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ISO Friday Night Fish Fry

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I'm real glad I'm not back in Chicago right now (brrr!), but every Friday night, I find myself yearning for a good old midwestern style fish fry. You know, the ones that every corner tavern and rural roadhouse seem to have...perch, cod, whatever, there are many variations.

Any place in So Cal that offers anything like this? I'm based in OC but would drive a ways to find a good Friday fry. Thanks.

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  1. I remember the same delicious thing from Wisconsin, Chicago, and southern Illinois. I'd ask the Knights of Columbus -- anywho.com lists several in Orange County.

    1. Not a Friday Fish Fry, but the fried fish at Fisherman's Outlet in downtown Los Angeles is just like the fried fish you'd get at those fish frys.
      Only other problem is they close at 3:30 and closed Sundays.

      Fisherman's Outlet
      529 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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      1. re: monku

        Yup! They hand bread the fish FRESH... not frozen.. it's an awesome thing. :)


      2. Great place for fried fish Monday through Saturday (not just Friday) is England Fish and Chips in Long Beach. 3 big pieces of fried fish and chips for only $5.29 plus tax. Kind of a dive but the fried fish is great.

        England Fish and Chips
        2614 Pacific Avenue, at Wilow
        Long Beach
        562 426-7400

        Blogger's review of England Fish and Chips:


        1. Hey 50s Guy,

          This place should fix you right up ...

          Seafare Inn
          16363 Whittier Blvd.
          Whittier, CA 90603
          (562) 947-6645

          See my posted review at:


          Bon Appetit!

          1. Clancy's Crab Broiler in Glendale has an All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry for $14.95 every Monday night and You-You-Can-Eat Fried Shrimp for $17.95 every Tuesday night.

            Clancy's Crab Broiler
            219 North Central Avenue
            Glendale 91203
            (818) 242-2722

            Scroll to bottom of the Lunch Menu to see the nightly dinner specials:


            1. Johnny Rebs' in Orange has a pretty good Friday night white fish fry, all you can eat for $10.99. They also do an AYCE catfish fry on Tues. and Thurs.


              Johnny Rebs' Southern Roadhouse
              2940 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869