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The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1867 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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 1,867 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for Brunch

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

  • Jacksonville

    Great for Brunch

  • Jacksonville

    Hot Spot

  • Jacksonville

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Amazing happy hour but not good for a dinner.. The scallops were overcooked, the fish had no flavor, and the vegetable selection was abysmal.
  2. K

    Kimberly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I am a regular customer and usually receive the best service when I visit often for happy hour or brunch on Sundays, however the service provided by Jimma was less that usual. She was not very friendly, attentive and when bringing certain things to her attention that she’d missed she was not apologetic about.
  3. BW

    BeverlyW

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was awesome! Will go again!
  4. GA

    GlennA

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was ok but not fabulous. Service was good. Asked for outdoor seating because the noise level is so high you can’t have a conversation. We were told it would be an hour yet there was only 2 tables occupied the entire time we were there.
  5. PP

    PatriciaP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were dining prior to going to the symphony. The couple with us was new to the Jacksonville dining scene, and our dinner was a great way to introduce them. We were served promptly with plenty of time to enjoy our dinner and still get to the concert on time. The patio had a lovely breeze, and our evening was thoroughly enjoyable!
  6. OM

    OliviaM

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Not being from the area, we picked this restaurant strictly from the reviews. Very underwhelmed. Inside needs a face lift/remodel. Also don’t have any dairy alternatives for those with special diets.
  7. TS

    TomS

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  8. JG

    JimG

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are consistently good at BlueFish. Like everywhere else the prices are going up but still a great place.
  9. JM

    JoseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and great atmosphere and excellent staff
  10. CD

    CoryD

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed one of the best dinners we’ve had in a while eating out. I had the grouper with lemon caper sauce and it was delicious! We also had the Louisiana crab dip and I’ve been craving it ever since. Our waiter Robert was pleasant and attentive. I’m actually booking another date night here and i hope it’s as great as it was last time!
  11. KV

    KarenV

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The blue fish never disappoints
  12. T

    Toritee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience. We sat outside, nice area but really hot. Enjoyed the food and drinks
  13. RC

    RonnellC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was truly Amazing! I will be returning in the future.
  14. JG

    JimG

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch menu. Outstanding service. Cannot recommend too highly
  15. SY

    StaceyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here was wonderful. The food was delicious. Amy, our server, was very friendly and helpful with my choices of what to eat. I will definitely be coming back and recommending it to everyone I know.
  16. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was fantastic, this was our first time. It was a bit pricy and we sat at a table near the entrance door. I really enjoyed my meal and we had a great server.
  17. KF

    KnoxF

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance good service leads to awesome Friday night dinner
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious pork potstickers, goat cheese salad, and mussels!
  19. M

    Mrob

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish was fresh & delicious!
  20. HL

    HendricksL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a gem with nicely divided dining spaces that lend an intimate feel in a fairly large restaurant. The menu was varied and reasonably priced, and the food quality was excellent. Service was also very good. It is definitely worth a visit.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    My husband is tall and has long arms so we would have preferred a much bigger table. I think they should get rid of all those small tables anyway, because no one likes sitting at them.
  22. CG

    CGREEN

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food and service. Blue Fish never disappoints!
  23. KI

    KIANNAHS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my mother here for her birthday after searching for days for a restaurant and I’m so happy we chose The Blue Fish! Our wonderful waitress Mia was so patient with my mom and super helpful with my food choices(I’m a vegetarian). I would come here again and again, the food, drinks, and service were outstanding!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food need some seasoning. They are a seafood restaurant that should be introduced to Old Bay, Garlic Power, Paprika, Fish Fry etc
  25. MF

    MargoF

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal , and the most outstanding service I’ve ever received ! Our waitress , Jima , was “ above and beyond “ our expectations . Thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening with friends at Blue Fish !
  26. IS

    IreneS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only draw back is parking. It was raining which made the parking a bigger issue. Our business meeting was a Monday evening so the restaurant was quiet enough for us to have productive conversation.
  27. LB

    LunnettaB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We ordered our food and drinks at the same time. After about 20 minutes, still no drinks but our food came out before we got our drinks! We both ordered the blackened mahi-mahi and lump crab cake. There was barely any lump crab cake. Not even enough to taste the crab, just a sprinkle. Worst brunch ever! We will not be returning and will tell everyone about our experience!
  28. JG

    JohnG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of wine and foods with daily specials being excellent! Server Michele was outstanding as well. Is always a Go To spot for all occasions.
  29. RT

    RolandT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent customer service
  30. M

    Mickey

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Hostesses seemed like they didn't care and was rude when I asked to switch tables. A/C wasn't working and was very muggy in the restaurant. Food was okay, I wish it was still Sterlings.
  31. ES

    EstelaS

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The brunch items lacked any flavor. Meal began with an option of fresh fruit or donut bread. The fresh fruit serving contained watermelon that was a bit past it’s prime. The fried shrimp lacked seasoning. The breakfast potatoes were plain with very little seasoning. Biscuits were dense. Gravy was thick and pasty. Over all. Not a good meal.
  32. DR

    DocRRE

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    It was a birthday celebration for my wife. The service was wonderful but the ambiance was incredibly too loud based upon the table in our room that was entirely too loud. The food was large in portions but the seasoning had a strange taste to it. Nevertheless, it was a descent dinner. We will possibly try the restaurant again one day. Maybe…….
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Extremely slow service; waitress hard to find. Mahi and grouper were overcooked.
  34. AT

    AndreaT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Usual everything here is amazing, but the food really fell short this time around.
  35. w

    waxy

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Date night
  36. RM

    RMinardi

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Food was under seasoned (we couldn't taste any salt/flavor on our fish), crabmeat tasted metallic (as if it came from a can). Disappointing overall in my opinion.
  37. S

    Shadow

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Had a little trouble getting seated, but we worked it out. The waiter was good and the food arrived in good time. My wife thought her food was quite good. I thought my food was just OK.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I would rate 0 stars if I could, the whole experience was a disappointment. Hostesses tried to seat us on a table miles away from society, not kid friendly and food was below average. We regretted going there for brunch on a Sunday as visitors
  39. T

    Trvltripn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a fantastic find this neighborhood restaurant was one of the top five on my list to take my husband for his birthday and they did not make this an easy task to get through everything on the menu was looking and sounding so good and scrumptious. From the seafood choices to steak and on top of everything else desserts such as Cream brulee, strawberry shortcake and decadent cheese cake brownies! This was a great find and I could not be more happier especially being served by a wonderful waitress named Miss Candy. Great way to celebrate 🥳🥂
  40. JM

    JeffersonM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Poor slow service. Food was barely room temperature and poorly cooked.

FAQs

The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1867 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


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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