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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
Closed now
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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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finally found our way here for my wife's B'Day. A true Murphy's Law experience. We were a party of five. The drinks from the bar, a tall Mojito and a Peach Moscato Sangria were not prepared well. Oysters from the Raw Bar arrived with a foul aroma and were inedible. At least they're consistent. The entrees were also disappointing.... More 

1 Thank Bonzarelli
Trenton, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fantastic. We were seated very quickly. The servers come to the table often and ask if anyone needed anything. We will be coming back.

Thank lp552016
Chennai (Madras), India
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wide variety of seafood with nice quiet ambience compared to other restaurants in the same place. Appetizers was excellent while the entrée was just okay. The fish slice was little toothpick to get a smooth feeling.

Thank jmadhanraj
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was exploring the Princeton Marketplace and I had a craving for seafood. Everything on the menu looked delicious and with most seafood restaurants I end up paying a good amount of money and leave wanting. Instead of ordering an entree, I decided to order 2 side items. The first side item was a side salad that was very surprising.... More 

Thank marianastario
Flemington, New Jersey
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Kathy L
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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217 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

1 Thank gbsand81
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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

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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
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?