New York Food & Dining February 13, 2018
These 8 Classic Fish Fry Joints Are So Perfectly New York
Once you’ve lived in New York for a while, you quickly start to realize that our state is one that’s pretty good at coming up with our own
unique dishes. With that said, this doesn’t mean that we haven’t figured out how to put our own spin on favorite foods and recipes that the rest of the country is familiar with. With Lent beginning this week, many of our residents have begun to think about which restaurants they’ll visit for some fulfilling fish fry.
Giving you plenty of places to choose from, here are some of the best restaurants that will help keep you from going hungry during Lent this year.
1. Doug's Fish Fry - Skaneateles
A favorite restaurant to check out in the Finger Lakes, Skaneateles has the pleasure of claiming Doug's Fish Fry as its own. Open since 1982, today you can still find lines forming out the door and around the corner during the town's popular summer months. Inside you'll find the charming fish fry you've always hoped for, with nautical decor and even a large fish tank inside waiting for you. To find out more,
How to get here: 8 Jordan Street Skaneateles, NY 13152
2. Fat Cats - Herkimer
A small little village just 20-minutes east of Utica, Fat Cats in Herkimer is an eatery that will quickly make your mouth water. Easy to find and not a far drive from the Thruway, Fat Cats always gives out generation proportions of food you'll wish you had more room for. To find out more,
How to get here: 200 King Street Herkimer, NY 13350
3. Ted's Fish Fry - Capital Region
With locations in Watervliet, Latham, Troy and Albany, once you dine at Ted's it's easy to see why this fish fry chain has taken over the Capital Region since opening up back in the 1940s. A family-run business that's been a part of many of our local residents' upbringings, there's no better place in the area to enjoy fish fry. To find out more,
4. Mimi's Drive-In - Fulton
A favorite restaurant in the tiny city of Fulton since the 1970s, Mimi's Drive-In in Oswego County is mainly known for classic menu full of American favorites. A popular place to visit for breakfast, don't let these other dishes blindside you from the fact that Mimi's serves up fantastic fish fry! To find out more,
How to get here: 201 North 2nd Street Fulton, New York 13069
5. Jim's Fish Fry - Syracuse
When it comes to visiting Syracuse, it's hard not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices you have when it comes to finding a great place to eat. Serving up amazing menu items since the 1940s, Jim's is one of the oldest fish fry joints that you'll find out in Central New York. Open all year long, you'll hear nothing but good things about this place. To find out more,
How to get here: 1248 Wolf Street Syracuse, NY 13208
6. Curry's Restaurant - Buffalo
Our Queen City may be famous for wings, but this isn't the only cuisine that Buffalo has mastered. Visit one of our most unsuspecting restaurants off of Kenmore Avenue and you'll discover great tasting fish fry that you'll wish was closer to home. Another favorite spot that's been open since the 1940s, Curry's wows visitors with their menu, featuring everything from famous wings to highly-rated fish fry. To find out more,
How to get here: 864 Kenmore Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216
7. Crabby Dan's Grill - Mendon
Less than a half-hour south of Rochester, Crabby Dan's Grill in town of Mendon is a fish fry gem that's hiding out in the open. Just off of Mendon Road in a small plaza with other restaurants, Crabby Dan's has everything from classic local dishes like garbage plates to delicious fish fry that you'll be exciting to dive into. To find out more,
How to get here: 1350 Pittsford Mendon Road Mendon, New York 14506
8. Rudy's - Oswego
A seasonal favorite that's beautiful to visit when you're looking for a view that comes with your meal, Rudy's in Oswego sits out along the shores of Lake Ontario. Open since, you guessed it, the 1940s, Rudy's is a family-operated joint that has everything from fried fish and seafood to American classics like burgers and hot dogs. To find out more,
How to get here: 78 Route 89 Oswego, NY 13126
With so many great spots around our state, be sure to tell us in the comments which one is your favorite! If you can’t decide on what to eat, then go for a stroll along
This One Street In New York That Has Every Type Of Food You Can Imagine.
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