Good Side Dishes to Serve with a Fish Fry

Good Side Dishes to Serve with a Fish Fry are a great way to serve a delicious meal for a dinner party! Here are 18 of the best side dishes you can serve!

Good Side Dishes to Serve with a Fish Fry

The perfect side dish to a fish fry is one that everyone loves. There are a lot of great side dish recipe ideas below, be sure to scroll all the way through!

Your taste buds will thank you for choosing menu items that are a perfect pairing with fried fish.

On any fish fry table, you might find hush puppies, coleslaw, maybe some mashed sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and the like. There are all different ways to serve your main dish fish dinner!

As a child, my dad would drive us up into the Hollers of the mountains of NC, and we would fish in this stocked trout farm. It was the best thing as a kid!

Bringing all the fresh trout home, and having a big fish fry out on the deck with our friends.

When hosting a fish fry, you want to have the fresh fish be the star of the show. As the main course, you can serve fish tacos, fish fillets, and all types of fish!

Fish fries usually have a host of dipping options for the mild white fish. All of these are often served with a side dish like greek potatoes or new potatoes.

Dipping Sauce Options:

  • Tartar sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Ranch
  • Remoulade Sauce
  • Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise – This lemon tarragon mayonnaise is the perfect accompaniment to any fish fry!
dipping sauce for a fish fry

Popular side dish ideas include sweet potato wedges, pasta salad, tomato salad, steamed sugar snap peas, and any other vegetable side dishes. Another good option would be cheesy cauliflower rice if you’re on the low-carb train. It’s a hearty side that replaces macaroni and cheese!


grape and apple salad

Apple Grape Salad – A unique, crunchy, and sweet fruit salad, this naturally gluten-free apple grape salad is a favorite side dish at my house! Family and guests always go back for seconds of this apple salad.

roasted red potatoes

Skin On Roast Potatoes makes an easy side dish the whole family will love! Red-skinned potatoes are dusted with seasonings and olive oil, then roasted until golden brown and crispy.

creamy coleslaw

Classic Creamy Coleslaw – This classic creamy coleslaw is a classic summertime side dish staple. The homemade dressing is easy to make and you can shred your own vegetables or use a bagged mix. It’s the perfect combination of mayo and vinegar, you definitely need to try it!

corn and tomato salad

This is the Best Grilled Corn Salad – absolutely perfect for summertime! This delicious salad pairs nicely with all of your favorite barbecue staples. The fresh corn might be the best part of the entire meal!

air fried french fries

These Air Fryer French Fries are easy and quick to make! They are delicious, crispy, and low in calories.

macaroni and cheese for a crowd

Macaroni and Cheese for a Crowd – when you’re serving a crowd, and you need a cheesy, creamy, delicious side dish this macaroni and cheese is such a classic! Filled with lots of different cheeses, it’s easy to assemble ahead of time, then bake before serving!

air fried onion rings

Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings – These Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings are easy to make and a bit healthier without all the oil needed for deep frying. Thickly cut onions are dredged and coated with Panko breadcrumbs for super crunch!

smothered green beans

Smothered Green Beans – Smothered green beans are fresh green beans that are cooked until tender and tossed with cooked bacon for a wonderful recipe ideal for any family dinner, large gathering, or holiday table. The whole family will love this tasty smothered green beans recipe.

green bean and potato salad

Green Bean Potato Salad – This fun potato salad is made with Yukon golds, green beans, hard-boiled eggs and herbs, and light mayo, olive oil, and Dijon dressing.

It’s light, bright, and fresh and it’s literally giving us life this summer.

air fryer brussels sprouts

Easy Air fryer Brussels Sprouts that have a crisp outer crunch with a juicy and flavorful middle. They are ready in less than 20 minutes!

truffle macaroni and cheese

Truffle Mac and Cheese – Ready to take your homemade mac and cheese up a notch? Try it with truffles! This recipe uses truffle pate instead of just oil for the ultimate in sophisticated flavor.

red skinned mashed potatoes

These Red Skin Mashed Potatoes require no peeling and are loaded with butter, sour cream, and garlic. This side dish pairs perfectly with just about anything and is perfect for holiday dinners. Plus mashed potatoes freeze great!


These simple side dish recipe ideas are a healthier alternative to the other recipes listed above.

If you’re hosting dinner parties, and want a good way to celebrate, have a couple of these simple recipe ideas on the table. They’re filled with great flavor, and are a delicious dish to serve at any mealtime!

caesar salad recipe

Caesar Salad – This Caesar salad recipe is simple and easy to prepare and has all the classic flavors! It’s made with crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, Parmesan cheese, and a classic Caesar dressing!

southern succotash

Southern Succotash – The classic Southern side dish, made with corn, lima beans, bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes, is an ideal vegetable dish to accompany an array of mains for everyday meals or holiday dinners.

tomato and onion salad

Tomato and Onion Salad – This sweet, tangy marinated tomato and onion salad with homemade Catalina dressing create a colorful side dish even when tomatoes are not at their best.

air fried broccoli

Keeping frozen broccoli on hand is a great option for an easy side dish but no one enjoys eating it as much! This Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli Recipe results in crispy seasoned broccoli florets everyone will love! It’s easy, quick, and will instantly become a favorite.

miso marinated cucumbers

Flavorful, crunchy, and refreshing Asian cucumber salad with savory and sweet miso dressing that goes well with any meal!

Similar Posts