Who puts on the best fish fry?

Central Minnesota has some of the best fish fries anywhere. Fresh batter-fried fish, golden fries and tangy tarter sauce are a staple not only on Lenten Fridays but all year long. We want to know who hosts the best fish fry in Central Minnesota.

We asked you to nominate your favorite fish fry for our ballot below.  And boy, did you respond!

Vote below and let your choice be known. You can vote once a day per household (or IP Address) from now through noon, Friday April 6th.  We'll crown a winner that afternoon just in time to hit a fish fry for dinner.

Vote from among the listed choices OR write-in your favorite if it's not on the list.

You can also enter once a day to win tickets and dinner for four at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.  It's a $320 value.  (Enter at the bottom of the page.)

Here are some nominees who have paid to have exposure on this voting page. Remember, you are free to vote for any fish fry in Central Minnesota, regardless of their sponsorship here. But please take a moment to look over the great fish fry deals across Central Minnesota, listed below.

  • The Other Bar

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    Join The Other Bar in Foley for their fish fry every Friday, from 4-9, during the Lenten season. Enjoy all you can eat fish with a choice of either French fries or tots, cole slaw, and toast! Adults just $7.99; Kids 10 and under $5.99. The Other Bar is located in Foley off the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 25.

  • Molitor's Quarry Grill and Bar


    Every Friday thru Lent, come and enjoy our All you Can Eat Fish Fry! All you Can Eat Fish $11.95 Breaded Pollock, choice of potato, house vegetable, coleslaw, and breadstick. All you Can Eat Shrimp $13.95 Breaded shrimp, choice of potato, house vegetable, coleslaw, and breadstick. Molitor’s Quarry Grill and Bar, County Road 29 Sauk Rapids. Open Tuesday – Saturday at 11, 9am for Sunday Brunch, Closed Mondays.

  • Perkins Restaurants


    Perkins is featuring “all you can eat fish” every Friday night for only $9.99! Fresh, flakey fried Atlantic Cod, fried to a crispy golden brown and served with French fries, Cole slaw and tartar sauce. Catch this deal as well as other seafood specials at your local Perkins — downtown St. Cloud, Sartell, Waite Park and Sauk Rapids.

  • Blue Moon Grille


    Blue Moon Grille at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker presents their Friday Night Seafood Buffet! Enjoy Deep Fried Cod, Broiled Cod le Blanc, Butterflied Shrimp, Seafood Linguini and all the fixings including salad bar and popovers! $12.95 All you can eat! Every Friday night starting at 4:30 now through Easter! Blue Moon Grille, Pebble Creek Golf Club, Becker.

  • The Old Creamery Cafe

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    Seems EVERYBODY has a fish fry these days. But the concept may have started at the Old Creamery Café in Rice! Old Creamery is unique in that they feature high quality North Atlantic cold water cod for their baked fish. You can also have fried fish, if you like – and shrimp scampi is also available! And all dinners include potato, veggies, the full soup and salad bar with ice cream — and all for just $9.95! The Old Creamery Café is right off of Highway 10 on Main Street in Rice.

  • Jack and Jim's


    Jack and Jim’s Fish Fry’s happen every Friday 52 weeks a year! Enjoy all you can eat Hand Breaded Deep Fried Alaskan Cod, Full Salad Bar, Homemade Soup, and choice of potato as only Jack and Jim’s can prepare. Come early, come hungry!

  • O'Brien's Pub


    The Irish have been a sea-going lot for hundreds of years. So who better than O’Brien’s Pub in Rice to put on a fish fry? Each Friday in Lent O’Brien’s features scrumptious fish, prepared at the nearby Old Creamery Café and rushed down the street to O’Brien’s while it’s still piping hot. Add potatoes and slaw — and O’Brien’s festive atmosphere — and you’ve got the area’s best fish fry. Check it out for yourself.

  • American Legion Post 621 of St. Augusta

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    Delicious fish and butterfly shrimp every Friday during Lent from 5:00-7:30 includes potato, vegetable, coleslaw, homemade bread and dessert! You don't want to miss this — see you here.

