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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

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720 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5141
+1 302-652-3474
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New York
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant on Google Maps while driving south on Rt. 95 and was pleasantly surprised. It's a nice big airy restaurant inside and a very nice outdoor patio overlooking a walkway and the river. Had the fish and chips and Tilapia sandwich and loved them both. Service was excellent, so we came back on the ride back north up... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I guess I went here expecting more from what you read in reviews but came away thing it was just ok. I had the blackened grouper, which was a very small thin piece of fish. My guess it was 3" long and 1/4" thick. It came with 2 pieces of over cooked asparagus and a risotto cake. The risotto cake... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for some food on a Tuesday night. No problem finding seating at the bar. Started with the lobster bisque - it was whiter than I expected but delicious. Great taste and a good amount of lobster chunks. Try it with the garlic bread. Second course was the bourbon shrimp with the Thai sauce. Would not have ordered it... More 

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted a drink on the water. Did not expect the food to be so good! Great service, too. The martini was a very generous pour, like two drinks. I had the big fish shrimp and pasta and it was as good as the dish I make at home.

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Thank Janice L
Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you got more than you expected and that the service, food, and drinks were all good! We hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 2:30 PM so we ordered from the lunch menu. We have eaten here several times previously so we are familiar with their various menus. We had the New England Style Fish and Chips and a Shrimp Salad Sandwich on a croissant as our meal. Everything was excellent as well as our Orange Crush drinks. We shared their... More 

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Thank George K
Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is nice to hear that you are always satisfied with your experience! We look forward to your next visit as well. Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dining with friendly and informative staffing. We highly recommend Big Fish for family and couples dining and a still along the River Front.

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Thank 552jacquelynb
Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

We are pleased to know our staff was informative and you had an excellent dining experience! We hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here twice in one week. The cocktails were delicious. The crabcakes were all crab, instead of filler. The sausage risotto was incredible!! The swrdfisth was fresh and cooked perfectly Raw oysers were good and there were a lot to chose from. everything there was amazing. Would never get tired of this place.

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Thank Shannon A
Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for an awesome review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Big Fish so much you ate here twice in one week. We hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All sorts of delicious fish choices, and not all of them the huge plates (from a Euean traveller's perspective...) that are commonly served. A place under the awning on a hot summer evening makes it a lasting memory

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to great wine dinners in the past.It has a very good bar & happy hour on the water. Lunch & dinners are very good. Recommend this to all.

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Thank GLC314
Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommending us! We hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

Hockessin, Delaware
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in for happy hour. Portions are small but delicious. Decent variety to choose from; wings to fillet medallions, spicey mussels served with garlic bread to bruschetta. Some drinks and beer are discounted. Lots of TVs for the sports fans and an outside deck. Have to sit in bar area. Restaurant is open and airy..can be loud...a little pricey... More 

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Thank SusanSCAK376
Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service, and happy hour! We hope to see you again soon! Brooke Bennett Assistant General Manager, Big Fish Grill P.O. Box 501 20298 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-3474 Read less More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-652-3474
Description
After years of success in Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has brought the great Big Fish experience to Wilmington. Stop by our new location on the scenic Wilmington Riverfront for the freshest seafood, juicy, hand-cut steaks, savory pastas and delicious salads. Our reasonably priced menu, generous portions, family friendly atmosphere and impeccable service make Big Fish on the Riverfront a casual dining destination and a great addition to the Wilmington restaurant scene. Enjoy lunch and dinner served daily with seasonal dining on our covered outdoor patio. Daily Happy Hour at our spacious bar features food and drink specials and 7 large Hi-Def TV's! Book you next event in our private dining room which can accommodate up to 50 guests and has built in audio visual hook-up.

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