'Tis the season... the season of Lent, that is, which means many will be looking for meat-free meals on Fridays between now and Easter Sunday. Whether you're observing Lent, or just looking for some tasty vegetarian or pescatarian friendly dining options, here's our handy list of the best places to find meat free meals in Morgan County.
21 North Eatery & Cellar
Downtown Martinsville's newest eatery offers up vegetarian options every day including some of their yummy soups, a fantastic veggie burger (seriously, everyone likes it) and, our personal favorite, the fish and chips. Keep an eye on dinner specials as well for seafood options like shrimp, scallops and salmon. Don't forget about their salads - you can always get them topped with grilled salmon!
A1 Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Fresh sushi is always a great option when you're trying to avoid red meat, and A1 has some of the tastiest in Indiana! Salads, edamame and a variety of tofu based offerings make this a very happy place for veggie lovers.
Come N Git It Diner
Yes, they're known for comfort food of the "meat 'n potatoes" variety, however Come N Git It has a few things that will surprise you! Their fish is always good, whether you choose catfish or cod, and their salads are HUGE! Don't miss the cheesy, melty grilled cheese and their multiple breakfast options (yes, even for dinner) - the French toast is scrumptious.
Dawg House Pizza
Pizza is always a winner for meatless options to please the whole family - pile it high with veggies, go with mushroom or enjoy a classic cheese pizza. Dawg House Pizza always hits the spot!
Gray Brothers Cafeteria
Cafeterias are a great place to eat when you have certain types of food to avoid. You can choose whatever you like! Gray's offers a fish option pretty much every day, and you can always go with a veggie focused plate and skip the entree altogether if you'd like!
Main Street Grill
Yes, this is the place known for great steak and pork tenderloin... but trust us. They also have a fabulous fish sandwich and their hand-breaded mushrooms qualify as meatless as well! Also watch for nightly specials to choose from.
Ralph & Ava's Public House
A wide variety of salads are always available at Ralph and Ava's, and many of their soups are meatless, too. Do not miss their tasty fish n' chips, and the grilled cheese is a great choice as well, particularly for lunch. Their veggie wrap is awesome and we're pretty sure that amazing weekly cake from Sugar Mama's is always meat-free!
Tomato Pie Pizza Joint
Again, you just can't go wrong with pizza. Veggie or cheese - it's sure to please everyone at your dinner table. Don't miss the tasty garlic breadsticks as well - we aren't sure exactly what all they put in that garlic butter, but we're pretty sure it's addictive!
The Waffle Whitch
Several of the handcrafted soups at the Waffle Whitch are meat free and they make a pretty amazing grilled cheese panini, a cheese pizza whitch, and do not miss the spinach whitch with pesto and feta! (The younger observers of Lent will appreciate their BP&J whitch, too.)
Known for their catfish, both fried and blackened, as well as other fun seafood options such as shrimps, crawfish and oysters, Zydeco's is a great option for a special meal during Lent. Thankfully, their amazing bread and house dressing qualifies, too!
Lenten Fish Fry Events:
St. Martin of Tours - Martinsville
Friday evenings throughout the Lenten Season, St. Martin of Tours in Martinsville will host fish fry events from 5 to 7:30 pm. All are welcomed to attend at Sexton Hall, next to the church on Harrison Street for these weekly dinners in observation of Lent.
St. Thomas More - Mooresville
On Fridays during Lent, St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Mooresville welcomes you to join them for a fish fry in the social hall at the church on Indiana Street. Dinners are from 5 to 6:40 pm, and are followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 pm with Communion immediately following.