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“Quality Maintained after the Move”
Review of Blue Fish Grill

Blue Fish Grill
Ranked #4 of 127 Restaurants in Flemington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ringoes, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Quality Maintained after the Move”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Have not been to Blue Fish Grill after a year. Went there for Father's Day. Menu remains unchanged, with the usual assort ment of grilled and fried fish, fish tacos, fish & chips, and various sauces with international flavors. The catfish po boy melted in the mouth, and the grilled ahi tuna was done just right. Didn't even have to ask them to do it medium rare. The sides like cole slaw and grilled pineapple are nice accompaniment. Only short comings are the chips (a bit too greasy) and limited dessert selection. But there isn't much room left anyway.
Now that they have a bigger restaurant, it seems that they change the frying oil much more often, so even going there on a Sunday afternoon, the fried food still taste fresh.
The new space is great in the old Stangl Pottery Factory is much larger and comfortable than the old "shed", bright and airy. There are a couple of nice galleries to browse around if you have to wait for a table. The old pottery kiln was fun to look at.

  • Visited June 2013
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High Bridge, New Jersey, United States
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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“Hidden away in Flemington”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Blue Fish Grill is tucked away in Turntable Junction. Fun and casual.Fire grilled Mahi-mahi with grilled pineapple, a perfect! Fresh fish, friendly staff, casual atmosphere, great prices which is why the wait can too long..But worth the wait!

  • Visited May 2013
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Level 6 Contributor
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Spartan Charm, Great Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hidden away in Flemington is a real gem. Located in the old Stangle Pottery Factory is a wonderful restaurant. The Blue Fish Grill has a varied menu to suit most tastes and wallets.
For appetizer our table of four shared the mussels which was plenty for all - tender and well prepared Two of the party had scallops which were wonderful, one had grilled shrimp which were also wonderful. I had the Mahi Mahi which while flavorful was a bit over done and dry. The plates were literally packed with mashed potatoes and broccoli - too much for me but generous.
To say the least the decor is spartan but has a certain charm. The wait staff is well versed in the menu and enthusiastically describes various items about which we asked. This is a BYOB restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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New Jersey
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305 restaurant reviews
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“Perfection in Flemington”
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

The staff are so great! RFIS dine out program to support the local school. Really great fish and chips to dispel a prior review. I had mahi and plantains dish. Excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Great Catch with An Occasional Flounder.”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

It's not your typical fish place...it boasts a creative menu with influences from the islands, Mexico, Thailand and more. The mussel appetizer is loaded with flavor with a little heat -- lots of plump, fresh mussels swimming in a delicious tai-inspired broth that demands lots of bread dunking (the toasted bread pieces come with the dish.) I usually have the crab cakes -- which are not the typical lump crabmeat patties but are coated in breading, fried and have soft centers of crabmeat -- but still super flavorful. We've also ordered the salad with a large sushi grade slab of rare tuna atop and that's been excellent. Tried the fish and chips and this last visit. We were in London last year and ate at a great fish and chips shop so we're a little spoiled. This dish came in three segments, not a long filet and it was over- battered and over-fried to a very dark brown. The house made chips are a must and so is the homemade Key Lime Pie that's the real deal. The servers are knowledgeable and attentive and now there is a second floor so that lines probably wont be spilling out the door on most nights. The decor is pretty spartan and simple, but you're not there to eat the decor. There are lots of other menu highlights including an array of fish tacos and salads and a selection of grilled fishes with a list of not run-of-the-mill sauces. You can select two side dishes with the grilled fishes. If you're an "fishianado" I think you'll like this fish place that thinks out of the box and gets it right most of the time. Oh -- by the way, the prices are very reasonable for the quality, freshness and portions.

  • Visited May 2013
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