Map: 20 best places for fried fish in Chicago, according to food reviewers

A popular substitute for meat during Lent? Fish. We’ve got you covered.

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FILE PHOTO: Fried fish served along chips.

Lent observance began Wednesday, which means the fried fish business in Chicago could see a big boom for 40 days and 40 nights.

In recognition of Jesus Christ’s withdrawal into the desert, many Christians spend this six-week period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday partially fasting and abstaining from eating meat on Fridays.

A popular substitute? Fish. (Only land-dwelling animals are off-limits.)

Chicago foodies weighed in on Yelp to review the best spots for fried fish in the city; we rounded up their highest-rated picks on the map below.

Whether you’re religious, or just religiously devoted to fried fish, these restaurants will keep you well-fed until Easter April 12, and beyond.

Check out our map to see which Chicago-area restaurants “never disappoint,” will make you want to “go back for more” and are also “super affordable””

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