fridays through March 26 Where: Enter the parking lot from Lake Road and drive toward the church, 32929 Lake Road. Time: 4-7 p.m. FYI: Online orders will open each Monday until 5 p.m. Thursday. Drive-up orders accepted, with limited menu and availability. Pay ahead when ordering online and pick a time to pick it up. The lot will be split into one line for people who have ordered ahead and one for people coming to place an order. Diners have an option of baked salmon ($14), baked Lake Erie walleye ($12), fried Lake Erie perch ($15) or fried shrimp ($13). Every fish dinner comes with a side of coleslaw, steamed vegetables and sauce (dill for the salmon, brown butter/caper for walleye, tartar sauce for the perch and cocktail sauce for the shrimp). More information: stjosephavonlake.org or 440-933-3152
St. Raphael Parish When: Fridays through March 26 Where: 525 Dover Center Road Time: 5-7:30 p.m., FYI: Drive-through only. Entrée choices include baked haddock, fried perch, fried shrimp, pierogies and macaroni and cheese. All meals will include french fries and coleslaw (No desserts or beverages this year). Dinners: $15 and $10. See online parish bulletin for details. Orders cannot be placed online or over the phone. All cars should enter the north parking lot from Dover Center Road (there will be one-way traffic on Fish Fry Fridays). Please remain in your car. A volunteer will take the order, collect payment, and direct cars to the pickup station. Tip: Print the menu ahead of time (from the parish website), prefill out order to hand to volunteer. Volunteers also will have copies of the menu. Cash or check only. No credit cards. For more information: saintraphaelparish.com or 440-871-1100
American Legion Post 421 When: Fridays through April 2 Where: 22001 Brookpark Road Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
FYI: Carryout only. Dinners include perch, cod and shrimp and come with a roll and butter and coleslaw. Beverages are available for purchase. Cash, Mastercard and Visa accepted
For more information: americanlegioncliftonpost421.org or 440-734-1020
When: Fridays through April 2 Where: Curbside pickup only at: Big Met, 4811 Valley Parkway, Fairview Park; Emerald Necklace Marina, 500 Cleveland Metro Park Drive, Lakewood; and Merwin’s Wharf, 1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland. Time: 3-8 p.m. FYI: Orders for all locations can be placed at clevelandmetroparks.com/fishfry or 440-331-1070. Menu includes: hush puppies, $7; side salad, $6; New England clam chowder, $5; potato and cheese pierogies, $8; fish dinner with two pieces of fried or baked cod served with choice of potato, coleslaw, and rye bread, $15; additional piece of fish, $4; half-pound fried shrimp with sides, $15; fish sandwich and french fries, $10. For more information: clevelandmetroparks.com, 440-331-1070
St. Luke the Evangelist
When: Fridays through March 26
Where: Italian Creations, 16104 Hilliard Road
Time: 4-7 p.m.
FYI: Fish dinners with two sides are $16.95. Complete menu available at https://stlukelakewood.org/fish-fry/. Curbside pickup or limited delivery. Order at 216-226-2282 starting at 1 p.m. each Friday. Order no later than 30-45 minutes before pickup.
