Des Moines fish fry: 2018 Lenten deteriorate guide


St. Mary’s School in St. Clair puts on fish fries during Lent
Bob Gross, Times Herald

Crunchy breaded boiled fish with tartar salsa and lots of lemon — and don’t forget a hush puppies, potato pancakes and coleslaw.

This Lenten deteriorate specialty isn’t usually for those of a Roman Catholic faith. Everyone in Des Moines can get in on a fish grill movement on Friday nights in a weeks forward from Feb. 16 to Mar 23.

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Here are some internal churches and restaurants where we can find a fish fry. And be certain to save room for dessert: You can’t give adult all for Lent.

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Basilica of St. John

1915 University Ave., Des Moines

Fish fry dinners take place on a 6 Fridays during Lent from 4:45-6:45 p.m. The menu includes boiled trout or baked seasoned pollock — and boiled trout nuggets for a kids— with egg rolls, Spanish rice and two sides. Also includes bread, dessert and drinks.

Enter church gymnasium by a northeast parking lot door. Elevator available.  
Price: $9 adults; $3 kids 4-10; underneath 3, free. Carryout and family rates are available. 
More info: (515) 244-3101, ext. 0; basilicaofstjohn.orgFacebook

Holy Trinity Catholic Church School

2926 Beaver Ave., Des Moines

Knights of Columbus will offer a Lenten Fish Dinners for 4 Fridays: Feb. 16 and 23; and Mar 2 and 23. Baked tilapia and baked beer-battered cod, mac and cheese, potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, cooking rolls with butter, fish tacos and assorted beverages will be available. 

Desserts supposing by Holy Trinity girl group. Free-will charity to support girl organisation activities.

Price: $9 adults, $5 kids 5-11; underneath 5, free; $35 limit per family.

More info: (515) 255-3162; htschool.orgFacebook

Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church

510 E. 1st St., Ankeny

The Knights of Columbus fish grill cooking will take place in a OLIH multi-purpose room for 3 Fridays — Feb 23, Mar 9 and Mar 23 from 5-7 p.m. The menu will embody hand-battered boiled pollock, baked cod, fish tacos, baked potatoes, corn, immature beans, cooking rolls, ice cream sundaes and grilled cheese and tater tots for a kids. A free-will charity will be taken and all donations support internal charities.

Takeout use will be available.

Price: Free-will offerings.

More info: (515) 964-3038; olih.orgFacebook

Sacred Heart Church

1627 Grand Ave., West Des Moines

For all 6 Fridays, Sacred Heart’s girl method is holding a all-you-can-eat fish grill dinners from 5:30-7 p.m. in a propagandize gym. Dinner includes hand-battered fish, lemon-pepper baked fish, a accumulation of sides, macaroni and cheese and cheese pizza. Desserts accessible for squeeze and all deduction advantage girl ministries.

Takeout use available.

Price: $9 adults; $5 kids 3-10; kids underneath 3, free. $35 family maximum.

More info: (515) 225-6414; sacredheartwdm.orgFacebook

Sts. John Paul Catholic Church

1401 1st Ave. S., Altoona

This Friday night fish fry, served by a Knights of Columbus, is all-you-can-eat from 4:30-7 p.m. for all 6 Fridays. This year’s menu includes baked or deep-fried Alaskan pollock with baked potato or potato salad, immature beans, homemade cole slaw and a roll. For a kids, macaroni and cheese or cheese pizza are available. Drinks embody coffee, lemonade, iced tea and water. Dessert is giveaway with a concession to support Parish girl groups.

Takes place in bishopric hall. Drive-thru and take-out are also available. Enter on 1st Ave. and expostulate to a easterly side of a church building near Circle Drive to place your order, compensate and collect up.

Price: $10 adults; $5 kids 6-12; underneath 5, free. $3 to supplement a skewer of shrimp. Drive-thru and takeout, $10 per sequence (includes 3 fish fillets, coleslaw, Hawaiian hurl and choice of potato salad or baked potato — no substitutions and no child-size orders accessible with a drive-thru, though kids’ mac and cheese and pizza dishes will be available).

More info: (515) 967-3796 ; ssjohnpaul.orgFacebook

Saint Anthony Catholic Church

15 Indianola Ave., Des Moines

Fish grill dinners will be reason all 6 Fridays in a bishopric gymnasium from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes baked and boiled cod, immature beans, cole slaw, rolls, baked potatoes or french fries, mac and cheese and dessert. Beverages embody coffee, lemonade and water. 

Takeout use is accessible and raffles to win doorway prizes are giveaway with cost of dinner.

Price: $9 for all.

More info: (515) 244-4709; stanthonydsm.orgFacebook

Saint Mary of Nazareth Church

4600 Meredith Dr., Des Moines

The Knights of Columbus fish fries will take place all 6 Fridays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner includes boiled or baked fish, baked or crushed potatoes or french fries, immature beans, corn, coleslaw, mac and cheese, rolls and butter. Beverages embody non-alcoholic beverages, splash and wine. Assorted desserts accessible for a free-will donation.

Price: $9 adults; $5 kids 12 and under; $8 comparison 60 and older.

