A Fish Called Avalon

4.7
2557 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

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

There’s nothing like celebrating the New Year with extraordinary cuisine, live music and ocean breezes, all while watching the fireworks from your dinner table. Two seatings, beginning at 6 pm. Book now, before it sells out. Children’s menu is also available.

What 2557 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous seafood. Great service. South Beach Miami at its best

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SteveP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a few years since we ate at Avalon, as we are from Atlanta. It never disappoints, food, atmosphere, and service is always top self. We go every time we are in Miami. Enjoy, Cheers….

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Dear SteveP, thanks for being a repeat visitor! We're glad you visit was nothing less than spectacular and that you enjoyed your meal, welcoming ambiance and impeccable services. We'll be waiting for your next visit! Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood orzo paella. Old fashioneds were awesome. Jose our street side server was fantastic. Musician was nice to listen to.

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vipJosephM
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food
Ok, service

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Dear JosephM, thanks for spending your recent evening with us. It's great knowing you enjoyed your meal. Let us know the next time you'll visit again to ensure impeccable services. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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HeidyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was great but the service left a lot to be desired.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you HeidyG for joining us recently while in South Beach. We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Let us know when you'll be back to ensure nothing less than impeccable services. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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MichaelP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. We really enjoyed it.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you MichaelP! We're grateful you joined us and had a perfect evening of food and services. We can't wait to welcome you again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very good Marvin was super!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Dear guest, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's a pleasure knowing you had a good evening as indicated by your perfect 5-star rating review and kind comments about Marvin. We cant wait to welcome you back. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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RLBinFL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another of my go to restaurants while visiting South Beach. The atmosphere is great and the food is phenomenal! They have been in business for a long time-there is a reason for that!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much RLBinFL! We're so glad we're one of your favorite restaurants and very much appreciate your kind comments. It's a pleasure serving you with the chef creative dishes in our welcoming space. See you soon again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMichaelD
Mobile
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant in the Art Deco District. Menu didn't really have a great selection. Service was good, nothing to write home about though.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 2 days ago

Dear MichaelD, thanks for visiting us recently for dinner. We're sorry to see your comments as we take pride in our offerings for over 30 years. We'd love to welcome you back for a personalized and unforgettable experience. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipAndrewG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear Andrew, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach for your special anniversary celebrations. It's a pleasure knowing you had a good evening. We'd love to welcome you back for another memorable dining experience. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best dining experience for all four of us. The food was INCREDIBLE. If you eat here and don’t enjoy it you have no palette. The ambiance was perfect the hostess was perfect the waiter was so professional he could work in any high end restaurant in the world. The weather was horrible. It was raining and the minute you walked in it was like you stepped into another world. They were so welcoming. So the four of us had:
Appetizers
Octopus
Bang bang shrimp
Mussel’s
Dinner
Ahi tuna
Twin lobster tails
Chilean sea bass
Macadamia crusted snapper

The presentation of the food was incredible. The flavors of everything popped.

If you want to eat at an incredible restaurant you will not be disappointed. The Paella looked incredible and if we didn’t have it the night before would have been what we ordered but the people that were eating it looked extremely happy. The drinks were top shelf and poured with top shelf liquors.

Overall an awesome experience all of us are still taking about it the next day. If tonight does not match yesterday then we will eat here again tomorrow.

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AMYP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live mushing and the sweet, sweet waiter we had!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 18, 2021

Dear AMYP, thank you for spending your evening with us on Ocean Drive. We're glad to know you had a perfect dinner and enjoyed the live entertainment as well as the services from our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards from all of us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th bday dinner for a girlfriend with a bunch of ladies. The service was fantastic, as was the food. The entertainer/guitar player was extremely talented.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 15, 2021

Dear guest, we're elated you chose to spend your friend's special 50th birthday celebration with us. Thanks for putting that trust in us, we're thrilled you all had an amazing evening enjoying our food, attentive services and live entertainment. Please pass along more birthday wishes from us and we look forward to serving you again. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing sea bass and an apple tart dessert to die for. 10-10!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 15, 2021

