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Fish Fries & Church Suppers in MSP, 2011 edition

KTFoley Mar 11, 2011 07:38 AM

It's that time of year again, the 40 days of Lent before Easter. Traditional meatless Fridays have spawned all kinds of fish dinners and other community suppers for the season, secular and .

I'm fond of St. Albert the Great. The fish there is good, and the volunteers are cheerful and efficient in feeding the multitudes. Plus, there's nothing like bingo in the Gym and raffles/desserts in the basement to round out the full parish experience. BYOB is a plus.

Who else is going, and where are you headed?

(I'll put the links to this year's lists of sites in the first reply).

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    tda RE: KTFoley Mar 11, 2011 07:46 AM

    Here is a link to several:


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      KTFoley RE: KTFoley Mar 11, 2011 07:55 AM

      The Chowhound list from 2010:

      Stephanie March's annual round-up:

      Heavy Table's writeup from last year:

      TC Fish Fry Club's rolling reviews:

      Catholic Spirit's parish-only listing which reassures us that the enchilada dinner and Lebanese supper are still going on

      St. Paul Pioneer Press's restaurant-only listing (aka "Kathie Jenkins continues to disappoint")

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        Kgorzycki RE: KTFoley Mar 11, 2011 09:16 AM

        HOLY CROSS FISH FRY’S begin Friday, March 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Kolbe Center . 1621 University Avenue N.E., Minneapolis
        Menu includes: Fish, French Fries or Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll, Coffee or Milk. Macaroni & Cheese available. Adults $10.00, Children under 12 - $1.25 (in celebration of Holy Cross’ 125th Anniversary in 2011).

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          liney714 RE: KTFoley Mar 14, 2011 10:24 AM

          The bdale club( not a church but it is a non profit) 2100 north dale st Roseville mn 55113 651-489-5386. Fish is 7.50 shrimp is 8.00 combo is 8.50
          The fish is hand battered on site and its awesome. We go ever year and have never been disapointed.

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            kevin47 RE: KTFoley Mar 14, 2011 09:09 PM

            Are any places doing anything during the day on weekdays, especially in St. Paul?

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              KTFoley RE: kevin47 Mar 14, 2011 09:18 PM

              Ahhh. you've got me wracking my brain on the church that does lunch in downtown St Paul, not far from the MPR building.

              Here it is, the Wednesday Lunch at Central Presbyterian Church. It's not Friday, so it might not be fish, and I don't have a good sense of it being AYCE.


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              alpa chino RE: KTFoley Mar 17, 2011 07:03 AM

              So what's good then, people? I'm planning on eating some fish tomorrow. Dale's Tavern?

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                KC612 RE: alpa chino Mar 17, 2011 09:48 AM

                Buster's on 28th has a pretty good walleye sammy....had one last night.

                Buster's on 28th
                4204 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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                stepawayfromthetable RE: KTFoley Feb 25, 2012 07:25 AM

                I guess I can start a new thread...

                but I just ate at the Tavern on the Avenue for their all-you-can-eat fish fry and it was delicious. Greasy yummy but not super crispy hand-cut potatoes and coleslaw come with cod. The fish was moist and fried in clean oil; the breading was good. You have to put up with terrible music; it's a sports bar with a dining area, but the service was good and the beer was cold. They also had other items on their Lenten menu.

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                  zfwp RE: KTFoley Feb 25, 2012 09:17 PM

                  it isnt EXACTLY a church but do not forget the fireside lounge


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