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Big Fish Seafood Bistro

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3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5903 (Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall))
+1 609-919-1179
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Flemington, New Jersey
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined early so we could try the Happy Hour appetizers. Since we read that BIg Fish is busy on weekends, we made a 5:30 reservation on Open Table. At 4:00, we sat at the bar and waited 15 minutes before the bartender spoke with us. SHe was busy cleaning up, sorting, etc. Took our order and we waited another 15... More 

Thank Kathy L
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Fish was within easy walking distance from the hotel I stayed at while on business in the area. I ordered takeout from the bar area and noticed that the atmosphere was quite energetic for a Tuesday evening even though there weren;t a lot of patrons in the bar area when I arrived. I ordered a salad topped with salmon... More 

Thank Nomad0921
Pennington, New Jersey
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here on a Friday evening. Bar area was hopping but we were able to get a table for 4 in the restaurant at 7:00 with no reservation. That should have been a tip-off. The dining room is cavernous but it's high ceiling muffles the noise level, which is a good thing. Our well-meaning waitress seemed to have just gotten... More 

Thank gbsand81
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got caught in a rain storm so decided to go in for happy hour. Great decision, the drinks & appetizers were delicious.

Thank 35mariea
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142 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not had dinner at Big Fish in several years and was pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and food was as well. Since my wife has food allergy problems, the executive chef came to our table to explain how certain menu items were prepared. The waitstaff as well as the manager came to our table to check on... More 

Thank Jeffrey M
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice find in Market Fair. Good atmosphere and service.The menu offers a wide range of choices besides fish.I really enjoy the fish and chips.They offer drink specials and beer. The service is good and the place has an upbeat vibe to it.

Thank RobertsBest
Princeton, New Jersey
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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The location is perfect for a quick lunch. Service is prompt. Seating is comfortable. I had the lunch special of fish chowder soup and fish (tilapia) sandwich with Cole slew, for $13 - that's an amazing value. The taste is a little on the bland side. The place is pretty busy for a hot Tuesday lunch crowd

Thank sunjoe075
Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The big fish is always a great place for great food. I had the Tuscan Herb Alaskan Halibut. It was a "small plate". The only confusion about the order was the waitress came back to ask how I would like my fish prepared. Blackened,grilled,etc. Uhhhh, the description said it was cooked with Tuscan Herbs. I think the kitchen staff asked... More 

Thank luluk565
New Port Richey, Florida
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159 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This place had a great menu and the service is good too. It is hard to explain because the food and service was good but I just wouldn't make an effort to eat here again. The most interesting thing about the meal was the biscuits. For the price probably not the best choice.

Thank Fwdmotion131
Allentown, New Jersey
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Dear god. Please someone tell them that raw oysters need to be chilled. Mignonette should not be sugary. Edamame needs salt. The gaspatcho wasn't bad but.... It was way too thick. Thank god it was only an appetizer. I skipped the entree.

Thank M1narco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3535 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5903
    (Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall))
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-919-1179

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