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Thank Cod It’s Friday: Fish fries around the Door

Fish fries a staple Friday-night tradition in Door County, and with the number of fish fries in the area, why not make a tour of a few of them?

Mill Supper Club

4128 Hwy 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay

Anything but boring, Friday-night fish at the Mill Supper Club features plenty of variety with perch, walleye, cod, shrimp and even scallops. Choose from battered or hand-battered selections, and round out the meal with all the traditional fish-fry trimmings, including rye bread, coleslaw and your choice of American potato salad or French fries. Show up early to savor a lemon-drop martini before you sit down to dinner.

Sister Bay Bowl

10640 N. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay

Showcasing a light breading – and light atmosphere – the fish fry at “The Bowl” is a regular favorite among locals and visitors alike. Choose from perch, walleye, whitefish, cod or breaded shrimp. Best of all, you don’t need to wait until Friday to get your fish-fry fix because The Bowl serves it on Tuesdays as well. While you’re there, challenge your dinner mates to a round or two of bowling.

Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill
3662 N. Duluth Ave. in Sturgeon Bay

This platter-style fish fry features a lengthy menu – including haddock, surf-and-turf and seafood-chowder options – plus the choice to have your fish pan-fried for a $2 upgrade. It’s served Fridays, 4-10 pm, and you can enjoy live music and views of Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront while you’re there.

White Gull Inn

4225 Main St. in Fish Creek

Change the pace by treating yourself to a Door County summertime tradition during the winter: The White Gull Inn hosts its popular fish boil every Friday night during the off-season, with dessert included! Seating is at 7 pm, with additional seating times added as necessary. Baked chicken is also available for any in your group who aren’t fish fans.