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Pete
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As all good Catholics know, there is nothing more sacrificial while fasting than your traditional Friday all-you-can-eat fish fry and a whole lot of beer. So my question is, where are the best fish fries in Metro Detroit?
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Southwestmap
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Lots of people say at St. Francis Church on Buchanan.
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Norwalk
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Commonwealth Club! Luv those mushey peas!
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Bruce Post VFW in St. Clair Shores
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St Germaine Church. Martin and Little Mack, SCS
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Paczki
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St Jane Francis DeChantel at 17 & Ryan. Nice sized fish fillets hand dipped and fried by the Ushers Club. Fish dinners, fish sandwiches, claim chowder, cream of broccoli soup, mac & cheese, cheese sticks.
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Bob
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I know it is a little far away, but Romeo United Methodist Church near downtown Romeo has one the best fish fries I have ever been at.
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Bet and Jessie's at 7 Mile and Inkster. OK, it's redford, but...
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Adamjab19
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I'll second St. Jane Francis. We have friends in the ushers club who add a couple of extra filets to our order!

I'll be trying the Berkley area this year. (Shrine, laSalette, American Legions.) Rumour has it the American Legions has the best.
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Detroitstar
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My girlfriend is not Catholic, but is learning more and more about my faith. I told her that one of the hidden "perks" of this faith is the guaranteed fish dinners in the winter/spring!

Any parishes or groups (prefer a good cause) in the downtown/east side that host a great fry? Last year was my first Lent in Detroit, but I did not have a chance to venture out.
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Ednaturnblad
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Two that I would note: St. Francis d'Assisi on Wesson and Buchanan on the west side. Typical, old fashioned fish fry...delicious. The nicest people serving the food. A real delight.

On the east side: Sweetest Heart of Mary on Russell and Canfield. Besides fried fish, they've got shrimp, pierogis, mac/cheese, baked fish and salad bar. Also Stations of the Cross every Friday. Do yourself a favor and check both of these out - even if your not Catholic you'll enjoy it!
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Isn't there a Lebanese Christian community center on Oakman, a block north of Michigan. They have spaghetti dinners at times. Maybe, they have fish too?
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Scotty's does a booming business during Lent, too.
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Pgn421
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EDNA- DO YOU KNOW THE TIMES?
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The fish fry at Sweetest Heart of Mary is really good.. with a Polish twist. Gotta love the homemade pierogi! Plus I agree with Edna.. Stations of the Cross are done well.

I think the fish fry is from 3-8 on Fridays.
Stations of the Cross are at 6:30

(Message edited by miketeevee on February 07, 2008)
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Pgn421
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Mike-Thanks, SHOM is a beautiful church
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Tompage
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Scotty's Fish and Chips on Fenkell in Northwest Detroit. None better - anywhere.
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Detroitstar
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I decided I'm going to go to the Sweetest Heart of Mary fish fry tonight. I know where SHM is located, but I know nothing about their facilities. Can someone tell me where the fry is going down?
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Jtw
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the Gaelic League has a good fish fry. (not all you can eat, though)
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Gibran
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Milroy's oops wrong generation....wishful thinking....
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Pgn421
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Detroitstar- did you go to SHOM?if so, how was the fry?
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Detroitstar
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My girlfriend did not arrive at my place until 7:30 because of work, so we had to pass. I will report back after next Friday"s fry.

I was bummed out because even though I can see SHoM out the window, I have yet to visit their beautiful parish. My "home" church is St. Josephs.
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Pgn421
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DETROITSTAR- have youever been to SHOM pierogi festival? it is real nice
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Cgrski
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To give my opinion. Chicken Shack has great fried cod. Sounds a little weird getting fish from a chicken place, but I love it.
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Gene
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Best fish of all time was at the Old Mill on Conant and Carpenter. Great memories, washed it all down with a cold Strohs or two.
Do the downriver folks still enjoy muskrat during lent?
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Jrvass
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I dunno Gene,

I drown a few muskrats, possums, raccoons, feral cats every year. Dump their little bodies in the local party-store trash can.

I'd rather eat smelt, cod, perch, or "roof-rabbit"!
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Scotty Simpson's has always been good. Bet and Jesse's too. There's a place on 10 Mile just off Telegraph, kinda behind the Arby's, thats pretty good too. Chicken Shack, imho, is the best. But for the good feeling of a genuine fish fry, American Legion in Berkley.
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Pete
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I went on vacation for a few days after starting this thread and came back to some pretty good suggestions. Thanks. Based on another friend's recommendation, as well, I'm heading to SHOM this Friday...do they serve beer?
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I'm not sure they're still open, but Mercury Fish & Chips on 10 Mile east of Telegraph in Southfield was great. (I know, bizarre name... but they used to be located next to the former Mercury Theatre in Detroit.)

Another great place for a year round Friday night fish fry is Carpathia Club (the club house for most of metro Detroit's German clubs) on Utica Rd. at Plumbrook in Sterling Heights. If you don't feel like fish, they also serve up a tasty German Schnitzel (breaded boneless pork chop). Along with the meal usually comes a yummy slice of home made German Torte, Cheesecake or Strudel.
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Amvets Post 57 has a Fish Fry/FF/Cole Slaw/Greenbeans..On Good Friday, Allard and the 94 Service Drive...4-7 pm
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Norwalk
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Right on Gene! The Old Mill on Conant! Times have changed it's now a Mosque!
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It's NOT Big Boy's, that's for sure!

Our Lady of LaSalette in Berkley does a good job.
5 - 7 p.m. Fridays thru Lent.
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Whaler- AMVETS POST #57 has a great fish fry! i will see you there
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Aschar76
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Our Lady of Loretto's in Redford

Better than Scotty's or Bett's and Jess

4pm to 7pm Firday's

Fish dinner around 7.50

http://www.ourladyoflorettopar ish.org/
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Knights of Columbus, Hamtramck

9632 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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