Seafood Specials For Lent

Many restaurant chains have announced seafood specials for the season. Here are specials from fast food places like Arby’s, Church’s Chicken and White Castle, plus at fine dining places such as Morton’s Steakhouse.

Many places traditionally offer seafood specials during the 46 days of Lent.  This year (2018), Lent is from Wednesday, February 14 (Ash Wednesday) through Easter Sunday on April 1, 2018.  Here are the top seafood dining deals.

A&W  has Pub Style Cod Baskets for the season.

Arby’s  has fish sandwiches to celebrate the season. Choose from Nashville Hot or Crispy Fish.

Bakers Square has a Lenten menu that features seafood favorites like Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Tilapia.  And on Fridays from 5 – 9 PM, February 16 – March 30, stop by Bakers Square to enjoy the All You Can Eat Friday Fish Fry, which includes golden-battered cod served with creamy tartar sauce, seasoned French fries and choice of coleslaw or fresh fruit for $11.99*.

Bob Evans has Alaskan Cod for the Lenten season.  Get a hand-cut Alaskan cod filet with a light, flaky, pub-style batter served with a side of tartar sauce, your choice of sides and bread for about $11.

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.  Get 2 for $5.

Bonefish Grill has an Angler’s Catch every Friday now through March 30, 2018. Get fried Alaskan Cod, Georges Bank Scallops and Shrimp over fries and coleslaw. Prices and participation may vary. Valid on Friday only, from 2/16/18 through 3/30/18. Available March 8 through March 11 for the following locations only: WEST CHESTER, OH; LOUISVILLE, KY; CRESCENT SPRINGS, KY; LEXINGTON, KY; CINCINNATI/HYDE PARK, OH; CLEVELAND, OH; CROCKER PARK, OH; CANTON, OH; DAYTON, OH.  You can find the deal on the Bonefish Specials page.

Boston Market has a Baked Cod meal for $8.49 on Fridays only now through Good Friday.  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  on their website.

Buca di Beppo has two seafood specials for the Lenten Season: Shrimp Scampi and Clam Linguini.   Buca di Beppo announced the seasonal offering in This Email.

Buffalo Wild Wings has an Alaskan Cod sandwich for the season.  Price is about $10. Buffalo Wild Wings announced the deal on their website.

Captain D’s has a new $4.99 Flounder Feast for the Lenten season.   Leading the Flounder Feast lineup is Captain D’s Southern-Style Flounder, which is hand-breaded in restaurants every day.  The whole filet of flounder is served with a choice of two sides and hush puppies for only $4.99.  The premium quality Flounder also is available grilled and served with a shrimp skewer on a bed of rice.

Carrabba’s is featuring seafood for the season, including Salmon and Shrimp and Scallops entrees.  Visit the Carrabba’s Seafood Menu website for more details.

The Cheesecake Factory is featuring seafood entrees for the season, including Fish and Chips, Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Seafood Gumbo, and several Salmon entrees.  Visit the Cheesecake Factory Menu page for more details.

Church's Chicken Lent Lemon Seasoned Fish and Shrimp

Church’s Chicken Lent Lemon Seasoned Fish and Shrimp

Church’s Chicken is serving a variety of seafood specials now through Easter. Church’s seasonal seafood menu options include:

  • Shrimp ‘n’ Tenders Platter – $5
    • 4 Butterfly Shrimp, 2 Tender Strips, Any 2 Regular Sides & Honey-Butter Biscuit – Served with new Creamy Lemon Herb sauce for dipping
  • Butterfly Shrimp Platter – $5
    • 8 Butterfly Shrimp, Any 2 Regular Sides & Honey-Butter Biscuit
  • Crispy Fish Platter – $5
    • 2 Piece Crispy Fish, Any 2 Regular Sides & Honey-Butter Biscuit
  • Family Fish Fry – $20
    • 8 Piece Crispy Fish, 2 Large Sides, 4 Honey-Butter Biscuits, plus a Half-Gallon of Church’s Southern Sweet Tea

The $5 deals are available now at all U.S. Church’s Chicken restaurants, while supplies last.

Cracker Barrel is featuring seafood entrees for the season, including Country Fried Shrimp, Catfish, Haddock, and Grilled Trout.  Visit the Cracker Barrel Menu page for more details.

Dairy Queen has a Wild Alaskan Pollock Sandwich to celebrate the season. More details are on the DQ Facebook page.

Del Taco is featuring seafood specials including Shrimp Tacos priced at 2 for $5 and and Fish Tacos priced at 2 for $4.   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.

Joe’s Crab Shack has several specials for the season, for more details see the Joe’s Crab Shack Home Page.

Legal Seafoods is serving specials like a Crawfish Boil on select days.  For more details visit: Legal Seafoods Specials.

Logan’s Roadhouse has a Seasonal Specials menu including shrimp, salmon and more seafood dishes.

