Just reminding you: it’s still Lent, and on Fridays, many people still want their fish fix as is tradition. In these trying times, it’s great to keep things as “normal” as possible – whatever that is.
With the current restrictions right now regarding dine-in restaurants and limitations on gatherings, there’s a limited number of Champaign-Urbana restaurants offering traditional fish dishes for Lent. Don’t fret! We’ve done the work for you here to help you find a Friday fish fry. (If you want to compare to what we had found when we originally published this article last month, click over here.
All of these restaurants are offering service via delivery, drive-thru, or curbside pickup.
Legends will be doing a carry-out FISH FRY on Friday, March 27. Get a 10 percent off coupon for your next dine-in experience with every carry-out order. Open 11 am to 7 pm. Call ahead 217-355-7674.
This campus standby has been serving up one of the best fish sandwiches in town for years. The award-winning (and alumni favorite!) fish sandwich is served every Friday and Saturday throughout the year. Fun fact — Legends is located at the site of the former DeLuxe Billiards, which served a fish sandwich that lives on only in … wait for it … legend. (522 E. Green St.)
Boomerangs Bar and Grill — Via Facebook: “Fish Fry Friday Shut-down Special. Hand-dipped North Atlantic cod in our own beer batter recipe, hand-cut fries, home-made slaw, can of soda, $10. Call ahead 217-239-7264. Carry-out only.” (1309 E. Washington St.)
Bunny’s Tavern —Open for curbside and carry out orders (and limited delivery in Urbana?) from 11:00am – 9:00 pm. Go to bunnystavern.com to view the full menu, and click here for delivery. Features three fish sandwiches on Fridays: beer-battered walleye, dry-battered or grilled cod, blackened salmon. (119 W. Water St.)
Philo Tavern — Fried Cod, baked cod, catfish, and fish sandwiches all available. Curbside is available to all patrons; delivery service will be available for Philo deliveries only. Call (217) 684-2117 (101 W. Washington St.)
Old Orchard Lanes and Links — (from Facebook 3/20, hoping for a repeat 3/27) “Today we will be frying up beer battered fish made with Riggs American Lager and a side of chips. The cost is $6.49 plus tax. We will be cooking them until we run out.” Call 217-359-5281. (901 N. Dunlap Ave.)
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