Guide to Lenten Fish Fries Around New Orleans

Disclosure :: the 2023 guide to Lenten fish fries around New Orleans is sponsored by Copeland’s. If you are looking for a list of the best crawfish in New Orleans, we have you covered!

2023 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries Around New Orleans

Lent is here! Fridays are synonymous with fish fries! It’s a great time of year to support your community AND feed your family without having to heat up your kitchen! Stop by one of these local churches and charities to pick up your Friday dinner at a local fish fry.

Some of these offer drive thru service and almost all offer take out. Beyond fried fish, there is a great variety in some menus. Some churches even offer both lunch and dinner times! Also, most of them take cash only, so don’t forget to stop at the ATM on your way.

Copeland’s of New Orleans 

Copeland’s of New Orleans is introducing two new dishes to the menu and bringing back one of Copeland’s favorites for Lenten Season!

Fried Drum with Crawfish Cream – Fried drum, garlic rice pilaf, topped with crawfish tails and green onions in a spicy cream sauce.

Catfish Acadiana – Fried seasoned catfish filets topped with shrimp cream sauce, served with red hot potatoes and corn fritters.

Shrimp Ocado – Panko crusted avocado, boiled shrimp, lump crab meat, firecraker sauce, sriracha and cilantro.

Copeland’s prides itself on made from scratch recipes with fresh local ingredients. Dine- in or order to-go on

Read about the newly renovated Covington location of Copeland’s HERE. 

New Orleans

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and School (6249 Canal Blvd.) – Friday, March 31 from 4 – 7PM.

St. Gabriel the Archangel (4700 Pineda Street) – All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday, 10:30AM to 5:30PM. Dine in or take out with delivery available for large orders (and buy 10 plates to get 1 plate free!). Two pieces of fried or baked fish, macaroni, veggies, green or potato salad, dessert, and drink for $12 in St. Gabriel Parish Hall (5010 Piety Drive).

Basilica of St. Stephen (1025 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans) – KC fish fry Fridays beginning March 3 at the rear of the rectory. (Rectory located behind church.) Catfish, french fries, coleslaw, and corn for $12.

Holy Name of Jesus (6367 St Charles Ave, New Orleans) – Come by the Holy Name of Jesus School February 24, March 10, and March 24 from 6 – 8PM. Fish or shrimp plate for $13, combo plate for $14, and child fish or shrimp plate for $10. Includes potato salad, french fries, and French bread. Cash or check only with checks made out to Troop 55.

Mater Dolorosa (1230 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans) – KC fish fries on March 3, 17, and 31 in the church’s backyard from 5 – 8PM. Fried fish filets, macaroni, coleslaw, garlic bread, french fries, and drink for $15.

St. Katherine Drexel (2015 Louisiana Avenue) – March 10 in the Holy Ghost Catholic School Building. $15 per plate.

Our Lady Star of the Sea (1835 St Roch Ave, New Orleans) – Fish fry every Friday in Lent from 11AM – 6PM. $15 per plate.

Our Lady of the Rosary (3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans) – March 3, 10, and 17 from 5:30 – 8:30PM in the cafeteria following Stations of the Cross. 2 pieces of catfish, french fries, coleslaw, and green beans for $10.

St. Dominic (775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans) – March 10, drive thru at St. Dominic School on Memphis Street by “Gate 2” from 5:30 – 7PM. Catfish plate with macaroni, fries, and bread for $13 or $4 for cheese pizza.


Woodies Grill and Bar (3741 Jefferson Highway) – Your choice on all Fridays in Lent until Easter between steak or grilled or fried fish and two sides for $12.99 plus tax!

St. Agnes (3310 Jefferson Highway) – Men’s Club fish fry every other Friday in Lent (March 3, 17, and 31) starting at 5PM. Shrimp, fish, coleslaw, bread, and drink for $15.

Metairie, Kenner, & River Ridge

Divine Mercy (4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy.) – All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday, 11AM-7PM. Fried fish, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, and dinner roll are only $12 per plate. On March 31, customers can choose between fried shrimp or fried fish. Simply drive up outside the Parish Community Center (building is north of the Sanctuary) for your plate!

