8 Community Fish Fry Fridays for Lent 2022 in CT

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Lent is a precursor to Easter in Christianity. It begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts six and a half weeks until Easter Sunday. It is a time of fasting, and Catholics generally forgo eating meat on Fridays during Lent in observance of the sacrifice Jesus suffered in the New Testament crucifixion.

Enter the Friday fish fry.

Many churches and community organizations have taken to hosting fish fries on Fridays during Lent. Parishioners and their guests can get together and eat fish instead of meat.

Here’s a list of some community fish fries happening in Connecticut during Lent.


Church of Our Lady of the Assumption – Fairfield

This Fairfield church will host three Lenten fish fry dinners on Fridays, March 11 and 25, and April 8. No appointments are allowed. Entrants must order online by noon on Thursday. Dining options include a two-piece fish dinner with coleslaw and fries, an 8-piece family dinner with coleslaw and fries, sides of mac and cheese, New England clam chowder and fries. Visit olaffld.org to register for slots.


St. Mary’s Church – Greenwich

Saint Mary’s Church will be offering a Lenten Fries Dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Knights of Columbus Hall at 37 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the “4th Degree Knights Soup Kitchen Team”. The cost is $15 per person. Children under 10 are free.


20th Annual Lenten Fish Dinners – Shelton

Shelton First United Methodist Church is hosting its Lenten Fish Dinners from 5-6:15 p.m. Friday through April 8 at 188 Rocky Rest Road, Shelton. The cost is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $8 for children 12 and under. Menu options include fried cod, baked cod, choice of potatoes, coleslaw, and dessert. Takeout is pre-order only and must be ordered by Thursday at 5 p.m. Visit the church’s Facebook page for ordering information.

Fried fish with fries.

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Saint Rose of Lima, Knights of Columbus – Newtown

Sainte Rose de Lima will serve her Lenten Fried Fish Dinners from 5-8 p.m. Friday through April 15 at Sainte Rose de Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Dinners are available via online or curbside ordering only. The menu includes options such as baked fish, fried fish, fries, eggplant rollatinis, coleslaw, and clam chowder. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Visit kofc185.org/fish-fry to pre-order.

BF Hoxie Engine Co. at Mystic Fire Department – Mystic

The cost is $5 for children, $10 for adults. Take-out meals are available. Fish fry runs from 5-8 p.m. every Friday through April 15 at 34 Broadway Avenue, Mystic.

Enders Island from St. Edmund – Mystic

The cost of this Lenten dinner is $20 and includes fried or grilled fish and chips, coleslaw, a drink, and clam chowder. Mac and cheese is available for $5. All online pre-orders receive a free dessert ticket. Fish fry includes seating at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. every Friday through April 15 at 99 Yacht Club Road, Mystic.

Portuguese Society of the Holy Spirit – Stonington

This dinner menu from Stonington Lenten includes Fish and Chips, Scallop Dinner, Shrimp Dinner, Fish and Scallop Combo Dinner, Fish and Shrimp Combo Dinner and Clam Chowder. Prices range from $12 to $23. Senior discounts are available. The dinner runs from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Friday until April 15 at 26 Main Street, Stonington.

A customer feasts on fish and chips at Captain's Scott's Lobster Dock in New London, Connecticut on May 27, 2021.

A customer feasts on fish and chips at Captain’s Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London, Connecticut on May 27, 2021.

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Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock – New London

Lenten Fish Fry Meals are held every Friday at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London. The restaurant will donate part of its profits to the following organisations: New London Police Department K-9 Unit on March 11, Heavy Hitters on March 18, Waterford Youth and Family Services on March 25, Whalers Helping Whalers on April 1, The Cactus Jack Foundation April 8 and St Joseph’s School April 15. The dinners will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday until April 15 at 80 Hamilton St., New London.

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