Mitch's Friday Fish Fry Review: St. Pius X, Southgate

On March 3, the second Friday of Lent, Mitch Koleczko visited St. Pius X Parish in Southgate for his 52nd Lenten fish fry review. He's pictured with volunteer Ray Daw. (Photos courtesy of Mitch's Friday Fish Fry Review)

SOUTHGATE — Mitch Koleczko has been reviewing fish fries on his Facebook and Instagram page, Mitch's Friday Fish Fry Reviews, for nine Lents. This year, Koleczko — who has built a small but devoted following as the "fish fry guy" in Metro Detroit — will share his reviews, always in good spirit, with Detroit Catholic.

If you missed Detroit Catholic's interview with Mitch, check it out here. To find a fish fry near you in the Archdiocese of Detroit, visit

On the second Friday of Lent, March 3, Koleczko visited St. Pius X Parish in Southgate. Here's Mitch:


Happy Friday everybody! Fish Fry #52 took place at St. Pius X Parish/School in Southgate, located at 14101 Superior Street. The church and the school are located right next to each other. The fish fry takes place in the School Activity Hall/Gymnasium.

When I arrived it was steady; the weather was going to keep some people away, unfortunately. They did get a busy and a steady crowd later. Head over to the activities center (there is a sign outside to direct you). You will order and pay at the table as you enter the gym (cash only!). You will be given your order form; take that over to the kitchen, where they will take your order and you're given a table number, find yourself a seat at a table. Plenty of rectangular tables were set up. Enjoy meeting new friends. When the order is ready, a student will bring your food out to you. You can help yourself to condiments; plenty to chose from. Carry out orders are available, you can also call in your order.

Food was delicious ... menu was simple with some good choices. Shrimp, mac 'n' cheese, pierogi and cheese pizza are also available on an a la carte menu. Check out the picture of the menu for all of the options. Desserts available for $1.

Bottled water, pop are available and included with the meal. Beer and wine will only be available March 24 and 31 this year.

Girl Scouts were selling cookies, and they had a nice Kids Corner set up to keep the little ones busy, which was nice.

The money raised goes toward various programs and security upgrades for the school.

Thank you St. Pius X for your hospitality. Everyone I met was very friendly and welcoming. Thanks to Ray Daw for spending a few minutes with me. Especially the students ... they were very polite and worked diligently. Great job on all of the hard work you do. If you're in the Southgate area, head over and support them.

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Have a great week,