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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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  • lifeliberty

    best seafood downtown.

  • Walker

    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)

  • Ndcent

    Get some sushi.

    Or Dragonfly is pretty f’in delicious for vegan.

  • Anne

    I am having a huge veggie salad with eggs today.

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

  • Coremodels
  • Brewmaster

    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.

  • Brewmaster

    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.

  • Ndcent

    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!

  • ballbrite

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

  • lifeliberty

    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.

  • vestanpance

    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.

  • lifeliberty

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

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  • ddavis

    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.

  • vestanpance

    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.

  • shroud

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

  • 20thousandinmypocket

    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.

  • Brewmaster

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

  • neela

    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?

  • Coremodels

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

  • captain janks

    i gave up catholicism for lent

  • Cyclist

    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.

  • Cyclist

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

  • roy

    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?

  • AmyArt21

    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. :)

  • CDS sherman

    bishop watterson high school school cafeteria?

  • Walker

    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

  • laChewla

    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.

  • gpat

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

  • Manatee

    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:

  • joev

    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.

  • lifeliberty

    2 great fish options during lent

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

    2. cuco’s fish tacos

  • enzo

    Go eat sushi.

    Go to any vegetarian restaurant.

    El Vaquero has some fish options too.

    Go on a juice fast.

  • osulew

    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.

  • HeySquare

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

  • lifeliberty

    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.

  • wildgoose77

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

  • hazy stars

    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.

  • lifeliberty

    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

  • Capon

    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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