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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 18
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  • 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
good food & GREAT SERVICE!

After a night of competing in a swim meet my boys were hungry. It was getting late (8.50pm) and we'd already been turned away from Bobby's Burgers in MarketFair (won't be back there in a hurry). Big Fish welcomed us in with open arms, and served us immediately. The food was very good, but what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
ColinGWL
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Princeton
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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English first
Princeton
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

After a night of competing in a swim meet my boys were hungry. It was getting late (8.50pm) and we'd already been turned away from Bobby's Burgers in MarketFair (won't be back there in a hurry). Big Fish welcomed us in with open arms, and served us immediately. The food was very good, but what completely stole the show was... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been frequent patrons of this restaurant for several years and have almost never had anything less than a good meal there. The ambiance is quiet and pleasing. The dishes are innovative, beautifully presented and for the most part, delicious. The waitresses/waiters are usually pleasant and friendly. However, we have noticed in the last year, the service can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very pretty restaurant, excellent service and very good food. Prices are a little too high for my budget, except for maybe a special occasion. Gets crowded.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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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, Doing business
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?