Fast food places like Arby's, Church's Chicken and White Castle, plus fine dining places such as Morton's and Ruth's Chris, all have announced seafood specials for Lent 2019.
Many restaurants traditionally offer seafood specials during the 46 days of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday. For 2019, Lent is from Wednesday, March 6 through Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019. Another notable day is Fat Tuesday, the culmination of Mardis Gras. Fat Tuesday – always the day before Ash Wednesday – this year is on March 5, 2019.
Here are the top seafood dining deals announced for the season. Most deals end on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, or on Easter Sunday. Prices and availability may vary by location.
A&W has Pub Style Cod and Shrimp Baskets for the season.
Bakers Square has a seasonal menu that features seafood favorites like Fish ‘n Chips, Seared Salmon and Lemon Butter Tilapia. And on Fridays for a limited time, 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. Good from 5 to 9 pm. Price is about $12.*.
Bertucci's has a Lenten menu with seasonal dishes such as Sauteed Mussels, Shrimp Risotto, Shrimp Rossini, Grilled Salman, Scampi and Cod Limone. You can find the complete menu at the Bertucci's website.
Bob Evans has four fish dishes for the Lenten season. Grilled Salmon, Salmon with Tomato Salsa, Potato Crusted Flounder, and Great Alaskan Cod. Prices start at about $11. Seafood platters and fried shrimp are also on the menu. For more details see: Bob Evans Seafood Menu.
Bojangles has brought back their Bojangler Fish Sandwich and Fish Platter for the season. The light, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock filet is made with Bojangles' popular fry seasoning, cheddar cheese and tartar sauce on a toasted, buttered bun. For more details see: Bojangler Returns.
Bonefish Grill has seasonal specials like Seafood Risotto, Old Fashioned Salmon, and Scallops and Shrimp. You can find the deals on the Bonefish Specials page. Bonefish also has an Angler's Catch every Friday now through April 19, 2019. Anglers Catch prices start at $17.90. You can find the deal on the Bonefish Facebook page.
Boston Market has a Baked Cod meal 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 Facebook.
Bubba Gump Shrimp has a Spring Menu with new shrimp specials. Bubba Gump announced the new menu on their website.
Buffalo Wild Wings has a Bayou Po' Boy sandwich for the season. Price is about $9. Buffalo Wild Wings announced the deal on their website.
Buffalo Wings & Rings is serving its popular Lent menu featuring seafood and vegetarian dishes now through April 18, 2019. Get meatless starters including parmesan garlic aioli fries, pretzel bites, the restaurant's popular crispy cauliflower wings, a veggie quesadilla and southwest cheesy bread. Main dishes include a fish n' chips basket, salmon sandwich and the southwest veggie burger. For more details see the Buffalo Wings & Rings home page.
Burger King has added Fish Sandwiches to their $6 mix or match special. Mix or match any 2 of these menu items for $6: Whopper, Crispy Chicken, Spicy Crispy Chicken, or, just added, the Big Fish Sandwich. No coupon required; good for a limited time. More details on all these deals are at the Burger King Offers Page.
Captain D's has new seafood sandwiches and other seafood specials for the season. Get batter dipped fish, which is always made with wild-caught, whole fillets, and North Atlantic lobster seafood sandwiches starting at $3.99. Another special is Oysters and Butterfly Shrimp. For details see the Captain D's Specials Page.
Carrabba's is featuring seafood and lamb for the season, including new Shrimp Parmesan, Mahi Wulfe, and Tomato Basil Salmon. Visit the Carrabba's Seafood Specials Page for more details.
Champps Kitchen and Bar has all you can eat Fish and Chips on Fridays starting March 8, 2019. For $16.99 get all you can eat beer-battered fish. All you can eat is fish only; does not include fries and cole slaw. Champps announced the special, good every Friday through Lent, on their home page.
Charlie Brown's Steakhouse is featuring seafood entrees for the season, including a Seafood Sampler, Scallops, Popcorn Shrimp and more specials. Visit the Charlie Brown's Seafood Fest Menu for more details.
