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Aug 7, 2012 08:59 AM

Your Favorite McDonald item(s)

McDonald has one of the largest menu among the fast food industry. Many of its items aren't exactly very tasty. However, it is a very successful franchise, so obviously it is doing something right. Aside from its low price point and excellent quality control, I do think a few of its items are worthy.

On top of my head, my two favorite items are:


Egg McMuffin

(I have not had the chance of trying the McRib -- at least I don't remember doing so, but I heard good things about it)

So, what is (are) your favor McDonald items?


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  1. Filet-O-Fish
    Filet-O-Fish with hash browns (see here:
    Filet-O-Fish with Vanilla milkshake
    French Fries

    20 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      Oh so hash brown is your second choice. (Yes, I know you love Filet-o-fish).

      Petek like to put the hash brown in betwee the sausage egg mcmuffin -- I think.

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        It's not just hash browns is my second choice -- although I like hash browns very much cuz they're like one huge tater tot -- it's that my second choice is Filet-O-Fish *with* hash browns wedged in between said bun and said filet.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Yes, they don't serve hash browns, they serve a big tater tot. It's usually edible at least.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              wow, confusing because here the hash browns are ONLY served at breakfast, and filet of fish is never served before the lunch/dinner menu begins. how do you do it?

              1. re: KaimukiMan

                timing KMan, catch a batch of hash browns on the cusp of switching to the lunch/dinner menu.

            2. re: Chemicalkinetics

              <Petek like to put the hash brown in betwee the sausage egg mcmuffin -- I think>

              You are correct sir!
              My faves(in no particular order)
              Filet 'o' Fish
              double 1/4 lb'er w/cheese
              Big Mac
              Sausage 'n' egg Mcmuffin/w hash brown
              Started ordering from the "value menu"..3 sammies for under $5

              1. re: petek

                The Yankee in me loves the dollar menu, thus I more frequently order the sausage Mcmuffin w/o the egg (which is how I like it, anyway, eggless) rather than the sausage Mcgriddle, which I also love. Don't forget two apple pies for a dollar, too (bring a friend), though I wish they were fried. Fried pies rule the fast food dessert kingdom!

                They make a DOUBLE quarter pounder?!

                My list besides the above:
                quarter pounder w/cheese
                hash brown
                hotcakes 'n sausage

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  <Don't forget two apple pies for a dollar>

                  I remember that. I remember that. Fond memories.

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    <They make a DOUBLE quarter pounder?!>
                    They sure do! And a double Big Mac,which I tried once..
                    my friend(also a chef) swears by the QP "Mac style) haven't tried it..yet :D

                    Up north here,they call it the value menu cause everything is $1.29

                    1. re: petek

                      Oh, MOO...I will hafta try that on a day I know I can spend quality time on my bicycle afterwards!

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        "Oh, MOO..."

                        be's not for the faint of heart. :D

                  2. re: petek

                    <Started ordering from the "value menu"..3 sammies for under $5>

                    I don't recall anything that cheap. 3 sandwiches for $5? Is that the smallest sandwish?

                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      You can have a McDouble or a chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich is kinda sucky if you ask me, though.

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        you can get 5 mcdoubles for $5. not that i would get five, but two, with extra pickles. before lunch, it is two BEC biscuits for $3

                        always either a $1 sweet tea or a large coffee with three creams….$1.00

                      2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                        <Is that the smallest sandwish?>
                        Ya they are kinda smallish,and not as good as the big ones,but sometimes I feel a little thrifty..know what I'm sayin'??

                        1. re: petek

                          LOL, you and me both. You sure you're not a Yankee, petek? ;P

                  3. re: ipsedixit

                    Have you tried the double filet-o-fish?

                    1. re: Vidute

                      Yes, but the filet to bun ratio is out of whack.

                  4. Occasionaly after a rough night, I'll stop and get the Sausage McMuffin w\egg two fer. A little grease under the right circumstances does wonders. Otherwise, I can't think of anything I have to get there.

                    1. Filet-O-Fish all the way!

                      1. Filet-O-Fish, extra tatar
                        McDouble, extra pickles

                        10 Replies
                        1. re: treb

                          Can we get extra pickles? I thought these burgers and sandwiches are premade and warped in a bag.

                          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                            If you custom it, they're made to order. Another little secret, if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.

                            1. re: treb

                              <if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.>

                              Oh, this information is probably even more useful (to me) than the pickles. Thanks.

                              1. re: treb

                                Sorry to beat this dead horse, but if you custom order, they are _assembled_ to order from premade components. Grilling to order went away over fifteen years ago.

                                1. re: Steve Green

                                  Just what I stated 'made to order', not cooked to order.

                                2. re: treb

                                  <Another little secret, if you want fresh hot fries, order them with no salt.>

                                  Ha.. I thought I was the only one who did this...

                                  1. re: hamburger_helper

                                    I do that, too! But I actually don't want salt on them. :)

                                  2. re: treb

                                    also, if you want fresh hot crispy hash browns, you have to ask for the fresh ones…then wait -- well worth it. dipping sauce: ketchup, mustard, sweet & sour, BBQ in your own proportions.

                                    ps, sausage biscuit from the big breakfast with hotcakes must have grape jelly not strawberry,,,"syrup" will only do in a pinch.

                                    ps, you will understand when your fridge goes down.

                                  3. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                    OH man, I remember hating going to McDonalds as a kid because my dad always ordered his burger plain, so we had to wait forever.

                                    1. re: rasputina

                                      Father knows best. He got fresh food, it may have been mediocre, but it was fresh.

                                3. I do not partake often, but I will admit to liking a number of McDonald's items:

                                  - Egg McMuffin
                                  - Sausage McMuffin w/egg
                                  - Sausage Burrito
                                  - Hashbrowns
                                  - Quarter Pounder w/cheese
                                  - Big Mac
                                  - Filet-O-Fish
                                  - McDouble
                                  - French Fries

                                  The few times a year I stop in, I will order off of the above list exclusively. The McDouble, while not a great sandwich (and my least favorite item on the above list), is one of the best fast food bargains out there, IMHO.

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                                  1. re: MonMauler

                                    Come to think of it, McDonald French fries are pretty good to me -- not the greatest, but definitely good (to me).