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About Big Fish - Princeton

One Bite & You’ll be Hooked! Enjoy fresh fish, mouthwatering seafood, choice steaks, daily chef features & one-of-a-kind specialties featuring the best local/seasonal ingredients available. All with impeccable service in a fun, eclectic, high-energy atmosphere.

Our bar features Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-7, featuring appetizers & drink specials from $2-$5! Also, join us for Brunch every Sunday from 11-3!

3535 US Highway 1 (Brunswick Pike)
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday:11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Meadow Rd (MarketFair Mall)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 919-1179

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

Parking Details:
Plenty of FREE parking right in front of the restaurant and around MarketFair Mall.

Executive Chef:
Alecia Angioletti

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Big Fish - Princeton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (12)
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Special Occasion (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious and the waiter was excellent
Definitely return

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was good as usual with enough variety to satisfy all. The service was friendly but misguided. Our salads were served to all, but the next course which to be fair was an appetizer size was brought almost immediately instead of with the other two entrees for our party of 3. The substitute vegetable was charged ala carte and one dinner salad side was charged at the reduced price but the other was charged ala carte. The manager rectified all the pricing issues but it should not have happened. Better training or better wait staff should be required.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was excellent. Butter nut squash soup with goAt cheese topping was flavorful & delicious. Salad with artichokes, black olives with a Parmesan vinegrette was so yummy. Shrimp, cherry tomatoes, spinach in a garlic wine sauce over angel hair pasta could have been more seasoned. Salmon with veggies & oven roasted potatoes was very good. Scallops were good. Filet mignon with potatoes & asparagus was excellent. Crime brûlée was exceptional! Service for a busy night was superb. Would definitely go here again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Prefer a restaurant like this for dinner, but lunch specials were a good option. Blackened salmon burger and potato encrusted tilapia were very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Happy hour service providers/ waiters in the front sucked and seemed disinterested in their jobs. Horrible service, not just for us but other patrons as well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Big Fish, for no apparent reason, is going seriously downhill.

It was crowded on our last visit--unusual, that, as Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze have torn away most of its customers. Whatever the reason, the kitchen staff couldn't handle the press, and our food was seriously delayed.

And when it came out, it was lackluster. They have, for no reason on God's green earth, started putting chopped tomatoes on top of the chowder. WHY. The so-called "firecracker shrimp" is utterly bland and served on a bed of chopped lettuce, which does not enhance the presentation. The blackened fish was fine--and the blackened shrimp was even better--but the service was so-so and apologetic, and had a lot to apologize for. (I asked for sugar for my too-bitter iced tea and never got it; I swiped some from a nearby table.)

Complaining isn't enough by itself, so here are some suggestions:

1. Bring the bacon-wrapped shrimp back on the appetizer menu.

2. Why would you put tomatoes in New England clam chowder? It's like beans in chili, and DON'T GO GETTING ANY IDEAS ABOUT PUTTING BEANS IN CHILI.

3. Upgrade kitchen and waitstaff.

That's easy enough! Do those things. Because Bahama Breeze is right next door, and they have a better menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Slow service. New server. Took our food to the wrong table. Restaurant had power outages so no lights several times during the meal. Only 9 tables used--get the message?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were greeted by a pleasant staff. The food was plentiful and delicious.Our waitress was extremely accommodating. Although this was not a fancy free standing restaurant it had all the amenities of one. We will return and bring friends with us.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent service. The food is fresh with a large choice. The service is what stands out. The wait staff is helpful and friendly and a huge plus. Parking is plentiful

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had not been to Big Fish in years. We decided to go for dinner and we were very pleasantly surprised. The food was good, the service was good and the prices quite reasonable. We had my 91 year old mom out for dinner and the handicapped accessibility was a welcome find.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant has very spotty service and appears to lack the ability to service the number of tables for which they can seat patrons. They pretty much admitted to the same When We complained about the service. So a word of warning, if you make a reservation through OpenTable, you may get a seat, but you may not get served as you would expect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have been here with perfectly fine, reliable experiences before but this time service was the worst I’ve ever. Inattentive and uncaring server really made it a negative experience this time.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was basically good. The wait staff was very accommodating as was the manager. My husband ordered the oysters and was served one that was still frozen and had not been shucked. The manager immediately took them back and removed them from the bill. My daughter is gluten free and our waiter went out of his way to assure her food was prepared to her request. The big negative was the food was very slow to come out from the kitchen.

