Reeling in Fish Fry Hot Spots For Good Friday

April 22, 2011 Updated Apr 22, 2011 at 6:52 AM EDT

By WKBW News


Reeling in Fish Fry Hot Spots For Good Friday

April 22, 2011 Updated Apr 22, 2011 at 6:52 AM EDT

Western New York-(WKBW) During the season of Lent, Western New Yorkers traditionally enjoy a "Friday Fish Fry" at their favorite restaurant, church, or fire hall.

Eyewitness News is asking you to share your favorite locations with us, so we can share them here at

Here are some of the responses:

Hello. All Saints Roman Catholic Church, located @ 127 Chadduck St. in Buffalo, N.Y. is holding the annual Good Friday Fish Fry on April 22, 2011 from 3-7pm in the Shaw Auditorium. The entire dinner is homemade by all the Church Committees and Societies as well as neighborhood volunteers.

Monday, April 25, 2011 5-10 pm

Col. John B. Weber VFW Post 898
2909 South Park Ave.
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Tickets: $15.00 pre-sale (available at bar) & $20.00 at door
Includes food (kielbasa, ham, salads & more)
Draft beer & pop
Music by: Quality Sounds Band (Polka)
Table reservations (6 or more) or ticket info – call 823-9605

$8.00 for Fish Fry Dinner, including potato and macaroni salads, coleslaw and French fries and dessert. $11.00 for Fish fry Dinner with Shrimp. For further information call the All Saints Parish Center @ 875-8183. Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter it is truly appreciated

Deerhurst Presbyterian Church
257 Deerhurst Park Blvd. corner of Colvin Blvd.
Tonawanda, N.Y.14223

"Great Deerhurst Fish Fry"

April 8 and 15, 2011 4 - 7 pm

Boneless, skinless Haddock, Fried, Baked or Italian style
Complete dinner includes beverage and dessert
Grilled cheese available for kids.

would like to take the time to tell you about the Fish Fry I attend at the North Evans Fire Dept. I have attended this the last 2 years they have had it, and it is by far the best I have had in the area. The fish is to die for and cooked perfectly. The salads are the best trimmings fro a fish fry I have ever had and they are on a buffet line and you can have all you can eat salads. They also serve Fried Shrimp and Chicken fingers as well. I was just reading up on some of the other fish fries you have posted here and came across the ad for the North Evans Fish Fry and saw that it was only being held on 2 dates. But I strongly recommend them for sending the Weather man out to do his weather report from this AMAZING fish fry.

Great portions, tasty cole slaw and cheap! We go to N.E.S. Food Outlet friday nights for our fish fry - it is on the Ridge in Gasport. They are open til eight and we can either sit at one of their picnic tables or take our dinner home (what we usually do). A fish fry is only $6.95!

We just had the most tasty fish fry
lots of food for a very low price.
Buffalo Finest Bar
2163 Seneca Street
South Buffalo New York
$7.95 every day during lent.
Celeste Dean

Enjoy your Friday night at Kenilworth Fire Hall, 84 Hawthorne, Town of Tonawanda, NY 14223. Every Friday during Lent. 4:30-7:30
Dine in or take out. Table service at $8 includes a choice of haddock dinners battered, breaded or baked with potato salad, coleslaw, fries and roll or shrimp basket or chicken finger dinner. Includes coffee, tea, pop, milk. Beer extra. You will not be disappointed!!

A family owned convenience store since 1988 with an awesome fish fry served daily. Fish sandwiches and fish subs are also available upon request. Owned by Bart Candino a 1992 Graduate of North Tonawanda Senior High School and 1999 graduate from Canisius College.
Thank you,
Bart Candino

We just had the most tasty fish fry lots of food for a very low price.
Buffalo Finest Bar
2163 Seneca Street
South Buffalo New York
822-4529 $7.95 every day during lent.
from: Celeste Dean

The Shrine Banquet Center W Seneca has a great fish fry. Go and try it Quotes from customers "I have eaten fish fry all my life and this is the best fish fry I ever had" John K, 78. Mary C I have never had a better fish fry anywhere. I will drive from Tonawanda to West Seneca for this fish fry".

