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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Spring Sunday lunch

Had a wonderful lunch in Wilmington DE on the walk at the Big Fish Grill! Very pleasant atmosphere with great booths to allow talking and a great array of large fish hanging from the ceiling. Dave our waiter was very helpful and responsive. We all really enjoyed the Tomato and garlic lobster... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
skreider
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Port Deposit, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Port Deposit, Maryland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful lunch in Wilmington DE on the walk at the Big Fish Grill! Very pleasant atmosphere with great booths to allow talking and a great array of large fish hanging from the ceiling. Dave our waiter was very helpful and responsive. We all really enjoyed the Tomato and garlic lobster bisque soup. I had the fish and chips... More 

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philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You will enjoy the food and the environment is great, especially a cool breezy night on the deck in the summer. Enjoy.

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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 Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Clams, mussels, oysters, snapper, lobster and salmon Alwsys avsilable, Alwsys fresh! Just tried the lobster with gilet! Excellent dinner. My wife said lets come back tomorrow so I can order that! And homemade sides! All good! Enjoy! Lunch or dinner and a great deal on happy hour menu in the bar!

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

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

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Big barn of a place but still comfortable. The food is all very fresh, excellent looking fish. We had shrimp that were very good and crab cakes that were first-class. The salad was average but the vegetables sides were fresh and well prepared.

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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 Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

NEWARK
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Third time this month going to the Big Fish for birthday dinners and this trip was so poor compared to the previous experiences. I ordered the lobster three cheese mac and the only thing good I can say is that they brought it out to the table steaming hot. Biggest issue is it was dry and tasted like bread crumbs... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We appreciate all criticism and we are always looking for ways to improve our dishes and service for our guests.We have taken your comments directly to our executive chef and he will be looking at the lobster macaroni & cheese recipe immediately. We are so sorry to hear you... More 

Carneys Point, New Jersey
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

EXCELLENT SERVICE, GREAT HAPPY HOUR, FRESH SEAFOOD!! On the advice of a friend, I recently visited Blue Fish Grill located on the waterfront in Wilmington, Delaware. I'm Glad I did. A Vibrant Bar scene with Awesome Happy Hour Specials had me visit a day later. I was TAKEN by their new Cauliflower Appetizer. SUPERB!! Flash fried, in a Creamy Lobster... More 

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

Thank you for such an excellent review, we are pleased to know you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere during your visits to the Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Brooke Bennett 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always enjoy the fresh and tasty seafood dinners, the happy hour specials and a nice relaxing evening at Big Fish. The bar staff and wait staff top off the visit.

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

We are pleased to know you enjoy the happy our and our lovely staff! Hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Wilmington DE
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was my third visit to Big Fish. It is a nice airy restaurant that can accommodate both large and small parties. On this particular visit there was immediate seating which is always a plus! Waitperson seemed to get a tad impatient when one of our party took some time deciding what to order. Otherwise no complaints re service. Food... More 

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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 Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A well presented meal, and of the large group that I was with, everyone was pleased with their choice of entre. I am looking forward to the next time.

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

Thank you for your review, we look forward to your next time as well! Brooke Bennett Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have lunch here regularly and dinner occasionaly. There is a great selection and may daily specials. The fish is very fresh and well prepared. And they have great fries! Flash fried seafood combo is perfectly executed and not greasy. Service is friendly. There is little to dampen sound, however, and it can be very noisy when busy.

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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 Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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?