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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 18
    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
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
Neida H
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New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food was perfectly prepared with the meal portions the right size. Aside from a la carte entrees, there was also a "Chef's Selection" with an appetizer, main meal and dessert choice available Sunday through Thursday. As Landry's Members (so worth it!), we had a very attentive server. Plus, the décor makes you feel like you're inside a huge fish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Anyone that gives this place a good review clearly does not like food or just really, really enjoys horrible service. I will admit that I haven't been there in the last two years because I finally put my foot down and refuse to ever even walk into the place again. It had 5-10 horrible dinners over the course of at... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The staff was so courteous and helpful, the chef came out to check on our meal and the food was Deelish!!

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New York
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Big Fish Seafood Bistro

Address: 3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5903
Phone Number: +1 609-919-1179
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?