Culver’s Walleye Sandwich

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Culver's Walleye Sandwich

Looks: This walleye must have been the Yao Ming of walleyes, because it’s about 100% longer than the filet featured in their ad. (Not that I’m complaining.) It reminds me of the hobos in cartoons that are wearing shoes that are five sizes too small, so their feet split out the end of the shoes and they wear the shoes more like sandals. Do you know what I mean? The shoe in this case is the bun, and the hobo foot is the fish. 2.5 out of 5

Taste: I’m not sure that Culver’s can make a non-delicious food. Their butterburgers are amazing, and this sandwich was almost as good. Crispy, crunchy breading; moist, delicious fish; soft, chewy bun. At one point while eating this sandwich, I tried to open my mouth so wide that I actually hurt myself. Does that paint a picture of how quickly I was trying to cram this fish into my gullet?

The only deduction I’m taking due to a slight bitter aftertaste I got after two or three bites; I’m not sure if that’s unique to walleye or if it was related to residual cooking oil, but it wasn’t enough to stop me from immediately wanting to go buy another one. 4.5 out of 5

Note: The walleye sandwich is a promotional item and will only be available through Easter Sunday (April 4).

15 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    wtf is “Culver’s”? never heard of it. please stick to national items, or else what’s the point?

  2. FoodIRL says:

    There are Culvers in 17 states: http://culvers.know-where.com/culvers/

  3. Anonymous says:

    can you at least clue us in when you’re talking about something regional? say, “non-flyover people can skip this post”?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Now isn’t this difficult, finding something on the internet that isn’t especially for you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It kinda looks like a little fish has been battered and fried whole and stuck in a bun… O_O

  6. Blurgle says:

    Next you’ll be whining that you “deserve” a hot girlfriend, or that you “deserve” a B for completing the required reading. (Excuse me for assuming that you’re extremely young, but it’s hard to believe that anyone with actual experience of the real world could have the entitlement complex you seem to have.)

    In other words, grow up – the world doesn’t exist to cater to you.

  7. Stephanie says:

    I went to Culver’s today for lunch and had this, it was really good although mine was so hot I burned my tongue a bit. There was some residual hot oil on it that caused most of the damage, but once it cooled down I whole-heartedly agree with this rating.

  8. Stephanie says:

    I wouldn’t complain if he did a review of In-n-out burger or White Castle, even though those aren’t in my region, so I see no reason why others should complain about him doing reviews of Culver’s.

  9. Brian Miller says:

    Culver’s is one of those places where no matter what you order they seem surprised, and the teenager at the counter has to turn around and stare at the menu board. I imagine a seasonal item would really throw them. It’s too nerve-racking for me to order there.
    And that thing looks for all the world like a deep-fried geoduck clam with the shell transmogrified into a bun.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Quite a generous “Looks” rating. Compared with some of your other rating, I would have assumed this got a 1 or 0. Where are the divets in the bun? Where is the cheese and sauce? Lettuce? I think i see one little remnant of it under that monstrous piece of fish.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think you’re top pic is the North Atlantic Cod Filet, which could account for the different size and shape of the fish. Check out the pics on their site.

  12. FoodIRL says:

    I’ve always had good service at Culvers’; must just be depending on how well your local Culver’s trains their employees.

  13. Dad says:

    Education, my foul-fingered friend. Education.

  14. John says:

    The fish looks really tasty. The bread and what bit of lettuce is poking out looks disgusting. I’m continually amazed at how fast food restaurants can turn something so simple (lettuce, bread, sauce, etc) into something so gross looking. I live in Michigan, but have never heard or been to Culver’s before. I may just have to check them out…

  15. Bob says:

    The only deduction I’m taking due to a slight bitter aftertaste I got after two or three bites; I’m not sure if that’s unique to walleye or if it was related to residual cooking oil, but it wasn’t enough to stop me from immediately wanting to go buy another one.

    I noticed the bitter aftertaste with my first ever Culver’s walleye sandwich yesterday. I bought one again today, but got mayo instead of tartar sauce, and no bitterness at all, just a wonderful tasting sandwich! Culver’s adds sweet relish, dill relish, and green olives to their tartar, I much prefered the mayo.

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