Fish Fry

You’ll see it on almost every menu in the city, but what’s Friday Fish Fry all about? Milwaukee was founded by predominantly Catholic European immigrants, so it’s no surprise that fish on Friday became a citywide offering year round. It’s still a tradition many families keep today! A classic fish fry includes a few pieces of fried fish (probably cod or perch) with a side of fries, coleslaw and rye bread. For an upgrade, try subbing in potato pancakes for fries.

  1. The Bavarian Bierhaus

    Bier-Battered Fish Fry

    The Bavarian Bierhaus

    A fish fry at Bavarian Bierhaus is an all week experience. Enjoy Bavarian favorites and house-brewed craft beer, and don't be afraid to get up and dance on the beer hall's benches - they're specially reinforced!

    700 W. Lexington Boulevard
    Glendale, WI • 53217
    (414) 236-7000
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  2. Camino MKE

    Modern Fish Fry

    Camino MKE

    Camino is an American craft beer bar and eatery located in Milwaukee's historic Walker's Point neighborhood.

    434 S. 2nd Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 800-5641
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  3. Hubbard Park Lodge

    Beer Garden Fish Fry

    Hubbard Park Lodge

    This popular spot serves fish fry year round - during the summer months, grab yours to-go and take it outside to the adjacent beer garden for an “only in Milwaukee” experience.

    3565 N Morris Blvd
    Shorewood, WI • 53211
    (414) 332-4207
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  4. Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

    Beer-Batter Fish Fry

    Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

    After taking one of the city’s most popular brewery tours, join the fun in the beer hall! Fish fried in a batter made with Lakefront’s own Eastside Dark is even tastier accompanied by a live polka band.

    1872 N. Commerce Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53212
    (414) 372-8800
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  5. Leff’s Lucky Town

    Sports Bar Fish Fry

    Leff’s Lucky Town

    Get the traditional fish fry dinner at this popular sports bar, or get your seafood fix with a Cajun-seasoned cod or lobster salad sandwich. Don’t forget to start your meal with Leff’s famous “big ass pretzel.”

    7208 W. State Street
    Wauwatosa, WI • 53213
    (414) 258-9886
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  6. Old German Beer Hall

    Beer-Batted Fish Fry

    Old German Beer Hall

    A half-pound of Hofbrauhaus-battered cod is the perfect way to combine Wisconsin and German favorites in a totally Milwaukee way!

    1009 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 226-2728
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  7. Swingin’ Door Exchange

    Pub-Style Fish Fry

    Swingin’ Door Exchange

    This hidden gem is tucked away downtown, but it still draws a big crowd eager for its highly popular Icelandic cod or perch fish fry.

    219 E. Michigan Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 276-8150
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  8. A Milwaukee favorite for ribs, steaks, seafood, poultry & veal. Friday Fish Fry, Prime Rib. Founded by the Wiken family in 1974 and operated by them today.

    900 E. Layton Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53207
    (414) 483-5054
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  9. On Tap

    Beer-Battered Fish Fry

    On Tap

    Located in the former Pabst Brewing Company's Mill House building, On Tap features a beautifully historic Interior along with its large selection of local brews and ice-cold cocktails. Come Friday to indulge in a fried North Atlantic scrod battered in PBR or 21-piece hand-breaded shrimp basket. Served with coleslaw, tartar sauce, and French Fries.

    Brewhouse Inn & Suites
    1203 N. 10th Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53205
    (414) 810-3351
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