The Big Fish
“Fresh, inviting, simply perfect” is our motto at The Big Fish Grill. Best known for fresh seafood, we offer seafood fare with a Northwest twist. From our seafood cobb salad, seared sea scallops and coconut crusted rockfish, to our hand dipped halibut fish & chips, we prepare and serve our food with the freshest products available; always keeping our guests in mind. Our guests are our priority and something we’ve always held true to is “anticipating guest’s needs and desires.” We pride ourselves in customer service with a personal touch and when a guest dines with us we want them to feel as though they are in our home.
In 1994 seasoned restaurateurs, Carrie and Kevin Orrico purchased the current Kirkland location from Pacific Coast Restaurants. After five years of running the restaurant as Newport Bay, they decided to launch their new concept, "The Big Fish Grill."
The Big Fish Grill’s second location opened in June of 2011 in Woodinville, Washington’s wine country, and features many local wines and distilled spirits which are produced by Northwest winemakers and distillers located in Woodinville. A family run company since the beginning, Carrie, Kevin and their adult children can be found managing and working at both Big Fish Grill locations.
The name “Big Fish Grill” comes from the” Big Fish” which is a proudly displayed icon located in the front window of our Kirkland restaurant. This “Big Fish” came to our restaurant from London and claims the Billingsgate fish market as its original home. Established by the Romans over 1,800 years ago, the market is renowned for giving birth to the term "Fishmonger." The most recent market owners, the city of London, have operated the market since 1699. Still today patrons gather daily to watch as over 500 fish sellers and porters clatter to unload, sell and reload their daily average of 250 tons of fish. The Billingsgate Market is still operating today.