It’s Friday and that means another fast food fish review. Last week we focused on the Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich from Wendy’s and today we unfortunately take a step down. Introducing the bigger, but not better, BK Big Fish Sandwich from Burger King.
First off, the “Big Fish” title holds true. There is some pretty decent weight to this sandwich. By no means humongous, at least this sandwich dwarfs the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. With a price of $3.09, I felt it was a pretty good value for the size. I think I’ll stop there with the positives. Turns out this “Big Fish” was a “Big Disappointment”. On looks alone, the bun looks to be quality. Truthfully, the bread is overwhelmingly dry. It makes the entire sandwich have more of a bread taste than a fish taste. Maybe that’s a good thing because the breaded fish patty wasn’t all that much better. It looks like a thick tile you could patch a hole in your roof with. The white fish “tile” seemed to be a little undercooked and I can’t figure out how that’s possible from a deep fried patty. You’re better off finding something in the frozen food seafood section than with the BK Big Fish. The tartar sauce tasted OK, but it couldn’t help the overall dryness of the sandwich. The lettuce is what I’d expect from Burger King lettuce, limp and pale.
I’ve had the BK Big Fish Sandwich in the past and it never really impressed me. Disappointing, considering Burger King is among my favorites as far as fast food goes. This fish sandwich is just too dry. Catch and release is my recommendation.
- 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.
Grubbing on the Go: 7.75/10
GrubGrade: 5.50/10 (Mediocre)
(Overall GrubGrade is not an average)
Nutrition Facts – BK Big Fish Sandwich
Calories – 640
Calories from Fat – n/a
Total Fat – 32 grams
Saturated Fat – 6 grams
Trans Fat – 2.5 grams
Cholesterol – 65 milligrams
Sodium – 1450 milligrams
Carbs – 67 grams
Dietary fiber – 3 grams
Sugar – 9 grams
Protein – 24 grams