Saturday, February 23, 2008

Fish Fry review - St. Matthias, Mehlville

My family and I went down the street to the fish fry after I got home from work. The parking lot was only about half full, but once we stepped inside, there was a large crowd.

The lines moved quickly and you could get eat-in or carry-out wherever you wanted, so there was no line too long. We got carry-out, just in case someone decided (my son) he wanted to take his meal home. No chance of that! There were a few kids playing and he decided we would stay and eat.

The selection is not huge (cod and shrimp) but the portions are. Four pieces of battered cod (not the squares), two sides of your choice and hush puppies are included for $7 for adults and $4.50 for kids. Coffee is free, but other drinks are 50 cents, and so are the desserts. For a little over $20, you get the whole meal, with leftovers if you're not completely starved (like me) when you get there.

As one anonymous person put it here in our comments, St. Matthias is definitely in the running for the best fish fry in South County.

Atmosphere: B+
Food: A-
Price: A

Reviewed February 22, 2008

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Whoops! Etc.

Sorry, but your webmaster missed a fish fry this past Friday. We'll be back this week with another review.

The only guaranteed fish fry in St. Louis at St. Matthias parish sold 571 dinners at their first fry with 0 complaints and no remaining fish when complete.

If you want to check out St. Matthias's fish fry for yourself, mark your calendars for the following dates:

February 22 (this Friday)
March 7

The fish fries run from 4-7PM in the parish center. Prices are $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $4.50 for kids. Sides include spaghetti, green beans, slaw, applesauce and hush puppies. Eat in or carryout. Satisfaction guaranteed.

If you have a review of a fish fry, send it on over. We'd love to have it!

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fish fry review 2008 - Immaculate Conception

I stopped by this fry on my way home from work. Immaculate Conception parish is in Maplewood at Marshall and Anna Avenues. Fish fries are held every Friday in Lent from 4-7PM.

IC is still a reasonable deal, but like everythng, the prices have gone up, and the selections have widened. There's the standard cod, catfish and jack salmon, along with shrimp dinners. IC also has half orders this year to make the selection even more affordable. Cod, catfish and jack salmon run $6 for a two pieces, two sides dinner, and shrimp dinners are $8 for eight decent sized shrimp. The sides are your usual suspects: green beans, slaw, macaroni, spaghetti and even side salads.

There are no kids meals, so I bought a half shrimp dinner for my five year old, which was $5. The cat and cod half dinners run about $5. Desserts and drinks (including beer) are a la carte. The dessert selection was very good this time, as evidenced by the multiple kinds of cakes and cookies available.

Crowds were pretty good and the line moves fast, so I got my meals to go pretty quickly. Everything was still very hot by the time I made it home. IC still has some of the hottest food around.

Atmosphere: B
Prices: B+
Food: A-

Reviewed February 9, 2008

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

More Ash Wednesday happenings

I was not able to check out any fish fries today, but I did come across the following items.

Fish fries in St. Louis
According to the signboard outside St. Dominic Savio parish on Mackenzie Road which I drive past every day, St. George parish, St. Louis County (Gardenville--near Gravois and Heege Rd. just blocks from the St. Louis city limits) will be having fish fries every Friday in Lent from 430-7PM. Proceeds benefit youth athletics programs in the parishes.

Thank you, thank you very much...
This blog was was listed recently in a thread on the stlwed forum and on the blog in Cincinnati, OH.

We're always looking for your fish fry reviews. Check the Ultimate Fish Fry Compendium for more details.

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Let the fries begin...

The season of fish fries officially starts today with Ash Wednesday. Check out your favorite parish for more details.

I'll start my reviews again this Friday. My home parish, St. Matthias, is offering a new twist--guaranteed satisfaction on their fish fry. If you don't like it, you'll get your money back.

Check them out this Friday from 4-7PM.

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