  • Queen Bee's Bar and Grill

    Join us at Queen Bee's Bar and Grill in Paynesville for Friday's “All You Can Eat Fish Fry” — Fish, Coleslaw, Wedges, Dinner Roll — all for $6.95. Or get Fish, Wedges and Salad Bar for just $8.95.

  • Rollie's Rednecks and Longnecks

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    All you can eat breaded pollock made to order. This ain't no buffet — you order it, we make it. Includes choice of potato, bread, baked beans and salad for $9.95.

  • Goatropers

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    All you can eat fish every Friday night! Sides include potato salad, cole slaw and salad for ONLY $7.50! You can't beat that!!

  • Greenwald Pub


    The Greenwald Pub offers all-you-can-eat deep fried fish, along with augratin and mashed potatoes, baked beans, full salad bar, homemade non-meat soup and bread. Serving is 5 to 9:30 pm every Friday at the Greenwald Pub!

  • Eastside VFW Post 4847


    Stop in and experience our year round legendary fish fry. Our Lenten hours are from 4-7:30 on Fridays! Choose from broiled or battered, slaw and a roll…and your choice of potato! Making the Eastside…GREAT!

  • The Royal Restaurant and Catering


    The Royal Restaurant and Catering – Old fashioned home cooking still exists at The Royal on West Broadway in Little Falls! Enjoy their Signature Beer-Battered Fish and Fried Shrimp Buffet Friday nights from 5 to 8pm – served with delicious homemade soups and a huge salad bar – all for just $9.50. It’s all you care to eat! TASTE why The Royal has been in business for over 50 years in Little Falls!

  • McCann's Food and Brew


    Thinking fish this Friday? Thank McCann’s. McCann’s Food & Brew menu includes; Walleye, Salmon and Jumbo Shrimp dinners, a walleye hoagie, Fish-n-Chips basket and a Shrimp basket. Wash it all down with a McCann’s Craft Brew and life is good. McCann’s Food & Brew 33rd and 3rd, St. Cloud. 320-217-5800.

  • Benton Station Bar & Grill


    Friday is our Lent Beer Battered Fish Fry $7.50 All-U-Can Eat, includes choice of potato 5-8 pm. Benton Station serves fish every day, like the fish basket, fish sandwich, shrimp basket and tuna fish sandwich! Plus check out our full menu. Eat in, carryout, delivery. 1 320.252.2410. On Benton Drive in Sauk Rapids.

  • Charlie's Cafe


    Come check out the area’s best fish fry. Year round from 4-9 on Fridays. Enjoy Alaskan Pollack and Shrimp Poppers, choice of potato, and salad or Cole slaw for just 8.95. Or coose from Fried or Grilled walleye, choice of potato, and salad or cole slaw for 11.95. In Freeport just off 94.

  • Little Falls VFW

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    For a great night out, join us at Little Falls VFW for Fish Fry Fridays! Every Friday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, $8.50 Adults and $4.00 for those 6 and under. Enjoy Fish, Cheesy Hashbrowns, Beans, Coleslaw and Rolls. Or stop by for Lunch and try the Lunch Fish Basket for only $5.00 Karaoke every Friday through April 6th – starting at 7:30 pm! Located on the East side of Little Falls by Coborns and Thielen Meats.

  • Cabin Fever Saloon & Eatery


    Cabin Fever Saloon & Eatery in Little Falls offers a Fish & Chips special on Friday evenings for $7.99 with all you care to eat hand breaded white fish, your choice of potato, salad bar and breads. When you stop by Cabin Fever for dinner, you can choose from many incredible Fish and Seafood Menu items. Enjoy the Asparagus Walleye or try the Stuffed Seafood Portabella Mushroom with shrimp, scallops, tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese, baked and topped with newburg sauce (our chef’s creation).

  • Tennessee Roadhouse


    Lookin’ for some hot Lenten Specials? Look no further because The Roadhouse has ‘em! Parmesan Encrusted Tilapia, Walleye or Salmon, grilled on our open flame pit and seasoned to perfection! Need more options? Try our Shrimp Scampi Style Pasta or our Firecracker Shrimp Salad. Or try our Tuna Melt, Whitefish Melt or Fish ‘N Fries Basket…and we always have our famous Clam Chowder on Fridays! Tennessee Roadhouse…Fish stories told here.