Dive Into The Ultimate Lenten Tradition: Omaha’s Fish Fries Galore!
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Dive Into The Ultimate Lenten Tradition: Omaha’s Fish Fries Galore!

Welcome to the season of Lent, Omaha style! It’s that time of the year when the city transforms into a fish fry hotspot, blending culinary delights with community spirit. With more than 35 parishes and groups firing up the fryers, Omaha’s fish fry scene offers a delicious journey through faith, food, and fun. Whether you’re observing Lent or just here for the food, you’re in for a treat. Let’s embark on a flavorful adventure through some of the city’s most anticipated fish fries!

Holy Name Catholic Church: The Iconic Starter

Kick off your fish fry tour at Holy Name Catholic Church on Fontenelle Blvd. Renowned for its Alaska pollock and lively atmosphere, it’s a must-visit. Remember, early birds avoid the wait!

St. Vincent de Paul: A Feast for All

Next, swing by St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Eagle Run Drive, where the menu boasts fried and baked fish, mac and cheese, and cheese pizza. It’s a culinary challenge to leave hungry here!

Saint Gerald Catholic Church: Seafood and More

Don’t miss out on Saint Gerald Catholic Church near 96th and Q streets, offering fried cod, baked tilapia, and fried shrimp. Non-fish lovers, fear not; cheese pizza and mac & cheese have got you covered.

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church: Award-Winning Bites

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, a former Best of Omaha winner, serves up both fried and baked fish that’ll have you coming back for more. Located on S. 118th St., it’s a fish fry with a pedigree.

St. Patrick Catholic Church: Fun for the Family

For a side of entertainment with your meal, St. Patrick Catholic Church on West Maple Road features magicians, clowns, and face painting. Enjoy fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, and all the fixings.

Holy Ghost Church Fish Fry: A Pre-Lenten Delight

Get a head start on the season with Holy Ghost Church on Q St., offering both pre-Lenten and Lenten fish fries. Their menu includes baked and fried cod, shrimp, mac & cheese, and clam chowder.

All Holy Spirit Orthodox Church: A Flavorful Twist

Experience a unique take on the traditional fish fry at All Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, with fried cod, walleye, and bang bang shrimp on the menu. It’s a taste of tradition with a twist!

Croatian Cultural Society of Omaha: Cultural and Culinary Fusion

Immerse yourself in Croatian heritage at the Croatian Cultural Society of Omaha on S. 36th St. Enjoy generous portions of fried and baked fish, along with homemade coleslaw and mac & cheese.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church: Mediterranean Flavors

Dive into Mediterranean flavors at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on Park Ave. With fried and baked cod, salmon, shrimp, and spanakopita, it’s a fish fry like no other.

Church of the Holy Spirit, Plattsmouth: Entertainment and Eats

Head to Plattsmouth for Church of the Holy Spirit‘s fish fry, complete with live entertainment. Savor fried Alaskan Pollock, baked salmon, and fried shrimp, making Fridays even more special.

And Many More…

Omaha’s fish fry scene is too rich to capture in just one sitting. From the Gretna American Legion’s all-you-can-eat affair to the Bellevue Berry & Pumpkin Ranch’s unique fish or shrimp tacos, there’s a fish fry for every palate and preference.

As you navigate Omaha’s Lenten landscape, remember that fish fries are about more than just food; they’re about community, tradition, and shared experiences. So, gather your friends and family, and make your way through this fish fry fiesta. Whether you’re a seasoned fish fry aficionado or a curious newcomer, Omaha’s fish fries promise a deliciously memorable Lenten season.

Tip: Always check the organization’s website or social media for the latest times and prices, as they can vary. Happy fish frying, Omaha!

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