Fish Fry Guide: Your calendar for deep-fried deliciousness

The Midwest has many deep-seated traditions rooted in celebrations around food — one of my favorites is winter fish fries, which take place like clockwork during the Lenten season.

These are community events that bring people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together.

Many of the region’s favorite annual fish fries have been announced and are coming up in the next two months.

Use this list to make a plan to enjoy some of the deep-fried, moist fish housed in a golden crispy shell. The sides, the beer and the games are wonderful compliments, but it’s that haddock, sole, cod, perch and walleye that have us all coming back for more.

If your school, church, VFW Hall or other nonprofit organization (sorry, no restaurants or taverns) hosts a fish fry, we want to know about it. Send a message to me at and I will try to include it in future coverage.

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Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change. We highly recommend you call first if you have specific questions and to confirm details. Most of these offer advance tickets at a discount, which is an added incentive to reach out.

Feb. 11: Huber Heights Rotary Fish Fry

5367 Fishburg Road, Huber Heights

937-233-8618. 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

Feb. 24: Dayton FOP Fish Fry

4275 Powell Road, Dayton

937-333-2134, 6 p.m.-midnight., $15 or 2 for $25 at the door

Feb. 24: Irish Club of Dayton Fish Fry

6555 Dog Leg Road, Dayton

937-890-5825, 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

Feb. 24: Alter High School Knight Out Fish Fry

940 E. David Road, Kettering

937-434-4434. 7 p.m.-midnight, $15 at the door

Feb. 24: St. Anthony Catholic Church Fish Fry

830 Bowen St., Dayton

937-253-9132, 6-11 p.m., $15 at the door

Feb. 25: Saint Peter Catholic Church Fish Fry

6161 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights

937-271-0678. 5:30-11 p.m. $15 at the door

March 3: Partners for Community Living Fish Fry

Huber Heights Athletic Center, 5367 Fishburg Road, Huber Heights

937-278-0791,, 6-11 p.m. $20 at the door

March 3: St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church Fish Fry

6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville

937-435-1013. 5-11 p.m, $17 at the door

March 3, April 7, May 5: Eintracht Singing Society Friday Fish Fry

2707 Old Troy Pike, Dayton

937-275-0991. 6-8 p.m., $14 at the door

March 4: Corpus Christi Church Fish Fry

272 Bainbridge St., Dayton

937-228-1223. 6:30 p.m., $15 at the door

March 10: Carroll High School St. Pat’s Fest Fish Fry

4524 Linden Ave., Dayton

937-253-8188. 6 p.m.-midnight, $18 at the door

March 18: Chaminade Julienne Fish Fry

505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton

937-461-3740. 6-11 p.m. $15 at the door

March 24: St. Brigid Fish Fry

312 Fairground Road, Xenia

937-372-3193. 6 p.m., $15 at the door

April 8: Dayton Nets at Corpus Christi Church

249 Squirrel Road, Dayton

937-228-1223. 6:30 p.m., $15 at the door

Dayton Eats looks at the regional food stories and restaurant news that make mouths water. Menu updates, special dinners and events, new chefs, interesting new dishes and culinary adventures. Do you know of new exciting format changes, specials, happy hours, restaurant updates or any other tasty news you think is worth a closer look at? E-mail Alexis Larsen at with the information and we will work to include it in future coverage.

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