Guide to Lenten Fish Fries Around New Orleans

Disclosure :: the 2024 guide to Lenten fish fries around New Orleans is sponsored by Copeland’s and Dennis’ SeafoodIf you are looking for a list of the best crawfish in New Orleans, we have you covered!

2024 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries Around New Orleans

Lent is here, and during this season, 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 while 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, many of them take cash only, so don’t forget to stop at the ATM on your way over.


Copeland’s of New Orleans 

Lent Fish Options New Orleans

Copeland’s of New Orleans proudly announces the launch of “Copeland’s Catch,” a 3-course seafood menu running from February 9th to 27th.

Embark on a seafood journey with the first course, offering a choice between the velvety corn and crab bisque or the classic caesar salad. For the main event, enjoy options like the italian crab salad, blackened redfish, and crab & shrimp alfredo. Additional choices include crawfish étouffée, shrimp dill-icious, and crawfish fettuccine. Conclude your meal with our dessert course, featuring the new chocolate pecan pie cheesecake, toppings made with 1983 pecan pie recipe and rum cream bread pudding. The price of the entrée is the price of the full 3 courses starting at $27.99.

“Copeland’s Catch” is an exploration of local seafood, a carefully curated culinary experience. It is available at all Louisiana Copeland’s locations dine-in and togo. To order pickup or delivery visit CopelandsToGo.com.

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

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


Dennis’ Seafood

Dennis' SeafoodCrabs, Shrimp, Live Seafood, Fresh Fish and Oysters, Freshly Prepared Classic New Orleans Style Delicacies from Gumbo to Stuffed Artichokes and Plenty More!

Dennis’ Seafood is located in Metairie, Louisiana just minutes from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. Dennis’ Seafood has been serving hot boiled crawfish to it’s customers in the New Orleans area for over 45 years!

PLEASE NOTE CRAWFISH IS ONLY AVAILABLE SEASONALLY PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY. 

Dennis’ Seafood specializes in fresh and prepared Louisiana seafood including crawfish (when in season), crabs, shrimp, oysters and fish as well as live crawfish and crabs. On Site Catering is Available!


New Orleans

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and School (6249 Canal Blvd.) – TBD

St. Gabriel the Archangel (5010 Piety Dr.) – All Fridays of Lent except Good Friday, 10:30AM to 5:30PM or until sold out in the St. Gabriel Parish Hall. Delivery orders available for orders of 10 or more. Two pieces of baked or fried fish, macaroni, peas, salad or potato salad, bread, dessert, and drink for $12 per plate. 

Basilica of St. Stephen (1025 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans) -Fish fries on Fridays at the rear of the rectory following Stations of the Cross. $14 plates include fish, fries, coleslaw, and corn.

Holy Name of Jesus (6367 St Charles Ave, New Orleans) – February 23, March 8, and March 22 from 6-8PM at Holy Name of Jesus School. Shrimp, catfish, fries, bread, and potato salad. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 55.

Mater Dolorosa (1230 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans) – February 23, March 8, and March 22 from 5 – 8PM. $15 plates include fish, fries, macaroni, coleslaw, garlic bread, and drink. 

St. Katherine Drexel (2015 Louisiana Avenue) – TBD

Our Lady Star of the Sea (1835 St Roch Ave, New Orleans) – February 23, March 8, March 22, and March 29 (Good Friday) from 11AM to 6PM or sold out at Our Lady Star of the Sea School. $12 plates include fish, macaroni, potato salad, green peas, bread, dessert, and drinks. Delivery available for orders of four or more.

Our Lady of the Rosary (3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans) – February 23, March 1, and March 8 from 5:30 – 8:30PM, following Stations of the Cross (beginning at 5PM). Plates include 2 pieces of catfish, french fries, coleslaw, and green beans for $12. Drinks, desserts, beer, and wine sold separately. 

St. Dominic (775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans) – March 15 at 6PM in the St. Dominic cafeteria.

St. Pius X (6666 Spanish Fort Blvd, New Orleans) – February 23 and March 8 from 5:30 – 8PM in the school cafeteria.

Jefferson

St. Agnes (3310 Jefferson Highway) – St. Agnes Men’s Club fish fries every other Friday during Lent (February 23, March 8, and March 22) starting at 5PM. $15 plates include fish, shrimp, coleslaw, fries, bread, and tea or water. 

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 a roll for $12 per plate. Menu on March 22nd includes choice of fried shrimp. Cash and credit card available. Drive thru outside the Parish Community Center (building is north of the Sanctuary). Hosted by the Men’s Club.

