Big Fish Restaurant Inner View


Big Fish Restaurant in Orange Beach gets a facelift


It’s one of the island’s most popular upscale eateries since opening six years ago, and recently Big Fish Restaurant and Bar has gotten some cosmetic upgrades.


After shutting its doors for a few weeks, Big Fish reopened just before Christmas. And many folks were glad to see it open, especially Pleasure Island’s winter guests. “God, we just love it here and when we saw they were closed I was really disappointed,” said Gloria Evans, a snowbird from Michigan. “But it’s open and they are as good as ever.”

The large space features three separate dining rooms, a large patio and a winding bar. And it’s that bar that locals seem to like best. The bar is illuminated from beneath, creating a warm and intimate space for those perched at the bar for sushi and a cosmopolitan. The look may have changed but the menu has not. It still includes a selection of surf and turf while specializing in sushi. And it’s the menu that has customers returning. Especially when it comes to the turf part of the menu.

“We can have anywhere from six to twelve types of fish on the menu at one time.  All of our product is fresh and hand-cut from me personally.  We also take pride in our steaks.  I love beef so I wanted a place where non-seafood eaters could still enjoy the evening,” Leck said.


“All along I wanted to really personalize Big Fish to become contemporary, elegant and sophisticated with a chic vibe,” he said. “We want a place where people can dress up and have a great dinner and drinks before they hit the town.”