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The Fat Mermaid

143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
+1 907-835-3000
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (76 reviews)
“cod” (10 reviews)
“onion petals” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere is casual and the staff was super. Very good service and very friendly. When I was there, I was with three big guys and the portions they served satisfied them all. I ordered the egg and avocado on toast and it was excellent!

Thank D1922WIcindyc
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

1  Thank poirierstephan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The pizza is excellent with a perfectly done chewy crust. I had the Thai pizza and it was awesome with the exception that I wish it had more peanut sauce and more spice to it but still really good. The beer selection could be better...More

Thank Pooptothat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the grilled red salmon sandwich. I opened it up to put the honey mustard on and noticed the salmon still had the skins on. I also had three cocktails and my bill came to $63. I gave my waiter, Valdir, $80. As I...More

Thank JA7g21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice that it is attached to the hotel, food is good, the staff are friendly and the place is clean. They do lots of fun activities in the bar area.

Thank Ranbud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered their burger and fries, not the best or the worst, but "OK". Didn't come with pickles or onions, which sucked only cheese, and lettuce, that was it... they can make it better by having those pieces "included".. for the best burgers go old town...More

1  Thank avjoe
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Our frequent stop for dinner in the harbor area. Food is good and there is often a good singer entertaining, Love the Pizza.

Thank DAVE E
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This was a fun sports bar with live music. It was a nice atmosphere. I got the cod basket with french fries (delicious fries!). I would recommend this place to people who want a nice place to hang out and eat.

Thank Shelly D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast there twice during our annual visit to Valdez. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was great. We'll definitely be going back the next time we're in Valdez.

Thank bubba948
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great little local restaurant. Very friendly staff with good selection of food and beer. I ate here a couple of times while on my stay. Make sure to get a shirt.

Thank Zachary W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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