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Big Fish Seafood Bistro

3535 U.S. Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Ranked #46 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall)
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143 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice, the food was also very good, the service was a bit wishy washy, but maybe because we were there a bit late in the evening

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Hamilton, NJ
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252 reviews 252 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Big Fish has all the reasons and prerequisites to be a success: great location, convenient and spacious parking, interesting interior design, roomy dining area, and even good and friendly service but it is even more disappointing to see how the restaurant failed to go beyond the boring, uninspiring and bland quality of any too well familiar chain restaurant. A feeling... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Loved the exuberant and positive energy in this restaurant for happy hour. There were quite a variety of HH appetizers. I would recommend the Peking wings and the potstickers The White House wine for $4 was also good. They also have what's called short meals between 5-7 pm. The price is $16.00 and it includes soup or salad, a choice... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I always wanted to try this place, but the huge construction area in the parking lot always prevented me from even attempting to go near Big Fish. Finally, the construction subsided and I decided to give Big Fish a try for lunch. The first thing that jumps out at you when you go inside is--everything! It is sensory overload for... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

After moving back to the area its been years since I've eaten here so it was a pleasant surprise. The menu had tasty options to meet my gluten allergy and nice size portions too. Service was a little weird for a relatively slow night so I don't know if that was typical. The manager was great though. The prices were... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

our visit over the July 4th weekend went smoothly. No lines !! We were seated by the cordial owner and ordered recommended cocktails. The watermelon martini was very refreshing but light on the Vodka. We shared the calamari appetizer which was tender and enjoyable. The bacon wrapped scallops were large, tender and juicy. Each of us enjoyed our entree. A... More

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Hello I recently visited the Big Fish Seafood Grill in Princeton and I liked the restaurant decor and the staff were very good and nice when greeting guest, in fact they were the best part of the visit. I ordered my food and to my surprise it arrived late and was not cooked thoroughly even though I ordered it cooked... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This is part of the Landry restaurant chain. It has a nice relaxed setting, which is great for conversation. Service was also more relaxed and does not even try to give the impression of a high priced restaurant. The price to value ratio was excellent. So if you are looking for good seafood, at reasonable cost in a relaxed setting... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A me-too version of Bonefish Grill with higher prices, a bigger menu, and much poorer service. The managers sat in a booth and socialized with the employees. During a slow period, the tables were not cleaned and the employees could not have cared about thew customers. Better off going somewhere else for the price they.charge. The same concept is done... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although the furniture seems a little worn, we had a delicious meal... mussels, shrimp and scallops. Excellent service also.

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