The definitive guide to more than 50 Omaha fish frys

Editor’s note: Coronavirus is affecting many local events, including Omaha fish frys. Please check ahead as this list may not be up to date on cancellations.

Welcome to Fish Fry Season in Omaha. Yeah, I’m capitalizing that. It’s a big deal.

Each Friday between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, thousands of Omahans flock to their local parish (or return to the parish for the first time since the last Fish Fry Season) to indulge in a simple tradition: fried food and beer. And you know, camaraderie and sometimes fellowship. But definitely the first two. Oh, and maybe a slice of Orsi’s pizza while they’re at it.

Readers have asked me for years to write about Fish Fry Season. They’ve asked me to rank fish frys (I still will not do that, do you think I’m crazy?) But I will, for the first time, build what I think is the city’s most comprehensive list of local fish frys in the Omaha area.

Here’s where you come in: Do you see something I missed? Do you have some details about your favorite fry that aren’t listed here? Let me know: sbh@sarahbakerhansen.com.

I’ll see you one of these Friday nights in a fish-scented church basement of Omaha, PBR in hand.

All the fish frys listed take place every Friday between the date range. Prices range from $7-$15 a person, and children are often discounted.


All Holy Spirit Fish Fry at the Autism Center of Nebraska

9012 Q St. / Ralston

Feb. 28 – April 11, 4:30-8 p.m.

Mediterranean menu includes baked tilapia and salmon, fried shrimp and bang bang shrimp, calamari, hummus, kasseri cheese and baklava.


American Legion Post 1 Fish Fry

7811 Davenport St. / West Omaha

Feb. 28 – April 10, 7-10:30 p.m. Includes live music.


Christ the King Church/Knights of Columbus

654 S. 86th St. / West Omaha

Feb. 28, March 13 and March 27, 5-7:30 p.m.

On March 20, the church will have a special meatless Mexican meal from 6-8:30 p.m.


Clair Memorial United Methodist Church

5544 Ames Ave. / North Omaha

Feb. 28-April 3, lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 4-7 p.m.


Creighton Baseball Fish Fry at TD Ameritrade Park

1200 Mike Fahey St. / Downtown

March 13, March 27, April 3 and April 11
For $10, guests will receive a ticket to the game, two fish filets, fries, and slaw when they purchase a ticket at the box office.


Croatian Cultural Society of Omaha

8711 S. 36th St. / Bellevue

Feb. 28-April 10, 4-7:30 p.m.


Dire Lion Fish Fry at Infusion Brewing

6115 Maple St. / Benson

March 6, 5-8 p.m. Dire Lion food truck will park in the back lot of Infusion Brewing company serving five meals: fish and chips, chicken and chips, chicken tikka masala, veggie tikka masala and bangers and mash. $10 each.


Greater Beth-el Temple Ministries Fish Fry

1502 N. 52nd St. / Benson

Feb. 28-March 6, lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner 4-8 p.m.


Gretna American Legion Fish Fry

11690 S. 216th St. / Gretna

Feb. 28-April 10, 5-8 p.m.

All you can eat.


Gretna American Legion Post 216

11690 S. 216th St. / Gretna

Feb. 28-April 10


Holy Ghost Fish Fry

5219 S. 53rd St. / South Omaha Main Street Historic District

Feb. 28-April 3, 4-8 p.m. Offers a shrimp dinner.


Holy Name Fish Fry

2901 Fontenelle Blvd. / North Omaha

Feb. 21-April 3, 4:30-9 p.m. The definitive Omaha fish fry.


Knights of Columbus at Corpus Christi Parish Fish Fry

3304 4th Ave. / Council Bluffs

Feb. 28 – April 3, 4:30-7 p.m.


Mary Our Queen Catholic Church Fish Fry

3405 S. 119th St. / West Omaha

Feb 28-April 3, 4:30-8 p.m. Has drive-thru.


Millard American Legion Post #374 Fish Fry

13913 S St. / Millard

Feb. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Offers the unusual Lenten choice of a ribeye steak.


Mt. Calvary Community Church Fish Fry

5112 Ames Ave. / North Omaha

Feb. 28-April 10, lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner 4-8 p.m.


Our Lady of Lourdes St. Adalbert's Fish Fry

2110 S. 32nd Ave. / Hanscom Park

Feb. 28, March 13 and March 27, 4:30-8 p.m. The menu includes Orsi’s pizza and clam chowder.


Papillion American Legion Post 32 Fish Fry

230 W. Lincoln St. / Papillion

Feb. 28- April 10, 4-9 p.m. Menu includes coconut shrimp.


