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!
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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Burger King’s Big Fish Sandwich is a crunchy delight, made out with 100% white Alaskan Pollock breaded with panko crumbs, topped off with creamy tartar sauce and tangy pickles on top of a pillow-soft brioche bun. Of course, you can also opt for the Impossible Whopper.
Like its famous Chicken Sandwich, the Popeyes 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. This year’s iteration comes in Classic and Spicy varieties.
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 American cheese.
If you’re looking for another meat-free option, they’ve also got Impossible Sliders on the menu. This is what’s really in the Impossible Burgers.
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.
Del Taco has brought back its Crispy Jumbo Shrimp Tacos for 2022. The shrimp are smothered in a savory secret sauce and accompanied by crisp shredded lettuce with handmade pico de gallo, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. You can also get a Quesadilla version that adds freshly grated cheddar cheese and creamy Queso Blanco, and add guacamole for a little extra!
P.S. You can also get the completely meat-free Beyond Taco at Del Taco.
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Long John Silver’s
Long John Silver’s is our go-to for seafood year-round, but we definitely have a favorite for Lent: the Wild Alaska Pollock Sandwich. With a fluffy bun, tangy, crinkle-cut pickles and tartar sauce all wrapped around a crispy piece of flour battered fish, it’s indulgent enough to make giving up other meats pretty easy. If sandwiches aren’t your style, the chain has seafood tacos, platters and much, much more.
The Midwest-based chain is more than our editor’s favorite fast food burger. Culver’s has its classic walleye sandwich on the menu for the season. 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!
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.
If you’re not in the mood for sandwiches, sliders or tacos, Bob Evans is serving up a variety of seafood options that are great for sharing or for just digging into by yourself! Their Lemon Pepper Sole Fillets come with two farmhouse sides and dinner rolls, while the giant Alaskan Cod has a light, flaky, pub-style batter that goes perfectly by tartar sauce. Sharing is easy if you order the fried shrimp platter which comes with bonus sides and dinner rolls!
If you’re looking to go homemade, check out these Bob Evans-inspired copycat recipes.