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Mar 2, 2009 04:52 PM

STL - Fish fries in STL?

It's Lent (to who and for how long?) and churches are doing Friday fish fries. One we went to several years ago was pretty good - nice size chunks of fish and a crisp, light, coating. The last time we went they had switched to those gross triangles with more batter than fish.

Anyone here know any good ones? Preferably in South County, but I'm willing to travel.

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  1. Richard16 -- If you go to the Post-Dispatch website -- -- and click on entertainment and then dining, get to the Eat at Joe's forum. There is a thread at or near the top of that about St. Louis fish fries that has over 40 posts.

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    1. re: nosh

      Thanks Nosh!

      Which of these (or others) do you (or other posters) recommend?

      1. re: Richard 16

        If you feel like jumping to the East side, I highly recommend West End Tavern in Millstadt, St. Joseph's Church in Freeburg, and Greenfield'' located at the Catholic War Vets Field between Smithton & Belleville.
        West End Tavern‎
        319 W Laurel St
        Millstadt, IL 62260
        (618) 476-3755

        St Joseph's Church‎
        9 N Alton St
        Freeburg, IL 62243
        (618) 539-3209

        3535 STATE ROUTE 159
        (618) 234-3074
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        Unverified listing

    2. I'd avoid St. George off of Gravois. We went last year and it was disappointing to say the least.

      We've had good results in Millstadt, though.