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Friday Fish Fry Guide for Lakeland + Winter Haven

Local Friday Fish Fry Guide

Looking for the best fish fry in Lakeland and Winter Haven? These local restaurants are known for their delicious seafood or host all-you-can-eat fish fry dinners every Friday night. Whether you have a weekly fish fry tradition or are not eating meat on Fridays during Lent, we hope this list helps you find a new favorite place for fish and seafood in Polk County.

Links are included for more details on pricing, type of fish, sides, etc. Note that details are subject to change, we are not typically notified so be sure to check the links provided below for any updates.

Local churches traditionally host local fish fry dinners during Lent, but we do not know of any church fish fry events in 2021.

Seafood Restaurants in Lakeland + Winter Haven

The restaurants listed below are known for their great seafood – enjoy a battered fish dinner any day of the week plus delicious sides including french fries, potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies, and more.

Mister Fish
715 East Palmetto Street, Lakeland, FL | (863) 688-4280

Fish City Grill
1485 Town Center Dr Ste D112, Lakeland, Florida 33803 | (863) 683-1243

Riverside Express Seafood
130 E Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33801 | (863) 940-2079

Catfish Country Restaurant
2400 EF Griffin Rd, Bartow, FL 33830 | (863) 646-6767

Harry’s Old Place
3751 Cypress Gardens Road, Winter Haven, Florida 33884 | (863) 324-0301

Tanners Lakeside Restaurant & Bar
1006 Lake Howard Dr SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 | (863) 662-5948

Harborside
2435 7th St SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 | (863) 293-7070

Restaurants with All You Can Eat Fish Fry Specials

These restaurants host an all-you-can-eat Friday night fish fry or have a fish special, typically year-round. Restaurant names link to websites where you can find pricing and other details.

Britt’s Cafe
3662 Harden Blvd, Lakeland, FL | 863-607-9637
Friday Night AYCE Fish Fry – Enjoy All You Can Eat Fish Fry. Fridays 3-8PM.

Charlie’s Family Restaurant by Dee
2614 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Ste 8, Lakeland, Florida 33805 | (863) 683-2999
Friday fish fry – All You Can Eat with AYCE side as well! 10am-8pm Every Friday

Highland City Diner
5221 US-98, Lakeland, FL 33812 | (863) 816-6861
Friday Fish Fry Year Round – 3:30-8pm

Wooden Spoon Diner
6960 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813 | (863) 940-2099
ALL YOU CAN EAT Fish Fry Fridays. Dine-In or Take Out.

The End Zone Lakeland
6206 Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33809 | (863) 858-7226
Friday special is All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fry.

Glory Days Grill
3790 Lakeside Village Ct, Lakeland, FL | 863-225-8958
Fish Fry Special on Friday

Fat Jack’s Deli
2940 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813 | (863) 687-0262
Saturday Night AYCE Fish Dinner – Swai Fish (Fried or Grilled) w/ Hush Puppy. All You Can Eat w/ (2) sides OR Single Plate w/ (2) sides.

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Church Fish Fry Events during Lent

2021 Lent & Easter Dates:

Ash Wednesday: February 17, 2021
Fridays in Lent: Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Good Friday: April 2, 2021
Easter: Sunday, April 4, 2021

Saint Anthony Catholic Church
820 Marcum Road, Lakeland, FL 33809  |  863.858.8047
The Knights of Columbus will not be hosting a Friday Fish Fry in 2021.


Resurrection Catholic Church
333 Terrace Way, Lakeland, FL 33813 | 863-646-3556
The Knights of Columbus will not be hosting Lenten Fish Fries in 2021.


St. John Neumann Catholic Church
501 East Carter Rd., Lakeland, FL 33813 | 863-647-3400
The Knights of Columbus will not be hosting a Friday Fish Fry in 2021.


Do you know of a Friday Fish Fry in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, or nearby? Or a delicious local seafood restaurant? Contact us!


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