ByMalcolm BedellANDJake Vigliotti/Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 4:47 pm EST
In what has now become a well-worn piece of fast food legend, the birth of the drive-thru fish sandwich almost never happened. And just like the pop-top can, the hot dog, and the rubber boot, we have a small town in Ohio to thank for this rather fishy invention.
The year was 1959, and Cincinnati-area McDonald's franchisee Lou Groen had a major problem: his new business simply wasn't driving the revenue he expected. Groen suspected that the area's 87 percent Catholic population was a factor — they weren't visiting his humble hamburger stand on Fridays and during Lent, when Catholics traditionally forgo meat.
Groen had an idea for creating an alternative fish-based sandwich that would appeal to locals, and in the early days of the McDonald's corporation, franchisees could simply pick up the phone and speak to Ray Kroc directly.
According to the Smithsonian, Kroc initially hated the idea of "[stinking up his stores] with the smell of fish." In 1962, Kroc's counter offer was the ill-fated "Hula Burger," which featured a wildly undesirable slice of grilled pineapple with cheese on a bun. After testing both concepts, the newly-minted "Filet-O-Fish" was the clear winner, and the product became a bonafide hit for McDonald's, eventually selling 300 million of the sandwiches each year.
In the nearly 60 years since the invention of the Filet-O-Fish, fast food fried fish sandwiches have become big business. But which chain does it the best? We tried every single one of them to find out.
14. Dairy Queen Crispy Fish Sandwich
No longer content to continue smashing Snickerdoodle cookie dough into soft serve, Dairy Queen keeps promoting the "Fan Food" side of their menu, with wildly mixed results. The Dairy Queen Crispy Fish Sandwich promises a "crispy fish fillet topped with fresh green leaf lettuce and tartar sauce, served on a toasted sesame seed bun."
Sounds great, right? That's because the copywriting geniuses at Dairy Queen must have had the good sense to reject the original, super-honest description of this sandwich, which probably sounded something like "A heavily breadcrumbed breadcrumb whiffed vaguely of seafood with extra crispy breadcrumby breading, freezer-burned translucent lettuce-flavored bits, and as much bargain basement tartar sauce as you've ever seen in your whole life, heaped carelessly on am old, chewy bun. Dairy Queen!We prepare every sandwich to order by stapling it to a corkboard and firing at it with blasts from a swampy tartar sauce cannon while a pimply-faced teenager sneers at you."
Thank goodness for copywriters, amirite?
13. Steak-n-Shake Fish Sandwich
If you're thinking "Hey, it's not Fish-n-Shake!" Yeah, we love that joke too. Despite the diner fare menu options, the fish sandwich isn't a regular everyday item, but one that makes an appearance during the Lenten season. You might find a random Steak-n-Shake carrying it outside of the usual spring season, but that's pretty rare.
Steak-n-Shake's standard fish usually comes with lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce. If you order one, there's a good chance they'll ask you if you want lettuce and tomato — and if they don't, you'll end up with just fish, tartar sauce, and bun.
There are a few problems with this sandwich. Like most places that don't specialize in fish, the presentation is odd. You will get two triangle-ish pieces of fish on a bun — the same ones from the grocery store (it seems). The bun is the standard hamburger bun, and truthfully it doesn't hold up on the fish nearly as well as it does on a burger. The big problem with the fish is the tartar sauce; Steak-n-Shake apparently thinks since they have it, they should put on enough to drown a guppie. It's almost universal that you'll get way too much tartar sauce and eating this will be a hot mess. Look, jjust because you only have tartar sauce for 40 days, it doesn't mean you need to put a metric ton on every bun.
12. Sonic Drive-In Fish Sandwich
Sonic Drive In
This limited time offering seems to only be available during Lent, and we think that's probably for the best. The fish itself shares a familiar square, minced "whatever white fish is selling at low prices this season" vibe with many other fast food restaurants, though it is crispier than most. Proving that "crispier" doesn't always equal "better," however, the breading forms almost a kind of protective shell around the fish inside, and tends to break off in large, mouth-destroying shards.
