A Fish Called Avalon

4.6
2472 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..............You cannot drive to A FISH CALLED AVALON, Nearest parking garage is on 7TH between Collins and Washington........Short two blocks walk away
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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 2472 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ArielC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This eatery was absolutely fantastic! Our food was cooked to perfection, and the service staff was superb!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear Ariel, we're so glad you dined with us recently, thank you. It's such a pleasure knowing how much you enjoyed the food and impeccable services. Looking forward many more memorable evenings! Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific meal; location was a little dicey on a Saturday night-- South Beach can be a little chaotic!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear John, Thanks for trusting us with your evening of dining and for your review. We're glad to know we delivered a terrific meal and look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipLoveToWineAndDine
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, food, and atmosphere on the patio was amazing. Really had a great time. Can’t wait to go again!!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Hello LovetoWineAndDine, we're so glad you joined us this past weekend for dinner. It's a true pleasure knowing that you had a great time at our amazing location and enjoyed the wonderful food and attentive services. Let us know when you'll be back! Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to the restaurant for a Friday night date with my wife and we had a great time. The atmosphere was amazing and the food was great. Overall, our experience exceeded our expectations and we look forward to coming back soon.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear guest, we're so glad you dined with us recently. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review to let us know how much you and your wife enjoyed the overall experience we provided. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed the great food, warm ambiance and welcoming services. Looking forward to serving you again. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We started seated outside, but the loud half naked twerking that was happening on the street nearby made us change our mind. The staff seemed embarrassed too, and quickly accommodated us. Once inside, it was delightful. Great service, delicious food. Over-priced, but that’s the norm for this area. REALLY enjoyed the manhattan!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear guest, thanks so much for joining us for dinner. We're sorry for the outdoor experience which we have no control over and are happy to have accommodated you inside, we appreciate your understanding. Thanks for your wonderful comments on the great service and delicious food! See you soon again. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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NancyA
Portland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. The presentation was beautiful and we enjoyed our entrees and appetizers. Dessert (of course) is a must, there are several items they are famous for and I would go back just for dessert! The restaurant is in the cute Avalon Hotel, right in the Art Deco district. Christy was our server. She and all the staff did an impressive job!!!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Thanks so much Nancy for spending a recent evening with us and taking the time to leave a detailed review. We're really pleased to know how much you enjoyed the food and services from our team. Let us know when you'll be back for dessert (or dinner!), there's always something delectable to delight on. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipLoriB
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great atmosphere, fantastic food and the best service!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear LoriB, we're so glad you dined with us recently. Thanks for taking the time to leave your perfect 5-star review to let us know how much you enjoyed the great atmosphere, fantastic food and the best service. Looking forward to serving you again. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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sheilaa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We chose this restaurant based on the abundance of favorable reviews, what a mistake. The host tried to seat us on the outdoor patio right next to the amplifier of the live performer and the restaurant across the street was blaring hip hop music, not conducive to dining. When I asked for a quieter place to be seated the request was met with astonishment. We were taken to an empty dining room/area; the lights were not even turned on until 30 minutes after we were seated. The server rushed us through our dinner and gave least attentive service. The food was incredibly subpar. The salad we ordered looked like it had been dressed way in advance, it was watery and wilted, bread was at least a day old, and the entire experience very disappointing. The octopus was fine and the main course, their signature Chilean sea bass was not noteworthy. Perhaps it was a bad day...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent. Highly recommend

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SGL25
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

La comida espectacular el lugar esta bajando de nivel llegas a sentirte inseguro. Los meseros parece que te están haciendo el favor.
Lastima antes era un buen lugar.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was tasty and everyone enjoyed the service.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 7 days ago