St. Angela Merici (901 Beverly Garden) – Friday Lenten Fish Fry March 10, 24, and 31, 5-8PM. Choice between fried fish, grilled fish, shrimp, or cheese pizza for $10 child plate or $12 adult plate.

Our Lady of Divine Providence (1000 N. Starrett) – Drive thru every Friday in Lent except Good Friday, 4-7PM. Fried fish platters and crawfish pie platters are $10/platter, or choose between individual crawfish pies, shrimp etouffee, and bread pudding.

St. Ann Church (3601 Transcontinental Drive) – Fish Fry every Friday in Lent except Good Friday beginning at 6PM. Dine in or take out fried fish or fried shrimp for $10/plate.

St. Benilde Men’s Club Fish Fry (1901 Division Street) – February 24 and March 3 dine in and take out; March 17 and March 31 drive thru only; doors open at 5PM for preorders and 5:30PM for walk-ups, through 7PM.

St. Matthew United Methodist Church (6017 Camphor St) – February 24, March 11 (Saturday), and March 24. Dine in and take out options with adult plates for $12 (fish, boiled potatoes, corn, coleslaw, bread, and cake) and children’s plates (fish, macaroni and cheese, bread, and cake) for $6.

St. Clement of Rome (4317 Richland Avenue) – March 3 and March 10 at 5:30PM, dine in or drive thru options.

St. Francis Xavier Knights of Columbus (444 Metairie Road, Metairie) – KC fish fry March 3 and March 17 from 5:30 – 8PM in school cafeteria.

St. Catherine of Siena Church (105 Bonnabel Blvd.) – KC seafood dinners March 10, March 17, and March 24 at 5:30PM.

St. Matthew the Apostle (10021 Jefferson Hwy, River Ridge) – CYO fish fry March 3 from 5:30 – 7:30PM. Fried fish, fries, coleslaw, and bread for $15 or two slices of pizza for $5. Dine in or carry out.

St. Jerome (2402 33rd Street, Kenner) – KC fish fry every Friday in Lent except Good Friday in the KC Hall located at 3310 Florida Avenue, Kenner. Only cash and checks accepted. Fried and grilled fish and shrimp, combo plates, and seafood gumbo available. See website for full menu.

St. Christopher the Martyr (309 Manson Avenue, Metairie) – Men’s Club fish fry February 24, March 3, March 10, March 24, and March 31 at 6PM in the schoolyard at 3900 Derbigny Street. Drive thru only. See St. Christopher website for menu and preorder info.

St. Louis King of France (1609 Carrollton Ave, Metairie.) – Men’s Club fish fry for March 3, 10, and 17 from 4:30 – 7:30PM in the large parking lot (enter on Carrollton Ave). Catfish or shrimp platters for $12; combo for $15, with corn and french fries or mixed veggies. Dine in or drive thru.

St. Mary Magdalen (6425 West Metairie Ave., Metairie) – Men’s Club fish fry on March 3 and March 17 from 5:30 – 8:00PM in the cafeteria. Fried fish and shrimp platters with hot potatoes, coleslaw, and bread for $12, gumbo for $5, and cheese pizza for $2. To go and drive thru also available.


Westwego Volunteer Fire Department (677 Avenue H, Westwego) – Every Friday in Lent except for Good Friday from 5-8PM. Dine in and takeout in the Volunteer Hall. Shrimp plate for $12, fish plate for $10, or combo plate for $14. Lunches also available on March 17, 24, and 31 from 11AM – 2PM.

St. Cletus Catholic Church (3600 Claire Ave, Gretna) – Every Friday in Lent except Good Friday from 5PM – 8PM. Fish, oyster, and shrimp plates as well as poboys will be available for purchase.

St. Andrew the Apostle (3101 Elton Street, Algiers) – Every Friday in Lent except Good Friday. Fish, shrimp, and combo platters with green beans, hush puppies, and coleslaw for $12. Gumbo for $7 and cheese pizza for $2, along with homemade desserts.

