Lent Fish Frys at Restaurants in Pittsburgh

You don’t have to travel outside of your usual route to catch a fish fry during this Lent. Plenty of restaurants around Pittsburgh are hosting their own fish frys either throughout the Lent season or just on Fridays. Sit down in the atmosphere of a lovely dining experience while feasting on crispy bites of fried cod and innovative seafood creation. Try a fish sandwich with a little bit of Asian fusion or Salmon Croquettes for a taste of something unique. Or, you can stick with your classic fried fish and coleslaw for a meal that’ll make anyone happy. The fish fry adventure is truly up to you with the whole Pittsburgh culinary scene at your fingertips!

Mediterra Cafe

Sewickley, Mount Lebanon, Lawrenceville

It’s back! Mediterra Cafe’s Fish Sandwich stuffed with Icelandic cod, cabbage slaw, and tartar sauce on a challah roll is available every Friday throughout Lent. Make sure you grab one of their signature drinks like their Cereal Milk Latte and you’ve got your lunch covered.

Forma Pasta


They may be known for their homemade pasta but Forma Pasta is making a new name for themselves with their Lent fish fry platter. A huge piece of fried fish sits across a plate accompanied by fresh french fries, coleslaw, a side salad, and a healthy helping of tartar sauce.



This fish sandwich with Asian influences is not to be missed. Nanban has added a yuzu tartar to accompany their fried fish sandwich that adds a little bit of spice to the usual fare. Plus, with waffle fries, coleslaw, and marinated pickles on the platter, it’s a feast for your Friday.

Brick Shop


It’s a fish fry Friday celebration each week throughout Lent at Brick Shop. Order their fish sandwich on a hoagie roll with a long strip of fried fish, lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce. Served beside a bed of fries, catch it from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Friday.

Bistro to Go

North Shore

It’s not just fried fish sandwiches at Bistro to Go on Fridays during the Lent season. Besides their Baked Panko-Breaded Cod Sandwich, you can also order pan-fried Salmon Croquettes along with the Friday Soup of the Day for something different. 

Alta Via Pizzeria

Bakery Square

Enjoy a double, thick, fried fish filet sandwich with coleslaw and special sauce on top at Alta Via Pizzeria each Friday. But, if you’re feeling the seafood flavors any other day of the week, try their white Crab Pizza through Easter. 

Bridge City Brinery 


Gigantic, deep fried, extra crunchy, and super flakey. These are just a few words used to describe Bridge City Brinery’s Friday Fish Sandwich served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, and fries. You really won’t believe there’s a bun big enough to hold it together.

Pittsburgh Sandwich Society


How does a double decker dish sandwich sound? If we have your mouth watering then you need the Big McClownFish every Friday. It’s two 4-ounce fish filets in a tall stack with American cheese, white onion, shredded lettuce, pickles, and saucy mac sauce all on a triple seed bun. It’s also comes with macaroni salad but you might be so full you’ll have to save it for later.  

Bulldog Pub


No matter what Lent season favorites you’re craving, Bulldog Pub has a Friday menu ready for you. Choose from their Fish Sandwich, Shrimp Po’Boy Wrap, Fish Tacos, White Cheddar/ Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese with Tomato, or Plain Pizza for your main course. Then add on sides of Pimento Mac and Cheese, White Cheddar/Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Cheese Sticks, Onion Rings, Fries, Fried Shrimp, Coleslaw, or a Side Salad. 

The Abbey on Butler Street


On Fridays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can explore The Arcade Fish Fry Pop-up at The Abbey on Butler Street. This special menu includes a Fish Sandwich, Batter Fried Atlantic Cod Filet Fish Dinner, Crab Cake Sandwich, Crab Cakes, Shrimp Po’Boy, and Fried Shrimp. Don’t forget the Mac and Cheese, Haluski, Hushpuppies, or Pierogis while you’re at it.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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