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The Fat Mermaid

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-3000
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for dinner when we had a night in Valdez.....as portions are so huge, we shared a couple of courses...crab cakes and beef tacos. Both were good, and the pizzas on other tables looked both huge and delicious! There was live music and...More

Thank kathy27
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife and I had an excellent time at the FAT Mermaid. I took the seared halibut it came with a really good homemade salsa and quinoa. My wife went with the Fish tacos. Both meals were delicious, the service was great and we had...More

1  Thank poirierstephan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for dinner. Pizza was great. Had the basic cheese pizza (sorry, boring choice, I know). Crust was buttery and crispy. Pizza was so good I enjoyed it the next day on the bus ride up to Fairbanks

Thank skyhawk352
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great friendly service, music, early evening sitting outside looking at the mountains and sea. Fish tasty, wine good, company excellent! What more could you want?! I just loved the atmosphere, pretty busy and a good buzz, can't believe that we were sitting there in Valdez...More

Thank Carrolyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have carnivores and veggie leaning in our party, all of us were super happy with the pizza. There is something for everybody, and there are also a few pizzas for more adventurous eaters.

Thank erandz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High quality restaurant, special for pizza and fish! Take the halibut in different ways of preparing, we liked it here very much!

Thank 726Francois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fat Mermaid was a great choice for dinner. We (3 of us) shared the Seafood Platter and it was plenty, none of us walked away hungry. The service was fun and quick and was able to answer our questions with expertise.

Thank Kara G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza and beer was pretty good. I would go there to eat again. The cost seemed to be pretty amazing. All though it is Aug and tourist season. Seemed like cost of both the beer and the pizza was more than a little out...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wouldn't think you might find the best pizza in AK in Valdez but it certainly is. Really cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Entertainment was cool too.

Thank Bluman001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Valdez hoping for some good seafood. Today the market price for ONE king crab leg was $60. I have paid fifty for two crab legs or a half pound in Homer and the price is similar in Anchorage, but I mean, this...More

Thank Amy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez
  • Phone Number: +1 907-835-3000
  • E-mail
The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and mountains. Chef Joel Brown has a fresh and innovative way to create seafood dishes that everyone enjoys and appreciates. We have a love for preparing great pizzas, burgers, steaks and pasta from scratch. We also produce gluten free, healthy and vegan items. Our bar host spirits and over 15 different craft beers on tap.
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