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Jan 4, 2008 05:58 AM

Best FF fish sandwich

I can't see how people think that MickeyD's has anything close to the best fish sandwich. IMo, Burger Kings rules! It is HUGE, and usually very hot! MickeyD's is half the size. Damn shame Wendys does not offer one, nor Hardees.

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  1. Wait until Lent. They all offer a fish option then.

    Arbys and Carl's Jr and Wendy's in San Diego all do. Even Chick Fil-A offers a veggie wrap for Lent.

    1. I agree that the BK fish sandwich rules. Hot and fresh with lettuce, when the fish pattie is fried well, the sandwich shines. Although, I still like the McD's filet-o-fish just for nostalgic reasons. Growing up in a non-beef-eating family, AND having a sesame allergy, it was one of the few things I could eat.

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      1. re: Prav

        I'm a BK fish sandwich friend,too! I recall the horror of all FF horrors back when you could not even GET a fish sandwich at McD's without that wretched stuff they call "tartar sauce". I cured me of McD's fish sandwiches for life! I must admit that I'm not a big fan of the BK's "shredded" lettuce fetish. But, alas I suffer! LOL

        1. re: Deepster

          I've never been in a McDonald's where you couldn't order a Filet O Fish without tarter sauce.

          1. re: Deepster

            I had my first BK Big Fish yesterday. The fish as good, but they could leave off about 1/2 of the lettuce. Coring the lettuce before they shredded it would also be a nice touch.

            I didn't notice much difference in the sauce but I do prefer the more substantial BK bun.

            1. re: Kelli2006

              Isn 't it interesting how different people are? I also tried my first BK Big Fish yesterday. They had it on special 2 for $3.00. One for now and one for whichever co-worker didn't get a lunch.

              This was one of the worst fish sandwiches I have ever had, hands down. The bun, which was really good looking, fell apart after about 2 bites. What was on the bun was some kind of grease (butter maybe?) and something that was, I guess, supposed to be tartar sauce but had no taste. TONS of shredded, now-limp lettuce that fell on my lap as I drove. The fish had no taste, although it was certainly hot and most probably fried fresh. Breading fell off of it in chunks as I ate it. GREASY.

              I was so disappointed because everyone has been raving on here about it and with Lent, just not so many fish choices for a quick lunch. Guess it's back to McD's for me. And the BK fish was a nice size too - the McD's is awfully small. Tried to pawn off the remaining sandwich at work but no bites.

              1. re: TwoPointers

                The BK Fish sandwich + Driving = Impossible :) Unless you want lettuce all over your shifter.

          2. re: Prav

            (Reply to 'Prav')

            Nothing wilts or takes the 'crisp' out of a peice of lettuce faster than a super hot fresh out of the deep fryer piece of battered fish.

            I've always liked McD's FoF better than any others. All I need on my FoF is the sauce and the cheese between those oh-so-soft buns that McD's FoF is famous for. They may not be huge, but they're the best.

            1. re: crt

              There's kind of a mild sweetness in those buns!

          3. it's been a while since i had one, but i recall that dairy queen had a rather delicious fish sandwich...i may have to do some research on this tonight. :o)

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            1. re: soypower

              Lent. They have it during Lent. McD's has 99 cent Filet O Fish Fridays during Lent. That is when all fast food places want your business.

            2. Sorry... I have loved McD's fish sandwiches since I was little! Just something about them... the tartar sauce maybe? I don't know, but they are my favorite fast food ever. No doubt.

              1. Wendy's used to offer one in the Chicago area anyway . It was oval, and not very good since they use the cheap sugary mayo on their other sandwiches, and subsequently used it for their tartar sauce which made the fish a sugary tasting mess ('ll never understand why there are people that like sweet, sugary, tartar sauce on their fish - makes no sense to me. I MUCH prefer real mayo based tartar sauce - like BK and MCD use)

                Anyway, Arby's fish filet is my all time favorite, but they use the sugary tartar sauce too, so I can't get it with the sauce on it. If Arby's used mcd's tartar, they'd have the best hands down. Overall, BK has the goods for me. I always ask for a few slices of tomato and some onion, and it just takes it over the top.

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                1. re: gordeaux

                  Arby's Fish sammich is back in most stores for the Lenten season! They have the spicy sauce again as well (the spicy sauce is not sugar laden like the reg tartar sauce is). Chicago mkt has them priced at 2 for 4.00. It's only 7:30am, and I already know what's for lunch today!

                  Also, anyone tried the new "premium" fish filet they are now advertising for Wendy's?

                  1. re: gordeaux

                    The Wendy's sandwich is quite good, though a bit pricey at $3.69 (in the Baltimore area). Very crunchy with the panko crumbs.

                    You might have it cheaper in Chicago as the Arby's fish deal in the Baltimore area is 2 for $5 and not 2 for $4 as you have.



                    1. re: KOK

                      agree on wendy's premium fish filet.