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Big Fish - Dearborn

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739 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(313) 336-6350
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fairlane Mall
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Big Fish specializes in memorable parties, rehearsal dinners & business events. Our professionally trained & courteous staff looks forward to handling all of your event planning needs.

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What 739 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I ordered the sole florentine and it didn't have any taste. The others at my table enjoyed their meals but my mother-in-law and I both had the filet of sole and it was terrible.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a very good experience last weekend. Our waitress was awesome and was very accomdating with changes we had with the food. The food was yummy. I would recommend The Big Fish to family and friends.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and service. I recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food was awesome and the waiter Keith was great. Will be back again.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is always excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Keith was great

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went to Big Fish on Saturday night and it has been a while since I have been to this location. To my dismay it has changed a lot since I was there last. The ambiance, service and food were excellent. We will definitely be back and I am glad to know we don't have to drive far for fresh seafood.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our reserved table was not ready 15 minutes after our reservation time. We ate in the bar area but the service was slow, even after letting the wait staff know that we were trying to get to a show. Food was average at best. Very disappointing dining experience.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2018

They denied my reservation and told me to wait 45 min to an hour

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Service was fair, food was good, ambiance was nice and location was good

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food was ok with a great customer service by the manager and staff.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good service. The hosting, servers and wait staff were very friendly and accommodating! Will surely return.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food was good. Service not so much

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, but waited owner 1hr to be served. Other tables were VERY vocal. Management was ineffective and absent. One table walked out, others complained loudly. Very uncomfortable, but could have been handled better by management

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We were put in a side room where the atmosphere was extremely drab. After asking the server for a taste of a wine, she wasn't happy. Our appetizer came out cold inside. The manager was very courteous and apologetic. A runner brought out our dinners (including crab legs) without bringing utincles/crackers, leaving dirty salad plates on the table and we had to wait for our server to come and ask for utincles 10 mins later. Our server never came back to check dinner or ask if we wanted more wine/cocktails. Fish is their primary specialty and it tastes as though everything is drowned in garlic butter. I prefer to taste of fresh quality seafood and not cover with butter. Dinner prices are high, you would think service would match. Unfortunately, it did not and we will never go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentines and it was a very pleasant experience. The hostess was engaging and made us feel very welcomed, our server was attentive and our meal was well paced, the restaurant was very busy yet we were made to feel special at every interaction. Our wine was delivered promptly and when we mentioned we were very hungry, our service brought us hot, fresh baked bread! My husband had the lobster bisque which was rich and full of sweet lobster for his starter, the signature salmon with mashed redskins which were both very tasty and healthy portions. I had a salad which was very large and delivered as asked with the dressing on the side, and potato crusted Chilean sea bass which was outstanding! We then shared the key lime pie and an espresso to Cole out the night. Very nice experience!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My lobster bites was very hard and crispy, I told the server she was very nice and took it back. The female manger came over and told me that nothing was wrong with my food. I eat at Ruth Chris twice a week and my bites never came out hard. She was very rude and made my night uneasy. I wouldn’t go back there in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

GREAT staff - everyone was willing to help ans assist even outside of the server whom was assigned to our table. Made us feel special and valued as guest.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Good was excellent.....and the dessert was soooooo good...We had the Shark Fin Pie....enough for 2 people to share and our waitress Danielle was very friendly....Will be back

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great seafood and service! Easy access adjacent to Fairlane Town Center shopping

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We had reservations for 4 people .. My husband and our friends who go out at least 4 nights a week, and myself... my friend who's birthday and mine are the same day... we go out for dinner someplace special each year. She recommended Big Fish and I made the reservations ! The service was VERY slow in the beginning , we like to have a few drinks before dinner.. we had to track down a manager finally to ask for some service ! That manager never came back to see if she could help or get us a drink or even check on us to see if the server ever came... very poor on her part. The food was fair when it arrived. My friend and I both ordered Lobster Tail..it was fair at best, we have had much better. Very disappointing evening .

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent seafood. Great service.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful! He wasn’t pushy but offered help when needed. The food was excellent! I will make sure I bring my badge in next time I’m there on a Wednesday!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

I am so happy that this great restaurant is in my neighborhood. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service was good. However my only compliant is the long wait and the food was not hot when delivered.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent and priced right.
We waited too long for cocktails: Starters arrived before cocktails!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Our service was excellent and our food was delicious!!! Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner!!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall experience was very good

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

From the hostess greeting us at the door to the server waiting on us. It was impeccable. The drink of the month was fun to experience(Tableside Smoked Cherry Manhattan). Our food was delicious and they were accommodating to our food allergies.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food. Shrimp and calimari were great! Service was inconsistent- good then no where to be found. Need to bring back fish spread with bread!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I always love going to Big Fish. Usually there portion sizes at lunch are really great. However, the fish on the fish and chips was very small, unlike last month when I ordered the same item. I give them props as the Manager had the chef prepare an additional small piece for me. The response to my inquiry occurred quickly without any problem.
As always the service is great - waitress processes order quickly and accurately. The atmosphere is always fantastic and the dining area quiet.
I look forward to returning for my next lunch outing with friends.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Food always top notch. Restaurant got busy and it a lot longer than usual to get food. Great when it got to the table though.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice menu. Wait staff in the bar were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Have not had service and a meal this good anywhere recently. Keep up the great work. It shows.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

We stopped at Big Fish on our way to a Red Wings game. The menu selection is varied and the food has always been great.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I went on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was empty. Our server was courteous and patient. The food was delicious. We ordered Patron Margaritas which were amazing. I'm sure the ambiance would be better on a normal business day. Would definitely dine there again.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Average. Food wad good, but not great.
Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Bar staff is outstanding... especially Melissa!
The bread/pate is great!

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Felt that giving us copies of your menu for our anniversary was a bit self serving and cheap. We would have much rather had a free desert/ice cream.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

I used to love this restaurant, but was very disappointed in this special occasion. We were celebrating our 35th anniversary with my in-laws and son, and asked for a nice table with fun server. The restaurant was empty when we arrived, but they still tried to put us at a lousy table by the kitchen doors. And our waitress, while friendly and trying hard, clearly hadn’t been properly trained. She didn’t know how the specials were prepared, and didn’t know how to serve a nice bottle of wine.

Our food was good, not great. The restaurant is not what it used to be. It needs a makeover to make it more cozy and currrnt, and much more involved management.

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