The Cheesecake Factory is featuring seafood entrees for the season, including Fish and Chips, Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo, and several Salmon entrees. Visit the Cheesecake Factory Menu page for more details.
Chick-fil-A has a fish sandwich today through April 20, 2019. The annual Lent offering is good only at participating locations. Starting price is about $3.50. Chick-fil-A suggests customers confirm with their local restaurant that it is offering the fish sandwich.
Church's Chicken has new Seafood Platters for $5 to celebrate the season. Starting on Monday, February 25, 2019, choose from a three seafood platters, each served with fries, coleslaw and a Honey-Butter Biscuit – all for just $5. The seafood platters are:
- New Garlic Butter Shrimp Platter – 8 pieces of tender, marinated, butterfly shrimp, fried up golden brown and finished with the perfect blend of savory garlic butter seasoning
- Shrimp ‘n' Tenders Platter – 4 pieces of butterfly shrimp and 2 all-white-meat chicken tenders
- Crispy Fish Platter – 2 flaky white fish fillets
In addition, a $20 Crispy Fish Fry family meal will also be available, featuring 8 Crispy Fish fillets, 3 large sides, and 6 Honey-Butter Biscuits. Prices may vary by location. You can find more information on the Church's Home Page and Church's Facebook Page.
Cotton Patch Cafe has all you can eat Fried Catfish on Fridays. Price is about $14. Cotton Patch announced the special on their home page.
Culver's has six special dishes for the Lenten season, including Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp, Flaky Northwoods Walleye, and hand-battered Cod. For more details see: Culver's Seafood Specials.
Dairy Queen has a Wild Alaskan Pollock Sandwich and Shrimp Basket to celebrate the season. More details are on the DQ Menu.
Del Taco is featuring seafood specials including Beer Battered Fish Tacos priced at 2 for $4. Also get Jumbo Shrimp Tacos and Burritos. Visit the Del Taco website for more details.
Denny's has Wild Alaska Salmon and a Tilapia dishes for the season. Visit Denny's Features for more details.
Golden Corral has Sirloin and Seafood on their buffet for the season. Special additions to the buffet include: Shrimp Scampi Topped Sirloin, Premium Butterfly Shrimp, Teriyaki Salmon, and Signature Sirloin. Good daily after 4 pm and Sundays after 11 am. Visit: Golden Corral Promotions for more information.
Hurricane Grill & Wings has a $9.99 Fish and Chips special on Fridays now through Good Friday. Get Beer-Battered Fish and Chips for just $9.99; to get the deal show your server This Hurricane Grill Facebook post.
Jack in the Box has brought back their Wild Alaskan Pollock Fish Sandwich for the season. Get a combo including fish sandwich, fries and a drink for $4. For more details see the Jack in the Box Home Page.
Joe's Crab Shack has several specials for the season, including, at select stores, 2 pounds of crawfish + corn, potatoes and sausage for $19.99. Each additional pound is just $7.49. For participating locations and more details see the Joe's Crab Home Page. Joe's also has Steampots, Crab Buckets, Shrimp specials and more.
Legal Seafoods serves seafood specials all year. For more details visit: Legal Seafoods Specials.
Logan's Roadhouse has a Surf ‘n Turf special for the season For more details visit the Logan's Seasonal Specials Page.
Long John Silver's is featuring new Thick Cut Alaska White Fish for the season. Get a White Fish Basket with 2 pieces of white fish, choice of side and 2 hushpuppies for $5.99. Or get a White Fish Sandwich with choice of side plus a 20 oz drink, also $5.99. For more details, visit: Long John Silvers Home Page
Morton's Steakhouse has a a Twin Lobster Tail dinner for $39 every Friday now through April 12, 2019. Visit the Morton's website for more details. Good only on Fridays.
Nathan's Famous is featuring a Souper Grouper Sandwich for the season. Price for the sandwich is $4.59 Visit the Nathan's Famous Facebook Page website for more details.
