2023 Local Fish Frys in Frederick Md During This Season of Lent

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Local fish frys in Frederick County are organized by churches and community organizations, taking place on Fridays which are traditionally a day of abstinence for Catholics during Lent.

Whether you celebrate Lent (the season of penance and prayer before Easter) or not, tis the season for Fish Frys!

Clearly, attending a local fish fry can be a fun and delicious way to support your community and enjoy some good food!

So, to find a fish fry near you, scroll down for my list.

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

First, there’s a great article in the Frederick News Post, titled, “You Don’t Have to Be Catholic To Enjoy Lenten Fish Frys”.

In the article, the author reviews a fish fry that she really enjoyed!

This year, Lent 2023 begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023 and will end on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

I’ve put together a list of local churches, as well as restaurants, who offer fish fry dinners on Fridays during the Lenten season.

Needless to say, you don’t have to be a member of a church to attend one of these Fish Fry’s, and you don’t have to be a Christian either.

In my alphabetical list (first churches, then restaurants), I’ve included the name, address, phone number, & website link for each fish fry location.

Be sure to call each location before driving to your fish fry of choice so that you can confirm that they are still offering a fish fry for that evening.

For instance, some churches don’t offer fish fry dinners EVERY Friday during Lent.

Local Fish Frys in Frederick Md


Cooked fish

1. Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ

Evangelical Reformed United Church of ChristNo Fish Frys This Year
15 W Church St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 662-2762

2. Holy Family Catholic Community- No Fish Frys This Year

Holy Family Catholic Community
7321 Burkittsville Rd
Middletown, MD 21769
(301) 473-4800

3. Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
103 N Church St
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-4099

Fish Bake Fridays of Lent
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
5:00-8:00pm at  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
$15.00 โ€“ Adults / $5.00 โ€“ Children 4-10 / Free 3 and Under

4. Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church 
4103 Prices Distillery Rd
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(301) 695-8845

The Fish Fry is a Knights of Columbus fundraiser, and they have booked the Social Hall and kitchen at St. Ignatius, to hold them at the parish on February 24th, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 5:30โ€“8:00pm.

5. St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
118 E 2nd St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 662-8288

6. St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church 

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church
5843 Manor Woods Rd
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 663-0907

7. St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
9190 Church St
Union Bridge, MD 21791
(301) 898-5111


Fish & Chips

1. Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar – $9.99 Fish & Chips every Friday
5605 Spectrum Dr
Frederick, MD 21703
(240) 651-5580

2. B. Anderson’s Backyard Experience

B. Anderson’s Backyard Experience
1448 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 898-2075

Fish Fry every day: Catfish and whiting fish
Special on Friday fish dinner is only $15.50

3. Bushwaller’s

Bushwaller’s – $4 off Fish n’ Chips every Friday
209 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 695-6988

4. CarterQue BBQ & Grilling Co.

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

CarterQue BBQ & Grilling Co.
1310 S Main St
Mt Airy, MD 21771
(301) 829-2222

5. Imojae’s Soul Food

Imojaes Soul Food
Photo Credit: Imojae’s Soul Food
  • Regular fish dinners with two sides and rolls or sour cream cornbread $20
  • Add shrimp to the above dinner $25
  • Sides are
    • Mac and Cheese
    • Green Beans
    • Coleslaw
    • Baked Beans
    • Hush Puppies…fried whiting or catfish nuggets.

Please direct message Imojae’s on their Facebook page to get their location.

6. Jefferson Ruritan Center

Jefferson Ruritan Center
4603 Lander Rd
Jefferson, MD 21755
(301) 473-7800

Friday, March 31, 2023
5pm to 7pm
$15.00 extra serving of fish $5.00

7. Liberty Road Seafood & Steak

Liberty Road Seafood & Steak – Every Friday until Easter
10524 Liberty Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 898-3181

๐ŸŸLENTEN FRIDAY FISH FRY!๐ŸŸ Starting Friday Feb. 24th!! ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ
This weekโ€™s special: Fried Haddock Served with Mac n Cheese and Stewed Tomatoes
Ask for our spicy tartar to enjoy with your fish!! Yum!
๐Ÿฆ€301-898-3181๐Ÿฆ€ Call to make reservations or to order for carryout.

8. Magoo’s Pub & Eatery

Magoo’s Pub & Eatery – Fish & Chips, Salmon Salad, Salmon Sandwich, Crab Cake Sandwich, Fishwich Sandwich, Crabby Tom Melt, Crab Dip
1 W 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 378-2237

9. Oriole’s Nest 331

Oriole’s Nest 331 – Fish Dinner Special
1037 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 668-5668

10. Oscars Alehouse West

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

Oscars Alehouse West
906 N East St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 378-2793

10. P.I.G.S. BBQ

P.I.G.S. BBQ – Weekly seafood specials
2401 Whittier Dr A
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 629-8001

Every Day:

  • North Carolina Flounder platter, fries, dill coleslaw, house-made tartar sauce
  • Flounder Tacos
  • Fried Flounder Sandwich

11. Showroom

882 N East St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 835-7628

Fish Fry every Friday during Lent with Beer Battered Cod, Old Bay Fries and sauce gribiche.

12. The Derby Restaurant & Bar

The Derby Restaurant & Bar – Every Friday during Lent: Fish Fry w/fries & coleslaw
83 Old National Pike
New Market, MD 21774
(301) 865-2222

If you’d like some good home-cooked food, consider bringing your family for a special meal out!

Finally, if you know of any Fish Fry’s in Frederick County that I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments below!

Lastly, for fish recipes you can make at home, click on over to:

Crab Stuffed Salmon Recipe

Blackened Tilapia with Radish & Cucumber Salsa

Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

Lemon & Garlic Crumb Shrimp

Fish Frys in Frederick Md During Lent

8 thoughts on “2023 Local Fish Frys in Frederick Md During This Season of Lent”

  1. Once AGAIN, you had me drooling with those “fish fry” pictures. I can only imagine how much work/time went into gathering the information on the churches and restaurants. Thank you for all that; it will certainly come in handy!!! And, delicious!!

    Also, I love going back all those years seeing your photo shoot. Awe, MEMORIES!!!


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