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McD's for Filet-o-Fish Fridays in LA [moved from Los Angeles board]

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  • kevin Mar 7, 2014 04:15 PM
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I'm guessing then have a special for Lent at McD's in LA of a $1.59 per Filet o Fish, which usually is priced at about double that amount. But only on Fridays, hence the proverbial tie-in to Lent.

Anyhow, I wavered and then ultimately caved in.

And I did what any non-self-respecting hound would do and ordered up four of them.

The final verdict on the merits:

Disgusting, and I mean disgustingly delicious.

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  1. If you get a FoF combo, you can double down on FoF for a dollar.

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    1. re: ns1

      I did not know that.

      but then I'd have to throw out the fries, right ????

    2. OMG, Kevin, you're hopeless....!

      What happened to Shunji's????

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      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

        gotta eat at McD M-F in order to afford spiny lobster @ Shunji's

        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

          Someone else told me that the bar seating was packed today already. :(

          1. re: kevin

            You could say it was me :-) and that's what I was told on Thursday when I tried to make a res. at the bar.

        2. Do NOT forget to follow that sh*t up with a Shamrock shake.

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          1. re: J.L.

            I find those to be too sweet. Maybe 86 the whipped cream?

            1. re: mc michael

              10-4 on ditching that.

              1. re: mc michael

                The rise of China...

            2. Filet-O-Fish?

              Never heard of such a thing ...

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                Really, I heard that you bested Kevin's 4.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  He, he :)

                2. I look forward to this every year. It's about the only time I'll order a FoF, a Micky D comfort food harking back to Sunday postchurch meals at an American "restaurant".

                  1. Does McD's FoF have the embedded slice of cheese under the breading or am I thinking if my elementary school cafeteria's? I don't think I've had a McD FoF in literally decades. I think I've had a McRib more recently than that (and that was at least a decade and a half ago).

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                    1. re: TheOffalo

                      Yes there is cheese

                      1. re: ns1

                        But is it inside the filet, under the breading?

                        1. re: TheOffalo

                          https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&a...

                    2. Thanks for the heads up Kevin on one of my faves.
                      Extra tartar sauce and a small fry squished all together. . .when ordering something extra will be made to order and delicious!

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                      1. re: Beach Chick

                        There are a few McD's in San Diego County which have FoF Friday all year, for thos who observe the Catholic definition of 'no meat on Friday'.

                        (Inside Walmarts and the location on Clairmont Mesa near the Registrar of Voters)( I was at a 'different'/out of area McDonalds in the Summer on a Friday and asked if they had it and was given the $1.50 price, but never saw signage)

                        1. re: Beach Chick

                          funny how we all have our special to do's on our FOF.
                          I open mine right up and pour their S&S sauce on.

                          1. re: iL Divo

                            I am an extra tartar sauce and ever couple of bites dipped in ketchup. I have FoF to do's also.

                        2. I had my first FoF in years last week, because it was my first visit to McD's in years. For what it's worth, the FoF is the only type of protein at McD's where you can be reasonably sure what sort of animal it was when still alive.

                          What I had obviously forgotten over those years, however, is just how much sugar McD's packs into everything these days. The filet was sweet, the cheese was sweet, the tartar sauce was sweet, and if the bun were any sweeter, it would have been a Svenhard's danish...

                          1. Did you know Catholics and Lent is why there is a Filet of Fish in the first place? A neat bit of food history here http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cu...

                            1. This was an utter fail.

                              I went yesterday afternoon to my local McD's and asked for ten Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, handed the cashier a crisp $20 and was told I could only buy at most 3.

                              What??

                              I was told they were running low.

                              Filet-O-Fish rationing?

                              What has the world come to ...

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                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                And Kevin only put away 4...

                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                  Only 10 F-O-F, not too hungry today! If only you were old enough to remember those gasoline lines in the 70's.

                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                    I can "one up" your fail...they demolished our local McD's last week. :-O

                                    I'm sure the new one will be up in about 10 minutes but still...McD's is my ultimate guilty pleasure. :-D

                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                      10 are just a starter for chicks like us!

                                      The other Filet of Fish Chica

                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                        The other Filet of Fish Chica ?????????

