Lent officially begins today, Ash Wednesday, and that means fish fry season is back!
Whether you want to support your church and local fire department, or just enjoy the social aspect of the fish fry, we’ve compiled a list of local spots where you can get your fish-sandwich and other Lenten favorites.
If we’ve missed any places, please feel free to add them in the comments section!
Holiday Park VFD—Meals are served Fridays during Lent, including Good Friday and Ash Wednesday. Lunch is held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner is from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fish fry is open all day on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Menu items include fish dinners, sandwiches, shrimp basket, grilled cheese and pizza. Items range from $1 to $8. Takeout is available. Delivery also is available for orders costing more than $12. Call 724-327-3456.
Renton VFD-There's a fish fry every Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. during Lent. Fish sandwiches, fish dinners, shrimp dinners, and crab cakes and fries are on the menu. You can eat in or take out. Call 412-793-3211.
Unity VFD—The fire department will hold its annual Good Friday fish fry and craft show on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 412-793-4411.
Logans Ferry Heights VFD—Dinner is served every Friday during Lent from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 724-339-2210.
St. Irenaeus Catholic Church—Meals are served Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, at Blough social hall. Lunch is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner is from 4 to 7 p.m. Meals include fried or baked fish, tuna croissant, shrimp, haluski, baked potato, pizza, macaroni and cheese, french fries and desserts. Featuring St. Irenaeus’ famous salad bar. The cost is $8 for and adult dinner, and includes beverages and salad bar; $5 for sandwiches. A la carte items available. Takeout is available. Call 412-828-9846.
Oakmont Elks Lodge #1668—The Elks holds a fish fry every Friday throughout Lent and every second Friday of each month throughout the year. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Menu items include beer battered fish sandwich or plate, baked fish plate, fried shrimp plate—each includes coleslaw and fries. Macaroni and cheese, Haluski and desserts available. Fish is $8 for adults, $4 for kids; Shrimp is $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids. Fish and shrimp are cooked to order. Call 412-828-1668 after 4 p.m. for takeout.
St. Joseph Catholic Church—Meals will be held Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent (except March 30), including Good Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria, 825 Second Ave. Fried and baked fish platters, pizza, haluski, shrimp, macaroni and cheese are available, as well as weekly specials and gluten free options. The cost is $8.50 for adult dinner, $7.50 for senior citizens, and $5.50 for sandwich. Takeout available. Those homebound can call 412-795-5114.