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Fish Friday: The 10 best places to get your fish fix in Inver Grove Heights during Lent

If you're looking for a fish fry or fish dinner during lent, don't overlook these options in Inver Grove Heights.
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Fish Friday: The 10 best places to get your fish fix in Inver Grove Heights during Lent




If it’s Friday during lent, you’re likely looking for a fish fry. Below we break down the 10 best places to get fish in Inver Grove Heights:

1. Jersey’s Bar and Grill: All you can eat fish fry, walleye and clam chowder
If you’re looking for a good old fashioned sit down fish fry, this is the best of the best in Inver Grove Heights to make that happen.

The best all-you-can-eat fish fry in Inver Grove Heights is at Jersey's bar and Grill.

The best all-you-can-eat fish fry in Inver Grove Heights is at Jersey’s Bar and Grill.

Check out these Friday Lenten fish specials at Jersey’s Bar and Grill:

  • All You Can Eat Fish Fry: Breaded and deep fried Alaskan Cod, served with fries, coleslaw and breadsticks for 12.99.
  • Baked Walleye: Walleye filet baked in lemon and butter, pick two sides, dinner salad, cole slaw, clam chowder, baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes or broccoli. 2 Fillets $17/1 Fillet $13.
  • The Lunker: Large walleye fillet fried in a crispy panko breading, served on a toasted hoagie with spring mix and a lemon wedge. Served with spicy tartar sauce for 11.99.
  • Clam chowder: Homemade Clam Chowder Every Friday.
  • Note: There is also Alfredo mac-and-cheese available for $8.99 for the non fish eater in the group.

2. Mississippi Pub: Fish Tacos and all you can eat fish fry
The fish tacos at the Mississippi Pub are the best tacos in Inver Grove Heights (the beef and chicken are pretty darn good too). No word on whether they use the fresh catch of the day right out of the Mississippi River, but these tasty fish tacos are fried to a crisp golden brown and hit the spot. Can’t make it on Friday, head to the Pub for Taco Tuesday – where it’s only $3 for a delicious and filling deep fried taco. If you are looking for a fish fry, the Pub also offers one of the best fish fry’s in town during lent. It’s all you can eat and it’s good. The Pub also offers crab cakes, coconut shrimp, fish and chips, the skipper sandwich and a salmon burger.

The Pub also underwent a complete remodel and revamped its kitchen to create more space. Head down and check out the newly remodelded Pub.

3. Bierstube: All you can eat fish fry/Colossal buffalo shrimp
The Bierstube all-you-can eat fish fry is a favorite to many IGH residents. Starting at 5 p.m. you can get beer battered cod with french fries and cole slaw for $13. The lighter appetite can get two pieces of fish, fries, slaw and toast for $11. If you aren’t in the mood for cod, check out the colossal buffalo shrimp. It’s not cheap, for $10 you get 5 decent sized shrimp with buffalo sauce. But this is one of the best appetizers in the city and a good snack for the lighter eater.

The fish tacos at the Mississippi Pub in Inver Grove Heights are the best tacos in IGH.

The fish tacos at the Mississippi Pub in Inver Grove Heights are the best tacos in The Grove. Pictured here are a beef taco (left) and a fish taco (right).

4. Cahill Diner: Hand breaded walleye
You get hand breaded walleye with homemade chips and coleslaw for $8.99. Remember, the Cahill Diner is only open for breakfast and lunch, so get your fish fix on before 2 p.m. when they close. This is a good spot to go for an early lunch, then head out to dinner at another IGH restaurant for more fish.

5. J’s Fish and Chicken: Catfish dinner
If you’re looking for quick takeout, then check out J’s Fish and Chicken. A variety of fish is available, including the signature meal of 2 deep fried fish filets (cod, tilapia, catfish) and popcorn shrimp and fries for $10.99. The catfish is the best option of the three.

6. Drkula’s: Walleye Diner
A beer battered filet deep-fried golden brown, served with garlic toast, choice of side and french fries is available for $14.95. The fish-n-chips dinner, featuring lightly battered deep fried cod served with french fries, coleslaw, and Texas toast is $12.95. The jumbo shrimp dinner – six huge shrimp lightly breaded and served with choice of potato, Texas toast and choice of a cup of soup or salad is $14.95. Bring your patience, food service is never fast at Drkula’s because the kitchen is small, but the food is generally good.

7. A&L Chinese: Deep Fried Prawns
We recently wrote how we think A&L Chinese is the hidden secret of the IGH asian restaurant scene and recommend the salt and hot pepper prawns for $14.95. This was basically 12 butterflied, deep fried shrimp, which comes with a very taste side of fried garlic and bell peppers. The breading on the shrimp was light and flavorful, but it had more of a coconut shrimp taste than salt and hot pepper. It comes fried with the shell on – but it’s worth the battle. The steamed garlic prawns are also worth checking out.

8. A&W Restaurant Pub Battered cod
This new menu item features a two piece pub battered cod basket with french fries, cole slaw and a drink for $6.99 or three pieces for $7.99. Also available: 21 piece crunchy shrimp basket with french fries, coleslaw and a drink for $7.99.

The catfish and popcorn shrimp combo at J's Fish and Chicken is a good mix of fried fish seasoned just right.

The catfish and popcorn shrimp combo at J’s Fish and Chicken is a good mix of fried fish seasoned just right.

9. Mediterranean Grill: Catfish, shrimp or tilapia combo
The Mediterranean Grill, a true secret of the city that is located inside a gas station off Babcock, offers a variety of catfish, shrimp and tilapia combinations. All deep fried, the way Friday fish during Lent should be. Read about it here.

10. King Of Diamonds: Shrimp baskets
For $7 you get a half pound of shrimp with cocktail sauce and french fries. For $8 you get butterfly shrimp, served with French fries. Hey, you might have to eat at some point if you are here on a Friday.

Honorable mention
Jimmy John’s Tuna sub
Outback Steakhouse shrimp on the barbie
Ruby Tuesday herb-crusted tilapia or Louisiana fried shrimp
Dairy Queen Alaskan Pacific cod sandwich
McDonald’s filet-of-fish sandwich



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