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10 Fast Food Restaurants That Have Fish on the Menu 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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Filet O Fish SandwichCourtesy McDonald's

McDonald’s

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

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Burger King

Burger King’s Big Fish Sandwich is a crunchy delight, made with 100% white Alaskan Pollock breaded with panko crumbs. It’s topped off with creamy tartar sauce and tangy pickles served on a pillow-soft brioche bun. Of course, you can also opt for the Impossible Whopper if you’re skipping meat.

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Cajun Flounder SandwichCourtesy Popeyes

Popeyes

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.

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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 American cheese.

If you’re looking for another meat-free option, they also have Impossible Sliders on the menu with smoked cheddar cheese.

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Del Taco

Del Taco’s beer battered crispy fish taco is made with wild Alaskan Pollock in a beer batter made with Samuel Adams Boston Lager®. It’s topped with shredded cabbage, secret sauce and pico de gallo. It’s wrapped in a corn tortilla.

They also have Beyond Meat tacos and burritos as vegetarian and vegan options if you’re looking for Lent dinners that aren’t fish. These include the Epic Beyond Guacamole Burrito, Beyond 8 Layer Burrito, Beyond Guacamole Taco and the Beyond Taco.

Their wide menu selection also includes an 8 Layer Veggie Burrito, bean and cheese Burrito and the famous Crunchtada® Tostada. There are so many Lent fast food options!

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Long John Silver’s

Long John Silver’s is our go-to for seafood fast food year-round, but we definitely have a favorite for Lent: the Wild Alaska Pollock Sandwich. It has a fluffy bun, tangy, crinkle-cut pickles and tartar sauce all wrapped around a crispy piece of flour battered fish. If sandwiches aren’t your style, the chain has seafood tacos, platters and much, much more.

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Culvers Seafood SelectionCourtesy Culver's

Culver’s

The Midwest-based chain is more than our editor’s favorite fast food burger. Culver’s has its classic Northwoods 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!

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A And W Seafood SelectionCourtesy A&W

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 a 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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Wendys Crispy Panko Fish SandwichCourtesy Wendy's

Wendy’s

Wendy’s is bringing back their Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich for the Lenten season. The sandwich features wild-caught Alaskan pollock, cheese, creamy dill tartar sauce, lettuce and dill pickles. The pollock is fried in crispy panko breading for that extra crunch.

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Checker’s

Checker’s has a Deep Sea Double Sandwich and a Crispy Fish Sandwich to enjoy during Lent. The Deep Sea Double is two crispy fish filets topped with melted American cheese, iceberg lettuce and tartar sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun. The Crispy Fish Sandwich is topped with iceberg lettuce and tartar sauce.

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.