2017 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries in New Orleans

2017 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries in New Orleans

Lent is often a time of sacrifice for many. Unlike most people, though, I choose to reflect and give Lenten Fish Friesback to the community during Lent. One of the ways I do this is to make a donation or help out a charity every week during Lent, but another fun way is to support local churches and charities by stopping by and getting your Friday dinner at a local fish fry! Lent is a great time to support your community AND feed your family without having to heat up your kitchen!

What is great about this list is that some offer drive thru service, almost all offer take out, and there is a great variety in some menus. Some churches even offer both lunch and dinner times! Also, most of them take cash only, so don’t forget to stop at the ATM.

New Orleans

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (6429 Canal Blvd) – 3/1 & 3/17 from 4-6PM. Cost is $10 and comes with fried fish, sides, and dessert. Drive through available.

St. Maria Goretti (7300 Crowder Blvd) – Friday, March 3rd from 12 noon to 7PM. Cost is $10 and includes Fried fish, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, a vegetable, bread, and dessert. They accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards.

St. Gabriel the Archangel (4700 Pineda St.) – Every Friday from 3/3 to 4/7, from 11AM to 7PM in the parish hall. Cost is $10 a plate and there is a choice between fried or baked fish, macaroni & cheese, salad, a vegetable, dessert , bread, and a drink.

St. Mary of the Angels (3501 N. Miro) – Every Friday from 3/3 – 4/7, from 11am – 5:30 PM. Cost is $10 and includes fried fish, peas, bread, potato salad, macaroni & cheese and dessert.

Our Lady of the Rosary (3368 Esplanade Ave.) 3/10-3/24 fromj 5:30-8 PM. Cost is $8 and includes fried fish, fries, green beans, and coleslaw.

 St. Paul the Apostle (6828 Chef Menteur Highway) -Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 11 AM until 6 PM.  Meals include fried fish, macaroni & cheese, green beans or peas, potato salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $8.

St. Katharine Drexel (3319 Danneel St.) – 3/10, 3/24 & 4/7 from 10 AM- 3 PM.  Meal includes fish, potato salad, baked macaroni, peas, cake and bread.  Cost is $10.

Brother Martin High School (4401 Elysian Fields Ave) – 3/24 from 4-8PM.  A combination of seafood dinners, poboys, desserts and drinks will be sold.  Crawfish will also be available for purchase. Credit & debit cards are accepted and there is curbside and dine in options available.

East Jefferson / Metairie

St. Louis King of France (1600 Lake Ave) – 3/10, 3/24, 3/31 from 4:30 PM -8:30 PM. Cost is $10 and includes the choice of fried fish or shrimp or a combo plate with fries and coleslaw.

Our Lady of Divine Providence (1000 N. Starrett Rd) – Every Friday in Lent from 3/3 to 4/7, starting at 5:15 PM with a drive thru available. Price is $8.00 a plate and includes Fried Fish, Boiled Corn & Potatoes and Bread. Desserts and drinks will also be available to purchase.

St. Benilde (1901 Division St) –  3/10 from 5:30 to 8 PM. Menu items featured include fried soft shell crab, fish, grilled redfish, and even Thai Shrimp Tacos along with the regular items. Menu items range in cost from $6 (kids plate) to $12.

St. Ann Church & Shrine (4921 Meadowdale Dr) – 3/17 & 4/7 from 6-8 PM. Cost ranges from $8-$10 and menu items include cheese pizza, fried fish and fried shrimp. All dinners come with a choice of potato, Men’s Club salad and bread.

St. Francis Xavier (444 Metairie Rd) 3/10-3/24 from 6-8 PM. Cost ranges from $6-$9 and includes fried catfish, potatoes, and salad. Seafood gumbo is also available.

St. Catherine of Siena (105 Bonnabel Blvd) – All Fridays until 4/7 from 5 – 7:30 PM. Dinners range in price from $9-$12 for a choice between fried fish, shrimp or soft shell crab.

St. Matthew United Methodist Church  (6017 Camphor St) – 3/31 from 4 – 7 PM. Dinners are $8 and include fried catfish, boiled corn & potatoes, coleslaw and dessert. All proceeds go to recent tornado victims.

St. Agnes (3419 Jefferson Hwy) – 3/10, 3/24 & 4/7 from 5:00 pm till. Cost is $10 and includes the choice of fried fish or shrimp, fries, coleslaw and iced tea.

St. Angela Merici (901 Beverly Garden Dr) – 3/10, 3/24 & 4/7 from 5-9 PM.   Dinner prices range from $6-$14 and all dinners include fries, coleslaw and bread.  Grilled & fried options are available as well as pizza and soup.

Divine Mercy– (4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner)  – Every Friday from 3/10 to 4/7 from 11am-7pm.  Meals range in cost from $6-$10 and include fish, boiled potatoes, corn, and bread.

St. Philip Neri (6500 Kawanee) – Friday, 3/17 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Meals include Fish, Cajun boiled potatoes, corn, and salad. Meals are $6 for kids, $10 for adult plates.

Magnola Community Services (100 Central Ave., Jefferson) – 3/10 & 3/31 from 3 PM to 7 PM.  Dinners include fish or shrimp poboys or platters, and includes fries (poboys) or macaroni & cheese, green beans, bread, and a cookie in the platters. Cost is $10-$12.

