Tis the season - Lent is starting February 6th and ends on March 22nd. Although many people do Friday Fish Fry year round because they enjoy the ritual, others renew their fish fry traditions during this time. Did you know that Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Carnival, Fasching), the day before it starts which many use to throw one last party, is called Carnival in many places which is Latin for farewell to meat?
To carry on the tradition (since I don't like fish I can't really write up a review myself), I asked a few friends what their favorite fish fry places were. These are not in any order, except the furthest away are listed last. NOTE: AYCE = All you can eat! Send me comments on what YOUR favorites are!
Graingers Pub & Grill, 3400 W Loomis Road, Milwaukee
Beer Belly's, 512 W Layton Avenue, Milwaukee
Final Approach, 4959 S Howell Avenue, Milwaukee
Erv's Mug, 130 W Ryan Road, Oak Creek, Wednesday and Friday Fish Fry
Packing House, 900 E Layton Avenue, Cudahy, Drive-Thru Fish Fry pick up too
Selens, 3107 E Layton Avenue, Cudahy, Drive-Thru Fish Fry pick up too
68th Street Pub (Layton Ave and 68th Street) - although the fish is good, this is a smoky bar.Diamond Jim's, 11811 W Janesville Road, Hales Corners - Typical Friday Fish Fry but also other great seafood items selections on the menu
Clifford's, 10418 W. Forest Home Ave, Hales Corners - AYCEBadlander's, 7922 S. Loomis Rd, Wind Lake - Excellent Choices for Fish of the Day
Blue Heron, Big Bend ... AYCE Deep Fried & Baked Fish, Chicken; Coleslaw; Bread Basket; tartar sauce, drawn butter
M.J. Stevens Pub N Restaurant, 5260 Aurora Road, Hartford - Not AYCE, but awesome Fish Fry, good portion size, cozy place.Mineshaft, 22 N. Main St, Hartford - AYCE Wednesdays & Fridays Fish Fry.