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Feb 18, 2012 10:12 PM

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

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?

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

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

        ; )

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            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: ipsedixit

              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

                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

                  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

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

                    1. re: randyjl

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

                  2. re: PommeDeGuerre

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

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      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

                    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. 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. 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...

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                    1. re: silence9

                      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

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

                        1. re: silence9

                          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

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

                            1. re: TheSFFog

                              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.