Big Fish Grill-Issaquah

4.3
218 reviews
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"Fresh, inviting, simply perfect" is our motto at The Big Fish Grill. Best known for fresh seafood, we also offer steak, chicken and other non-seafood items. All of our dishes are prepared with a Northwest twist. From our seafood cobb salad, seared sea scallops and coconut crusted rockfish, to our hand dipped halibut fish & chips or Wagyu beef & cheddar burger, we prepare and serve our food with the freshest products available; always keeping our guests in mind. Our guests are our priority and something we've always held true to is "anticipating guest's needs and desires." We pride ourselves in customer service with a personal touch and when a guest dines with us we want them to feel as though they are in our home.
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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday and went for brunch. Staff were attentive and food was great!

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TW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You are not known to be a steak house but the Ribeye steak that I had was evcellent as good as it better than any steak house. Only negative was the asparagus. Not worth the added $2. Halibut fish and chips was excellent Your coleslaw is and always has been the best.

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This has the best Cobb salad in Seattle Metro area. Unfortunately they have little to nothing for vegetarian or vegan guests. I had made reservations online requesting vegan offerings. At the restaurant my guest was offered French fries and cauliflower as a vegan meal. Was unsure if the fries were cooked in vegetable oil.
Many other restaurants have vegan offerings (Schwartz Bros.) so that is where I will go when my guests want vegan or vegetarian

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Wonderful Valentine's evening with delicious dishes. It's a shame the special Valentine's menu, with its half-dozen oysters, ceviche, lobster tail, steak and other straightforward fresh grilled/baked/steamed/fried dishes aren't available on the main menu which looks to be straight out of the late '80s. Everything is crusted, pankoe'd, breaded, stuffed and sauced. Most of the wines on the list are by the bottle (like, all but three). And while the bottle prices are reasonable, if you're looking for variety by the glass, you'll have no luck here.

The food was delicious, and everyone was really nice, but our server clearly wasn't up to the evening. He barely interacted, was slow (during a barely populated early evening non-rush), and despite asking him for coffee *four* times at the end of the meal, never received it. And he never said "bye," "thank you," "have a good evening" or "Happy Valentine's Day." Considering we'd just gotten dug out of the snow, it was fairly amazing we were able to attend at all.

Tasty food, beautiful space, friendly staff. But if you're looking for clean, contemporary dishes, you'll have to look elsewhere.

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l
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal celebrating Valentine's Day.

The manager was on top of everything and made sure we had excellent service

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big Fish in Issaquah is my absolute go-to for any special occasion or treat-myself meal. The menu is varied and always has exciting specials. The staff are impeccable with their customer service! I've never been disappointed and have consistently been surprised with how above and beyond all team members go for their patrons. If I need to treat a client, celebrate my anniversary or birthday, or plan a special goodbye lunch for a visiting or deploying family member, I can always count on Big Fish in Issaquah!

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KG
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Loved the artichoke spinach dip, pan fried oysters, halibut tacos, salmon bacon lettuce tomato sandwich, and marion berry cobbler.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was not worth for the price. Did not taste the food at all .

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Scallops undercooked. Risotto over cooked. Crab cakes were amazing. Salmon stuffed with Brie was good. Service was stellar.

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t
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Disappointing meal and lack of service. My Salmon BLT was terrible -- overcooked, dry salmon with only one slice of bacon. Will not be back.

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TH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never been to this location before and will definitely go back! Food was great and pricing was completely in line. The bartender was AMAZING! She was on the ball so much so that when a booth opened we asked to remain in the bar area as we had reservations for the dining room (which was very busy being New Years Eve at a tad bit on the noisy side but understandable for the time-frame. It was a great evening - no complaints here! And again a shout out to the lovely bartender!!! Thank you for making us feel welcome!

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c
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went on New Year’s Eve, expectIng the restaurant to be busy. It was unfortunate that you were out of the lobster dinner by 6:00. If you don’t have enough for your patrons maybe you shouldn’t offer it. However, the crab cakes, halibut and salmon taco were delicious. The waiter was a little distracted, which was somewhat understandable on a very busy night.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We went for our anniversary (which I told them it was and I wanted a window seat when I called). The host tried to sit us at a small two seater table away from the window. Our waitress was busy and a manager took our order. The waitress talked to us twice. I wasn’t expecting anything for our anniversary but it would be a nice touch for them to have at least recognized that it was since I told them on the Open Table reservation site.
The food was good. The beer was warm.
Not sure when we will go back. Maybe after some time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

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RB
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Scallops and risotto was terrific as was my guests Cobb salad and steamer clams. Had lots of gluten free options which is great. Took off points because it’s too bright. I’m having dinner in a restaurant not a diner. And it was cold. We were seated by the fireplace and it was off most of the time. It was really cold.

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C
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Average food with great service and ambiance.

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CM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent dessert and service!

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BY
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Never been disappointed.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and very good good! Always reliable!

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Second time there, very disappointed compared to the first time.

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OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for good quality seafood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I love Big Fish in Issaquah Food consistently good.
We have had issues with some wait staff being inpatient and unfriendly. Both waiters Waitesesses not so much.
We still go back in spite.

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The menu looked pretty good, but the food was actually just OK and seemed overpriced. Probably won’t go back.

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r
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and very fresh oysters and salmon and nice garlicky Caesar salad!

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SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We like the food. Apple crisp is too sweet for me. Wish they have more choices for desserts

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LR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love their jambalaya and paella and order most of the time we go there.

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h
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised how good the seafood was and we are very particular with our seafood. Great service too.

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my mom here for her birthday last week and we had an amazing time. Our waitress was extremely friendly but not overbearing. Mom got the Wagyu steak off of their specials sheet and it was outstanding! Definitely a great meal with exceptional service. Highly suggest to all.

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BT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

the crab cakes were very bread crumby . not much crab.

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BR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here. Would definitely return. Neighborhood gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the portion size was generous. No music or TV-we wanted someplace quiet so this was perfect. We were celebrating my aunt's 93rd birthday. She was really tickled with the surprise birthday dessert and had a very enjoyable evening.

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AK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were looking for a restaurant for my husband’s birthday celebration that was new to us, nice menu without being overly expensive or fussy. My husband wanted dessert options that weren’t dark chocolate oriented! The Big Fish Grill delivered on all counts. Great food (The only loss of a star was that we felt the Marionberry Cobbler was a bit bland. It was still good but everything else was great. The complimentary cheesecake with cappuccino whipped cream was excellent! Our server was attentive without being intrusive, and all in all we were delighted with our new find. Will definitely go again.

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MW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

An item on the menu is no longer served, but still on the menu. Server grabbed my water glass by the rim to refill after 2 sips. A few servers/bussers were walking around aimlessly just staring at people. No efficiency in the employees except the bartender that looked to be working very hard. Food was quite tasty though.

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DW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ribeye we’ve ever had!

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L
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The server was pleasant and the food good. The calamari was extra delicious! Light and flavorful and the best I’ve had in years.
Unfortunately it was so cold in the restaurant that we ate our food fast and didn’t order dessert just to get out of the frigid facility. We mentioned it but it didn’t warm up.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Best Halibut Fish and Chips on the Planet!
Must have the Sweet Potato Waffle Fries 🍟

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JJ
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was okay, nothing to write home about.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the atmosphere, which was cozy and not too loud. Server was friendly and accommodating.

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ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and there was something for everyone. Although I'm allergic to most shellfish, there was plenty to choose from on the menu.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as usual, and everyone loved their dishes served. Our waitress was very nice, and she took good care of us, coming to check on us quite often too!

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