A Fish Called Avalon

4.6
2533 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 2533 people are saying
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SaulG
Miami
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dining room is one of the nicest Art Deco hotel lobbies in South Beach, which creates a great vibe as soon as you enter the lobby/restaurant. Scallops, either appetizer or entree, were a smash hit. Other notable menu items were the spicy tuna tartar and chocolate mousse dessert. Sea bass was fresh and well prepared Live solo guitar player out on the front porch could be heard inside the dining room without at all being intrusive, providing elegant background music. I highly recommend this restaurant. It is truly an oasis in the midst of Ocean Drive nighttime craziness.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear Saul, heartfelt thanks for your very kind review of your recent evening with us. We're grateful you chose to spend your evening dining at A Fish Called Avalon and enjoyed our welcoming ambiance, excellent dishes and live music; the chef and team sends their thanks as well. We'd love to welcome you back the next time your travels bring you our way. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipHarryH
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday here and was not disappointed. Our server, Marvin took great care of us and made worthwhile recommendations. We particularly enjoyed the grilled octopus. Restaurant was quiet for a Saturday evening in South Beach.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear Harry, Happy Birthday again from all of us and thanks for trusting us with your dinner plans. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed your meal, and the attentive services provided by Marvin with all of his worthwhile recommendations. Wishing you a great year ahead. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 4 and 2 year old with us. The entire staff was very accommodating. The food was excellent especially the key lime pie.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear guest, it's a pleasure knowing you and your entire family enjoyed your evening of dining with us. Thanks for your kind review, we're glad to know you enjoyed the food, the ammmazzing Key Lime Pie and our welcoming staff services. See you soon again. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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WandaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in a spectacular setting - wait staff was amazing

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded a day ago

Dear Wanda, thank you so much for dining with us recently and taking the time to leave your review. It's wonderful knowing you enjoyed your overall dinner experience with our food offering, welcoming ambiance and team. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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DwayneH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was worth the bill. From the drinking sparkling water to the food it was 5 stars. The wait staff impeccable.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Dwayne, what a lovely review you've left us! Thank you for trusting us with your dinner plans, we're glad you had a superb evening and it was worth it all. Our staff sends their thanks as well for your kind comments and know we'll be ready to serve you again the next time you plan on visiting. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipNathanN
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Mussels were excellent and also the red snapper. Cocktails were very small for the price... 5 sips = $17. Better to order a nice wine.

Service was okay but not great.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Nathan, thanks for joining us for dinner recently. It's a pleasure knowing you enjoyed your meal and we thank you for your valued feedback. Best wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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VictoriaF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item ordered was delicious! 10/10 must try again!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 26, 2021

Dear VictoriaF, Many, many thanks for your perfect 10/10 rating! It's a true pleasure knowing you had a perfect evening and enjoyed every single item you ordered. We look forward to serving you in the near future, there are plenty more delectable items to savor on. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place we’ve eaten in South Beach this far! The lobster bisque was the best we’ve ever had, and the service was amazing!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 26, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you joined us for dinner while visiting beautiful South Beach. Thanks for your kind comments on our food (glad it was the best!) and the attentive services from our team. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you our way. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipAmyW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not great. The service matched. The inside was old and dingy. I was trying to take my niece to a nice seafood restaurant and this was very dissappointing.
I would not waste my time here.

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AndresP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service, the food and the wine were delicious.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear AndresP, thanks for visiting us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's an absolute pleasure reading your kind comments, we're thrilled you had a fabulous evening of dining and can't wait to welcome you back. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Amazing food and experience!!! Coming back!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you joined us for dinner and were wowed with the entire dinner experience. We definitely will be waiting to welcome you again!! Best from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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CrystalK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing! The seafood paella is to die for! Jalapeño margaritas also yummy!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear CrystalK, we're so pleased you trusted us with your dinner plans recently and are thrilled to know we delivered an amazing evening. Thanks for taking the time to leave your kind comments and we hope to welcome you back. Best wishes from all of us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. My birthday was July 10th my girlfriend made us reservations and I had no idea what to expect. Live music, live art, and some of the finest cuisine in Florida!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear guest, Happy Birthday again from all of us, your review is very much appreciated. We're so pleased you joined us to celebrate your special occasion and even happier knowing we delivered a memorable evening. See you soon again! Best from all of us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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MorganB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Live music was great too! Loved our experience

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear MorganB, we're glad you joined us recently for dinner and even happier knowing we delivered an amazing evening. Thanks for trusting us and for your kind comments, we'd love to welcome you back. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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Mona
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son's high school graduation. Excellent food, very nice staff and great ambiance! The guitar player was excellent! We enjoyed a beautiful and memorable evening.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear Mona, Congrats to your son once again, and thanks for choosing our venue for your celebrations, we're glad you had a memorable evening. We very much appreciate your kind comments on the delicious food, welcoming staffs and warm ambiance and a pleasure knowing you enjoyed our live music too. We can't wait to welcome you back. Warm wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waiter forgot to order our Branzino but everything else was fine.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 19, 2021

