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“Outdoor Sidewalk Restaurant”
Review of The Fat Mermaid

The Fat Mermaid
Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Valdez
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and mountains. Chef Joel Brown has a fresh and innovative way to create seafood dishes that everyone enjoys and appreciates. We have a love for preparing great pizzas, burgers, steaks and pasta from scratch. We also produce gluten free, healthy and vegan items. Our bar host spirits and over 15 different craft beers on tap.
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Harbor Drive is the road in Valdez that is next to the main marina and this compact area of a couple of blocks, sports a variety of small shops and restaurants. After we parked the vehicle (free parking in this city), we surveyed the area to have lunch.

We noticed the Fat Mermaid had outdoor sidewalk seating and was nearly full with patrons. so we opted to eat here. The corner building with sidewalk dining had an inviting look and is located across the street from the marina. We sat our selves and we were quickly greeted by two people; a very friendly and outgoing server and someone else that I presumed to be the owner.

We ordered the Triple Chicken Quesadilla with Cucumber Ranch and French fries; and the Halibut Taco's with fresh Spinach, Thyme and Mangos sauteed in Maple Whiskey.

Both of our meals were excellent and we will certainly eat here again on a future visit.

Thank G B
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Friendly and fast service. Tables inside and outside. They have excellent clam chowder and burgers.
But they are pricey. $15.00 for a burger.

Thank jc02
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Well I think that I just said it all in the title. The Fat Mermaid was busy and the live music was very good. We walked in and our awesome server Dwight flagged us down and got us a table right away. Good food and good beer. Lot's of Alaskan beer on tap $6.00 for a 16oz..
Lets face it nothing in AK is going to be cheap so that being said the food was reasonable priced and the portions are very good. You will not leave the place hungry. The Turkey club sandwich was great, probable the best meal I've had in Alaska in the last 6 days. If you are lucky enough to make down to Valdez, stop in and have a great time at The Fat Mermaid, we had a blast !

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Thank t76500
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Had clam chowder for lunch, was ok. Sat outside, view was awesome, but who knew it could ever be too hot in Alaska? July 21, 2013 Prices were reasonable for the area.

Thank WileyFahma
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our tour group went here for breakfast before our departure. The food was ample and nothing special but it did fill the tummy so all was not bad. We know it is hard to provide a hot breakfast in a buffet setting. We did enjoy sitting outside where the weather was cool on a June morning. People need to keep in mind that this is a small town and they do the best they can.

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Thank houstonnative47
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