THE CEDAR INN

This small, popular bar and grill right off of Route 26 as you are entering Cedarville, IL from the south is home to another favorite Fish Fry. Stop in Friday night and choose between fried cod, grilled cod, grilled salmon or grilled catfish. Stick around for free pool, full bar and an outdoor beer garden.

ADDRESS:
4747 IL-26
Freeport, IL 61032

FISH FRY TOUR

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE TRADITIONAL COMFORT FOOD TO BRING YOU BACK TO YOUR ROOTS. IN FREEPORT, YOU’LL GET YOUR FILL AND LEAVE FEELING LIKE FAMILY. IF THERE’S ONE THING THAT SMALL TOWN MIDWESTERNERS DO BEST, IT’S A FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY. WHETHER YOU’RE STAYING IN TOWN OR JUST DRIVING THROUGH, MAKE SURE TO STOP AT ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS FOR A PLATE FULL OF COUNTRY COOKING.

FAMILY AFFAIR RESTAURANT

For mouthwatering beer battered cod, try the Freeport Family Affair! Located at the west end of Galena St., this traditional diner offers friendly service, a cozy atmosphere and a delicious fish fry on Friday nights. Get more bang for your buck with fair prices and a menu to satisfy anyone in your party.

ADDRESS:
2061 W Galena Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032

FREEPORT VFW

Open to the public on Friday night for their weekly fish fry event, the local VFW is a popular site for this classic weekend special. Join the Freeport VFW in their long-standing tradition of beer battered cod and two choices of French fries, baked potato, mac and cheese, onion straws or coleslaw.

ADDRESS:
1802 E Shawnee St.
Freeport, IL 61032

JUMPIN’ JOES SPORTS BAR & GRILL

Stop down to Jumpin’ Joes for Rich’s Friday Famous Fish Fry offering a full plate of your choice of battered or grilled cod with a side of fries, coleslaw and a dinner roll. If you’re feeling extra hungry, try a Loaded Bloody Mary – a traditional Bloody Mary chock-full with rotating ingredients including, onion rings, chicken wings, deep fried pickles, pretzels, tacos, quesadillas, grilled cheese, cheesy potato skins, cheese curds, mozzarella sticks and more!

ADDRESS:
1100 W Galena Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032

LOGAN’S BAR & GRILL

You can’t get much better than fresh fried and grilled cod and live entertainment on a Friday night! Pool tables, dart boards and a staff that treats you like family are only a few of the perks that Logan’s Bar and Grill has to offer. Get your fill of fish, choice of potato and coleslaw on Friday nights and keep an eye out for their other seafood specials like their frequent crab leg dinner events.

ADDRESS:
1805 S West Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032

PUB 219

A small pub located in historic downtown Freeport, offering a variety of local drafts, wine and cheese. Menu includes appetizers, sandwiches and wraps.

ADDRESS:
219 E. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032

ROUTE 20 BAR & GRILL

If you’re traveling West on US 20 on a Friday night, be sure to stop on the outskirts of town at Route 20 for their “world famous” fish fry done five different ways – cod, walleye, bluegill, catfish and baked salmon. You’ll find the biker-themed outpost busy and bustling for this Friday night special. You can’t go wrong with their homemade tartar sauce and fast and friendly staff.

ADDRESS:
2051 N AYP Rd.
Freeport, IL 61032

ROUTE 26 SPORTS BAR & GRILL

Within walking distance from the Baymont Hotel and at the crossing of Route 20 and Route 26, Route 26 Bar and Grill offers a popular take on Friday night fish fry. Trip Advisor reviews rave that the batter is perfectly light and crispy. Enjoy good food, great service and fair prices.

ADDRESS:
1024 N Riverside Dr.
Freeport, IL 61032

THIS IS IT EATERY

Located in historic downtown Freeport, This Is It Eatery has recently started offering Friday Night Fish Fry. This retro eatery offers twists on traditional Midwestern fare as well as unique eats of their own. Stick around after dinner for drinks in their disco-themed bar in the next room over.

ADDRESS:
16 N Chicago Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032