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John Matarase tests the best fish sandwiches and finds a surprising winner.
File photo, fried fish

Who has the best Lenten fish sandwich?

We find taste test winner, and lowest price

It's that time of year again, the Friday fish sandwich rush. And every Tri Stater has a personal favorite.

Ray Moon of Anderson Township, like a lot of people, likes the sandwich that started it all.

"Between fast food," he said, "I would say McDonald's, probably because they've had it for a long time and its pretty good."

Michelle Miller likes another popular favorite. "My favorite fish sandwich would have to be Arby's," she said.

So which is best? I'm not going to choose, or half of our WCPO viewers will be very unhappy. Need to stay neutral in this one.

Business Insider compares popular chains

So we turned to Business Insider, which just did an extensive taste test of the major national chains.

Of the major chains. the report said:

They did not rate a hometown Cincinnati favorite, Frisch's.

Best deals on fish

Of course, it's often a case of "you get what you pay for." We wanted to know which chain has the best value.

But the best deal of all might be your local church fish fry because you're helping a good cause. Plus, it tastes really good.

That way you don't waste your money.


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