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Lent 2010: 20 Chicago-area Friday fish fry favorites

Fish and chips (Photo by adactio, CC-by-2.0)

Fish and chips. (Photo by adactio.)

A flotilla of deep fryers is going full tilt at local restaurants and bars. It’s Lent, the season of the fish fry, when Roman Catholics, some 2.5 million strong here in Chicagoland, and some other Christians seek out seafood each Friday throughout the 40-day, pre-Easter period of abstinence.

Check out these spots for your Friday fish fix.

  1. Blackthorn Grille, Lake Villa.

  2. Bowman’s Bar and Grill, Lincoln Square.

  3. Cleos, Bucktown and Ukrainian Village.

  4. The Dark Horse Tap & Grille, Wrigleyville.

  5. Duchamp, Bucktown.

  6. Duke of Perth, Lincoln Park.

  7. Edgewater Lounge, Edgewater.

  8. English, River North.

  9. Fifth Province Pub, Irving Park.

  10. Finn McCool’s Irish Sports Pub, Gold Coast, Crystal Lake and Schaumburg.

  11. Garrett Ripley’s, River North.

  12. The Globe, North Center.

  13. Irish Oak, Wrigleyville.

  14. John Barleycorn, Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville.

  15. La Tache, Andersonville.

  16. Lincoln Station, Lincoln Park.

  17. O’Donovan’s Pub and Restaurant, North Center.

  18. Patsy’s Place, Lakeview.

  19. Steve’s Lounge, Hegewisch.

  20. T’s Bar Restaurant, Andersonville.