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Where are good places to eat during Lent?

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need to keep my protein up, hence why i choose fish instead of pastas.

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40 Responses to Where are good places to eat during Lent?

  1. lifeliberty
    lifeliberty March 9, 2007 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm

    best seafood downtown.

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker March 9, 2007 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm

    You could always hit any of the vegetarian places around town, or just hit the places that have a vegetarian menu. I know you said you want to keep your protein up, so you could just eat some sort of powerbar or whatever with it instead of eating fish.

    Also, you could always hit any of the sushi places around town for fish. 8)

  3. Ndcent
    Ndcent March 9, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm

    Get some sushi.

    Or Dragonfly is pretty f’in delicious for vegan.

  4. Anne Evans
    Anne March 9, 2007 1:00 pm at 1:00 pm

    I am having a huge veggie salad with eggs today.

    From The Juice Bar in the Huntington Bldg. and for $6 it is great.

  5. Coremodels March 9, 2007 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm

    Apparently KFC…

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17276043/

  6. Brewmaster
    Brewmaster March 9, 2007 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm

    Does anyone know of a good fish fry place? I’m talking about perch/walleye/whitefish with fries and cole slaw on the side hole-in-the-wall place. Even a soul food fish fry spot will do. I don’t know of anything.

    I’m originally from Cleveland. Up there, you couldn’t drive more than two blocks without seeing a “perch and walleye fish fry” sign on fridays during lent.

  7. Brewmaster
    Brewmaster March 9, 2007 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm

    lifeliberty wrote Being Roman Catholic, during lent I’m not allowed to eat meat on Fridays, cept for fish. I love seafood, but the only places downtown for cheap fast food seafood is wendy’s and arby’s. then in the evening it’s long john silvers or captain D’s. I also know a lot of churches have fish frys on Fridays during lent, but I’ve never been to any of them.

    My favorite spot is The Fish Guys stand in the North Market. I haven’t been there since last summer, and new ownership have taken over, but when Bob owned it, they made some great Po’ Boys (I assume they still do). My personal favorite was the fried oyster po’ boy, but tilapia was pretty solid too. They’ve got other things like salmon burgers and seafood salad by the pound.

    All of the sandwiches were $4-6.

  8. Ndcent
    Ndcent March 9, 2007 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm

    Brewmaster wrote Does anyone know of a good fish fry place? I’m talking about perch/walleye/whitefish with fries and cole slaw on the side hole-in-the-wall place. Even a soul food fish fry spot will do. I don’t know of anything.

    I’m originally from Cleveland. Up there, you couldn’t drive more than two blocks without seeing a “perch and walleye fish fry” sign on fridays during lent.

    If you’re ever headed down to Hocking Hills or whatever theres a place in Lancaster that is incredible…I can’t think of the name right now but it will come to me. They also have a trailer they take to festivals and sell these fish sandwiches that are SO GOOD. I’ll get back with it!

  9. ballbrite March 9, 2007 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm

    My favorite seafood place is Windward Passage on Henderson, its super cheap and really good!!

  10. lifeliberty
    lifeliberty March 9, 2007 2:06 pm at 2:06 pm

    I think I read in the other paper or the cols alive about all the church fish frys, they had a big listing of them, addresses, times, menus and prices.

  11. vestanpance
    vestanpance March 9, 2007 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm

    lifeliberty wrote

    and I also remember a fish place that is on W 5th ave in granview, i forget the name, but it appears t be in an old arthur treachers building about a block east of Northstar(where the chipolte is). someone here will should know. but they always had good fish, better than LJS or Captain Ds.

    it is still there and it is decent for greasy fried fish. I can’t remember the name of it but the sign said “best smelts in town” for like 2 years. :P

    I still think Old bag of nails has the best fried fish in town.

  12. lifeliberty
    lifeliberty March 9, 2007 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm

    in 8 years I’ve never been there, but they seem to get good reviews from the people I work with.

