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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: 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
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 128
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 12
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Fresh and Usually Very Good Seafood

Started visiting BFG years ago at the beach. The Riverfront location isn't as good as the original, but it's pretty close. Seafood is always fresh and usually prepared to order. Atmosphere is as named.....A Big Fish Grill.....not fancy, but then who cares when the oysters are fresh and shucked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tiki-Bobby
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Newark, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun dining experience for everyone. Excellent staff and service. Food was excellent with generous portions. Their dessert menu is also worth perusing and tasting.

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Thank Kathy W
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Eaten here multiple times and at original location in Rehoboth. While not memorable but I've never really been disappointed either. Decor is pleasing and staff are couteous and usually efficient. Menu has lots of options and portions are typically generous.

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Thank r k
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 and have the opportunity to wow you! 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing memorable for the price and the wait. Decor is nice (very marina like) but aside from that, nothing to write home about.

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

We are sorry you feel this way as we take pride in our food, service, and hospitality. Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 More 

Newark, Delaware
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started visiting BFG years ago at the beach. The Riverfront location isn't as good as the original, but it's pretty close. Seafood is always fresh and usually prepared to order. Atmosphere is as named.....A Big Fish Grill.....not fancy, but then who cares when the oysters are fresh and shucked to order. Have never been disappointed and they can handle large... More 

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Thank Tiki-Bobby
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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to satisfy the whole family when we go out to eat...but we can all agree on the Big Fish. Great food & service . The lunch salads are a good size for the price. My son loves the complimentary tuna spread they serve with crackers. Also their soups are delish.

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

We are happy to know you always enjoy our soups, salads, and homemade smoked tuna dip! 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here 4-5 times in the past couple years and they always have great food and great service. The portions are very nice sized and the food is hot. They are one of the few restaurants that we have found that consistently has high quality food prepared perfectly.

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

Thank you for your review, we take pride in consistency! 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 

Hockessin, Delaware
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was hungry for a fried oyster sandwich so thought we would give Big Fish Grill a try. The oysters were nice sized and cooked perfectly. The shoestring potatoes that came with the sandwich were delicious. The atmosphere and service was excellent.

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

We are happy to know you enjoyed the fried oyster sandwich as well as the atmosphere 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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Big Fish Grill. Our group of seafood enthusiasts were nearly defeated by the huge seafood appetizer sampler, and it's a testament to the quality of the food that we mostly managed to finish our entrees after that. There was a shooting of a family scene from Cake Boss while we were there, and the... More 

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

We are pleased to know your group of seafood enthusiasts enjoyed their experience at Big Fish and 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 

Havre de Grace, Maryland
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted a great meal after seeing a move, and I'm glad we chose Big Fish Grill. It is located less than a mile from the I Max. Was late afternoon on a weekday, so we were able to get a table without a reservation, but;Tip, make sure you make a reservation during peak periods or you will have to wait.... More 

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

We are pleased to know you enjoyed the food and the service from Page! 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 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family visit took us here, great staff, great ambience, the food,"forget about it" i had crabcakes, crab clusters, they were excellent! Ahi appetizer! Excellent. The tastiest blue points i have ever had! Two in our group had steak and they said they were delicious! We will go back next time in town. Heard the lobster nachos are addicting too!

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

We are happy to know you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere! 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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, 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?