FishBones - Lake Mary
FishBones - Lake Mary

FishBones - Lake Mary

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://talkofthetownrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 4075850470
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Monday - Saturday 4:30-6:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Michael
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three dining areas inside that can accommodate groups from 14 to 100. We also have an outdoor patio that can be used for groups from 20 to 150.
  • Private Party Contact: Group Dining 4075813236
  • Entertainment: Live music Wednesday through Saturday on our patio

Getting there

  • Cross Street: International Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from FishBones - Lake Mary
With a menu as unique as its name, FishBones offers the freshest just-caught seafood, aged steaks and prime rib. Cutting-edge sushi and fresh oysters round out the menu at this “local favorite” restaurant. FishBones’ gourmet cuisine is prepared on a custom-built pit over a Florida citrus and oak wood burning fire at 1200º searing in the fabulous flavors. FishBones is listed as one of America's Top Ten Seafood Restaurants and Orlando Magazine has crowned FishBones with the titles of “Best Restaurant”,“ Best Seafood”, “Best Outdoor Dining” and “Best Place for Cocktails”. Experienced, friendly service in a Key West inspired atmosphere creates a comfortable setting for any dining event. An impressive wine list compliments the seafood and steak making FishBones the ultimate dining experience. We look forward to amazing you very soon!
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FishBones - Lake Mary reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (96)romantic (57)notable wine list (56)fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (39)vibrant bar scene (34)great for outdoor dining (31)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (9)great for lunch (8)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Pricey, beware of the wine vintage.
    Winedine
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Ordered a bottle of '09 cab and the waiter came to the table with an '11. Food in general was ok but not worth the value. Salad was taking a bath in the dressing, prime rib was excessively fatty. Real loud happy hour crowd pretty obnoxious to diners especially when you're spending a lot more than they are. lol
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Fish Bones provides the total dining experience. The servers were attentive even late on Mother's Day. The food was served promptly and the portions were hearty. Most of our party took home part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible night
    Letdown
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was soooo slow and the kitchen was out of everything, they even ran out of iced tea! Didn't explain to us until way after we ordered. Then tried to pass off two small pieces of mahi as the $28 mahi entree. Even the server asked if I had the mixed grill. I was then told it was the last piece! Honestly it would have been better if they were out of it all together. Salads and apps took about 45-60 minutes to get to the table. We had to ask twice for the wine we ordered and no lemons or cocktail forks were brought with the oysters. It was just a complete mess. Managers did save the day though. I just wish it was done right in the first place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    John
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I had dinner again at Fishbones in Lake Mary for Mothers Day and were extremely pleased with the timely seating, exceptional service, and delicious food...again Well done.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's day disappointment
    WVfamily
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was only our second time to FishBones. The first time was spectacular. The appetizers were outstanding (escargot and crab cakes) and our waiter was okay at making sure our drinks were topped off up until the entrees came out, then we never saw him again. While ordering he seemed like he was in a hurry to just get our choices and get out of there, not recommending or explaining options like we hear the other staff doing. He didn't even ask my wife what kind of potato she wanted for her filet, he was just going to bring mashed while for my ribeye he asked me my choice of side... My wife's comment while there "I hope this was free (referring to the promo they were running) because this was the worst filet I've ever had."
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day Surprise
    PhillipVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother and I visited Fishbones for Mother's Day and was blown away!! Melinda and Zach were our servers and what knowledge they had! Both were very polite and courteous, and made sure that my mom had the best dinner! Thank you Melinda for your warm welcome knowing it was my mothers first time at Fishbones, we will definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special day
    FBfans
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our family had a special mothers day. Food was awesome. We appreciated the kids menu. Service was awesome
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Mothers Day!
    joda
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful day with all of the mom's. It is our go to restaurant for all occasions!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded our expectations
    Rudy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Fish Bones was awesome! We received the best quality of service along with fresh tasting seafood. Must try their calamari by far the freshest calamari I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Table4FourPlease
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Celebrated a friend's birthday with out of town guests and friends. Service was friendly, professional and efficent! Our server, Alex, was exceptional! Overall, the food was delicious, service exceptional, and atmosphere comfortable. A good experience for everyone in our party!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner in Lake Mary!!
