A Fish Called Avalon
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Orzo Seafood Paella for Two
Maine Lobster, Shrimp, Sea Scallop, Mussels, Clams, Calamari, Saffron Roasted Tomato Broth, Baby Spinach
Whole Fish of the Day
Grilled then Oven Roasted, Heirloom Tomato Fresh Oregano Vinaigrette, Basmati Rice
Award Winning Pecan Crusted Key Lime Pie
Fresh Whipped Cream
Great food but paella was a little soupy for my taste. Brazilian singer / guitarist was amazing.
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.
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.
Food and service were amazing! We went off of reviews and they were spot on.
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.
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.
Awesome! Alex the sever was AMAZING! The food Phenomenal! Key lime pie off the chain!
Went for our first night of our honeymoon. Food and service was amazing.
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.
Our server Edwardo was on point. We started with the scallops followed by a ceaser salad. We then ordered the best chicken I’ve ever tasted served with Asian green beans and fennel mashed potatoes…. Seriously, the best chicken. We would highly recommend!
Dear guest, many thanks for your raving review! We're absolutely thrilled you had your best chicken ever with us! Our chef and staff send their regards and thanks for your wonderful comments on the food and services. We look forward to welcoming you back, there is so much more to delight on from our menu. Best regards from A Fish Called Avalon.
Wonderful birthday celebration!! Highly recommend.
Dear guest, Happy birthday again from all of us! Many thanks for trusting us with your special evening in beautiful South Beach. It's a pleasure knowing we'll be part of your birthday memories going forward and a true joy knowing you loved it all. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.
Convenient location on the main drag, and they made a sidewalk location an oasis with greenery separating you from the sidewalk. The live entertainment was excellent, guitar and flute player. I had the Sea Bass which started out perfect, but was sitting in a bowl of hot broth, which overcooked the fish by the time I was halfway thru. The clam chowders was very flavorful and creamy. Next time I’ll ask them to hold the broth!
Wonderful food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere
Dear NoreenC, thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. It's a thrill knowing you had a perfect evening, many thanks for kind comments on our wonderful food, excellent services and great atmosphere. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable dinner experience. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.
Service was superb! I had the sea bass & my husband had the whole fish. Both were very good.
As my go-to dinner spot, A Fish Called Avalon provides consistently delicious meals and warm, professional service. Try the black pasta with calamari on the Miami Spice menu, or the macadamia-crusted snapper from the regular dinner menu -- both are outstanding! The staff aims to please, and they always cheerfully accommodate special requests with respect to meal preparations. Also, be sure to try their amazing cocktails, like the 1941 mai tai!
Dear Housemouse, We always love welcoming you here! Thanks so much for being a repeat guest and a fan of our food and services. Glad you tried the classic menu, new delicious Miami Spice items, as well as our 1941 Mai Tai and enjoyed it all. See you soon again. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.
Go, you won't be sorry and if you are it's probably you not them.
Dear Robert, thank you for putting your trust in us for a recent dinner. It's a pleasure knowing you had a fabulous evening and enjoyed all that we offer based on your review rating. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.
Food was delicious-seafood was so fresh; the fish (had the chili bass and the ahi tuna) melted in your mouth. The shrimp cocktail was amazing. The key lime pie was ok (too sweet for my liking).
The atmosphere is perfect for a date or special occasion dinner. Right on the corner, it allowed for a great vantage point for people watching. There was a live musician which was fantastic.
Service was ok-felt rushed. We got the bill before dessert (we didn’t ask for the bill yet). Waitress took her mask off to talk to us and cough (sounded like she either had a sore throat or was a smoker)-during Covid and the high case counts in South Beach, that wasn’t appreciated or professional.
Would still recommend for a delicious meal and a great ambiance.
Dear guest, thank you so much for choosing to spend your evening with us. We're pleased knowing you enjoyed your delicious mains, welcoming ambiance, the fantastic live entertainment and our unique corner spot on Ocean Drive. We also very much appreciate your feedback for improvement and have already implemented changes for a better experience. Thank you again and warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.
Excellent food and service! Bang Bang Shrimp,Octopus and Mussels “Delicious “ . Orzo Paella was different than traditional Paella but it was tasty with main lobster, orzo and a combination of fresh seafood cooked to perfection.Marvin’s service was exceptional with the detail of bringing the musician and sing the happy Birthday to my wife with the award winning “Key lime pie “ Thank you to the entire A Fish Called Avalon for an unforgettable night.
Dear guest, it heartwarming to see your very kind review of your memorable evening with us. It was a true pleasure celebrating your wife's special birthday, and best of all knowing we'll be a part of her memories. Thanks for your detailed raving review on our food and services, we hope to celebrate many more special moments together. Warm regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.