The fish inside has an unappealing, mashed texture, and manages to be surprisingly oily and greasy, without a ton of fish flavor. An avalanche of limp, watery lettuce and a squeeze of generic tartar sauce aren't doing anything to further move the needle on this sandwich, putting it firmly in our "do not recommend" category.
Sonic continues to sweat excellence in the field of fast food beverage technology, so we'll give them a pass... we're just not eating their fish sandwich. Though a POWERADE Mountain Berry Blast Slush would totally hit the spot right now.
11. Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich
This sandwich suffered from the biggest deviation between the glamor shot featured on the menu, and the actual product we received. A glance at the product photography leads you to believe you'll be receiving a plump cod, "hand-cut from a whole fillet," lovingly coated in Panko breadcrumbs and nestled in a buttered bun.
Instead, the Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich from Wendy's couldn't have been more disappointing. While it was nice to see a fish fillet with something resembling a natural shape and appealing, mildly-flavored texture, and the coating offered plenty of crunch, the inattention to the rest of the details cost the sandwich big points. Preparation was an issue as well; the sandwich we received was served at somewhere just south of room temperature, adorned with a chilly slice of unmelted, firm, and flavorless American cheese that definitely was not requested. The slightly stale (though severely squashed) bun barely held the whole thing together, and the overall sandwich ended up feeling oddly dry, in spite of a respectable smear of tangy, flavorful tartar sauce.
10. Chick-fil-A Fish Sandwich
Naturally, during the Lenten season, quick serve restaurants will promote their fish products even more. Probably the last place you'd expect to see one is Chick-fil-A, but even they jump in with an offering available for 40 days at select locations. Don't be shocked if the one near you doesn't carry it, but it does indeed exist.
Chick-fil-A puts their triangle-shaped fish patties — usually three pieces — on their standard bun with lettuce and tomato. But here's the funny thing... it's so inconsistent from location to location that some will throw pickles on there, and some won't. And sometimes it's just two pieces of fish on your bun. Look, it's not their specialty to serve fish, and while it may be more of a courtesy to their Catholic patrons, it's obvious that it's not their thing. The fish tastes like the same kind you occasionally pick up in the frozen food aisle when it's on sale and you're feeling nostalgic about your youth. This is a fish sandwich that's strictly for the completist who wants to eat everything on the menu once or if you're stuck on a Friday in March and the only place around is a Chick-fil-A that will keep you from breaking those Lenten rules.
9. Hardee's/Carl's Jr. Redhook Beer Battered Fish Sandwich
If Hardee's/Carl Jr. (which is the same place, basically) were a state, they'd be Texas. Everything they carry is just big, and they're proud of it. Sometimes the name is just big, like the fish sandwich, which goes by Redhook Beer Battered Fish Sandwich. If that sounds partially familiar to you, well Redhook is a real beer in the "craft" variety.
The Hardee's/Carl's Jr. fish sandwich is the same at both locations — just like with their chicken sandwich and 99 percent of everything else on their menu. Yes, it's big, but not really in the redonkulous variety of everything else they serve, but still there is a lot of fish going on here (probably too much). The standard order should come with lettuce, tomato, and way too much tartar sauce...should because for some reason it seems like a tomato misses the order more times than it hits it. Regardless, it's actually not a bad sandwich. The fish is flaky for the most part, and tastes like it lived in the sea at some point in its existence. The problem is the bun seemingly never holds up under the weight of all that tartar and Orca-sized filet. It'll do in a pinch if you're hankering for something from the sea.
8. Burger King Big Fish
Evaluating fast food fish sandwiches can be tricky business, mostly because there are so many variables in preparation that can make even a potentially great fish sandwich wildly unpalatable. Freshness is key, and for this reason, most fast food restaurants prepare their fish sandwiches to order... but that doesn't mean there aren't a few unlucky outliers.
The Burger King Big Fish sounds like everything a fast food fried fish sandwich should be, featuring "100 percent White Alaskan Pollock, breaded with crispy panko breading and topped with sweet tartar sauce, tangy pickles, all on top of a toasted brioche-style bun." It sounds almost perfect, but the reality can be a little different.
