The Blue Fish Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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Foodie
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We came to Blue Fish because my guess was from out of town and he wanted some good seafood since he was in Florida. When I have come before it was during happy hour so I assumed that was taking place. When we was sat down we were given a regular menu and happy hour was not mentioned at all. So I thought that maybe they didn't do it on the weekend. It wasn't until I ran into someone in the parking lot saying that you can't beat their happy hour that I realize we were not advised of our full menu options. Other than that everything was good but talking to the gentleman he said he was done the same way 2 times until the 3rd visit he caught on to what took place. That would cause me not to want to come back at all. If we had the option for happy hour that should have been mentioned instead we were provided before me you for dinner as if that was the only option we had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood

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LisaH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I hadn't been out to dinner since February with this Covid stuff. As he is one if the at risk population, I wanted a restaurant that we could still feel safe at. I reserved outdoor seating and felt great about my choice. The staff wore masks and the tables were distanced. Lovely atmosphere in the courtyard. I had the fish of the day, grouper, in a curry sauce. My fiance had grilled swordfish. Both were delicious. We also very much enjoyed our ceasar salads that were NOT swimming in dressing as they so often do. The sangria was the tastiest I've ever had. The outdoor chairs are not the most comfortable, they could use a cushion for sure. But my overall experience was delightful and staff were superb!

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vipPete
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my second experience at The Blue Fish and this visit was equal to my first two months ago. This restaurant is simply wonderful, the chef is a genius !

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JohnE
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Date night with the wife and they put us in a storage room. Literally had stacked up tables and chairs around us and we were out of sight from the entire restaurant. Took forever for the wait staff to even know we were there. We’ve been secluded enough during all this, why do this to someone when they want to come out to your restaurant? We used to frequent this place but never again. This was terrible and made us feel like they didn’t want us to be seen or something. We had a drink and an appetizer then left as we felt totally humiliated to be shoved into a closet for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The appetizer was great! Main entree was alright.

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brian
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, drinks & atmosphere were outstanding. Only complaint would be our server couldn't keep the drinks coming fast enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rashawn was outstanding and the mussels are truly one of my favs! Thanks for a lovely even as always

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vipSandraM
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Disappointed that they wouldn’t take my OpenTable gift card for $10. They said it was rejected..

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has literally become my go to spot. I love it

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding seafood restaurant, I had the seared snapper with grilled asparagus and a cup of crab bisque. The food was excellent. The service was great; I didn't have to wait more the 10 mins for my table. Atmosphere was very nice. I sat in the outdoor garden. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for excellent seafood and a good surrounding.

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vipJaneJane26
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food here is always good. On this evening we were waiting for well over an hour and still no meals. Our wonderful waitress Navin had the manager come to the table, and he took care of it. So although frustrating, we will give them another try.

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CaroljoC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night eating outdoors. The food was delicious and service excellent! The fresh catch was grouper, and our server selected two thick pieces cooked perfectly.

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fs4569
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always very consistently good. Reasonable prices, a pleasant setting and a parking lot in a very busy area.

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vipAngel
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp and Grits were delicious!!@

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moving son into college and we found this gem of a restaurant to celebrate. Fantastic food and even better service. Everything was wonderful. I highly recommend this place...

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vipSandraM
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Rainbow Trout with veggies, it was fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and happy. Our waiter Hunter was excellent very attentive and personable

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Paulzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate outside and loved the decor
My server was exceptional
I wish I remembered his name as I will never recognize him with a mask on.
Highly recommend
I told everyone I worked to check it out

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PattiL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as alway! Nice & friendly staff. I checked Moderate Noise Level since it was Happy Hour, which was fine.

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vipPete
Kansas City
51 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wife and my first visit to The Blue Fish and we found the experience to be fantastic ! The service was prompt and the food was incredibly tasty , we will return .

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor atmosphere was great. Food was outstanding. Will definitely go back.

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vipyummy
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Went for Ciapino but limited menu due to COVID. Didnt matter everything was great.

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AnnikaO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here! Everyone is always so nice! Great place for brunch!

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vipAngel
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all the staff was so friendly and just a joy to work with. Food, delicious!!!

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LindaH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The crab cakes were small, but delicious. Prickly Pear martinis were tart and nicely sweet. We all got seafood and we were all very happy with our meals. Our server was knowledgeable and professional and our appetizers and meal were served within a normal amount of time.

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Gilly
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just enjoy brunch. I understand why side bar is down due to Covid but sure do miss it!

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JimM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Brandon, took excellent care of us. Between the Ceviche, Whole Snapper, Caribbean Shrimp Scampi and the key lime pie, are bellies were happy and full. Drinks were enjoyed before and after, downstairs and up. We'll be back! Masks were worn and tables were spaced apart to respect covid guidelines. Great night out!

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vipLynnS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant! The food was good, and service was excellent!

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Kobe
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We sat at our table for 10 minutes before anyone came over to us, then the waiter pretended it wasn't his section due to the fact we weren't serviced. The food was good and tasty, but I received the wrong order he repeated it to me when I ordered but didn't write it down, so I received the wrong food. But it still tasted good. Food was overpriced for portions especially the appetizer.

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vipritaw
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had an excellent experience at Blue Fish and tonight did not disappoint. Our waitress Grace was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, very personable. We started with the mussels and truffle fries which were delicious then had the shrimp, scallop truffle mac and cheese And snapper! Both were exceptional! Always an enjoyable experience at Blue Fish!!

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TallyDiner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jessica, our waitress is awesome. She knows the menu. Oysters Rockerfellar are the best

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very good experience! Staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurant quiet and relaxed.

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vipcherylr
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Always good service and good was very good - we eat often here

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ma1214
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Excellent brunch drink specials, can't beat a $1 mimosa. But my food came out cold. Definitely a fluke, I usually LOVE the place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with great food and great people.

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LoveFlorida
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened chicken dish was excellent. Service was great.

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vipFoodcrazyUSA
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit, first during Covid-19. Sat on patio, which was lovely. The food was excellent, again! Great service and cocktails too. Weeknight, during Covid-19, so far less crowded and quieter than previous visit (normally vibrant atmosphere!) Masked and gloved staff and socially distanced diners, so felt very safe. Love this place and love their food!! Plus they beautifully plate everything, so it's also lovely to the eye, in addition to the palate! Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were fabulous

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AliceK
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the waitress was knowledgeable of the menu. She totally took care of us.

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The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1427 OpenTable diners.

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