This Good Friday may seem like it’s a bit surreal. For some, it may be a day of fasting – although it seems like we have been “fasting” for weeks. Regardless of your religious observance of Good Friday, many people still want their fish fix if it is their 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 have posted that they have fish fry available (while supplies last) on Friday, April 10. Each restaurant has its own process (via delivery, drive-thru, carryout, or curbside pickup).
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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.)
Pia’s — Pia’s will be taking carry out orders – get a fish sandwich with fries on Friday, open 11-7. Please call ahead with orders 217-351-1993.
Goldy’s Bar and Grill — plans a fish special on 4/10 for $8.50: “2 pieces beer-battered cod, french fries or waffle fries, slaw, bread, tartar, slice of lemon. Carryout or delivery while supplies last.” 4pm to 7pm. Call (217) 359-2177 (123 S. Mattis Ave., #15)
Dish Passionate — Available Friday only. $11 apiece. Place your order online at https://dishpassionatecuisine.com/…/friday-fish-sandwich-s…/FREE delivery and curbside pickup.
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.” Available at lunch (11 am to 2 pm) and dinner (4-7 pm). (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.)
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