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The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1906 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

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 1,906 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for brunch

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

  • Jacksonville

    Great for fine wines

  • Jacksonville

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. JJ

    JeanineJ

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met for dinner on a Thursday before our daughter’s wedding on Saturday. We sat at a table near the Christmas tree which was very nice. Even though the restaurant was out of red snapper, it was fine as the swordfish was absolutely delicious. My husband loves all of the choices of raw oysters to choose from and had them all. There were 6 of us and from the fish and chips to the salmon, to the rainbow trout to the crab bisque and sock it to me shrimp- all was superb. Had a small glitch with the coca-cola as it was mostly carbonated water but quickly resolved by our server, Allie. We will be back any time that we are in Jacksonville to visit our daughter (and her soon to be husband)! Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar is now one of our favorites. Thank you!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    We are on vacation and ate at Blue Fish for dinner last night. Our server was very prompt and friendly, but grabbed my glass from the top to pour my water. My experience was immediately influenced from that point on. We ordered two appetizers - bacon jam scallops and crab cakes. The scallops tasted spoiled. The crab cakes were small but tasted fine. Our server continued to be attentive which I appreciated. Once it was time to order he took our order by memory. I was not worried about this but it clearly was an issue. I ordered a side salad which I never got. We ordered the Shrimp and Grits, Grouper and Swordfish. All dishes were fine but really quite average. We were not blown away by anything.
  3. r

    ron3084

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great as always. Candi was our Server and did a great job.
  4. AR

    AmyR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have found Blue Fish to be consistent in the delicious meals and excellent service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat upstairs in a set off room which made the noise level no issue
  6. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Thanksgiving dinner was very tasty. There were several options for each course so you could customize your meal.
  7. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was pretty good, but very slow. 20 minutes late sitting for our reservation time. Hour and a half to get our salads. Entrees came quickly after we "checked" on them. Waitress was good, just super busy with too many tables. Food was pretty good, good sized portions. Ran out of 2 of 4 dessert options. All of that said, the ambience was nice for a holiday dinner, and it was definitely better than shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning for hours. Will definitely be back for a regular dinner or brunch, maybe for a holiday. Big thanks for being open!
  8. FY

    FrankY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a holiday and they had a special menu, which was wonderful. Service was good and the food was excellent.
  9. RT

    RoyT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very popular local neighborhood restaurant which is enjoyed by many throughout our community. Very friendly and helpful staff during out holiday Thanksgiving fest. Highly recommend for an enjoyable dining.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating there, I highly recommend it. Food was great and the staff was very accommodating
  11. YW

    YvetteW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere during the lunch hour was just that. People engaging each other in conversation. The staff was attentive and the food was great. Overall presentation was a grade A!! Definitely will go back!!
  12. LG

    LanaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Nice location. it was hard to find parking that expected from Riverside restaurant.
  13. KF

    KitF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Had the fish n chips. Best I have had since moving to Florida .
  14. J

    Jebalicious

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our second time at the Blue Fish and is did not disappoint again. I did get a warm glass for my beer and used my water glass that was cold instead. Waitress was a little off. The grill did a great job on my fish and the topping of scallops and shrimp were perfecto. Oysters were nice. Wife had a salad and flat bread she enjoyed. Will definitely be back. The area was nice for a stroll before or after dinner as well.
  15. TA

    TonyA

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We met friends here for dinner. Service was great and it was a good night to eat outside. Food was good not great . However we would go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Perfect service. Great value.
  17. MP

    MichaelP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As regular customers, we are never disappointed with The Blue Fish. Whether you visit for lunch, happy hour, dinner or weekend brunch, the menu selections are awesome.
  18. LG

    LynneG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t say enough good things about Blue Fish. We went the night before as well for oysters and martinis. Great service, delish food, warm atmosphere, awesome shucker. Will go back next time we are in Jax.
  19. CT

    ChuckT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Reservations 10 days in advance. Arrived early. Still got the worst table in the place and the restaurant wasn’t full. Wine we wanted was not available so we selected another and our table was so small they had to sit it on a chair beside our table. Ordered fish prepared differently with different sides. The protein was fantastic but the sides were room temp. We did not finish our bottle so the waitress put it in a plastic target bag and said it was all she could find. What a horrible effort by all. Just looking around I could tell the employees are not invested in their jobs and I bet I know why! Will not be back.
  20. RB

