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Where you can find fish fries in the Fox Valley

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  • Several local churches and nonprofit organizations are offering fish frys during Lent and beyond.

      Several local churches and nonprofit organizations are offering fish frys during Lent and beyond.
    JOE LEWNARD PHOTO | Staff Photographer

  • At the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in West Dundee, cook Robbie Robinson mixes secret ingredients into a bowl full of batter that will coat the cod he serves to 100 patrons. The post serves a fish fry on Friday nights, January through May.

    At the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in West Dundee, cook Robbie Robinson mixes secret ingredients into a bowl full of batter that will coat the cod he serves to 100 patrons. The post serves a fish fry on Friday nights, January through May.
    Courtesy of Gerard Dziuba

 
Daily Herald staff report

Lent is fish fry season in the Fox Valley. Here are a few to check out.

Know of a good one that's not listed here? Email foxvalley@dailyherald.com.

Algonquin

St. Margaret Mary Knights of Columbus Council 11091 will hold a fish fry from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 19, March 4 and 18, at St. Margaret Mary Ministry Center McDonnell Hall, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin. Includes fried and baked fish, shrimp and pasta, salad bar, chowder and vegetable soup, mostaccioli, cheese pizza, french fries, dill potatoes, coleslaw, corn, bread, beverages and desserts. Cost is $12 adults, $5 children. Info: www.saintmargaretmary.org.

Elgin

American Legion Post 57, 820 N. Liberty St., Elgin, hosts a weekly Friday Night Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. It features your choice of haddock, perch, catfish, and shrimp with all the trimmings. For details, call (847) 741-1684 or visit elginpost57.com.

Maple Park

Maple Park American Legion Post 312 will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat fish and chicken fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. third Friday of each month at the post home, 302 Main St. Cost is $13, $11 for those 62 and older, $9 for those 12 and younger. Carryout is $13. The fish fry is held the third Friday of every month, except December. Call (815) 827-3536 or visit mapleparklegion.com.

Sugar Grove

The Sugar Grove American Legion will not offer a Friday fish fry this year, but will hold Saturday smelt and chicken frys from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, March 12, March 26 and April 9 at the post, 65 First St., Sugar Grove. Carry-outs are available by calling (630) 466-9700. Visit www.sgal1271.org.

Virgil

Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 5N939 Meredith Road, Virgil, hosts a fish fry and bake sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays through March 18. Dinner includes baked cod, fried perch, baked potato or fries, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, dessert and milk or coffee. Cost is $11, $4 for kids 5 to 10, or free for kids 4 and younger. Shrimp, pop, water, wine and beer are extra. Carryout is available. Visit ssppvirgil.org or call (630) 365-6618.

West Dundee

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2298 at 117 S. First St., West Dundee, serves a fish fry from 5-8 p.m. Fridays, January through May. Included is beer-battered cod, choice of potato, coleslaw and a roll; cost is $9-14. Other menu items and non-fish choices are available. Call (847) 428-9006.

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