We tried the fried fish sandwiches from the biggest names in fast-food - and the winner is clear

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish Fast Food Fish Sandwich 8

Hollis Johnson

From the Norse braving the icy northern seas to Columbus aimlessly bumbling into the Caribbean, the ocean has struck fear and trepidation in the heart of man.

A similar feeling of hesitation often accompanies something else from the sea: fast-food fish sandwiches.

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish - created for Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent - started the trend in 1962. Since then, most fast-food chains have a Lent-approved fish sandwich.
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But are they any good? "Fast-food fish" doesn't sound seaworthy on paper. We decided to taste test fish sandwiches from seven major chains to find out which fishwichs fill our sails, and which ones deserve a keelhauling.