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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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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 108
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    Very good
  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood done right!

I went on a special occasion and got the Rockfish. It was a good portion and perfectly cooked. It is a delicate fish and it hard to get it right and served hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Eric V
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Wilmington, Delaware
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Charlotte, NC, USA
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194 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Huge fish restaurant easy to find. Indoor or waterfront seating. Everything we ordered exceeded our expectations. Portions are huge! Fast service, perfect for a quick and delicious lunch en route thru Wilmington.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I went on a special occasion and got the Rockfish. It was a good portion and perfectly cooked. It is a delicate fish and it hard to get it right and served hot.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We have been here many times for both lunch & dinner. We have been here with large groups & just the two of us. Have never been disapointed with any of their locations.

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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 

Philly
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Big continues to impress every time we go. Great fresh fish selection. Had some great shrimp there as well. Even for a quick lunch. Nice to sit outside and have a drink. The beer selection could be a little better. Good menu and not that expensive. Service has been good as well.

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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 

New Castle, Delaware
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157 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Every time I eat at the Big Fish Grill I get a fantastic meal. I ordered the Seafood Tortilini, which was quite tasty. It came with shrimp and a crab cake. My wife ordered scallops, which were equally delicious. The food is always great here so we always return. Check this place out, you will not be disappointed.

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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 

New York City, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I was in Delaware in March to run a half marathon. We wanted to grab some seafood and after reading many positive reviews we selected Big Fish Grill. The resturant is fairly casual with paper table clothes that get changed for each new customer. The menu included numerous seafood options to pick from. I highly recommend the Parmesan Crusted Atlantic... 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 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Eaten there twice and both times food was great and prices are good. Had some crab dip that was fabulous. Sitting outside is very nice. wait staff okay, not great. Go for the food and nice local

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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 appreciate your feedback about the wait staff and have passed your comments along to management. We hope for your return. Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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154 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Big Fish is very popular and we had to wait for a table. The food was good and dishes prepared as described on the menu. For us, it is too loud and crowded but that doesn't seem to be a problem for many.

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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 despite the noise and crowds! 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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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Where do I begin?! The Happy Hour food is delicious and the prices are ridiculously low! The drinks are good and the staff is very friendly, especially if you're sitting at the bar. The only downside is that it's usually packed so please get there early to claim a spot!

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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 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon here having lunch on the outside patio. We had 2 young toddlers with us and the staff was very good with them. We all had some kind of fresh fish and the fish as well as the vegetables tasted very fresh. Prices were reasonable. $52 for lunch for 3 adults and 2 children (shared plate)... 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 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?