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The Big Fat Fish Co. - CLOSED

1304 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360)733-2284
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CLOSED
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Tried this place three times: the month they opened, about 6 months later, and then about 3 years after that. The first time I was impressed with the efforts to make the place a "Seattle upscale" sort of restaurant experience, with fancy linens and a well dressed and attentive staff, but the food was blah. Literally bland. OK, maybe they... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Visited on Saturday, just before noon. Only one other group in the restaurant at the time, three more tables came in while we were there. Server was friendly, but more friendly with the guys at the bar. She chatted with them while we waited over 30 minutes to get our food which was cold by the time she decided to... More 

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Zurich
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Fairhaven is a lovely area, but not many nice looking restaurants. So, I let friends drag me back here. It was once again, a miserable dining experience. Last time, I got a hair in my food, this time, it was something grainy like sand. The service is still painfully slow, the food served cold, .... The servers smile, but growl... More 

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WA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Went here for a very late lunch so had the place pretty much to ourselves. Very attentive service. Wing appetizers were great, came out hot and and very meaty. Steak sandwich tasted good, but hard to eat. The disappointing part of the meal was the hummus plate. The hummus was bland and grainy, the pita chips were hard as rocks,... More 

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Washington State
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ive been there twice and wont return. Overpriced and the food was not that good. I find it amazing that this place is still in business. Dont bother going here.

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washington state
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I had a lemon drop martini, the Argentine Sirloin Chimichurri, and a limoncello cheesecake. I sat at the bar. It was about 5pm on a thursday so there were only a couple of other tables. The bartender was quite attentive - he made my drink right away, was friendly, and willing to answer any question I had. When I asked... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The food was good, service was good also. Prices were rather high for a casual dining establishment. I guess they think they are in New Orleans---hence the name. Maybe those prices would be suitable in the Big Easy, but not in Bellingham, WA.

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stopped on a Saturday evening and our first clue should have been that the restaurant was virtually empty! We sat outside, along the sidewalk, on a beautiful evening and both ordered fish entrees. Neither meal was above average although the prices were! Service was also only mediocre. Not a place I would rush back to visit.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Big Fat Fish Co. should be an excellent restaurant. It is very attractive and the menus are inviting. Regretfully, the delivery is not so good. Food can be delicious or just mediocre. Portions can be too puny for the prices charged, with a lot of variation and inconsistency. The "new" ownership has not improved things; the menus are even... More 

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ames, iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we walked to town of Fairhaven - what a food lovers paradise!! Any whoooo, my husband, who judges EVERY restaurant by the quality of the fish and chips, declared this the BEST fish in both Vancouver, Whistler and Bellingham - and the boy EATS fish!! I, the carnivore, chose a hamburger that was equally... More 

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Additional Information about The Big Fat Fish Co.

Address: 1304 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: (360)733-2284
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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