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“Fresh Seafood Thoughtfully Prepared and Reasonably Priced”
Review of Big Fish Grill

Big Fish Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Founded in 1997 by brothers Norman and Eric Sugrue, Delaware's Big Fish Grill has become one of the premier spots for casual dining in the region. A unique blend of original recipes, must have favorites and affordable prices have resulted in a dedicated following. Enough so to earn numerous "Best Seafood at the Beach" awards by Delaware Today magazine. The secret ingredient of the Big Fish Grill success story is a commitment to providing fresh, great tasting dishes, unsurpassed hospitality and impeccable customer service. Big Fish Grill offers a diverse menu featuring not only hand selected seafood at its absolute freshness but also delicious steaks and pasta in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Big Fish Grill has something for everyone!
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a big place and the dinner line is usually out the door, which is probably the best recommendation. That said, the inside is all hard surfaces (think concrete floors) so it can be a very noisy place when it's full. One of our neighbors flat out refuses to go for that reason alone. Music from a multitude of slightly off, tinney-sounding speakers doesn't help either. The waitstaff is young and enthusiastic. The long bar is filled to capacity most evenings. Anything "flash fried" is a real taste treat--flounder, shrimp, scallops, etc. Not many restaurants along the east coast do cioppino--theirs will have you dreaming that you are back in Santa Barbara. When soft shell crabs are in season, they often have "whales" (their word) fried up plump and juicy. There is always an eclectic crowd with just one thing in common--love of fresh seafood thoughtfully prepared, reasonably priced and served in satisfying quantities.

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you for your review, the cioppino and softshells are two of our most popular specials, we're glad you enjoyed them! We hope to see you again soon!

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Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Big Fish has been one of my favorites for a few years now. Last weekend I had the Tuna over garlic mashers with Lobster sauce. It was so good. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Brad F
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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Thank you for your review, we can't wait for you to come back!

Brooke Bennett
Big Fish Restaurant Group Management

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

You can count on the Big Fish for a good meal. We cater most of our parties from them and they do an excellent job. Restaurant is a loud so if you are looking for a quite dinner go to Fish On.

Thank LisaDee50
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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Call and have your next party catered by Big Fish! 302-227-3665

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

The food is great atmosphere is very noisy. Get it to,good excellent service they offer. The wait,can be,long on weekends but it is worth checking out.

Thank johnyourtripmyhome
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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Thank you for your review, we are happy to know you enjoyed the food and service. The restaurant does tend to get noisy when busy but our market patio is now open and a great option for a quieter dining experience!

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Brooke Bennett

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We are locals & have eaten here many times - not so much recently because each time we go, it gets worse & worse. We had a gift certificate from C'mas. The salmon had to be sent back, was raw in the center, the cole slaw was not crisp & fresh - old & watery would be a better description. The Neva's potatoes were undercooked. The salmon , which was a noticeably smaller portion than before, was cleverly disguised by a heap of greasy, deep fried onions. We ran for the antacids upon arriving home & have no intention of returning, just like so many other locals.

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Brooke B, Manager at Big Fish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

We appreciate your feedback. Our grilled salmon and caramelized salmon entrees are very popular and portion size has remain the same. We take great pride in providing the best in food and service and will talk to all involved. Hope to see you again.

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Brooke Bennett

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