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Big Fish Bar and Grille

) #4 of 17 Restaurants in Wilmington €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
27425 S Will Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481-8352
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (7 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
27425 S Will Rd, Wilmington, IL 60481-8352
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Reviewed yesterday

We have eaten here a few times and it has been good everytime. Prices are a little high, but great views and service has always been good.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a place to have lunch while touring the Medewin National Tallgrass Prairie with the grand kids- basically looking for a burger and sandwich place. We stumbled onto the Big Fish..which as one reviewer said is kind of obscure...between "bridge out" and "road...More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. Don't know how anyone could find it without a gps or having been there before. Great view of the marina. Beautiful boats lovely views. Interior of restaurant was very comfortable & relaxing. Food was excellent & so was the service.

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Wonderful service - the atmosphere and view of the river is nice. the food was very good and enjoyed by all in the party.

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Went for dinner, I ordered the lobster, it was OK, but I broke one of my own rules.... ONLY ORDER LOBSTER NEAR THE OCEAN! not that everyone doesn't have frozen tails, but it seems that restaurants near the ocean seem to know how to cook...More

Thank RhotanVonRhotan
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this establishment a few times, stopped by for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. There was a half hour wait for outside seating, not an issue for us. Opportunity to have a cocktail or two from the bar, and able to sit outside enjoying the...More

Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Jessica...GREAT waitress. Knowledgeable with a great attitude. Gumbo gets 2 thumbs up. The angry mussels were incredible with a wonderful chile broth. I had the ahi tuna sandwich that finished off a wonderful lunch. Thank you Big Fish!

Thank JohnP42301
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place is has a nice setting. Located on the Illinois River. Food and drinks are good. Friendly people and staff. Service is normal for area. Don't be in hurry sit back and relax. Definitely will come back

Thank Ted E
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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...More

Thank CzechMate2010
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...More

Thank Rachael T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, 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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