Here's where to find Friday fish fry plates during Lent in the New Orleans metro (2024)

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It’s never as easy as right now to find so much fabulous fried fish, as so many Catholic churches and others are making it available during Lent. Here’s a list of metro-area fish fries.

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BLESSED FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS: 3037 Dauphine St., New Orleans. Drive-thru 5-7 p.m. March 8, 15 and 22.

BLESSED SACRAMENT-ST. JOAN OF ARC: 919 Cambronne St., New Orleans in parish hall. March 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $15 plates include fish, mac and cheese, peas, potato salad and a drink.

GOOD SHEPHERD (Basilica of St. Stephen): General Pershing Street in New Orleans, behind the church. March 15 and 22, 5-7 p.m. Drive-thru only. $12 plates include fried fish, french fries, corn, coleslaw. (504) 239-1297.

HOLY NAME OF JESUS: 6325 Cromwell Place, New Orleans (in the school cafeteria). March 8, 22, 6-8 p.m. Dine-in or takeout. $14 adult plates or $11 child plates (shrimp or catfish), $15 shrimp/fish combo plate. All served with french fries, potato salad and French bread.

LANTERN LIGHT INC.: Pickup inside Rebuild Center, 1803 Gravier St., New Orleans, or drive-thru in the parking lot of St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane. Ave. (enter from North Roman Street). March 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 plates include choice of fried or baked fish, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and bottled water. Proceeds benefit Lantern Light’s mission of combating hardship, hunger and homelessness.

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MATER DOLOROSA: 1200 Dublin St., (church yard, corner Plum St.). March 8, 22, from 5-8 p.m. $15 plate includes two fish filets, mac and cheese, coleslaw, garlic bread. (504) 723-7521.

MORRIS JEFF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS:March 8, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., the Morris Jeff Community School Drew Campus at 3819 St. Claude Ave. in the Bywater will hold its fish fry.March 22, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., the Morris Jeff Community School Frantz Campus at 3811 N. Galvez St. in the 9th Ward will hold its fish fry. Pre-orders can be made at Adult plates are $12, kid plates are $7, and vegetarian plates are $5. All proceeds benefit Morris Jeff Community School.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE/ST. JUDE: New Orleans. March 15, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Given by: The Knights of Peter Claver Council #394. Fish, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, vegetable, cake and a bottle of water, $10.

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY: 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. March 8, 5:30-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Fried fish, french fries, coleslaw, green beans, $12. Drinks, desserts sold separately. (504) 488-2659.

ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE:3101 Eton St., Algiers. Knights of Columbus Council 9107, March 8, 15, 22, 5-8 p.m. in Immaculata Hall. Fish, shrimp and combo platters, $12, include green beans, french fries, hush puppies and coleslaw. Gumbo $6, cheese pizza slice $2, homemade desserts, drinks available. Cash and credit, dine in or carry out.

ST. DOMINIC: 6326 Memphis St.,New Orleans, in the school cafeteria. March 15, 6 p.m. til, dine-in or carry out. Shrimp Monica (Creole cream sauce, Parmesan, over pasta), garlic bread, $15. Fried fish plate (2 pieces), garlic bread, garlic wedge fries, coleslaw, $15. Kids fish plate with fries, $8. Also, cheese pizza $3/slice. Sponsored by Men's Club of St. Dominic Parish.

ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL: 5010 Piety Drive, New Orleans. March 8, 15, 22, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or until sold out. Walk-in service, dine-in optional. Two pieces of fried or baked fish, mac and cheese, green peas, salad (potato or green), dessert, soft drink or water, $12. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. (504) 282-0296.

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ST. KATHARINE DREXEL: Holy Ghost Hall, 2035 Toledano St., New Orleans. March 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $15 a plate. Two fried or blackened pieces of catfish or trout with potato salad, baked macaroni, peas, dessert. Preorders, call (504) 250-0795 or (504) 891-3172. Delivery available for five or more plates.

ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE: 6828 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans. Lenten Fridays through March 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 plate includes crispy fried fish, baked macaroni, green peas, potato salad, dessert, and a bottle of water. (504) 242-8820.

ST. PETER CLAVER: 1923 St Philip St., New Orleans. All Fridays of Lent from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fried fish with macaroni, peas, potato salad, dessert, $12.

