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11 Fast Food Restaurants That Have Fish Meals for Lent

This list of places serving Lent fast food means you can indulge in fish sliders, sandwiches and, of course, baskets!

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McDonald’s

The chain’s classic crispy Filet-O-Fish, made with Alaskan pollock and topped off with melty American cheese and tangy tartar sauce is a classic year-round, but especially during Lent. This is why McD’s keeps the Filet-O-Fish on the menu.

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"Clio, Michigan, USA - March 7, 2012: The Wendy's location in Clio, Michigan. Founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas, Wendy's is a chain of fast food restaurants with over 6,600 locations in the US and abroad."RiverNorthPhotography/Getty Images

Wendy’s

Wendy’s new Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich features the creamy dill tartar sauce made famous by its well-loved Cod Sandwich, along with crunchy lettuce and bright, tangy dill pickles. The buttery, flaky filet, made from wild Alaskan pollock, packs a punch with notes of onion and garlic.

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Popeyes

Like its famous Chicken Sandwich, the Popeyes Cajun Flounder Sandwich is served on a buttery brioche bun with pickles. The crispy flounder filet is smothered in the chain’s signature Cajun seasoning and then covered in tartar sauce. (No word on whether this one will start a sandwich war.)

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Dairy Queen

We’ve been buzzing about DQ’s cake-flavored Blizzard of the Month, but the signature dessert isn’t the only thing on the menu. The Wild Alaskan Fish Sandwich is back too, featuring a crispy, breaded pollock filet with fresh, crunchy lettuce and a generous helping of tartar sauce.

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White Castle


Nobody does sliders like White Castle, and its Panko Breaded Fish Slider is no exception. The wild-caught Alaskan pollock filet is coated with panko breadcrumbs, fried to crisp perfection and topped with cheese. If you’re looking for another meat-free option, they’ve also got Impossible Sliders on the menu. Psst… See what’s really in the Impossible Burgers.

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DAWSONVILLE, GA - JANUARY 25: General view of Arby's Restaurant on January 25, 2018 in Dawsonville, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Arby's)Rick Diamond /Getty Images

Arby’s

Arby’s has not one but two seafood-inspired sandwiches on the menu. The Crispy Fish sandwich features a fish filet made from wild-caught Alaskan pollock with tartar sauce and crisp lettuce on a sesame seed bun, while the King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe goes a step further with a fish filet, lettuce, a slice of tomato, cheese and tartar sauce on a sweet, fluffy King’s Hawaiian bun.

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Bojangles


The Southern chain has brought back the catchy Bojangles BojAngler (say that five times fast) Fish Sandwich for the season. The sandwich features an Alaskan pollock filet sprinkled with the chain’s Cajun-inspired seasoning blend, served with gooey cheese and a dollop of tartar on a toasted bun. You can even grab this sandwich as part of a special 2 for $5 deal.

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Del Taco

Del Taco has brought back its Crispy Jumbo Shrimp Tacos for 2021. The shrimp are smothered in the sweet, tangy sauce and accompanied by crisp shredded lettuce with handmade pico di gallo, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.

P.S. You can also get the completely meat-free Beyond Taco at Del Taco.

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Culver’s

The Midwest-based chain is bringing back its classic walleye sandwich. It’s made with a hand-battered filet cooked to order, topped with Culver’s tartar sauce and served on a lightly buttered roll. This is the perfect way to satisfy your fish sandwich cravings!

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OAK LAWN, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Yum Brands restaurants, Long John Silver's and A&W share a building on September 22, 2011 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Yum Brands Inc., which also owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has agreed to sell its Long John Silver’s restaurants to LJS Partners LLC and the A&W All-American Food chain to A Great American Brand LLC. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Scott Olson/Getty Images

A&W


A&W’s pub-style baskets are back with a Cod Slider option. Featuring a golden-fried cod filet topped with tartar sauce and tangy dill pickles on top of pillowy potato bun, the Cod Slider Basket comes with a side of fries and coleslaw. You can also opt for the 16-piece shrimp basket or the 3-piece cod basket, so there are a lot of Lent fast food options here.

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Bob Evans

If you’re not in the mood for sandwiches, sliders or tacos, Bob Evans is serving up a seafood platter that’s perfect for sharing (or eating by yourself—we won’t judge). It’s got fried shrimp, clam strips and crispy flounder filets served alongside tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, two sides and rolls. If you’re looking to go homemade, check out these Bob Evans-inspired copycat recipes.

Amrita Thakkar
Amrita is a writer, poet and amateur photographer who often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. You can find her up at 3 a.m. writing, researching the perfect combo for her next grilled cheese or making a more eco-friendly grocery list.

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