Where to Get a Fish Fry in Minneapolis

Whether you participate in Lent and need a meat-free option for Friday night, or you just love a really good fish fry, we've got you covered. Here's where you can find some of the best fish frys in Minneapolis.

Red Cow

While typically known for their burgers and extensive beer list, Red Cow's fish fry should not be missed. Choose from the classic fish fry with beer battered white fish, french fries, and Red Cow sauce, or go for the fish tacos instead. The best part? You don't have to wait until Friday to get it. They offer it all week long.

Red Rabbit

While not a classic fish fry per se, Red Rabbit does offer some pretty tasty fish tacos. Chili lime battered whitefish, creamy slaw with corn & black beans, avocado, and chipotle lime sour cream should do the trick. Available all week.


For a limited time, enjoy a Friday only fish fry at Nighthawks. You can expect a hearty potion of hand battered Alaskan cod, fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, and lemon.

Merlin's Rest

A classic British Pub requires some classic Fish & Chips, don't you think? Merlin's Rest does it wonderfully with battered polluck, served on a bed of salty chips (read: fries), served with pub sauce and wrapped in newspaper. Available all week.


Nolo's does their fish fry in the form of a hot fish sandwich with crispy walleye, chili aioli, and a cabbage kale slaw. Available all week.

Smack Shack

Enjoy Tempura-battered Alaskan cod, Cajun fries, tartar sauce, and fresh lemon every Friday at Smack Shack North Loop.

The Block

The Block's "Walleye Dinner" includes Nordeast battered walleye, crispy fries, sweet chili slaw, and house-made tartar sauce. Available all week.

World Street Kitchen

World Street Kitchen added two new limited features to their menu: Greek Spiced Fish Tacos and a Crispy Fish Sandwich. We're not sure how long these special items will stick around, but according to their Instagram, you better go grab them while you can!

Red Stag Supperclub

Only available 4-8pm every Friday, Red Stag allows you to choose between fried cod or fried perch. Both come with coleslaw, potato chips, and sweet onion tartar sauce. 

Cardinal Restaurant & Bar

Feeling extra hungry? Cardinal Restaurant & Bar offers an All-You-Can-Eat fish fry every Friday for $12.95. What more could you ask for?

The Anchor Fish & Chips

Currently only available for takeout through their "Backdoor Pick-Up" or their food truck, Anchor Fish & Chips's specialty is exactly what you'd expect: Fish & Chips. No need to get fancy with extra sides and additions, this Wild Alaskan cod over hand cut chips is perfect just as it is. Available all week.

The Lowry

Why fix what's not broken? The Lowry serves up a classic fish fry of beer battered cod, french fries, house-made tartar sauce, and fresh lemon. Available all week.

Birchwood Cafe

Birchwood's Friday-only fish fry consists of battered Red Lake Nation Fishery walleye, organic french fries, housemade coleslaw and tartar sauce. Plus, it's completely gluten free.

Hazel's Northeast

Hazel's fish fry offering includes beer battered cod, hand cut french fries, coleslaw, lemon, and tartar sauce. Available all week.

Emily's F & M Cafe

Only available from 4-7pm on Fridays, Emily's offers beer battered pollock with coleslaw, french fries, and tartar sauce.