ST. PIUS X: 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans. March 8, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Drive thru and dine-in options available. Fried fish, mac & cheese, salad. Cheese pizza, drinks, and desserts available, $15.

ST. RAYMOND & ST. LEO THE GREAT: 2916 Paris Ave., New Orleans. All Fridays of Lent, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fish, macaroni & cheese, peas, potato salad, and drink, $14.

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East Jefferson

DIVINE MERCY PARISH: 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner. All Fridays of Lent from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until sold out). $12 plate includes fried fish with seasoned boiled potatoes, corn on the cob (March8, and 15); on March 22, $12 per plate includes choice of a fried fish or fried shrimp with corn and fries. (504) 466-5016.

OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE:Metairie. All Fridays of Lent,4 p.m. till. Four pieces of fish, boiled potatoes, boiled corn and roll, $10. Crawfish Pie Plate includes 2 crawfish pies, boiled potatoes, boiled corn and roll, $10. Crawfish Pies $4 each. Shrimp étouffée with rice $7. Drive thru only.

ST. AGNES: 3310 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. 5 p.m. dinner, March 8 and 22. Family bingo follows at 7 p.m. on March 22. $15 plates include fish, shrimp, french fries, coleslaw and tea. Desserts will be sold. (504) 833-3366.

ST. ANGELA MERICI: 901 Beverly Garden Drive (corner Pomona), Metairie, at the Monsignor Kern Center. March 8, 22, 5-8 p.m. Drive-thru available. $10 child plate, $12 adult plate, $14 grilled fish or shrimp plate. Corn and shrimp soup; pizza slices. (504) 616-9501 or (504) 338-2957.

ST. ANN CHURCH AND SHRINE: 4922 Loveland St., Metairie (in school cafeteria), 6 p.m. each Lenten Friday. KC Council 3465 sponsors $12 plates on March 15 (crawfish étouffée); dine-in or takeout. 4921 Meadowdale St. Also, Men’s Club sponsors March 8 (dine-in cafeteria or drive-thru on Meadowdale) fried fish, shrimp or combo; March 22 (drive-thru only) Shrimp Monica. $12 fried fish or shrimp plates; $14 combo plate.

ST. CHRISTOPHER THE MARTYR: 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie. March 15, 22, 6 p.m. Two drive-thru lanes (in front of school on Derbigny Street and in rear on Johnson Street). On March 22 only, Derbigny Street only and dining available in school gym. Fish or shrimp plates, $13; fish and shrimp combo, $14. Includes potatoes, corn, salad.

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR: 4921 West Metairie Ave., Metairie. March 15, 5-7:30 p.m. More info at

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER: 444 Metairie Road, Metairie. Fish fry in the cafeteria, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m. with desserts by Daughters of Isabella. Fish plates with potatoes, coleslaw. Adults, $14; kids, $10; gumbo, $10; pizza slice, $2. Drinks and desserts will be available. Cash or credit card.

ST. JEROME: 3310 Florida Ave., Kenner. 11 a.m., to 7 p.m. All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday. The menu includes fish, shrimp, and combination plates.

West Jefferson

CHRIST THE KING: 535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown. 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, March 8, 15 and 22. Fried fish, fries, coleslaw, $10. Gumbo, coleslaw, $10. Fried fish, fries, coleslaw, small gumbo, $15. Fried shrimp po-boy, $12; with fries, $14.

OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS: 6851 River Road, Waggaman. March 8, 15, 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Eat-in or takeout. $15 seafood plate/$13 gumbo plate. Fried fish or blackened fish plate with Cajun boiled corn, potatoes, homemade dinner roll. Shrimp and okra gumbo with potato salad, boiled corn and homemade dinner roll. Shrimp and grits plate with green beans and homemade dinner roll.

ST. ANTHONY: 2685 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte. All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., then 4-7 p.m. Walk-in, to go or dine-in. $15 loaded plate, fried fish, shrimp or fish/shrimp/combo plates. Comes with sides (vary by week). (504) 689-2210.

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ST. BONAVENTURE: 329 S. Jamie Blvd., Avondale. March 8, 15, 22 from 4-7:30 p.m. Drive-thru only. Prices vary; plates include fried fish, shrimp, fried oysters or combo, gumbo. Desserts and drinks extra. (504) 575-6619.

