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5 places to catch fried fish in LOU

Get hooked on these spots from February through March.

Three, food-grade heat lamps hover over silver tins of fried foods.

Get some hushpuppies + fries with your fish at the St. Joseph Church fish fry in Butchertown .

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Gill up, Louisvillans, fish fry season is upon us. Whether you’re observing Lent — which starts Wednesday, Feb. 14 — or just love a good piece of fried fish, here are five spots to indulge.

5th Annual Fish Fry-Days, The Merryweather, 1101 Lydia St.

Catch an order of fried fish from BarePaws pop-up and sip “cheap beer” + aperol specials to wash them down. This Schnitzelburg neighborhood bar will dish dish out the fish each Friday, 5-9 p.m., from Feb. 16 through March 22.

Two cafeteria trays with white, styrofoam plates filled with fried dish and french fries.

Fish fry spread from St. Joseph Church.

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St. Joseph Fish Fry, 1406 E. Washington St.

This Butchertown church serves fried fish for lunch + dinner on Fridays, from Feb. 16 through March 22. Grab a mid-day meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or stop by for supper, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Mike Linnig’s Restaurant, 9308 Cane Run Rd.

Located on the banks of the Ohio, this restaurant has been serving the classics — think: fried white fish, frog legs, and onion rings — since 1925. Drop in Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 12-9 p.m.

St. James Fish Fry, 1818 Edenside Ave.

Choose between a fish or rolled oyster dinner plate served with white or rye bread, two sides, two hushpuppies, and a dessert every Friday, 5-7:30 p.m., starting Feb. 16. Plus, enter a split-the-pot or cake raffle.

Good Shepherd Church Lenten Fish Fry, Lehmann Hall, 3525 Rudd Ave.

Grab a fish dinner with all the fixings and stick around for raffles and pull tabs every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through March 22.

Bonus: If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many fish fries in Derby City, listen to this episode of Louisville Public Media’s “Curious Louisville.”

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