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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Fresh Fish

I have ate a few times here. Happy hour specials are great. Little pricy, but you definitely get what you pay for at this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Stephen R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have ate a few times here. Happy hour specials are great. Little pricy, but you definitely get what you pay for at this place.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent, extensive menu of fish and many options for preparation. Food is very good and it is a great place to take the family or friends for a really nice dinner. The restaurant is popular and there may be a bit of a wait for a seating, but the wait is worth it!

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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've been to the Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront several times , usually for special occassions. We first heard abour the Big Fish Grill when we visited their restaurant in Rehobeth Beach, DE. It is by far one of my favorite places to go. The food has always been delicious. The seafood is fresh and the the entrees... 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, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for a date night out. They always have excellent specials, and there are many varieties of fish and seafood including ones that I have never heard of. I had a wolf fish last time I was there, and it was excellent. Who knew?

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

We are pleased to know you enjoyed the wolf fish special! 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the big fish on a number of occasions and never have I been disappointed. Ok I'm lying! I was disappointed once when they were out of a desert I reallly wanted. But other than that I have never had a bad meal here nor have I ever had a bad server. So go grab your self... More 

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

Thank you for a wonderful review! Brooke Bennett Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Delaware
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice selections and portions. Good value for the money. Would return with friends when the weather is good for outside dining.

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

Thank you for you review, we look forward to your return once the weather is a little warmer! Brooke Bennett Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Delaware
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had a dish that was hazelnut crusted halibut. It was absolutely delicious. Perfectly cooked. Flavorful. The service was prompt and friendly. My only less-than-excellent rating would be for the ambience. It is a little loud and therefore, not romantic. However, that may not be important, especially if you are with friends or just looking for a casual dinner out.

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

We are more of family restaurant but we will do our best to make your meal a romantic one! :-) More 

Basehor, Kansas
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The prep and execution was spot on. There was fish on the menu that I had never heard of (Wolf Fish). The server was knowledgeable about the different varieties and spot on with her recommendation.

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

We are happy to hear your server was knowledgeable and you enjoyed her recommendation! Brooke Bennett Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went to big fish grill on a Sunday at 5:00 had no wait . There is a lot on the menu to pick from and everyone had a great meal. The food is really fresh and prepared just right. Wife had scallops fried and the steak was out of this world cooked perfect. I tried the crab soup which... 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 are pleased to know you enjoyed the food. We apologize for the slower then normal service, please never hesitate to speak with manager if happen to experience this in the future. Brooke Bennett Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Sat at the bar for lunch, make a fantastic Bloody Mary! Had the blackened Sea bass with potatoes and Spinach. Would definitely repeat here next time in the area.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?