Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26, marks the start of Lent. Thousands of West Michigan Catholics will observe the Lenten practice of abstaining from eating meat each Friday until Easter and many parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host Friday fish fries.

View our 2020 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 3.
  • 4:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Family Center at 2233 Diamond Ave. NE.
  • Adult fish $9.
  • Adult pasta $6.
  • Purchase a second helping of fish for $1 at the door.
  • 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 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.
  • Free. Donations accepted.

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

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  • New this year: punch cards. Punch cards will be valid for one meal per week for six weeks. Punch cards are not transferable.
  • Adults $11, punch card $60.
  • Seniors $9, punch card $48.
  • Kids (5 - 12) $4, punch card $18.
  • Kids 4 and under are free.
  • Baked or fried walleye, french fries or baked potato, mac & cheese, cole slaw and drink.
  • Extra piece of fish for $2.

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

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  • Fridays through April 3.

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

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  • Fridays through April 3.
  • 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 3.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Two pieces of fried cod or baked tilapia.
  • All-you-can-eat buffet with french fries, wild rice, California-blend vegetables, cole slaw, mac & cheese, clam chowder, rolls, drinks and desserts.
  • All adults $10.
  • Family $30.
  • Kids 6 - 12 are $5.
  • Kids 5 and under are free.
  • Take-out orders available.

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

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  • Fridays through March 27.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Fried lake perch, fried shrimp, baked salmon or fried walleye.
  • 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 20, March 27 and April 3 ONLY. 
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adults $10 for fish dinner.
  • Seniors $7 for fish dinner.
  • Adults $7 for grilled cheese sandwich dinner.
  • Kids 12 and under are $5.
  • Baked and fried fish, baked potato or french fries, applesauce, coleslaw, roll, grilled cheese, coffee and dessert.
  • Take-out available.

Belmont

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

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  • 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Coopersville

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

  • Fridays through April 3.
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Greenville

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

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  • February 28, March 6 and March 13 ONLY.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Adults $10.
  • Seniors $9.
  • Kids under 12 are $5.
  • Baked or fried pollack OR homemade mac & cheese, fries or baked potato, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and drink..
  • Take-out available.

Lowell

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

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  • Fridays through April 3.
  • 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.
  • Take-out available.
  • Cash, check or credit card.

Ravenna

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

Sparta

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

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

YoChef's Cafe in Kentwood

  • Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., through April 3
  • Beer-battered whitefish.
  • Includes macaroni and cheese or French fries AND coleslaw or applesauce.
  • Adults $10, Kids $5.
  • Dine-in or take-out.

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