It’s Lent and that can only mean one thing: Fish Fries! AKA: That glorious time of the year where for a lovely series of weeks, you can’t help but find new and exciting fish-filled menus on Fish Fry Fridays.

Instead of leaning on just a few familiar favorites, the best way to maximize this special time of the year is to find a new place to eat each Friday. Here are a few delicious options. But hurry! These menus are only available on Fridays through March.

Sieb’s Pub

Family owned and operated for 20 years, Sieb’s Pub is the best, authentic Irish pub in the North Hills. This family-friendly restaurant and bar has welcoming staff and a home-like feeling when you walk in the door.

Their fish is made-to-order with the freshest ingredients. Available on Fridays through March 29th, their special Lenten Menu features fish bites, beer battered fish sandwich, crab cake dinner, fish tacos, lobster mac, and a kid’s fish & mac.

Remo’s Catering

At Remo’s Catering, everything is homemade and hand-breaded in house. Their Lenten Fish Fry Menu (available only on Fridays through March 29th) includes giant fish sandwiches/tacos, crab cakes, lobster rolls, lobster mac, and chicken or shrimp po’ boys.

Round out your meal with delicious sides (such as mac and cheese, fries, coleslaw, haluski), a soup du jour, and desserts.

Allegheny Elks Lodge

From 6pm – 8pm every Friday in Lent, the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339 on the North Side is featuring their Fish Fry menu with hand-breaded Atlantic cod, grilled cheese, Breadworks rolls and sides of mac and cheese, coleslaw, fries, and stewed tomatoes.

Proceeds benefit the Elks Lodge Building Fund!

Hoffstot’s Cafe Monaco

For over 40 years, Hoffstot’s Cafe Monaco has been serving up modern Italian cuisine in Oakmont. During Lent, visit their Fish Fry Drive Thru (cash only), where you can drive up and place your order.

Their menu includes a fish sandwich with coleslaw, cod almondine and coleslaw, mac and cheese, fries, New England clam chowder, jumbo shrimp, apple gorgonzola salad, and potato and cheddar pierogies.

Cellar on Penn

Known for their own handcrafted wines made in the Strip District, Cellar on Penn hosts the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Fish Fry every Friday in Lent from noon – 9pm. The Fry takes place at Cellar on Penn (2031 Penn Ave.), across the street from the church. Proceeds benefit the St. Stanislaus Stained Glass Window Campaign.

The menu includes fried and baked fish sandwiches, fried shrimp, and capellini pasta with (or without) crab meat. Available as sides (or a la carte) are St. StanisSLAW, haluski, mac and cheese, and fries.

Wholey’s Market

Selling fresh fish, seafood, meat, and poultry since 1912, Wholey’s is a Strip District landmark with always something fresh and delicious on the menu – not just on Lenten Fridays, but every day of the week and year.

Stop in to get their latest catch: Icelandic cod sandwiches, crab cakes, butterfly shrimp, and Po’ Boys, as well as fresh store-made coleslaw and lobster mac and cheese.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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