Lent has begun and for the next 40 days people all over the world will be using the time for reflection and faith. Many will use the time to give up certain items or practices as a reminder of the sacrifices made by Jesus. Also, turning to a fasting diet and will be giving up red meat on Friday's and fasting throughout the period from Ash Wednesday until Easter.

In today's fast paced world, it's not that hard to stick with your fish Friday's. Most all fast food restaurants all offer fish of some sort. As a matter of fact, according to USA Today, in 1962 McDonald's created the Filet o' Fish to combat the loss of burgers sold on Friday's. The fish sandwich was the first non-hamburger item on the menu and went national in 1965. Now more than 300 million are sold every year.

You'll also see fish fry's popping up all over the area over the next couple months.

Most areas of the world have a large catholic population and to accommodate, restaurants of all types offer a fish option. Fish n chips, fish sandwiches, fish nuggets and fish tacos can all be found an nearly every restaurant, especially during lent. Even national chain chicken restaurants like KFC and Popeye's have a fish option. Of course the chains like Red Lobster and Long John Silvers shine bright especially during this time of year.

If you're not sure of the best places to go to find a fish dinner in the Casper area, we've put together a few local places known to have great fish options for you to try out as you try to stay focused on the proper eating during this time of year.

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