    RuthB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Disappointed in the fish as we have previously eaten here and it has always been excellent but this time the English fish batter was somewhat doughy and the grouper with capers was over cooked and definitely not up to the previous standard we have had.
  21. JT

    JurneeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great !!!! Oysters were amazing as well !!!
  22. JB

    JulieB

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 9 people and the food was delicious. Everyone loved it.
  23. c

    ccr33

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The waitress did a terrific job, despite being assigned a lot of tables in various areas of the restaurant
  24. D

    Doll

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Richard was our server and was amazing as usual. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed a quiet, late dinner and dessert.
  25. GH

    GailH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great prices and great atmosphere. Love this restaurant and will continue to return over and over.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The ambience and food was great. We were seated outside in a patio but there were people smoking out there which was not great, especially when there’s a child with you.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love Blue Fish! You can choose your fish then choose the preparation - prepared exactly how you want it! We sat outside and it was very nice.
  28. V

    Victoria

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Living in the neighborhood for multiple years, watching the restaurant age with deferred maintenance has compounded to a less than desirable place to eat; which is really too bad. The food is often great and there are a few choice servers who work to create a nice dining experience, but overall, think we are going to forgo dining at this what was once a neighborhood gem. Need someone with a desire to make this place what it once was take over ownership. It has so much potential.
  29. DU

    DeborahU

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try a new restaurant and glad we did. We're not seafood people, but were able to find something both of us liked. The food was delicious and the specials were a pleasant surprise. We only looked at the menu online, not realizing there were also daily options. We're always looking for new places to eat. Definitely will return.
  30. PD

    PaulD

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Our server was knowledgeable and friendly!Most of the food wad perfect, except my Grouper was a tad bit over cooked. My wife also had Grouper and hers was perfect!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average nothing special
  32. TM

    ThomasM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Appetizer was so late they took it off the bill veal schnitzel special was extremely tough that’s what I get for ordering meat at a fish restaurant. Scallop appetizer with cream of mushroom soup was nothing special.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent as was the service.
  34. F

    Fwkg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very good. Outdoor seating in back had a great atmosphere.
  35. V

    Vicki

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok. Lobster ravioli wasn’t cold but wasn’t hot. Shrimp and grits say they have Cajun spices but it wasn’t noticeable in the dish. Crab cake apps were delicious as was the bread pudding dessert. We had reserved an outside table for 4 and the outside area is very nice but the table is too small for 4 people to actually eat at.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    diver scallops appetizer scallops woefully undercooked, nearly raw in the middle and scallops were much smaller than diver scallops. fried green tomatoes were excellent, best dish of the meal. mahi bowl was fair but sauce and seasoning was drab. grilled oysters were tiny and smothered in breadcrumbs but at least they were cooked. overall it was far from what i am accustomed to enjoying at this venue. service was good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Oysters were amazing my steak ehhhh… and presentation not so great. But it’s an oyster house … so they definitely got that part right on!! Calimari was great too
  38. MP

    MichaelP

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience. Happy Hour on the patio with perfect fall weather, oysters, mussels and a wonderful fish taco.
  39. J

    Joanie2

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were first seated near a very loud group. We requested a quieter area and we moved to a very quiet table. Thanks for accommodating us!
  40. TW

    TonyW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town to visit the Van Gogh Immersion Experience and decided to have diner in Jacksonville rather than wait an hour of so before getting home. My wife had a taste for seafood and we looked up the better restaurants available. The reviews for The Blue Fish were very positive so we made reservations for 6pm. The exhibit was a shorter duration than anticipated and we arrived at the restaurant over a half hour early. The staff was very accommodating and seated us immediately. We were completely satisfied with the entire experience. The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance and the food was well prepared, excellent quality and absolutely delicious not to mention, a fairly decent wine list! We would highly recommend The Blue Fish and fully intend to return the next time we are in the Jacksonville area. Kudos for a job well done!

FAQs

The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1906 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for The Blue Fish Restaurant

3551 St Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

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

  • 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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