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The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and mountains. Our culinary team loves preparing Alaska's best seafood, great pizzas, burgers, sandwiches of all kinds and awesome salads. Our breads are all made in house including our hamburger buns. If you are in for breakfast, ask about Mom's toast, you will be glad you did. We also produce gluten free items, raw food items and plant based dishes. There is something for everyone. Our bar hosts spirits and 25 different craft beers on tap. You will love our outdoor seating and our rustic garden room. We have a great team ready and waiting to serve you!
$10 - $70
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed September 19, 2021

Had lunch here. Chose the Fish and Chips. It was a beautiful day and nice to sit outside. The fish and Chips was OK really nothing special and at $35 per dish it should have been more than OK.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 18, 2021

Very friendly service, the drinks were great, the food was served quick and was quite yum. We didn't have a wait, but as there aren't many restaurants in this town be sure to show up early and/or be prepared to wait a bit if there...is a line.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021

We tried to have dinner at Fat Mermaid yesterday. The place was not full but we were asked to wait. We did not think a lot of it as it may have been because of staffing issues. The problem was the attitude of the front...staff. We found her rude and uncaring and decided to go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021

Had a good breakfast here. The sourdough French toast was very good and something that I would gladly order again. Service was a bit slow, but they, just like everyone else, are short staffed.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Valdez is super small During summer months u are lucky To get in anywhere Much less get a drink and food Fat mermaid is the local favorite If u are a city slicker don’t expect too too much

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 17, 2021

The Fat Mermaid has one of the best family menus I've ever seen. They have a little bit of everything and everything we had was good. Especially loved the boneless wings, the cheesy bread, and quesadillas. The pizza was good, but the portion on the...cod seemed a bit small. Overall it was good and we ate there twice if nothing else for the variety.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

They had limited service and hours and only offered to go orders when we visited. But you could pick up your order and eat outside on their deck. We ordered a seafood sampler and everything was great. I didn’t think I liked boiled shrimp or...Salmon dip. I was wrong on both. Everything was great!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 14, 2021

Pizza was very good; especially coming in from the east coast and having NYC pizza! Was during COVID 19 advisory so we could only get take out.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021

Fat Mermaid was supposed to be our dinner and breakfast restaurant on tour. We even filled out a pre-order form with meal selections. We were told the restaurant was closed. It wasn’t clear as to why, but it was disappointing.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 11, 2021

We got only 3 pieces of fish for a fish basket. disappointed with the portion size. But the place has a varied menu.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, The Fat Mermaid offers takeout services.

The Fat Mermaid is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4