Dear guest, thanks for dining with us recently. It's such a pleasure seeing your raving reviews of our seabass and apple tart, the chef sends his thanks too! We'll be ready to welcome you again whenever you're ready for another memorable evening. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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GregT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal - all around. Definitely will be back! Be sure to sit outside!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best meal and ambiance we had in south beach

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 23, 2021

Dear guest, we're delighted you joined us for dinner recently. Thanks for your kind comments on your best meal with us and our welcoming ambiance. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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viperinmstevens
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great! Delish!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Erin, thank you for your short but impactful review. We're pleased you chose to spend your evening with us and happy knowing you had a great time. Let us know when you'll be back for more of our welcoming hospitality. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation for 8:15pm. When we arrived at 8:12 we were told our table wasn’t ready. Given staff shortages we understood. We kindly asked approximately how long and the hostess said she could not tell us. She finally said it could be an hour and 30. We found that to be extreme. It was disappointing. They ended up calling us about 40 minutes later. The service was good, food was great. We ordered the sea bass - excellent? Filet- excellent! And Branzino - excellent. The vinaigrette on the fish was excellent. For dessert we ordered the key lime pie and bananas foster cheesecake. Both were great.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear guest, thank you so much for your patience when you recently visited! We're sorry for the wait and glad you dined with us despite. Thanks for your wonderful comments on all of the dishes ordered, we're delighted they were the perfect match for your evening. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipTomeav
London
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, wonderful ambiance - a little oasis of awesome in the bluster of Ocean Ave

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Tomeav, thank you so much for dining with us. We love your description of our small oasis in the heart of South Beach and very much appreciate your comments on our amazing food and welcoming ambiance. See you soon again. Best regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipVanessa
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I booked a table four+ months ago based on reviews. The service was great. They started us off with a bread basket and the toasted bread with butter and a garlic and mustard dipping sauce was very good. We ordered the bang bang shrimp appetizer which was also very good. My husband ordered the macadamia crusted snapper and I ordered the miso glazed sea bass for our entrees. Both dishes were so bland. We had key lime pie for dessert which was very large and nice. Overall, I would give this meal a rating of 3.5/5 at most. Very disappointing.

Also worth noting, it’s located in a very seedy area. After dinner, we started on a walk down Ocean Drive which runs in front of the restaurant and soon felt unsafe. There were a lot of police patrolling the area and security guards at restaurants, including one at A Fish Called Avalon. We turned around and called an Uber to take us back to our hotel. It’s a shame, but South Beach has really deteriorated in the 10 years since our last visit.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 5, 2021

Dear Vanessa, thank you for spending a recent evening with us and leaving all of the details of things you appreciated which we are grateful for. We'd love for you to revisit the next time you're in South Beach, the chef would be happy to ensure you're beyond satisfied with his dishes. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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AnthonyP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal in a beautiful location! One of our favorite restaurants in South Beach!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 8, 2021

Dear Anthony, Thanks for being one of our repeat guest and know it's guests like you who've kept us going for more than 30 years. We're grateful for your perfect rating and comments and can't wait to welcome you back again. Best of wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

La relación precio - calidad comida no es la esperada, queda debiendo por lo que vale. La comida está bien, pero no es sobresaliente como se espera por el precio.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 5, 2021

Dear Gabriela, thank you for dining with us recently. We're really sorry we did not meet your expectation based on your your feedback and open to suggestions of improvements for your next visit. Best regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
55 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on November 5, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's a pleasure knowing you had an excellent evening as indicated by your perfect rating review and short but impactful statement. We'd love to welcome you back for another memorable dining experience, there is always plenty more to dine on from our delectable menu. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMichaelS
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular
Our server,Jose was wonderful. The mgr came by,he was great. My wife said it was one of our top nights ever. Food,ombiamce,guitar player led to am outstanding night. Will go back many times!

