Friday is a good day to begin with, but they go to another level of joy in Wisconsin! That is because Friday means Fish Fry Day! That’s right, what might be a seasonal or religious experience for some, is a year-round, weekly staple in Wisconsin. So, when in the Kenosha area, where does one go to get their fins on a fantastic Fish Fry on a Friday night? Well, look no further because here is a list of all things fishy:

Where To Go For Fish

Big Star Drive-In – While only open March – August, Big Star Drive-In offers a Friday Fish Fry that is quite popular. Their fish sandwich is always available, as well. 

Big Star Drive-In

*Boat House Dockside Pub & Eatery – The Boat House offers a Fish Fry every day, so lucky you! Beer  Battered Cod, Walleye, and Shrimp are available, along with a Potato Flake Perch, Broiled Cod and fry combo! All are served with fries, coleslaw, tartar, and lemons! Other great seafood options are also on the menu daily.

Brat Stop – The English Dish Fish and Chips offers a choice of battered and fried Cod or Walleye, broiled Walleye or baked Cod served with a potato choice, coleslaw, and rye bread.

Bristol 45 Diner – The Fish Fry includes soup or salad, potato, vegetables, and coleslaw along with battered and fried Cod or Walleye, baked Cod or Lake Perch.  There is also an option for a Family 10 Piece Fish Fry To Go with coleslaw and French fries.

Captain Mike’s – Friday Fish Fry is a newer offering for the crew at Captain Mike’s. It will be prepared in their Food Truck dubbed “The Galley”, stationed just outside the bar/restaurant. Expect to see it served in the traditional fish and chips style, wrapped in newsprint!

Century Pub & Eatery – Beer-battered or baked Walleye, Perch or Cod served with a choice of potato and coleslaw. Generous portions at reasonable prices are of note at this locally owned venue. 

*Gordon's Sports Bar & Grill – Catfish nuggets, Shrimp Dinners, and Perch Dinners are served daily at Gordon's. Try them with traditional French fries or mix it up with fried okra, fried mushrooms or even corn nuggets.

HobNob Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – Choose from their beer-battered Cod dinner served with their house tartar sauce, a baked Cod dinner served with drawn butter or a Walleye Pike dinner, almond-encrusted and deep-fried.  All options include soup, salad, potato, and warm dinner rolls.

Seniors toasting at Hobnob

House of Gerhard – In addition to their other daily specials, you can find a Friday Fish Fry at House of Gerhard every Friday of the year. It’s served with their homemade potato pancakes!

House of Gerhard

Italian American Supper Club – Love a good Fish Fry?  Join the club!  (But seriously, no club membership required – all are welcome!)  Order take-out or dine-in and enjoy Cod made with a beer-battered and deep fried along with some pasta, baked potato, or fries.  It’s the best combination of Italy and America all on one plate!

Italian American Supper Club

Johnny’Z Pour House – If you love pairing a GIGANTIC beer selection and a fun atmosphere with your Friday Fish Fry, then Johnny’Z is your house away from home!  On Fridays they have beer-battered North Atlantic Cod on the menu with spuds, house slaw and tartar sauce.  If you want to have your Fish Fry in taco form, they have that too!  Their second Friday option is Fish Tacos served with a side.  Happy Friday!

Johnny’Z Pour House

Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub – Watch for the traditional Fried Cod most Fridays, or occasionally a perch or bluegill special. Fridays can be for pizza or fish at this popular eatery!

Kenosha Brewing Co. – All You Can Eat Atlantic Cod and/or Shrimp (butterfly, coconut, or scampi) made with spent-grain flour breading served with slaw your choice of one side.

*Mason’s Eatery & Pub – The Mason’s Real Fish-n-Chips boasts two North Atlantic Cod filets battered in a Leinenkugel beer batter. Served with waffle chips, and your choice of a cup of soup or a side salad. Nothing says Wisconsin like beer battered food, right?

*Ron’s Place – Ron’s Fish Fry is available on Wednesdays and Fridays!  Their Walleye sandwich is served with tartar sauce, coleslaw, and French fries.  They also have a Walleye dinner which includes two pieces of hand-breaded Walleye served with French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce and bread.

The 1844 Table & Mash – For a truly upscale Fish Fry experience, you must try the 1844. Located inside The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, you will find an excellent Fish Fry. They offer Wild Caught North Atlantic Fillets of Scrod (a tender Cod) prepared with their Spotted Cow beer batter recipe and served with your choice of potato or a side of fries, tartar sauce, lemon, and Asian coleslaw. Oh so good! This is a fantastic spot for Friday Fish Fry Date Night!

The 1844 Table & Mash

*The Spot Drive-In – Always available, the Perch Dinner is perfect for Friday Night Fish Fry – or perhaps you’d prefer to try their fried fish sandwich. You don’t even have to wait for Friday to enjoy it. Get it with a side of fries or sweet potato fries. 

The Red Oak Restaurant – Here you will find Wisconsin beer-battered or baked Cod served with house-made roasted applesauce, twice cooked fries and cabbage and carrot slaw.  Next, they offer a pan-seared Walleye served with oven-roasted potatoes and greens dressed in a vinaigrette.  Finally, there is a beer-battered Walleye served with house-made roasted applesauce, twice cooked fries and cabbage and carrot slaw.

Union Park Tavern – The Fish Fry includes creamy coleslaw, Texas-Cut Cardinali’s Italian Bread, and a side choice. Fish options include hand-battered Prime-Cut Cod, hand-battered Walleye Pike, lightly breaded gourmet Lake Perch or lightly breaded, jumbo tail-on shrimp.

*Valeo's Pizza – The Fish Fry is available every day on the dinner menu and features cod, side salad, fries or mojos. Cole slaw, tarter, lemon and dinner roll included. Available in 3 piece or 5 piece dinners.

Looking for more dining options? In addition to traditional Fish Fry options, you’ll also find fish and seafood specials. Fridays during Lent, Franks Diner and Waterfront Warehouse feature special menus. Venues such as El Camino Kitchen, Iguana Wana, and La Fogata all have a fish taco option. Or, if you don’t want your fish fried, you’ll find great seafood selections at Sazzy BTuscany Bistro, and Wine Knot. The options are truly endless. 

Who’s ready for it to be Friday? Whether you choose to get your fish specials for dine-in or take-out, you’ll find yourself saying Thank Goodness It’s Fish Fry Friday (TGIFFF)! Enjoy!


*indicates that the Fish Fry is offered on Fridays and at least one other day of the week.

All menu items are subject to change. This is just a sampling of restaurants that offer Fish Fry in Kenosha County.

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