With the Lenten season comes local fish fry dinners. Below is a list of those parishes that responded to our request for local dinners they would like you to know about. Listed first are those parishes outside Des Moines. Look farther down for a list of fish fry dinners in Des Moines.
Ss. John and Paul Parish, 1401 1st Ave. S., Altoona – March 11 – April 15
Served from 4:30-7:30 p.m., all you can eat. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Menu includes fried fish, baked fish, potato, cole slaw, macaroni & cheese or cheese pizza for kids. Cost $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
Homemade desserts provided by Youth Ministry for a free will offering; proceeds go to fundraising efforts for youth mission trips and NCYC.
Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart, Ankeny – March 18, April 1, April 15
The Msgr. J. Hanson Council is sponsoring Fish Fry Dinners that will be served at 510 E. First St., Ankeny in the Multi-purpose Room from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Menu includes baked fish filets, fried fish filets, baked potato, corn, rolls and coleslaw, and ice cream. The kids’ menu includes fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, French fries and ice cream. Drinks will be lemonade and coffee. Cost is a free will donation (recommended donation $8 per person). Proceeds will benefit Council 5038 renovation project at Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside.
SS Peter & Paul Parish, Atlantic – March 11-April 15
Knights of Columbus Baked Fish Dinner – All you can eat – Dinner also includes potato, vegetable, roll, and beverage all for $8.00. Proceeds go towards scholarship fund. Desserts will also be sold by the youth and proceeds go towards NCYC trip.
St Marys, Avoca – March 11 and 25
Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and free for children under 4.
Sacred Heart, Chariton – March 11-April 15
Sacred Heart Council 4151 of the Knights of Columbus in Chariton will have their Friday Night Fish Fry dinners starting on March 11. The meals will be served in the Parish Center from 5-6:45 p.m., with Stations of the Cross following at 7 p.m. It is all you can eat, 3 styles of fish, baked potatoes, potato wedges, vegetables, cole slaw, grilled cheese, and home made pies and desserts. Cost is $8 for those over 12 years of age, $4 for those 12 and under, with a maximum of $20 for a family.
Holy Rosary, Glenwood – March 11 – April 15
The Knights of Columbus have Fish Fry's from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for kids.
Assumption Parish, Granger, Iowa – March 11 – April 15
The menu includes baked fish, fried fish , cole slaw, pizza, French fries baked potato, dessert, choice of drinks. Cost is a free will offering .
St. Thomas Aquinas, Indianola – March 11 – April 15
Indianola Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners will be served at St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Center located west of Indianola at the intersection of Highway 92 and R63 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Menu includes hand breaded deep fried fish, baked fish, baked & French fried potatoes, cole slaw, and a roll. A dessert bar, run by the local Catholic youth group, will also be available. Cost is $8 for adults (anyone over 12 years old), $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5. All carry outs are $8.
St. Patrick, Missouri Valley - March 11 – April 15
Our fish fry dinners are held at the Houdek Center (our parish hall), located at the corner of 7th and Huron St. We serve from 5-7:30 p.m. and have "all you care to eat" hand breaded pollock, potato, vegetable, dessert and beverages, as well as macaroni and cheese as an alternative for non fish-eaters. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 4-10. Children 3 and under are free.
St. Patrick’s Parish, Neola – March 18 – April 15
Fish fry dinners will be served from 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall. “All the fish you can eat”. Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under age 5.
St. John the Apostle, Norwalk – March 18 – April 15
The Knights of Columbus FISH FRY is held from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The menu includes Cod Fish, Coleslaw, Fries, Macaroni & Cheese, Relish, Bread, Beverage & Ice Cream.
St. Patrick Parish, Perry - March 11- April 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Fish Fry dinners will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic School, 5th and Lucinda. Menu includes baked or fried fish, potato, cole slaw, beverage and dessert. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.
St. Mary Parish, Red Oak – March 11 – April 15
The 8th Annual Lenten Fish Fry-day's at St. Mary's, Red Oak will be held from 5-7 p.m. Our menu will be fried fish, baked fish, macaroni & cheese, French fries, baked potatoes, and homemade cole slaw. The youths will be selling brownies and ice cream for a small additional charge as their fundraiser for the National Catholic Youth Conference. On April 1 we will hold a Silent and Live Auction during the Fish Fry. Everyone is welcome to come to the Lenten Fish Fry-day's!
St. Mary, Shenandoah – March 11 – April 15
The Knights of Columbus will be serving fish fry dinners from 5-7 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $8 per person.
Immaculate Conception, St. Marys, IA – March 18, 25, April 1, 8
Knights of Columbus Council 10150 will be having Fish Fry dinners beginning at 5 p.m. in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.
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All Saints Parish , Des Moines – March 11 – April 15
All Saints KC Fish Fry dinners to be served at 650 NE 52nd Ave. in Des Moines from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. Menu includes baked or fried cod, mac 'n cheese or coleslaw, baked potato or fries, bread, drinks and dessert.
St Mary of Nazareth Parish, 4600 Meredith Dr, Des Moines – March 11-April 15
Knights of Columbus Council 11643 - Lenten Fish Fry will be served in Msgr. Gerald Ryan Hall. Carryout is available. Menu includes: Baked fish, fried fish, French fries, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls and butter. Cost is $ for adults, $7 for seniors (over 60), $5 for children (12 and under), $15 for couples.
Basilica of St. John, Des Moines - March 11 - April 15
Fish Fry dinners will be in the parish hall from 4-7 p.m. Menu: fried catfish or seasoned baked Pollock, two side dishes, bread, dessert & drink. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-10. No charge for children under 3 years. Join us for Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.
St. Joseph, Des Moines March 11, 18, 25, April 8, 15
Fish fry dinners will be served from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Cost for a family is $30 and $6 for seniors.
The menu includes baked & batter Pollock, hush puppies, cheesie potato cass, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, milk, juice, coffee, dessert.
Christ the King Parish, Des Moines – March 11 – April 15
Members of the Knights of Columbus of Christ the King will host Lenten Fish dinner in the parish hall from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes baked and fried fish, baked potatoes, vegetable, salad or cole slaw, rolls dessert and beverages and pizza for the kids. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12. Family maximum is $25.00. Proceeds benefit Christ the King parish programs.
Mass is at 5:30 followed by Stations of the Cross each Friday during lent. Christ the King is located at SW9th and Park in Des Moines.
St. Augustin Parish, Des Moines – March 11 – April 15
There will be a Fish Fry each Friday of Lent probably following the evening Mass, about 6:30 P.M., in the Parish Hall.. The Fish Fry dinners will be sponsored by St. Augustin Knights of Columbus Council #10558. Cost is $7 for Adults - $7.00 and $4 for children under 12.
St. Anthony Parish, Des Moines – March 11 – April 15
Fr. Victor Romanelli Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the annual Lenten Fish Fry dinner served from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall, 15 Indianola Ave. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children. All are welcome.