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CassieD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the staff seemed short staffed. We waited 20 minutes just to order drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. We're glad you had a great evening of dining! We'd love to welcome you back for another memorable experience. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipAayo
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Aayo, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. We're thrilled you had an excellent time! See you soon again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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JeffT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the best service that we've ever had. We ate on the porch. Perfect for our 35 wedding anniversary!

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Mamabeaer
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pricey. Nice atmosphere. Nice live music. Very expensive drinks.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Mamabeaer, many thanks for dining with us recently and taking the time to leave your kind review of all that you enjoyed. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Lisa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people working there were very nice & the ambiance was fabulous.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Lisa, we're elated you joined us for dinner and so pleased knowing you had a great time. Thank you so much for your short but impactful review of your appreciation for our amazing staff and welcoming ambiance. We look forward to many more memorable evenings serving you. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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KristyW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! We sat outside and it was wonderful. I got the filet & my husband the seared Ahi Tuna with a Lobster tail on the side. Easily one of the best meals we’ve ever had! Oh also need to compliment on the sauce that was provided for the bread, it was some sort of hummus and was delicious! would definitely recommend.

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ViniciusS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and food was excellent. The live guitar player is very good and that creates an enjoyable ambiance. Cheers

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 11, 2021

Dear ViniciusS, thank you for visiting us for a fine meal recently and for your kind review of your evening. We're absolutely thrilled you enjoyed our excellent food, attentive services and live entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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MartyW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. The music was great. The staff was very friendly.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear Marty, thanks for your short and impactful review. We're gratified in knowing how much you enjoyed your overall experience and thank you for your perfect 5-star ratings. See you soon again. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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CoryC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed outdoor dining on a perfect South Beach evening. I especially enjoyed the Spanish Octopus appetizer, and the mashed leeks side dish was delish. The Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass was perhaps not the best I’ve ever had but was still quite nice. Would definitely happily return!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on October 6, 2021

Dear CoryC, thanks so much for joining us for an evening outdoors while dining under the stars. We're quite pleased knowing how much you enjoyed the Spanish Octopus appetizer and the mashed leeks side dish and noted your review of the Sea Bass. Let us know the next time you'll be returning so that we'd ensure a spectacular meal. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food but paella was a little soupy for my taste. Brazilian singer / guitarist was amazing.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear guest, thanks for joining us for dinner while in South Beach. It's a pleasure seeing your comments on our food and the talent from our solo guitarist. Thanks for your valued feedback as well on your paella dish, know that we strive for perfection and would be delighted to present a version you're pleased with on your next visit. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very poor customer service and the food was overrated. My reservation was at 8:45pm and they didn’t seem happy to serve us. The green beans and steak over cooked.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 17, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for choosing to spend your evening at our establishment. We're sorry to see your review of the time spent with us. It's not indicative of the food and service we aim to provide and in understanding we fell short, we did comp the check that evening. Best wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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Jennifer
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! We went off of reviews and they were spot on.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear Jennifer, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. Thanks for trusting the previous reviews and glad we lived up to the great food and amazing services. See you again the next time your travels bring you our way. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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Reese
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Ate outside. Service was great. We were there while it was VERY mellow since it was a Tuesday. Which was nice, but could be a different vibe on a weekend.
A dude playing guitar to tracks was there. Played all the hits. George Benson’s “Breezin’” was a nice surprise. He also opted out of singing “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire and played an instrumental version, which was a good call my dude. That being said, I think I would have preferred solo guitar, no tracks. If it was solo guitar doing more bossa nova/mellow guitar stuff, I think that would have been the appropriate addition to the ambience of the meal. That is why I gave 4/5 for ambience. Take in to consideration that I am a musician and that my preferences are probably not those of a regular customer in miami beach. Anyways, great restaurant though.

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WilliamC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Alex the sever was AMAZING! The food Phenomenal! Key lime pie off the chain!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our first night of our honeymoon. Food and service was amazing.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on September 16, 2021

Dear guest, thank you so much for spending such a precious evening with us. We're delighted you enjoyed the excellent food and welcoming services. It's a true pleasure knowing we'll be a part of your memories. Kind regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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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 2557 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.

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