The Big Fish Grille
1260 Crain Hwy
Crofton, MD 21114
I have been to Big Fish Grille a few times but it had been a couple of years so when the chance to get a $40 coupon for $20 on living social I jumped at the chance because I remember how good of a happy hour deal they had with all appetizers half price.
We rolled in about 6pm with a party of 8 and were told it would be a 30-45 minute wait which was understandable due to the size of our party. We waited an hour before I went to ask how much longer it would be. Within a few minutes they had cleared a table and had us seated. The main problem was not with the tables but not having the staff to handle the holiday traffic that should have been anticipated. We sat down and ordered about 10 appetizers and were just going to share. The appetizers came out at different times and every time we asked where our drinks were. Yes we were already half done eating before we got our drinks. The excuse was that the bar was backed up. That does not work for almost an hour, it was borderline rediculous. We were there from 6pm-9pm for dinner.
We ordered almost every appetizer on the menu and everything tasted fantastic. For this reason alone we went back a week later alone to give it another chance without the holiday rush.
Once again we arrived around 6pm as a party of 3 and were seated immediately. We had the living social deal because you can’t beat it.
Our waitress took our drink order and returned within minutes with our drinks and to take our order.
Again, we ordered all appetizers.
We had mini crabcakes, stuffed mushrooms with crabmeat, calamari,and Bangkok Shrimp and Lettuce Wraps. Everything was extremely good and I even had some leftover stuffed mushrooms for the next morning’s omelet.
The waitress was much more attentive and checked on us numerous times and the manager also came over and said it was nice to see us again and made sure everything went well. It was also great that after using the coupon our total bill was less than $14.
We will need to make a third visit in the future to make sure the first visit was a fluke but we will rate The Big Fish on these two visits.