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Big Fish Seafood Bistro

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3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5903 (Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall))
+1 609-919-1179
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 18
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy food

We went to Big Fish on Saturday. The food was so fresh tasting and delicious. I had tilapia and it was seasoned to perfection. Their mojitos are also soooo good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
neineiNewYork
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New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Big Fish on Saturday. The food was so fresh tasting and delicious. I had tilapia and it was seasoned to perfection. Their mojitos are also soooo good.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ate there two nights in a row, first with 9 people then with 12. The food is excellent, service is very good and the ambiance is also very good. The second time Valley our waiters asked if anyone was allergic to anythin, first time ever that if have heard that question, thought it was fantastic, because we did have... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Big Fish was big news when it first opened, but it has some very stiff competition just a short walk away now. The food remains good, and that's the main thing. But service and ambience aren't up to the challenge provided by newer restaurants. And, by the way, additional restaurants are on the way.

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new jersey
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121 reviews 121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Big Fish has always had a pretty good happy hour. Sure, the wine list does need an overhaul, and some of the food dishes need to be replaced. Still, my wife and always have a good time. Last week we were informed by a bartender that the hours for the happy hour have been greatly expanded. Formerly happy hour ran... More 

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princeton, nj
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Best happy hour around, though ridiculously crowded on Fridays. Dinner isn't all that fabulous, but for $15 at happy hour, you can have your fill of food and drink. Service isn't great - takes a long time for the food to arrive, but all in all, an enjoyable place.

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great food, decor, wine list, service and, oh yes, fish! Plenty of non-fish for the others in the party

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Yardville, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I have been wanting to try the Big Fish Restaurant for quite a while. We decided that we would begin by trying their happy hour menu. We were definitely not disappointed. We were treated to several bar menu fish dishes - all were very good to excellent. Our personal favorite was the shrimp tempora. It was cooked... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The seafood we've had has always been fresh and seasoned well. The staff so far has always been friendly in the years we came. It's nice and comfortable as well in seating. The kids always get a kick at how enormous to them 'THE BIG FISH' decor is. Strongly recommended.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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239 reviews 239 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Four of us went there for dinner. We had an assortment of appetizers and entrees, which were OK, but nothing special. The service was friendly, but the entrees came out just as we were finishing the appetizers. The waiter said he would keep them warm while we finished, but two of the fish platters then came out cold, and had... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not a place that comes to mind immediately when thinking of food. The atmosphere is nice, service is good, food just not exciting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5903
    (Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall))
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-919-1179

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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