The sandwich we tasted was piled with limp, soggy lettuce, steam-heated by the fish fillet into an unappealing tangle of wet shreds. The sandwich was severely over-dressed in a yellowish tartar sauce that looked like it had sat out for hours, and the fish itself was mushy and over-coated. The bun was oddly chewy, and caused most of the contents of the sandwich to spill out into the oil-spattered paper it was wrapped in.
7. Long John Silver's Classic Fish Sandwich
Hang on! Before you jump in your vehicle of choice and head down to the local Long John Silver's to try a sandwich, you better make sure they actually have a sandwich on the menu. There's a good chance that the Long John Silver's near you doesn't serve a sandwich.Does the Long John Silver's nearby also masquerade as a Taco Bell? Odds are they won't carry the sandwich. If there's a KFC/Long John Silver's combo, they might carry the sandwich. An old school, standalone Long John Silver's? They better have the sandwich.
Let's just say that if by chance they do indeed have the sandwich... here's what you'll get. It's on a hoagie roll with lettuce, pickles, and a healthy dose of tartar sauce, and it's going to be the same diamond shaped piece of fish you get in the basket that you should be ordering — so the fish is fine and the tempura batter is still crunchy. The bread and toppings really serves as "extras" for a fish that can stand alone. If you're going to Long John Silver's you're probablynot going for a sandwich, and it should stay that way. Not to mention the fact that if you want one, you're going to have to hunt for it — and it's definitelynot worth the hunt.
6. Captain D's Giant Fish Sandwich
If you have a Captain D's in your area, you know the score. For those who aren't as lucky, think of it as a Long John Silver's with a southern flare — it might not be theexactsame, but it's not too far off. When you think Captain D's, you're certainly going for the fish and chips, or maybe their butterfly shrimp, but they additionally feature a sandwich, because of course.
The goodly Captain doesn't mess around with some form-fitting filet in a square or semi-square, oh no, they go big with the appropriately named Giant Fish Sandwich. It's two pieces of their signature fish plopped on a bun with lettuce, and double tartar sauce (on the top and bottom buns). Captain D's makes some mighty fine fish — if there's a drawback to it, it's that all their dishes are salty. The Giant Fish sandwich packs a... you're not going to believe this... 1940 mg of sodium in a single serving. Yeah, it comes from the ocean, but doesn't mean you have to make it that salty! If you're on a low-salt diet, this is a no-go sandwich. It is tasty, but buyer beware — that's an awful lot of salt.
5. Culver's North Atlantic Cod Sandwich
Culver's has quite the eclectic menu; there aren't a lot of places that carry things like a pork sandwich and a pot roast sandwich. They naturally carry a fish sandwich as well — the North Atlantic Cod Sandwich. Just like Culver's builds their chicken untraditionally, the cod is laid out differently than most.
On a buttered hoagie roll (but not super long, sort of a mini-hoagie), sits the fish with lettuce, shredded cheese, and a unique tartar sauce. That tartar sauce is very mild, and though it's advertised as having olives, capers, and sweet relish, it's more like a light mayonnaise. The beauty of Culver's is that everything is cooked to order, so you're going to get a super fresh piece of cod, and it's a nice healthy size. You can even make a strong case that the bun is the best of any fast food fish sandwich.
Culver's fish, however, is a bit on the bland side. There's not a lot of flavor going on with the crunchy coating, and that's a big miss. There's something to be said for a fresh piece of fried fish, but with all the other things on the menu, this isn't going to be a go-to every time.
4. Arby's Crispy Fish Sandwich
The Crispy Fish Sandwich from Arby's isn't always available at every location all year long, but when this limited time offering returns, it's worth snapping up. The sandwich we sampled was cooked fresh to order, as indicated by the person working the window who invited us to "just pull up to the curb," because our order was going to be a few more minutes. For the fast food fish aficionado, this is an exciting phrase.
