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Big Fish Seafood Bistro

3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5903
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Ranked #39 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Had a great dinner here with a friend while visiting for the night. I ordered the blackened trout - it was super! The bread before dinner was mouth watering :) I also like that the restaurant was connected to a mall on the side, it was nice to walk around. Inside it was super cool with huge colorful fish on... More

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Charlotte, NC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Nice place. It's very open. Our table was a little too close to the table next to us. I would imagine it can be a little loud if the restaurant is full but we ate later on a Tuesday night and it was very peaceful. Our waitress was very good. She was attentive enough that we were never without anything... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We're from Boston, which has excellent seafood, but were blown away by the quality of the food at Big Fish! The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had, the innovative menu choices were great, and the service was top-notch. Fun, colorful, open atmosphere. Had specials on the menu from local farm--fantastic stuffed squash blossom with goat cheese and basil--yum,... More

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enjoyed this place many times Kind of a different sea food menu Wide variety of fish and how to prepare Blackened, pan seared, oven roasted, grilled etc. Nice bar area Offers a 10% discount for AAA members with your card Had the stuffed shrimp with crabmeat and friend had snapper, Have also ordered the ultimate seafood trilogy and the crab... More

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Friends suggested this restaurant for dinner. There was a large selections of items on the menu. I ordered the lump crab and shrimp salad, which was filling. The hot rolls and biscuits were tasty. Nothing really outstanding, and I did feel it was pricey. The bar was crowded and noisy, which made talking at our booth difficult. The waitress was... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I tried this restaurant for a change of pace today for lunch. The interior is very contemporary and bright. They have a nice menu with many great selections. I had the seafood chowder that had a smoked fish taste. Awesome. The fish sandwich was also good, served with fries normally but I elected to substitute with cauliflower that came out... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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254 reviews 254 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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