Skip to Main Content

The Big One: Spitting Fish.

The Big One: Spitting Fish

Field review by the editors.

Austin, Texas

Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade built a giant leaping fish, "The Big One," for the rooftop of an Austin restaurant with the same name. When that business was sold, another restaurant -- The Hula Hut -- bought the fish and put it in the Colorado River next to its waterside tables. For $2.00 you can "feed" the fish, which makes water spurt from its mouth and frothy bubbles emerge from under its tail.

Also see: Roadside Art of Daddy-O

The Big One: Spitting Fish

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
From downtown drive west on 6th St. When you cross under Hwy 1/MoPac Expy, 6th St. turns into Lake Austin Blvd. Continue west another 1.5 miles. You'll see the Hula Hut sign and parking lot on the left. The fish is in the water next to the outdoor tables; you have to walk inside to get to it.
M-Th 11-10, F 11-11, Sa 10:30-11, Su 10:30-10 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$2.00 to make the fish spit.
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

33-Foot-Tall Humanoid33-Foot-Tall Humanoid, Austin, TX - 1 mi.
Moonlight Tower: Dazed and ConfusedMoonlight Tower: Dazed and Confused, Austin, TX - 2 mi.
!!! Malins the Troll!!! Malins the Troll, Austin, TX - 2 mi.
In the region:
Huntington Sculpture Garden, Coupland, TX - 26 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Texas

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Texas.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Texas Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

National Ballpark Museum, Denver, Colorado (Jul 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings