Whether you observe Lent or not, who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned Fish Fry? (Okay, so perhaps not vegetarians.) That golden, crispy coating, flaky white fish with just a squeeze of lemon….Mmmm Mmmm…
We asked our writers and our readers to tell us where to find the best fish fry in Lake County, and you did not disappoint!
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Northern Lake County Fish Fry Favorites
The Shanty Restaurant
38985 North US Highway 41, Wadsworth | (847) 336-0262
Choose from Lake Perch, Canadian Walleye, “Duck Inn” Bluegill or Icelandic Cod every Wednesday and Friday for lunch and dinner.
36021 N. U.S. Highway 45, Lake Villa | (847) 356-3555
Fish & Chips Platter served daily featuring beer-battered cod. All-you-can-eat special on Fridays.
37641 N. Lake Shore Dr., Lake Villa | (847) 497-4500
Hand-Breaded Catfish or Southern Fish Fry with hand-battered Alaskan Pollock is available daily. On Friday nights Fish Fry is on special. Holly tells us about this Chain O’Lakes favorite in her Tasty Tuesday review of Fairmont Shores.
Fairmont Shores on Fox Lake has the best by far.
~ Stella on Facebook
Granny’s Lakeside Diner
25125B W. Grass Lake Rd., Antioch | (847) 395-2-E-A-T
All-you-can-eat Cod or Perch on Fridays.
7233 State Park Rd., Fox Lake | (224) 908-3905
Single serving or all-you-can-eat all day on Fridays.
Tons of food for a great price.
~ Kim on Facebook
Central Lake County Fish Fry Favorites
Mickey Finn’s Brewery
345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 362-6688
Fish & chips available daily, all-you-can-eat on Fridays. Serving beer-battered cod.
Love Mickey Finn’s all you can eat on Fridays.
~ Matt on Facebook
Emil’s Tavern on Center
161 Center St., Grayslake | (847) 543-8879
Friday night special all year round is their Fish Fry Dinner serving breaded Alaskan cod.
It’s amazing and popular–get there early.
~ Jamie on Facebook
115 Park St., Wauconda | 847-526-9789
Fried or Baked Atlantic Cod on Fridays. Lunch special until 4:00 p.m., then all-you-can-eat dinner service.
316 West Mill St., Wauconda | (847) 526-2400
All-you-can-eat baked or fried fish every Friday of Lent from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Parish life Center.
Southern Lake County Fish Fry Favorites
Deerfield Golf Club
1201 Saunders Road, Riverwoods | (847) 945-8333
Fore Fish Fry on Fridays in March from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Serving beer-battered Ocean Perch.
St. Mary of Vernon Catholic Church
236 U.S. Highway 45, Indian Creek | (847) 362-1005
The church’s Men’s Club sells tickets from the parish office during the week for their Friday Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. though April 7th. Serving all-you-can-eat fried and baked tilapia.
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Why doesn’t anyone offer islandic haddock fish fry? IMO, this is the ultimate fish for a classic fish and chips. In the NE US, its the preferred fish to use. I greatly miss it and only get it when I go back to NWPA.