ST. CLETUS: 3600 Claire Ave., Gretna. Every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday). 5-8 p.m. KC Hall behind church. Fish, shrimp or oyster plates with sides; po-boys; desserts and drinks also available. Eat-in, takeout, drive-thru.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH & SHRINE: Seventh and Newton streets, Gretna. March 8, 5-7 p.m., in the gym. Hosted by St. Joseph St. Vincent de Paul. Choice of: fish dinner with fried catfish, baked macaroni, salad, $15; or shrimp & grits dinner with shrimp & grits, salad, $15. Drinks & desserts available for purchase. Dine in or take out.

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER: 453 Pine St., Marrero (behind the church). March 8, 15, 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fried/baked fish (two filets), baked spaghetti, green beans, potato salad. Specialty plates: shrimp stew or crawfish stew varies week to week. Assortment of homemade baked goods sold by the Junior Division. (504) 994-9975.

ST. JOACHIM: 5505 Barataria Blvd., Marrero. Drive-thru only on all Fridays in Lent except Good Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fish plate, $10; shrimp plate, $12; combo plate, $14. Plates include fries, coleslaw and dessert. Drinks available for $1 each. (504) 341-9226.

ST. JOHN BOSCO: 2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey. Dine-in or takeout March 8, 15, 22, 4:30-8 p.m. $10 fish plate, $12 fish and shrimp plate, $13 shrimp plate, with sides of white beans, fries, corn, salad. Desserts and drinks will be sold by the Women’s Society and the Women of the Salesian Cooperators.Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

ST. ROSALIE: 600 2nd Ave., Harvey. Drive-thru only every Friday through March 22, 4:30-8 p.m. $11 fried fish plate; $12 fried fish and shrimp combo plate; $13 fried shrimp plate; served with french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies. Homemade desserts available for purchase. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Fr. Jonathan D. Parks, SDB, Council 15982.

VISITATION OF OUR LADY: 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday, 5-8 p.m. Dine-in cafeteria or takeout. $10-14 plates. Fried fish and shrimp plates, broiled fish, po-boys, étouffée kids’ plates and more. www.

St. Bernard

OUR LADY OF LOURDES: 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet. March 8, 15, 22 from 5-8 p.m. Fried fish, shrimp or combos come with french fries, choice of one side: coleslaw, potato salad, jambalaya, Cajun potatoes, green beans or baked macaroni.$13.Also available, $2 side orders. Bowl of seafood pasta ($6) or seafood gumbo ($8). Various desserts sold.

ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH: 2805 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. 5-8 p.m., March 8, 15, 22. $20-28 plates with two sides. Fried fish, fried shrimp or stuffed crab with choice of shrimp fettuccine or shrimp jambalaya, baked mac and cheese, coleslaw or green bean casserole. Extras: Fish couvillion, white beans and shrimp or crawfish pie, $5-8. Homemade desserts, $1. Dine-in or takeout. (504) 281-2267.

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River Parishes

ASCENSION OF OUR LORD: 799 Fairway Drive, LaPlace. Each Friday in Lent, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Drive-thru. Fried or grilled fish, Cajun-boiled corn, potatoes, $13 ($10 child’s plate). (504) 388-2452.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA: 234 Angus Drive, Luling. March 8, 15, 22, 5-7 p.m. until sold out. $10 plates of fish or gumbo and potato salad. Call church office.

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO: 13396 River Road, Destrehan, drive-thru only by school gym. March 8 and 22, 4-7 p.m. Fried fish, potatoes, green salad, corn on the cob, dessert. $15. (985) 764-6383.

ST. HUBERT: 176 Anthony F. Monica St., Garyville. March 8, 15, 5-6:30 p.m. or until sold out in parish hall across from church. Stations of the Cross will be at 5 p.m. Lenten Fridays in church. (504) 628-4232.

ST. JOAN OF ARC: 346 Fir St., LaPlace. All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fish plates — $13, Shrimp plates- $15, Combo plates — $15. Plates served with hush puppies, corn, potatoes, and cake. Cheese sticks available for $5.

ST. RITA: 194 Ravan Ave., Harahan. March 8, 5:30-8 p.m. Drive-thru/dine-in. Fried fish, fried shrimp or fish/shrimp combo plates served with boiled potatoes, corn and a brownie.


ST. THOMAS/ASSUMPTION MISSION: 6951 LA. 39, Braithwaite. March 8, 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Drive-thru fish fry of $12 fish plates with baked mac or potato salad, veggie, salad. (504) 682-5607.

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