  13. Columbusite March 9, 2007 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm

    There’s El Arepazo.

    http://www.columbusalive.com/?sec=food&story=alive/2007/0308/fo-oh.html

  14. ddavis March 13, 2007 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm

    vestanpance wrote
    lifeliberty wrote

    and I also remember a fish place that is on W 5th ave in granview, i forget the name, but it appears t be in an old arthur treachers building about a block east of Northstar(where the chipolte is). someone here will should know. but they always had good fish, better than LJS or Captain Ds.

    it is still there and it is decent for greasy fried fish. I can’t remember the name of it but the sign said “best smelts in town” for like 2 years. :P

    I still think Old bag of nails has the best fried fish in town.

    I believe it’s called “Marino’s Seafood Fish & Chip”. I ate there one Saturday with some friends and it was all you can eat for like $5. Decent fried fish and hush puppies and such.

    I’d also agree that Old Bag of Nails has some good fish & chips.

  15. vestanpance
    vestanpance March 13, 2007 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm

    ddavis wrote

    I believe it’s called “Marino’s Seafood Fish & Chip”. I ate there one Saturday with some friends and it was all you can eat for like $5. Decent fried fish and hush puppies and such.

    That’s the place.

  16. shroud
    shroud March 13, 2007 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm

    Fair warning: Marino’s gets PACKED on Fridays during Lent, especially around lunch-time.

  17. 20thousandinmypocket March 14, 2007 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm

    in all my years of being a catholic, going through, first confession, first comunion, confirmation, catholic school, i dont think i have ever honored this no meat shit. just realized that while reading this and laughed at myself, for bein so pro catholic, but not even following basic rules.

  18. Brewmaster
    Brewmaster March 14, 2007 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm

    ^ I’ve disregarded it in the last decade too…but that doesn’t mean that I’m opposed to a good fish fry!

  19. neela February 21, 2008 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm

    Brewmaster wrote Does anyone know of a good fish fry place? I’m talking about perch/walleye/whitefish with fries and cole slaw on the side hole-in-the-wall place. Even a soul food fish fry spot will do. I don’t know of anything.

    I had the catfish (the choices were catfish, perch and something else) as part of the Southern Breakfast at Linden Cafe last Saturday. Delicious! (You get 2 eggs, your choice, toast, grits, and the fish.) Really good. They do a lot of takeout orders too, if you’d rather.

    I had the same question (where are good fish fries) and found this link:http://blog.dispatch.com/compass/2008/03/fish_fries.shtml That’s funny, I just noticed the date it’s posted is listed as March 28, 2008. :P

    Anybody else have any suggestions?

  20. Coremodels February 21, 2008 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm

    There’s a spot on Parsons, Whale maybe??? That has some great fried fish.

  21. captain janks February 21, 2008 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm

    i gave up catholicism for lent

  22. Cyclist February 22, 2008 5:31 am at 5:31 am

    I think there is soul food place on E 5th Ave and Joyce Ave. I ate some of their fish and okra at their Comfest booth— pretty good.

    There is another at Livingston and Ohio Aves.

    WC’s Fish w/cheese is always reliable.

  23. Cyclist February 22, 2008 5:33 am at 5:33 am

    Also Creole Kitchen 1052 Mt. Vernon Plaza 614.372.3333 might have what you are looking for. creolekitchen.biz to see menu!

  24. roy
    roy February 22, 2008 6:08 am at 6:08 am

    Since no one else has, I’m gonna boo-hoo over losing Ray Johnson, the man and the downtown fish store. Waah, I miss Ray.

    Jackson’s Chesapeake on Mt. Vernon is awesome but I called today and their number’s disconnected?

  25. AmyArt21
    AmyArt21 February 22, 2008 6:11 am at 6:11 am

    Old Bag of Nails Pub

    Surly Girl & Betty’s have lots of meat-free options. Cheese adds protein. So does tofu.

    Go to a Mexican place and just order the food without the meat. The beans will give you protein.

    Yau’s Bistro: order something vegetarian with their tofu, it is delicious.

