Feb 18, 2013

Review: Wendy's - Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich

Wendy's Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich is their seasonal seafood offering around this time of year. It features a hand-cut fillet of North Pacific Cod, breaded in a deep-fried panko crumb coating along with lettuce and tartar sauce on a buttered and toasted bun.

My local Wendy's offers them for $3.49, but I received this one courtesy of Wendy's.

The bun used here is Wendy's premium bun that they use for their non-junior hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. It's pretty soft and has a distinct buttery flavor.

The fish fillet comes cut to a decent thickness and has a satisfyingly, if oily, crispy coating. There wasn't too much in the way of seasoning to the breading though. The fish filet inside was tender and flaky with a very light flavor.

The lettuce was fresh and crisp and the tartar sauce wasn't too heavy. In fact, the sauce was too light.

While the textures of Wendy's Premium Fish Fillet were spot on, the taste was fairly lacking. The whole sandwich came off as bland. I thought the tartar sauce might pick up as I ate, but it didn't.

Nutritional Info - Wendy's Premium Fish Fillet Sandwich (191g)
Calories - 510 (from Fat - 230)
Fat - 26g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 970mg
Carbs - 51g (Sugar - 7g)
Protein - 18g


  1. Man I can't believe this is priced the same as the Filet O Fish at McDonalds. I cannot believe how much McD's wants for that thing! I would still take this over the Filet O Fish any day. My local McD's has a Large Fry/Filet Mix and Match where you buy one you get the other for 50 cents. I got 3 Filets and 1 fry and it came to over $8 still!

  2. My local Arbys has them 2 for $4. Quite a bargain considering they are twice the size of a mcd filet. They are on a nice sesame seed bun with lettuce and tarter. The lettuce was wilted and they lacked cheese (my only complaint)

  3. If any one is interested in giving the Wendy's fish sandwich another try, I would suggest asking them to add cheese to the sandwich. It will cost just a little extra and I agree that the fish itself lacks a little flavor, but the added cheese makes for an eatable sandwich.


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