The wait was almost worth it. Opening the bag released a fog of sweetly-scented seafood steam, enrobing a piping hot sandwich that looked almost exactly like the picture on the menu, which is a rare feat. The enormous fish fillet itself felt like real food, with a natural shape and tender layers of flaked fish that pulled apart slightly with each bite. Unfortunately, the fish wasn't uniform in flavor; some bites were mild, while others were intensely, overly fishy. The tangy dressing was a tad overpowering, causing a bit of palate burnout which you really start to notice on the "back 40" of this sandwich, and the hot iceberg lettuce was as big a problem on this fish sandwich — as with others we tried.
3. White Castle Fish Slider
Look, no one is as surprised to see this as high in the ranking as we are. After all, what could a chain made famous by steamed onion burger bites possibly know about the fried fish sandwich game?
To our surprise, White Castle's stripped-down approach to sliders translates particularly well into seafood form. The tiny pucks of minced Alaskan Pollock in the Fish Sliderare crispy and flavorful, without an excessive amount of breading. That's a good thing, on a slider-sized sandwich where the bun itself tends to dominate the flavors of the rest of the sandwich. This was also one of the few fast food fish sandwiches we tasted where the junior-sized slice of American cheese peeking adorably out from the edges of the bun actually seemed to complement the overall sandwich, adding a creamy balance of flavor to the slider. Ask for yours with tartar sauce, since otherwise, the Fish Slider can be a tad on the dry side.
2. McDonald's Filet-O-Fish
After almost 60 years, could the sandwich that started it all, the one that summarily trounced Ray Kroc's visions of pineapple sandwiches way back in 1962, still hold its ground in a sea of similar fast food fried fish sandwiches?
Look, when evaluated strictly line-by-line, in a comparison of ingredient quality, innovative recipes, or preparation, the Filet-O-Fish falls short by almost every metric. Made with a minced puck of Alaskan Pollock, puzzlingly topped with a half-slice of American cheese that defies the laws of science by melting in the areas where it comes in direct contact with the fish, but remaining mysteriously solid and firm elsewhere, and drenched in what can sometimes be a veritable RIVER of creamy tartar sauce, the Filet-O-Fish is never going to win any beauty contests.
However, the Filet-o-Fish is so much more than a combination of unlikely ingredients, thanks to one important element: The steamed bun. Each bite of the soft, steamy bun fuses the sandwich into a puffy little bite of seafaring satisfaction, with none of the hot shards of lettuce endemic in other fast food fish sandwiches to stand in the way of the experience. The Filet-O-Fish doesn't hope to compete with the artisanal-sounding ingredients found at other chains, and it never forgets who it is: A taste of mild, crispy fried fish, topped with a quart of tartar sauce and served on an angel's kiss of a steamed bun. Score one that's been freshly made, and you'll end up with a diminutive little sandwich that sets you back about two bucks, and feels like a hug in your mouth.
1. Popeyes Seafood Po'boy
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Popeyes continues to change the game with its under-appreciated po' boy lineup, featuring your choice of hand-breaded chicken strips, fish fillets, or battered shrimp, dredged in the chain's signature blend of herbs and spices and crispy-fried to perfection. What sets the fish version of their seafood sandwich apart from competitors, however, is the bread. Instead of opting for another sad, stale, nondescript round bun, Popeyes serves up their fish New Orleans style, on a French-style baguette that perfectly balances a crispy outside with a fluffy, lightly chewy inside.
The fish itself is extra-crispy and pleasantly flaky, if a little over-breaded. A sprinkle of crunchy lettuce and a portion of tartar sauce that seems like something a human being would want, as opposed to a time-traveling mutant cyborg from the future that derives its strength to save all of mankind entirely from tartar sauce, is a welcome departure from the approach of competing chains.
