Fish fry season is upon us. Take advantage.
Historic Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar serves its Friday fish fry (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) all year. Here’s the drill: $13.95 buys Cajun-seasoned catfish, red beans and rice, hush puppies and coleslaw. Another option: The kitchen’s walleye in a Gluek beer batter, served with crisp fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce ($10.95, a single serving), is available at lunch and dinner daily.
16 N. 6th St., Mpls., 612-338-6621, glueks.com
It’s all about truth in advertising at the Little Oven, which vows — accurately — to deliver “biggest portions, smallest prices.” The kitchen’s Lenten fish fry is no different. It features beer-battered cod, soup or salad, potato (baked, mashed, fries or hash browns), daily vegetable and a popover. Expect to pay $10.99 for three pieces of cod, $12.50 for the five-piece option and $13.50 for the all-you-can-eat plan. Lunch and dinner daily, through March 26.
1786 E. Minnehaha Av., St. Paul, 651-735-4944, thelittleoven.com
The Nicollet Diner is a convenient 24/7/365 fish-fry zone, thanks to its we-never-close hours and the menu’s heaping helping of fish and chips: four pieces of batter-dipped North Atlantic pollock, served with hand-cut fries and house-made tartar sauce, all for $11.99.
1428 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls., 612-399-6258, thenicolletdiner.com
Sticking close to its northern Wisconsin lineage, Red Stag Supperclub puts out a doozy of a Friday night-only fish fry. Choose from single ($12) and double ($17) servings of cod, and single ($13) and double ($18) servings of walleye, all paired with malt vinegar-seasoned potato chips, coleslaw and a house-made tartar sauce that’s generously infused with sweet onions. Go ahead, splurge ($9) on a cone of the kitchen’s signature smelt fries.
509 1st Av. NE., Mpls., 612-767-7766, redstagsupperclub.com