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“First visit - nice surprise”

Big Fish Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 144 Restaurants in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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!
Anderson, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“First visit - nice surprise”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

My first visit to this restaurant and I'll definitely be back next year. Nice dining room inside, but we ate in the cozy walled-in patio. The ocher patio walls & tiled floor give the feeling of an Italian villa. It was a little cool that night so our server offered the ladies blankets for their laps & feet. We had a cup of very good gumbo, pasta caprese with shrimp, and seared ahi tuna served rare as a filet rather than thin sliced as I normally prefer. Still, a very good experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Orange Beach, Alabama, USA
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“Scrumptious Sushi”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have enjoyed three visits to Big Fish over the past month. On each occasion I either ordered or sampled the sushi (sharing with friends is great!) and must say their sushi chefs provide some of the best on the island. Twice I sampled the veggie roll and, although the visual appearance was quite different, the flavor was very much the same and excellent. The serving is also more than generous (8 pieces for $6).

I also had the pleasure of enjoying "The Hurricane" one evening. Oh my goodness...what a giant bowl of every sort of shellfish that a diner can imagine! This "small bite" was shared between two of us and we had plenty left over to fill up a take-out box when we were done. The shellfish was fabulous, prepared perfectly and is anything but a "small bite". This one is definitely a 'do-over' as it was a fantastic meal.

The bartenders here are exceptionally nice and the atmosphere is terrific. I can't believe I have lived here for many years and just visited Big Fish for the first time a few months ago. This would be a great place for any lunch or dinner whether business, friends, family or just a relaxing night out.

Visited October 2013
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Louisiana
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145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We had never been to the Big Fish in all the years we have been coming to Orange Bech and went because we had a gift card we got as part of our condo reservation. What a pleasant surprise. It was the best meal we have eaten out this trip.

The Wedge salad and the gumbo were very good.

Two ordered the Catch of the day and one order the fish entree of the day and all were excellent. The fish was cooked nicely and the sides were very good. One person ordered the ribeye that was also very good.

It was a Friday night and they were fairly busy and service was good.

We will definitely go back.

Visited October 2013
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Big Fish has an oriental influence”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

A big surprise for us. We really liked it and did not know what to expect. The fish, go figure, was very good. One of us had an Asian taste to it, whihc was very good, while I had lightly blackened swordfish, which was excellent. I had a fried lobster tail appetizer, which was probably not the best selection, though it was still good, not great. The table next to us had a huge sushi plate that looked really good. This is a good selection and worth the stop. it is a little difficult to see in a small strip center near the t-intersection with Canal. At first glance you might think it looks small and uncrowded, but we were somewhat early. When you go in, th space is actually much larger with the patio and the place filled up a little later than your more family targeted places. This is a good restaurant with a good restaurant's price range, service staff and presentation. Will go again.

Visited October 2013
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Longview, Texas
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“Excellent”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Big Fish is in a strip center, but don't let that deter you. Very plain on the outside, but very nice atmosphere inside (tablecloths and candlelight). The menu is very varied with fresh seafood cooked any way you want it. Also steak selection, sushi, sandwiches and delicious desserts. This place seems to always have a crowd, so I would suggest reservations (it's one of the few
that accepts reservations in Orange Beach. Excellent food and wonderful service!

  • Visited September 2013
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