The Fork You Crew had to check out the amazingly low priced Fish Sandwich combo at Arby’s as a part of our Top Fish research. And it comes with curly fries – score!
Check out Arby’s scores on the Top Fish rubric:
Arby’s has never been one of my go to fast food chains. I remember really enjoying their chicken tenders and curly fries, but the tenders have been replaced by popcorn chicken at our normal location. On to the fish sandwich - This will do in a pinch. It is a thicker piece of fish, which I like but appears to be pieces and parts formed into a frozen fillet. My bun was falling apart. I liked the shredded lettuce and the tangy tarter sauce.
If you are tired of beef, the fish will do.
I liked this fish sandwich…I’m not sure you can beat the value.
It’s not a huge fish sandwich. It was just an ordinary Arby’s sesame seed bun (which I like- I’m not intimidated by a non-toasted bun!) with an average size piece of fish. I was impressed that the fish was bigger than the bun and was hanging over the edge. I liked the taste of the fish and shredded lettuce is always a plus.
On the downside, I had to do a lot of re-assembling when I got it. Not a big deal because I usually have to perform re-allocation at a fast food joint to make sure everything is evenly distributed. The real bummer was the crispiness of the fish. There wasn’t any. It was kinda rubbery. I know the fryer was working…I could see it and my fries were hot and crispy.
This sandwich would have been great if the fish was crispy…especially if you factor in the curly fries.
The fish fillet was shaped like real fish, but in a fast food restaurant and for the price, I wonder if it is indeed a fillet or pressed-together fishness. Seemed like a fillet to me.
Size was average and what I expected for the price. The bun was a soft sesame seed bun, not even toasted. It was the low-point of the meal.
The breading has great potential. However my breading was soft, as if it had been made ahead and parked under the red warming lamps, waiting on me to order it for the past 10 minutes. I know they have a frying mechanism in that kithcen. Toss that baby in the hot oil and crisp up the breading. Oh, and toast the bun or get multi-grain or something. Then this sandwich would be great.
For the price, though….it’s a great deal. Sandwich, fries (curly!) and a drink for $3.99.