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Fat Fish Blue

About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating


Fat Fish Blue, Cleveland Ohio

Inside Fat Fish Blue

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The Bottom Line

Fat Fish Blue dishes up delicious Creole cuisine and festive cocktails at affordable prices. It's a fun place to meet before or after a downtown event and its the place to celebrate Mardi Gras in Cleveland.


  • Great food at affordable prices
  • Live music five nights a week
  • Within walking distance to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, and Public Square


  • Can sometimes be noisy.


  • Fat Fish Blue
    21 Prospect Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
  • 216 875-6000
  • Hours:
    Monday 1130am–10pm
  • Friday:1130am–1am
  • (Special early hours on Sundays for Browns home games)

Guide Review - Fat Fish Blue

****Update December, 2011**** Fat Fish Blue closed its doors on December 4, 2011. Another restaurant is moving into the space.

You just can’t help but have a good time at Fat Fish Blue. Not only is the food surprisingly good, there’s Blues live music and a kind of kinetic energy and excitement, that’s contagious. The food is spicy Louisiana cuisine. Appetizers include red beans and rice, muffaletta bites (bite-size pieces of that yummy New Orleans meat, cheese, and olive sandwich), and buffalo bites, pieces of shelled crawfish covered in cornmeal and lightly fried. Of course, there’s a tasty jambalaya and gumbo, too. Entrée highlights include Pecan-crusted Chicken with a Jack Daniels, a spicy yet subtle Etoufee, and grilled New Orleans shrimp.

The music is lively and first class, featuring a wide range of entertainers. Fat Fish Blue serves a full selection of wines, beer, and bar drinks. They also feature a full menu of specialty martinis. Fat Fish Blue is a great place for an affordable, yet fun meal and they serve well into the evening, which makes it an ideal place for after a concert, sporting event, or the theater. Expectedly, Fat Fish Blue hosts one of the best Mardi Gras parties in Cleveland.

(Last updated 5-22-10)

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