It’s fried fish season! If you’re looking for fish outside the church setting, here are some Louisville area restaurants where you can get your fill during Lent 2022. Each offers a variety of dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru options.
WHAT: Bonefish Grill is bringing back the Angler’s Catch, a tempura-style, hand-battered crispy cod and panko battered jumbo shrimp, served on a bed of French fries with house-made coleslaw, cocktail and tartar sauce. Also Rockefeller Butterfish, Alaskan Sablefish topped with creamy spinach and jumbo lump crab and its Baja scallops and shrimp scampi pasta filled with tender bay scallops, tossed with shrimp in a garlic scampi sauce over linguini.
WHERE: 657 S. Hurstbourne Parkway
WHEN: Fridays through April 8
MORE INFORMATION: 502-412-4666; bonefishgrill.com.
WHAT:SuperChefs owner Darnell Ferguson’s restaurant features an eclectic menu that focuses on serving fresh seafood. The restaurant is named for the different types of sauces customers can get on their seafood. The menu includes fried cod, fried smoked shrimp po’ boy, glazed salmon, seafood Lasagna, shrimp and grits, seafood birria tacos and more.
WHERE: 1219 W. Jefferson St.
WHEN: Wednesday and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Operates on a reservation-first basis so reserve your table. 502-749-6005; thadrippincrab.com.
WHAT: This seafood restaurant in St. Matthews has been around for 30 years and offers a variety of meals ranging from its signature Icelandic cod to salmon, clams, catfish and shrimp. Also crab cakes, lobster rolls, salmon croquettes and more.
WHERE: 3624 Lexington Road
WHEN: Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in, carryout, and curbside pickup. 502-895-1188. thefisheryky.com.
WHAT: A cozy seafood place that serves fish platters, sandwiches, New Orleans-style beignets and weekend breakfast.
WHERE: 1310 Winter Ave.
WHEN: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in, carryout, and curbside pickup. 502-568-2993. thefishhousecafebeignet.com.
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WHAT: The family-owned home-style restaurant is known for its fresh seafood. The Hungry Pelican serves white fish, Boston Scrod, shrimp, snow fish, crab cakes, rolled oysters, New England clam chowder and more.
WHERE: 5412 Bardstown Road
WHEN: Fridays during Lent, the restaurant will open at a later time, due to staff shortages. March 4, 3 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Check Facebook for hours. Dine-in and carryout. 502-239-7145; hungrypelicanlou.com.
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WHAT: The restaurant known for its fried chicken will offer a Crispy Cod Sammie through Lent. The Crispy Cod Sammie is made with seasonal North Atlantic Wild-Caught Cod that’s double beer-battered, fried and topped with sweet vinegar slaw, pickles, and Bama white or Tarter Dippin’ Sauce. The cod can be seasoned with any of Joella’s six famous heat levels: including Southern (no heat), Spiked Honey, Ella’s Fav, Tweener, Hot, and Fire-In Da-Hole (so hot you need to sign a waiver!).
WHERE: 3400 Frankfort Ave.; 13401 Shelbyville Road #101
WHEN: Wednesdays through Fridays through April 4; Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Joellas.com
WHAT: This locally owned and operated seafood restaurant since 1948 offers a variety of seafood including fish, shrimp, crab cakes, scallops, clams, frog legs, tilapia, cod, scrod, salmon and more.
WHERE: 3021 River Road; 601 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, Indiana
WHEN: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Zorn); Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Indiana).
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in and carryout. 502-895-0544; 812-284-3474; kingfishrestaurants.com
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WHAT: The nation’s largest quick-service seafood restaurant company is serving its classic fried fish and chips, shrimp and salmon. Long John Silver’s also has grilled seafood options.
WHERE: 5447 New Cut Road; 3407 W. Broadway and 8315 Preston St.
WHEN: Hours vary.
MORE INFORMATION: ljsilvers.com.
WHAT: Serving seafood since 1925, Mike Linnig’s is famous for its large fish sandwich. The fish may be ordered individually with French fries and coleslaw on the side or, as a platter with a little bit of everything, including salmon, oysters, shrimp, scallops, cod, crab cakes, alligator and frog legs. Also for those who don’t want fried, there is grilled salmon and tilapia.
WHERE: 9308 Cane Run Road
WHEN: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: 502-937-9888; 502-937-1235; mikelinnigsrestaurant.com.
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WHAT: One of Louisville’s favorite fast-food restaurants opened in 1967. The best value, Whale of a Sandwich, features two North Atlantic cods fillets hand-breaded in cracker meal breading. The top seller is the box for two with four North Atlantic cods fillets, fries and two hush puppies. Moby Dick also serves baked fish, clams, and shrimp. Onion rings are hand-cut, hand-breaded in cracker meal and made to order, plus you can order sides including breaded mushrooms and cauliflower, coleslaw, hush puppies and more.
WHERE: Multiple locations
WHEN: Hours vary
MORE INFORMATION: Hours, menu availability and pricing varies by location. mobydickrestaurants.com.
WHAT: Louisville’s premier riverfront dining destination serves regional cuisine with a Southern Flair. The raw bar includes peel and eat shrimp, king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell. Also, oysters, mussels, fish and chips, seafood salad, oyster and shrimp po’boy; Maker’s 46 Barrel plank smoked salmon, seared dive scallops, Hawaiian AhI tuna, fried seafood platter, and more.
WHERE: 3015 River Road
WHEN: Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in and curbside pickup. 502-897-5000, riverhouselouisville.com
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WHAT: This Louisville restaurant touts that it has the best fish sandwich in the city. Passtime Fish House offers hand-cut breaded cod, fish bites, oyster, fried shrimp, frog legs, catfish and more.
WHERE:10801 Locust Road
WHEN: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday 1-8 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Dine-in or carryout. 502-267-4633. passtime-fish-house.business.site.
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WHAT: Enjoy the creole flavors infused into the steamy plates of crab, lobster, crawfish, and veggies. Seafood Lady also serves fried fish, shrimp, alligator, crawfish, lobster tail, seafood tacos, oysters, and more.
WHERE: 3201 Fern Valley Road; 601 E. Jefferson St.
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: seafoodlady502.com.
WHAT: This new Cajun boiled seafood restaurant offers seafood by the pound or half-pound (shrimp, white clams. black mussels, crawfish, crab legs, scallops); the Happy Family Combos that feeds five to six and includes one pound of each, sausage, snow crab legs, king crab legs, shrimp, green mussels, two six-ounce lobster tails, six ears of corn and six potatoes. It also offers dinner combos, fried baskets, kids menu, po’boys, lobster, and more.
WHERE: 4809 Outer Loop
WHEN: Daily 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: 502-999-9998; louisville.stormingcrab.us.
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