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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 - 11:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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  • 33
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 40
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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
Big Fish

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Joe S
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princeton, nj
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
princeton, nj
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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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Yardley
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Went to Big Fish for dinner this weekend. Had only been for lunch before. We shared 2 starters, one of which was good, the calamari, the other not so much. I then ordered the shrimp stuffed with crab meat. I could tell by the smell when it landed in front of me that I was in trouble. My fellow diners... More 

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Southampton, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Big Fish is one of the seafood restaurants in the Landry's stable. Went for dinner and enjoyed the dinner. Not everything was terrific, but overall it was a quality meal. The steamed clams were a bit on the small side. No one wants to eat chowder claims steamed, but these were very small. The shrimp cocktail was very good...fresh and... More 

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Decor is nice, large selection of seafood & fish, interesting spin on most choices. Appetizers were really great. Calamari and friends was wonderful. Bar staff could use some work, they pour lightly and when customer is drinking bourbon, or scotch they like to taste what they are drinking. When we sat at the bar we not offered a cocktain menu.... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Big Fish Seafood Bistro is the best place to get fresh quality seafood. I ate there a few times and everything is always fresh and delicous. I recommend this place for lunch or dinner but it's not a cheap place to eat. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and pretty upscale located inside the Princeton Market Fair. It's nice to walk... More 

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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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