With it being Lent and Friday, we figured it was the best time to tell you where to find the best fried fish in town. When it comes to fried fish there are a few choices around, so we dug deep to look for the favorites and award winners here in Rockford.

  1. One of the top spots on the list is The Hope and Anchor English Pub, last year they won Rockford Register Star's What Rocks Award for Best Fish Fry.
  2. The next great fish fry spot on the list is Hoffman House on State Street. In 2017, it was named number 9 on Only in Your State's top fried fish list in Illinois.
  3. Another favorite according to Rockford locals, is the Olympic Tavern, which has been open for over 70 years.

The Irish Rose is an honorable mention to this list of tasty fish, as well as Gene's Place.

Some other honorable mentions around town are the clubs, such as St. Ambrogio, The Verdi Club and the Venetian.

Hopefully, this will be enough to get you started. No one likes bad fish so we figured we could narrow the list down for you. After writing this, you will probably see me at one of these places tonight. Happy eating!

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