Is Wendy's fish sandwich real fish? ›
Savor our Wild-Caught Alaskan Pollock fillet coated in crispy panko breading topped with lettuce, a slice of American cheese, pickles and creamy dill tartar sauce, all served on our premium bun.Is Arby's fish sandwich real fish? ›
The Fish Sandwich is back at Arby's! Made with light, flaky fish fillets, served with Arby's delicious tartar sauce, fresh lettuce, and always made fresh when you order. Francis Watts Randy and 313 others like this.Is Mcdonald's fish sandwich real fish? ›
We use wild-caught Alaska Pollock for our Filet-O-Fish® sandwich in the U.S., which is 100% sourced from sustainable fisheries. Why is sustainable fish so important to us? Because it helps protect our oceans—something that's important to you. Interested in learning more about the Filet-O-Fish®?Is Wendy's panko fish sandwich good? ›
Corporate B.S. aside, Wendy's makes a decent fish sandwich. The panko breading provides a really nice crunch, I got crispy in each bite. The fry on the fish was solid, the square 'fillet' was moist and flaky on the inside, but it was a bit under seasoned and polluck needs help because it is a milder fish.What kind of fish is in Burger King's Big fish sandwich? ›
100% White Alaskan Pollock with crispy panko breading, sweet tartar sauce, and crunchy pickles on a toasted brioche-style bun.What kind of fish is Arby's fish? ›
CONTAINS: FISH (Pollock), SOY, WHEAT.Is Popeyes Fish Sandwich real flounder? ›
The Flounder Fish Sandwich includes a wild caught, flaky flounder fillet on a brioche bun with cured pickles and tartar sauce. The spicy version finds the flounder fillet seasoned in a mix of Cajun and spicy seasoning.How good are Arby's fish sandwiches? ›
This is definitely a sizeable sandwich, and the oblong piece of fish stretches beyond the bun. The breading on the fish is nicely seasoned with some added spice, and it has some crunch. It's not a very thick filet, but satisfying enough with good taste and no fishiness.Does Sonic have a Fish Sandwich? ›
Local Favorite! A 100% Alaskan Pollock fillet fried in cripy panko breading and topped with crisp lettuce, creamy tartar sauce, crinkle cut pickles, and served on a warm, brioche bun.What meat is in a McRib? ›
The McRib starts with seasoned boneless pork dipped in a tangy BBQ sauce, topped with slivered onions and dill pickles, all served on a toasted homestyle bun. When everything combines you have BBQ pork sandwich perfection.
Who makes McDonald's fish patties? ›
The Bering Sea is one of the best places to catch wild Alaskan Pollock. McDonald's is the other. From the dock at Dutch Harbor, Kenny Longaker sets out on his boat, the Defender, to catch the wild Alaskan Pollock used in our Filet-O-Fish® sandwich. Alaskan Pollock is a fast-growing species.What kind of fish does Culver's use? ›
Our North Atlantic Cod are wild-caught in the icy Barents Sea, north of the Arctic Circle. “Those waters are pristine, cold, clean and rich in flavorful nutrients. And that comes through in the cod,” says Terje, a fifth generation fish supplier who has been providing Culver's North Atlantic Cod for over 20 years.Does KFC make a fish sandwich? ›
— KFC Corp. is extending its popular Snacker line of sandwiches with the introduction of the company's new Fish Snacker.Does Dairy Queen sell fish sandwiches? ›
Wild Alaskan Fish Sandwich | Dairy Queen® Menu.What fish does Arby's use in their fish sandwich? ›
Their Crispy Fish Sandwich is the same as it was back in 2018 and is a classically prepared Alaskan Pollock fillet crispy-fried to a nice golden brown, topped with tartar sauce, shredded lettuce and served on a sesame seed bun.What is Dairy Queen fish sandwich made of? ›
The Wild Alaskan Fish Sandwich includes a fried wild-caught Alaskan Pollock fillet and lettuce that is topped with tartar sauce all on a toasted bun.Is Burger King big fish real fish? ›
The Big Fish is 100% White Alaskan Pollock, breaded with crispy panko breading and topped with sweet tartar sauce, tangy pickles, all on top of a toasted brioche-style bun.What kind of fish does Long John Silver's use? ›
Long John Silver's wild-caught Cod and Pollack come from the icy waters of the North Pacific Ocean, one of the best-managed and most sustainable fisheries in the world. LJS fish is fresh-caught, and flash-frozen while still aboard the fishing boats to lock in the flavor.What kind of fish is Popeyes? ›
Tender, premium whole-fillet whitefish seasoned in our own savory blend of Louisiana spices then served up crispy in our Southern-style crumb breading. At participating locations only.What is Arby's King Hawaiian fish sandwich? ›
Meanwhile, the King's Hawaiian Fish Deluxe Sandwich consists of a crispy fish fillet with shredded lettuce, tartar sauce, tomatoes and cheddar cheese on a toasted King's Hawaiian roll. In addition to the returning fish sandwiches, Arby's is also welcoming back the perennial fan-favorite Mint Chocolate Shake.
