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Everything you need to know about the Swissvale Fire Department Fish Fry

Don’t miss the beer battered grilled cheese sandwich.

by Lindsay Patross
March 4, 2022

There are many fish fry followers in Western Pennsylvania who will tell you that the Swissvale Fire Department fish fry is one of the best in town. (Last year the Swissvale fish fry made it to the final four of The Incline’s fish fry bracket.)

Pick up a fish sandwich or a beer battered grilled cheese and support the Swissvale Fire Department.

Swissvale Fish Fry is open every Friday during lent 11 am – 7 pm

Limited seating is available, but takeout is encouraged. The Swissvale fish fry does sell out, so be sure to call in your order early in the day

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The Swissvale Fire Department Fish Fry Menu

Last year, I happened to be driving through Swissvale on Ash Wednesday, just a few weeks before everything shut down. Having heard rave reviews – I stopped for lunch. I had the fish sandwich, which was more like three sandwiches on one bun. It was delicious.

The fish often sells out, but the beer-battered grilled cheese has received rave reviews.


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[If fish isn’t your dish, be sure to check out our guide to the best chicken wings in Pittsburgh.]

How to order

The Swissvale Fire Department is a well-oiled machine when it comes to serving up fish. I was impressed by the ordering process and they take credit cards.

  • It is recommended that you call-in your order ahead of time.
  • Swissvale Fire Department does accept credit cards.
Getting there
7400 Irvine St, Swissvale, PA 15218, USA
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Follow the Swissvale Fire Department for updates

You can follow the Swissvale Fire Department on Facebook and Instagram @SwissvaleFire for updates.

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Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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