The Big Fat Fish Co.

Written by on August 10, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Fairhaven neighborhood, Bellingham, Washington

The Big Fat Fish Co Signage

How I heard of this place: When I was in high school (and university) the establishment that secured this space was Bob’s Burgers & Brew. Due to the number of coupons available to us through the Valu-Pak at the time, my friends and I often found ourselves at Bob’s for a relatively inexpensive (and abundant) dinner. Several years ago, on a journey through the historic neighborhood, I was surprised to find a new name above the doors. It took my 20-year High School Reunion to get me back in those doors.

The Big Fat Fish Co BHS

Type of cuisine: Our menu includes fresh seafood, steak, and chicken impeccably prepared by our contingent of culinary renegades. Led by the creative palette of our chefs, the team boldly creates stylistic appetizers, fantastic entrees and a myriad offerings to astound the most discerning individual. Stop in and give us a chance to show you the best service and specials in town!

The Big Fat Fish Co Kitchen

Ambiance: Extensive and expansive. Brick walls, large, painted murals, and sleek yet warm lines create the space inside The Big Fat Fish Co.

The Big Fat Fish Co Front Room Dining

From the entryway,

The Big Fat Fish Co Entryway

through the front dining room,

The Big Fat Fish Co Front Dining Windows

into the bar,

The Big Fat Fish Co Bar

and throughout the small, private dining space,

The Big Fat Fish Co Reunion Space

this restaurant is made for happy hour with your colleagues, or a comfortable time with friends.

What I ordered: The special meal for our 20th reunion was a pre-ordered buffet ($45 per person) which included steak, salmon, vegetable sides, and a vegetable/hummus selection to satiate pre-meal hunger. We chose to work off of the á lá carte menu, my husband selecting his two favorites. Chicken wings,

The Big Fat Fish Co Wings

and a side of mashed potatoes.

The Big Fat Fish Co Mashed Potatoes

What I loved: Quite a bit less hungry than my eager-to-dig-in husband, I sampled a few items off of his two plates. The sweet and spicy BBQ sauce being the whole reason to dig into anything else!

Why I loved it: Slightly intimidated by the thought of re-meeting people from my graduating class – most of whom I haven’t seen since graduation –  I was surprised to find that the space easily accommodated each of us: people who preferred a bit of quiet time catching up with old friends, or larger circles drinking and exuberantly exchanging memories of years gone by.

Hats off to the Bellingham High School class of 1993!

The Big Fat Fish Co Class Picture

Cost: Average to high ($15 – $30 per dinner entree)

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