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Big Fish Bar and Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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27425 S Will Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481-8352
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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478 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get here early if you want to indulge in their oyster Sunday special which was impressive at .50 each with half price Oysters Rockefeller. The $3.50 Bloody Mary special perfectly paired with the plump and wonderfully briney oysters. Service was friendly and professional! We were really happy we accidentally came across this place on a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Thank CzechMate2010
Braidwood, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We finally tried Big Fish and we are so happy we did. It's expensive for a local place but worth it for a nice dinner. My husband's steak was flavorful and tender, my cioppino had a delicious broth and great mix of seafood. The carrot cake we brought home was amazing and huge! Don't forget to try the white sangria... More 

Thank Rachael T
Schaumburg, Illinois
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The little Gem of a Restaurant sits off the beaten path about an hour south of Chicago, 2 miles or so off I-55 at exit 240 (Lorenzo Road exit). Being off the path, I bet most people miss this place, but let me tell you, it's worth the side trip. The restaurant sits at the junction of the Kankakee and... More 

Thank Jim D
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Decent food, overpriced. I was not all that impressed, The folks that told me to go here apparently don't get out much. Nice inside off the the river nice views, decent drinks, again overpriced for what it is I think. What is considered as fine dining in the Wilmington IL area.

Thank John P
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for my birthday dinner on the recommendation of a Co-worker. I'm not sure what the vibe is like in the summer, but today it was very casual. Don't let the white tables fool you. We had apps of lobster skewers and cajun shrimp. Loved the latter. She had prawns which were heavily breaded and I had the New... More 

Thank Domonic D
Somonauk, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Had calamari and a smoked salmon pasta dish. Very good. Wish location had a better view of the water. VERY difficult to find. Needs better signage.

Thank gramsandy1
Wilmington, Illinois
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

U must stop here if u have a bigger budget. The atmosphere inside the restraunt is cozy and elegant. Good for anniversary dinners or other special gathering. The food is really good ,but u must expect to pay $25 to $50 a person.

Thank kdfly
Victor, Montana
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A great dessert topped off a great meal. Chicken gumbo and jambalaya were flavorful and spicy and satisfyingly filling. A few months back I rated a tall strawberry cake. This carrot cake is the Empire State Building by comparison. Take a look at the quarter and iPhone5 to get a sense of scale. This carrot cake will feed 6 people... More 

Thank cpmontana
Kankakee< IL, United States
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Okay but not what I had expected. We were a pretty large group, had reservations, but they were not prepared for us. Reviews at our table were mixed. The consensus was not to return. I believe that pretty much says it all.

Thank Sandra M
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

High end fish place expect to pay top dollar for meals. Food was good. Service was good. Place was busy.

Thank 1972roses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27425 S Will Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481-8352
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 815-476-9331

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?