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7 places in Chicago for a Lenten fish fry

From Friday specials to daily offerings, here are our favorite spots for a fish-and-chips fix during Lent

Photograph: Clayton Hauck
Pleasant House Bakery offers fish and chips on Fridays.

If you're observing Lent—or just love seafood—this is the season for fish and chips. There are seven Fridays in Lent, so here are seven great spots for fish and chips, one for each day of the week. From seafood restaurants to a spot for British food, here's where to find your fish and chips fix.

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Where to find a fish fry

Chief O’Neill’s Pub

The special Lenten fish fry includes Harp lager–battered North Atlantic cod served with coleslaw and steak fries. It's available all day Fridays for $15, with an all-you-can-eat special for an additional $2.

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Club 81 Too

This place might get packed for its fried chicken, but its fish fry specials attract the same crowds. Whitefish ($9), lake perch fillet ($15) and more are available with sides of coleslaw, cottage cheese, fries and bread and butter.

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Fridays from February 20-April 3, Frontier is offering a $15 Fish Fry, with rotating fish options, hushpuppies and fries.

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West Town

L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

The Lettuce Entertain You supper club’s Wisconsin Fridays feature Schlitz beer–battered fried haddock ($18), fried lake perch ($23) and fried cheese curds ($7) with $5 old-fashioneds and $2 Schlitz drafts.

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Pleasant House Bakery

Critics' pick

Fridays at this Bridgeport favorite are for beer-battered, fried Lake Superior whitefish served with handcut, triple-fried “chips” and housemade preserved-lemon tartar sauce ($13).

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Weber Grill

Every Friday through March 27, Weber Grill is offering planked Parmesan-crusted whitefish with fried potatoes, coleslaw, lemon aioli and malt vinegar.

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River North