Knights of Columbus announce return of fish fry

The local Knights of Columbus Council along with the St. Francis Xavier Parish once again will be holding their annual Fish Fry.

Located in the parish hall behind St. Francis Xavier Church at 202 W. 2nd Street in Falmouth, the event begins Friday, February 12. The Fish Fry will continue every Friday through March 18. Service hours are from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

This annual event at St. Francis Xavier Church during the season of Lent has become a local destination of sorts on spring Friday evenings. Everyone is welcome and many return each week of the fish fry or set aside at least one Friday for an annual visit. With limited parking behind the church, many people will opt for street parking or find a place at the courthouse square and walk over.

When you come to check out the St. X Fish Fry, don’t forget to bring an appetite! Folks who are regulars usually have their favorite among the main entrée options of cod, shrimp, crab cakes and chicken tenders. For the indecisive, there is a combo plate or the sampler. 

Selections of sides can be another challenge. Regional favorites like green beans, stewed tomatoes and sweet coleslaw along with a traditional baked mac and cheese and french fries offer delicious choices.

Then there’s dessert. It is included with any plate dinner and these choices can be just as confounding as they are satisfying.    

Plate dinners start at $9. Children ages six to 12 have a meal option for $5. One child five or under can eat free with a paid adult meal. Fish sandwiches and a la carte items are available for those who may not want the full meal deal.

While the food is central to the fish fry experience, most find the event a place to reconnect with friends and neighbors after the long winter months. The conversation and laughter across the tables is always lively.

If you don’t have time to linger, the Knights of Columbus will box your dinner for carry-out. There’s a convenient call ahead number at 859-412-7666 for those who want an express service so they can be on their way.