Fish Friday Review Wrap-Up

For the last 6 Fridays we have brought you fast food reviews from the sea.  The Lenten season is coming to a close so let’s get these fishy reviews ranked…here they are…from worst to first.

#6  Deep Sea Double from CheckersGrubGrade: 4.75/10 (Poor)

  • Pros– Compared to other fast food fish sandwiches, you get more for your money (2 for $5 for a limited time)
  • Cons– Not much flavor in the fish except a little bitter taste.  Lettuce wasn’t very fresh.  High in calories and fat.

Deep Sea Double from Checkers

#5  BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger KingGrubGrade: 5.50/10 (Mediocre)

  • 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.

BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King

#4  Filet-O-Fish from McDonald’sGrubGrade: 6.00/10 (Average)

  • Pros– I like the simple, soft steamed bun.  Tasty tarter sauce with pickle relish.  It’s a classic.
  • Cons– Terrible value at $3.09.  Seems to be getting smaller.  Lower quality than Wendy’s Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich.

Filet-O-Fish from McDonald's

#3  Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich from Wendy’sGrubGrade: 8.25/10 (Very Good)

  • Pros–  Great corn dusted bun holds in everything nicely.  More filling and better quality than the McDonalds Filet-O-Fish sandwich.  Good crunch to the fish patty.  Includes fresh lettuce and tasty tartar sauce.
  • Cons– A bit pricey for the sandwich alone at $3.69.  Although the tartar sauce is tasty, there was just too much of it (this obviously is expected to vary from experience to experience).  Might be a little awkward/messy if you are eating on the go as the bun will shed it’s dust and you’re bound to stain something.

Premium Fish Fillet from Wendy's

#2  Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeye’sGrubGrade: 8.75/10 (Very Good)

  • Pros– Delicious cajun spices on everything.  Plump, flavorful shrimp.  A lot of food for $4.99.  Nice, sturdy, portable, ventilated box. 
  • Cons– Some shrimp have tails still on.  Shrimp can be a tad over-breaded and spicier than others.  Very fried, very greasy box of food.  860 calories and 49 grams of fat according to the Popeye’s website nutrition facts.  A ton of fries, could have been replaced some with a couple extra shrimp although it would have increased the price.

Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box from Popeye's

#1  Fish Sandwich from Arby’sGrubGrade: 8.75/10 (Very Good)

  • Pros– Really good sized fish.  Great bun.  Nice thicker than normal breading.  Best tasting fast food fish sandwich I’ve encountered so far.  At a price of $2.99, it’s a better value than McD’s, BK and Wendy’s.
  • Cons– Fish is too odd-shaped to fit the bun perfectly.  Shredded lettuce could get messy.

Fish Sandwich from Arby's

10 comments on “Fish Friday Review Wrap-Up

  1. Hey Ryan..did you have access to the Fish Supreme at Hardee’s? It’s Carl’s Jr for you right? I didn’t have the chance to try it, but wondered how it was. Great reviews here….

  2. You know….I have never had a fish sandwich…anywhere…ever. Maybe I should try one.

  3. An hour away? Yikes, mine is 5 minutes away. they have Jumbo Chili Dogs right now. That is on my short list to review.

    Bear, really?! I have to admit, I have only had the Filet O Fish from the list above… so I can’t speak to it that much.

  4. Chaz says:

    I like seeing all the reviews ranked like this.

  5. yep, never. That’s funny you mention chili dogs, that’s another thing I’ve never had. I don’t know, the whole chili topped thing was never appetizing to me. My brother’s love anything with chili on it, chili burgers, chili dogs, chili fries….especially the ones from Johnny Rockets.

  6. Jay says:

    You should review the fish sandwich and Jack in the Box. It’s two crispy fish strips on a nice big bun. They are 2 for $3 on special now. About $3 each regularly. Great reviews! Thanks for all the hard work.

    • Ryan says:

      Thanks Jay. I definitely would hit up Jack in the Box but unfortunately, the closest one to me is a 6-7 hour drive. When I’m out on a road trip I make sure to stop by though.

  7. becky says:

    Thanks for a good review on (our) Arby’s fish. I think it is the best in our little town(in ohio). but because i work there people think thats y i say it so good. Although most of our complaints is that we don’t serve fish all year long.

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