Food Fight: Where Is the Best South County Fish Fry?

With Lent underway and one Friday behind us, where would you tell your friends to visit for fried cod this season?

Fried fish, cole slaw and hush puppies, anyone? It's the season of the fish fry, and we're asking Patch readers: Where's your favorite fish fry in South County or Arnold?

Every week on the South County Food Fight, we're looking the best places to dine and drink. This week, we're focusing on fish frys and you can find.

Here's how the Food Fight works:

  • Each week, we'll ask a question about your favorites.
  • We invite you to post your nominations in the comments below.
  • We hope you'll also spread the word about this every week to your friends on Facebook or Twitter and get them involved. 
  • Submit comments until 5 p.m. Wednesday.


  • We'll take the top nominees and post an article first thing Thursday morning.
  • That article will include a poll highlighting the top nominees.
  • You vote till Friday at 5 p.m.
  • On Saturday, we announce the winner.

So where's your favorite fish fry in South County or Arnold?

So show your hometown pride and pick a place near you. Boast about that small family restaurant or other great eatery in your neighborhood.

And, if you are pulling for a certain place, share this column on your personal Facebook page and Twitter feed and ask your followers to vote.

This column is all about you—your ideas, your feedback and your voice—so we hope you will chime in and check back.

Tom Pollard February 27, 2012 at 02:43 PM
St. George! Now with BAKED fish and GRILLED CHEESE for those who prefer something not fried...hefty portions in their side dishes too.
C M Bruce February 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Our Lady of Providence...besides the traditional, they also have shrimp, catfish and frog legs!
Rosie Adams February 27, 2012 at 03:51 PM
St. Justin Martyr in Sunset Hills! Choose from fabulous baked or fried fish and various sides, including the amazing recipe cole slaw. Drinks and dessert are included. They even offer cheese pizza for picky little eaters along for the meal.
Ann Larson February 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM
St. Justin Martyr has the best baked fish in town-I've been trying to snag the recipe for years. The fried fish is also outstanding they prepare the batter and dip it fresh on the day of the fish fry! Dot's cole slaw is homemade- the recipe contains almonds and ramen noodles. There's also cheese pizza and mac and cheese for the kiddos! Only two more left... March 2nd and March 23rd!
Denise Gill February 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Saint George Catholic Church!!! They offer shrimp, cod, catfish, whitefish, and now baked Tilapia and grilled cheese sandwiches. You can buy soda or have free tea or water. The hall is clean and the Scouts are always there to help out and clean up. It happens every Friday in Lent so get over there next Friday!!! See you there
Melanie Hopwood February 28, 2012 at 01:14 AM
St. Matthias Church on Buckley Rd!!! Fresh cut, hand dipped, and fried. The best fish in south county! Then great sides cole slaw, green beans, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and apple sauce. They give you a ton of great food for the price! Then there are home made desserts to support girl scouts. Yuuuummmmmy!
toni February 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
St. Matthias on Buckley Road. No square fish patties there. Their cod is fresh cut, battered and fried. The portions are generous. There are enough choices on the sides to suit any taste. Friendly workers and a dinner priced at less than $8.00.
Terri H February 28, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Well it's not South County, but definitely worth the trip. Most Sacred Heart in Eureka, right at 109 & Hwy 44. I've NEVER tasted better
foxxydrummer February 28, 2012 at 05:46 AM
American Legion Hall in Old Town Fenton. Plus, they're open 9 months out of the year.
J Schmid February 28, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Seven Holy Founders on Rock Hill Rd. Absolutely Delicious!!
Sue Morton February 28, 2012 at 03:33 PM
St. Matthias the Apostle on Buckley Road hosts the best fish fry. Best bang for your buck. Senior citizen discount. Mac and cheese is a crowd pleaser for young and old. Hand sliced cod melts in your mouth and the fried shrimp is amazing. Can't decide cod or shrimp? get combo plate for same price. Plenty of parking and seating, no steps, and carryouts are available . See you March 9th from 4-7pm.
Cathy Hartman February 29, 2012 at 12:51 AM
The St. Matthias Fish Fry has the best fish. I travel from Mesa, Arizona every year to indulge. Also love the cole slaw and hush puppies! Don't miss out on the best fish this side of the Mississippi!
Mark Burgess February 29, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Seven Holy Founders in Affton is the best! A good menu, reasonable prices and great people!
Sam Catanzaro March 02, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Our lady of Providence has Five Fish items to choose from and Seven side dishes to choose from. Hush Puppie and dessert is included with your meal and Kids under 4 years of age eat for Free! They also have a Mix or match Fish plate at no extra charge! What more can you ask for?
Cece Himstedt March 03, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Seven Holy founders had quick service , huge selection of desserts. It is easily accessed on the ground floor. Portions are generous for the price.


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