8 St. Louis takeout fish specials to eat the last Friday of Lent

While most Lenten fish fries have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, many restaurants are offering carryout versions of the classic Friday feast for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Here are a few options to choose from this final “Fry Day,” April 3. 

At 58hundred in Southwest Garden, choose from fried cod, grilled salmon, shrimp tacos or Brussels sprout tacos with the choice of a side of broccoli, salad, french fries, or mac and cheese. Available for delivery, carryout and curbside pickup.

The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey in Cottleville is serving up a Fry Day plate of cornmeal-battered fried catfish, country potatoes, house slaw and hush puppies. If the whole plate isn’t your speed, but you’re still feeling fishy, there are also fish tacos on offer. Available for curbside pickup. 

Joanie’s To Go in Soulard has a Lenten fried cod plate, which includes two pieces of fried cod, creamy coleslaw and a side of spaghetti. A portion of proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Available for delivery and curbside pickup. 

The Scottish Arms in Midtown has a special featuring either a single portion or a family-sized version for three to four people featuring three or four pieces of fish, fries, sautéed peas and lemon-caper sauce. Available for delivery or curbside pickup. 

Gioia’s Deli’s take on the Lenten fish fry includes a classic fried cod sandwich on garlic cheese bread, as well as a spicier, fried king cod sandwich featuring mac and cheese and Red Hot Riplets on garlic cheese bread. Available for curbside pickup at The Hill and Creve Coeur locations.  

Retreat Gastropub in the Central West End is serving a shrimp po’boy sandwich with four fried shrimp, lettuce tomato and spicy remoulade on a bagette with a side of beer-battered onion rings. Available for curbside pickup.  

Kirkwood’s Sunset 44 has a choice of panko-breaded haddock or panko-fried shrimp, each served with french fries and house-made slaw. Available for delivery and curbside pickup.  

Rehab Bar and Grill in The Grove is collaborating with Pride St. Louis to offer a limited number of plates free of charge with a suggested donation of $10 per plate. Meals include fried fish, coleslaw, corn and hush puppies or fried chicken, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy. Available for carryout. Online preorder recommended by 11 a.m. Friday.

Brenna Sullivan is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.