This place is an unknown gem. Awesome fish fry Kathy N,
Dean K, Toronto "We had our Wedding there, absolutely beautiful. Rehearsal dinner we had Friday fish fry for our guests THEY ROCK!!

St Leo the Great has an awesome fish fry!!!!!
Fish Fry, Broiled Fish Italian Style, Shrimp Scampi. All dinners include fries, coleslaw and roll for $9.00
The best Seafood Chowder around for $2.00. Pizza too.
St. Leo the Great
903 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst, NY 14226
Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent from 4-7pm.
Questions please contact Ann Marie at

Shawn Stepner from Eyewitness Sports recommends the Pearl Street Brewery...he says the fish fry is "enormous!"

Wilson Fire Hall.
Every Friday night until Good Friday.
Great fish fry. They even have fried shrimp for those who can't eat fish.
John from Lockport

Our favorite fish fry is over at Fontana's Ogden restaurant at 1834 William st in Buffalo. Its a real haddock fish fry in beer batter and is skinless and boneless. The owner is very friendly and they are open every Friday at 4pm. Mary Thomas

The Bellevue Hotel 544 Como park blvd. Cheektowaga- Open at 11am - 8pm Fridays all year until 9pm. Open Ash Wed. 11am-9pm. dine in or takeout.

Pat's Submarines-Outstanding Fish Fries!!! Try them out!
1741 Abbott Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218-2942
(716) 826-0022

Bills Diner-From-Lee Podeszek
2762 Main street
Newfane , ask for Erica or Ainge  waitresses
or orders about 8 dollars for one.

Pendleton Center United Methodist Church at 6864 Campbell Blvd corner of Bear Ridge in Pendleton has a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent. The fish is excellent and the church is sometimes called the “Fish Fry Church” . Fish, shrimp or chicken fingers for the kids. It is all excellent. They have take out too.
Maryellen Schutz

Good morning. Our church, Pendleton Center United Methodist Church has awesome fish frys! We serve the traditional fish fry, baked fish dinners, chicken tenders and shrimp.
Please come and try them.
Thank you.
Nancy Foit

Fish fry at Paradise Island on Transit Road in Lancaster is fantastic and the best thing is not many people realize they have them so there is no waiting.
Have a great day Brian

Aaron mentioned on the air yesterday that we could e-mail locations of local fish fry’s.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School/Church
20 French Road in Depew
Channel 7’s own Jason Grueneauer is an alumni of our school….. it would be great to see him do a report and give our school some much needed publicity.
Thank you!!
Lisa Ludwig

I would like to recommend my fire hall's fish fry. We have been told that our fish fry's are the best in the area. We are going to be serving fish every friday through Good Friday. 4-8pm. Just to give you a quick idea of our dinners, we use cod instead of the traditional haddock for our fish. Each dinner includes 2 of the following; french fries, potato salad and coleslaw. Every dinner comes with a roll and butter. We also offer shrimp and clam strips. We offer plenty of other dinner choices if you or some of your family members are not fish and shrimp fans. And if you dine in, your beverages are free. We serve beer,pop,coffee and tea. We also deliver to the Tonawanda's. Call ahead so its ready when you get there. Please check out our menu at
Sweeney Hose Co#7
499 Zimmerman St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

I have lived in the area since 1947 North towns –West side –West Seneca and Orchard Park I personally think two of the top places are #1 Connors @ Ridge Road & Seneca and # 2 Mckenzies –Lake Shore –Joe Mancuso –Orchard Park

Hoak's on the Lakeshore Rd. in Hamburg - the best fish fry year round! Great rye bread, rolls, coleslaw, with either fries, potato salad, or baked potato. The fish is so white and flaky. It can't be beat!Bamrick, Suzanne

The best fish fry in Boston is at the 3 Girl's Cafe! It is a lovely place to enjoy a meal and the service and food is fantastic! The sides are all homemade and there is is offering of two different meals. One is the Summer Fish and the other is the more traditional Fish Fry. To see what they are all about you must stop at the 3 Girl's Cafe!! Heather Grinsell

Evans Center Vol. Fire Company
Erie Rd. Evans, NY
Fridays during Lent 4:00-7:30pm