Welcome to Fish Fry!

The Saint 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!

2023 Dates

February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31

Food service begins at 5pm.

We will have both in-person dining and drive-thru.

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,

13 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):

Kids (6-13 y.o.)$5
Kids (< 5 y.o.)Free

  • Our 14th Fish Fry begins this Friday

    During Lent, let us find concrete ways to overcome our indifference.–Pope Francis This Friday marks the 14th first Friday of our fish fry! Come be part of our community! Eat delicious, homemade food (donations provide support for community programs), Volunteer, or just Hang out in fellowship. Please note-you don’t need to be Catholic to eatContinue… Read more

  • 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, includingContinue… Read more

  • 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 comeContinue… Read more

  • 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.Continue… Read more

  • March 4, 2022-Fish! Fish! Fish!

    What an energized start! After days of prepping and a short prayer by Father Scalia-the fry began. Logistically-there were a few kinks but at this point our volunteers are expert adapters. Both in-person and drive-thru stations were non-stop. At the end of the night, about 1200 meals were served. Read more

  • Guess what just came in from the garage

    Standing over hot oil frying hushpuppies infuses the clothes with a very special smell. Washing and airing only goes so far. After the last fry of the Lenten season, the clothes are washed, aired, and stored in the garage. Time to bring them in! We hope to see you tonight. Read more

%d bloggers like this: