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Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront

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720 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5141
+1 302-652-3474
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11:30 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Cambridge, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, great atmosphere, and great fun! Awesome selections, variety of entrees. Took awhile to decide, because, they are all wonderful!! Would definitely eat there again! Staff was terrific and very helpful.

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Thank L Kim E
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

L Kim E, Thank you for your awesome review! We hope to see you again soon! - Big Fish Management Team More 

New York
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ambience of Big Fish Grill is relaxed and pleasant with lots of model fishes and other seafood decorated the walls and ceilings. We had the little neck clams as appetizer. It didn't have much taste but the broth was tasty and good for soaking the bread. I ordered the yellow fin tuna, raw. It turned out to be a... More 

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Thank MojaveMaxNewYork
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

MojaveMaxNewYork, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experience while at the Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront. We hope to see you again soon! - Big Fish Management Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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322 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic.

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Thank agflag
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

agflag, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your lunch and the hospitality of the bartender. - Big Fish Management Team More 

Florida
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveled from Florida. Great restaurant location although the patio was not available; would have enjoyed sitting outside on the water. Lobster bisque was very good after being reheated. The atmosphere was sort of open and "cold". Service was okay.

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Thank DominusMaximus
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Our patio has been opened for the season, and we hope you will return next time your in town. We are in a large location but we try to accommodate all of our guests requests so if you prefer a more quiet area, we do offer a... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch there recently. The Greek salad with shrimp was adequate. While the greens were fresh the shrimp were overlooked, very mushy. Service started off well but request for refill of drinks went unfulfilled. Will not return soon.

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Thank GoodFoodAl18
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Hello,    Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. We are very sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable experience and that your shrimp were not cooked to your liking. We appreciate your feedback and would like to talk to you about your issue. Please call us at 302-652-3474 to discuss your issue, you may... More 

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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was really great. It was on a river and in a nicer part of town. The service was great and the food was really amazing. They gave a lot more fries than most other restaurants. They cooked the blackened swordfish extremely well. It was very tender and flavorful. The only issue I had was it was a bit... More 

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Thank Colin M
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Colin M, Thanks for the awesome review. We are so had you enjoyed your dining experience and the hospitality provided by our team. Hope to see you again soon! - Big Fish on the Riverfront Management Team More 

Lewes, Delaware
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant group is very smart and customer ficused. The Big Fish wait staff is typically attentive, even when crowded, and the seafood and other offerings are reliably delicious. A reasonably priced choice for lunch or dinner, with an attractive indoor and outdoor ambiance, and a popular way in bad area.

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Thank pwescott
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

pwescott, We at so pleased to hear that our staff was attentive to your needs, and provided you with excellent hospitality! We hope to see you again soon! - Big Fish on the Riverfront Management Team More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent. Thw restaurant only suffers from a noisy atmosphere. Go hungry and savor every bite. One of the best seafood destinations in Wilmington

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Thank Shawn C
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Shawn C, We know it can get a bit noisy, but we are so glad to year you enjoyed your experience while at Big Fish! See you again soon! - Big Fish on the Riverfront Management Team More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a good, close isa house, and we found Big Fish Grill! Lost go good items on the menu, from fried oysters to speciality fish dishes... Nice nutritious sides as well as the ubiquitous fish and chips! Nice wine and beer selection too! Service was good.

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Thank Ryan W
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

Ryan W, Thank you for your awesome review! So glad you enjoyed the fried oysters and fresh seafood from our menu. We hope to see you again soon! - Big Fish on the Riverfront Management Team More 

PA
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334 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinners that reminded us of the great fish shacks and restaurants in Florida. Large selection of seafood and the prices were same as the Red Crustacean but 100 times better. Will definitely go back. Great side dishes too, not just fries and corn but one was Brussels sprouts with bacon and pine nuts and was fabulous.

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Thank BandwagonPa
Janine L, Manager at Big Fish Grill on the Riverfront, responded to this review

BandwagonPa, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience while dining at Big Fish. We pride ourselves in our fresh, never frozen fish and wide selection of seafood entrees. We hope to see you again soon! - Big Fish on the Riverfront Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5141
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 302-652-3474
Description
After years of success in Sussex County, the Big Fish Restaurant Group has brought the great Big Fish experience to Wilmington. Stop by our new location on the scenic Wilmington Riverfront for the freshest seafood, juicy, hand-cut steaks, savory pastas and delicious salads. Our reasonably priced menu, generous portions, family friendly atmosphere and impeccable service make Big Fish on the Riverfront a casual dining destination and a great addition to the Wilmington restaurant scene. Enjoy lunch and dinner served daily with seasonal dining on our covered outdoor patio. Daily Happy Hour at our spacious bar features food and drink specials and 7 large Hi-Def TV's! Book you next event in our private dining room which can accommodate up to 50 guests and has built in audio visual hook-up.

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