The fish fry craze can be found throughout hundreds of various spots around Pittsburgh from local churches, volunteer fire departments to community halls. Here are four restaurants that are worth the catch for some of the best fish sandwiches during Lent:
Coop de Ville
Stop by Coop de Ville on Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. for its specialty fish fry season. Known for the crispy and delicious chicken sandwiches, the bird-and-bun-focused restaurant will now have Fish n’ Chips along with fried-to-perfection fish sandwiches. Coop de Ville is also donating .25 cents to charity for every sandwich purchased in March.
Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette
Bitter Ends in Bloomfield is flipping their fish game to the top of their menu on select Fridays. From stacked, flaky and crispy fish sandwiches with a side of haluski, potato salad, and coleslaw for purchase, patrons have to stop in person to pick this catch up. Pick up a homemade dessert while you’re at it! There is no online ordering, so be sure to follow Bitter Ends on Facebook and Instagram for updates!
E-Town Bar and Grille
E-Town Bar and Grille has been voted best fish sandwich in Pittsburgh, and its reputation is as big as the portions for its Lent menu. Serving seven days a week, be sure to call E-Town at 412-784-1720 to get your order on deck for a mouthwatering masterpiece of fried fish sandwiches or mix it up and grab a breaded shrimp or pierogi platter. Make it a fried fish feast with a local staple.
Original Oyster House
Open Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.- 7p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m.-8 p.m., stop by the historically famous Original Oyster House in Market Square for its Lenten specials. A comforting classic of crispy cuisine can be the best remedy for a “Fish Fryday” as the OOH likes to call it. Check out the menu online and be sure to stop by Pittsburgh’s oldest bar and restaurant.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.