REVIEW LIGHTNING ROUND (FAST FOOD FISH SANDWICH EDITION) – 3/12/2013

Here are some quick reviews of fast food fish sandwiches we’re too lazy to write full reviews for:

McDonald's Filet-o-Fish

Item: McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish
Purchased Price: $2.99
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Adorable wittle sandwich. Decent fish flavor. Soft bun. Topped with a lot of tartar sauce. Fish comes from suppliers with sustainable fishing practices.
Cons: Cheese just added orange color. Tartar sauce could use a bit more tang. Exterior not crunchy. Adorable, but wittle.

Jack in the Box Fish Sandwich

Item: Jack in the Box Fish Sandwich
Purchased Price: $3.99
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: At times it tasted like a McChicken Sandwich. Crispy exterior. Decent tartar sauce.
Cons: At times it tasted like a McChicken Sandwich. Needs a better name. Could’ve used more tartar sauce. Shredded lettuce falling out. Dry innards. Basic bun.

Burger King Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich

Item: Burger King Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich
Purchased Price: $3.99
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Nice crunchy exterior. Premium bun makes it look taller. Thicker fillet than other fast food fish sandwiches.
Cons: Filet has a weak fish flavor. Slightly dry interior. Bun overwhelms flavor of the fish. Tartar sauce didn’t have a strong flavor.

Carl's Jr. Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich

Item: Carl’s Jr. Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich
Purchased Price: FREE (had coupon for free sandwich, reg. $4.99)
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Good fish flavor and it’s lightly seasoned. Decent tartar sauce. Points for not doing a fried fish sandwich. It has tomatoes, which other fish sandwiches don’t. Wider than other fast food fish sandwiches.
Cons: Cardboard-thin fish fillet. Weak wheat bun. Putting way too much lettuce in my sandwich.
Other reviews: Man Reviews Food, My Burning Kitchen

Wendy's Premium North Pacific Cod Fillet

Item: Wendy’s Premium North Pacific Cod Fillet Sandwich
Purchased Price: FREE (had gift card via Wendy’s to try sandwich, reg. $3.69)
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Nice crunchy exterior (thanks panko). Sturdy buttery bun. If you hate shredded lettuce because it keeps falling out of the sandwich, you’ll like the lettuce leaf this sandwich uses.
Cons: Weak fish flavor. Weak breading flavor. Weak tartar sauce without any tang. Pale lettuce.
Other reviews: Fast Food Geek, Brand Eating

11 thoughts on “REVIEW LIGHTNING ROUND (FAST FOOD FISH SANDWICH EDITION) – 3/12/2013

  1. But if you buy a Filet-O-Fish on Friday during lent, it’s only (depending on region) 99-cents to $1.59.

    And I was mildly shocked at seeing the current Jack-In-The-Box fish sandwich. Back when I frequented Jack’s (more than a couple years ago), they had “Fish & Chips” with 3 not-large fish-shaped filets with a crunchy coating and fries, and a sandwich containing TWO of those not-large filets. Now, it looks like a square ‘filet’ with ‘crispy’ breading. Well, Jack still has the 2-for-99-cent tacos that I call “California’s answer to White Castle Sliders”, right? Right?

      1. That’s too bad…the Reel Big Filet is probably the best of the lot, and it appears to have been named after my favorite 90s ska band.

  2. i had the Fish Sandwich from MK b4, and it’s pretty bad.

    In my experience, you shouldn’t eat fish in fast food eateries.
    because not many people order it, so most likely the patty has been sitting there a while.

    1. I’ve never had an issue with fast food fish. Not that I eat much fast food, but when I do, I’m just as likely to order fish as chicken. That said, Lent is probably the best time *to* order it. Seafood is extra popular this time of year…

  3. I don’t like fish that much to start with so I tend to avoid it at fast food places. If the entire world was like me there would be a lot less fishermen and the oceans would be full of fish.

  4. I had Burger Kings Fish sandwhich for the first time today. I was not impressed. The fish itself tasted badly. But overall it was a horrible experience. The bun was greasy and it all tasted rubbery. I have had a gassy experience all day from it. I miss the fish sandwich they had years ago. I will not eat this again. I like Arby’s fish sandwich and wish it was offered all the time.

  5. I love seafood. I eat seafood anytime not just when I am next to the ocean, so fast food fish sandwiches are good for quick bites( jacks fish patty is big)

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