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Feb 19, 2010 08:07 AM

Fish Fry in Boston?

Does anybody know of a Lenten Fish Fry in the Boston area? I'm in Brighton, so one around here would be ideal, but I will travel for a good fish fry. Thanks!

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  1. Some of my customers do fish frys out in Worcester. That's as close to Boston as you're going to get.

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    1. re: typhoonfish

      Typhoon- Can you offer the names of said customers? Are they churches?

    2. I am not going to be able to help, as I don't know what a Lenten Fish Fry is, sooooo......what is it? My curiosity has been picqued!

      1. Not a church-type event, but Morse Fish in the South End is doing the equivalent of a good fish fry every night of the week: it seems especially popular on the traditional Friday nights. Cheap, super-fresh, tasty, and your more health-conscious friends can order their fish / shellfish broiled ($1 extra!).

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        1. You might want to try Doyle's in JP. I hail from Fry Fry Country and few places in town will meet your expectations. Most fish will be frozen - or it's served in 'nicer' places that seem to charge more than it's worth. If you want to stick closer to home look for a traditional Irish pub.

          1. This area is far afield of the Great Lakes, and so I would suggest it's likely to disappoint.

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            1. re: Karl S

              Fish fries are also still very common just over the border in rural upstate NY, so I wouldn't rule it out! Have you tried calling up local VFW branches? That (or the Grange) is probably the first place I'd try in NY, so maybe the same logic holds here...

              1. re: another_adam

                Upstate NY is....part of the Great Lakes region. I am quite familiar with fish fries in upstate NY. Massachusetts is part of New England, with a different regional bias in traditions. Borders may not divide as they once did, but they are not entirely meaningless.