A Fish Called Avalon

4.7
2595 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Located in the heart of The Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, A Fish Called Avalon features Modern American Seafood with tropical influences, impeccable service and weekend entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.

Note: Ocean Drive is pedestrian only. The nearest parking garage is on 7TH between Collins and Washington a short two block walk away. Large party reservations cancelled 12 hours prior to reservation will be charged $20 per person.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2595 people are saying
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Thomas
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to Avalon for the past 4 years because of the Covid scare, so we wanted to check it out when travelling through South Beach...Superb!...and as professional as the last time we dined there. Extremely enjoyable and great value for the dining experience.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you so much Thomas for trusting us with your evening and for being a repeat patron! We're glad you enjoyed it all and look forward to many more memorable evenings together. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipTammyR
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and food was divine!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 9 hours ago

Dear Tammy, many thanks for trusting is with your evening. It's lovely seeing your short yet impactful review of your time spent with us. We can't wait to welcome you again, there is plenty more divine dishes on the menu for you to try. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipScott
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, good food in a nice atmosphere.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 9 hours ago

Dear Scott, we're glad you joined us for dinner recently in South Beach. It's a pleasure seeing your comments on our welcoming services and ambiance as well as on the food we serve. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipclosing
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice location, and the servers were nice. The ambience was pleasant with enjoyable live music. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. My wife’s ahi tuna was dry and tasteless, and the macadamia encrusted snapper was chewy and barely edible. We wouldn’t come back because of the food.

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Helen
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent meal and lovely attentive service.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 9 hours ago

Dear Helen, we're glad you joined us for dinner on beautiful Ocean Drive and for being a repeat patron. It's a pleasure knowing the attentive services from our team as well as the excellent meal from our kitchen. We look forward to many more evenings together. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipSteveSolo75
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Perfect location.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 9 hours ago

Dear SteveT, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's great seeing your short yet impactful review of what you enjoyed. We can't to welcome you back for another memorable dining experience, there is always something new to try! Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipEdma
Atlanta
88 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Edma, thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach and for your 'excellent dinner' remark. It's a pleasure knowing you had a great evening, we'd love to welcome you for many more! Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Msloke
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast, love the live music

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you Msloke for trusting us with your dinner plans. It's lovely seeing your kind comments on our services and live entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you back whenever you're ready. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMonicaH
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were fabulous. Ask for Marvin; he was phenomenal. Highly recommend!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Dear MonicaH, thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed our food and services. We especially appreciate the shout-out for Marvin who is indeed gem on our team. We look forward to welcoming you many more evenings. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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lulumomtravels
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was top notched prepared with brilliant texture and bursting with flavor. Great service. I will make a point to return on my next trip to Miami.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Lulumomtravels, thanks for putting your trust in us recently for dinner in South Beach ! We're glad you had an amazing dining experience, from the delectable dishes prepared by Chef Kal to the attentive and welcoming services from our team. We'll be here waiting for you on your next visit! Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Vacationing and had the opportunity to meet up with some friends. Our cocktails were basic and tasty. The food was good but not over the top memorable. I’m always looking for memorable. The shrimp scampi isn’t a traditional scampi at all so read the description. The Manouri cheese is extremely salty almost inedible. The Chilean sea bass was well prepared but a little bland. We always splurge For a Good bottle of wine, our Pinot was good not great and the price point set expectations of memorable. Not the case. The bread was delicious, crusty with butter and hummus. Our party shared the award winning key lime pie. It was unique with a pecan crust otherwise pretty normal key lime pie. Our bill was $700 for a party of 4 and when spending that much I expect to walk away with a memorable food experience not just dinner.

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vipCrummy
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in SOBE, Avalon is a must. We started with the charred octopus which had a beautiful presentation and taste. The Caesar salad was very fresh and not overly anchovy. The sea bass was extremely tasty, melt in your mouth. The shrimp dumplings that were served along side of it were outstanding. We wish they offered them as an appetizer as we would have gotten more of them. The Jumbo Shrimp Scampi Provencal was a fun take on the traditional scampi.
The servers were all very friendly and attentive. The GM was also extremely attentive and present. He saw a storm coming and made sure that all the awnings were fully extended so that they diners outside stayed dry. We highly recommend it!

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andrews
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service. We go everytime we r in miami.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Andrew, thanks so much for being a repeat guest of ours. It was our pleasure serving you last week and it's fantastic knowing you enjoyed it all. See you soon again. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipKathyS
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the ambiance and food. The service was a bit confused at times, but over still good. This is our third time dining here in 15 years. We come to Miami every 5 years or so. Will come back next time.

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MMiller
Salt Lake City
47 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We sat outside, had great service and the food was delish. Ate too much!
Will definitely go back.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear MMiller, we're glad you dining with us recently and enjoying it all. Thanks for taking time leave your wonderful review of all that you enjoyed. See you soon again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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ShannonG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and everything was delicious! The patio was the perfect atmosphere!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear ShannonG, we're glad you chose to spend your evening with us and enjoyed it all. Thanks for your comments on our impeccable services and delicious dishes served alfresco at the best corner of South Beach. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nee Year's Eve

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear guest, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach for the special New Year's Eve dinner. It's a pleasure knowing you had memorable time. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipTallyb
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location! Everything we both ate was amazing!
The Ocean martini was a favorite cocktail. The seafood risotto was perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Tallyb, we're pleased you trusted us for your dinner plans. Thanks for your kind comments on our curated cocktail list, delectable seafood dishes and central location. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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DavidL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood paella is their signature dish. A must have. Restaurant is clean. Service is excellent