Visitation of Our Lady (3500 Ames Boulevard, Marrero) – TBD

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (8698 Highway 23, Belle Chase) – Every Friday during from 5:30 – 8PM except Good Friday. Drive thru service only behind KC Hall (9016 Hwy 23). Fried fish and shrimp, white beans, homemade bread pudding, and other desserts.

Our Lady of Lourdes (2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet) – All Fridays in Lent from 5 – 8PM except Good Friday. Fried fish, fried shrimp, or combo plate for $13 with fries, bread, and one side. See menu for sides. Seafood gumbo for $8 or seafood pasta for $6.


Mary, Queen Of Peace (1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville) – KC fish fry every Friday during Lent except Good Friday from 5 – 7:30PM in cafeteria. Takeout or dine in, credit cards accepted. $12 for adult plate with choice of fried fish, shrimp, or combo, or baked fish plus two sides. $6 for children’s plate with fried fish or shrimp, macaroni, and french fries.

Our Lady of the Lake Knights of Columbus (312 Lafitte St, Mandeville) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday from 5-7:30PM in cafeteria. Dine in or carry out. $12 for adult plate with fried fish or baked filet, 3 sides, bread, dessert, and drink. $7 for child’s plate with fried fish, 2 sides, bread, dessert, and drink.

St. Anselm (306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday starting at 4PM in church parking lot. Drive thru only. Choose from fried catfish or shrimp plates, soft shell crab, crabcakes, shrimp Caesar salad, or gumbo.

St. Peter (125 E 19th Ave, Covington) – KC fish fry in school cafeteria, every Friday in Lent except Good Friday, from 5 – 7PM. Drive thru behind school cafeteria. $12 catfish or shrimp, fries, bread, potato salad, or coleslaw.

Seafood 2 Geaux (3847 LA-22, Mandeville) – Every Friday in Lent. Fried fish plates with french fries, coleslaw, or potato salad for $10.95, or choose shrimp alfredo pasta with salad and bread for $10.95, or corn & crab bisque for $4.95 cup/$6.95 bowl.

Most Holy Trinity (501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington) – Every Friday in Lent except Good Friday. Drive thru from 4 – 6PM and dine in from 5 – 7PM. For $15 choose from seafood meals including fried catfish, fried shrimp, or combo with fries or baked macaroni, coleslaw, and hush puppies.

St. Benedict (20370 Smith Road, Covington) – Men’s Club fish fry on March 3, 17, and 31 from 4 – 7PM. Curbside to go on dine in. Fish or shrimp plate for $12 or combo plate for $16 including macaroni, green beans, and dinner roll. Must purchase tickets in-person after masses or at the fish fry.

Our Lady of Lourdes (345 Westchester Blvd, Slidell) – Men’s Club fish fry on March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 5 – 8PM. Fried fish or shrimp dinner or shrimp salad with crab-boiled smashed potatoes, salad, roll, and dessert for $12. Drive thru or dine in.

Does your church have a Lenten fish fry we need to add to our list? Email us at [email protected]

If you are looking for a list of the best crawfish in New Orleans, we have you covered!

Erica lives in Kenner with her husband Michael and her three sons, Benjamin, Joshua, and Elijah. After graduating from UL Lafayette with a degree in advertising and landing her dream job, she left her chosen field and now works part time as an administrative assistant for a Catholic retreat movement. She spends the rest of her time at home with her boys, finding lost toys and actively ignoring various messes. In 2019, she self-published her first book, The Sister. There's not a lot of free time between working, reading and writing, and chasing her kids, but in those moments she's usually sprawled on the sofa in casual denial about just how messy her house is.


  1. This says fish fry around New Orleans, but there’s not one place in New Orleans that’s listed???!!! And I know there’s plenty!!! Even your Westbank list is missing one of the best ones Our Lady of Visitation on Ames.

  2. St Pauls 6828 Chef Menteur Hwy New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

    St. James Major Catholic Church 3736 Gentilly Blvd. All Upcoming Events New Orleans LA, 70122 Phone: 504-304-6750 Fax: 504-304-6807 Email: [email protected]

    St Maria Goretti 7300 Crowder Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127 Phone: (504) 242-7554
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