St. Angela Merici (901 Beverly Garden) – February 23, March 8, and March 22 from 5 – 8PM. Drive thru for $12 adult/$10 child fish plates. Dine in for bigger menu! (See website.) No preorders available.

Our Lady of Divine Providence (1000 N. Starrett) – Drive thru only every Friday in Lent except Good Friday, 4PM until sold out. Hosted by Knights of Columbus. Platters are $10/plate with choice of fried fish or crawfish pies, with corn, potatoes, and a roll. Individual crawfish pies, shrimp etouffee, and bread pudding sold separately.

St. Ann Church (3601 Transcontinental Drive) – Fish Fry every Friday in Lent except Good Friday beginning at 6PM. Dine in or take out with drive thru available on February 23 and March 8; drive thru only on March 22. See parish bulletin for menus and prices.

St. Benilde Men’s Club Fish Fry (1901 Division Street) – February 16 and March 1 dine in in the school cafeteria; March 8 drive thru only.

St. Matthew United Methodist Church (6017 Camphor St) – February 16, March 1, and March 16. Adult plates $14/kids plates $8. Plates include catfish, boiled potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, bread, and dessert. Dine in or drive thru. 

St. Clement of Rome (4317 Richland Avenue) – Men’s Club fish fry February 23 and March 1 at 5:30PM. Dine in or drive thru with $12 plates. Check website for full menu.

St. Francis Xavier Knights of Columbus (444 Metairie Road, Metairie) – KoC Fish Fry March 1 and March 15 from 6:30 – 8PM. Adult fish plate for $14 and child fish plate for $10, or gumbo for $10 or pizza slice for $2. Dine in or take out. Drinks and dessert sold separately.

St. Catherine of Siena Church (105 Bonnabel Blvd.) – The Men’s Club will hold a fish fry February 23 and March 1 at 5:30PM with KC dinners on March 8, 15, and 22 at 5:30PM.

St. Matthew the Apostle (10021 Jefferson Hwy, River Ridge) – CYO fish fry February 23 from 5:30 – 7:30PM. Dine in or carry out. $15 for fish plate and $5 for pizza plate.

St. Jerome (2402 33rd Street, Kenner) – Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent except Good Friday from 11AM – 7PM. Hosted in the Knights of Columbus hall at 3310 Florida Avenue in Kenner. Fried or grilled fish for $12; fried or grilled shrimp for $14; combo plates for $13 and $14; grilled shrimp salad for $14; all with fries (except grilled shrimp salad), salad, and bread; other sides sold separately.

St. Christopher the Martyr (309 Manson Avenue, Metairie) – Men’s Club fish fry February 16, February 23, March 1, March 15, and March 22 at 6PM in the schoolyard. Drive thru only on Derbigny and Johnson Streets; cash and card accepted. See Men’s Club website for menu, prices, and other details. Online ordering also available.

St. Louis King of France (1609 Carrollton Ave, Metairie.) – February 23, March 1, and March 8 from 4:30 – 7:30PM. Catfish, shrimp, and combo plates available. Dine in or drive thru.

St. Mary Magdalen (6425 West Metairie Ave, Metairie) – Men’s Club fish fry on February 16 and March 1 from 5:30 – 8:30PM or until sold out. Dine in in the school cafeteria, to go, or drive thru available. Fried fish or shrimp platters with hot potatoes, coleslaw, and bread for $14, gumbo for $5, or cheese pizza for $2/slice.

St. Rita (194 Ravan Ave, Harahan) – St. Rita’s Dads’ Club fish fry on February 23 and March 8. Fried fish, fried shrimp, or fish/shrimp combo plates with boiled potatoes, corn, and brownie, OR pizza and brownie. Cash only.

St. Edward the Confessor (4921 W Metairie Ave, Metairie) – STEAM fish fry on February 23 and March 15.

Atonement Lutheran (6500 Riverside Dr, Metairie) – After Lent, join Atonement Lutheran Men’s Club for a Seafood Festival on Saturday, April 6.

St. Philip Neri (6500 Kawanee Ave, Metairie) – February 23, drive thru 5 – 7:30PM or dine in 5 – 8PM. Serving catfish, macaroni, green beans, and bread. Buy tickets after mass.

Archbishop Chapelle (8800 Veterans, Metairie) – March 1 from 4:30 – 7:30PM in school cafeteria. Preorders ONLY and must be made online through website. $12 plates include fish, macaroni, green beans, and dipping sauce. All proceeds will help fund the Chapelle AP class European trip this upcoming summer.

