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Big Fish Restaurant & Bar

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25814 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-3842
+1 251-981-5516
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and perfect service. Yes it's in a strip mall, but as soon as you open the door you are transported to a beautiful,relaxing place.

Thank Ray B
Fairhope, Alabama
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my fourth review of Big Fish in four years. I don't have the time to write as many TripAdvisor reviews as in the past, but Big Fish is soon good that I had to take the time to write a review again this year. Big Fish remains one of my top 5 restaurants in the entire region. Big... More 

Thank FairhopeFred
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit we hit a very busy night. We got lucky & were seated w/ other large groups having to wait. 1st time i haven't ordered an app & i wish i had. My bad. The wait on entrées was long enough to finish my bourbon. I had the catch bronzed (hog snapper). It was just ok. But a small... More 

Thank sd316
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had fried grouper. It was excellent. Service was the best. Tom was our waiter. Ask for him. Kollin from the Hampton Inn recommended we eat at the Big Fish.

Thank Peggy L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by a local bakery and they were spot on! Atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy. The seared scallops with fried jasmine rice were amazing just like Tommy, our waiter, said they would be. All the fish items were super fresh and flavorful. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience.

Thank Angie B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a mixed review on this place. The salad dressing on the Caesar had no flavor and the ranch was watery and flavorless. The shrimp in the fettuccine still had the tails on which could be a choking hazard. The red snapper and grilled swordfish were delicious!! Nice portion size and cooked perfectly. I found the whole meal to... More 

1 Thank Lea S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here STRICTLY because it was rated number one on TripAdvisor. Apparently we were here on a very bad night. The kitchen staff were arguing back and forth, the meals were bland, almost microwavish in quality and the kids fish smelled and tasted rancid. Very disappointed! Only good thing was that the manager refused to allow us to pay... More 

Thank Chris C
Midlothian, Virginia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The other reviews pretty much say it all - so we had to try it out. They have unique fish choices, and everything is prepared. I appreciate the wait staff's suggestions and all recommendations were spot on. Atmosphere wasn't fancy, but comfortable. Doesn't have a touristy feel. Prices are not cheap, but the food was quality. Both fish entrees we... More 

Thank Penny C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't believe the mkt.price for snapper $30.00 and I ordered it blackened. It didn't come blacken, just sautéed laying in a broth with the fish becoming "waterlogged" with tasteless spinach and jasmine rice! For $6 I got a salad with the lime cilantro dressing which was delicious.There is no salt or pepper on the tables for seasoning so you... More 

1 Thank rebel56
BigFish R, Owner at Big Fish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Rebel56-- I wanted to start by saying that I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us at Big Fish. However, I do question the fact of why you ordered the snapper for $30 if you aren't happy with the price. We are very transparent on how much we charge so that there is no surprise. Our... More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not see the TripAdvisor review before going, but I fully agree. Had the red snapper daily fish plate, it was perfect. Had the spicy shrimp appetiser, excellent. Took desserts home, cheesecake was superb. Service ideal, my water glass was never empty.

2 Thank Joanfam3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Steakhouse, Thai, American, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25814 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-3842
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Orange Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 251-981-5516
Big Fish offers a vast variety of FRESH seafood, premium cut steaks, and a very desirable sushi menu. We have a large wine and cocktail menu. Our open-kitchen concept creates a nice buzz. We have beautiful bar setting for meeting friends and clients. Our courtyard is great for beautiful days and evenings. Let us help you make Big Fish your #1 dining choice!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?