Arby's Wild-Caught Alaskan Pollock sandwich is a crispy, golden fried delight that packs a punch of 900 milligrams of sodium. For a limited time, Arby's Crispy Fish Sandwich is back and it's a great alternative to meat for fast food lovers. The sandwich includes a fried fish fillet (pollock), lettuce, tartar sauce and sesame seeds. For those looking for something with a little more flavor, Arby's also offers the Crispy Fish 'n Cheddar sandwich, which is the same sandwich with cheddar cheese sauce.
The fish fillet is light and tasty, enhanced by spices but never too much. The tartar sauce and cold vegetables counteract the heat in a pleasing way. The fish fillet is larger than the bun and has a mild flavor, so it's not overly “fishy”. It may seem like a fish sandwich is healthier than other fast food options, but in reality, breading and sauce make it nutritionally questionable.
Arby's hopes that its customers will find their fish sandwich one step ahead of traditional fish sandwiches by offering a fish fillet larger than a bun with tasty flavors. It must be working because the fish sandwich returns every year, as early as December, and lasts until spring. The Fish n' Cheddar sandwich is the same but with cheddar cheese sauce to accompany the tartar sauce. The new Spicy Fish Sandwich includes a crispy fish fillet seasoned with spices, topped with diced fire-roasted jalapeños, shredded lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on a toasted sesame bun. I loved the fish, but once I put it in a different type of bun and I didn't like that bun, I just wish they had it there all year round so well.