Editor’s Note: Last year, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!
Typically, on Wednesdays during Lent we attend our own church’s soup suppers, but we didn’t have one this week, so we headed over to Cornwall to Sacred Heart Catholic Church to pick up dinner.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
2596 Cornwall Rd
Cornwall, PA 17016
Phone: (717) 273-1574
Wed: 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Last date is 4/13)
Sacred Heart holds their fish fry’s on Wednesdays, not Fridays. They also are pick up only. They have a drive thru option, but we opted to walk in because of one of our followers’ suggestion that if you walk in, you get to pick your dessert! This was the one thing missing from the other fish fry’s in Lebanon county. I grew up with a Catholic grandmother and attended a lot of the functions at my grandparents’ church… those women can BAKE! And we weren’t disappointed at Sacred Heart either!
We found another well-oiled machine when we entered the parish hall, just like St. Cecelia’s. There were tons of desserts to choose from, as one critic sat in the car with a sleeping little critic, the other chose two different types of banana cake, and ran it to the car while waiting for the main meals.
Their options were breaded fried or baked fish, fried shrimp, French fries or baked potato, and a side of coleslaw or applesauce. We got one fried fish and one fried shrimp dinner. The fish and shrimp were both fried well, had good flavor, moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The French fries were hot despite the drive back home (much shorter of a drive than when we got fish from Holy Spirit in Palmyra). The coleslaw was also good, and the meals were rounded out by a roll with butter.
We were so full after our meal we didn’t have much room for dessert, but after some time, we got to try the banana upside down cake and banana cake with cream cheese icing. They were great! Our little critic especially enjoyed the banana upside down cake.
Our take: Sacred Heart won our hearts with their options for dessert (if you choose drive-thru, they will ask you: cake or pie). The fish and shrimp were good, still hot when we got it home. While it’s a different night than the other fish fry’s, it gave us some variety from our typical Wednesday night fare.
We give this place 🥓🥓🥓🥓.
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Editor’s Note: After publication, Sacred Heart added one more date for its fish fry, April 13. Enjoy!