Fast Food Review: Fish Sandwich from Roy Rogers

It is now the season of Lent, which means GrubGrade’s “Fish Fridays”. Last year, we reviewed a different “fish” item from various food establishments and posted them for your viewing on Fridays. One fast food restaurant that we didn’t get to review is Roy Rogers. They have dipped into the ocean to provide us with an alternative for the season. Introducing the “Fish Sandwich” from Roy Rogers.

I have had this sandwich in past years and really liked it. Last year was an exception to that and this year is not much better. The sandwich is not the quality that I have come to expect from Roy Rogers. Of course, they are famous for their Roast Beef and their Gold Rush Sandwich and it would be like comparing apples to oranges to compare the fish sandwich to them. The main thing that stands out is that the fish patty itself lacks flavor. This might be a good thing if you don’t like the “fishy” flavor that comes with most fish sandwiches. For me, I would like to have a little bit of flavor in the patty itself so at least I know what I am eating.

According to Roy’s, this fish patty is “Premium Icelandic Cod”. As you can see by the pics, the patty has somewhat of a fish shape rather than square. The breading seems to have a bit of a greasy taste, although there isn’t any sign of grease on the sandwich. The inside of the patty contains chunks of cod which makes the patty nice and thick. It has a layer of tartar sauce, but could benefit from a little more. There is also a slice of American cheese. All of this is contained inside your typical Roy Rogers toasted bun. In my opinion, the sandwich wouldn’t have much flavor if it weren’t for the tartar sauce and the cheese.

The Roy Rogers Fish Sandwich honestly isn’t a bad choice if you are looking for something different. It’s a little pricey at $3.99 for the sandwich alone, ($5.99 for a combo), but will definitely be more filling than McDonald’s Fish Filet which is currently priced at $.99 in certain markets. You need to catch it fast though, this sandwich is only available at select locations for a limited time.

Pros: Good size sandwich. Not a strong "fishy" taste. Not too greasy or messy.

Cons: A little pricey. Only available at select locations for a limited time. Not a lot of flavor.

Taste: 6.75/10
Value: 5.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Price: $3.99

Overall GrubGrade: 6.75/10

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5 comments on “Fast Food Review: Fish Sandwich from Roy Rogers

  1. Natalie says:

    I’m craving a fish sandwich now!!! 4bucks is steep though for this one. What happened to all the Roy Rogers???

  2. maxchain says:

    If nothing else, it certainly looks meatier than what passes for a fish sandwich at most fast food places!

  3. Bunny says:

    You should review the carls fish sandwich next.

  4. Aimee says:

    I always ask for onions added to my fish sandwiches, helps with the flavor. I wish we had a Roy Rogers here, I think Great America is the only place I ever saw them.

  5. Nan says:

    She is right. In past years the Roy’s fish has been much better. I think they are using a new vendor for the fish fillets since 2008.
    The fish sandwich crust used to be crunchier, flakier, almost like a fried chicken crust.
    Nowadays, its just breaded without much crunch or taste.
    I wish they would go back to the old fish of years past.