Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

4.4
3401 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Big Fin has been awarded Restaurant of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 and has been named Best Seafood Restaurant in Orlando (Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards Critic's Choice). Global Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Chicken & Pasta. Bar-A-Cuda covered patio bar and dining featuring an upscale casual atmosphere. Big Fin Seafood Kitchen opened on December 1, 2009 at the Dellagio Town Center along Restaurant Row and has already become a favorite among the locals, conventioneers and tourists alike. The extensive menu features specialty items such as Whole Maine Lobster, Seasonal Stone Crab, Blue Crab Crusted Grouper, Filet Mignon, King Crab, Scallops, Swordfish, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Crab Cakes, Salad, Vegetarian options, Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, Raw & Grilled Oysters, Sushi, and more - Private Dining Rooms are available to host Group Dinners, Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday & Anniversary celebrations or cocktail receptions! Complimentary Valet Parking!!
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suggie
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect during a pandemic Christine our server was fantastic food always great

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Jazz
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Feedback Positive & Negative:

I came to Bif Fins for Magical dining and the food was absolutely Amazing! I ordered the Filet Mignon and it was Perfect. It was super flavorful and nice and juicy. The asparagus was also AMAZING! Everything was so delicious and I told my boyfriend that we MUST come back because you all have the best steak that I've ever tried!

So we returned to the restaurant yesterday and I ordered the exact same thing. My boyfriend ordered the Chicken pasta. When the food came out I automatically knew that it was not going to be a positive experience. His noodles on his pasta were almost burnt and his chicken was dry so he had to send his food back and get something else.

The steak that I loved so much the first time was super dry and had no flavor. The asparagus also had no flavor to it. I was super hungry because I hadn't eaten all day so I just decided to eat the food anyway vs send it back. I realized I was still upset about it because it is still on my mind the next day.

My boyfriends replacement meal was the fried Snapper. He LOVED it and I tried it as well and it was very tasty. The 2nd dish he ordered was what saved the day. I told him before the food came out that if they mess this order up too we won't be returning.

Please keep the same standard that you presented at Magical Dining.

Thanks

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vipwayne
Orlando
81 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and cooking of foods are excellent. Server was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed a quality of time there

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viporlandofoody
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Just do not like the front room... looks like it should Just be for a private party

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CarCar407
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Fin is one of my favorite restaurants in Orlando. I highly recommend for Sea food lovers.

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vipFoodie75
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and Tommy, our server was very attentive.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

Foodie75, Thank you so much for the review! We will be recognizing Tommy for the job he did. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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LJohnson
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed dinner at Big Fin. Great service and was impressed by how friendly everyone was from the hostess stand to management. We ordered from the three course menu - salad was awesome, entree was delicious and the dessert was the perfect amount. Really liked the sushi as an add on. Had some cocktails with dinner. All good. Would definitely come back. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

LJohnson, Thank you for the incredible review! We will certainly recognize Miranda and Mike for a job well done. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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Foodies101
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

No social distancing..place was packed. Dinning tables too close..I should have checked out their website. No mention of how they will keep diners
safe. No mention of covid other than to say their PRICES are good during these hard times. Won't be back.

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vipDatenightwithmygirls
Orlando
42 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute decision and first time here. Definitely made the right decision. We will be repeat patrons. Worth the drive. The whole fried snapper was cooked to perfection. The shrimp scallop and grits were excellent and the big fin oysters superb.

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vipFoodie75
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The stone crabs were excellent, Raymond was a great server

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StaceyJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. I thought it was a little odd that they charged $2 for blue cheese dressing to be substituted for the dressing on the salad. Otherwise, the service was excellent and the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came for the extended Magical Dining menu and I have tonsay that it was good but I wasn't overly impressed. The service was good though and perhaps we will return for items off the regular menu.

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vipbobospot
Orlando
107 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us were here for Happy Hour and enjoyed it very much.
Very good, attentive service. Excellent food from the calamari (nicely lightly breaded: BRAVO) to the slider and the fish tacos/

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my Best friends came to visit us

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JemicaJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, service was great, food was great. Everybody was very pleasant.

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vipIleneDover
Tampa
64 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Big Fin Oysters were outstanding. The blue crab encrusted corvina was phenomenal. The bread and butter were even amazing. Bread was nice and hot and they use grass-fed butter. The service was even better than the food. Waited on like kings & queens. We even saw the owner running plates, and food. He came to say Hi. So did the manager. Both were SO nice. We sat at the bar and can’t wait to come back. Thank you, for a lovely experience. This is how restaurants are supposed to be.

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JayP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We frequent Big Fin (prior to pandemic) first time back since March 2029.... The place was full, mask worn by servers and patrons to tables.

Was surprised how many diners were at outer bar actually, much more than I would of thought with current climate with little distancing...

That said, felt safe at our table. Diner was so good as always!! Enjoyed calamari and ousters for apps.

Main course we went with seafood pastas as well. The seafood pasta is awesome, first timer
on that dish and glad I ordered it. Wife had pasta and Clams, her favorite and did not disappoint!!

Service was good, drinks well tailored for our asks.
Love this place, can be casual or dressed up.

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TyHen
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for all occasions!

