These are the places to get the best fish fry in Buffalo, New York – possibly all of Western New York. While the area does not corner the market when it comes to fried fish, its residents do demand the best fish fry at a reasonable price. The Friday fish fry is something those who live in the Buffalo and Western New York area take very seriously.
Finding the perfect fish fry has become a mission, especially during the Lenten season. Where can you find the best fish fry – during Lent or any other time – in the Buffalo and Western New York area? Many residents from all over Western New York, Buffalo to Rochester, Springville to Lewiston and everywhere in between have strong opinions on where they go for their beloved Friday – or Lenten – fish fry. Here are just a few places to hit up for your Friday fish fry fix.
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4, Papa Jake’s Saloon
1672 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14207
A well-kept secret, Papa Jake’s Saloon has a great menu and a good selection of beers. The restaurant is not well lit which leads which leads to the locals calling it a “dive bar” but the food says it is anything but. The batted fried haddock comes with fresh cut French fries, coleslaw and your choice of either potato salad or macaroni salad or crab-macaroni salad. The crab-macaroni is highly recommended. The one common complaint customers seem to have is that the service is extremely slow, so be prepared for a wait, but the food is worth it.
3, British Chippy
1216 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14220
British Chippy serves “proper fish and chips” daily and has become a favorite not just for Buffalo residents, but also the outlying suburban area. The restaurant uses cod, a change from the traditional haddock used by most Western New York restaurants, for its battered fish. Patrons can choose to have their fish with or without chips. A selection of popular U.K. sodas is also available for expatriates missing home.
2. Black Thorn Restaurant and Pub
2134 Seneca Street
Buffalo, New York 14210
Serving up delicious food in a comfortable neighborhood setting since 1977, the Friday fish fry at the Black Thorn Restaurant and Pub receives rave reviews across the board. Choose fresh haddock beer battered, breaded or broiled and it will be served with coleslaw, pasta salad of the day. Customers also give the service high marks, commenting that it is prompt and friendly.
1. Wiechec’s Lounge
1748 Clinton Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
The fish fry at Wiechec’s Lounge – pronounced Wee-checks – consistently receives five star reviews from customers for the quality of the food and the service. A small, family-owned and operated restaurant and bar, it can be found in the heart of Kaisertown on the East Side of Buffalo. Bring your appetite because the fish fry at Wiechec’s Lounge comes with coleslaw, potato salad and macaroni salad, all made in-house fresh daily. Not in the mood for a fish fry? Be sure to check out the daily handwritten specials menu.