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The Fat Mermaid

) #4 of 18 Restaurants in Valdez ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Pizza
143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-3000
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (66 reviews)
“cod sandwich” (3 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were able to seat ourselves immediately and the waiter followed us to the table. Fair selection of beer. Lunches were good with very large portions. Eclectic atmosphere, would be fun at night.

Thank 450jak
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 July 2017

After watching some workers barbecue oysters and salmon at the dock, we were hungry for supper and headed along the marina to the Fat Mermaid restaurant. It's an eclectic place with both outside and inside seating and a menu of fish, burgers, salads beer and...More

Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a walk around town, my husband & I decided to grab a bite for lunch. The name was intriguing, so we decided to stop & try it. Although there's seating outdoors & is across from the harbor, there was a bit of a chilly...More

Thank Moitime1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Busy and buzzy place with a large outside seating area opposite the small boat harbour. Friendly and attentive staff, make it an easy place to linger and watch the world go by.

Thank purplemyrtles
Reviewed 5 days ago

By far the best eats in Valdez. Food was good and service fast. Amazing that a place so far off the beaten path could have such fresh food.

Thank gmsfool
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had an excellent time at the FAT Mermaid. I took the seared halibut it came with a really good homemade salsa and quinoa. My wife went with the Fish tacos. Both meals were delicious, the service was great and we had...More

Thank poirierstephan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered a salad, it was great. The rest ordered hamburgers. We were all happy. Maybe it was the 2 beers before our meeting meal. Great food, and service was great.

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met up with our Halibut Charter captain and crew here (Valdez Saltwater Adventures) on their recommendation. Enjoyed a solid pizza, the mermaid special. Servers were attentive and even tracked us down with the leftover pizza we had intended to take. We ate outdoors which was...More

Thank MTTraveler025
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and wife had salad of avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts with salmon. She says salad great and salmon second best in Ak

Thank Jakescase
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to tell you, this place is nothing special. Seating outside is great, on a rare good day in Valdez. The food? I had a Rueben that was nothing special. IN fact, I asked for thousand island dressing which it should come with and they...More

Thank 46JimH46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Valdez
  • Phone Number: +1 907-835-3000
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The Fat mermaid sits on the waterfront with a great view of the harbor and mountains. Chef Joel Brown has a fresh and innovative way to create seafood dishes that everyone enjoys and appreciates. We have a love for preparing great pizzas, burgers, steaks and pasta from scratch. We also produce gluten free, healthy and vegan items. Our bar host spirits and over 15 different craft beers on tap.
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