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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

720 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
302-652-FISH
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Ranked #11 of 475 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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
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180 reviews 180 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
Senior Reviewer
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
2 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

Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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!

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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 food and service at Big Fish! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have only been to the Big Fish in wintertime. Recently, we took advantage of the weather and sat on the outdoor patio. A great place for friends and family. Huge bar area for those who just want to mingle. The service was great as was the food. They were selling freshly shucked oysters on the patio for $1 each.

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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 were able to enjoy our outside seating and our oyster special! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Saw trip advisor rating and decided to give it a try. Not disappointed. They had a wine special $29 / bottle for a pino noir from Oregon. .... the first entree I ordered was a Mahi w crab cake topping. The Mahi tasted like grouper or sea bass and was too thick. It went back to the kitchen but the... 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 we were able to replace the Mahi with something you enjoyed! Hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Big Fish Restaurant Group Management More

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