Restaurant Spring seafood specials 2023

Popeyes Cajun Crispy Shrimp

As Spring approaches each year so do restaurants and their seasonal seafood specials (trying saying that with a mouthful of shrimp!). The reasons for eating fish on Fridays and during lent go back quite some time; skip forward to today though, for many of us, it means a range of menu updates focused on fish sandwiches and other seafood specials.

2023 Lent season seafood specials

Here are all the seafood specials we know of hitting menus in 2023. Hit the title to go through to the full story to read about the dish.

Taco Time – Fish Taco

Taco Time - fish taco
Taco Time – fish taco

2022 Lent season seafood specials

Here’s everything that’s swimming to the surface on menus for the 2022 Lent season. Click the link above each dish to read more:

A&W – Cod Sliders And Pub Style Baskets 

A&W Cod Sliders
A&W Cod Sliders

The brand has confirmed that both their Cod Sliders and Pub Style Baskets will make a return to all stores for 2022. The baskets let guests choose from a 16-piece Shrimp Basket, 3-piece Cod Basket, or Cod Sliders Basket, all served with fries and coleslaw.

Arbys – Spicy Fish Sandwich

Arby's Spicy Fish Sandwich
Arby’s Spicy Fish Sandwich

For 2022 Arby’s have spiced up their regular Crispy Fish Sandwich; the latter also makes a seasonal menu comeback alongside the King’s Hawaiian Deluxe Fish. Read our full review of the Spicy Fish Sandwich.

Smashburger – Pacific Cod Sandwich

Smashburger - Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich
Smashburger – Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich

For 2022 Smashburger will be bringing back their Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich for a limited time. Made using wild-caught Pacific Cod the fish is dipped in a signature batter infused with lager, and served with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and creamy tartar sauce the fish item will be available until April 19th.

Jack In The Box –  Fish Sandwich and Deluxe Fish Sandwich

Back for 20ww both of JiTB’s Fish sandwich options. The sandwich features crispy-fried fish filets with lettuce and tartar sauce. The Deluxe upgrades the sandwich with two crispy-fried fish filets, two slices of American chees, lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit – smoked or fried fish

From March 3rd through April 14th guests can enjoy two fish dishes – slow-smoked or crispy-fried fish. The duo of options are available as a plate or sandwich. At our local Dickey’s the plates are priced $14.00 each and come with a choice of two sides and a roll.

Long John Silver – Shrimply Irresistible

Offering a range of deals and options as follows:

  • $6.99 Fish & Shrimp Combo, includes one piece of hand-battered, wild-caught Alaska Pollock, three-piece shrimp, one side, two hushpuppies, and a drink. 
  • $10 Sea-Shares featuring choice of 15 grilled shrimp, 15 batter-dipped shrimp, or a shareable serving of crispy breaded popcorn shrimp; or dive into nine hand-battered chicken tenders or six-piece hand-battered, wild-caught Alaska Pollock to share with your crew. 

Taco Del Mar –  Crispy Shrimp Tacos

Taco Del Mar -  Crispy Shrimp Tacos
Taco Del Mar –  Crispy Shrimp Tacos

The Crispy Shrimp Taco comes with shredded cabbage, made-in-house Baja white sauce, and topped with fresh pico de gallo. Taco Del Mar puts a twist on the classic recipe by adding a kick of spice to the fan favorite. In addition to the taco, guests can add crispy shrimp to any menu entrée including burritos, taco salads, burrito bowls and more. They can further customize their meal by adding extra meat, picking their favorite made-in-house salsa, and piling on their preferred toppings.

White Castle – Shrimp Nibblers

White Castle Crab Cake Sliders and Shrimp Nibblers hit menu
White Castle Shrimp Nibblers

White Castle have announced their ever-popular Shrimp Nibblers will return to the menu for a limited time. Those oh-so-scrumptious bite-sized butterfly shrimp made with a crispy, golden coating will be available at participating locations from now through April 17 to satisfy customers’ seafood crave.

Quiznos – Lobster subs

Quiznos Old Bay Lobster Club

Taco Time – Fish Taco

Taco Time - fish taco
Taco Time – fish taco

2021 Lenten Specials

Here are all the specials, updates, new creations, deals and more that happened in the 2021 Spring season. In alphabetical order…

7-Eleven – Fish Bites

7-Eleven Fish Bites

Arby’s – King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe

Arby's King’s Hawaiian Fish Deluxe

A&W – Pub Style Baskets

A&W Pub Style Baskets

A&W – Cod Slider

A&W Cod Sliders

Bojangles – Bojangler

Bojangles - Bojangler

Buffalo Wild Wings – Beer Battered Haddock

Buffalo Wild Wings Haddock Sandwich

Captain D’s – Southern-Style Fish Tender

Captain D's Southern-Style Fish Tenders & Butterfly Shrimp

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s – Beer Battered Fish Sandwich

Carl's and Hardee's Beer Battered Fish sandwich

Culver’s – Cod Sandwich

Culvers - fish sandwich

Dairy Queen – Wild Alaskan Fish Sandwich

Dairy Queen Wild Alaskan Fish Sandwich

Del Taco – Crispy Shrimp and Fish

Del Taco Crispy Jumbo Shrimp

El Pollo Loco – Baja Shrimp Tacos

El Pollo Loco Baja Shrimp Taco

Golden Chick – Battered Cod Sandwich

Golden Chicken Hand-Battered Cod Sandwich

Jack In The Box – Panko Crusted Pollock

Jack In The Box - deluxe fish sandwich

Popeyes – Cajun Flounder and Cajun Shrimp

Popeyes Cajun Flounder Sandwich

Roy Rogers – Beer Battered Cod

Roy Rogers Beer Battered Cod

Smashburger – Fish Sandwich

Smashburger Fish Friday

Taco John’s – Crispy Fish Taco

Crispy Fish Taco - Taco John's
Crispy Fish Taco – Taco John’s

Taco Time – Fish Taco

Taco Time - fish taco

Wendy’s – Panko Fish Sandwich

Wendy's Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich

White Castle – Crab Slider, Shrimp Nibblers

White Castle Crab Cake Sliders and Shrimp Nibblers hit menu

Wienerschnitzel – Fish And Chips

Wienerscnitzel Fish and Chips