No one would blame you if you forgot about the Friday Fish Fry. That tradition is kinda on the back burner right now. But here are some Milwaukee restaurants—which need your support and tips now more than ever—that are taking the extra step and offering takeout and curbside fried fish feasts.
Balistreri’s Bluemound Inn | 6501 W Bluemound Rd; 414-258-9881
The full menu is available, including their extensive fried fish options.
Bass Bay Brew House | S79W15851 Aud Mar Dr, Muskego; 414-377-9449
Head westward, and you’ll find plentiful fishy options to bring home with you.
The Brick Pub and Grill | 6343 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale; 414-797-0710
Come through for some Friday fish fry carry out. Also, like other restaurants, they are now allowed to sell bottled beer and wine for carryout.
Explorium Brewpub | 5300 S. 76thStreet; 414-423-1365
Fresh Perch from the great lakes served with a little house-made tartar sauce. Bring it home to the family.
Final Approach | 4959 S Howell Ave; (414) 744-7060
No need to call ahead—just hit the drive through with the requisite payment and they’ll give you their Friday Fish Fry special.
Hooligans | 2017 E North Ave; 414-273-5230
Hooligans is offering cod and walleye, along with red hook beer-battered shrimp and their carry out beer specials.
Kegel’s Inn | 5901 West National Avenue, West Allis; 414-257-9999
Kegel’s is closed Monday to Thursday but will open up for carryout on Friday for your fish fry needs.
Milwaukee Brat House | 1013 Old World 3rd Street; 414-273-8709
Milwaukee Brat House is offering their full menu for delivery, take-out, and curbside pickup.
Old German Beer Hall | 1009 N Old World 3rdSt; 414-226-2728
They’re offering the HB Hefe Dunkel Beer Battered Fish fry with all the expected sides. They’re also offering a couple pack and family pack offer.
O’Lydia’s | 338 S 1stSt; 414-271-7546
Carry out is available from this Walker’s Point bar with cod, bluegill, shrimp and perch options.
The Packing House | 900 E. Layton Ave; 414-483-5054
Cash only and no pre-order necessary at this spot, which is now offering drive-through fish fry.
Polonez | 4016 S Packard Ave; 414-482-0080
This Milwaukee staple is offering the traditional fish fry as well as fish ’n chips, baked cod and lake perch.
Red Lion Pub | 1850 N Water St; 414-431-9009
An English pub that offers fish ‘n chips and fried cod delivered or picked up.
Swingin’ Door Exchange | 219 E Michigan St; 414-276-8150
Pick up some Icelandic cod, lake perch and shrimp.