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Feb 21, 2009 01:05 PM

It's almost Lent, and fish sandwich time.

Jonesing for a fish sandwich that probably has cheese, has tartar sauce available and is not primarily composed of bun and breading. Kindly discuss your favorite cheapo fishwich and why it's wonderful. I just don't get why the MickeyD's version is so popular . Not enough fish-ness to it, for me. Once upon a time, Jack In The Box had great fish sandwiches, but that was years ago, and, alas, the wench is dead.

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  1. BK fish is reasonably good for a fast food hit. McDonald's was terrible last time I had it. It took me at least 3 bites to actually get a bite of fish!

    1. Probably the dollar price makes it taste good.

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      1. re: treb

        It's not a dollar anymore... $1.29 I believe...


        1. re: Dommy

          I don't think the fish sandwich was ever on the dollar menu (at least not in the last couple of decades anyway). The one I bought last Friday (sandwich only) was $3.29.

          1. re: kmcarr

            It was as of a couple of years ago a dollar for lent, then they increased it to $1.29

      2. I am going to have van de kamps filets on whole wheat french bread . VDK is not miniced you can get a package of 10 for 4.00 at Walmart.

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        1. re: eddie59

          I prefer not to shop at Wal-Mart, but that's just me. More of a problem, however, is that there's no drive-through.

        2. Arby's fish is pretty good but it's been a year or so since I had one. They only have it at Lent.

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          1. re: LikestoEatout

            I'm also a fan of the Arby's fish. Spicy mayo only for me tho. Their regular tartar sauce is that sugary stuff that a lot of places use for some reason. I'm just totally repulsed by sweet tartar sauce. Not sure why so many people prefer sugar coated fish, but to each their own. I much prefer tartar sauce made with real mayo, onions, and non-sugary pickles. The spicy mayo that Arby's uses has a decent kick to it, and it's not sweet.

          2. I had the fish sandwich at Wendy's last week, sans tartar sauce because I can't stand the stuff. The fish itself was pretty good, flaky, and the batter was crisp and crunchy. It doesn't come with cheese but I'm sure they'll add it for you. For about 30 cents, most likely, though.