Olive Garden is featuring seafood dishes during the season. Entrees include Salmon Piccata, Shrimp Scampi, and Herb Grilled Salmon. For more details see: Olive Garden Menu
Omaha Steaks mail order is featuring seafood specials for Lent, including some at half off. Specials include Wild Grouper Filets, Seafood Stew, and Faro Islands Salmon Filets. For more details see: Omaha Steaks Seafood Specials
Pollo Loco has Shrimp specials for the season. Choose from a shrimp taco or enchilada.
Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen has brought back their $5 shrimp special for the season. Get 8 Southern Fried Butterfly Shrimp, a side and a biscuit for just $5. Popeye's announced the shrimp special, an annual tradition for the Lenten seafood season, on the Popeye's Promos Page and Facebook page.
Quiznos announced that their popular Lobster & Seafood Salad subs are back starting Tuesday, March 5, 2019. From March 5 through June 4, 2019, get a Lobster and Seafood sub and Scampi Bake sub. Quiznos announced the seafood special on their Home Page.
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 $15 weekday specials menu, featuring Endless Shrimp and Seafood feasts.
Red Robin has a $10.99 Arctic Cod sandwich back for the season. Also get Fish and Chips for $13.99, Blackened Salmon for $13.69, and Chicken Tenders and Shrimp for $23.99. Red Robin announced the seafood specials on their website.
Ruth's Chris has seafood specials for the season including Chilean Sea Bass, BBQ Shrimp, Crab Cakes and Lamb Chops. For more details see the Ruth's Chris Menu.
Rubio's Coastal Grill has seafood specials for the season including coupons for $2 off an entree. You can get your Rubio's coupons at Rubio's Coupons.
Ryan's Buffet has seafood features for the season. For more details see The Ryan's Facebook page.
Shoney's has a Seafood Fest for the season featuring Shrimp, Catfish, and more. Available March 5 through April 21, 2019, Shoney's seafood menu includes:
- Teriyaki Glazed Salmon – Grilled Salmon filet topped with a sweet teriyaki glaze. Served with choice of two side items.
- 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 choice of 2 sides.
- Crispy Pile O' Shrimp – A dozen large shrimp, hand-breaded in homemade bread crumbs. Served with choice of two sides and cocktail sauce.
- Shoney's Fish Sandwich – Codfish filet, hand-breaded in homemade bread crumbs then served on a toasted hoagie with lettuce and tartar sauce. Served with French fries.
- Lobster Roll – Tender, cold water North American Atlantic lobster tossed with mayonnaise, celery, green onions and seasonings, then served on a bed of lettuce in a toasted roll. Includes French fries.
- Lobster Artichoke Spinach Dip – Tender pieces of cold water North American Atlantic lobster, sautéed spinach and artichokes in a creamy three-cheese sauce. Served with classic Dixie Tater Chips.
- Pecan Pie – A rich filling mixed with pecans and baked in a flaky crust. Topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzling of sea salt caramel sauce.
During the same period, guests can enjoy enhancements to Shoney's Seafood Fresh Food Bar, with freshly prepared all you care to eat items such as Lobster Mac & Cheese, Creamy Seafood Bake, New Orleans-style BBQ Shrimp, Stuffed Sole, Baked Whole Catfish with Onions, Peppers & Tomatoes and more.
For more details, visit: Shoney's Seafood Fest
Taco Bueno has Shrimp Tacos for the season. Get 3 for $5 or mix and match with other tacos. More details on the Taco Bueno home page.
Taco Cabana has Crispy Fish Tacos for the season. More details on the Taco Cabana Facebook page.
Taco John's has Shrimp and Fish tacos for the season.
Wendy's has a Pacific Cod sandwich for the season. Price is about $4.50. Wendy's announced the deal on their website.
White Castle has White Castle has brought back their seafood sliders for the season and has a 3 for $3 deal to celebrate. Mix and match 3 sliders for just $3. Choose from 5 different sliders:
- Seafood Crab Cake
- Chicken Ring Slider
- Bacon Cheese
- Sausage, Egg & Cheese Waffle
Also back this year are Shrimp Nibblers and Fish Nibblers. For more details see the White Castle Promotions page.
Wienerschnitzel has Fish ‘n Chips back for the season. For more details visit the Wienerschnitzel Home 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.