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Jan 7, 2010 03:05 PM

ISO Friday Night Fish Fry

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 -- 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. :)


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        1. 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!