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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

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720 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
+1 302-652-3474
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: After years of success in Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has...
After years of success in Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has brought the great Big Fish experience to Wilmington. Stop by our new location on the scenic Wilmington Riverfront for the freshest seafood, juicy, hand-cut steaks, savory pastas and delicious salads. Our reasonably priced menu, generous portions, family friendly atmosphere and impeccable service make Big Fish on the Riverfront a casual dining destination and a great addition to the Wilmington restaurant scene. Enjoy lunch and dinner served daily with seasonal dining on our covered outdoor patio. Daily Happy Hour at our spacious bar features food and drink specials and 7 large Hi-Def TV's! Book you next event in our private dining room which can accommodate up to 50 guests and has built in audio visual hook-up.
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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Seafood and Lots of Fun

We went to dinner on a Sunday night to celebrate a 13th birthday. Although the large restaurant was crowded we had a minimal wait to be seated, outside on the patio as we requested although we had no reservation. (Reservations have to be placed at least 24 hours in advance.) The interior is large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
laser20814
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I went with my family and we were super impressed with the food quality and quantity! For a price of around $25 you for 8 delicious scallops over a bed of rice and spinach. The crab cakes, lobster and steak was all great! The portions were amazingly huge for a nice seafood place, and all the food was good! Our... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had dinner here for the 2nd time in 3 months while driving on the I-95 corridor between Philadelphia and Washington DC. The food has been excellent and portions generous on both occasions. Judging by the very full parking lot on a Saturday at 5:30 pm, a lot of other diners must agree. For appetizers we had a salad with... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Big Fish is a great place for lunch. They have a broad selection and service is always fast. In most cases there is no wait and it is great to eat outside. The other advantage is that it is easy to park.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My mother in law hosted out rehearsal dinner here. The food was EXCELLENT!! The seafood bisque was phenomenal!

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
312 reviews 312 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went to dinner on a Sunday night to celebrate a 13th birthday. Although the large restaurant was crowded we had a minimal wait to be seated, outside on the patio as we requested although we had no reservation. (Reservations have to be placed at least 24 hours in advance.) The interior is large and spacious, decorated with whimsical hand... More 

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for an awesome review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Annapolis, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Don't recommend the Horse oyster with bacon. Good choice was the lobster & shrimp fra diablo & the calamari. Friends had the cream of crab and really liked it. Drinks good!

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I find the one in Wilmington to be over-priced, over- "stuffed" and the service is disappointing... consistently.

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Brooke B, General Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are sorry to hear you find our location to be over-priced and over-stuffed. We do sell a stuffed lobster topped with crab imperial, however that is one of our most popular entrees at only $24.95. We do our best to only... More 

Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We celebrated our daughter's graduation from U of Delaware on May 29. From the outside table to an awesome meal, this was one of the best dinners I ever had. I am not a seafood fan, but the key lime grouper was off the charts. Everyone joined the clean the plate club. Dessert was the capping of an outstanding evening.... More 

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and choosing us for your daughters graduation dinner! We are pleased to know we were able to make it memorable and we hope to see you next time you are in town! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is amazing. Sit outside if you can, it get very busy around 6:30PM. The food is exceptional and fresh. Had the mix grill, amazing flavor. My wife had the Halibut, tasted like Alaska fresh!! The staff friendly, very attentive and fast. Got to go!!

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Delaware City, DE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The wait staff was exceptional!!! Friendly, on the ball and offered a complimentary dessert as some of our party are regulars - they went the extra mile!!

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

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Additional Information about Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

Address: 720 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number: +1 302-652-3474
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-652-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

After years of success in Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has brought the great Big Fish experience to Wilmington. Stop by our new location on the scenic Wilmington Riverfront for the freshest seafood, juicy, hand-cut steaks, savory pastas and delicious salads. Our reasonably priced menu, generous portions, family friendly atmosphere and impeccable service make Big Fish on the Riverfront a casual dining destination and a great addition to the Wilmington restaurant scene. Enjoy lunch and dinner served daily with seasonal dining on our covered outdoor patio. Daily Happy Hour at our spacious bar features food and drink specials and 7 large Hi-Def TV's! Book you next event in our private dining room which can accommodate up to 50 guests and has built in audio visual hook-up.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?