Westbank

Westwego Volunteer Fire Department (677 Avenue H, Westwego) – Every Friday in Lent (including Good Friday). February 16 and 23 dinner only 5 – 8PM. All other Fridays include both lunch (11AM – 1PM) and dinner (5 – 8PM). Dinner includes fish, shrimp, or combo, salad, macaroni, corn, roll, and dessert.

St. Cletus Catholic Church (3600 Claire Ave, Gretna) – On Ash Wednesday, the Knights of Columbus will serve fish plates and poboys in the KC Hall from 5 – 8PM. Fish, shrimp, oyster plates, and poboys available every Friday in Lent except Good Friday from 5 – 8PM. Prices range from $11-$16.

Christ the King (535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown) – February 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22. Serving fish and seafood gumbo.

St. Andrew the Apostle (3101 Elton Street, Algiers) – TBD

Visitation of Our Lady (3500 Ames Boulevard, Marrero) – Seafood Suppers every Friday in Lent from 5 – 8PM in the cafeteria. See website for full menu and prices. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (8698 Highway 23, Belle Chase) – February 16, 23, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22. Drive thru only. $12 fish plates with fries, coleslaw, and bread, or $14 shrimp plates with fries, coleslaw, and bread. White beans and rice and desserts sold separately.

Our Lady of Lourdes (2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet) – Every Friday except Good Friday from 5 – 8PM.

St. Andrew the Apostle (3101 Eton Street, New Orleans) – February 31, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22 from 5 – 8PM in Immaculata Hall. $12 plates include fish, shrimp, or combo platters with green beans, fries, hush puppies, and coleslaw, or gumbo for $6 or cheese pizza for $2. Dine in or carry out.

St. Joachim (5505 Barataria St., Marrero) – Every Friday in Lent except Good Friday. Drive thru only from 11AM – 7PM. Fish plate for $10, shrimp plate for $12, or combo plate for $14. Includes fries, coleslaw, and dessert.

St. Joseph the Worker (453 Pine St., Marrero) – Fridays February 16 through March 21, from 11AM – 5PM. $15 plates include fried fish, baked spaghetti, green beans, potato salad, and dessert. Specialty plates with shrimp or crawfish stew will vary from week to week.

St. John Bosco (2114 Oakmere Drive, Harvey) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday from 4:30PM – 8PM. Dine in or drive thru. $10 fish plate, $13 shrimp plate, or $12 combo plate with fish and/or shrimp, white beans, fries, corn, salad, and a roll.

St. Joseph (610 6th Street, Gretna) – March 8 from 5 – 7PM hosted by St. Joseph’s St. Vincent de Paul Society. Choose between $15 plates of fish, macaroni, salad, and bread OR shrimp and grits, salad, and bread.

Northshore

Mary, Queen Of Peace (1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday from 5 – 7:30PM in the Mary Queen of Peace cafeteria. Dine in or take out. Plates for $17, $12, or $6 kids plate. See online for full menu.

Our Lady of the Lake Knights of Columbus (312 Lafitte St, Mandeville) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday from 5 – 7:30PM in the school cafeteria. Adult plates for $12 with fish, three sides, dessert, and drink. Kids plate for $7 with fish, two sides, bread, dessert, and drink. See online bulletin for full menu. Dine in or carry out. Please bring canned food for food pantry contribution!

St. Anselm (306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday starting from 4 – 8PM. Dine in or drive thru. 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 on South Theard Street, every Friday in Lent except Good Friday, from 5 – 7PM. Dine in or drive thru behind school cafeteria. $12 per plate for catfish or shrimp, fries, bread, potato salad, or coleslaw. Dessert sold separately.

Most Holy Trinity (501 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington) – Every Friday in Lent except Good Friday in the Family Life Center. Dine in and drive thru from 4 – 7PM. For $15 choose from seafood meals including fried catfish, fried shrimp, or combo with dessert and a drink.

St. Benedict (20370 Smith Road, Covington) – Men’s Club fish fry on February 23, March 8, and March 22 from 4 – 7PM.

Our Lady of Lourdes (345 Westchester Blvd, Slidell) – TBD

St. Luke the Evangelist (910 Cross Gates Blvd, Slidell)- Every Friday in Lent except Good Friday from 5 – 8PM in the Family Life Center. $12 plates include baked or fried fish, two sides, and a roll.

St. Margaret Mary (1050 Robert Blvd, Slidell) – Every Friday during Lent except Good Friday from 5 – 8PM. $12 adult plate includes fish, green beans, macaroni, and a roll. $8 kids plate includes fish sticks, fries, and a roll. Family meals available for $40 and must be ordered in advance.

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

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Erica Tran
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.

3 COMMENTS

  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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