The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.6
1515 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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MarkE
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Family celebration. Every meal exceeded expectations!

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JoyceP
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Fish is always a good choice. They have many varieties of fish, and many ways to prepare it. The ambience is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome waiter chris and the bartender is amazing with a funny personality....food was perfection

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I really hated the soggy waffles. I couldn't eat them. Luckily, I had my chicken and the side of potatoes. Really disliked my meal. The waitress was awesome though.

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vipMarkW
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t eaten here on several years but the Saturday morning brunch was great fried shrimp and great coffee.

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Mike
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for Valentine’s Day dinner! Food was outstanding as was the service!

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vipPaulB
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was very well done.

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DavidF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a Valentine's Day brunch at the Blue Fish Restaurant. We were surprised that no efforts were made to recognize the holiday and create an ambiance around it. While eating our entrees our server informed us that we were entitled to either a fruit dish or slice of bread before eating our entrees...We ordered three eggs and smoked salmon and based upon the serving size it did not appear as if three eggs made it into the frying pan. My wife's eggs benedict was nothing special, rather ordinary. There were three of us and our bill came to just under $100. We would decline to eat brunch there again but will continue to eat dinners there should the mood strike us. Sort of sad but we felt people were just going thru the motions. Good luck.

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BillC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable about the raw oysters, and his recommendations on the specials were spot on!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We adore your Happy Hour. Nick does a fabulous job of preparing the oysters and Paul is a perfect bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My #1 favorite place to get oysters other than another local favorite seafood restaurant.

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vipFoodnazi
Jacksonville
65 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight, the staff goes above and beyond to satisfy whatever you want. Fast, courteous and accommodating service and delicious food.

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vippgg1313
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there twice now, food and service have all been first class

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ElfrediaC
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Blue fish is one of my favorite places this time things were a little lacking But I'll just count it as an off day I'll return again

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RochelleA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was a great day outside for brunch and $1 mimosas so we sat at the outdoor tables but for some reason whenever we go there for their $1 mimosas, it seems like the service to refill/re-up/replenish the mimosas once we are done with our previous one keeps getting slower and slower. I am not sure if this is something that is mandated to the servers/bartenders by management at blue fish but it calls for an unpleasant experience. If you are going to advertise $1 mimosas then we as customers are entitled to have as many as we want to in a timely manner or else don’t offer $1 mimosas. Just my 2 cents. Rant over.

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vipjustme
Jacksonville
51 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our night at Blue Fish. Oysters were great, however the flounder special wasn't as good as past specials we've enjoyed. The pear/candied walnut/feta salad was wonderful - we split it and it was plenty for the two of us. Service was great and they've added a wooden slatted "separation" from the check in area so that the small area where we were seated seems almost like a private dining room except we could watch the people strolling past. We did like that separation! We ordered drinks and would have gotten another round if we'd realized they were at "happy hour" prices - maybe that would be a good thing for servers to remember to tell diners who arrive during the time frame.

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Schmidters
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Blue Fish was a great brunch place to take my parents who came to visit for the weekend. We made a reservation and the table outside was ready for us when we got there 10 min early. It was great food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite restaurants. Nice atmosphere made better by opening the slide back windows that connect the dining room with their outside dining area. Lively atmosphere with nice art pieces on display. Good food with a menu that offers something for everyone, and our service was good. Even on a busy Sunday brunch they kept things flowing smoothly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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KelseyP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Thank you for a great meal Blue Fish! :)

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JimG
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is consistently good to very good.
Good service in a nice atmosphere.
We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped to celebrate receiving our Covid vaccine. The oysters were yummy and drinks divine. We will be back after our second dose!
Paul and Lillie are awesome!

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vipJayP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great appetizer menu with very tasty and fresh oysters.

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vipRodK
Jacksonville
63 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bluefish maintains The Best fish menu in Jacksonville. Top top waitstaff. Nice job !

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CarolV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

If you arrive during happy hour make sure you ask the wait staff about what is included.

The homemade Sangria is excellent.

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vipEatfood
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels were great... as usual. Cathy was our server extrodinaire

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EatLocal
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Nice outdoor seating.

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CandieF
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is outstanding and I love eating in the courtyard!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The restaurant was not ready for the amount of guests they allowed to make reservations. I have been here a few times now and it has been a good experience, but New Years was really mehhh. We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, then had to wait another 10 minutes at our table before anyone offered any sort of service. A good restaurant, but a bad night to go.

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NancyH
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good night. Food was awesome. Will return again. Great service.

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vipKimberleyS
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to spend NYE out with our family, but we were worried that with 10 people, social distancing would be an issue. That was NOT a problem here! We were put in a back room that felt private and intimate. The music playing was amazing and our server was funny and knowledgeable. Our food was delicious. We had NO leftovers! From my 5 1/2 year old kids up to my in laws, we all enjoyed our evening together and we are thankful for Blue Fin for making it happen!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
We were able to sit outside and tables were appropriately spaced

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at Blue Fish!! Will be back again and again.

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EatLocal
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of food and drinks at great prices during happy hour. We ate several dozen oysters and they were delicious. Great service and outdoor seating. We’ll be back.

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vipJake
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed brunch and the very reasonably priced drinks. Food was great. The free dessert at the end of the meal was a nice surprise

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Lisak
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice knowledgeable waitress! Food good and appropriate temperature. First time offered to send dessert home in go box!

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fs4569
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a delightful evening. A wonderful place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have the Blue Fish our Christmas dinner place to go for the last 2 years. The food and service was excellent. Patricia could have been more pleasant as our server. The food was great and family enjoyed everything. We will definitely be making the Blue Fish or special occasion place to.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas Day

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y2k1258
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were returning for the second Christmas meal in a row but we're sadly disappointed. The food was just okay. My husband is in a wheelchair and needed to use the restroom and they do not have an ADA Compliant restroom. When I asked one of the staff if they had a sign or something I could put on the door while he had to use the restroom she just looked at me like I was crazy and said no we can't close the restroom so I had to stand there and block door until he finished. We will not be returning

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The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1515 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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