LORAIN American Slovak Club Where: 2915 Broadway Ave., Lorain Time: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. When: Every Friday year-round FYI: Seating is limited to accommodate COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines; takeout is available. A 7.5-ounce Lake Erie yellow perch dinner ($18.95) served with a number of sides, including a rotating list of 70 different soups such as cream of tomato basil and sauerkraut soup. Pierogies served alongside house-made condiments and traditional Slovak sides such as cabbage and noodles. A pound of Lake Erie yellow perch ($29.95), bowl of New England clam chowder or seafood gumbo made with scallops, shrimp, crab, tomatoes, green peppers and onions. Other non-seafood options include the chicken strip dinner, chicken corn chowder or four pierogies in melted butter, smothered with sauteed onions. For more information: americanslovakclub.com, 440-245-5146
Springvale Golf Course and Ballroom When: Fridays through April 1 Where: 5871 Canterbury Road Time: 4-8 p.m. FYI: Meals are for carryout. A fried cod menu includes an $11 senior meal ($10 early bird from 4-5 p.m.), a $12.50 adult meal, a $12 six-piece shrimp meal and $12 combo meal with three pieces of fish and three shrimp. The baked cod meal and the chicken finger meal are each $12, the kids meal (two pieces of fish or three chicken fingers) is $9 and pierogies are $8. All meals come with choice of coleslaw or applesauce, macaroni and cheese or french fries and a roll. For more information: springvalegolfcourseandballroom.com, 440-777-0678
NORTH RIDGEVILLE VFW Post 9871 When: 4-7 p.m. Fridays, including Good Friday Where: 6805 Lear Nagle Road FYI: Fish, fries and cole slaw or five perogies, both meals $10. All meals carry-out only. For more information: vfw9871.org or 440-327-4068
Donauschwaben’s German-American Cultural Center When: Fridays through April 2 Where: 7370 Columbia Road Time: 4-8 p.m. FYI: Takeout only. A fish dinner ($14-$14.50) with choice of baked or fried cod, a fish and shrimp combo or chicken tenders, alongside french fries, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, mini pierogies or mini-potato pancakes with applesauce. To allow for social distancing, the line will be more spaced out than usual and customers will wait in the large main hall for orders. Chairs will be available and the wait is estimated to be 10 minutes. Beer, wine, and booze-soaked “drunken gummy bears” will be available for takeout too. New this year: A family pack that includes five full dinners of fried fish, baked fish, shrimp, french fries and a quart of macaroni and cheese ($75). For more information: donauschwabencleveland.com, 440-235-2646
Rocky River Senior Center
When: March 12 Where: 21014 Hilliard Blvd. Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FYI: Drive-through only. The menu will include baked cod with fresh herbs, homemade french fries, coleslaw, cornbread, a slice of pie and beverage. Advance-sale tickets cost $10. Also, get ready for St. Patrick’s Day by purchasing a loaf of Irish soda bread from Rocky River Seniors Council that will be available for pickup at the drive-through fish fry. All loaves must be pre-ordered: large $6, small $3.50 and scones 75 cents. Call 440-333-6660 to place your order and receive your pickup time.
For more information: rrcity.com/senior-center, 440-333-6660
St. Thomas the Apostle When: Fridays through March 26 Where: 719 Harris Road Time: 4-7 p.m. FYI: Dine-in and takeout available. Dinners include coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and choice of one: fresh-cut fries, macaroni and cheese, pierogies or cabbage and noodles; Baked walleye dinner $15; perch and shrimp combo dinner, $14; perch dinner, $13; beer-battered cod dinner, $13; shrimp dinner $13; senior perch dinner $12; pierogi dinner, $10; cheese pizza by the slice $2. Coffee is free. Pop and water are $1.
For more information: stthomaschurch.net, 440-949-8491
St. Teresa Avila When: Fridays through April 2 Where: St. Teresa Parish Hall, 1878 Abbe Road Time: 4:30-7 p.m. FYI: Drive-through only. Choice of fried perch or fried shrimp. Dinners are $15 and come with french fries, roll and butter and dessert. Cash or checks only.
More information: stteresaparish.com, 440-934-0503
St. Bernadette Church When: Fridays through March 19 Where: 2256 Clague Road, Dempsey Hall Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m. FYI: Take-out, drive-through. Perch, fried or baked cod; and 2 sides (macaroni and cheese, regular or sweet potato fries, coleslaw or applesauce); A la carte: pierogies, cabbage & noodles, and chowder. Adult meals start at $11. Children’s meals start at $4. Meals can be pre-ordered and paid for by using PayPal or at the Parish Office by cash or check. To ensure freshness at pickup, pre-orders will be filled at the time of arrival via a separate pre-order line. For more information: saintbernadetteparish.org or 440-734-1300
St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral When: Fridays through April 2 Where: 3256 Warren Road, Cleveland Time: 5-7:30 p.m. FYI: Drive-through only. Dinners range from $12 to $16; $3 desserts; water $1; Pepsi, $2. Credit cards accepted. Complete menu at smroc.org. For more information: 216-941-5550.