St. Clement of Rome   (4317 Richland Ave, Metairie) – 3/10-3/24 from 5:30 – 8 PM.  Meals include fried fish, shrimp or a combo plate with fries and salad.  Baked options are also available for $11.  Other specialty items Shrimp Creole, Crawfish Johnny and seafood gumbo.


Westwego Volunteer Fire Department   (677 Avenue H, Westwego) – Every Friday during Lent till 4/7.  Meals include fried fish, macaroni & cheese, fries, corn, salad, roll, & dessert.  Prices range from $7-$10.

Visitation of Our Lady (3500 Ames Blvd, Marerro) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 5-8 PM. Menu items include everything from fried seafood po-boys and dinner plates to even lighter broiled options. Prices range from $9 – $12.

St. Cletus Catholic Church (3600 Claire Ave, Gretna) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 5-7:30 PM. Menu items include fried fish, shrimp & oyster plates, sides, and dessert. Credit cards are accepted.

Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church (500 Eliza Street, Algiers) – Every Friday during Lent from 5-8 PM.  Dinners include either fried catfish or shrimp, with fries, green beans, potato salad or coleslaw.  Other menu items include crawfish boulettes and shrimp Creole. Prices range from $7 to $11.

Our Lady of the Angels (6851 River Road, Waggaman) -Every Friday during Lent until 4/7.  Lunch is served from 11 AM-1PM and dinner is served from 5PM to 7PM.  Dinners include fried fish or shrimp & okra and alternating specials include shrimp & grits or shrimp alfredo.

River Parishes

St. Charles Borromeo (13996 River Road, Destrehan) – 3/10 & 3/31 from 5 – 8 PM. Price is $8 in advance, $10 at the door and includes fried fish, roasted potatoes, salad & bread.

Holy Family Catholic Church (155 Holy Family Lane, Luling)  from 5 PM until sold out. Dinners are $8 and include fried catfish, white beans with shrimp, salad and bread.

Sacred Heart of Jesus (401 Spruce St, Norco) – Every Friday during Lent from 4-7 PM. Dinner includes fried catfish fillets, fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and cake for $8. Onion mums are also available for $6.

St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department (123 St. Rose Ave., St. Rose)  – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7. Lunch from 11am – 1pm; Dinner from 4:30 – 7:30 pm.  Dinners include shrimp, fish, oysters, or a combo plate. Prices range from $9 – $15; credit cards are accepted.

St. Mark Catholic Church (10771 River Road, Ama) – Every Friday until 4/7. Dinners range in price from $9 to $12 and can include fried fish or shrimp, potato salad, fries, coleslaw and bread. There is also an option for Shrimp Stew or the “Ama Special” which features a combination plate of all three.

St. Bernard

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet) -March 3, 10, 17 & 31; April 7 rom 5-8 PM. Dinners include fried shrimp or catfish, french fries and a choice of a side.  Other menu items include seafood gumbo and seafood pasta. Prices range from $5 to $10.


Mary, Queen Of Peace (1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville) – Every Friday during Lent from 5 – 7:30 PM. Dinners cost $9 and include fried or baked fish, potato salad, fries, dessert and drink.

Our Lady of the Lake (312 Lafitte St, Mandeville) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 5 – 8 PM. Dinners are $10 for adult and $5 for children and include either fried or baked fish with your choice of three sides and bread. The sides available are macaroni & cheese, green beans, fries, and coleslaw.

St. Anselm (306 St. Mary St, Madisonville) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 4 PM till. Dinners go up to $11 and include fried fish, shrimp, and a combo platter along with a salad option and gumbo. Child plates are also available.

St. Peter (125 E. Nineteenth Ave, Covington) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 5:30 – 8 PM. Meals are $10 and include fried fish or shrimp with coleslaw, fries, and Abita root beer.

Most Holy Trinity (501 Holy Trinity Dr, Covington) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 5 – 7 PM. Dinners are $10 and include fried catfish or shrimp, baked macaroni & cheese or fries, hush puppies, salad and drink.

Christ Episcopal (1534 Seventh St, Slidell) – 3/10 from 5:30 – 8 PM. Dinner plates are $10 and include fried fish, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, bread & dessert.

St. Jane de Chantal (72040 Maple St, Abita Springs) – Every Friday during Lent until 4/7 from 5 – 8 PM. Dinner is $8 and includes either fried fish or shrimp, with coleslaw, baked potatoes or fries, and a soft drink.

Holy Ghost (600 N. Oak St, Hammond) – Every Friday 3/10 – 4/7 from 5 – 7 PM. Cost of dinners ranges from $7 – $8 and include fried fish or shrimp.

Did you organization make the list? We will continue to add to this guide as information becomes available!

2 Responses to 2017 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries in New Orleans

  1. Beth March 3, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Hi Andie, I know of two more for you. St. Rosalie in Harvey and St. Andrew in Algiers both have weekly fish fries 😊

  2. Jessica March 14, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    St. Francis of Assisi Uptown has another fish fry on March 24 from 5:30-7:30pm. It’s $10 for fish, two sides, bread, a drink, and dessert. The address is 631 State Street and the food is served in the Lycee Francais cafeteria.

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