Avenue Bar

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avenue bar Voted Best fish fry by Madison Magazine and Isthmus, Avenue Bar serves cod, perch and pike to satisfy your fish fry cravings. If you have a taste for steaks, seafood or chicken, Avenue Bar has your covered too.


1128 E. Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

(609) 257-6877






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Fitzgerald’s of Middleton is a favorite casual dining spot with a great Haddock fish fry and an extensive menu. Perfect for the whole family, you’ll find great steaks, seafood, pasta and a popular Sunday brunch.



3112 Paramenter Street

Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 831-7101

Brother’s Three Bar and Grill

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A former gas station turned tavern, Brother’s Three Bar and Grill serves breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and a delicious cod Friday fish fry. Brother’s Three has a casual tavern feel and a number of other daily specials to satisfy your taste buds.




614 N. Fair Oaks Avenue

Madison, WI 54714

(608) 244-6818

Dexter’s Pub

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Dexter’s has a great craft and microbew menu to accompany their delicious pizza, burgers and sandwhiches. Don’t forget the Friday night fish fry special either. Dexter’s kitchen is open late, making it a spot for pub food and a fun Friday night.


“Dexter’s Pub on E. Johnson and North St. has some of the best Walleye, Cod and Perch in a classic neighborhood setting. An added plus is their monthly rotating beer selection. Its one of the best in the city. Yumm! ”  — Dennis S., Connections of Greater Madison LinkedIn user



301 North Street

Madison, WI 53704

(608) 244-3535

Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club

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Friday night is fish fry night at the Esquire Club. Know for their ocean perch, they also serve up cod and walleye recognized by Madison Magazine for excellence and value. Great steaks and seafood contribute to make the Esquire Club a great family owned dining spot.





1025 N. Sherman Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

(608) 249-0193

Toby’s Supper Club

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Toby’s has pike, catfish, cod and perch fish fry for you to choose from every Friday night. Known for their steaks, shrimp, hashbrowns and pie too, Toby’s will make you feel right at home with a great affordable meal.

 “Toby’s just south of Hwy 51 and the beltline is fantastic! It’s VERY busy there on Fridays” — Jesse T, Connections of Greater Madison LinkedIn User


3717 S. Dutch Mill Road

Madison, WI 53718

(608) 222-6913

The Old Fashioned

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The Old Fashioned, located on the Capitol Square in the heart of downtown, embodies all that’s great about Wisconsin: beer, cheese and fish fry. With over 29 brews on tap, a wide selection of artisan cheeses and a killer Friday night fish fry special, The Old Fashioned has got it going on.




23 N. Pickney Street

Madison, WI 53703

(608) 310-4545

Saint Peter Catholic School

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Since the Friday fish fry tradition has roots in the practice of Lent, it makes sense that St. Peter Catholic School would be famous for its fish fry. They only serve on select Fridays throughout the year, so check the website for dates and remember to bring cash.




7129 Highway K

Middleton, WI 53562

(608) 831-4846

Norm’s Hideaway

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Norm’s Hideaway bar and grill offers an incredibly unique and rustic cabin atmosphere right on beautiful Lake Koshkonong in Fort Atkinson. If you’re looking for a great tasting and scenic Friday night fish fry experience southeast of Madison, head over to Norm’s



Kuehn Road  Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

(608) 884-4823

Hooterville Inn

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West of Madison is Aunt Mary’s Hooterville Inn in Blue Mounds. Rich in local history, Hooterville Inn serves breakfast and pizza on the weekends. If you’re looking for burgers, stop by anytime for some of the best tasting deals around. Friday night is all about the delicious Fish Fry special.


10992 Division Street

Blue Mounds, WI 53517

(608) 437-5444