HOME > Chowhound > Chains >

Who here really prefers the Double Filet-O-Fish over the regular Filet-O-Fish?

ipsedixit Feb 18, 2012 10:12 PM

This post is really just for Filet-O-Fish fans.

And for that audience, do any of you really like the Double over the regular?

To me, the Double just seems out of whack. Two patties means even a lower cheese to fish ratio, even a lower tartar sauce to fish ratio, all of which makes for a drier, denser, less synergistically delicious fish sandwich.

What say you? Are you a double or a single Fish-O-Filet fan?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. c
    christy1122 RE: ipsedixit Feb 19, 2012 01:56 PM

    I have never had the Double...I would agree with you on the balance so probably never will.

    To me the Single Filet-O-Fish is perfect....always with extra Tarter Sauce which I scoop up with my fries....just had one yesterday!

    1. Tripeler RE: ipsedixit Feb 19, 2012 07:15 PM

      How about the Filet-O-Fish with a square of the breakfast hash brown potatoes added in?

      1 Reply
      1. re: Tripeler
        ipsedixit RE: Tripeler Feb 19, 2012 07:17 PM

        For that, my kingdom!


      2. Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit Feb 19, 2012 08:33 PM

        Didn't know they had a double filet o fish..
        I have professed my love for the regular FoF....it's way better with french fries squished in with extra tartar...

        ; )

        11 Replies
        1. re: Beach Chick
          ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick Feb 19, 2012 08:37 PM

          You think i jest?

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit Feb 19, 2012 08:44 PM

            me thinks that one little thing of filet beauty is just perfect..why mess with perfection..
            well, except a handful of fries and a little dollop more of tartar..
            love love love

            1. re: Beach Chick
              ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick Feb 19, 2012 08:46 PM


            2. re: ipsedixit
              PommeDeGuerre RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2012 12:25 AM

              Why aren't they adding the second half slice of cheese? If I order a double cheese burger I get a second slice of cheese, or is this simply a request to add a second filet? Not a true double then.

              1. re: PommeDeGuerre
                hill food RE: PommeDeGuerre Feb 20, 2012 12:32 AM

                that was my feeling as well, I'm not going to say don't eat junk food, but if one is going to do it one should get the whole hog. if one is going to double the fish, then the cheese ought be doubled as well.

                since it's about the only time I want cheese on/with fish it just sounds wrong. but that's enough about me.

                1. re: PommeDeGuerre
                  Beach Chick RE: PommeDeGuerre Feb 20, 2012 06:51 AM

                  If you're going double up that bad boy, which imho, is sacrilegious on our beloved Filet-O-'Fish, you've got to stay with double fish, double cheese..
                  Love cheese on everything but maybe it doesn't taste good...doubled up.

                  I think they need to take ipse's idea about the hash browns or fries squished in...

                  1. re: Beach Chick
                    randyjl RE: Beach Chick Feb 20, 2012 06:57 AM

                    I love me some double FoF, but cut the cheese. My taste says cheese and fish just don't mix!

                    1. re: randyjl
                      Clams047 RE: randyjl Feb 21, 2012 03:51 AM

                      While cheese and fish typically don't mix well, it does very well with a FoF.

                  2. re: PommeDeGuerre
                    ipsedixit RE: PommeDeGuerre Feb 20, 2012 11:39 AM

                    That was my issue with it as well. More tartar sauce would be a godsend as well.

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      malibumike RE: ipsedixit Feb 22, 2012 02:11 PM

                      Yes IPS they are kinda dry, trouble is with McDees I ask for extra pickles or sauce on something and I get nothing at all, they just dont understand english so I now dont ask for fear I wont get anything. The FOF is overpriced IMHO unless you get 2 for price of one. I saw the regular price of a big mac the other day $4.09 - absurd.

                  3. re: ipsedixit
                    huiray RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2012 08:57 AM

                    Huh. I too didn't know they had a double. Love the single FoF but must try a double now.

                    A dab more tartar sauce even with the single would be nice, though.

                2. c
                  christy1122 RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2012 03:09 PM

                  Ipse, although our "Love Affair" for the Filet-O-Fish was deleted....I will honor this by going to McDonald's tomorrow and ordering a Perfect Filet-O-Fish (with extra tarter sauce) just for you...

                  1. s
                    silence9 RE: ipsedixit Feb 21, 2012 03:21 PM

                    The Double FOF would have only made sense if they had extended the length of the squishy bun and put each fish filet _side by side_ next to each other, instead of stacked like pancakes. In essence, make the Double a 'stretch limo' of the FOF world - twice as long, with each filet having it's own cheese slice and dollops of tartar sauce. Like a martini or a milkshake with a 'sidecar'; just when you begin feeling lonely ennui that the sandwich (like love) is ending - behold, a second bit of afternoon delight still awaits you. Pimp that yummy ride and stretch it side-by-side...

                    5 Replies
                    1. re: silence9
                      hill food RE: silence9 Feb 21, 2012 04:04 PM

                      or better, ask "will that be stacked or siders?"

                      not gonna happen but we can dream. easier for them (and cheaper) to just do a two-fer instead of a long.

                      1. re: silence9
                        viperlush RE: silence9 Feb 22, 2012 07:17 AM

                        Kind of like the BK chicken sandwich buns. I like it.

                        1. re: silence9
                          Arthur RE: silence9 Feb 22, 2012 01:00 PM

                          Alternatively, they might have opted for a double-decker FOF version of the Big Mac, extra layer of bread and all. They could have called it "The Fish Mac," which I suspect would have aroused a lot more interest than the likely DOA product they came up with here.

                          1. re: Arthur
                            TheSFFog RE: Arthur Feb 22, 2012 03:00 PM

                            " Sir , would you like to try one of our new Big Mack-erel ? "

                            1. re: TheSFFog
                              hill food RE: TheSFFog Feb 22, 2012 04:28 PM

                              that's 'Big Mac-O-Rèal'

                              true mackerel is too oily

                              but I like the idea. would have been easier to sell than a 'double' as it sounds healthier even though it'd probably be even worse.

                        2. Steve Green RE: ipsedixit Feb 24, 2012 09:35 AM

                          Only seen one of those once, and thought it was great. I did request extra tartar sauce on the side, and raw (not recon) onion. thich is my standard order for a single FOF, along with an orange drink, of course.. Best FOF ever, but a second slice of cheese might have made it even better.

                          It's been touched upon, but the key is getting it when the filet is fresh-made. Since the advent of warming trays and assembly-to-order, ordering anything with custom condiments no longer guarantees a fresh-made sandwich. Just the luck of the draw these days.

                          1 Reply
                          1. re: Steve Green
                            hill food RE: Steve Green Feb 24, 2012 05:55 PM

                            true, it's always better when you have to wait.

                          Show Hidden Posts