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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 44
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  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    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
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My wife and I enjoyed dinner here last month, after a long hiatus. Past disappointment over poor service and undue noise has given way to a refreshing alternative to the fight for parking in downtown Princeton. It's not so reliable ad to be a weekly option, but we'd return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cohen_Jack
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Lawrenceville, NJ
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Lawrenceville, NJ
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here last month, after a long hiatus. Past disappointment over poor service and undue noise has given way to a refreshing alternative to the fight for parking in downtown Princeton. It's not so reliable ad to be a weekly option, but we'd return.

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Thank Cohen_Jack
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am split over this review. The food was really good. The service not so. The host was hard to locate, with their station hidden away down the end of the bar. Then took awhile for a group of them to figure out where to seat me. Waiter appeared and disappeared and never seemed to be around when he was... More 

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Thank maerceci2014
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a delight to visit blue fish and have their blackened fresh fish. Kid friendly, they have menu for the young ones also.

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Thank Asif A
Pennington, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy a good cocktail and fresh fish this is the place to go. Nice atmosphere, good service. Not a bad work to say about it. but Happy eating

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Thank Dorothy M
Princeton, New Jersey
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting Big Fish for the first time - food was well prepared and portioned. Once we were seated our service was very good - my only concern was our extended wait to be seated. The hostess was nowhere to be found upon arrival and we waited for almost 15 minutes for a table. Make sure to make a reservation... More 

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Thank Rbakken
New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my mom on a wed night during last week of December. It's not busy at all, but service is extremely bad. I used to like this place because of the food, the restaurant itself and the service, but not anymore. I specifically checked with the waiter if the trilogy (a prix dinner with soup, entree and desert... More 

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Thank C U
Princeton, New Jersey
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The most "uneven" restaurant in the Princeton area. My review is recapping five visits over the course of 2015. Two of the dinners were definitely in the "very good" category -- hot, fresh bread; tasty appetizer(s); well-prepared and good-quality entrees; and attentive service. But the other dinners were average or slightly worse, with ok-to-good food and haphazard service. Mixed drinks... More 

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Thank Jon C
West Haven, Connecticut
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Ate here with a group of collegues. Everything ordered was decent sizes. Food was good. Wine great as well. Service was fast and attentive

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Thank Kate M
New Jersy
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My wife and I went there for a late lunch (brunch) this past Sunday and I found the food lacking in overall quality. My Jambalaya Shrimp & andouille sausage in a spicy sauce with Cajun rice was very dry and the shrimp were of poor quality. It appears that they heated up a frozen plate and served it. The only... More 

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Thank ALNJEAN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Nothing was acceptable except the wine. The catfish, Mac and cheese, kids meal, crab cake all sub par too salty and just not worth the high prices. Save your money and don't eat here. Rice and vegetables mushy with main course.

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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, Business meetings, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?