It’s a fish fry and then some. For four years, Georgetown has been taking the seasonal meal to another level by offering a variety of seafood dishes on its modern American menu during Lent.
Inside the Lakewood setting, customers will find a traditional dinner ($23) of fried panko-crusted grouper, which comes with a house-made tartar sauce infused with dill pickles and capers. Paired with fries, coleslaw and cornbread with honey butter on the side, this meal is both savory and fulfilling.
More adventurous eaters can enjoy extras offered on a rotating basis such as shrimp hush puppies ($8) or lobster jo-jo’s ($10) — think twice-baked potatoes filled with lobster mash, cut into wedges and fried.
“People really gravitate toward fried foods during fish fries,” says executive chef Gregg Korney. “We realized we sell more of those two sides then, so that’s when we offer them.”
Protective dividers have been installed throughout the elegant space for safer dining through the pandemic and takeout is also offered. Or opt for dining in one of its popular outdoor heated igloos. Though more upscale than a church hall or gymnasium, the classy atmosphere hasn’t stopped fish fry fanatics from seeking out its special menu.
“We get a lot of overflow from churches,” says Korney. “It’s a different atmosphere here than more casual places, and it brings in more of a casual crowd than we usually see.”
Fridays during Lent, 4:30-11 p.m. 18515 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216-221-3500, georgetownrestaurant.net