My Popeye’s Cajun Fish Sandwich Taste Test! Does It Measure Up To Their Fried Chicken Sandwich?

Behold Popeye’s Cajun Fish Sandwich!

It was a premiere as big as Popeye’s Fried Chicken Sandwich: earlier this year, the fast food chain announced a new “cajun-seasoned” fried fish sandwich with much fanfare – and I had to try it!

As with the Fried Chicken Sandwich I had before, I ordered this from the drive-thru window…and then took it home to open it up to testing!

First, a big “A+” to Popeye’s for their colorful insulated bag that holds the sandwich! I love the look of it, and the sandwich itself is nestled in a paper wrapper inside as well:

The good news is that Popeye’s uses the same toasted brioche bun it uses for the fried chicken sandwich. It has a “buttery shine” on the outside, and is toasted brown on the inside. It’s delicious!

Time To Bite Down!

With that, I bit down – and guess what? Delicious!

The “tart-n-tangy” tartar sauce, along with the crisp, tart pickles are great! They are a perfect counter-balance to the hot, slightly greasy fish – but not in a bad way! Add the moderately fiery cajun seasoning and this sandwich is a winner!

I love the abundance of pickles and tartar – not too much, just the right amount to give me a great mix of flavors with every bite…and it’s surprisingly filling as well!

Bravo Popeye’s – you’ve got another winner here!

This follows my first ever bite of Popeye’s legendary Fried Chicken Sandwich earlier this year:

In fairness, this travelled a half hour before I ate it, so don’t knock them for the slightly wrinkled bun…the real question is: how did it taste?

Well, you can get the whole review by clicking on my story here:

Chef Achatz Does Fried Chicken Sandwiches Too!

Popeye’e is known for having the best fast food Fried Chicken Sandwich, but they aren’t the only ones making them now!

The brilliant Chef Grant Achatz has Chicago’s three-Michelin starred Alinea, as well as the “always changing” themes at his restaurant NEXT. Now, Achatz has a casual restaurant in Chicago’s Fulton Market district that has some of the most incredible “casual food” you can imagine – including a fried chicken sandwich!

This buttermilk-brined chicken thigh is perfectly cooked and coated – with crisp homemade pickles, sauce and shredded lettuce…and the restaurant offers so much more as well….click here to see this incredible restaurant up close:

If you enjoy these posts, why not subscribe and never miss out? It’s easy, and there are NO ads of any kind, just stuff I like…click on the main page and “follow” me on the upper right…

Leave me a comment with your thoughts on the Popeye’s Cajun Fish Sandwich!

Categories: cookbooks, Food, food blog, Food Review, Recipes, Restaurants, Wacky Food

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

8 replies

  1. You always find the best foods to showcase, John. I do like fish.


  2. Yum. We don’t have any in the area. But when I am out and about, I will give it a go!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I would love to try that, but would have to have it without Tartar Sauce. I never have liked the taste of that, might be the capers.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  4. Looks good! I’ll have to try it!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt with Rebecca Moon Ruark

Take It Easy

Retired, not expired: words from the after(work)life. And music. Lots of music!

Hey, Traveler

Sharing travel tips, ideas, and anecdotes with fellow wanderers, dreamers, doers, and lovers of life

Stevie Turner

Realist, writer, reader, reviewer and rocker.

Cornwall in Colours

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique

Let's Go To The Movies

Film and Theatre Lover!

SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.

Bite! Eat! Repeat!

52 Cookbooks. 52 Recipes. A Tasty 2022!

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

Tanooki Homemade Cafe

Yummy Homemade Food Recipes to Make You Smile:)

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author


Follow us as we follow the road


Travel Through Ireland and Europe

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV


Tea, Tours and Escapades

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

You can always start now

journaling to see some answers

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Observations. Adventures. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health


The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotropic Cinema and more

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists


Burgers, Books, Music, Movies, Offbeat Adventures & Pop Culture!


Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

%d bloggers like this: