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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

720 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
302-652-FISH
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Ranked #9 of 473 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Cape May, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We ate lunch outside facing the Christiana River. Very enjoyable. The inside décor was fun with all the "big fish" hanging around. Inside was pretty noisy. Glad we were outside. The waitress was very pleasant. Our food was good. I had the crab cake sandwich and my friend had the lobster bisque soup which she really raved about. I would... 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 happy to know you had an enjoyable lunch on the Riverfront! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management Facebook: Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront Instagram: @Bigfishrestaurantgroup Twitter: @bigfishriver More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We go to BFG often. The BEST fried shrimp anywhere!!!! The sides are all delicious. Its a great place for any celebration!

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

We are pleased to know you always enjoy our fried shrimp, come again soon! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management Facebook: Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront Instagram: @Bigfishrestaurantgroup Twitter: @bigfishriver More

Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can't say enough about the meal we had here. From our soup and salad, to our dinner, to dessert, everything was excellent. The wedge salad is one of the best we have ever had--yum, yum!!! We will definitely go back.

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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 return! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management Facebook: Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront Instagram: @Bigfishrestaurantgroup Twitter: @bigfishriver More

Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We've been fans of Delware's Big Fish Grill since the original opened in Rehoboth Beach years ago. When the Riverfront version opened a few years ago, we wondered if they could replicate the food and service we'd come to know and love. They did when they first opened at the Riverfront and they continue to do so now. We were... More

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

Thank you for such a nice review! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

Pennsylvannia, USA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Met some friends for dinner here last night......food was good, service excellent! I had crab cakes and they were very good, plenty of crabmeat, shoe string fries that are addictive:-)! Good atmosphere. We were sat outside!

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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 Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

Catonsville, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

My family and I headed to Big Fish, after a refereed car ride with a teen aged, and a tween girl.The service was quick, and helpful, given the expansive menu and specials, which was appreciated. The melon prosciutto salad was not quite as expected, though good, the fish specials we enjoyed were excellent, as was the big shrimp penne, and... 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 and your family enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere at Big Fish! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have always wondered what restaurants do with the over production from the weekend?..I know when things in my frig small old or taste kind of sour..I throw them away...Big Fish does not!!...Needless to say went to Big Fish on Monday. Oysters OK...Clams OK..although you would think a place called Big Fish would know how to open a clam??.. anyway... More

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

Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We appreicate all feedback and the only way we can learn from our mistakes is if we know about them. I'm sorry that your meals were not exceptional, or up to the standard we hold ourselves to. That is unusual for us, as we are known for having only high quality fresh... More

Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stopped here because my husband loves seafood and the restaurant was rated highly on trip advisor. We were disappointed because we had placed our order and then waited for a while before being told only 1 person in our party was going to get that meal. Because of that we had to reorder and our meals came out at... More

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

Thank you for giving us your feedback, we appreciate it. I am sorry to hear that you were not able to eat what you originally ordered. We deal with a lot of fresh items & while we strive to have enough available to accomadate all of our guests...sometimes we fall short. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a great restaurant that provided wonderful service and great food. This is the kind of place that one should expect when they decide to go out for dinner! The is the dressup kind of place.

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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. We hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

went there this sunday. food was good. drinks were good. try the peach sangria with a splash of brandy. service was great. try the bruschetta for an appetizer, could have had that for my meal. ready to go again.

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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 look forward to your return! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

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