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vipMonicaC
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Severely understaffed! Waited about 10 minutes to be greeted by our server. Finally came and we went ahead and put everything in - drinks, apps, entrees. Apps showed up about 40 minutes later. Dinner was served about 90 minutes into sitting down. My steak was inedible due to the cut. They brought another one and it was better but not great. They were extremely apologetic. Our server was truly mortified by our experience. We were very patient. We normally love Big Fin, but tonight was a big disappointment. They need to get it together or else we won’t be back.

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BobG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very helpful.
He let us order from the lower priced "locals menu" even though we were obviously visitors on vacation.

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SherryS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, great food ,great atmosphere, staff friendly ,family friendly place!

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RF1234
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I ordered the Shrimp & Scallops Orleans over crawfish grits. Grits were excellent. I also ordered a side of the "beef tips" cooked medium. They were way over cooked and tough & very salty. I didn't even eat them. The main dish was good, but I would forego the beef tips and save $14.

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VacationerfromVA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects were wonderful ! The two waiters who handled our table were knowledgeable, personable, enjoyable to talk with. So glad we found this restaurant when searching online for stone crabs !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was a little slow and the area was cold.

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ChristineC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was better than the service. Had to ask for a bread basket - apparently they are not offered without asking for them. Waiter was disengaged and just wanted to sell us on different items. Very sales pitchy. Not attentive to needs and a little condescending. Seemed to be a step up from Friday’s. Not quite what I expected. Will probably not go back.

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CaraB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It was our first time here. Love that it’s a scratch kitchen with fresh seafood! Great food and quality!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food quality was top notch!

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CamilleL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Definitely not a "fine dining" experience. Restaurant has a cafeteria feel to it. Service wasn't great. We never received out appetizer. We asked for bread and we never received it. We were never offered coffee or tea at the end of our meal. Portions were pretty small. Not worth the drive there or the price.

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RicH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was good with some exceptions, my chowder was a little fishy tasting and shrimp were slightly overdone,ordered filet and had a large piece of gristle running threw it”it was redone by management “ favs at our table were frenchfries from grandsons plate and ooeygooey desert.serv was slow at times but pleasent

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vipRtsr
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waited 1 hr for entrer

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the ambiance was great, Bobby Moore did an exceptional job in the design. The food has moved to an even better level, due in part to new Chef Josue Perez. He brings to the taste of the food a touch of love unmatched by anyone in our area. Congratulations Big Fin on his hire. Special thanks to Michelle Craig, Restaurant Manager for ensuring our time felt like that of old, Family Dinner!!

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RickG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We delighted in surf (cajun style scallops and shrimp) and turf (filet mignon). Both did not disappoint in the slightest. The seafood provided real New Orleans flavor that included crayfish grits, while the big flavor of the beef was "steakhouse" perfection. The wine selections, the appetizers, and the desserts rounded out our satisfying visit. The service was extremely informative and attentive. Big Fin is a dining experience that we highly recommend.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

Rick, Thank you so much for the amazing review! If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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CummingsT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The oysters were amazing. The staff were very nice and attentive. My lobster was overcooked.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

CummingsT, Thank you for the review. I see the lobster was overcooked...did we make it right? I'd love to speak further. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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Keturah
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, will definitely come back for happy hour and great food.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

Keturah, Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you at Happy Hour soon. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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ChrissyP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was friendly and attentive. Would go back again

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

Chrissy, Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back very soon. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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MelissaN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been wanting to come here for years to bring my dad because we love seafood and New England clam chowder. We enjoyed our experience and the food. The only thing we were uncomfortable with was that an employee was not properly wearing his mask and at one point didn’t even have it on and he was running food. Luckily, it was not our food but he did keep passing by our table. The worst part was he seemed to be a manager in the way he was dressed.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

Melissa, Thank you so much for the kind review. Thank you also for bringing the mask situation to my attention. It may have just slipped down slightly however I will still follow up and ensure all employees are wearing it correctly. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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Jjggggggg
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was amazing and our Server Raymond was EXCEPTIONAL. Will be going back

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

Jjggggggg, Thank you for your review! We will most certainly recognize Ray for the service he provided. If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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TAMMYW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Reservation was at 6:45, entrees arrived at 9:00. Order placed at 7, Wine arrived after salads around 7:45. A group of 4 arrived around 7:30 at the table next to us. They finished there complete meal before we got our entrees. We were celebrating my daughters 25th birthday, they wrote happy birthday on my daughters boyfriends plate. We purposely went on Monday due to crowds from Magical Dining, didn't help. The food was excellent, but that was it. Did find a manager and asked if he could help, basically said one of the filets were not up to par, I let it go even though the table next to us received their filets about 30 minutes before us and they arrived 45 minutes after us.
Very disappointed and it ruined my daughters birthday, even though we went during magical dinning I expected more from this establishment.

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MsDiva
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant atmosphere was ok... I was expecting more from what I saw in pictures. Thought the restaurant would look more upscale especially for the area it is in. The food was ok and the waiter was friendly.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great. Had cocktails before dinner at the outdoor bar. Very good. The calimari appetizer with dipping sauce was great. Dinner (filet and lobster tail) was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The Ooey Gooey dessert was fabulous. The room we were in had two large parties and was quite loud. The outdoor bar and dining area was actually quieter. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen
Responded on November 1, 2020

Mark, Thank you so much for leaving your review! If ever I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at 407-615-8888 or Michael@BigFinSeafooddotcom. Best, Michael Venutolo II General Manager

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