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Fountain Room - The Blue Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL
The Blue Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL
The Blue Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL
The Blue Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL
The Blue Fish Restaurant, Jacksonville, FL

The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.4
4.4
2191 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar is located historic Avondale, one of Jacksonville's most prestigious neighborhoods. Just minutes from downtown Jacksonville, we offer the freshest selections of seafood in creative recipes, including a large variety of specialty oysters, great steaks, fresh catch, and nightly specials. Light plate options available for the smaller appetite. Jacksonville's best Happy Hour 3-6:30pm daily. Al fresco dining available on our patios.. Our wine list is quite affordable with over 60 wines by the glass. We have two full bars with a late-night upstairs club. We are upscale casual and perfect for business or casual dinners, with friends, family or date night. Full banquet facilities available including private dining rooms that seat up to 70.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 387-0700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Scott King
  • Catering
    We offer full service catering both on and off site.
  • Private party facilities
    Plan you next event in one of our two private dinning rooms. Offering a more casual lounge feel in our Elevated Avondale Room and a more formal experience in our Fountain Room looking out into our New Orleans style courtyard.
  • Private party contact
    Patrick Robinson: (904) 387-0700
  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville
  • Cross street
    Talbot
  • Parking details
    We offer a valet service Wednesday-Sunday
  • Public transit
    Riverside Trolley Fridays & Saturdays
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

  • Jacksonville

    Great for brunch

  • Jacksonville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Jacksonville

    Great for outdoor dining

2,191 Reviews
  1. LarryA

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to visit we will be returning soon

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  2. steves

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delish!! Will go back when back in Florida. Food was amazing

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience at Blue Fish for brunch. Nice selection of options, bloody Mary’s and Mimosas at excellent prices and the usual good service. One of the better values in the area.

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  4. Crytalou

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentine’s Day vibe, amazing food, and spectacular service. We will definitely be back!

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  5. Kingleon

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation for Valentines Day hoping to be a first memorable one. It was not. We were one of two couples not at the bar and our waiter was nowhere to be found most of the time. The shrimp was overcooked and it was not a good experience overall. The prices were fine.

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  6. RonaldS

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, service was good. I would go back. They have there own parking which is a plus in Avondale

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & great experience! We really enjoyed everything we ordered here!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was as expected great also

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  9. IslandFoodie

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistantly great food done to perfection. If you are a fish eater, there is a good variety of species and many ways to have your fish prepared. For nonfish eaters there are excellent alternatives, from pasta to other meats. The ambiance is great for couples, however, they accomodate groups. Reservations are very much encouraged. I only wish the wait staff would clear your dishes when you finish your courses. Tough to eat at a small table with dirty dishes stacked around you. It can get very noisy in the front dining room. When the weather gets nicer, eat outside in the courtyard for a quieter experience.

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  10. Nita

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating my birthday everything was amazing the waitress that food preparation was amazing

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  11. aintlion

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was not stellar. My steak was completely well done when I asked for medium but I was too hungry to send it back. I did mention it. The hot coffee was ice cold and had to be sent back and replaced. Ice water had no ice. The French toast, shrimp, eggs and corned beef hash were all enjoyed by my table. The service was very friendly but inattentive for example coffee refills were not offered. I love this place but it really let us down for brunch.

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  12. SethH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an great dinner at The Blue Fish. Everyone raved about the drinks and the food. The service was very good. We will definitely be back! This one is a keeper.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was made fantastic by our server, Tierra, and our seating in quiet spot for brunch meeting. Tierra provided excellent service and hospitality at brunch! I love Blue Fish and normally come for Happy Hour. But brunch is also great!

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  14. Anne

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous lunch at Blue Fish. Trout was amazing as was the shrimp and grits and their double burger. Our waitress who was doing double duty as the only bartender was so "on point". We will absolutely return for another fabulous meal.

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  15. Frequentdiner

    Salt Lake City

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mussels on the regular menu as well as the stuffed cod were delicious!

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  16. TinaT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got to sit upstairs which was amazing. Not as many people and not as noisy. Services was awesome and the food was amazing. Definitely a good time and would recommendf.

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  17. JimmyD

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Fish is the spot when you looking for a great variety of fresh fish dinners prepared to perfection.

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  18. Jaxlady

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner at Blue Fish in Avondale! Shrimp and grits and fried flounder were both exceptionally delicious. Ambiance was lit, laughter from the bar and a quaint street view from our window seat! Our server was attentive and checked in with us just the right number of times. Always a wonderful dining experience!

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  19. ElfrediaC

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This was the worst experience I've ever had at Blue fish I have been on many occasions the service was absolutely the worst We waited over an hour for food We had to ask for food orderd after wait staff attempted to take the order again I don't know what happened but it was not great Wait staff did apologize however it was not a pleasant experience to say the least

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our group dined at Blue Fish to celebrate my Mom’s 82nd Birthday. Everyone was happy with their food choices with 1 exception. Our waiter Cody did everything he could to accommodate our requests and had a great attitude! The pricing is good too. 7 people with cocktails and brunch was under $300. Highly recommend the Shrimp n Grits. Not recommend the Blackened Mahi. Fish was cooked too long and was dry. The first piece was returned but next piece was dry as well. They tried and I appreciated the attitude and effort. Otherwise meals were enjoyed by all. And the bread/loaf they serve is like a snickerdoodle cake is delicious. I recommend giving them a try and judge for yourself.

