fish and chips at schlafly tap room photo by jonathan gayman

Check out these St. Louis restaurants offering specials for fish fry Fridays during Lent

From tacos and sandwiches to soups, here are some local seafood and fish specials on offer for Lent.


City Coffee House & Creperie has a multitude of seafood dishes for those celebrating Lent. For sandwiches, get the grilled salmon sandwich with arugula and house-made dill sauce for $12.75, or the crab cake sandwich with chipotle mayo, pico de gallo and avocado for $12.75 available daily throughout Lent. Both sandwiches are served on a brioche bun and customers have a side choice of a market salad, side salad or cup of soup. For soups, try the cream-based shrimp bisque for $6.75 or the New England clam chowder for $6.75, both available only on Fridays. 36 N. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.2489, citycoffeeandcreperie.com


Eckert’s Country Restaurant will serve various cod dishes for this year’s Fridays during Lent. Get the cod basket with fried cod and french fries for $11 and the cod platter with mac and cheese and french fries for $16. Families can get the family-style cod dinner for four, which comes with a cod basket, family-sized mac and cheese and french fries for $45. 951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, 618.310.1962, eckerts.com


Gioia’s Deli is offering two fish sandwiches on Lenten Fridays. Get the King Cod sandwich which has cod fillet, mac and cheese and Red Hot Riplets served on garlic cheese bread, for $12. Customers can also get a regular cod sandwich on the bread of their choice for $11. 1934 Macklind Ave., St. Louis; 623 N. New Ballas, Creve Coeur, 314.776.9410, gioiasdeli.com


Knead Bakehouse is offering a fish sandwich on Fridays during Lent. The sandwich has fried white fish, tartar sauce and lettuce – all served on sourdough brioche for $12.99. The dish is served with a side of chips and a pickle. 3467 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 314.376.4361, kneadbakehouse.com


Lion’s Choice will revive its crispy cod sandwich on Lenten Fridays. Get the original crispy cod sandwich served with melted Swiss cheese, tartar sauce and a toasted sesame bun for $4.95. Customers can also add fries and a drink for a total of $8.45. multiple locations, lionschoice.com


Mission Taco Joint is offering a Squad Game taco through April that comprises crispy calamari rings topped with lettuce, pickled carrots, Gochujang sauce and soy aioli for $3.75. The restaurant also offers two seafood tacos year-round: the Baja fish taco for $3.75 and the Mango-Hop-Anero shrimp taco for $3.95. A portion of the proceeds from the Squad Game taco will benefit the Green Dining Alliance, a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase environmental sustainability in the restaurant industry. multiple locations, missiontacojoint.com


fried cod special from pietro's // photo courtesy of pietro's

Old Bakery Beer Co. has a beer-battered white fish served with fries, hush puppies and tartar sauce every Friday for $14. It pairs well with their flagship beer, Citrus Wheat. The lemony flavor and crisp finish help to complement and cut through the fattiness of the fried fish. 400 Landmarks Blvd, Alton, Illinois, oldbakerybeer.com

Pietro’s will serve two fish Friday specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Lent. Customers have a choice of fried cod or grilled grouper for $8.95 each. Both dishes come with green beans, mashed potatoes and house-made tartar sauce. 3801 Watson Road, St. Louis, 314.645.9263pietrosdining.com


Pizza Champ has a takeout-only special on Fridays throughout Lent featuring panko-battered cod, American cheese, tartar sauce and shredded iceberg lettuce for $12. Order online. 2657 Lyle Ave., Maplewood, pizzachampstl.com


Schlafly Beer will be serving fish and fries, featuring Hefeweizen-battered cod on a bed of french fries and tartar sauce for $13.50 to $16.25 at all locations. Additionally, customers can get a grilled salmon salad for $15.25, fish sandwich for $13.50 and grilled mahi mahi tacos for $12.50 at the Schlafly Tap Room. The Schlafly Highland Square has a catfish po’boy for $14.25. multiple locations, schlafly.com


Steve’s Hot Dogs has fish and chips baskets and golden-battered cod fillet sandwiches for Lenten Fridays this year. The specials are $8 each and are served with with fries and tartar sauce. 3145 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.932.5953, steveshotdogsstl.com


fried fish sandwich from winslow's table // photo courtesy of winslow's table

Vito’s in the Valley’s Lent special features beer-battered cod, french fries and spicy remoulade for $16. The dish will be available on Fridays until Easter. 138 Chesterfield Towne Center, Chesterfield, 636.536.3788, vitosinthevalley.com


Winslow's Table is offering a fried fish sandwich during lunch daily, as well as Friday nights, during fish fry season while supplies last. The fish is beer-battered and layered with house-made tartar sauce and American cheese on toasted brioche for $15. 7213 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.725.7559, winslowstable.com