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About 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.

700 Town Center Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Fairlane Mall

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 336-6350

Website:
http://www.muer.com/big-fish/index.asp

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.

Additional:
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

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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.

Big Fish - Dearborn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (19)
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Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined a day ago

Food was good. Service not so much

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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 .

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent seafood. Great service.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 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!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall experience was very good

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 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Nice menu. Wait staff in the bar were fantastic.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went on Christmas day. Ty one of the chef's came to our table, chatted, made recommendations and came out again to make sure we were satisfied. Great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was just okay. Our waitress was very nice but there was an inability to pace our courses. We had appetizers, soup and an entree. We didn't have the opportunity to finish one course before they brought the next. Opposite problem with our drinks. Drink service was very slow. We had all our food but not our drinks. Also, someone dropped food by our table and no one cleaned it up.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It took 2 1/2 hours to service 3 people and the restaurant was a third filled. The floor bounced every single time someone walk behind me for all of that 2 1/2 hours. Food was fine. Oysters were not separated from their shells and steak was cold, but cooked well.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I love to dine with Big Fish, they're always pleasant and welcoming. The food is great and the service is better.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was horrific for a Saturday at 5:30 p.m...... ridiculous!!!!!

I enjoy Big Fish during the week days and nights because I work in the area so I am there often.... however for a weekend.... the service was awful!!!!

What should have taken maximum two hour dinner experience on a Saturday at 5:30 p.m. turned into three hours and we were late for our concert!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I really like the Big Fish but often forget that it's here. It's a little more expensive than other lunchtime choices but it's more special, too; the food and ambience are more upscale. I would like to see more vegetarian choices and a menu for them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Went with the family for birthday dinner. Surprising in they still had the lunch menu at 4pm which saved us a bit. Excellent crab cakes. Good service. This place has improved over the past few years.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The room we were seated in was very loud and I couldn't hear people talking at our table. The waitress forgot to bring my salad dressing and after 15 minutes I had to leave the table and hunt her down in the restaurant. They were not busy, but she rarely checked on us. My shrimp and crab salad was disappointing. I would not recommend it.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service was great and very fast. The food was just ok, lacked some flavor, expected more from the price

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Every trip to Big Fish is an enjoyable one. I celebrated my birthday on Friday and Big Fish was my choice. The menu selection is great and the food is always fresh and plentiful. The rolls are outstanding. Everything was prepared to perfection. I will return again before the year is out for I love their fish and chips on the luncheon menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The waitress could careless about the table I was at...she seemed more focus on the “regulars”. It took 20 minutes for us to get the bread basket. Then I ordered the steak with shrimp and it came out without shrimp. The manager came and apologized for the delay. Over all I had a good night.

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