An iconic Wisconsin staple is the Friday night fish fry. The list goes on and on for tasty Janesville restaurants that put their own spin on this dinnertime classic. For now, here are five restaurants to get you started. We want to hear it from you! Where is your favorite place to enjoy one of Wisconsin’s favorite Friday night traditions?

GameDay Sports Bar & Grill

Voted the 2022 “Best Fish Fry Restaurant” in the Janesville Gazette, GameDay Sports Bar & Grill is clearly a local favorite. Try their homemade cheese curds and Game Day sticks for the most beautiful cheese pulls you’ve ever seen!

Milwaukee Grill

Milwaukee Grill is a Janesville staple that serves fish fry EVERYDAY. Along with the cod classics, other menu options include lake perch, bluegill, almond crusted trout, and orange butter salmon.

Bazinga Classic Pub & Grille

Bazinga’s name tells the story best – their Friday night fish fry features the classic favorites like cod and shrimp, as well as their sides like macaroni & cheese and baked potatoes.

Cursing Stone Pub

Located at Glen Erin Golf Club, Cursing Stone Pub is like a trip to an old Irish public house without ever having to leave Janesville! Friday night fish fry options include fried cod, baked cod, lemon pepper salmon, fried walleye, or a fish sandwich.


drafthouse takes a unique twist on their fish and seafood options: crab-stuffed shrimp, fresh Atlantic salmon, roasted mushroom scallops, peppercorn swordfish, and fried walleye (on Fridays only).

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Date Posted | March 15, 2023