Delicious food and great ambiance. We’ll definitely be back.
Dear Rambo, what an iconic name! Many thanks for joining us for dinner, we're happy you enjoyed the delicious food and great ambiance. We can't wait to welcome you back for another memorable evening, there is always so much on the menu to enjoy. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.
From the curbside Hostess Podium to the dining room setup to the menus and the coordination of the staff, I was personally blown away. I wasn’t expecting much of a departure from the cliché tourist food that is served on most of South Beach. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism and class that the staff exhibited. The food was actually very interesting, creative, and a departure from simple concepts–adding a refreshing Eastern Mediterranean Flare right down to the hummus. Every dish was a new adventure in flavor and texture.
We started off with the Spanish Octopus and the Atlantic Wild Mussels. The Octopus was charcoal grilled and served with marinated fennel, Madeira squid ink reduction, and watercress vinaigrette that I can only describe as delicious! The Mussels are served in Champagne, shallots, garlic, lime, tarragon, and a touch of cream. Right about now you reach for the fresh-baked hot bread to soak up the insanely delicious sauce.
From there we requested that our waiter, Alejandro, pick our next 2 dishes and they were both instant hits. He brought us the Lump Crab Cake with Shrimp and the Bang Bang Shrimp. The Crab Cake was served with Remoulade Sauce, Baby Green Beans, Microgreens and was simply amazing. The Bang Bang Shrimp at this point was, without a doubt, the highlight of the meal for me, served with Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp, Brown Sugar Butter, Turmeric, Curry, Yogurt Cucumber Mint Sauce, Cucumber Peppers, Relish and will leave you wanting to come back just for them.
We asked Alejandro to surprise us with dessert. Let me emphasize that their award-winning 2019 National Pie Champion Pecan-Crusted Key Lime Pie will take your whole meal to a new level. Thank You, Alejandro, we definitely had a fantastic meal (arguably the best I’ve had in Miami). I already want to go back there. Great cocktails too, I recommend the 1941 Mai Tai. Our visit more than exceeded our expectations. I tip my toque to you Chef Kal Abdalla.
Thank you so much SoFloDining for this immaculate and raving review! We know our team has been in touch with a special thank you note. We can't wait to welcome you back. Best wishes from us at A Fish Called Avalon.
Orzo paella was like a soup but octopus was really good.
Dear Roca, thanks for dining with us recently and taking the time to leave your valued feedback. Best regards from us at A Fish Called Avalon.
We visited A Fish Called Avalon while on vacation in South Beach for my birthday, and it was wonderful. Service was fantastic, live music was beautiful, and the food was excellent. We will definitely return next time we are in town.
Dear Michael, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach for your very special day! We're thrilled you had a great evening enjoying our delectable food, attentive services and entertainment. All the best to the upcoming year, we wish you many happy returns. Warm regards from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.
The food was amazing! And great service! Our waiter was wonderful.
Dear guest, many thanks for joining us for dinner recently in beautiful South Beach. We're all thrilled to know you had a great time and enjoyed our delicious food as well as our excellent services. See you soon again for another memorable meal, there is always something amazing on the menu. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.
Great food & service. My birthday was a hit! Just wish it wasn’t raining.
Dear TiffanyJ, Happy Birthday again from all of us! Thanks for choosing our restaurant as your special place to celebrate, we're glad you had a memorable time. Next time, we'll have a talk with the weather person to hold those raindrops! . We can't wait to welcome you back for another great meal. Warmest of wishes from the team at A Fish Called Avalon.
Food and service were excellent!
Dear guest, we're glad you had dinner with us recently and even happier knowing you had a fantastic meal. Thanks for your kind comments on our food and services, the team sends their regards and can't wait to serve you again. Warmest of wishes from A Fish Called Avalon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic meal in a spectacular setting - wait staff was amazing
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.
Everything about this restaurant was worth the bill. From the drinking sparkling water to the food it was 5 stars. The wait staff impeccable.
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.
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.
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.
Every item ordered was delicious! 10/10 must try again!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Excelent service, the food and the wine were delicious.
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.
Wow! Amazing food and experience!!! Coming back!
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.
Truly amazing! The seafood paella is to die for! Jalapeño margaritas also yummy!
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.
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!
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.
Food was amazing! Live music was great too! Loved our experience
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.
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.
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.
Our waiter forgot to order our Branzino but everything else was fine.
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.
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!!
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.
Even though restaurant was half full when we arrived, service was slow and poor. Otherwise, highly recommend for food and location.
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 2539 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.