Dear guest, thanks so much for dining with us recently and leaving your review. We're glad you had a perfect evening of tasty food and attentive services. Looking forward to serving you the next time you're in South Beach. Warm regards, A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer options are limited to 4, that was only disappointment of the night... food was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and live music.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant lives up to its reviews. We ordered the bang bang calamari, Chilean sea bass, red snapper and key lime pie and each were outstanding. Any other place we eat in South or Miami Beach will now be a disappointment! Book a reservation, you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great live music

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on May 3, 2021

Dear guest, we're so glad you dined with us recently. Thanks for taking the time to leave your 5-star review to let us know how much you enjoyed the overall dinner experience we provided. Indeed, our musician is quite talented and we're glad the music added to your pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipvawriter
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The seabass was great but broth was bland. The prawn special was great. The orange margarita was not so good. Service was fabulous. The ambience was not good...the vibe at South Beach has degraded....very seedy, and somewhat threatening.

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scottl
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was at Avalon way back in 2012 and loved the food then. Brought my Fiance here this time in 2021 as were were passing through. The food was once again amazing with fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second night on Sobe and our friends met us here. The food was really good. Chilean sea bass was exceptionally prepared. Ribeye steak was good. We sat outside which was a little noisy but it is Sobe and the vibe was great!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear guest, thanks for trusting us with your friends dinner and get together. We're so glad to know you had a wonderful time dining on our excellent seafood and steak dishes and enjoyed the vibe. Let us know when you'll be back, there's always so much more to delight in. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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christinec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 26, 2021

Dear Christine, we're so glad you dined with us recently for your special anniversary! Thanks for taking the time to leave your perfect 5-star review to let us know how much you enjoyed the overall experience we provided. Looking forward to serving you again. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good food and service!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 29, 2021

Dear guest, we're so glad you dined with us recently. Thanks for taking the time to leave your perfect 5-star and your wonderful comments on our food and services. We look forward to serving you again. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear guest, we are glad you chose us as your go-to place for dinner recently. It's a pleasure knowing you had an amazing time and enjoyed our awesome food. Let us know when you'll be back, we can't wait to welcome you again. Kind regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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fooodeeee
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Miami restaurant right on ocean drive, get to see all the action. Food was very good

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear fooodeeee, thanks for spending a recent evening with us. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed your meal and people watching at our corner on Ocean Drive. We look forward to more memorable evenings together. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipMaryM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable experience at a Fish called Avalon. Jose was our waiter and we enjoy our dinner very much. Great food and service!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear MaryM, it's a pleasure seeing your review of your recent dinner. Thanks for choosing to spend your evening with us and for letting us know how much you enjoyed the great food and Jose's impeccable services. We look forward to welcoming you again! Warm regards, General Manager

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JasonA
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at a fair price. 10/10 recommend

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear JasonA, thanks so much for spending a recent evening with us for dinner. Love your 10/10 recommend but best of all, we're pleased you had an amazing evening enjoying our food and services. Looking forward to serving you again! Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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NagaiN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great location, service impeccable, with nice dinner music. We went for anniversary and wife was very happy. That’s all I can ask for.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 19, 2021

Dear NagaiN, thanks so much for choosing to spend your special anniversary with us. We're thrilled your wife had a great time, bet you scored some good points there! We appreciate your wonderful comments on our attentive staffs, excellent food and and talented guitarist. Looking forward to creating more memories with you the next time you're visiting. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipSummerlinDiners
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared dishes that met our expectations completely. Service was exceptional. Definitely will be back.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 15, 2021

Many thanks SummerlinDiners! It's a pleasure knowing we met your expectation with our exceptional services and well prepared dishes! We can't wait to welcome you back, there is always something to try from our curated menu. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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CharlesT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was outstanding and guided us to excellent wine and food. The chef is great and cooked our fish to perfection. Moist and flavorful! Shrimp appetizer is not always on the menu but if the have it, I would definitely have it! Great restaurant.

