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Look no further than Big Fish Restaurant for a classy atmosphere, deliciously fresh seafood, and a night you will not soon forget.

The Best Sushi on The Gulf Coast

Sushi lovers know how crucial it is to find the right spot in town to get the best sushi. If you asked around, the locals will tell you to go to Big Fish for the best sushi rolls, nigri, and sashimi!

Exceptional Menu

Big Fish Restaurant has an exceptional menu of Asian-inspired seafood dishes, sushi, a full bar, and huge selection of wine, and everything is always made fresh in our open-air kitchen.

beautiful decor

Our beautiful, chic décor creates an inviting and upscale vibe for you enjoy the best seafood selection and sushi in the area.

Best Seating

We offer bar seating, indoor dining with options for date night and a family gathering, as well as outdoor seating in our courtyard with a wood-burning fireplace.


Award-Winning Menu

At Big Fish, our menu is renowned for having the largest variety of fresh, never frozen, seafood prepared daily and incorporating an Asian flare with some of our most popular dishes.
We are proud winners of the 2010 National Shrimp Festival Chef’s Challenge for our Ginger Glazed Shrimp Skewers and People’s Choice Award for the 3rd Annual Oyster Cook-off.
From our dinner menu to our fresh catch menu with nine to twelve different fish options, we aim to be a seafood lover’s dream come true.

What critics are saying about us

Hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks

Baldwin County, AL

Leck Lilayuva, owner and founder of Big Fish Restaurant and Bar, was invited to be a part of the Beyond the Menu series by WSRE. Hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks, Beyond the Menu showcases several local restaurants that make the community special. In this interview, discover what inspired some of the incredible dishes on our menu and what sets Big Fish apart from the crowd.

Those native to the Gulf Coast are all too familiar with the battered and fried baskets of fish and shrimp, hush puppies, and a side of tartar sauce that are pretty typical of beachside seafood joints. But Big Fish’s ambitious menu of fresh, Asian-fusion seafood quickly became a favorite among the community and has even won awards because of it.

Morgan Freeman Visits Big Fish in Orange Beach

Celebrity Sightings

Big Fish Restaurant has had the pleasure of entertaining quite a few celebrities, including Emeril, Brett Farve, and Morgan Freeman—just to name a few!

Morgan Freeman made such an impression when he first paid us a visit, we named our private dining room after him.

A celebrity stopping by and enjoying an incredibly delicious meal is a great sign of how great of an experience our guests are in for. If celebrity chef Emeril likes us, it is hard to imagine anyone else wouldn’t!

The Gulf Coast is a big draw for vacationers, but it is no stranger to celebrities looking for a relaxing getaway. Many film and television productions come to the Gulf Coast and surrounding area for filming locations, so you never know who might end up eating in the same restaurant as you!

If you ever want a chance at a celebrity encounter, make sure you visit the best restaurant in town!

Owner Leck Lilayuva Wins Nike Shoe Contest

Fashion Forward

Our owner and founder, Leck Lilayuva is a man of many passions, including food, fashion, and sneakers. After an international modeling career and building on his father’s legacy of owning a seafood restaurant, Leck was finally able to indulge in an unsung dream.

Leck patiently waited two years on the waiting list to join in on a sneaker masterclass hosted by Dominic Ciambrone, CEO and Founder of The Shoe Surgeon. Ciambrone is known as a sneaker guru, known best in the industry for sneaker customization, design, and shoemaking.

Leck and his fellow classmates were tasked with creating their own sneaker design by hand. The winning sneakers were Leck’s, a Fishscale design that pays homage to his past and his present. The Fishscale shoe design won a limited production run as a luxury sneaker by The Surgeon himself.

Hole-In-One at the Orange Beach Golf Center’s Skins Game

Big Fish Presents Prize

Big Fish is a proud supporter of the Orange Beach community, including The Orange Beach Golf Center’s annual Skins Game. As a participating sponsor of the February 2021 Skins Game, our owner Leck Lilayuva presented the winner, Tom Myers, with a $250 check for a hole-in-one at Hole 9.


There Is Something for Everyone

While we are known best for being the Gulf Coast’s largest selection of fresh fish and sushi, we have incredibly delicious options for beefeaters and vegetarians.

We know that even though you might be craving seafood, your dinner companions might not be in the mood for something from the sea. Our great steaks, pasta, and salads pair well with wine from our broad selection as well as your party’s appetite.

Our kids-menu offers both seafood and non-seafood meals to our younger patrons. Everyone can fill their bellies and be satisfied.

And don’t forget, you are going to want to save room for our housemade desserts!


An Exceptional, Friendly Staff

We have the best staff—period! The staff here at Big Fish is truly a family; we treat our customers like friends and family. We are excited to have you visit us!

Fresh Fish Menu





Gulf caught, warm water. firm, large flake, sweet flavor, semi-steaky, lean white meat. best grilled, blackened or sauteed.





Gulf caught, warm water. moist, flaky, mild flavor, lean white meat. best grilled, blackened, sauteed or big fish style.

golden tile




Gulf caught deep water. very flaky, firm texture, mild flavor. best bronzed, sauteed or big fish style… do not grill.

red snapper




Gulf caught. medium, firm texture, sweet & flaky. served with skin on one side to preserve flavor. best fried, blackened. bronzed or sauteed.

Our Seasonal Menu

smoked tuna dip


Locally made.

fire cracker shrimp


Our special blend of sweet & spicy.

jumbo lump crab cake


Drizzled with a spicy aioli

blue cracker shrimp


Fried or Sauteed in a white wine butter sauce.

baby leaf spinach salad


Baby spinach, mandarins, honey-roasted sunflower seeds & crimini mushrooms, topped with our house-made warm bacon vinaigrette.



Iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, pickled red onion, applewood smoked bacon, crumbles of blue cheese & blue cheese dressing.

Sushi Menu

scallops ceviche


Diced scallops tossed in a lime-cilantro mignonette.

pork gyoza


Pan fried dumpling.

sushi salad


Tuna, crabmeat, masago with assorted vegetables over romaine with chef dressing.

chilli garlic sashimi


Cubed tuna & avocado, tossed with cilantaro & our special chili garlic sarce. Served in a wonton cup & drizzed with sweet soy reduction.

awesome roll


Tempura shrimp, Crab, Cream Cheese, Topped with Tempura Flakes, Crispy Bacon, Eel Sauce & Spicy Mayo.

A Favorite of Locals and Visitors From All Over!

The Gulf Coast is a hot vacation destination—there is no doubt about that! And Orange Beach is visited by many folks from all over the world every year.

Big Fish Restaurant has also had the pleasure of serving some celebrities who have paid a visit to Orange Beach!

We welcome all our visitors to our city by the beach, but we also have a thriving community we are proud to serve all year long.

Located right in the heart of Orange Beach, we are open Monday through Saturday from 3 pm to 9:00 pm, and we have Happy Hour every day from 3 pm to 4 pm.


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