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The Fat Mermaid

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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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
143 N Harbor Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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 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
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Very few places open after Sept 15, so no real choice. The food was limited and expensive, however the staff were friendly.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had a great seafood dinner at the Fat Mermaid. We had such a good time that we ate there a second time in a 4 night stay. Good food, fun atmosphere, we would definitely go back.

Thank Magnolia10
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Loved the down to earth atmosphere and the food was good to boot. Facing the Harbor with snow capped peaks across the water, even on a dreary, rainy day, was made brighter by our chatty waitress and another server in the bar area who was...More

Thank Dianna M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Used The Fat Mermaid as a central meeting location for our group of 10 while some went hiking, some took a helicopter ride and a few folks simply sat outside and enjoyed some drinks. This was our first day in Valdez so we were a...More

Thank kurttj
Reviewed 28 September 2017

On a recent trip to Valdez ate here 3 times. Had the pork tacos twice and bacon and eggs once. The service was excellent two out of the three times. Food was consistently good though was more of a fan of the tacos than breakfast....More

Thank DeneMiles
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Overall fun place and good pizza, a bit pricey, but most food is in Alaska. Nice place, nice staff but "Alaskan" shanty feel to say the least!

Thank paully692017
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went here for dinner when we had a night in Valdez.....as portions are so huge, we shared a couple of courses...crab cakes and beef tacos. Both were good, and the pizzas on other tables looked both huge and delicious! There was live music and...More

Thank kathy27
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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