Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp ships its legendary catfish nationwide on Goldbelly! Lawrence’s catfish strips feature catfish coated in the Chicago seafood restaurant’s signature breading and batter.

Since opening in 1950 by the bridge on Chicago’s Canal Street, Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp has been serving delicious and unique seafood. Many of their seafood dishes and sauces go through a multi-day process of brining and breading to bring out the best flavors. Opened by Lawrence Schweig, this iconic seafood restaurant known for its signature shrimp and smoked fish, and is now run by the family’s third generation.

More Details

This package includes Catfish Strips and a side of sauce. Choose:

  • Serves 8-10 – Includes 5 lbs. of Catfish Strips (approx. 35 pieces)
  • Hot sauce, Cocktail sauce or both! (Total of five 1 oz. containers)


Batter Mix: Enriched Wheat Flour, Sale Non Dairy Creamer, Spice, Eggs, Paprika, Dextrose, Garlic Powder
Spices: black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, pickling spice
Cornmeal breading: cornmeal, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion salt

Instructions / Storage

  • Lawrence’s seafood are freshly battered, frozen and shipped with ice packs which may thaw partially or fully during transit
  • They arrive fully battered but raw
  • Upon arrival, place the package in the freezer
  • This item needs to be cooked before serving. Follow cooking instructions below
  • Uncooked seafood can be stored in the freezer for up to 60 days

Cooking Instructions

  • Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp recommends thawing frozen seafood for 10-15 minutes or until seafood is soft to touch before cooking. Seafood can also be cooked straight from frozen
  • To cook, heat a saucepan of frying oil to 330F. Place frozen battered seafood into the oil and cook for 5-6 minutes
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp ships Monday through Friday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
  • Have more questions about Shipping? Read our Shipping FAQ page.

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Very fresh, the breading stayed on and it was packed with care.
Gloria K. - Houston, TX
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Everything, the Ferrara Bakery cake trio arrived right on time for my kids birthday, and the large shrimp from Lawrence's Fish and Shrimp taste just as I remembered in Chicago on the river...Thanks Goldbelly!!!!
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The whole process went very smooth will order again real soon
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Everything in the order was very nice. Food was delicious ☺️.
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Food delicious. Packed well. Arrived on time.
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The shrimp were packed perfectly and the package came quickly.
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delivery was on time just like you said ...everything went well
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Kent P. - Chicago, IL
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