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The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.3
4.3
1810 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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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 1,810 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

  • Jacksonville

    Hot Spot

  • Jacksonville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Jacksonville

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. JE

    JanaE

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Great food.

  2. AC

    AnnaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    My daughter and I went for an early dinner for my birthday. The ambience was a little noisy, since it was Friday Happy hour but the great food and exceptional service from our server Amy cancelled the noise. Ordered the fresh fish, Mahi with capers in butter sauce and my daughter had salmon in miso. Both were very fresh. The dessert special was the highlight of our meal, fresh beignets with chocolate and strawberry sauce! Highly recommend! We will be back :)

  3. MJ

    MaryJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The crab bisque perfection. The prices reasonable. And service professional and friendly. Jessica M. was the best . Friendly, helpful and engaging.

  4. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. The only negative was that it was quite noisy and hard to hear anyone else at the table.

  5. MP

    MarieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The crab bisque was wonderful as well as the entire of our meal.

  6. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This was one of the worst restaurant experiences we have ever had. It was shocking because we have been going here for years. Our reservation was for 12:30p and we waited for 15 minutes, finally seated at a table for 8, as a party of 4. The service was extremely slow, staff were spilling food and drink all over the floor and the food was inedible. We will not be going back.

  7. JR

    JamieR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    I ordered the steak and eggs breakfast. My steak was over cooked and salty.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took some old friends out for dinner. They remembered Bluefish from their last trip to Jacksonville and wanted to go back. Bluefish did not disappoint. Our reservation was ready when we arrived and we were seated promptly. Our waitress was pleasant and engaging. She delivered our cocktails quickly and made menu suggestions when asked. We were all very pleased with her suggestions and the quality and preparation of our meals. Despite it being a busy Saturday evening, we never felt rushed or ignored. There is a reason we visit Bluefish often and are never disappointed.

  9. r

    rick

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    the Blue Fish was recommended to me by a couple of my work associates, however we found the food to be average at best, was really disappointed since we were celebrating our anniversary

  10. EN

    EddieN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The location was good, a quiet small business district; the restaurant provided both indoor and covered sidewalk dining. The service was friendly and quick. The food we had, shrimp and grits, dynamite shrimp, fried green tomatoes, and herb crusted snapper was all superbly tasty.

  11. CB

    ChaddB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and the food was excellent, the service was awesome and we truly enjoyed ourselves!

  12. l

    like2eat

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good but moderately loud there- waitress slowed up serving simultaneous large group

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! Definitely recommend the Crab Bisque and the Calamari!

  14. M

    Masosa3

    Jacksonville

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall it's very good. The fish is very fresh and tasty. Sean did an splendid job in taking care of us. One thing that made it a bit uncomfortable was the AC temperature. It was too cold for our liking. Next time we will bring sweaters.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Service was poor Had to ask multiple times for several parts of our order Bread served after the meal without butter Part of the order came out late and was cold

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tables for two are too small. We had to juggle appetizers and dinner when it arrived

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was perfection!

  18. RD

    RogerD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tremendous dinner. The Maine Lobster Ravioli with shrimp was delicious.

  19. PB

    PaulB

    Jacksonville

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Hunter was the perfect server, there when needed but not there when he wasn't needed.

  20. D

    Demetrice168

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very good. The Grilled oysters we’re my overall favorite

  21. FJ

    FoodieJax

    Jacksonville

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Three of us had the snapper snapper and one had the trout. All the fish tasted very fresh and was prepared nicely! We also had a dozen raw oysters and they were a decent price. Our server was very attentive and checked on us regularly but was not hovering. We'll definitely go back and recommend to others!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    5/28/22 We had made a reservation and were seated right away. Appetizers of Crab Cakes were wonderful! My husband had seafood lasagna and said it was great!! I had the created you own fish and it too was fabulous!! We top it off with white chocolate bread by pudding which needed a little more white chocolate on it but it was super tasty. Service wad wonderful as well!

  23. AC

    AngelethiaC

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fresh and good!

  24. m

    matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good restaurant with even better sevice.. I recommend this establishment highly to those visiting the area.

  25. F

    Foodie

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Always nice a little slow on getting drinks out

  26. RR

    RicksReviews

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    There was no one at the door when we arrived and had to look for the hostess. Our appetizers and main courses were served almost simultaneously. The fish was tough (seemed frozen). The experience seemed rushed, the server took away our knives with the appetizer plates and then forgot to return with replacements. Our check was set on the table before the server had asked whether we cared for coffee or desert. Meh….

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    3 of the four meals were cold and had No flavor at all. One dish had rice that was not cooked.

  28. MH

    MaryH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent as well as service. Appreciate the nearby parking.

  29. CC

    CourtneyC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience1

    Service was mediocre at best. The food was nothing to write home about. I will say that the drink was good but it was hard to hold a conversation with it being so loud. We will more than likely not go back unless one of our friend or family really wanted to go.

  30. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice brunch experience. Food, service, quality…. All outstanding!

  31. ML

    MadisonL

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Great food! Oysters, crab dip, shrimp and grits and dinner specials were great. Service could have been better. Our waitress was very attentive, but had to wait awhile for drinks and food to come out and kitchen staff bringing food out were disorganized sending plates before fully plated. Would give another try again because food was great!

  32. AD

    AnaD

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Overall good, I would go back again. My husbands swordfish was excellently prepared. Calamari had too much breading in my opinion. Service was pretty good as well.

  33. N

    Nikki

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Appreciate the accommodation of added guest & time change to my reservation.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The quiche of the day was delicious and we got complimentary bowl of fruit and sampling of donut cake. Service was good and mimosas for 1.50 was a very nice treat!

  35. T

    Teresa

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Outdoor seating was nice. The oysters were disappointing, very small. Overall, the service was good, just sporadic. Our waitress was attentive at times and absent at other times. The arugula and pear salad was wonderful. The entrees were very tasty, but served lukewarm. We have dined here a few times and like the food, but things are not consistent.

  36. KG

    KarenG

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy Hour was great. Drinks were not watered/fruity down. Appetizers we’re good, not to filling to overpower delicious entrees

  37. AG

    AmyG

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    Overall, we had a good experience at Blue Fish. The food was good, overpriced for portion sizes in my opinion, but tasty. We had great service with a really nice waitress. Unfortunately, it was very loud due a couple of very loud gentleman at the bar. Their conversation and laughter could be heard throughout the entire restaurant. Several groups kept looking over at them, but they never got the hint. Our table had to practically yell to speak to one another. Also, when there was no toilet paper in the ladies room which is never good (there's only one stall and the sink and paper towels are outside of the stall). Maybe keep an extra in there so that people aren't left stranded with no options.

  38. B

    Bdubnjax

    Jacksonville

    105 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    I made a reservation for outdoor patio for Mother's day. It never mentioned that the outdoor patio was only for larger parties. There were only 2 of us and we got seated out front on the sidewalk. We did not plan to share our dining experience with every passerby. Our reservation was at 10:30 AM. That's when they opened. I ordered corn beef hash. I was told they were out already. Who would have eaten it already? The staff? Overall, it did not meet expectation for a Mother's Day brunch. It was an sverage brunch experience. It was disappointing as a friend of mine had recommended the restaurant

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Everything was great except for the computer going down. Had to wait an hour extra to pay before leaving.

  40. RB

    RobertB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food , ambience and customer service. Jennifer our waitress was awesome!

FAQs

The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1810 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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