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Where to find a Lenten fish fry in Mid-City


Stephen Holloway takes a fish plate from Joyce Kinler at the 2018 fish fry in the Our Lady of the Rosary cafeteria. (

It’s Lent, the season of the Friday fish fry. Below are some fish fry opportunities in the Mid-City area, all benefiting a church or nonprofit. See here for the archdiocese’s full list of church fish fries in the metro area.

If you know of a fish fry in the Mid-City area that’s not on this list, we invite you to leave the information in the comment section.

Lantern Light
802 Tulane Ave. (back parking lot of St. Joseph Church, enter from N. Roman Street)
Feb. 24
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
$10 plates include catfish, mac and cheese, bread, vegetable, dessert, water.
Drive-thru or walk up
Preorder or 504-273-5573, ext. 116

Our Lady of the Rosary
3368 Esplanade Ave., cafeteria
March 3, 10, 17
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Fish plate, $10
Plate includes catfish, green beans, french fries, coleslaw. Drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks, water) and desserts sold separately.
Dine-in or take-out
Stations of the Cross, reconciliation 5 p.m. every Lenten Friday.

The First 72+
2915 Perdido St.
Every Friday during Lent: Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last delivery at 2:30 p.m)
Fish plate: $12 (cash or Venmo @First72plus)
1 large fish fillet, baked mac and cheese, potato salad, peas, bread, cake and a cold drink.
Take-out or dine-in. Free delivery on five or more plates (place delivery orders at least two hours in advance).
To order, call 504-324-8859 or text 504-330-3121
First 72+ provides re-entry support and housing for people returning home from prison.

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