Friday Fish Fry Fans

If you’ve ever traveled to Wisconsin on a weekend, you’ve no doubt become familiar with signs that proudly announce a “Friday Night Fish Fry”. Friday fish fries are popular throughout the country, but Wisconsin is the Friday Fish Fry Capital of the World.

Why so many Friday Fish Fries in the Badger State?

Friday fish fries became popular in Wisconsin by the large number of German Catholics who inhabited the state in its early years. These Catholics were forbidden from eating meat on Fridays, and because of the abundance of lakes and popularity of fishing in the state, fish became a Friday staple for many families. As dining out at restaurants became a more regular activity, these fish fries became a popular way for businesses to ‘lure’ customers in.

Today, a drive through the state will reveal Friday fish fries at a variety of restaurants, church fund raisers, and service clubs. Wisconsin Dells is no exception with a Friday fish fry available at just about every dining establishment. You can find delicious Cod, Perch, Walleye, Bluegill, and more- often fried in a crispy beer batter. Try a traditional German side to accompany your fish such as potato pancakes, rye bread, or baked beans. Other more common sides are coleslaw and French fries. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon, a dip of tartar sauce, or even some malt vinegar and you have a meal to please the palate.

Friday Night Fish Fries in the Wisconsin Dells:
    • B-Lux Grill & Bar
    • Bobber’s Island Grill
    • Buffalo Phil’s
    • Del-Bar
    • Edge O’ Dells
    • Grateful Shed Truckyard
    • Hot Rocks
    • House of Embers
    • The Keg
    • Monk’s at The Wilderness
    • Moosejaw
    • Pizza Pub
    • River’s Edge Pub & Grub
    • River Walk
    • Sarento’s
    • Sprechers Pub
    • Spring Brook Sports Bar & Grill
    • Trappers Turn
    • The VUE at River Inn

Start your weekend in Wisconsin Dells off right with one of our famous Friday fish fries. Then, stick around to enjoy the entire weekend with outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family to make a great winter getaway. Remember, there are always terrific dining and accommodation specials to take advantage of in the Dells- browse our Deals to see current area offers. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!