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The original McD’s fish sandwich from Cincinnati was nothing like the square fish thing they serve today. The original filet-o-fish from Lou Groen’s McD restaurants contained two 3″ perfectly fried logs of halibut with a little shredded lettuce and tarter sauce for 39 cents (back in the mid 1960’s). If you wanted a slice of cheese, they added 5 cents. The McD hamburger was 15 cents. Back then, the main competitor in Cincy was Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants. They had a fish sandwich that, in essence, Groen copied – only with smaller “logs” of halibut, and for less money. They were both extremely good…especially after Friday night high school football games with fried, a small coke, and your date.