    WPfan
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Fishbones is outstanding. We are always treated so warmly by the servers and management. The food is superior and management trains the staff well. Fresh food, wide variety and options, lovely setting in various dining rooms. Excellent for a leisurely, romantic full dinner or those who wish to cozy up to the bar and enjoy sushi or some fresh oysters. Amazing fish and seafood, and even aged steaks. Yumm!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad food, very high prices
    Jimmyhowforever
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We were looking forward to a nice evening with fresh fish, but got othing of that. The fish on the menu was not fresh tasting and seemed highly coated with oils and grease. The dining room looked like it had never been dusted (especially the chandaliers which were caked with dust) and the carpeting was frayed. One member of my group even stated he thought Red Lobster would have had better food. The prices at this place are extremely high as well. I would not be able to reccomend this place to anyone which is most unfortunate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fishbones Is Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I've relied on Fishbones for business dinners for years and they never let me down! The bar is outstanding with a great selection, the service is "top shelf" and the quality of the food is excellent. You can't miss with Fishbones.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great...as always!
    Antone
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Never fails me for taking visiting family and friends.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On point
    YANB
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    As usual, my experience at FishBones - Lake Mary was top notch. The service and food were excellent! My dinner partner and I had a surf and turf special which was comprised of a nice sized portion of filet mignon and one stuffed shrimp. 2 or 3 more stuffed shrimp would have been nice as part of the special, but it was still a good deal for the price. I would definitely recommend and hope to return again very soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Choice of Items
    glc11VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Very extensive menu with seafood to steak choices. Service was excellent with wait staff knowledgeable on wine offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be...
    CamiVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    High prices for less than what Fishbones used to be...service not as professional as it once was (although polite, our waiter disappeared and didn't check back with us after ordering, no follow up wine pours, water checks, bread came with food, couldn't suggest a good sushi alternative for what was on menu, etc)...food poorly plated (stuffed shrimp/scallops looked like a sloppy mess, although tasty)..manager did come around and drop off a tuna tartare amuse bouche thanks to making reservation on open table and was a pleasant opener, but we have been going to Fishbones since it opened and definitely noticed a decline everywhere except price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    ustme
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great as always!!!!! Food and service was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    Beth
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday and, boy, was it great! The food was the best it's been and the portions were huge! He had lobster and I had the steak/shrimp special. The service was flawless and paced just right. But the food was just exquisite! Great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    Foodie12
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    It was my first time going and it was fantastic. Curtis was our server and he made us feel like he was one of our friends he was always on top of everything we needed and he made our experience the best.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Favorite
    Time2dine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is a great place for happy hour. We are definitely Sushi advocates and their menu has a variety of goodies to choose from! We chose to dine for Easter and were disappointed that they no longer had the Brunch Seafood Bar. Menu items were available along with a Pre-Fix menu. We will check ahead for menu options before dining on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Moma
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We try to come to Fishbones at least once a month as it is a special treat for us and our friends. The food is always very good and this time we tried the new fruit drinks which were great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special outing
    GRTDINEXP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a fine dining experience at Fishbones recently. The food was superb and the service outstanding. I can heartily recommend it for any special occasion or just for an evening out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On our favorites list - at the top
    KazooGuyVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We've had two dinners with clients at FishBones in the past month - the first by accident when we discovered the restaurant, and the second planned. Both were flawlessly carried out by the staff and kitchen, and both struck a great balance between too casual and too formal. Mature hosts and server did not miss a thing, but did not expect to join your party and chat. Cocktails, wine list, and food all shone. We look forward to future evenings at FishBones.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Fishbones in Lake Mary for my birthday. The food was wonderful, the service however almost outshined the food itself. Our waiter was great and did everything he could to make it a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FishBones
    BestVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We have visited before and really enjoyed so went out of our way to go again. Unfortunately not the same results. Overall food and service were fine but when we received the bill felt like we had been taken advantage of. My spouse ordered two cocktails but asked they be made without liquor because she was driving. They charged us the full price ($9.00each) even though there was no liquor. House salad and potatoes were include with my entrée and the waiter said I could upgrade to a different salad which I did and the bill included full price for the upgraded salad ($10.95). The waiter offered the potato selection of baked, fries or blue cheese mashed. I choose the blue cheese mashed and when I received the bill it was $2.50 extra.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Wonderful Surprise
    HarrietVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had a fantastic experience. From the time we walked in, until we left, everything was exceptional. Zach, our server, did an outstanding job of explaining the menu, making suggestions and did it all with a sense of humor. My husband had the scallops and shrimp and I had the triggerfish. From first bite until the last was the best we've had in years. We live about four hours away and I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Fantastic service and they really care about their customers! Excellent food! To receive sushi on our 25th wedding anniversary made our night even more special! So nice of them to do! Definitely, my favorite restaurant! Our server Crystal was amazing! Of all the visits we have made to fishbones, this was by far the most enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service was excellent
    Tete
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food and service was excellent when we went on March 28th. We went back on April 11th and there was a big difference in the food. We brought in a large party and there was no comparison with the food. Even the salad left much to be desired. I'm not sure WHAT happened but the first night everything was exceptionally delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. Everyone at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was good. Everyone at our table ordered fish and enjoyed it. One person ordered a steak cooked medium and it was raw, had to be sent back. The second time around was perfect, and enjoyed! We all commented on the vegetables being too firm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Birthday Celebration
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We have been going to Fish Bones since 1995 when they opened the first one by I Drive. The Lake Mary Restaurant is now closer to our current home, and one if not our favorite. Our meal was perfect and the celebration was memorable and as usual they deliver what they promise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jay was an attentive, intelligent
    NickZen9
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Jay was an attentive, intelligent server. The food was terrific. Pricing was a bit high on all items. There is a nice ambience to the place and the seating arrangement gave each dining group sufficient space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our anniversary
    mamaroski
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner for our 39th anniversary. We started out on the patio for drinks and an appetizer. The Ginger pear martini was delicious and the bang bang shrimp was some of the best I ever ate. Our steaks were like butter and practically melted in your mouth. All I all it was a very memorable evening. Also, our waiter was a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MrsM
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The staff really did a lot to make our anniversary dinner special. The prime rib was delicious, as usual.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had dinner there for my husband's birthday, where service with Reilly was impeccable and everything arrived made to perfection. We love the amuse served as a special touch, and servers are always ready with suggestions. Great go-to for our special occasions...and when we're just craving a really great steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    luvedit
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I was looking for something different for my birthday and one of the girls at work recommended this place. We had a superb experiance, food was awsome, we went to the Lake Mary location. The best part of the experience was the service, service was immaculate! It was our first time and our server navigated around the menu like a GPS system, he knew everything and the menu has a large selection. The manager walked over a couple times to check on us and the prices were reasonable! It was a Wonderful birthday gift and I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner Spot
    DineOutVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    If you're looking for something different to do after work, Fishbones is a nice change. Whether you're interested in drinks for happy hour, fresh sushi, or a full course meal, this location fits the bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A group of 4 of us went for
    Shelagh
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    A group of 4 of us went for dinner. We tried sitting in the bar area to take advantage of the Happy hour specials but it was crowded and extremely loud. Only table left was near the band. We chose to dine inside where we had a nice table in a quiet area. Service was great and prompt. All the appetizers and fish entrees we had were good, especially the calamari. The only complaint at the table was my husband's steak was a little over cooked, otherwise he was pleased with the quality of the filet. We will definitely return because there are more items on the menu to try. They are bit on the pricey side for a quick meal after work, but is a nice restaurant for a quality meal with friends, a date or just to be away from the rush of life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server needs wine lessons
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Server needed a tad more elegance. Opened a nice bottle of red and filled my goblet up half way! That was a big no no!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Pleasurable Evening
    joda
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We love taking friends and family to FishBones. They are always very happy!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.