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Feb 12, 2007 10:23 AM

Long John Silver's-yea or nea?

I am picky with fast food as I am watching my diet. That said, a friend just went to Long Lohn Silver's and had the baked cod, which claims to be 120 calories. With the corn cobette for 95 calories, this could almost be healthy. I cannot beleive that the quality is going to be good (besides the fact I am not a HUGE fan of cod), but for a quick lunch, this looks reasonable. Any opinions?

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  1. Well, if you must eat fast food on a diet and you want something reasonably tasty the only option I'd consider is Subway-despite those really annoying Jered ads.
    If you aren't on a lowcarb diet get a veggie sandwich on wholegrain. If carbs are an issue get a salad. While it is iceberg lettuce there's plenty of veggies too make up for the tasteless lettuce. The dressings are awful though...start carrying a bottle of your own favourite lo-cal in your car or purse.

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    1. re: lebelage

      I do hate the Jared ads, but the veggie is really great. Here's how I think of it. If I'm buying fast food, buy food that is messed with as little as possible. They're not injecting the onions with hfcs and trans fats (i don't think...). Plus, there's a lot more flavor there than in lots of other stuff... but this isn't about subway.

      1. re: lebelage

        I just get oil and vinegar (light on the oil, heavy on the vinegar) and skip the sauces. Yuck. Also lots of pepper.

      2. I've had on-again, off-again experiences with LJS/A&W. But I don't go for the healthy stuff -- popcorn shrimp, parmesan fish bites (the regular ones are yucky) and A&W root beer on tap! :-P

        1. Long John Silver's is not something I see often in the Twin Cities. Maybe that's a good thing. I have too many *guilty pleasures* with fast food as it is.

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          1. re: SungSook


            I think there are a few of them out in the suburbs. The only one I ever see is in Mall of America. My father doesn’t get around so well and we go out to the Mall once a week just to walk. I have to say, Long John Silver’s has become one of our favorite lunch spots out there. I think the fried fish is very tasty for a fast food place. Based on this thread I’ll keep an eye out for the baked cod....

            Uncle Ira

          2. I have a Long Johns/KFC nearby, and the fish on their platters does a real good job of soaking up some alcohol after a night at the bars, that and some chicken wings hit the spot sometimes.

            The KFc fried chicken is just a standby, living in a rural area just outside Chicago, we have some really good mom & pop style fried chicken spots..

            1. having grown up in Kansas, far from any decent fish (other than what my grandpa caught out of the lake), we did eat Long John's from time to time. Festival o'grease. But occasionally, that's just what you gotta have. (Not very often, mind you; the nearest one is about 45 miles away and it's probably been at least three years since I ate there.)