Fish Sandwich Fridays: Lucky Burger

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In honor of Lent and in an attempt to revive my own (lapsed) Catholicism, I will be reviewing a fish sandwich (loosely defined) each Friday from a local Houston restaurant. Sorry, Mickey D's fans: no Filet-o-Fish. Feel free to send in your suggestions even if you're not a Fish Eater with a capital F.

The Fish Burger at Lucky Burger

Having spent some serious dough on an elaborate seafood meal earlier this week, I was in the mood for something cheap, simple, and a little greasy. So I went to Lucky Burger.

Although in the past I've relished the restaurant's juicy double cheeseburger and fried mushrooms, I had been wary of the "Unique Lucky's Burger" section of the menu. Lucky Burger, I reasoned, can't possibly make good burgers and fried rice and fish sandwiches.

But then I heard through the grapevine that Lucky's fish sandwich was actually pretty good, in that fast food sort of way.

Still harboring low expectations, I ordered one to-go around mid-afternoon. Not so much a patty as a filet, the fish "burger" was composed of whitefish (cod, I'm pretty sure) breaded and fried, lettuce, tomato, pickles and tartar sauce. The fresh, yeasty bun and surprisingly crisp and tasty breadcrumbs put it a step above your run-of-the-mill cheap fish sandwich, but the grease and gluey tartar sauce definitely reminded me that I hadn't purchased haute organic cuisine.

All in all, it was hardly transcendent but definitely fine. It probably would have been just a bit more satisfying if I had skipped the tartar sauce and requested extra tomatoes and a slice of cheese. And now I'm in the mood for a higher-class fish sandwich. Stay tuned.



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Lucky Burger - CLOSED

1601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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12 comments
Cmetz2468
Cmetz2468

What-a-catch with cheese, japs, bacon, onion, lettuce, tomato and lite tartar. The BEST!

Matthew
Matthew

apparently chick-fil-a is offering fish sandwiches on fridays right now.

Bfeatherston450
Bfeatherston450

Better yet, why not review the Friday Lenten Fish Dinners at Catholic churches. At St. John Vianney, reservations are recommended.

Evan
Evan

I heard a story that back in the '70s, one would go through the drive-thru at Lucky Burger and ask for a fish sandwich. However, there was no fish sandwich on the menu. Rather, the guy at the window would give you a dime-bag. It doesn't matter if the story is true, it is a good story.

fish eater person
fish eater person

and say the Rosary while you eat your fish. You lapsed Catlick you.

Jhangten
Jhangten

Try the catfich po boy at Little Bitty Burger Barn with their fresh cut fries, the best

Fatty FatBastard
Fatty FatBastard

I put this poll up, and the greatest response I got was Beck's Prime's swordfish. Let me know how it is. I'm tempted, but nothing has ever beaten the filet o' fish. And I need something to beat that damn sandwich.

Krcapers
Krcapers

Gotta try the catfish sandwich at Roznovsky's. Sounds weird for a hamburger place to have a really great fish sandwich but it's on the menu year round. Freshly breaded and served on a hoagie bun with all the fixins. For Lent they have just added a Shrimp PoBoy too, don't know if that will be around after lent but it should be.!

katie
katie

The fish sandwich at Houston's/Hillstone is delicious.

thefifthtaster
thefifthtaster

I am really excited about this! Great idea, can't wait for the next review.

Wooderson
Wooderson

That's someburger in the heights.

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