23 Lansing Area Spots With The Best Fried Fish
It's that time of year, once again.
The time of year when fish and seafood items are aplenty on most, if not all, restaurant menus. It's the 2022 Lenten Season, and that means it's time for a good ole fashioned fish fry.
2022 Lenten Season
This year's Lenten season began on Wednesday, March 2nd, and will go through Thursday, April 14th. And for those who don't know, Lent is a season of fasting and prayer observed by Catholics in preparation for Easter.
Fish and seafood are especially important for those observing Lent because, on Fridays, they must refrain from eating meat. So, the Lenten Fish Fry is a big deal.
Restaurants with Fried Fish and a Michigan Fish Fry
In fact, fish is so popular during this time that you'll find just about every restaurant with a deep fryer is offering a fried fish of some kind, usually cod.
And you can't say fried fish in Lent without talking about the good, old-fashioned Midwestern fish fry. It's a staple amongst churches, Knights of Colombus spots, and more throughout Michigan and the midwest at large.
Best Fish Fry in the Lansing area
With fish on the brain this time of year, we wanted to make sure that you had all your options available when it came to "best-fried fish in the Lansing area". And we didn't limit our search to just restaurants or churches, we include a slew of options. Not to mention, some places that are doing something different than your "typical" fish and chips option. Think, lobster rolls. Think, bisque. Think, crab rangoon pizza?
In our search, we found answers from you, our listeners; from the always knowledgable Lansing Foodies Facebook group; and from some digging on Yelp and Google reviews. Scroll through the gallery below. You'll find all kinds of places in the greater Lansing area—from restaurants to churches to KofC's and everywhere in between—that are serving up some killer fried fish during Fridays this Lent.