Who has the new fish sandwich? ›
Popeyes' new fish entrée comes in regular and spicy varieties on its signature white bread bun. The only difference between the two is the sauce.How good is Popeyes fish sandwich? ›
It is somewhat crispy and there is a good ratio of fish to breading. The fish is light and flakey and mild in flavor, good for a drive thru seafood selection. Of course, it's not like getting a fresh catch at a fine seafood restaurant but it is not fishy tasting and cetainly serves the purpose intended.What kind of fish is Bojangles fish sandwich? ›
The Bojangler features a fried, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock filet dusted with Bojangles' famous seasoning and topped with a slice of American cheese and tartar sauce. "At Bojangles we're experts in the art of Southern cooking.What is Arby's best selling sandwich? ›
The best-selling menu item at Arby's is the Classic Roast Beef Sandwich!What fish makes best sandwich? ›
Cod, a good white fish for frying: I like to use cod for this fish sandwich recipe because it's fairly inexpensive, and has a mild, flakey interior that takes on good flavor from a quick marination. Other good options for a fish sandwich are tilapia, halibut (though it can be quite pricy), snapper, or catfish.Are Arby's fish sandwiches still two for $6? ›
The updated 2 For $6 Everyday Value deal now includes any two of the following select menu items for 6 bucks: Crispy Fish Sandwich: A sesame seed bun sandwiching crispy-fried, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock, shredded lettuce and tartar sauce.Does Chick Fil A do a fish sandwich? ›
Two premium Pacific cod filets are breaded and cooked to crispy perfection, served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips. Available as a 2-count or 3-count order. Seasonal item; available at participating locations only.What kind of fish sandwich does Wendy's have? ›
Wendy's takes a crispy panko-breaded Alaskan Pollock fillet and tops it with creamy tartar sauce, lettuce, and cheddar cheese. The sandwich is served on Wendy's signature warm and toasted bun. This delicious fish sandwich is a customer favorite every year!Does Wendy's sell fish sandwiches 2022? ›
Wendy's Bringing Back Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich for 2022 Lenten Season. The Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich is making its return to Wendy's.Why was the McRib discontinued? ›
The McRib made its debut in 1981, but was pulled from the menu four years later due to poor sales.
Why did they remove the McRib? ›
Sales were mediocre, however, and it was removed in 1985 as McDonald's executives determined that pork is not eaten frequently enough in the United States to stay on the menu. After several years, it returned for a promotion. It is more popular in Germany and Luxembourg, where it remains a permanent item.What part of the cow is the McRib? ›
According to McDonald's, McRibs are primarily made of ground boneless pork shoulder emulsified with water, spices, dextrose sugar, and preservatives to refine its flavor and texture.What oil is Filet-O-Fish fried in? ›
You may be interested to note, however, that although the Filet-o-Fish® patty is fried in the restaurants in non-hydrogenated vegetable oil, this oil could come into contact with oil that has been used to fry our chicken products. This can occur during the filtration process for the oil.Is McDonald's getting rid of Filet-O-Fish? ›
The Filet-O-Fish recipe has taken some new turns since the 1960s, now using sustainable Alaskan Pollock, but it seems to be a permanent item on the McDonald's menu as one of the only pescatarian-friendly options.What is McDonald's tartar sauce made of? ›
McDonalds Tartar Sauce is easy to make at home
You only need mayonnaise, a bit of sugar, some dill pickle relish, and some chopped white onion. This tartar sauce tastes perfect on your favorite fish fillets.