More info: (515) 276-4042; stmarysdsm.orgFacebook

St. Augustin’s Catholic Church

545 42nd St., Des Moines

Knights of Columbus will have a fish taco bar, along with baked tilapia and baked salmon, on Mar 2 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are accessible in allege and a movie “Big” will be shown during 6:30 p.m.

Price: $10 in advance, $15 during a door. Preteens and underneath get in giveaway with paid adult.

More info: (515) 255-1175; staugustin.orgFacebook

St. Boniface Catholic Church

1200 Warrior Ln., Waukee

The Knights of Columbus will be portion a annual Lenten Fish Fries a 6 Fridays of Lent from 5-7:30 p.m. during St. Boniface Parish Hall in Waukee. The Lenten smorgasbord includes baked and boiled fish, boiled shrimp, pasta, side dishes, breakfast potato and a drink.

Deserts charity by a St. Boniface girl groups (free-will offering).

Price: $9 adults; $5 kids 3-10; $30 evident family maximum.

More info: (515) 987-4597;

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

7075 Ashworth Rd., West Des Moines

The Knights of Columbus fish fry will take place all 6 Fridays from 5:30- 7:15 p.m. in a bishopric hall. Dinner includes boiled pollock, baked fish, baked potatoes, french fries, penne pasta, mac and cheese, vegetables, fruit cocktail, salad and breadsticks. Beverages embody iced tea, H2O and lemonade. Dessert is accessible for a free-will donation.

Takeout use offered.

Price: $10 adults; $5 kids 6-12; kids underneath 6, free. 

More info: (515) 223-4577; saintfrancischurch.orgFacebook

St. Elizabeth Seton Church

2566 Scotch Ridge Rd., Carlisle

The St. Elizabeth Seton Knights of Columbus Council #8114 will reason Lenten fish fries on 4 Fridays—Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar 9 and Mar 23 from 5-7 p.m. at a St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Hall. The menu will embody baked and deep-fried fish fillets, coleslaw, baked potato or potato chips, rolls, coffee and lemonade. Desserts will be accessible from a St. Elizabeth Seton Ladies Guild. Carryout dinners are also available. Some of a deduction from a Fish Fries will be donated to a internal Dollars for Scholars Scholarship program. Everyone is acquire to attend.

Price: $9 adults; $4 kids 6-11; kids underneath 5, free.

More info: (515) 989-0659; stelizabethcarlisle.comFacebook

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

3300 Easton Blvd., Des Moines

The Knight of Columbus fish grill is hosted by St. Joseph’s Council #10980 for all 6 Fridays during a Lenten deteriorate from 5-7 p.m. Dinners embody baked or boiled fish, hush puppies, green bean casserole, tuna noodle casserole, mac and cheese, cheesy potatoes, hurl and butter, dessert and beverages.

Price: $8 adults, $6 kids 6-12; kids underneath 6, free. $35 family limit (immediate family only).

More info: (515) 266-2621; stjosephdm.orgFacebook

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

210 Route 63 Hwy., Indianola

A fish grill cooking will be reason for all 6 Fridays in Palmer Hall from 5:30-7 p.m. Dinner includes baked and boiled fish, french fries or baked potatoes, homemade coleslaw, home-baked buns and grilled cheese sandwiches. Beverages embody water, lemonade and coffee. A Boy Scout couple will yield dessert with a free-will offering. 

Takeout use is available.

Price: $9 adults; $3 kids 3-12; kids underneath 3, free.

More info: (515) 961-3026; stthomasindianola.comFacebook

The Beerhouse

4810 NW 86th St., Urbandale

Beerhouse will be charity a 15 percent bonus on “everything that swims” on a menu from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. That includes crab cakes, shrimp tacos, fish tacos, ahi tuna sandwiches, po’ child sliders, fish and chips and crab rangoon pizza. 

Price: Variable, according to a plate ordered.

More info: (515) 278-1821; beerhouseia.comFacebook


200 10th St, Des Moines

Bubba will underline seafood specials for a subsequent 4 weekends from 4-11 p.m.:

  • Feb. 16-17 – Creole seafood pasta (shrimp, lobster and crawfish)
  • Feb. 23-24 – Fried cod, fries, hush puppies and coleslaw
  • March 2-3 – Crab-stuffed salmon over basmati rice and grilled asparagus with lemon butter sauce
  • March 9-10 – Catfish and shrimp grill basket with fries, hush puppies and coleslaw

Price: Variable by plate ordered.

More info: (515) 257-4744; bubbadsm.comFacebook

Gateway Market and Cafe

2002 Woodland Ave., Des Moines

Fish Fry Fridays are behind during Gateway Market and Cafe. Enjoy beer-battered uninformed cod with fries, hush puppies, tartar salsa and a choice of side dish each Friday from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. by Easter (April 1).

Price: $10.99

More info: (515) 243-1754; gatewaymarket.comFacebook

Prairie Meadows

1 Prairie Meadows Dr., Altoona

Cafe during a Meadows will have an all-you-can-eat fish grill smorgasboard from 4-10 p.m. that includes potatoes, soup and salad. AJ’s Steakhouse will offer 3 to 4 fish plates that embody soup and salad from 4-11 p.m.

Price: Cafe during a Meadows, $12; AJ’s Steakhouse, prices change by plate choice.

More info:  (515) 967-1000; prairiemeadows.comFacebook


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