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Fresh Fish Fries

This is the ultimate fish fry catering experience. Frying fresh, in-season fish is our passion. Crispy, flaky, perfectly fried, fresh catch is one of coastal life’s finest offerings. We stand ready to help you eat your share. Feeling adventurous? Ask about invasive and nuisance species cookouts. You can help save the ocean just by eating the right type of fish!

 

There is always something crowd pleasing & delicious, in-season and on the menu for Fish Fry catering. Cod, Halibut, Bass, and even Rock fish. If fresh water is more your speed, we fry-up Catfish and Tilapia too.

Fish Fry Catering

TRADITIONAL FISH & CHIPS

We fry Cod, Haddock and Halibut in beer batter that highlights the flaky & slightly sweet flavor of the fried fish, served with thick-cut fries, malt vinegar, old bay tartar sauce and tons of lemons.

LOUISIANA STYLE PO' BOYS

Our absolute favorite way to serve fried shellfish in on a classic Po' boy sandwich. Crusty French bread, piles of crispy fried shrimp or the classic fried oysters, lettuce, tomatoes and our signature spicy ‘LA Sauce’.

FARM-RAISED AMERICAN CATFISH

With catfish, farm-raised means a milder and 'less muddy' flavor. Aficionados appreciate the stronger taste but we find most diners prefer the flavor of farm-raised Catfish. Wild flatheads are also available.

FRIED FISH TACOS

This is Texas, if you are not eating fish tacos, you're doing it wrong. Fried fresh catch wrapped it in flour tortillas with Baja-style crema, cabbage slaw, red or green salsa, cilantro and lime.

Fish Fry Catering

HOW WE HANDLE SERVING SIDES

Depending on the type of fish, we fry in either craft beer batter or a seasoned stone-ground corn meal crust. We serve plenty fresh lemon, house made pickles & your choice of 2 signature dipping sauces.

 

Every Reel & Ranch Fish Fry catering cookout includes 2 gourmet side dishes paired perfectly to compliment your fish fry. In addition, we offer a wide variety of premium sides that can be added on to any meal.

REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS

RAINBOW CARROTS

Wood-fire grilled heirloom carrots with curry, Greek yogurt, fresh lemon, parsley and pistachios.

SWEET CORN HUSH PUPPIES

Fried savory cornmeal with buttermilk, pepper jack cheese and whole sweet corn kernels.

TOMATOES, CUCUMBERS & ONIONS

Our take on a traditional summer favorite with basil and red wine Italian vinaigrette.

HAND-CUT FRENCH FRIES

Texas Russets. We prefer waffle or crinkle cut but can do any style. Sea salt and Heinz jalapeno ketchup.

REEL & RANCH COOKOUTS

MIX AND MATCH OPTIONS

Some of the very best Fish Fry catering cookouts mix more than one main course. A little bit of this and a little bit of that usually equals a whole lot of yummy fun. Create a custom menu that is a perfect fit for your event. Reel & Ranch offers a variety of cookout options that are all sure to please every crowd.

MARYLAND
CRAB CAKES


Solid Starts Menu

GRILLED USDA
PRIME STEAKS


Grillin’ & Chillin’ Menu

SEASONAL MIXED
BERRY TRIFLE


Sweet Treats Menu

FREQUENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED

We have been fish fry catering for a long time. After many cookouts, we have learned that each one is a little different. We all have different tastes, different visions and different needs. For most cookouts, we present meals in a serve yourself ‘better-than-buffet’ style.  Action stations are attended by our chefs who can help serve, suggest & answer questions while guests select what they want from the offerings displayed.

 

Are we missing something? Want to make a modification? If you have something else in mind – that’s great! We love to be creative and love to collaborate. Let’s hear your ideas. It’s very likely that we can make it happen!

How much does a fish fry cookout really cost?

Cookouts vary in price depending on season, how many people will be feed, what types of items or additional courses are selected, and a few other site and service-related factors. In order to ensure we are giving you the best & most accurate pricing possible we should talk specifics, let's chat!

What kind of area or space is needed to host a fish fry cookout?

We have found, where there is a will there is a way. We use a variety of set-ups and cooking techniques to pull off a great cookout in nearly any venue or cooking area. For an ‘On-site’ cookout an open outdoor cooking area is required. Depending on the venue our team can help determine if an ‘On-site’, ‘Catered’, or Hybrid style cookout would work best for properly catering you event.

How far in advance should I reserve my date?

Wedding receptions and other large events typically book 6-12 months in advance. Smaller cookouts book a bit closer to the event date. Weekends, holidays and other popular dates often book quickly… some more than 12 months out. If you want to plan a cookout, we should talk ASAP. The more time we have to plan, the better! Reach out today to discuss possibilities and availability!

What happens if it rains on the day of my event?

Reel & Ranch cookouts are typically rain or shine events. This is real, slow food catering and once we get started it is impossible to stop the process. Thankfully, here in Southern California, a whole day of rain is something we don’t often need to worry about. Our cooking and service areas are covered and do just fine in case of any passing sprinkles!

Does every cookout include a free 'first taste' or 'last bite'?

At all 'On-site' cookouts we prepare both a special first taste while the food is being prepared and also a sweet dessert bite to say, ‘Thank you,’ once the meal is through! For 'Catered' cookouts, hosts choose either a first taste -or- last bite. 'Drop-off' cookouts are yummy and convenient but are not particularly conducive to serving first taste or last bite courses so neither are included.

WHAT MAKE US THE BEST?

This is How We Roll!

When we cook for your friends and family, you all become a part of our extended cookout family. More than a great meal, this is a culinary experience and when we come for a cookout catering, we are here to feed your people.

 

We prepare special first tastes while the food is being prepared and sweet dessert bites to say, ‘Thank you,’ once the meal is through! Your choice & our pleasure!

FIRST TASTE

$6 - 12

PER PERSON VALUE

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

Jerk Chicken Wings

Spicy Ceviche Shooters

LAST BITE

$6 - 12

PER PERSON VALUE

Miniature Cannoli

Cinnamon Coffee Rolls

Fresh Baked Cookies

Spicy Pig Candy

EVERY EVENT IS DIFFERENT

Choose a package perfect for yours

$ 79

STARTING AT

Catered Cookout
Service

Better for Large or Indoor Events

Includes First Taste or Last Bite

Custom Printed Display Signage

Better-than-Buffet Style Service

Arrive 2 Hours Before Event Time

$ 99

STARTING AT

On-site Cookout
Catering

Interactive Culinary Experience

Includes First Taste & Last Bite

Printed Menus & Display Signage

Better-than-Buffet Style Service

Arrive up to 24 Hours in Advance

$ 59

STARTING AT

Drop-off Cookout
Delivery

Better for Smaller Informal Events

Includes 2 Gourmet Side Items

Buffet Style Food Label Signage

Premium Disposable Cutlery & China

Arrive 1 Hour Before Event Time