After reviewing nine local fish sandwiches during Lent, we have now compiled the results.
And the Top Fish is:
…the Big Fish Sandwich from the Fresh Seafood Company at Capitol Market. For $5.50 you receive two large snow cod fillets, coated with a peppery breading and fried crisp, on a large, buttery croissant. Tartar and hot sauces accompany this satisfying sandwich. It was the first sandwich we reviewed and couldn’t be beat by any we encountered later on.
Some memorable quotes from the review include:
- Misty said ” I loved the peppery coating”
- Phil enjoyed the hot sauce served alongside
- Susan said “The thin fillets turned out to be a bonus: layering two thin fillets instead of one thick one means you get four layers of that golden brown crispy breading in every bite! “
- Misty said ” I loved the croissant”
- Susan said “Indeed this is a large sandwich”
Fresh Seafood Company will be presented with a Certificate to commemorate this honor.
“But how did the other sandwiches stack up?” you ask. Here’s a Results Chart showing each sandwich’s overall score, fish quality and value ratings:
Coming in a close second, was the WV trout sandwich at Bluegrass Kitchen. The price ($10) caused the reviewers to downgrade this sandwich on value which yielded a second place finish.
The lowest scoring sandwich was at Captain D’s due to a pitiful bun, soggy breading and poor presentation.
The Fresh Seafood Company and Bluegrass Kitchen both received a perfect rating for fish quality.
For value, Arby’s was rated the highest with a tasty sandwich, fries and a drink for only $2.99 and tied with our winning sandwich, The Big Fish sandwich for $5.50.
After all this fish talk, that sandwich at Fresh Seafood Company sounds like a good idea for today’s lunch…