Dear guest, it's a pleasure knowing you joined us while in South Beach for dinner. It's great to hear the overall experience was good however we're sorry that we fell short on your order as it's not indicative of the level of service we aim to provide therefore appreciate your understanding. We can't wait to welcome you back! Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Brought my daughters here for an early dinner. Waiter was terribly rude and disrespectful. (Charles). Made snarky comments to us. Very very disrespectful. And still tacked on an 18% tip which he did NOT deserve!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 12, 2021

Dear guest, thanks for dining with us while visiting South Beach. We're sorry to hear of your experience and thanks for your feedback. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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EliasM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Even though restaurant was half full when we arrived, service was slow and poor. Otherwise, highly recommend for food and location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

We were excited to have dinner here as I have dined here in the past. Upon arrival were we seated inside there was a storm was coming later. We waited at our table for at least 15 minutes before even being greeted. After finally someone coming to our table and bringing us water we ordered a few cocktails, appetizers and our main course. Again waiting a long time before our appetizers finally arrived but no cocktails, I had to ask another 15 minutes go by and they finally bring them . The main course came and was delicious. Not one time during dinner did anyone apologize, ask how our food was, or did we need anything etc. The restaurant was 50 % occupied so it wasn’t like they were crazy busy. We would have returned to dine again if we would have had a better experience, unfortunately Fish of Avalon has lost us as customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining on South Beach!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 7, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you joined us while visiting South Beach recently. Thanks for your fantastic 5-star rating and kind remarks on your dinner experience, it's a pleasure knowing we delivered a great evening. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. The food was delicious

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 7, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for trusting us with your dinner plans while in South Beach. We're pleased you had an amazing evening, we very much appreciate your 5-star rating review and kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable evenings. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I have been before and I thought it was worth returning

I thought the service of the alter was one of the poorest service I ever had

I am so glad that there was 18 percent built in to the bill because I would have left him nothing

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 7, 2021

Dear MikeS, thanks for joining us for dinner while in beautiful South Beach and for taking the time to share your feedback. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Christina was great

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beat in Miami

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 28, 2021

Dear guest, we're glad you joined us recently and appreciate your short but impactful comments on our amazing food with is unbeatable in Miami. We can't wait to welcome you again! Best from A Fish Called Avalon.

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DanielP
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary in Miami!!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 28, 2021

Dear Daniel, thanks so much for trusting us with your special evening of celebrations for your anniversary! We're glad you had an amazing time with us and appreciate your kind review. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was all around amazing! The service, the drinks, the food! It was all amazing!

We each ordered the two tail lobster with mashed potatoes and green beans. It was the perfect sized portion for us. The lobster was extremely delicious. I’m pretty picky on mashed potatoes but these were very creamy and perfect.

I was interested in the key lime pie. The server explained their key lime pie is actually award winning. I’ve ate a lot of key lime pie in my life, but this was the creamiest light lime tasting pie I’ve ever had. My man isn’t a key lime fan but actually loved this pie.

We both highly recommend this restaurant!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on July 7, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for putting your trust in our establishment for an evening of fine dining. We're pleased beyond words to know how much you enjoyed the overall experience and food and cant wait to welcome you back. All the best from A Fish Called Avalon.

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sagasabaru
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Fish as always was excellent. Service wonderful. Could have done without the painter. Guitarist was good, perhaps overamplified. I go to Avalon for the fish and the less frenetic atmosphere relative to other places on Ocean. I would encourage them accordingly.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 23, 2021

Dear sagasabaru, many thanks for being a repeat guest, we're glad you rejoined us for an evening of excellent dining. We most certainly appreciate your feedback as well. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipElijah
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Solid restaurant. The food was delicious, the staff was funny and kind, the price point was weirdly high, considering the location and restaurant look and feel. If they lowered their price point then I would definitely eat there again.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 28, 2021

Dear Elijah, thanks for dining with us recently and for taking the time to leave your review. It's a pleasure knowing how much you enjoyed the meal and our services. Thank you for the note on our pricing, please note we source the freshest seafood locally to ensure quality which is reflected in our pricing. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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CoolAl63
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious!! Alex was an awesome waiter!! The tuna tartar was fantastic and the wasabli drizzle added just the right amount of bite. The Chilean Sea Bass was cooked perfectly. Even the humus served with the bread was great. No regrets dining there!!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 17, 2021

Dear CoolAI63, we're glad you joined us recently for dinner and even happier knowing you enjoyed it all. Thanks for your kind comments on our delicious food and attentive services from Alex, who also sends his regards. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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vipGolfer
Naples
60 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Rain was pouring before our scheduled reservation. I called the maitre d' who kindly pushed back our reservation an hour but said we could come earlier if the rain (on Ocean Drive, a walking street) stopped.

