Reader picks for fried fish in LOU

Get hooked on these 5 spots suggested by LOUtoday readers.

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

Senior City Editor Katie also enjoys the Friday fish frys at St. Joseph Church in her neighborhood.

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Gill up, Louisvillans, fish fry season is upon us. Whether you’re observing Lent for the next few weeks or just love a good piece of fried fish, here are five spots to indulge in according to our readers.

🪝 Hooked on Frankfort, 3200 Frankfort Ave. — suggested by reader Jon C.

This year-round seafood restaurant in Crescent Hill has everything from classic fried fish sandos to smoked peel-and-eat shrimp and frog legs. They claim to have the best fried fish — guess you’ll have to try it to find out.

🪝 4th Annual Fish Fry-Days, The Merryweather, 1101 Lydia St. — Senior City Editor Katie’s pick

This weekly pop-up runs through Friday, April 7 and features fried fish and other seafood dished by POCO like fish tacos, and if we’re lucky, an entire fish. Beer pitcher specials are also in the mix during the events.

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. James Fish Fry, 1818 Edenside Ave. — suggested by reader Rob S.

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. through the end of March. Plus, enter a split-the-pot or cake raffle.

🪝 Hill Street Fish Fry, 111 E. Hill St. — suggested by reader Terry M.

Since 1993, this counter-service fish joint has served 10+ seafood dinners including catfish, butterfly shrimp, and oysters — and makes all its sauces in house.

🪝 Good Shepherd Church Lenten Fish Fry, Lehmann Hall, 3525 Rudd Ave. — suggested by reader Tangie W.

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 31.

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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