The season of Lent is upon us and Fridays are the perfect day to grab fish for dinner. But you don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy a delicious plate. Many local restaurants are serving up tasty eats from the sea, so we’ve rounded up some of the best fish platters in Evansville that would bring a smile to any pescatarian’s face.
Major Munch — Catfish Sandwich
A staple of southern eating, Major Munch’s catfish sandwich comes with great value. The large catfish is fried to a crispy golden brown in the restaurant’s signature breading and topped with your choice of lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion. Try it with hot sauce or tartar sauce to complete this fabulous fried fish sandwich!
Tin Fish — Grilled Mahi Mahi
While oysters and salmon are commonly associated with Tin Fish in Newburgh, Indiana, one of their most popular items is the grilled mahi mahi. This fish is versatile and can be served in tacos, sandwiches, platters, or a house salad. Find this and more seafood options at their location at 707 State St. in Newburgh.
Knob Hill Tavern — Catfish Fiddlers
It’s well-known throughout the Tri-State if you want a good catfish fiddler, Knob Hill Tavern in the place to get them. This Newburgh, Indiana, establishment thrives off their famous catfish as evidence by the neon sign above their location that reads “Hot Fiddlers!” These crispy fiddlers are traditionally served with cornbread, coleslaw, and a slice of lemon.
Bonefish Grill — Bang Bang Shrimp
This national chain is one of the best restaurants in the city to find all kinds of market-fresh fish from cod to snapper, yet one menu item blows the rest of the seafood out of the water. Bonefish’s famous Bang Bang Shrimp features crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy spicy sauce that is frequently copied but never replicated. This can’t-miss appetizer has a bit of a bite but not overly intimidating and is a perfect addition to your fish Friday.