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BeverlyA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! Nice wedding crowd very friendly and the food was excellent!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 15, 2021

Thanks so much BeverlyA for joining us recently for dinner. It's a pleasure knowing you had a lovely evening enjoying our attentive services and delicious seafood. We look forward to creating more memories with you. Kind regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Way over priced ... not worth the money

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 15, 2021

Dear guest, thanks for spending an evening with us recently, we're sorry to see we did not live up to your expectation. We appreciate the 4-star rating on our services and note we source our seafood locally ensuring only the freshest quality for our guests which is reflected in our pricing. Warmest regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
El Paso
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wonderful food. The serve was wonderful as well. Highly recommend if you come to south beach. The paella is so good.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thanks so much for choosing to spend your evening with us. We're really glad you had a perfect dinner with our delectable cuisine and amazing staff. We appreciate your high recommendation and can't wait to welcome you back. There will be plenty more paella and many other tantalizing dishes to choose from. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic food, music, service...etc etc etc. our Fave restaurant in Sobe

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Dear guest, we're so glad you dined with us recently. Thanks for taking the time to leave your 5-star review to let us know how much you enjoyed the overall experience we provided. Happy to see it was epic food, music and service that you enjoyed the most! Looking forward to serving you again. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC food!! Delicious!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FANTASTIC REVIEW of your evening with us! We're all immensely pleased to know you had a perfect evening and look forward to welcoming you back for more delicious dining. Warm wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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ThomasR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Some noise because of spring breakers blasting speakers as they walk by but we knew that would be the case. Scallops appetizer was awesome, and they were accommodating for a celiac allergy.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Dear ThomasR, thanks so much for choosing to have dinner with us recently. Happy you enjoyed our attentive services and wonderful meal and it's our pleasure to assist with providing allergy free food based on your needs. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish I’ve ever ate!!! Must stop when in Miami!!! Jose was extremely knowledgeable and truly enjoyed his job.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Dear guest, it's a pleasure seeing your enthusiastic review of your dinner with us. Thanks for choosing us and thanks for leaving your kind comments on our excellent cuisine and attentive services from Jose who is indeed a gem. We look forward to many, many more evenings together! Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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KrissiC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t prepared for the lack of parking. We had to park on the street several blocks away, however the food, service and local environment made the parking hassle worth it.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Dear KrissiC, thanks so much for choosing to spend your evening with us. Glad you enjoyed our delicious cuisine, attentive services in our welcoming ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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ChelseaN
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great good, but crap service. Ordered the trottole and macadamia crusted snapper. Both were delicious, luckily, because the server was garbo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience1

We came here for our family dinner (2 children 11 and 13) and the restaurant was very loud, with the table of 3 next to us being drunk and shouting profanities the whole evening. The food was good but expensive. Overall, very disappointing experience.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 5, 2021

Dear guest, We're sorry for the experience you had while visiting with your family.  As you are aware, the crowds became unruly but rest assured we are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We look forward to welcoming you back during a less hectic time of the year. 

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HelenS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Covid definitely affecting my overall experience. Food so so for price; however everyone who got paella seemed pleased over the top & it smelled great. We got only apps which were so so for the price.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Dear Helen, thanks for visiting us recently while in South Beach. We're sorry to hear Covid affected the experience. Indeed, the paella is one of our bestsellers and guests rave about it. Perhaps when the pandemic is over you'll revisit us for a better experience. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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Browns
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood and presentation! Guitarist was amazing and very much enjoyed by our family

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Dear Browns, many thanks for joining us with your family while in South Beach. We're so happy knowing you all had a great evening of dinging and enjoyed the live musician who also sends his thanks. Let us know when you'll be back, we'd love to welcome you again. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipJenniS
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Service was top notch. Food was very good. Must try the key lime pie.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thanks so much JenniS for your perfect 5-star rating. We're immensely pleased to know you had a wonderful evening and thoroughly enjoyed our food, service and people watching. Indeed, that Key Lime Pie is amazing and we're glad to hear you enjoyed it. Warm 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 4.6 stars by 2472 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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