7 Fish Fries to Find in Shakopee in 2022

Friday fish fries are a springtime tradition across the Midwest—although they originated as community events during Lent (when some people abstain from meat for religious religions), they’ve become a staple on local restaurant menus year round.  

Typically, a fish fry includes battered or breaded fried fish plus sides like bread, fries, and coleslaw.  When it comes to fish, cod is the traditional choice.  However, some Minnesota fish fries opt for walleye, a mild flavored freshwater fish (it’s actually the state’s official fish).

Want to try this tasty tradition for yourself?  Here’s where you can find fish fries in Shakopee.


O’Brien’s Public House offers an all-you-can-eat fish fry special on Fridays, featuring tempura-battered cod, fries, pickles, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.  Not able to make it on Friday?  No worries—you can always order cod and chips from the regular menu.

338 1st Avenue E; 952-217-5490; obrienspublichousemn.com

Head to Turtle’s Bar & Grill for a tasty walleye meal.  For a casual option, try the walleye basket with hand-breaded fish strips, fries, coleslaw, a dinner roll, and a choice of housemade tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, or jalapeno ranch.  The menu also includes a walleye dinner, with a 6-ounce battered and deep-fried filet, vegetables, a dinner roll, and a choice of potato.

132 1st Avenue E; 952-445-9668; turtlesbarandgrill.com

McCoy’s Copper Pint has an all-you-can-eat fish fry special on Fridays, featuring beer-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.  The rest of the week, enjoy an order of fish and chips from the regular menu.

1710 Crossings Boulevard; 952-456-8643; mccoyscopperpint.com

Muddy Cow Bar & Grill serves up fish and chips daily—the cod is hand-dipped in a housemade beer batter and perfectly fried.  The meal also includes fries, tartar sauce, and a choice of side salad or a cup of chicken wild rice soup (another Minnesota staple).

1244 Canterbury Road; 952-446-7961; muddycowbar.com/shakopee

Dangerfield’s menu features a fish and chips meal with hand-breaded walleye fingers, potato wedges, and coleslaw.  There’s also a walleye sandwich on the menu, made with a beer-battered walleye filet, red cabbage slaw with lime juice, and a toasted pub bun.

1583 1st Avenue E; 952-445-2245; dangerfieldsmn.com

At Ruby’s Family Restaurant, enjoy beer-battered cod served with fries, tartar sauce, a roll, and your choice of soup or a salad.  Add six grilled or hand-dipped, beer-battered shrimp for an additional charge.

1205 1st Avenue E; 952-445-5131; facebook.com/rubysfamilyrestaurant

Special events

For a traditional community fish fry, head to Shakopee American Legion Post 2.  The non-profit organization (which supports veterans and the community) will be hosting their 2022 fish fry every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting March 4 and running through April 15.

1266 1st Avenue E; 952-445-5253; facebook.com/ShakoAL2

In addition to being a delicious place to eat, Shakopee is a great place to stay!  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair (the largest amusement park in the upper Midwest), Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

Book your stay in Shakopee today!

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