The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.5
1456 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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vipWilliamS
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met Friends from out of town for lunch. Everything was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Set menu. Nice waiter, but very slow service. Food OK, not what I was expecting at a highly rated restaurant. Perhaps a regular menu/seafood servings would have been better. Disappointed.

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OlgaM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent delish Thanksgiving meal in the outdoor Cortyard, wonderful ambiance, excellent food, generous portions

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vipRetiredColonel
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Are waitress Aja was attentive but not intrusive. We were not rushed through our meal and were able to enjoy the food and conversation. The turkey was very moist and the pecan pie was homemade with pecan halves not pieces!

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vipHoya
Tallahassee
42 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blue Fish is always consistently good. Our server was courteous and they followed COVID guidelines which made us feel safe eating there.

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jacquelinek
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Whilst our waitress was attentive and polite, the management was definitely lacking and overall as a customer we left very unhappy. Firstly, after making a reservation we arrived to find our rather large table was in the corner with the swinging kitchen door! Needless to say on a Saturday night the staff were coming and going constantly behind our table and the door swung in out incessantly! When we politely asked to be moved as at that point there were still a few tables empty, the hostess was snippy and unhelpful. After the rough start, the entrees took forever to get to us after constant apologizing from our waitress. Having arrived at 6:15pm we ended up eating at 9. My companion's sirloin tips were hard, chewy and left uneaten. The snapper dishes however were good. Through this entire unpleasant experience we were never approached by any management. After complaining, our waitress did organize a discount on the entrees but when all is said and done, that did not compensate for the unpleasant night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were fantastic! It was a great evening with friends.

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JillC
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Fish has the best oysters in Jacksonville. The service was superb and the wine list is complete.

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BH1877
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu, bloody Mary $2.00, Mimosas $1.00 !

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ReneeA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always, and our server was very friendly and helpful with the menu.

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vipMike445
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and sitting outside was very enjoyable. Will definitely be going back.

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vipKyle
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A dozen oysters during happy hour is a great deal! Nice table at the open sliding windows made it very pleasant. My husband had one of the best fish dishes he's had anywhere! Great evening overall ~~. except for the VERY loud obnoxious female at the bar. The manager did go to speak with her. She should have been asked to leave ~ in my opinion as it went on for too long. Otherwise, a nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In love with blue fish and their brunch! I’m still thinking about the chicken sliders I had!

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TaraS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, sat outside in the garden. The ambience was great, food and service were excellent!

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vipParkCitySkier
Jacksonville
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Brunch is always great here.

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vipTricieR
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere.

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vipLilJimmy
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very slow and confused. They were busy though, and working in a mask can't be fun.

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vipMELISSAM
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Didn’t get offered all the pastries that I called ahead about but overall food tasted good.

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LanahL
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The restaurant has changed ownership several times and this is my first time since it became Blue Fish. I like the atmosphere but the place seemed a little run down... our table had damage to the surface so it should have had a table cloth on it because right away it affected the ambience. There was water dripping from the overhead are duct which they knew about because it dripped on my head while we were being seated. That being said the food was good and presentation was lovely. The choices were many, maybe too many to ensure it was all FRESH. Our server Grace was very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely give it another try and see if they have addressed any of these issues.

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vipLeslieD
Jacksonville
34 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have so much fun at Blue Fish! Grouper Boulebaise and lobster ravioli was delicious!
Best martini too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and we LOVED the crab bisque. Our main course came out a little cold, but other than that, it was delicious and a nice experience. The staff was very friendly.

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MKavanaugh
Galway
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy hour was great. The service is excellent and food very flavorful. The fish is fresh and offered cooked several ways. Definitely a go back to restaurant.

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CandieF
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch on the back patio! Huge portions so we shared. The bread and desserts were a nice bonus!!

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OmerD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good as always, service was slow this time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was delicious! Our waitress was not stellar, mixing up our checks a bit but overall nothing major. The kitchen was sold out of two of the items we ordered which was disappointing since our reservation was fairly early. (7:15) My biggest complaint would be that I reserved outdoor seating although when we arrived we were seated inside right beside the kitchen door. It was very distracting as servers constantly came in and out and on top of that the door was squeaky.

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JosephG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

disappointed. Too salty. Was there any oysters under the spinach on oysters Rockefeller?

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HaroldM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The blackened trout was outstanding and the Banana French Toast

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Small portion for the price. The food tasted ok. Nothing to brag about. I don’t have to go back.

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Foodie
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
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
4 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
52 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
22 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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The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1456 OpenTable diners.

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