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We started out with a rough start to our meal as our waitress took our drink order and we didn't see her for 20 minutes. Then when we did see her, she went to the table next to us and we still didn't place an order. Not sure what was going on with her but the manager was very much aware and jumped in the rescue and also got us a new waiter. Once we got our food, everything was delicious. I had the Seafood Trilogy and my husband had the Seared Scallops. Always enjoy Big Fish!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The services was the worst I have ever had at Big fish. We ordered drinks took a little time that was ok but then we ordered more drinks and they never came until our dinner was almost done. then we ordered coffee and tea with desert our coffee and tea came but we waited 20 mins. for desert which was cheesecake that was so uncalled for the server kept say it would be coming soon. Spoke to manager and told him we just wanted our check and leave and to cancel desert he said please I will take it off the bill we just wanted to goso he did wrap it up and we took it home

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Big fish is a wonderful place to eat and meet friends. The menu is varied and delicious. The staff is always very attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was my second time eating here it was my request to go back this time and I was not disappointed it was just as good as the first time I ate there several years ago if you enjoy seafood this is a great place to go

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I've been there plenty of times before and always had excellent service. For some reason our server was off that day. Hopefully, this was just a fluke.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had a salad with Grilled salmon. My guest had crab cakes with vegetables. They were both prepared well and delicious. Service was a bit slow, but worth the wait.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had an enjoyable evening. Food was good, but service was just "ok," as waitress focused on larger tables. Best part was the amazing ice cream cake dessert. I highly recommend saving room.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Server was exceptional. Food was great. It was a Sunday evening so not too noisy or too crowded. Have been many times and always enjoyed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good seafood selection, Nice drink and wine selection, Appetizers were very good, especially the fried calamari, Main coarse was very good as well, Seafood was fresh and arrived at table hot . Our waitress was great, only disappointment not the first time was the bar service, very slow and with some attitude as well, I recommend not getting drinks at the bar, and expect long drink service at your table, Like I said, Food is great!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our first visit but won't be the last. Excellent!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Good space, atmosphere and quiet for good conversation over good food.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice pace to eat. casual but a bit loud. The waiter was intent upon seelling us the "select club" membership (a bit of a hard sell) but we bought (for $25) it anyway. The Landrys chain is good quality dining. Have enjoyed their food at multiple venues previously.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have been to the Big Fish several times. I really enjoy their food and their cocktail menu. The fish is always fresh and nicely prepared. They also have a creative cocktail list with more than 10-15 cocktails available. My single complaint is always the service. It's just bad. No one fills your water, they often forget things, the servers often seem confused or new.

The place is sizable but not so big that things should take so long. This restaurant has been owned by Laundrys for some time now. I would have expected a
Professional owner would have noticed the feedback. It was Saturday night and the restaurant had space. In the past they have not. Maybe others have noticed

Given the price point I expect way better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good solid fish place. We needed fast service because of our next commitment. he manager was on top of it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We've eaten at Big Fish several times, and the food, service and ambiance has been consistently good. They offer a wide variety of seafood dishes; always cooked to order and well-prepared (the waiter even took one diner's order for tuna cooked medium well without giving him an argument that it should be cooked no more than rare!). Definitely will return for future meals! If it matters, this restaurant is located at one end of the Market Fair shopping mall, conveniently adjacent to a large Barnes & Noble, with plenty of available parking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Big Fish is always a reliable venue when I want simple, clean food, especially sea food. The wait staff are usually very helpful and respectful and not intrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I really have to say the more I dine at this quietly sensational restaurant, the more I'm impressed with it - the food, the drinks, the service, and the lovely, interesting ambience.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always have a good meal when I go to Big Fish. I've been going there since they opened.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I love it there! From that wonderful women at the front desk to check in ; and all waiter staff. The food is outstanding. For me Celiac Disease with a good choice of gluten free food is awesome. So go it; its great

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Tuesday taste and toast special was a hit! A dozen oysters and a bottle of boggle Sauvignon blanc for $40. We also had an order if the firecracker shrimp yum! Dinners were snapper Hemingway, which I didn't remember that came breaded and Parmesan crusted flounder. The vegetables included were all very good. But the best..the jalapeño biscuits... enough to take home! Yeah!!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always consistently good and excellent service. Good location.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Wonderful specials and a great menu. Part of the Landry's group so you know quality is a priority.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Friendly attentive wait staff. Food was tasty.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Generally eat here about once a month and food is always on point with specials as well. Waitstaff does a fine job and courteous.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pretty much what you would expect at a chain restaurant. Some of the food was quite good but the overall presentation and details were lacking. This restaurant has been in this location for a long time and is starting to show its age.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This used to be a great place. Now, run down and poorly run

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Good food and service!

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