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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
  • Email: bfdb@ldry.com
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Big Fish offers 3 semi-private dining areas, accomodating parties from 10 to 50 guests. We offer several different arrangements for group functions.

    Big Fish specialize in memorable parties, rehearsal dinners & business events. Our professionally trained & courteous staff looks forward to handling all of your event planning needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Contact Restaurant (313) 336-6350
  • 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
  • "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
  • "We loved being able to get our reservations on line. When we got there they were ready to seat us."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Started out in the bar for the happy hour specials. Not offered in dining room. Great service and friendly bar tenders. Dinner service was timed nicely and the food was delicious"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This is not the best restaurant in Detroit, but it is a great restaurant that is comfortable and that you want to go back to every week. Reasonably priced for the great level of quality. The service is friendly and helpful. The decor is lovely. A perfect date restaurant...high quality, without being stuffy. Fun without being silly/stupid. This is what a restaurant should be."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My husband and I took his parents to The Big Fish for dinner Saturday night to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary. We had just had dinner last Saturday at Mitchell's and were hopeful that this meal would be equal to or better than Mitchell's. I was extremely disappointed in the quantity of food I received for the price paid. I ordered the Dynamite Mahi and received about 3 oz of fish with a few chucks of crab, 1 cup of white rice and 2 asparagus spears. Really! That meal probably cost them $15 to make. My husband ordered the filet, and enjoyed it but he also ordered a lobster tail as a side and the tail alone was about $25 and his complete meal was $27."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The salad was dirty oysters dry crab cakes too wet and the shrimp was overcooked guess they was still cooking cause they didn't come out with my food"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Thank you again, It was our first visit from Cleveland, Ohio and a local friend suggested going to the Big Fish-- It turned out to be a great suggestion. I'm up there weekly on business and definitely will come back and bring customers. Thank you again for the great service , Matt"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My friend and I had not been to Big Fish for some time and we were thoroughly impressed by the service and delicious cuisine. We will definitely go back in the near future."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a great restuarant if you want to experience local fish. We took a corporate guest there and he had the "Taste of the Great Lakes" and loved it. The swordfish was excellent and as always, the service was superb."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I had stuffed sole small portion of fish for the price"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was very good, service was ok. The ambiance needs a big facelift, it looks like Janis Joplin's time and colors."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Service was slow and food was awful. Would not return and would advise other people to pick another place. Very sad because it used to be a great place."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Poor service, poor floor management, poor kitchen management. Reservation was for 7:30 pm, we got there around 7:15. We were seated about 7:40 pm. Got bread 10 mins later. Drink order 10 minutes later. Appetizers 30 minutes later. Entrees at 9:05. I talked with a manager twice - she started by blaming the server, I stopped her about 8:40 asking about our entrees. She returned apologizing and comped our meals. Food finally came around 9:05. Looked like it had been sitting for a while and microwaved to reheat it. I think many other folks had similar issues. It was just a really poor customer service effort. To advertise for the holiday and then not be prepared- just not excusable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dined at this restaurant numerous times over the years and have never been disappointed. Always an excellent meal and good service."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We choose to go to Big Fish about 4-5 times a year and usually are very satisfied with the food. This time, however, the food was not up to par. Whether it was Valentine's Day (and they were very busy) or some kind of management/chef change, the food was just not as good. The cape codder salad seemed to be missing something, taste-wise, and the sauce on the pasta that came with my chicken was very bland. I am sure we will give Big Fish at least one more chance and hope that they are back to their usual standards."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had a 8:00pm reservation made 3 weeks ahead of time and still had to wait 45 mixtures to be sat. While waiting I asked 2 separate host when would we be seated and neither of them returned with a answer. Also once seated The waiter never once even asked to refill my drink. The food was tasty. But my overall experience was awful and ruined my valentines day night. IM NOT RECOMMENDED THIS PLACE TO ANYONE!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent menu and food was great. Seared Ahi Tuna Salad was bland though, only negative and they happily removed it from our bill. Other than that, everything was amazing even with our 7 month old daughter there on Valentines night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great, they have an appetizer call HOT ROCKS & BLUE SLAW it was delicious. The entrees and dessert were great as well, will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took a while the wait but the food is delicious and a reservation is a must it gets packed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for dinner with my spouse. Food was wonderful. Service was good, albeit a bit slow. Then again, it was very busy so it was reasonable I guess. Only drawback was where we were seated. The table was right by the entrance so you could feel all the cold breeze whenever people came in or out. Wish they could have put a wall divider to block the entrance from the table. It got crowded during peak dinner hours and we had people literally standing right beside my table, waiting to be seated. Really awkward experience. Other than that, it was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, but the service was awful. So with me being one that likes to enjoy my time out would not be in a hurry to make another reservation. Big fish has always been a great spot for food, but needs to hire so new staff."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is a truly fine place...great food, great service, pretty interior, easy location...that can allow people to get great food for a reasonable price. This would be a solid choice for a special event, a big date, visitors in from out of town, whatever...it is our "go to" restaurant. The Landry's Select Club, the loyalty program for the chain the Fish is a part of, is generous and easy. This is a place where you can have a fine dining experience in a casual way. Well worth a visit for anyone."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great place to have a business lunch. No too loud and easy to have conversations."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We had no trouble getting and confirming reservations for this busy night.; they readily accommodated all 10 of us and gave us a nice room that was not overcrowded, it almost felt like an intimate private dinner. We all enjoyed our evening dinner. The food was excellent, nobody complained about anything and even commented on the good job I did in scheduling the dinner for all of us. I think that all of us will return on our for more great food"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was our first experience at the Big Fish and an outstanding one!!! From the service to the food to the price. No disappointment at all."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Even though the hostess couldn't find the reservation I made with open table, her trusted assistant whisked us away to a table and sat us immediately. I think that was awesome for prime time New Years Eve! Drink, Food and service were top notch all evening. We totally enjoyed the experience, we will be back and will spread the word."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We met friends for dinner 12/20. It is 45min drive for each couple. The calimari was very over cooked an we should have sent back and the waitress should not have served it as the batter had fallen off and the calimari looked like rubber bands. The seafood trilogy was outstanding, The coffee at the end of the meal was probably left from lunch as it tasted awful! When will restaurants learn that the last thing you have when is eating out is how you remember the restaurant. I will try it again but on a week night as the special three course meal looked really goods"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Great place for a business lunch as well as for the happy hour. Food is typically good."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was fine but no more, disappointing given the price. A bit noisy."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Overall was very good. Waitress was excellent But were a a couple food issue. cedar plank salmon was raw. And two of us had the potato crusted whitefish had a funny taste.however the perch was fantastic. As was the crab cakes"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "They were able to accommadate my request at the last minute. Excellent customer service. I would recommend this place to everyone"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We celebrated my husband's 35 years at Ford Motor company with two co-workers. Everything was great! Food, service, setting. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The Big Fish is one of the best dining experiences in Metro Detroit. A must experience for people who LOVE fish. The food is always fresh and well prepared, with service to match!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013