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Forget about the hamburgers, who makes the best Fishburger?

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

      2. re: kevin h
        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...


              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.
                (626) 792-7292

                1505 E. Washington Blvd.
                (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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