7 Must-Try Kenosha Fish Fry Venues

2/15/2019 - Oliver Debe

Fish Frys in Kenosha, WI
Fish Frys in Kenosha, WI
Fish Frys in Kenosha, WI
Fish Frys in Kenosha, WI

It’s Friday night in the middle of winter or early spring.  What are most people in the Kenosha area doing to kick-start their weekend?  Going to a fish fry, of course! Whether your motivation for a Fish Fry is religion based, convenience based, or just Wisconsin based, there is a Fish Fry in the Kenosha Area that you’re sure to love! So grab a glass of beer, a basket of cheese curds or a classic potato pancake, and one of the great Friday fish offerings!

Here are seven popular places in the Kenosha Area for Friday Night Fish Fry (some even offer fish specials other days of the week, too): 

Boat House Pub & Eatery - I appreciate this restaurant not only because of its prime location in Downtown Kenosha, but also because of its sailor decor and excellent fish fry.  Try the cod.  You will love it, and yes it is available seven days a week, not just Friday!  This is Kenosha’s original fish/seafood restaurant.

Culver’s of Pleasant Prairie - If you are visiting Kenosha from another state, you may have never been to a Culver’s before. This Wisconsin-born chain is rapidly expanding, but one of their great features is a fast and fresh Wisconsin Fish Fry by way of their Cod Dinner. From their friendly staff to quick service, you can swing into Culver’s on any given day of the week! And maybe even a chocolate concrete mixer for dessert?

Johnny’Z Pour House  - Now this is the place to be!  In addition to their Fish Fry on Fridays, they offer a full bar, complete with craft beers and a variety of other great sandwiches, entrees, and appetizers. Still fairly new on the scene, we can tell their Fish Fry will be a fan favorite in no time at all. It’s served with homemade tartar sauce, coleslaw, and your choice of a side dish!

Other great venues for Fish Fry include Pete’s Union Park Tavern, Twisted Cuisine, and Bristol 45 Diner. Pete’s Union Park Tavern preps their fish fry in small batches, so go early to ensure you get some of this delicious Friday fare. Twisted Cuisine offers three Friday fish specials including a baked cod, a beer-battered haddock, and a ranch-breaded perch. Bristol 45 Diner has a Fish Fry every Friday at both lunch and dinner service, with baked fish with lemon butter sauce, as fried cod, perch or walleye.  Spanky's Bar & Grill offers fried Cod, Perch, and Walley - all prepared in their signature Guinness Beer Batter every Friday, too.

Now, there are so many great places in our Kenosha community that offer fish, fries, and other seafood options throughout the year or on their regular menus.  These are just a few that offer a really great, truly Wisconsin -inspired fish fry experience.  Don’t forget to share your Wisconsin Fish Fry experience on the Visit Kenosha social media accounts by using #KenoshaEats.  I know you’ll enjoy the atmosphere, great drinks and visiting with friends or family, and most importantly the awesome fish dinners. 


Community Blog Team 2018

Oliver Debe

Community Blogger

Kenosha Native, recently returned. Working in the Hospitality Industry via the Education Sector. Alumnus of DePaul University. Enjoys traveling, Supper Clubs, and attending music festivals.