Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. Thousands of West Michigan Catholics will observe the Lenten practice of abstaining from meat each Friday until Easter, as many parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids host Friday fish fries.

View our 2019 guide to Lenten fish fries in Grand Rapids with times, prices, menus and maps.

Grand Rapids Fish Fries:

Blessed Sacrament, 2275 Diamond Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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  • Fridays through April 12.
  • 4:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Family Center.
  • Adult fish $9.
  • Adult pasta $6.
  • Purchase a "second helping ticket" for $1 at the door and receive a second helping when you receive your meal.
  • Kids (4 - 12) $4.
  • 3 and under are free.
  • Alaskan cod (baked or fried) with roll OR pasta dinner with meatless tomato or butter sauce and a breadstick.
  • Each dinner comes with a cold drink and choice of two sides: french fries, baked potato, cole slaw, applesauce or salad.
  • Dessert table available for a donation.
  • Take-out available.

Cathedral of Saint Andrew, 301 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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  • Fridays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Soup, salad, bread and dessert only.
  • Adults $3.
  • Kids (under 12) $1.

St. Alphonsus, 224 Carrier Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Fridays through April 12.
  • Adults $10.
  • Seniors $8.
  • Kids (under 12) $4.
  • Kids under 3 are free.
  • Baked or fried walleye, french fries or baked potato, mac & cheese, cole slaw, drink and homemade dessert.
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches available for non-fish eaters.
  • Credit cards accepted.

St. Isidore, 625 Spring Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

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  • Fridays through April 12.
  • Starts at 4:30 p.m. in PLC gym.

St. John Vianney, 4101 Clyde Park Avenue SW, Wyoming, MI 49509

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  • Fridays through April 12 in the Village Hall.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adults $10.
  • Seniors (60+) $9.
  • Kids (5-12) $5.
  • Kids 4 and under are free.
  • All-you-can-eat fried pollack, baked Icelandic cod, baked potato or fries, cole slaw, roll, drink and ice cream.
  • Mac & cheese for children.
  • Take-out available.

St. Jude, 1120 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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  • Fridays through April 12, except no fish fry on April 5.
  • All-you-can-eat buffet from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adults $10.
  • Seniors $9.
  • Family $30.
  • Kids 5 and under are free.
  • Fried or baked fish, drink, dessert and more.
  • Take-out orders available.

West Catholic High School, 1801 Bristol Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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  • March 8, 15, 22 and April 12 ONLY.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Baked salmon $10 for all ages.
  • Fried walleye $12 for all ages.
  • Adults $10.
  • Seniors and students $8.
  • Kids $5.
  • 5 and under are free.
  • Adult options: fried perch, fried shrimp, perch and shrimp combo, baked salmon or fried walleye.
  • Children's options: two pieces of fried perch, macaroni and cheese, or cheese pizza.
  • All meals include: choice of french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, garlic toast, dessert and drink.
  • Take-out available.
  • Drive-thru available.
  • Proceeds benefit West Catholic Athletic Boosters.

Belding

St. Joseph, 409 S Bridge St, Belding, MI 48809

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  • March 29, April 5 and April 12 ONLY. 
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adults $8.
  • Seniors $7.
  • Kids (6-12) are $5.
  • Kids 5 and under are free.
  • Baked and fried fish, baked potato or french fries, applesauce, coleslaw, dinner roll, grilled cheese, drinks, dessert.
  • Take-out available.

Belmont

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 6369 Belmont Ave. NE, Belmont, 49306

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  • Fridays through April 12.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Fried pollock or baked cod.
  • Green beans, coleslaw, or applesauce.
  • French fries or mac & cheese.
  • Soup and salad option for $6.
  • Coffee, lemonade, hot tea or water.
  • Canned soft drinks and homemade desserts for $1.
  • Adults $9.
  • Seniors $8.
  • Children (age 6-12) $5.
  • Kids 5 and under are free.
  • Family/household of 5+ for $30.
  • Take-out available, does not include green beans or beverage.

Coopersville

St. Michael's, 17150 88th Ave, Coopersville, MI 49404

  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Deep-fried fish or baked fish, fries, rolls, coleslaw, green beans, dessert and drink.
  • Grilled cheese is also available.
  • Adults $9.
  • Senior citizens $7
  • Kids 6-10 are $3.
  • Under 6 are free.
  • Immediate family rate is $27 maximum (parents/children).

Greenville

St. Charles, 505 S. Lafayette St., Greenville, MI 48838

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  • March 8, 15 and 22 ONLY.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adults $8.
  • Seniors $5.
  • Kids under 12 are $5.
  • Baked and fried fish, mac & cheese, baked potato or fried potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, desserts, drinks.
  • Take-out available.

Lowell

St. Mary's, 402 Amity St SE, Lowell, MI 49331

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  • Fridays through April 12.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • $8 for adults and ages 13 and up.
  • $4 for 12 and under.
  • $25 for families.
  • Baked and fried cod, fries, mac and cheese, corn bread, coleslaw, applesauce, coffee and juice.
  • All-you-can-eat.
  • Cash, check or credit card.

Ravenna

St. Catherine Parish Hall, 3381 Thomas St., Ravenna, MI 49451

  • Fridays through April 12.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Adults $10.
  • Kids (5-12) $5.
  • Kids under 5 are free.
  • Pike perch, baked potato or French fries, green beans, coleslaw, garlic bread & dessert.
  • Extra pike perch: two fillets for $1.
  • All fish fries at St. Catherine.
  • 3/22 hosted by and benefits American Legion in Ravenna.
  • 3/29 hosted by and benefits Ravenna Fire Department.

Sparta

Holy Family, 425 S. State St., Sparta, MI 49345

  • Fridays through April 12.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Fried and baked fish, baked potato bar, french fries, sweet potato fries, mac & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, dinner roll, dessert, juice and coffee.
  • Adults $9.
  • Kids 5-12 are $5.
  • Under 5 are free.
  • $25 immediate family maximum.
  • Take-out available.

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