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The Fat Mermaid

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Pizza, Seafood, Healthy
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143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-3000
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and...
The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and mountains. Chef Joel Brown has a fresh and innovative way to create seafood dishes that everyone enjoys and appreciates. We have a love for preparing great pizzas, burgers, steaks and pasta from scratch. We also produce gluten free, healthy and vegan items. Our bar host spirits and over 15 different craft beers on tap.
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local place to eat in Valdez

The fish and chips were excellent as was the reuben sandwich. Others at our table enjoyed the pizza. It is a nice rustic local place on the waterfront. The pizza was NOT $37 as mentioned in another review, it was considerably less than that at $27...and to be fair, Alaska has a higher cost of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped by after a day of kayaking and the food, drinks and service were very good. It was great to sit outside in the sun and just relax. The location is right at the harbor. Definitely worth to stop by and enjoy.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The fish and chips were excellent as was the reuben sandwich. Others at our table enjoyed the pizza. It is a nice rustic local place on the waterfront. The pizza was NOT $37 as mentioned in another review, it was considerably less than that at $27...and to be fair, Alaska has a higher cost of living as compared to the... More 

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Russell, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice friendly place. Prices higher than expected, $37 for a pizza which was average quality. Chicken sandwich was delicious on another night. If the table in the barroom would have been cleaned before we were served and we didn't need to get our own napkins from the bar we would have thought our business was important that Wednesday evening.

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Glennallen, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I stopped in at this bar after a long drive looking for a couple drinks and some appetizers. I ordered the artichoke dip and quesadilla appetizers and was blown away by the artichoke dip. It was definitely homemade and the best I've had! The quesadillas were also fresh and tasty. The staff was friendly and efficient. The location was right... More 

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Rotonda West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Enjoyed breakfast here. Generous helpings of tasty food with pleasant waitstaff. A local rustic place that I would go to again.

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East Moline, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

4 of us enjoyed a large pizza for lunch. Cheaper than 4 burgers. It was very good. Service was okay since we were in no hurry. They had a bus which had arrived and were on li,tied time so we didn't care how long it took. Waitress was okay but acted overworked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice and enjoyed it very much. The pizza called "The Fat Mermaid" is scrumptious. Definitely worth waiting for!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

sat outsiide in glorious evening sunshine with glasses of wine and shared basket of fish and chips. burgers looked great too. friendly staff

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice location at the harbor, but service was slow in a kind of humorous way. Maybe the wait staff was in training the day we visited. Pizza and salads were decent. Nice live music by guitar without overbearing volume.

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Robertsdale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had a great burger at the Fat Mermaid. My husband had the buffalo chicken pizza. All the food was great. We sat outside. Staff were friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez
  • Phone Number: +1 907-835-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Healthy

Description

The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and mountains. Chef Joel Brown has a fresh and innovative way to create seafood dishes that everyone enjoys and appreciates. We have a love for preparing great pizzas, burgers, steaks and pasta from scratch. We also produce gluten free, healthy and vegan items. Our bar host spirits and over 15 different craft beers on tap.

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