Papillion Eagles Club 4029 Fish Fry

102 N. Washington St. / Papillion

Feb. 28-April 10, 5:30-8 p.m.


Queen of Apostles fish fry

3304 4th Ave. / Council Bluffs

Feb. 28-April 3, 4:30-7 p.m.


Scottish Rite Fish Fry

202 S. 20th St. / Downtown

March 20, March 27 and April 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


St Benedict the Moor Fish Fry

2423 Grant St. / North Omaha

Details pending


St. Barnabas Catholic Church

129 N. 40th St. / Bemis Park

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-7 p.m. Menu includes a weekly “deep dish” special.


St. Bernard Fish Fry

3604 N. 65th St. / North Omaha

March 27, 5-8 p.m.


St. Charles Borromeo Fish Fry

7790 S. 192nd St. / Gretna

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-8 p.m. Drink menu includes margaritas.


St. Columbkille Fish Fry

200 E. 6th St. / Papillion

Feb 28-April 3, 5-8 p.m.


St. Elizabeth Ann Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

5419 N. 114th St. / West Omaha

March 6, March 20 and April 3, 5-7:30 p.m. Menu includes Cajun-style baked cod.


St. Francis Borgia Fish Fry

2005 Davis Dr. / Blair

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-8 p.m. Menu includes hush puppies.


St. Gerald Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

9602 Q St. / Ralston

Feb. 28-April 3, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Has a drive-thru.


St. James Fish Fry

4720 N. 90th St. / West Omaha

Feb. 28, March 13 and 27, 5-8 p.m. Menu includes an option to get Cajun fried fish.


St. John the Baptist Fish Fry Fort Calhoun

215 N. 13th St. / Ft. Calhoun

Feb. 28 – April 3, 5-8 p.m.


St. John the Baptist Greek Fish Fry

602 Park Ave. / Downtown

Feb. 28 – April 3, 4:30-8 p.m. Greek food including plaki, spanakopita, pastries and cheesecakes.


St. John Vianney Fish Fry

501 Oak HIlls Dr. / Millard

Feb. 21-April 3, 4:30-8 p.m. All-you-can-eat; menu includes pancakes; has a drive thru.


St. John's Valley Fish "Frydays"

307 E. Meigs St. / Valley

Feb. 28-March 27, 5-8 p.m.


St. Joseph Fish Fry

100 9th St. / Springfield


St. Martha's Pasta Night

7800 Pinnacle Dr. / Papillion

March 27, 5-10 p.m. Choose from four sauces including marinara, cheese, clam or meat.


St. Mary's Fish Fry

1020 Lincoln Rd. / Bellevue

Feb. 28-April 10, 5-7:30 p.m.


St. Matthew's Fish Fry Dinners

12210 S. 36th St. / Bellevue

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-7:30 p.m.


St. Patrick's Fish Fry Elkhorn

204th and Maple Rd. / Elkhorn

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-8 p.m.

Menu includes shrimp sticks, craft beers, margaritas and hard seltzer.
Has a drive-thru.


St. Patrick's Fish Fry Gretna

508 W. Angus Rd. / Gretna

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-8 p.m.

Menu includes gluten-free items.


St. Patrick's Fish Fry Tekamah

3840 W. Hwy 32 / Tekamah

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-7 p.m.


St. Pius Pasta Fridays

6905 Blondo St. / Benson

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-7:30 p.m.

Menu includes five meatless sauces and pizza.


St. Robert Bellarmine Pasta Feed

11802 Pacific St. / West Omaha

March 13, 5-8:30 p.m.

Menu includes baked mostaccioli and mac and cheese and green beans amandine.


St. Stanislaus "Save a Fish Eat Pasta" Lenten Dinner

4002 J St. / South Omaha Main Street Historic District

March 6-27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Menu includes Orsi’s pizza, homemade pierogi and pasta.


St. Stephen the Martyr Fish Fry

168th and Q Streets / West Omaha

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-8 p.m.

Menu includes baked salmon and Upstream beer is available for a free will donation.


St. Vincent De Paul Fish Fry

14330 Eagle Run Dr. / West Omaha

Feb. 28-April 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m.


St. Wenceslaus Church Lenten Dinner

15353 Pacific St. / West Omaha

Feb. 28-April 3, 5-7:30 p.m.

All-you-can-eat pasta.


TRI Community United Methodist Church Fish Fry

6001 Fontenelle Blvd. / North Omaha

Feb. 28-April 3, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Includes live jazz.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8334

5083 S. 136th St. / Millard

March 8-April 19, 5:30-7 p.m.