Author: The Big Fish Grill

Issaquah’s Hottest Seafood Restaurant Rediscovered

Thank you to our friends at Grand Ridge Plaza & Macaroni Kid for recognizing how “hot” we are!

“Forget about fish fingers. When you want to treat yourself to a seafood feast, head to The Big Fish Grill. Add the signature Big Fish Martini to your order – or one of 11 beers on tap – and you’re on the way to a memorable night out. The restaurant, which is located next to Regal Cinemas, is currently celebrating its third anniversary. We caught up with manager Mike Anderson to ask what’s new.

big-fish-grill-mediaBig Fish Grill built its reputation on seafood. What are some of the hidden gems on the menu?

You might be surprised that two of our most popular menu items are the Filet Mignon and New York Steak. In fact, our steaks rival grilled salmon as a favorite of many regulars. We also have an approachable kids menu, including Fish & Chips and Grilled Wild Salmon. Kids eat free on Mondays, too.”


New Chef & Fresh Flavors in Town

Big Fish Grill Issaquah welcomes Executive Chef Tom Rhyneer

By: Suzanne E Lee for Regency Centers

executive-chef-tom-rhyneer“There’s a new chef in town at The Big Fish Grill Issaquah: The restaurant rung in the New Year by welcoming Tom Rhyneer as its new executive chef.

A Midwest native turned Seattleite, Tom first made his mark on the Seattle restaurant scene as executive sous chef of the Sorrento Hotel and Hunt Club Restaurant, where he trained with Chef Brian Scheesher. He’s spent the past decade in Florida, where he was executive chef for The Atlantic Hotel and its restaurant, Trina, in Fort Lauderdale.

A self-described “total foodie,” Tom brings a touch of Latino and Caribbean flavors – plus definitive New Orleans and Creole recipes – to Big Fish Grill’s classic Northwest menu. It’s an approach that reflects his culinary training and experience on both coasts.

Drop by the restaurant at Grand Ridge Plaza in Issaquah Highlands this week and you’ll find a N’awlins Mahi Po Boy on the menu, plus Baja Tacos and Shrimp Scampi.”

“The Big Fish Grill is located at 984 NE Park Drive in Issaquah Highlands at Grand Ridge Plaza. For reservations, call (425)-369-4334 or visit You can easily make reservations on OpenTable, too. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage. Street parking is also available.

Directions and Parking at Grand Ridge Plaza14: From I-90, take Exit 18 and follow E Sunset Way/Highlands Drive toward Issaquah Highlands. Continue on Highlands Drive for about half a mile to arrive at Grand Ridge Plaza. The shopping center offers plenty of free parking.”



Posted on May 5th, 2015 | By Haley Hamilton | Original Post

“Lunch is on the boss this month! Well, that might not be totally true, but there has to be a chance they’ll foot the bill for at least one of these.

May is National Burger Month and to celebrate we’ve rounded up 31 scrumptious burgers, one for each day of the month. You make the pitch, we’ll be your back-up support.”

The Big Fish Grill
Chipotle Black Bean Veggie Burger – Caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, balsamic glaze, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato accompany this non-beef eater’s delight. It also comes with the option for a side of sweet potato fries. Kirkland, Issaquah, Woodinville

Dining out with Kids, Local Style: Part II

big-fish-grill-mediaApril 30, 2015 | By: Regency Centers

“What are your dinner plans? If you’re craving something new, there are plenty of options for family dining at Grand Ridge Plaza. In the second installment in our series devoted to dining out with kids, we’ll pay a visit to three newcomers who have a knack for making kids – and their parents – very happy. These sit-down, full-service restaurants offer something for everyone. To top it off, each is a quick walk from PinkaBella Cupcakes, Caffe Ladro, Ben & Jerry’s, and Regal Cinemas, too.”

big-fish-grill-media-2“Big Fish Grill: Owned by local entrepreneur and mom Carrie Orrico, Big Fish Grill gets kudos from parents for their Seafood Cobb Salad, Seared Sea Scallops and Coconut Crusted Rockfish, as well as their Wagyu Bacon Cheddar Burger. Their kid’s menu offers dishes in the $6 to $8 range, including Cod Fish & Chips and Chicken Tenderloins. We’ve heard from young diners that the Kid’s Seared Wild Salmon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Veggies is delicious (an adult entrée version is also available). Each kid’s meal comes with milk, juice or soda, and they’ll substitute fresh fruit for fries. The relaxed setting and pleasant service make for a great evening out. BONUS: Kids eat free on Monday nights. You’ll receive one free kid’s meal with every paying adult at your table. Big Fish Grill is located at 984 NE Park Drive.”