Long John Silver’s has a fish meal for $4.99 and other specials with coupons good now through March 31, 2018. For more details, visit: Long John Silvers Coupons

Macaroni Grill announced that their Traditional Italian Fish Fry is back on the menu now through April 30, 2018.  The Traditional Italian Fish Fry combines Peroni beer-battered flaky white fish, calamari and shrimp, served with crispy, crushed red potatoes, charred lemon, house-made balsamic ketchup, citrus black pepper aioli, and a house-made pickled dipping sauce. In addition, the dish is served with Rosa’s Signature Side Caesar Salad – all for only $19.99. The dish is inspired by the Pesce Fritto al Cono, a popular Italian street food served on the Amalfi Coast, where the catch of the day is fried and served in paper cones.
Marie Callender’s has a Seafood Celebration that comes with a free slice of pie with each seafood dish. Visit the Callender’s Features website for more details.
Max & Erma’s is featuring seafood for the season, including a Seafood Combo for $12.  Visit the Max & Erma’s Seafood Menu website for more details.
Miller’s Ale House has seafood specials including a Fried Clam Po’ Boy for $5.99 at lunch and Fish and Chips for $6.99 on Fridays. For more details see the Miller’s Ale House Specials page.

Morton’s Steakhouse has a a Twin Lobster Tail dinner for $39 every Friday now through March 30, 2018. Visit the Morton’s website for more details.  Good only on Fridays.

Nathan’s Famous is featuring Wild Alaskan Flounder for the season.  For more details see the Nathan’s Famous Menu.

Olive Garden is featuring seafood dishes as part of their Tastes of the Mediterranean promotion.  Entrees include Salmon Piccata, Shrimp Scampi, and Herb Grilled Salmon.  For more details see: Tastes of the Mediterranean

Omaha Steaks mail order is featuring seafood specials for Lent, including many at more than half off.  Specials include Stuffed Sole, Fish and Chips, Salmon Filets and Lobster Tails. For more details see: Omaha Steaks Lent Specials

El Pollo Loco has Baja Shrimp specials for the season.  Choose from a shrimp taco, bowl, tostada or wrap.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen has Shrimp specials for the season; for more details visit Popeyes Shrimp Special

Lobster and Seafood Salad special at QuiznosQuiznos has its popular Lobster & Seafood Salad sub back for the season.   Also get a coupon for $1 off a sub. For details see Quiznos Coupon

Red Lobster has their seasonal Lobsterfest menu back for the season. During Lobsterfest, guests are invited to explore the largest variety of lobster dishes offered all year, including brand new and returning favorite lobster entrées.  The seafood chain also has a $9.99 Lobster Lover’s Lunch. The limited-time offer features Lobster Mac ‘ Cheese, Lobster Roll and Fries, or a Lobster and Langostino Pizza, all for $9.99.

Red Robin has a $10.99 Arctic Cod sandwich for the season.  Red Robin announced the deal on their website.

Rubio’s has seafood specials for the season including coupons for $2 off an entree.  You can also get Rubio’s coupons at  Rubio’s Coupons.

Ruth’s Chris has seafood specials for the season including Chilean Sea Bass, BBQ Shrimp, and Crab Cakes. For more details see the Ruth’s Chris Menu.

Ryan’s Buffet has seafood features for the season.  For more details see  This Ryan’s web page.

Shakey’s Pizza has a medium Garlic Shrimp Pizza for $12.99 for the season.

Shoney’s has a Seafood Fest for the season featuring Shrimp, Catfish, and more.  Available now and through March 31, Shoney’s  seafood menu includes:

  • Shrimp Louie Salad – Crisp romaine lettuce, chopped egg, tomato & corn salsa, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped cucumbers topped with freshly prepared shrimp salad. Served with choice of dressing. 8.99
  • Shrimp Stir-Fry – Tender shrimp stir-fried with broccoli, onions, sweet red peppers and teriyaki sauce, then ladled over steamed rice. Garnished with chopped green onions and served with grilled garlic bread. Includes our Fresh Salad, Soup & Fruit Bar. 8.99
  • Catfish Po’ Boy – A catfish fillet hand-breaded in our special Southern breading and lightly fried. Served on a toasted hoagie with lettuce, dill pickles and spicy tartar sauce. Served with French fries. 8.99
  • Coconut Shrimp – Delicious, crispy coconut shrimp served with a baked potato, steamed vegetables and a tropical dipping sauce. Includes our Fresh Salad, Soup & Fruit Bar. 8.99
  • Shrimp Salad Croissant – Tender shrimp salad with chunks of crisp celery, green onion, seasonings and mayonnaise served on a toasted, flaky croissant with fresh lettuce and tomato, served with French fries. 8.99

Not only will these specials be on the menu through March 31, during the same period guests can enjoy Shoney’s Friday Night All You Care To Eat Seafood Bar, with seafood bar items such as creamy Seafood Bake, Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Bourbon Glazed Salmon and Crab Stuffed Sole and Cajun Garlic Grilled Peel & Eat Shrimp.

Taco Bueno has Shrimp Tacos for the season.  More details on the Taco Bueno home page.

Taco Cabana has Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos for the season.  Get one for $2.99 or 3 for $7.99. More details on the Taco Cabana home page.

Taco John’s has Shrimp and Fish tacos for the season.  For more details visit the Taco John’s Seafood website.

Wendy’s has a Pacific Cod sandwich for the season.  Price is about $4. Wendy’s announced the deal on their website.

White Castle has Shrimp Nibblers, Fish Sliders and Clam Strips for the Easter season.  For more details visit the White Castle Seafood website.  You can also get a free combo at White Castle; for details, see Free Combo at White Castle

Wienerschnitzel has Fish ‘n Chips for the season.  For more details visit the Wienerschnitzel Home Page.

World of Beer has beer-battered cod, tater tots or fries, apple and kale coleslaw, and house-made tartar sauce for $9.99 all day Friday during the Lenten season.  More details are on the World of Beer Facebook page.

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.

March 2, 2018 By Gil Arnold. Categories: Archived

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