It seems like a lot of people crave fish this time of year, and if you have a hankering for some fried fish this season, here are great fried fish options in Champaign-Urbana, plus one just a bit farther away.

The Lenten season began on Wednesday which means Catholics won't be eating meat on Fridays until Easter and many parishes and organizations are hosting fish fries.

Starting  Friday, February 24th through every Friday until April 6th, order the fish and chips at Fort Jesse Cafe. While not in C-U, the restaurant is worth the drive to Normal, Illinois.

The parish expects to serve 800 pounds of fish, 400 pounds of potatoes, 100 pounds of homemade coleslaw and many more desserts for the around 800 people expected on Friday.

"Fish fries are a wonderful way to bring people together and in solidarity to really follow their Lenten fast, and the fish fries really help with that in the most profound way," Geiger said.

The food truck Piato to Go has a solid fried fish dish for only $7. Called the Finding Nemo, each taco has fried cod with lettuce, pineapple salsa, and sriracha mayo.

Laurie McHugh and Carla Majewski, co-chairs of Most Blessed Sacrament's fish fries, said they're excited to bring the festivities back in person.

The fried cod at Hamilton Walker’s is really good. The golden brown breading encases soft and flaky fish, and each bite has a wonderful crispy crunch. It’s on the kid’s menu, too.