Fort Wayne area fish fries


FORT WAYNE — The Friday fish fry is a regular happening in the Midwest among people of all religious backgrounds, and Fort Wayne is no exception. Here’s how to find one near you.

Dan’s Fish Fry Service

Dan’s Fish Fry Service out of Huntington is so popular that some devoted fans follow Dan’s to events across the region. The business that Dan Fulton started 40 years ago with one full-time employee and two school buses has grown into a service that caters more than 300 events each year.

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Coming up: Knights of Columbus will host its annual all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner 5-8 p.m. March 15 in the school gym at St. Joseph Church, 2213 Brooklyn Ave., Fort Wayne. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children and children age 4 and younger eat free. Sit down dinners, carry out and drive-thru carry-out available.

First Christian Church, 4800 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry 4-7 p.m. March 29. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children age 3-11 and free for children age 2 and younger. Dinner includes sides and desserts. For pre-event tickets, call 260-744-3239 or email or stop by the church office.

Fish fries in the City of Churches

Friday fish fries are popular church fundraisers during the Lenten season, when many people abstain from eating other animal protein during certain days.

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Coming up: St. Patrick Parish, 12305 Arcola Road, Fort Wayne, will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry 4-7 p.m. March 8. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be available for children. Tickets are adults $10, seniors 60 plus $9, children 5-10 $5 those 4 and under free. Drive thru and carry-outs available.

Fort Wayne Sport Club

The Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne, was founded in 1927 by a group of soccer players who came to the community from Germany. The club promotes soccer football and German culture. In addition to serving as a regional hub for recreational and competitive soccer, the club hosts a number of social events and fundraisers throughout the year, including a monthly fish fry.

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Coming up: The Fort Wayne Sport Club will host a fish fry 4:30-7 p.m. March 22. The meal will include fish, baked or scalloped potato, coleslaw, applesauce, dinner roll and dessert. A cash bar will also be available. The cost for $9 for adults and $4 for children age 6-10.

Southwest Conservation Club

Southwest Conservation Club was founded in 1938 to promote sportsmanship and the principles of broad conservation, according to the club’s website. Located on 37 acres at 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, the club hosts an all-you-can-eat fish fry on the first and third Friday of each month.

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Coming up: Southwest Conservation Club will host an all-you-can-eat fish and pork tenderloin dinner 5-7 p.m. March 15. The meal includes fried Alaskan Pollock, pork tenderloin, french fries, green beans, corn, rolls and desserts. Adults are $9, children 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.

Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor

Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor is a men’s and women’s choir dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their German heritage as expressed in choral music. The group was established by German immigrants in Fort Wayne in 1869. Its clubhouse is Park Edelweiss Reception Hall, a beautifully renovated two-story barn  located at 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne. The group hosts an all-you-can-eat fish fry on the second Friday of each month (except June, July and December).

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Coming up: Fort Wayne Männerchor/Damenchor invites families to “Essen, Trinken, und Gemütlichkeit!” at an all-you-can-eat fish fry 4:30-7 p.m. March 8 at Park Edelweiss. $9 for adults, $5 for children. Meal includes scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, dessert and coffee. Full service bar with German beer and wine and soft drinks available. Enjoy dinner accompanied by live, German music.

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