Big Fish Grill-Issaquah

4.5
280 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
"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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HowardW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch with plenty of spaces between table for COVID19.

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GaryH
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I think this was about our 4th or 5th time at Big Fish Grill in the Issaquah Highlands. Food was good and server was friendly and helpful. Food came out super fast!

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vipKimmie
Seattle
54 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler is a fantastic server.

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kgrass
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. We ate outside. Our meals were outstanding.

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LyssH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My biggest problem with this place was that we made a reservation and after arriving on time, had to wait 10 minutes for a table. Food was great and our waitress was great. Definitely recommend the drinks. Only other problem was being sat on the south end of the restaurant, every car that turned on in the parking lot across the street was blinding us. Not a lot the restaurant could do but maybe have blinds down.

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DebbieB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place--food and service is the best.

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BelenG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed in the food quality and prices. The Paella lacked traditional flavor, it had salmon in it which is not something you put in Paella, lacked other seafoods such as squid and white fish, and the mussels tasted like they were boiled then thrown in at the last minute. The worst part is the waiter said this was his favorite and best selling dish. The most expensive steak dish they had, was the lost disappointing steak I’ve ever had. It has Zero! Flavor, was overcooked and looked like it was fried in a pan with a lid on it. Had we not traveled 40min to eat at this place I would have walked out after the first bite. Don’t waste your money. $100+ dollars for two people with this experience, you’re better of grilling at home yourself!

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LoisL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend patio or dining in bar area. Excellent food and service.

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GaryH
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was REALLY good. Wife had the halibut, son had the chicken piccata and I had the paella. We all loved our food. Only reason i'm giving a 4 versus a 5 is that while the server was efficient, he was a pretty low energy guy, didn't really seem super interested in us.

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JoeyEats
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and tasty meals. I had the halibut fish and sweet potato chips. My wife had the grilled salmon. Very clean and following safety protocols.

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SamSteve
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since March. Birthday celebration, sat on patio. Zackery was Awesome.

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, and service. Safety protocols in place. A great place for happy hour.

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vipKimmie
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and food was wonderful. We look forward to our next visit.

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BLWF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Fish Grill is open at reduced capacity, but still great food and great service. Servers wear masks and the folks are doing the cleaning stuff. Good!

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vipKimmie
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Raul is a wonderful server. He is very personable and professional.

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vipTeresaW
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lent...and eating paleo...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High school friends getting together.

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vipDarrellS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoy this restaurant. The service and food is amazing. There are plenty of choices on the menu and I have yet to be disappointed. The service is professional, attentive and efficient. Big Fish is one of my favorite restaurants.

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dTev
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always clean, comfortable restaurant.
Nice welcome
Seated promptly
Terrific menu
Food appearance great; all three entrees delicious

We will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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GrandmaS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and service. My only disappointment was no water refills.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. Food was slow likely because it was Valentine’s Day

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EastsideDiner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was ok - service was struggling and the kitchen was way behind. Food entrees was good, but the chef salad is not very good; a ton of vinegar and no tomatoes.

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AudreyD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter asked if my fries wanted the sauce on the salad or on the side, she requested on the salad but it came on the side, don’t ask if you won’t remember. I ordered the prime rib and is was almost all fat. Not worth the price.

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cmo12
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at big Fish last Saturday night. I would recommend getting reservations whenever going there for dinner. The restaurant fills up quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waitress forgot appetizer. Food was good but small portion.
Offered us dessert for forgetting appetizer. We didn’t want dessert. She gave us a $10 discount card.

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Issaquah
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Our waiter, Steve, was so bad that it ruined our experience. I will not eat at this restaurant again as a result. His service was awful and he was rude, condescending and argumentative.

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KarenB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

So bummed out. Starting a new tradition with my kids for Christmas Eve of dinner and a movie and I booked this reservation for 5:30. What I didn't realize was that they were completely closing the restaurant at 7 that evening and were going to do just about anything to get us out before then. This included bringing our entrees before salads and appetizers, not allowing us to order a second beverage (even though we asked) and not once checking in on how our meal was. By 6:30 they were clearly cleaning stations and shutting down the restaurant. While I totally get and agree with wanting to give your employees a Christmas eve evening with their families, it shouldn't be at the expense of customers' evenings.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. The food is delish! And we love how quite it is.

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vipgotoguy
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just okay with food that lacked real attention to detail. Halibut was overcooked, rice was uninspired and asparagus was bland.

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DaveO
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location for us; the food was outstanding and the service was excellent!

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DeanS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to get in and out. Lots of parking.

The staff worked with when my other guest was late arriving. Very attentive to our needs.

Great lunch.

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wilyotter
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great lunch at Big Fish Grill-Issaquah on Veteran's Day. The restaurant was kind enough to provide me with a free entree since I am a veteran. I could have any entree on the menu no matter the price. I chose my favorite--the Big Fish Seafood Combo salad--it includes grilled salmon, prawns and scallops with blue cheese and bacon crumbles plus avocado and olives with a blue cheese vinaigrette dressing--superb! Jennifer was my server and she was so cheerful and kind to all the diners including a young Coast Guard family there just before their Dad deploys on the ice breaker POLAR STAR to Antartica. A wonderful experience!

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vipClark
Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Shout out to Maddison, who went the extra mile to make sure everything was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and very tasty food. Our entire party enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was friendly but he forgot our appetizer and then brought us the check without offering desert. Felt pushed out.

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jimD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped in before a play at the Village Theater. Dinner was delicious, and reasonably priced. We will be back.

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vipjimhorn1
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager stopped by our table several times to check that everything was going ok. Everything was great as it always is when we visit.

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luvnewplaces
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service makes for an enjoyable dining experience. Big Fish Grill delivered on both counts. Well done!

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Ginger
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four went to Big Fish Grill in Issaquah for my birthday. It did not disappoint. My husband and I ordered the Black and Blue Halibut, on their special menu. The presentation was great. We both loved the crisp edges of the seared fish, as well as the blueberry chutney. One son got the crab cakes and enjoyed them. Our other son got a fettucine dish that looked good. I was very impressed with the little touches of the side dishes, like the chutney. Oh - my husband got the waffle cut sweet potato fries ($2 upcharge) and they were wonderfully crispy. I requested that the rice pilaf be swapped out for another veggie and it was no problem. We got the double chocolate brownie. That was the only disappointment. The brownie was cakey and a bit dry. We like the gooey type. All in all, it was a wonderful meal. Angie took great care of us.

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You can order delivery directly from Big Fish Grill-Issaquah using the Order Online button. Big Fish Grill-Issaquah also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Big Fish Grill-Issaquah also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 369-4334.

Big Fish Grill-Issaquah is rated 4.5 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.