The food and service were excellent. This restaurant is a real find in Miami South Beach.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 17, 2021

Dear Golfer, many thanks for trusting us with your dinner plans. It's a pleasure seeing your wonderful review of your evening with us, thanks for your generous comments on our services and excellent dishes presented. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Warm wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.

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julieo
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The menu is creative and offered a wide range of choices. I really enjoyed the octupus appetizer. Seafood is fresh and well-prepared. The one disappointment was that the setting was rather bland - it seemed like they may be in the process of redecorating. At any rate - I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our server was rude and impatient. Our last night in south beach too !!

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NinaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. From food, to service, down to the vibe. Everything was good.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 14, 2021

Dear Nina, your kind review is music to our ears. Thanks for spending a recent evening with us and for taking the time to let us know all that you enjoyed, from our excellent food, to the attentive services in our welcoming atmosphere. Looking forward to more memorable evenings. Warm wishes from all of us at A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

anniversary and our waitress was amazing and food was delicious

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 14, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for choosing and trusting us with your special dinner plans. We're pleased you had a perfect evening for your Anniversary Dinner and enjoyed the attentive services as well as the delicious food. All the best from from A Fish Called Avalon.

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BeachRobin
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food at Fish called Avalon. Our service was quick but not rushed. Had crab cake, snapper and sea bass. Delicious seafood. Would definitely return. Fun location in South beach.

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DrKim
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily exceeded my expectations.

For food itself, here actually far better than the Prime Fish, another top-rated Italian seafood restaurant at Miami Beach. Nice live music, cosy outdoor tables with greenish neon lightning are augmentation of appetite.

Baguette was served with their special sauce characterized by little touches of jalapeños, horseradish, and ginger in the full body of cream cheese.

My waiter Alex is such a fantastic. He recommended an appetizer, "Burrata di mozzarella” and cocktail, "Cucumber margarita" and were a nice combination.

As my main dish, I selected Orzo Seafood Paella. All shellfish are softly and slowly shimmered to preserve own taste and texture and allow to rich flavor. This is perfect and fantastic.

My dessert are their award winning lemon cream cheese pecan pie and raspberry sorbet. I cannot doubt how this awarded. Awesome. Sorbet was topped on the caramelized crepe. OMG! You will love this!!!

I also want to appreciate my waiter, Alex. His service is excellent for menu recommendation to service. Beforehand service, Alex thoroughly cleaned table with a new set of silverware for each course. After finishing butter glazed lobster, Alex kindly brought me steamed towels with a piece of lemon. How nice it is! I am excited about his best service.

To sum up with, try the food at A Fish Called Avalon. Full point is not enough. I highly recommend to try it otherwise you will regret it.

Ah! Don’t forget to bring your beloved essential one. They will love you with the great food, music, and atmosphere.

P.S. I usually do not write a review. This is my first ever since 2019. Thank you! They clearly made my day.

My only suggestion is about cocktails. It may be attributed to the outdoor seating under hot weather. Since ice melting fast, the rum taste is diluted pretty quickly. You may want to find out how to make it better. Do you want to try frozen glasses?

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 17, 2021

Dear In Joong Kim, what a wonderful review you've left us on two platforms! We're thankful for such thoughtful details but most of all, we're elated we provided an unforgettable night of dining with Chef Kal's masterful dishes, the attentive and welcoming services of our team and a pleasant ambiance. We appreciate your feedback on our cocktails which we will definitely keep in mind. Warm regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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Rachel
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Excellent service!

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 9, 2021

Dear Rachel, many thanks for choosing and trusting us with your dinner plans. We're thrilled to know you had an amazing evening enjoying our food and excellent services, we very much appreciate your 5-star rating. Looking forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable evenings. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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amyp
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Location was ok, outdoor patio was nice. The restaurant next door was blaring music. Staff was pleasant.
Food was way over priced and just ok. Fish was fresh but nothing special, especially for the $45 price point. Drinks were super watered down.
I would not recommend this place. Sad we wasted our ‘splurge’ meal here.

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Rita
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

South beach for the foodie - excellent branzino and cucumber margaritas. Located in the heart of Ocean Drive so walking around after dinner was a delight.

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 14, 2021

Dear Rita, we're glad you joined us for dinner recently. Thanks for your wonderful comments on our excellent food and happy you explore the neighborhood after dinner. Looking forward to serving you again the next time you're visiting. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved or

A Fish Called Avalon
Responded on June 7, 2021

Dear guest, many thanks for choosing and trusting us with your dinner plans. We're all elated you had an amazing evening and very much appreciate your 5-star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more memorable evenings. Best 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 2533 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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