Choose from four Cod fillets hand-dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown or our farm-raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Both served with steak fries, cole slaw and either biscuits or corn muffins.What kind of fish does Applebee's use? ›
Applebee's hand-battered fish and chips recipe is easy, light, and crispy. Lightly battered haddock fillets, served with golden brown, crunchy fries.Does Culvers really hand batter their fish? ›
Caught fresh in the icy North Atlantic, our cod is hand cut, hand battered and golden fried after you order. Served with a classic Culver's family recipe tartar sauce featuring olives, capers and sweet relish, your choice of two classic sides, plus a warm dinner roll. Note: Seafood may contain bones.Is Alaskan Pollock a good fish to eat? ›
Wild Alaska Pollock is a delicious, flaky fish, as versatile as it is nutritious—you can enjoy it breaded, on a bun, or even as part of your favorite recipe. A low-calorie food, Wild Alaska Pollock is one of the healthiest natural foods in the world.Is Burger King fish real fish? ›
The Big Fish is 100% White Alaskan Pollock, breaded with crispy panko breading and topped with sweet tartar sauce, tangy pickles, all on top of a toasted brioche-style bun.
Is Popeyes fish sandwich real fish? ›
The Flounder Fish Sandwich includes a wild caught, flaky flounder fillet on a brioche bun with cured pickles and tartar sauce. The spicy version finds the flounder fillet seasoned in a mix of Cajun and spicy seasoning. Popeyes is offering the sandwich nationwide for a price of $4.49.What is Arby's fish made of? ›
Their Crispy Fish Sandwich is the same as it was back in 2018 and is a classically prepared Alaskan Pollock fillet crispy-fried to a nice golden brown, topped with tartar sauce, shredded lettuce and served on a sesame seed bun.Which is better cod or pollock? ›
For the same reason, the content of healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 in Alaska pollock is almost twice higher than in Pacific cod. Other differences in nutritional value or taste are not so significant, while Alaska pollock has a great advantage due to its more affordable price.Are there worms in pollock? ›
Roundworms, called nematodes, are the most common parasite found in saltwater fish, such as cod, plaice, halibut, rockfish, herring, pollock, sea bass and flounder, according to Seafood Health Facts, an online resource about seafood products operated by the Delaware Sea Grant.What is the cleanest fish to eat? ›
5 of the Healthiest Fish to Eat
- Atlantic Mackerel. ...
- Salmon, Wild-Caught (including canned) ...
- Sardines, Wild-Caught (including canned) ...
- Rainbow Trout (and some types of Lake) ...
Tender, premium whole-fillet whitefish seasoned in our own savory blend of Louisiana spices then served up crispy in our Southern-style crumb breading.Does Chick Fil A have a fish sandwich? ›
Two premium Pacific cod filets are breaded and cooked to crispy perfection, served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips. Available as a 2-count or 3-count order. Seasonal item; available at participating locations only.Does Sonic have a fish sandwich? ›
Local Favorite! A 100% Alaskan Pollock fillet fried in cripy panko breading and topped with crisp lettuce, creamy tartar sauce, crinkle cut pickles, and served on a warm, brioche bun.What does Burger King call their fish sandwich? ›
It is currently sold as the BK Big Fish sandwich in the United States and Canada. Internationally the fish sandwich is also known as the BK Fish, BK Fish'n Crisp burger, Fish King and Fish Royale in those markets.Is Popeyes flounder sandwich really flounder? ›
This sandwich reels in a flounder filet that is dipped in breading full of Cajun-spiced seasonings and then sent for a quick swim in the deep-fryer. It is then put together with one of them fancy toasted brioche buns and crisp barrel-cured pickles (not just any pickles, mind you, barrel-cured pickles).
What kind of fish is used in Arby's fish and chips? ›
The Arby's Crispy Fish Sandwich features wild-caught Alaskan Pollock, crispy-fried to golden-brown perfection with tartar sauce and iceberg lettuce, topped with a sesame seed bun.What is Culver's fish sandwich made of? ›
Caught in the icy North Atlantic, our fish is hand cut, hand battered and cooked to order. Topped with a Culver's family recipe tartar sauce featuring olives, capers and sweet relish, crisp lettuce and Wisconsin Cheddar. Served on a lightly buttered, toasted hoagie roll.