During the 40 days of Lent, many Catholics give up eating meat on Fridays, which has led to the long tradition of Friday fish fries. But just because it's Lent doesn't mean you have to be Catholic to enjoy some tasty fish dishes. Here's a list of some of the best Friday fish fry deals you can find in the city.
Weather Mark Tavern: Get your fill at Weather Mark Tavern's all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry. For $9.95, you'll get thick steak fries, red cabbage coleslaw and homemade tartar sauce. Naturally, the highlight of this meal is the fish, which is prepared in a flavorful Cruzan rum batter. Fridays at Weather Mark also mean $3 drafts of Bud Light and Miller Lite, so you can get cheap drinks with your meal. 1503 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-588-0230
John Barleycorn: This Lincoln Park bar is offering a host of fish fry specials throughout Lent. Included is an $8.95 all-you-can-eat fish and chips dish with beer-battered cod, a $5 pepper and egg sandwich and a $12 fried shrimp dinner. For a really flavorful dinner order the grilled mahi mahi dinner with pineapple and tomato relish, tomato basil sauce and wild rice. This offer is only available after 5 pm on Fridays. 658 W. Belden Ave.; 773-348-1570
Lincoln Station: Lincoln Station offers one of the best all-you-can-eat fish fry deals in town for just $7.95. The dish is prepared with their special "Labbater," which is made with Labbatt Blue and delicious seasonings. Plus, it comes with unending fries and homemade coleslaw. Bud Light pints are also on special every Friday for just $3 each. 2432 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-472-8100
English Bar and Restaurant: This hot downtown spot is usually hopping on Friday nights with the energetic 20-something crowd, but don't forget that they offer an excellent gastropub menu as well. Their fish and chips dish is an upscale take on the classic dish, featuring cod prepared with a Newcastle batter. Chips and fish alike can be paired with the tangy malt vinegar and saffron caper remoulade. 444 N. LaSalle Blvd.; 312-222-6200