    Firdous: falafel and hummous

    If you want to go a little more pricey: Columbus Fish Market, McCormick & Shmick’s

    This is how I think when I go out to eat because I always eat this way. People who typically order meat are surprised when they see how easy it is just to order a dish without the meat, or find the fish dishes in a list of chicken, beef, and lamb. :)

  26. CDS sherman
    CDS sherman February 22, 2008 8:25 am at 8:25 am

    bishop watterson high school school cafeteria?

  27. Walker Evans
    Walker February 22, 2008 9:11 am at 9:11 am

    roy wrote Since no one else has, I’m gonna boo-hoo over losing Ray Johnson, the man and the downtown fish store. Waah, I miss Ray.

    There were some tears, but that was awhile ago…

    http://www.columbusunderground.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6144

  28. laChewla
    laChewla February 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am

    vestanpance wrote
    ddavis wrote

    I believe it’s called “Marino’s Seafood Fish & Chip”. I ate there one Saturday with some friends and it was all you can eat for like $5. Decent fried fish and hush puppies and such.

    That’s the place.

    I remember the day I found Marino’s. I was thrilled! I was like, “places like this do exist in Columbus!”

    That being said – too bad there aren’t more.

  29. gpat February 22, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am

    This thread has me craving a Fishboat sandwich. Is it Comfest time yet? :wink:

  30. Manatee
    Manatee February 22, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am

    Dang— There needs to be a Rube Goldberg contraption where the fish jumps into a deep fryer/deboner and then straight into my mouth.

    Yes, I said “deboner and then straight into my mouth”. :lol: I just couldn’t think of a better way to say that.

    BTW, sorry to say it that way during Lent :oops:

  31. joev
    joev February 22, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am

    I’m getting a patacon at El Arepazo. I forgot it was Friday, and packed a meat-laced lunch, but then forgot my lunch. Divine intervention, methinks.

  32. lifeliberty
    lifeliberty February 22, 2008 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm

    2 great fish options during lent

    1. arepazo fish burrito special (Friday’s only)

    2. cuco’s fish tacos

  33. enzo
    enzo February 22, 2008 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm

    Go eat sushi.

    Go to any vegetarian restaurant.

    El Vaquero has some fish options too.

    Go on a juice fast.

  34. Lauren Wilson
    osulew February 22, 2008 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm

    lifeliberty wrote 2 great fish options during lent

    1. arepazo fish burrito special (Friday’s only)

    2. cuco’s fish tacos

    Cuco’s fish burrito is awesome too.

  35. HeySquare
    HeySquare February 22, 2008 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm

    I think the Elevator does a decent fish fry, as does O’Shaunesseys.

  36. lifeliberty
    lifeliberty February 22, 2008 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm

    elevator has great crabcakes and calamari is really good, very creative. they have a honey sweetness with (I think) sirracha (sp?) sauce drizzled around the plate, really different as far as calamari goes, a nice surprise.

  37. wildgoose77
    wildgoose77 February 22, 2008 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm

    Bonefish Grill on Frantz Rd is great (for a chain restaurant).

  38. hazy stars February 22, 2008 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm

    HAHA hillarious … my whole office ate beef chilli today (We had a great big potluck). I do not think anyone was thinking about Lent. Obviously, no one cares enough (like I care since I’ve never stepped foot in a church).

    This is funny. I feel the need to tell everyone now.

    As for good places to eat during Lent: Indian Oven has some good fish and vegetarian options. Otani is great for some sushi. Tip Top and Betty’s also have some awesome vegetarian dishes. Moretti’s in UA has decently priced Italian fare.

  39. lifeliberty
    lifeliberty February 19, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am

    update:  some places are listed here from the Dispatch comments.  (actually one of the more readable comments sections)
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/extras/2010/ohio-fish-fries.html

  40. Capon
    Capon March 1, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm

    Immaculate Conception church in Clintonville offers a great fish fry and features Barleys’ Scottich Ale and Pale Ale.  Can choose either fried or baked fish.  However for those who are not fond of fish, pizza and Mac-n-cheese is an alternative. Great sides and plenty of home made desserts and ice cream.

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