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“Spotty, overpriced entrées mar a very pretty restaurant - much better in bar.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Big Fat Fish Co. - CLOSED

The Big Fat Fish Co.
1304 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360)733-2284
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Spotty, overpriced entrées mar a very pretty restaurant - much better in bar.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

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 pricier and less predictable. There is one shining exception: the Happy Hour drinks and menu in the bar area. These are really good; you can make a fine dinner of the small-plates, excellent sushi rolls, and drink specials.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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ames, iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best Fish EVER??!!”
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 delicious - what is it with Canadian beef??? Worth a visit again - for sure, as is the wonderful town of Fairhaven!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington State
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food, good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had the seafood chowder, and fish tacos. Both were outstanding, in fact possibly the best chowder we've ever had. The fish tacos were fresh with just the right amount of seasoning and dressings. The service was attentive, but not "in our face" by constantly interrupting to see if we liked it, which is the balance we enjoy. The ambiance is pleasant. There is outside seating on nice days, with the whole front opening up fully to enjoy the somewhat rare Northwest warm days. We would definitely recommend the BFF to friends.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carson City, Nevada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This restaurant has a little different take on seafood dishes - all to the good. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. The only down side is that the restaurant is open and extremely noisy. Don't go here if you really want to visit.

Visited June 2013
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bellingham, wa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Filet Mignon to Die For!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We tried this restaurant on a Friday night around 6pm. Cool and comfortable, a bit warehouse-ee looking inside. There is outdoor seating. I had the special, filet mignon with bleu cheese, crisp asparagus as the veggie and rice pilaf. The aged filet was astounding! It was done to perfection, "medium" and the most flavorful, tender piece of meat I have ever encountered! My husband had the plank salmon and absolutely loved it! It was a killer meal and it came in at around $70. We will definitely go back for more! Great job Big Fat Fish Company!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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