Many restaurant chains are offering seafood specials during Lent. This year (2017), Lent is from Wednesday, March 1 (Ash Wednesday) through Holy Saturday (April 15), the day before Easter. Here’s are the national chains that have announced specials for Lent and Easter.
A&W has Pub Style Shrimp and Cod Baskets for the season.
Arby’s has their Crispy Fish Sandwich on special for 2 for $5 for a limited time. Made with wild-caught Alaskan Pollock. lettuce and tartar sauce on a sesame seed bun.
Bakers Square has a Lenten menu that features seafood favorites like Salmon, Tilapia, Seafood Chowder, Crispy Fish Sliders and more. Also, on Fridays from 5 – 9 PM through April 14, 2017 enjoy the All You Can Eat Friday Fish Fry, which includes golden-battered cod with tartar sauce, seasoned French fries and choice of coleslaw or fresh fruit for $11.99.
Bob Evans has Biscuit Breaded Shrimp and Wild Caught Alaskan Code for the Lenten season. Also get $5 off a $25 check through March 26, 2017 with THIS COUPON.
Bojangles has brought back their Bojangler Fish Sandwich for Lent. The light, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock filet is made with Bojangles’ popular fry seasoning, cheddar cheese and tartar sauce on a toasted, buttered bun.Boston Market has a Wild Caught Pacific Cod meal on Fridays now through Good Friday. Priced at $8.49, Boston Market’s Baked Cod is topped with a Parmesan garlic crumb and served with lemon garlic sauce, two classic sides and freshly baked cornbread. Boston Market announced the offer in This Email.
Buffalo Wings & Rings has a Lenten menu available from March 1 – April 13, 2017. The menu consists of two new seafood dishes plus a few featured meatless items from the regular menu. All North America locations will offer fish & chips – a Haddock filet flash-fried in Sam Adams batter – and a blackened Chilean salmon sandwich with garlic aioli, greens and tomatoes. Additionally, the brand’s cauliflower wings will be back by popular demand. The restaurants will also feature more meatless menu items such as pretzel bites, parmesan garlic aioli fries, and veggie quesadillas.
Carrabba’s is featuring seafood for the season, including Salmon, Mahi-Mahi, Shrimp and Scallops entrees. Visit the Carrabba’s Seafood Menu website for more details.
Cheeseburger in Paradise has All You Can Eat Fish Fridays during Lent. The $13.99 special features all the golden-fried fish and chips you can eat, served with coleslaw. Offers available at select locations. Cheeseburger in Paradise announced the deals on their website.
The Cheesecake Factory is featuring their Cajun Jambalaya Pasta and other dishes to celebrate Mardi Gras. Visit the Cheesecake Factory Facebook page for more details.
Church’s Chicken is serving a variety of Lent-friendly menu options now through Easter. The chain is featuring Lemon-Seasoned Butterfly Shrimp and Crispy Fish items during Lent. These feature marinated shrimp or flaky white fish filets, fried with zesty lemon herb seasoning. Also returning for Lent are Hush Puppy Biscuit Bites™, crisp and tender hush puppies made from Church’s signature biscuit dough. Meal options include the choice of 8 Lemon Seasoned Butterfly Shrimp or 2 Lemon Seasoned Crispy Fish Filets plus Small Fries, and 3 Hush Puppy Biscuit Bites™. View the Church’s website or Church’s Facebook Page for more details.
Del Taco is featuring seafood specials including Shrimp and Fish Tacos Visit the Del Taco website for more details.
Denny’s has a Wild Salmon Skillet dinner for the season. Visit Denny’s Features for more details.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has a $49.95 Filet & Lobster special, good now through April 15, 2017. Start with an amuse-bouche of a colossal shrimp with passion fruit, followed by a choice of salad (Fleming’s Salad or Modern Caesar). Finally, enjoy an 8 oz. North Atlantic Lobster Tail served with drawn butter and paired with an 8 oz. Filet Mignon. To reserve or view more details see the Fleming’s website.
Fleming’s also plans an Easter Brunch special with three courses starting at $44.95. Brunch will be offered from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. and will begin with a choice of creamy Lobster Bisque, crisp Modern Caesar salad or Housemade Burrata Salad. Entrée choices include Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Farm Fresh Veggie Omelet, Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast, California-style Steak and Eggs or a Grilled Ora King Salmon Cobb Salad.
Krystal has specials featuring a Shrimp Combo and Shrimp Po’ Boy, which is included on the 5 for $5 special now through April 16, 2017. More details see Krystal Offers.Long John Silver’s has a new Alaskan Cod Basket for $5.99. For more details, visit the Long John Silver’s website.
Marie Callender’s has added shrimp and fish dishes for the season. Visit the Callender’s Features website for more details.
Morton’s has a $35 Lobster Twin Tails special on Fridays now through April 14, 2017. The Steakhouse also has a $56 Steak and Lobster special on Easter Sunday. Visit the Morton’s website for more details.
Nathan’s Famous is featuring fried seafood sandwiches during Lent. Choose from Fried Shrimp, Fried Clams, or Crispy Filet, each priced at $2.99. Also get an order of Popcorn Shrimp for $2.99. For more details see the Nathan’s Famous Menu.
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen has Shrimp and Cajun Chicken dishes for the Mardi Gras season. Get an eight-piece Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box or a Surf ‘n Turf special for $5. Popeye’s announced the deals on their website.
Quiznos has its popular Lobster & Seafood Salad entrees back for the season. Choose from Lobster & Seafood subs, Mac & Cheese with Lobster & Seafood, and other Lobster & Seafood dishes. Visit the Quiznos Seafood Menu for more details. Also you can get a $1 off coupon for a limited time; for details see our story, Quiznos Subs Coupons.
Red Robin has a grilled Salmon Sandwich for the season.
Ryan’s Buffet has a Cajun Fest for the season featuring Baked Cajun Chicken, Jambalaya, and Baked Creole Whitefish. Available 11 am to close on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. More details in This Ryan’s web page.
Taco Bueno has Shrimp Tacos for the season. Get 2 Shrimp Tacos and a drink for $5. More details in This Taco Bueno web page.
Wendy’s has brought back their Premium North Pacific Cod Sandwich, which features wild-caught North Pacific Cod coated in a crispy, panko breading and topped with a creamy, dill tartar sauce and crunchy dill pickles.
White Castle has Shrimp Nibblers, Fish Sliders and Clam Strips for the Easter season. For more details visit the White Castle Seafood website.
About Lent (from Wikipedia)
Lent (Latin: Quadragesima – English: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial. This event, along with its pious customs are observed by Christians in the Anglican, Calvinist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic traditions. Today, some Anabaptist and evangelical churches also observe the Lenten season.
Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent, before beginning his public ministry, fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by the Devil. In most of the West, it begins on Ash Wednesday.