                                        10 of them as just a starter, my hats off to you, ladies, and I thought this was a lot of food:

                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/968063

                                        1. re: kevin

                                          LOL..
                                          Ipsy and I are FOF lover Chicks and she likes hers with hash browns and me, I like them with extra tartar sauce and a small fry squished inside.

                                          I work out everyday but I could probably put down 2 at the most..
                                          Ipsy, I believe she can wolf down 10+..she runs marathons!

                                          1. re: Beach Chick

                                            Did ipse go and have a sex change without telling anyone?

                                            1. re: Servorg

                                              Awww Crap..
                                              Ipsy's a DUDE?
                                              I thought she was a chick..
                                              Still love her if he is a she or vice versa.

                                              Hell, I just found out you were a guy...hee hee

                                              1. re: Servorg

                                                oh, it must be someone else,

                                                ipse is on the LA board and another "ipsy" with a "y" is on the SD board with beach chick ?????

                                                is that wrong or right ?????????

                                                1. re: kevin

                                                  Ipsy with a Y is what I call her/him..and is on the LA board and the SD board.

                                                  I like to be different and not follow the 'e' crowd..

                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                    Oh, now I see. I thought it was a different hound. :)

                                                    Thanks.

                                                    But beach chick, you are a chick, right ????? :)

                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                      Last I checked, I was. .
                                                      ; )

                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                        Thanks for clarifying.

                                                        Now that that's out of the way…

                                                        Let's keep it chowish.

                                                      2. re: kevin

                                                        Ipse lives on both SD and LA boards, she's everywhere!

                                                      3. re: Beach Chick

                                                        No prankin, you know ispe is your chicka for life!.

                                                      4. re: kevin

                                                        Ipse is everywhere, including the SD board...and I don't know how one could mistake that big blue smiling cross between a smurf and a "smiley" on acid for anyone else...

                                                      5. re: Servorg

                                                        OMG LMFAO!!! Best. Comment. Ever!!!!!!!

                                                2. re: ipsedixit

                                                  We got 6 of them on Friday at our local McD's with no problem. Must depend on the franchisee. I'd hit up another location next time!

                                                3. Interesting news, I just read today on Kirbie's blog that in San Diego that the Filet-o-Fish is priced at $4.10.

                                                  http://kirbiecravings.com/

                                                  You have to scroll down past her (positive) review of Carnitas Snack Shack, it is just below.

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                                                  1. re: Gypsy Jan

                                                    Wow.

                                                    What about on Fridays though ????? which my tie-in is referening ???

                                                    That's news to me though.

                                                    Unless its the SD Airport, then they probably can charge even $6 or $7 for a single filet o fish sandwich.

                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                      Just got an email (not sure why I'm on their list) but here in NY the deal is 2 for $5, every day of the week. Oh and a free cup of coffee with every purchase. I curse all of you for starting this thread ;-)

                                                  2. Well, the Filet-O-Fish is a lovely thing along with with french fries.

                                                    I just ask for "No salt" and everything goes back into the fryer.and is served up fresh,

                                                    1. I don't eat fast food much but I am a huge Filet O' Fish fan with extra tartar sauce and a small fry squished together.

                                                      When ordered with extra tartar, it is made to order, hot and steamy and the fries, just add this extra crunchy saltiness...BUT last week, the drive thru at the Mc D's was calling my name..after assembling my concoction immediately after leaving, I bit down to realize that my beloved Fo'F was somewhat luke warm and the fries were horrid..

                                                      I still ate that bad boy and saved the receipt and went home and contacted McD's and let them know how sad I was that my beloved Fo'F was sitting under the heat lamp, even after my request for extra tartar..since the Friday $1.49 deal, they make a bunch sitting around and extra tartar don't get me no hot Filet..

                                                      So, the moral of this long sad story is you have to make it clear and concise that you want a hot mo fo Filet O' Fish that will take the first layer of skin off the roof of your mouth..

                                                      They sent me 2 Value meals, which was nice.

                                                      V..Live Long and prosper for the HOT Filet O' Fish

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                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                        Hot mo fo.

                                                        Got it.

                                                        Beach chick.

                                                        Thanks.

                                                        1. re: Beach Chick

                                                          Man, I could really use one right about .... now.

                                                        2. I love them too