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Welcome to Fish Fry!

The St. James Fish Fry began in 2010 and has been going and growing ever since. Snow, ice, and even a continued pandemic can’t stop the Fry. We are a volunteer run, community fish fry. The donations we receive for the meals help fund the costs of the fry, meals to those who need assistance, and our social outreach programs which serve hundreds in our area.

We hope you can join us. We are located at St. James Catholic Church.

2022 Dates

March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8

Food service begins at 5pm.

This year we anticipate having drive-thru and in-person dining (limited seating). To protect all participants and all volunteers strict safety protocols are in place. Please visit our drive-thru page to get acquainted.

T-shirts with this year’s theme will be available for donations each Friday until supplies run out.


Voted best Fish Fry in Falls Church

12 Years and Counting

March 5, 2021-Photo by Pat Giannelli

The Menu

Our meals are prepared by volunteers each Friday and include:

  • Fried* or Baked Fish
  • Hush Puppies
  • French fries or Baked Potato
  • Cole slaw
  • Rolls
  • Macaroni & Cheese (by request)
  • Chocolate, Vanilla, or Carrot cake (has pecans)

Please Note: *The fish are fried in peanut oil. Meals are served as long as we have fish and fries. Other items may be substituted or omitted as the night progresses.

Suggested donation per meal (Cash or Check):

Adult$7
Kids (6-13 y.o.)$5
Kids (< 5 y.o.)Free
Family$25


March 25, 2022-Thanks and Prayer

Friday was quite amazing. We were blessed with so many volunteers—some visiting from afar! Thank you to all of them! Our Blessed Virgin Mother was on the minds of many because it was The Feast of the Annunciation, a day for celebration. It was also a day of prayer to Mary. Around the world, including…

March 18, 2022-Great Weather, Great Fellowship

On the eve of the Feast of St. Joseph, we welcomed parishioners and members of the community to our fry. Families were able to hang out both inside and out. Some ate outside-picnic style. A few convertibles even had the tops down! It was a great night for community, fellowship, and positivity. May peace come…

March 11, 2022-Before, During, & After

Before-Meaghan, our amazing volunteer coordinator checks in with the early crew; During-Father John Paul takes a turn at frying fish; After-Kim and Julie, the dynamic duo who keep us all going, start inventory just before midnight… Thank you to the band. It was amazing! Thank you to all of our volunteers. We served 1303 meals.…