Fast Food Review: BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King

It’s Friday and that means another fast food fish review.  Last week we focused on the Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich from Wendy’s and today we unfortunately take a step down.  Introducing the bigger, but not better, BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King.

BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King 1First off, the “Big Fish” title holds true.  There is some pretty decent weight to this sandwich.  By no means humongous, at least this sandwich dwarfs the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish.  With a price of $3.09, I felt it was a pretty good value for the size.  I think I’ll stop there with the positives.  Turns out this “Big Fish” was a “Big Disappointment”.  On looks alone, the bun looks to be quality.  Truthfully, the bread is overwhelmingly dry.  It makes the entire sandwich have more of a bread taste than a fish taste.  Maybe that’s a good thing because the breaded fish patty wasn’t all that much better.  It looks like a thick tile you could patch a hole in your roof with.  The white fish “tile” seemed to be a little undercooked and I can’t figure out how that’s possible from a deep fried patty.  You’re better off finding something in the frozen food seafood section than with the BK Big Fish.  The tartar sauce tasted OK, but it couldn’t help the overall dryness of the sandwich.  The lettuce is what I’d expect from Burger King lettuce, limp and pale.

BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King 2

I’ve had the BK Big Fish Sandwich in the past and it never really impressed me.  Disappointing, considering Burger King is among my favorites as far as fast food goes.  This fish sandwich is just too dry.  Catch and release is my recommendation.

BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King 4

BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King 4

Pros: As advertised, BK's"Big Fish" is big. Not too pricey at $3.09, especially for the size. The corn dusted bun fits the size of the fish patty well, preventing a mess of a meal. Decent tartar sauce.

Cons: Bun is too dry. Fish patty is pretty bland. Limp lettuce. Bigger isn't better when it isn't the most appetizing fish sandwich in the fast food world.

Taste: 5.25/10
Value: 8.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.75/10
Price: $3.09

Overall GrubGrade: 5.50/10

More Info:
Nutrition Facts:
BK Big Fish Sandwich
Calories - 640
Calories from Fat - n/a
Total Fat - 32 grams
Saturated Fat - 6 grams
Trans Fat - 2.5 grams
Cholesterol - 65 milligrams
Sodium - 1450 milligrams
Carbs - 67 grams
Dietary fiber - 3 grams
Sugar - 9 grams
Protein - 24 grams

12 comments on “Fast Food Review: BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King

  1. Shan says:

    Glad you’re here! I am a fan of FFC and miss it. I look forward to reading your blog.

    • Ryan, Editor says:

      Hey Adam…

      I’ll keep my eyes open for a veggie burger. A Fatburger opened up in Maryland back in January and I’m pretty sure they have a veggie burger. Maybe I’ll give it a shot.

  2. drpep says:

    I’ve had the problem at BK where the bread is dry and makes me feel I’m eating nothing but bun. Other times I don’t notice the bun.

  3. James says:

    Don’t know if the Big Fish in Canada is different but I like it. Much better then the Wendy’s one and close to the McDonald’s fish burger.

    When I look at your picture then i think it has to be different in Canada.

    Great Site and keep it going. I will be back 🙂

  4. Adam says:

    Hmm, I will be looking for some good fast food lent options and this may not be one of them. Thanks for the heads up Ryan. Any chance you may venture into the Veggie Burger universe on Friday’s anytime soon?

  5. Cassaendra says:

    I like the BK Big Fish, but I liked it a lot more back when it was called the Whaler. It was much bigger, lots of sauce, fresher lettuce, and decent fish — but it could have been because I was a kiddie then. 😛 I have noticed a slip from those days, but still enjoy one now and then…some stores do a great job, while others are horrid.

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  9. Jeff says:

    I’ve had the various incarnations of this sandwich and I’ve liked them all, except when they downsized. It was basically a Filet-o-Fish back then. If I wanted one of those, I’d go to McD’s. I like the latest version too, except for the corn-dusted roll. I always get the sandwich made on a Whopper bun and it’s the same ol’ fish sandwich that I’ve liked for so long.

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