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Forget about the hamburgers, who makes the best Fishburger?

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broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 03:29 AM

Can be a tasty take on the square filet-o-fish clone, or "gourmet"-style....who cares, where can we find the best of these in Los Angeles?

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  1. kevin h RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 03:49 AM

    I do enjoy the tuna burger at Gulfstream in Newport Beach. Fantastic crab cakes there too.

    I must admit the Filet-o-Fish is a guilty pleasure of mine. ;)

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      TracyS RE: kevin h Nov 21, 2006 02:48 PM

      Second that on both accounts!

      The tuna burger at Gulfstream's Century City location is great.

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        Feed_me RE: TracyS Apr 8, 2013 05:26 PM

        There was a recent thread on fish tortas. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/895144

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        JudiAU RE: kevin h Apr 9, 2013 09:30 AM

        Yes, Gulfstream has a good one. Usually grouper. Great veg sides too.

      3. Curt the Soi Hound RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 01:05 PM

        My local Farmer Boys (Tustin) does a killer fish burger.
        The chain is in LA too.

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          estone888 RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 02:52 PM

          Malibu Seafood on the Pacific Coast Hwy north of Malibu. Best ahi burger I've ever had.

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            kevin RE: estone888 Nov 21, 2006 11:58 PM

            malibu does make a pretty good one, and it's about 7 bucks or so with fries, which is not bad compared to the grilled fish items which range up to the high teens.

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            Skiphome RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 11:26 PM

            Cheebo! Ask to substitute ahi for the burger in the
            burger and you get a great fishburger! Much better
            taste and value than any of their other "fishwiches."

            1. Dommy RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 11:34 PM

              LOL! It's not fancy, but for the biggest variety try Captain Kidds in Redondo...

              --Dommy!

              1. ipsedixit RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 11:38 PM

                For my $$$, the best fish burger and the standard to which all fish burgers are to be judged is the Filet-O-Fish at McDonald's.

                Now, if you are too cultured to appreciate a chain-type, fast food restaurant, then you might like the fish burger at CONNAL'S in Pasadena, although at times it can be a bit too greasy for my liking.

                The "Sea Wolfe" at WOLFE BURGERS in Pasadena is probably the best alternative to the Fish-O-Filet, but just make sure you don't ruin the Sea Wolfe by drowning it with all the selections at the condiment bar ...

                WOLFE BURGERS
                46 N. Lake Ave.
                Pasadena
                (626) 792-7292

                CONNAL'S
                1505 E. Washington Blvd.
                Pasadena
                (626) 794-5018

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                  gcb00 RE: ipsedixit Mar 29, 2013 06:35 PM

                  Anyone have an updated list of fish burgers?

                  Those are all closed... except the McDonald, unfortunately as their quality is a joke compared to 2006

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                    ipsedixit RE: gcb00 Mar 29, 2013 07:53 PM

                    In the category of non-fastfood, Gerlach's Grill and/or San Marino Seafood.

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                  kevin RE: broncosaurus Nov 21, 2006 11:59 PM

                  how bout the ahi tuna burger at watercress.

                  1. OCEllen RE: broncosaurus Mar 30, 2013 12:21 PM

                    Slapfish in Huntington Beach.

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                      bruinike RE: broncosaurus Mar 31, 2013 08:23 AM

                      It's not like the filet o fish at all but my favorite seafood burger is the salmon burger at Westside Tavern. It's not a deep fried patty but a ground salmon burger one. The flavor and texture is perfect. It comes with a side (soup, salad, fries) for $13.

                      1. Chandavkl RE: broncosaurus Apr 8, 2013 01:52 PM

                        I like the fish sandwich at I D Cha House (San Gabriel and Monrovia). Triple decker with two layers of fish plus condiments. The feature is the coating which appears to be made from bread crumbs. Actually I think I like the fish nuggets or whatever they call them better than the fish sandwich.

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                          ipsedixit RE: Chandavkl Apr 8, 2013 06:44 PM

                          You know who makes a pretty good fried fish (nugget or otherwise)? Uncle John's in DTLA.

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                          maudies5 RE: broncosaurus Apr 8, 2013 07:33 PM

                          Santa Monica Seafood makes an excellent spicy salmon burger. As well, their swordfish sliders are very good.

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