Festival Of Fish Fry: St. Victor’s

Achievement: #17. Fish Fry Tour

Okay you guys, I am WAY behind on blog entries, so you get THREE FISH FRY ENTRIES in a row. Three!!

Tonight’s entry takes us a little ways away from the city. Well, maybe more than a ‘little’ ways. While on the way to complete a different Achievement (the start of our Beltways tour), we decided to pop into St. Victor’s in Bairdford.

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
Where’s Bairdford, you may ask? Yeah, we didn’t know either. It’s WAAAAAY out there, on the Orange Belt. But oh man was it worth the drive to go to this fish fry!

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
St. Victor’s is gorgeous. I love a good Jesus statue, and a Jesus statue flanked by all these lovely purple flags is even more majestic (I like to think that Jesus and the Disciples were the original winterguard… but maybe that’s just me).

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
And the fish fry is gigantic! They even advertise for it in local flyers, and although we were there during a less-busy lunch hour, they have a hostess to seat you, so I imagine things can get pretty hectic.

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
But they’ve certainly got enough food to go around – look at the size of that menu! I swear, we spent 10 minutes just staring and trying to decide, and the two couples who came in after us did the same thing, so I know it wasn’t just us.

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
We finally made our decision and gave our order to the sweet little old lady working at the ‘Eat-In’ desk (there is a separate desk for ‘Takeout’ to keep things flowing). She definitely gave us a look of, ‘don’t worry, everyone has that much trouble narrowing it down.’

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
The meal: fried fish dinner (with onions and pickles), French fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, and clam strip basket. Everything was amazing. This meal came to $12.99 – the clam strip basket was $5.99, but you can get all the other goodies pictured for just $7! (That price includes water or coffee as well.)

The fish was meaty and the breading crispy, and the fries were salty and crunchy. I liked the addition of the pickle slices, and I think this was the first fish fry where we’ve seen that. Most of the clam strips were on the meaty side, although (like any basket of popcorn- or strip- seafood) there were handful of crumblies in the bottom that were mostly breading.

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
A few of the French fries were a little crazy in size. This meal certainly covered lunch and dinner for us!

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
After finishing our fish, we hit the big bake sale table. It was another tough decision, but we got a chocolate-iced brownie that was just Heaven-sent. I kept a fork in the little carton and just kept nibbling on the brownie throughout the rest of the day, trying to make that home-baked chocolatey goodness last as long as I could!

Once again, we had a great experience with the staff. Everyone was so friendly and chatty, and get this – St. Victor’s has BINGO EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT!!!! (I just uhhh might need to stop back. You know, in the interest of science.)

Fish Fry Tour - St. Victor's
Our journey may have taken us across three Beltways (we live on the Blue, were driving the Red, and had to stop onto the Orange to visit St. Victor’s), but we had a great time at the St. Victor’s fish fry. I’m glad we now know where Bairdford is, and I wish there were more Lenten Fridays so we could come back every year!

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