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Dog Food Anyone?

The Big Fat Fish Co. is generally considered by the locals (I know because I am one) to be one of the best restaurants in Bellingham. You can tell by their prices that they certainly think they're hot stuff. I am a foodie and I can say without hesitation that the chefs and waitstaff at Big Fat don't seem to share my enthusiasm, interest, or knowledge in food.
My most recent experience included a slow, personality-less waitress who told us the special was grilled Mahi Mahi. Twenty minutes later she came back and said that she made a mistake and the fish was actually Marlin, and assumed that wouldn't wish to change our order as she walked away. Not only was it not Mahi Mahi, it also was not grilled. I suppose you might called it seared (if you had no idea the definition of the word), it didn't have the dark crust on the outside that seared food ought to have. Instead it was soggy and raw in the middle. And it had absolutely no flavor- neither did the vegetables and potatoes.
We waited 20 minutes to get bread and our beverage glasses sat empty for at least 15 minutes before they were refilled.
Beware of the newspaper-sized menu that does not list key ingredients. We ordered the spicy tuna roll, whose description read ""tuna with spicy sauce"". It did not disclose the other half dozen ingredients in the roll: daikon radish, pickled ginger (yuck!), cucumber, and other unidentifiable guests. Did anyone consider that patrons might have allergies?
If you dare to try the Big Fat be ready to pay minimum $25 for a dinner entree. All the other menu items are equally as over-priced. Be sure that you have at least an hour and a half to invest in your dinner- don't show up hungry. And for heaven's sake, unless you were raised on dog food, be ready to be disappointed in your food.


Phone: (360) 733-2284

Address: 1304 12th St, Bellingham, WA 98225


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