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35 Omaha Fish Fries To Try In 2024

Lenten season means two things for Omaha-area residents – a time for personal sacrifice and reflection, as well fish fries. With more than 30 parishes and groups sponsoring fish fries in the Omaha area, you can find great food and fun times from Blair to Plattsmouth. Here’s a look at a few of the Omaha fish fries that you’re likely to enjoy a good meal and company.

Holy Name Catholic Church fish fry

Updated February 2024: This post was originally published in 2020; and is updated each year. I’ve just started updating for the 2024 season. Leave a comment if you have any additions!

Why fish fries?

Catholics honor their faith for a six-week period by surrendering something special to them as a way of recognizing the sacrifices made by Jesus Christ. Each Friday during lent, fish fries provide a sense of community and camaraderie among Catholics. But, don’t think fish fries are just for Catholics; Greek Orthodox Church followers also celebrate the season with a fish fry, as well as community groups.

A fun thing about fish fries is that everyone is invited to enjoy fish and chips…and maybe an adult beverage or two. Fish fries are always family-friendly. It’s a quintessential Spring In Omaha experience.

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Tip: Check the organization’s website or social media to verify times and dinner prices.

2024 Fish Fries in Omaha

Churches, breweries and fish fries held in every place in between. Church fish fries are typically held during the Lenten season -- which is Feb. 13 through March 31 in 2024 -- on Friday nights.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Fish Fries

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church holds a fish fry every Friday during Lent from 3 to 8 p.m. at the OLG Hall located at 5001 S. 23rd St. Main entrees are $15 with choice of whole tilapia or tilapia filet, and comes with pico de gallo, salad, bread and choice of rice or fries.

Kids meals are $5 for ages 10 and younger, and includes fish sticks, mac & cheese, or fries, salad and bread. Drinks are $1.

Carry out is available.

Tri Community Friday Fish Fry Frenzy

Held every Friday in March from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 6001 Fontenelle Blvd.

Fish Fry at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Fort Calhoun)

St John the Baptist Catholic Church holds a fish fry every Friday during Lent from 5 to 8 p.m. at 215 N. 13th St., Fort Calhoun, Neb.

St. Patrick Parish Fish Fry (Council Bluffs)

The St. Patrick Parish Fish Fry is held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following Fridays for Lent 2024: Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 1, March 8 and March 15. The church is located at 4 Valley View Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dine-in and Take-out available. Fried & Baked Fish, Fried Shrimp, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese, Baked Potato & Dessert. $15 adults, $7 kids, children under 5 years
Beer and margaritas available to purchase.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10727 Fish Fry

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10727 will hold fish fries every Friday of Lent at the VFW, 9501 S 25th St, Bellevue, Neb. Dates are Feb. 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, and April 7. Dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., or until gone.

Dinners are $13 and include fried fish, fried potatoes and coleslaw. **2023 prices

Moran's Grill Fish Fry

Moran's Grill, 3909 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue, Neb., will have a fish fry starting at 11 a.m. on Feb. 24. Menu includes cod, pollock, or shrimp taco entrees, as well as a Mac & Cheese pizza, Mac & Cheese, or spaghetti.

Harry's (Valparaiso, Neb.)

Harry’s has a fish buffet during Lent, with a large salad bar, pasta, puddings, fruit, and five kinds of fish (cod, cat, pollack, tilapia, whiting), as well as roast pork or chicken, mac. & cheese or tuna & noodles, mashed potatoes, au gratin potatoes, sauerkraut & dumplings, three vegetables, soup, pizza, dessert bar, and ice cream.

Buffet starts at 5:30 p.m. Same price as 2023, and there's a 10% off discount for police, firefighters, military/vets, and senior citizens.

Address: 308 W. Second St., Valparaiso, Neb.

Woodcliff Friday Fish Fry

Woodcliff Veterans' all-you-can-eat Friday Fish Fries at Woodcliff Community Center, 980 Country Road W., in Fremont, Neb., are Feb. 16, March 1 and March 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $14 for adults (ages 11+), $7 for kids (ages 5-10) and free for kids ages 4 and under.

Corpus Christi Catholic Church Council Bluffs Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus Council 10805 fish fry is in the Corpus Christi Great Hall from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 16 through March 22 at 3304 Fourth Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Menu includes Fried Pollock, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Mac -n- Cheese, Cheese Pizza, Desserts, Soft Drinks, and Beer.

Whether you want to support your church or local service organizations, the Omaha area offers a variety of fish fries you can attend. There’s something special about standing in line and visiting with your neighbors while you await your turn for a delicious meal and tasty drink. Either way, you’ll enjoy a true Omaha experience.

For a few months out of the year, thousands flock to fish fries in Omaha on Friday nights. Here where to find the most popular fish fries, so you'll know what to expect if you go to one. #Omaha #Food #fishfry

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Kim Erickson

Friday 16th of February 2024

The 6th Annual Shrine Bowl Unit Fish Fry will be held on good Friday - March 29, 2024 from 5 - 8 pm at the Tangier Shrine. Menu includes Alaskan Pollack, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw and Waffle Fries! Adults $12.00 in advance - $13.00 at the door Children under 12- $6.00

Ron Frisse

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

St. Vincent de Paul 2024

Everything is correct our 2024 prices are remaining the same. Thank you for sharing the Omaha fish frys on your site.


Tuesday 6th of February 2024

Please add St John the Baptist Fort Calhoun Fish Fry to the list! Fort Calhoun fish fry is the best!

Rita Ramos

Wednesday 31st of January 2024

For your website:

St. Pius X Omaha Pasta Fridays Address: 6905 Blondo Dates: Feb. 23, March 1, March 8, March 15 Time: 5:00 pm-7:30 pm Prices: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for kids, $40 for a family (2 adults and their children) Menu: Choice of five meatless sauces, variety of pastas, Macaroni and cheese or cheese pizza. Plus salad, bread and beverages

Brad Andelt

Saturday 20th of January 2024

Harry's in Valparaiso, Ne. Has a FISH BUFFET during Lent. Lg. Salad Bar, Pasta, Puddings, Fruit, 5 kinds of Fish Cod, Cat, Pollack, Tipila, Whiting. Roast Pork or Chicken, Mac. & Cheese or Tuna & Noodles, Mash Potatoes, Au gratin Potatoes, Sour Krout & Dumpling's 3 Vegetables, Soup, Pizza, Desert Bar, Ice cream. Start at 5:30 -? Same price as 2023 10% OFF for POLICE, FIREMAN, MILTARY, VET'S, SENIOR CITZENS


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