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  21. JohnM

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 4th visit in 2 years. Not disappointed ever and plan to revisit. We live an hour away

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here before and they did not disappoint. Food and service were great. Our server Richard was a gem. Oysters were delish as well as our entrees. Also thoroughly enjoyed the in-house cocktails. I'll definitely continue to be a repeat patron.

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  23. Table4

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was good. The shrimp and grits would have benefited by being heated, and the side salad was a scant serving. The bathroom door needs to be cleaned. We stopped on road trip from Florida. All in all satisfactory.

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  24. AnnE

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I wish that a quiche was still available. Other options were very good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was just OK. Second time at this restaurant, and it was not overly busy. Food took a tremendous amount of time to come out along with drinks from the Bar. Oysters were very gritty.

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  26. Kurtis

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful. Great atmosphere for a date.

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  27. Hoya

    Tallahassee

    96 reviews

    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Fish never disappoints. The service is always good and the food excellent, Our friends, who had never been there before, were very impressed and plan on coming back. We dine here fairly frequently especially since it is a 45 minute drive for us.

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  28. MichaelB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time at Blue Fish - and my experience left me wondering why I had never visited before. It was more upscale than most restaurants in the Avondale area, but not excessively so at the expense of comfort. The food was excellent (I had Chilean Sea Bass cooked perfectly) and the ambiance was bright and relaxing.

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  29. CourtneyT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was great, our Server Amber was awesome, courteous and prudent! The food was outstanding, highly recommend!

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  30. TabB

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Salt and Pepper shakers left on one of our chairs that the hostess missed. Very wobbly chair at our table had to take a different chair from another table for my wife to sit on. Despite that very good food and friendly service.

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  31. TomC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Richard was an awesome server.

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  32. JimG

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always very good. Ambience is fun. Service could have been better but we will definitely return.

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  33. JulieG

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Saturday brunch. We just moved here from Colorado. The neighborhood/street the restaurant is located on is the cutest! The restaurant is just ok—-you first walk in & there’s fountain out of commission on your right. I thought it was a bit odd. Had to use the restroom & it was super dirty. Like the walls, the door handle, etc. Super gross. Food was mediocre. My husband had the benedict flight. The english muffins weren’t even toasted. And the hollandaise sauce was almost the texture of whipped butter? It wasn’t hot & it was so congealed that it wasn’t the least bit appetizing. Lastly, they call themselves an oyster bar yet—-there weren’t any listed in the menu. Such a bummer! We were hoping to love this place.

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  34. AmberT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was sooooooo good! Michelle our waitress was the best! She recommended shrimp & grits soooooo good! Stuffed mushrooms were outstanding! My husband had grouper with crescent city topping delicious!

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  35. AprilM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was exceptionally excellent! She was very helpful and came to the table to check on us without us asking anyone else for anything. The food was okay, the crab dip appetizer was great but my goat cheese salad was lacking dressing and my husband’s Caribbean shrimp scampi didn’t have that much sauce. My Main Lobster wasn’t that good either. All in all the service and atmosphere was the best part of the night.

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  36. KellyCC

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible Christmas dinner at The Blue Fish. Their oyster selection is top notch!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our served was amazing after we sat for almost 30 minutes to get service. We had to ask another server if they could find out who ours was. I could hear him asking several people if they wanted a table. I don’t tend er her name. But she was great!

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  38. EthelRoscoe

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect place for our small family Christmas day gathering this year. (just 3 of us). We were seated in the back room which was quiet and intimate - perfect for my elderly dad. The meal of the day was mine dish of the lamb chops. They were outstanding!! The portion was large for me - 8 chops which were a perfectly cooked medium. They were so, so tasty. The plate was accompanied with a scalloped potato casserole and green beans with carrots. Our sweet waitress Mary was attentive and cheerful. Everyone in our room seemed delighted to be there enjoying delicious meals and surrounding company.

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  39. SeleneQ

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited on Christmas. Mary was amazing! We both got the surf and turf. Steak was perfect. The only thing that I would have changed is that the green beans needed to be cooked more and so did the lobster tail…it (the lobster tail) was pink and a little bloody. Hubby ordered carrot cake and loved it. We appreciate you guys!

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  40. Needlepoint

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Your Thanksgiving menu is great!!! Christmas menu not so much. Have your Thanksgiving menu at Christmas too. Like turkey, stuffing and ham.

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FAQs

The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 2191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Blue Fish Restaurant

3551 St Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Talbot
  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer a valet service Wednesday-Sunday
  • Public transit
    Riverside Trolley Fridays & Saturdays
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott King
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (904) 387-0700
  • Catering
    We offer full service catering both on and off site.
  • Private party facilities
    Plan you next event in one of our two private dinning rooms. Offering a more casual lounge feel in our Elevated Avondale Room and a more formal experience in our Fountain Room looking out into our New Orleans style courtyard.
  • Private party contact
    Patrick Robinson: (904) 387-0700
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