Lent-friendly restaurants around the River City

Fish Fries during Lent are vast and plentiful. And they’re all listed in our guide to Tri-State fish fries.

But there’s nothing written that says you must ONLY eat fried fish.

If you’re already planning to go out to dinner, switch things up a bit and we bet your tastebuds will thank you. We’re always fighting for your tastebuds (tastebud crusaders if you will!)

Check out this list of restaurants with Lent-friendly meals that are more than just fried fish!



March Crabness – Azzip Pizza has created something truly amazing. If you love crab rangoon, you will LOVE THIS PIZZA. The pizza is a combination of crab rangoon mix, mozzarella, sweet soy sauce, Thai chili sauce, and crispy wontons. But it’s ONLY available in March.

Camarón Tacos – Two words: Salsa Bar. Not sold yet? La Campirana serves up authentic tacos at their finest. Their camarón tacos, or shrimp tacos, are no exception.

Shrimp Pugliese – Looking for some Italian? Sauced is the upper scale option you didn’t know you needed. Their Shrimp Pugliese has our mouths watering over here at River City Weekend. They also have good ‘ole Spaghetti & Marinara and Fettuccine Alfredo.

Korean Buffalo Shrimp Noodles – Sounds amazing, right? Find it at Walton’s International Comfort Food in Haynie’s Corner. Expect Sweet & Spicy tail-on shrimp tossed with stir-fried vegetables, kimchi and soba noodles!

Via Walton’s International Comfort Food

Smoked Salmon and CapersCafe Arazu offers this dish along with a whole slew of appetizers that have the green light for eating on Friday during Lent.

Sushi and Seafood Menu – These two menus at MA .T. 888 China Bistro are great options!

Seafood – You can’t go wrong ordering from the menu at Catfish Willy’s Seafood & Crab Shack. 

Take your pick! The Tin Fish in Newburgh has a large menu appropriate for Lent. Just take your pick!

Hot Fiddlers – Never heard of a Hot Fiddler? Its a whole catfish fried and people love them. Get yours at Knob Hill Tavern.

Crab CakesEdgewater Grille has a great section of seafood and pizzas perfect for Lent.

Ultimate Grilled CheeseRose Hill Cafe takes this classic to the next level.


Cheese OneFarmer & Frenchman has a menu packed with Lent-friendly meals for the whole family. Only true cheese fanatics would order the Cheese One: 4 kinds of cheese, garlic butter, sundried tomato. And if you’re feeling especially adventurous, order the Napolitana pizza. It’s topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, oregano.

Veggie PizzaMister B’s Pizza & Wings veggie pizza is never a wrong choice.

Fish TacosTacoholics has a huge slew of seafood plates and tacos to choose from.

Brown Sugar & Bourbon SalmonHome Town Roots offers this dish along with shrimp & grits, fried shrimp, catfish and more!


Crab Stuffed Tasmanian SalmonBill’s in Owensboro is making us drool with this dish. Think salmon stuffed with crab and cheese. Yes, please, we’ll have that.

Farm Fresh Catfish – If you happen to find yourself at Old Hickory Bar-B-Que in Owensboro on a Friday night, try to resist the BBQ. Order the Farm Fresh Catfish dinner with two homestyle sides.

Lobster and Shrimp Carbonara – Hello, carbs. We welcome you with our mouths wide open. Niko’s on east Parish Ave in Owensboro has lots of Lent-friendly dishes.

Shrimp Pad Thai – Any day is a great day for Thai Food. Thai Food Owensboro offers a large menu that you can order from during Lent.

Shrimp Scampi  Flatbread – This lunch menu item from City Walk of Owensboro has shrimp, onion, broccoli, tomato, white sauce, mozzarella. Must we say more?

Shrimp & Grits – Got a hankering for some low country shrimp and grits? Check out Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits

Take your pick! – If you’re cool with an expensive dinner, check out Lure Seafood and Grille. Their entire menu has us drooling and the majority of their menu is fair game during Lent!