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Big Fish - Dearborn
Big Fish - Dearborn

Big Fish - Dearborn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com/big-fish/index.asp
  • Phone: (313) 336-6350
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Come visit us for Patio Jazz every Wednesday beginning June 2nd througout the summer.
    Big Fish also offers weekend entertainment Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairlane Mall
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Big Fish - Dearborn
One bite & you’ll be hooked! Dearborn’s popular Big Fish Seafood Bistro delivers a fun, eclectic atmosphere, attentive service & the freshest seafood available. Our innovative menu also boasts steaks, chicken & lamb along with homemade pastas, sandwiches & salads. Enjoy daily chef features as well as one-of-a-kind specialties such as Vanilla Scallops, Potato Encrusted Whitefish & the Ultimate Seafood Trio, featuring grilled salmon, coconut macadamia shrimp & our signature crab cake

Big Fish Seafood Bistro features live entertainment every Friday & Saturday evening, & Wednesday night Patio Jazz throughout the summer. Join us weekdays from 3-6:30pm for the best Happy Hour in town with drink & appetizer specials starting at just $3.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner June 28th at Big Fish. It exceeded our expectations. I was especially pleased with the East Meets West Tuna appetizer. The tartar came with a Wasabi Cream and Plantains next to it and Ahi slices in between Avacado slices with a slaw beside it. You found yourself mixing together all the different tastes and wanted more. I didn't want to give back the plate! We had Crab Stuffed Sole and Stuffed Shrimp for our mains and they were perfectly cooked and presented very well. The Lemon Butter sauce on the Sole stayed together until the last bite. Very good chef. Those who work in his kitchen should feel fortunate. The meal was our wedding dinner and we got personalized menus to keep. Fill this house up!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was an unexpected find. As I am from the East Coast, I did not know what to expect. I decided to give this a try hoping for the best but not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. The fish was fresh, well prepared and beautifully presented. This is a great place for seafood. If you are in the Detroit area, it is a "must try.""
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We got to the restaurant early and were able to take advantage of their sunset dinner. Great buy - includes salad/soup, entree and dessert (a super key lime pie) for only $16.99. However, the whitefish was tasteless, the salmon was served medium (ordered medium rare) and the server goofed on one of the entree's sides. Other than the dessert, it was a very mediocre dinner."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Are at Big Fish while in Dearborn and it was very good. My husband and I try to live a healthy live style so restaurants that offer fish options always appeal. My husband ordered whitefish and I had snapper and both were delicious. We ordered them broiled and they were cooked perfectly. The accompanying vegetables were firm and tasty, not at all mushy like some others places where we have eaten The food is good, well prepared and basic ; it fit the bill for us. It was family friendly but might be more costly than an average family would want to spend if you have hungry teenagers"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had a large party for a business meeting and everything was perfect. The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. thank you."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Big Fish many times and would rate those experiences excellent. However, my last dining experience, was not as pleasant. The hostess seated us right next to the kitchen and we could hear so much banging, clatter, bowls falling etc. It was very distracting and a major traffic path. When I requested a booth, the hostess stated none were available despite many tables and booths being open. Also, the food was not to the standards of Big Fish - our fish was over cooked making it dry. The salads and dessert were of their higher quality."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "On this evening my group of four were there to celebrate my daughters 26th birthday, it was her first time at your restaurant as well as the first time for another member of my group.i have been coming here for several years and have always found the food good. However on this night our food was cold.. And our sever had to take it back. We were extremely disappointed because I had told everyone they would enjoy coming to this restaurant. I have even made sure the the five couples who I spend New Years with dine here on that night. I am disappointed. And may have to reconsider dining somewhere else. Thank you in advance, Stephanie Baker"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of our favorites...never lets us down. Service is always great, food always wonderful, and is not overpriced for what you get. A solid choice for a night out."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food was good, ambience very nice, and service terrific. Thanks."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "had to change the table selection away from the kitchen and bar. The food, service and full description of contents was totally exceptional. We cannot say enough of the dinner celebration. Thanks for the special menus!! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our Server obviously never had any formal training. She was really terrible, not that she wasn't nice, just with no obvious server smarts. The Soup was cold which to us was incredible considering it's something they feature, their chowder. I won't soon go back."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A neighborhood location with great food for 30 years - food and service are still great. Floors are getting creaky but tables, chairs and booths are still clean and in good shape. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Service was great and the prime rib was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "On Mother's day, My sister and I along with my Fiance, took my 96 year old Mom, to the Big Fish for lunch. It was absolutely wonderful. Our waiter, Zack, was OUTSTANDING, PROFESSIONAL, ATTENTIVE, and he did everything possible to make the dining experience special. My Mom asked when we could come back, and I promised her it would be soon. Excellent dining and service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good experience overall. Our server was amazing! The bread was great! The food was great for most part. My only complaint is I ordered a salad and added chicken to it and the chicken tasted like rubber. They didn't take cost of chicken off but I didn't push the issue, just feel they should have offered. Besides the nasty chicken everything else was good. Would have been 5 stars if not for this."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to Big Fish a couple times and on both occasions we stated we needed to go there more often. Great seafood. On par with a Mitchels Fish Market. Bread is too tempting. Service was really good too. Only issue would be the noise level with the bar open to the 2 of the dining areas. