Taken from Wikimedia Commons


Fish Fry Fridays are a Wisconsin cultural tradition. Almost every restaurant in Wisconsin has a special on fish on Fridays. Fish fries commonly are served with a battered or breaded fish with a side of coleslaw, french fries or German-style potato pancakes, rye bread, and sometimes baked beans. The tradition began in Wisconsin due to the large German Catholic and Polish settlements started in Wisconsin.


Questions: (please edit this page to add what you know about local fish fries)

What restaurants in the area have the best Fish Fries? 

  • Logjam
  • Waterfront
  • Stout Ale House
  • Silver Dollar
  • Great Escape Bar and Grill
  • Pioneer Grill & Saloon
  • The Duke & Dagger
  • Zanzibar Restaurant and Pub
  • Jake's Supper Club

Are there restaurants that offer different sorts of fish specials or different kinds of side dishes?

Why is Fish Fry Friday a tradition in mostly Lutheran Wisconsin? Isn't eating fish on Fridays a Catholic tradition?

Restaurants with Friday Fish Fry Specials