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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 - 10:00 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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 33
    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 Accommodating

Readers of my reviews (all two of them) know that various family members are sensitive to chemicals. The sensitivities extend to dining as well, and multiply the larger the group gets. So where does one go along the Wilmington waterfront with a vegetarian who'll eat fish, two gluten-free diners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Sox_Fan47
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Boston
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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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 NEW

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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Boston
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Readers of my reviews (all two of them) know that various family members are sensitive to chemicals. The sensitivities extend to dining as well, and multiply the larger the group gets. So where does one go along the Wilmington waterfront with a vegetarian who'll eat fish, two gluten-free diners, and two garlic-free guests, along with an assortment of

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Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were seated on the back patio overlooking the river walk on a perfect early summer evening. The food and service were great. My husband had the NY Strip and broiled scallops, I had the mixed grill consisting of skewers of filet, scallops, shrimp and a crab cake on the side. The shrimp was a little overcooked but still tasty.... More 

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Northeast USA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Maybe really just 3.5 stars. Really good location and quality food. Friendly staff. Prices so-so, Portions so-so. You'll have a nice time but you've had a nicer time somewhere else.

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

We are sorry you feel that way and hope you give us a another try. Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

San Clemente, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Outstanding seafood! Perfect place for family or couples. The fresh fish of the day list is one the most I've seen. You also can't go wrong with one of their lobster dishes. The wait staff was pleasant and knowledgeable of the menu. If you want a starter, the bruschetta is a must. Prices are reasonable.

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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 and service! 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Lively with fast service food is great and the price is right!! If meeting a group reserve of get there early tables go fast, in the summer outside is a fantastic option with cozy intimate seating on the riverfront 😀

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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 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant was in walking distance from our hotel. What a great surprise. The food was great and the service exceptional!

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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 we were a tasty convenience! :-) Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Thann, France
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went there with colleague numerous time at luck and I really like it. Fast and good food. The soup is delicious, the fish market too. I keep going there...

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

Wilmington, Delaware
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Big Fish is our place to go....great wait staff, service, food, prices. Menus change daily which makes it exciting to try new items. Just a good restaurant...

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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 

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

The freshest fish around! T oysters, Excellent homemade sides! Great oysters, clams and fish Filet mignon too Just a great place to go! Happy hour specials are a Bargain ! 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 

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