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day was my first time at this restaurant. Everything about it was good, from service, food & atmosphere. We all really enjoyed. Will be returning"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a post-graduation celebration, arrived early they were able to accommodate us without a hassle. The cedar planked salmon and walleye were great. The mussels could have been better. Service was great and we had a good time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We've been here several times and were celebrating our 29th anniversary. While we've have outstanding seafood dishes in the past, this time around the dishes seemed a little more heavy then usual. The service was very attentive and overall a great experience. We will continue to frequent the restaurant since they have an outstanding seafood selection and wine menu. Plus we recommend it to others. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great location for a business lunch. Quiet, good service, and the right amount of food. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I met with clients at Big Fish for lunch. The food was great, service was outstanding....and yes, the meeting went well."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "From Texas came in to visit with some friends. Met up at big fish. Food prices are pricey considering the quality and quantity of the food. I had the broiled seafood platter it was bland. My friend had the lamb chops he said they were just okay. My other friend had the seafood trilogy and said there was nothing that really was very good on his plate. Two kids got fish and chips and we had to take breaking off because on one plate it wasn't fully cooked still doughy and the other was so soaked full of grease it was disgusting. Waiter was okay....left him a bigger tip than he actually earned. On future trips will definitely not be going back. Maybe they should try some seafood from Texas so they get the idea of great quality for a good price"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Haven't gone to the Big Fish lately so we tried it recently. Food was still good. We did miss the live jazz band that used to play there but will dine there again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was not the best of seasoned dishes. The waitress, Michelle was very accommodating. She made it all worth while. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "At the time frame we came (3:00pm) we were seated immediately. Bread was delicious, soup was nice and hot. Dinner was good. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I was there for birthday, with a group of 20 people, we only had one sever. Secondly the food was not cooked as ordered and it was cold! The manager was not apologetic or offered any other suggestions I was disappointed'"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food at Big Fish was excellent. It's great news that Big Fish has joined Landry's!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We are return visitors to this restaurant because we like the feel of the room and the food is always good. I like to choose from the special menus if at all possible. That adds a little more of a diversity to the options. The featured wines are usually very nice and a reasonable price always helps."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We weren't sure what to expect, but were not disappointed. The atmosphere, the food and our server Kyle were great. We went there because I had a $25.00 birthday credit that was going to expire and thought we'd give Big Fish a try instead of Gandy Dancer. We are so glad we did. I had the lobster and my husband had the steak- they were both perfectly cooked and delicious. I would also highly recommend the mango iced tea. I would come back tomorrow if I could! "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love this Muer restaurant the food always excellent. We only go here during Lent as we give up meat on Fridays. I thought my portion of Swordfish left much to be desired though."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We went to Big Fish to celebrate our 29th anniversary. We had been there once before but not for several years. The ambiance was lovely, the food outstanding. We had excellent service ( by John) and because it was a Monday night (the day after Easter), it was nicely quiet. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The waiter was superb. His name was John and he had a great personaity and made our night very pleasant. Food was good but seemed like the portions were cut down. Drinks were excellent. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I wasn't that hungry so I ordered the chicken filet sandwich w/ tomato jam. I believe the chicken filet was actually a processed portion of chicken. The tomato jam was the star of this sandwich. The restaurant is noted for their fish but why have items on the menu that don't measure up to that quality (fish) of product."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I've dined at the Big Fish twice in the last ten days, both times the fish was over cooked."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I was very impressed with the staff and the special treatment my party received, from the moment we walked through the door until our departure where our waiter offered to take our picture together. The hostess actually called me the day of our Reservation and said she noticed we were celebrating my granddaughters 21st birthday. She ask what my granddaughters name was so it could be printed on her menu with a Happy Birthday greeting. She was so surprised and delighted when she seen her name on her menu. Also when we came into the restaurant all I said was we have a reservation and she said Oh yes Kara's birthday. Thanks for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My Wife and I had an excellent and very enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "the food is great at the Big Fish but the service is extremely slow I would however recommend your restaurant but I would tell them about the slow service."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I was sadly disappointed in the food quality at Big Fish. We ordered the calamari which had no flavor whatsoever and desperately needed the dipping sauce. We ordered the crab cake which was not very hot and filled with everything but enough crab meat. The surf and turf consisted of a tiny lobster tail and the bread pudding was so unappetizing we sent it back. The wine list by the glass was limited to selections I hadn't heard of. The best part of the evening was the Shark fin pie, which was the only appetizing part of the over priced meal. Unfortunately, I don't see this establishment staying open too much longer with the competition stepping up their game."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "If service was improved the dining experience would be tremendous."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I haven't been to Big Fish in a while but our dining experience was Great.. The food was wonderful as well as the service.. My guest & I truly enjoyed ourselves and we'll be returning very soon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014