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you David! Indeed the seafood paella is a classic and bestseller here. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and the hospitality we provided. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Charles was our waiter and he and the staff were great. I had the steak. Hubby had the red snapper. Both delicious. Highly recommend.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you dear guest for this perfect review! It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed it all. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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KevinR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal, great service and live music made this one of my favorite dinners. The Chilean sea bass was the best I've had by far.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 6, 2022

Dear KevinR, thank you for dining with us! We're thrilled to know you had one of your best seafood meal with us. Thanks for you wonderful comments on all that you enjoyed, we look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Food and waiter were wonderful. Woman supervising hostess (older lady) insisted we go to the bar instead of being seated at our reservation time. She gave no weight to the fact we had an OpenTable reservation (might as well have just walked in off the street). Her disposition and failure to apologize ruined the dinner. I've gone to this restaurant for 15+ years, first bad experience. Very disappointing and hope she is removed so that the restaurant runs more smoothly.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear guest, Given A Fish Called Avalon’s 32-year history of excellence in both cuisine and service, we are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We strive to ensure that every one of our guests has a stellar experience and hope that your next visit will be a fully satisfying one. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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naamone
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a reservation for 8:30 pm… arrived at 7:30 pm … and was seated almost immediately by the manager Brian. My waitress was Christina when I ate there 3 days earlier. Christina was my waitress today. She remembered the wine I had liked and brought me another glass for today’s meal. I had Chilean Sea bass today with shrimp dumpling. Very tasty. It has become one of two restaurants that have become “go to” restaurants for me because…. They now know me and what I like.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear naamone, what a lovely review to read. Thanks for being one of our loyal patrons, we're thrilled you keep on enjoying all that we offer and your favorites as well. See you soon again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMaureenB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Miami we come to Avalon for a meal. We are never disappointed! The food is delicious, the waiters are friendly and the music is great!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Maureen, we're glad you're a patron of ours for years. Thank you so much for your recent visit and highlighting our delicious food, welcoming team and beautiful music. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMonkeysfoeMASH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful experience—good service, delicious food (every seafood dish perfectly cooked), live music.

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TonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. The food was great!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so much TonyC for your kind comments, we love knowing that we've made our patrons happy diners. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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RayC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu offers different and delicious takes on how to eat seafood.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear RayC, we're glad you joined us for dinner and even more pleased you enjoyed our services and seafood dishes. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable evening. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orzo Paella is a must for seafood lovers. Do it! You won’t regret it.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

What a lovely sight it is to see this raving comment on our Orzo Paella which happens to be one of our classic dishes and a bestseller. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed it and thanks for the highlight! Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vippwr1
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Boca and we came to South Beach to relax for a few days over Christmas. We’ve been to numerous restaurants and we have our favorites. We wanted fresh fish so we went to this restaurant. Spectacular. Quiet soft music with live entertainment, the food was delicious and hot and tasty, and we had a beautiful evening. Thanks so much to the staff for doing a great job. Next time we’re here we will be back again. Five stars!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you so very much pwr1 for putting your trust in us for an evening of fine dining. We very much appreciate your amazing comments here about the many things that set us apart. We would love to welcome you back again the next time you're visiting. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious Food

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you very much for your 5-star review of your evening with us. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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RobertB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine was phenomenal! The double lobster tails were so delicious. The key lime pie was the best I have ever had. Will return!!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Many thanks Robert for your review of your evening with us. It's a pleasure knowing that you enjoyed each course of your meal and can't wait for you to delight on more. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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KayB
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal!! The lobster tails were slightly over cooked but everything else was beyond delicious!! Would definitely visit again!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear Kay, thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to leave your review. We're thoroughly pleased you had an amazing time and can't wait to visit you again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipguinevere1
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was hot, flavorful and service was a pleasure. We will come back.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on January 3, 2022

Dear guinevere1, it's so lovely knowing you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for choosing our spot for your special evening of dinner and know we'll be waiting to warmly welcome you back. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Kayci
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit when in Miami. Always excellent food and excellent service.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 3 days ago

Dear Kayci, we're glad you visited us during the holidays, thanks for your continued trust in our establishment. We appreciate your wonderful comments on our excellent food and welcoming services. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip to Miami. Warmest of wishes and happy New Year from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex, server, is great! Food, ambiance, service…all so wonderful. We make this place a regular stop when we come to south beach!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear guest, what a pleasure it is to see your review of your recent evening with us, we appreciate your continued support! Thanks for joining us and for all the complements on our food, ambiance and services from Alex. Looking forward to more memories together. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dishes with excellent service. A great setting on Ocean Drive

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you so much dear guest for joining us for dinner on Ocean Drive. It's a pleasure knowing you had a good time and we appreciate your kind words on our food and attentive services. See you soon again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you so much dear guest for joining us recently and taking the time to leave your review! We're thrilled you had a wonderful time and look forward to serving you again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipnolachar
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I had a wonderful dinner.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you so much Nolachar for putting your trust in our establishment. It's a pleasure knowing you had a great time! Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Beachie1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Quit screwing around with the other Cisco truck restaurants on Ocean Drive and get some real food. All the others pale in comparison.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you Beachie1, we're glad you joined us and even happier knowing you had a perfect evening! We'd love to welcome you back for another memorable evening. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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LisaM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Tuna and Sea Bass last night. Good safety protocol. Outside dining. Live music. Excellent ambiance. Very, very expensive. Recommended, if you have the means.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear Lisa, thank you so much for leaving your review in two places. We're really pleased knowing how much you enjoyed it all and very much appreciate all of your amazing comments. We look forward to serving you again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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FAQs

A Fish Called Avalon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 532-1727.

A Fish Called Avalon is rated 4.7 stars by 2595 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.