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The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.3
4.3
1951 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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 1,951 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Neighborhood gem

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Seafood

  • Jacksonville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Jacksonville

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. d

    diningguy

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Not up to the hype. Food was acceptable, but nothing more. Service was acceptable, but nothing more. At these prices, both should be a lot better.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to Bluefish with family for my birthday. Food was very tasty. Fish and oysters were fresh and delicious! Great drinks too! The best part of our experience was our server! We had a 21 month old with us. She was very attentive to our table. Treating our little one as a special part of our party. Food came out very timely. She even pull a roll out so it could cool for our little one! As a result we had a very enjoyable dining experience!
  3. TO

    TheresaO

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was very good. Also, because we were there for lunch the pricing was reasonable for an upscale meal in a nice setting. Their crab bisque was incredible!
  4. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was wonderful. Service was not that great. This is my third visit and the other 2 was wonderful. Not sure what the problem was. Had to ask for pre meal offering. Never offered the after meal tray. This was Sunday brunch. Had to wait long time for drinks but noticed other table she had got theirs immediately along with pre meal offering.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the server was wonderful
  6. R

    Rota67

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our raw oyster appetizers, soup, & grilled fish entrees were excellent. Appreciate customers being able to choose preparation options for fish! The hot rolls were amazing! Our server was friendly & attentive. However, the $30.00 Lobster Ravioli I ordered “to go” was awful ! Smelled like dead fish, and tasted bad. The sides were under the fish & a wet mess! Shredded carrots & zucchini. On top sliced cherry tomatoes! Was very disappointed! I had a reservation, but we were seated right next to the busy doorway, while 2 tables on back wall were empty. Also, bathroom situation is unacceptable. One tiny space - toilet paper was on a spindle on the floor. The small “private” parking lot adjacent to restaurant is not monitored, so anyone can park there. Otherwise we love Blue Fish & drive an hour to get there once a month. Minor issues easy to address. They have outstanding fresh fish entrees & we look forward to returning.
  7. PD

    PaulD

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good shrimp and grits and lobster ravioli. Premium liquor selection suffers.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in DDDUUUUVVVVAAAALLL!!
  9. T

    Tabbytoo

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was great. Definitely coming back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was ok. Didn’t have much flavor. And our crème brûlée was cold. Overall ok but not the best for the price.
  11. R

    Robin

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiara (Tiera?) was GREAT!! Thank you to Sam(?)For noticing the sun, and putting up the umbrella for us. We didn’t even have to ask, nor were we complaining, but it made a delightful difference!
  12. D

    Dreamgal305

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner, quiet, not busy, attentive server drinks and food were great.
  13. CZ

    CarlosZ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good experience. Excellent service
  14. l

    laurinda

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Removed one star as out main dish had to be returned as it was not hot. Service was excellent however.
  15. JS

    JonS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Good oysters, good food overall. Good value. Service a little absent.
  16. F

    Foodie

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Very poor service from late seating to table service it is clear the restaurant is understaffed and mismanaged I was embarrassed to bring special friends for brunch from the moment we entered the building the staff was either apologizing or making excuses have been loyal patrons for years very disappointing l
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. Simply could not be better!
  18. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food and service were outstanding. Ambience was good not great. We sat outside in the patio area. The wine was ehh🤷🏻‍♀️ Our waiter was a 10 out of 10. Very helpful and knowledgeable but not to intrusive
  19. W

    Wife

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband's birthday. The food and service was very good. We will be back!
  20. SG

    SailorG

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Portions were large, and service was was great. Get the oyster sampler, you won't be disappointed.
  21. d

    dianeg

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We were seated as soon as we arrived but finally had to go to front desk since no one even came to our table for first 20 minutes. Good thing we were not in rush. Waitress send she didn't know they had sat someone at that table and she was waiting on customers in the back outside area. She was very attentive after she came to the table and they did offer complimentary fruit with our brunch. We've been there for dinner many times and had great service and meals.
  22. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The atmosphere, food and service was below par for a restaurant of this stature. The floor was extreme slippery and almost fell coming and going to into this establishment. We will think twice before making any reservations with them again. Not worth the expense!
  23. EA

    EarthAngel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I usually enjoy Bluefish. Decided to try brunch. Had the shrimp and grits. The shrimp were plump and fresh, but the sauce was too watery and the grits were hard. The patries were a nice touch and the waffles were wonderful...tender and moist.
  24. DL

    DonL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, served in a comfortable environment. What more can anyone ask for?
  25. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters from PEI were great! Our server was excellent and was very attentive All in all a nice Friday afternoon experience
  26. JA

    JACOB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing...everything was fantastic.
  27. S

    Stephan

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience! Took my wife here for her birthday and was not disappointed. We had a party of 8 and the service was top notch. Heather went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and that our needs were met and then some. We highly recommend Blue Fish to anyone looking for quality seafood and great atmosphere!
  28. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The sangria tasted like left over ingredients that needed to be gotten rid of. The steak was very chewy. The fish was good but sauce on top lack luster. The sided were basic and oily. The service was very good, but the food was less than impressive.
  29. MO

    MyOhMy

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to the Blue Fish last year for Christmas and was very impressed so we returned this year. We ended up sitting outdoors last year and, with the heaters they had set up, it was nice and cozy. The Blue Fish was still outstanding in so many ways this year. My son and his wife had the fried shrimp which they loved. My husband had a combination seafood platter which was good except for the flounder which was very dry. I had the broiled scallops from the appetizer menu as my entree and it was excellent. The salads were very good - especially my goat cheese salad. For dessert, each couple shared a serving of carrot cake which was delicious and HUGE. Can't imagine anyone eating that big of a serving by themselves. Although we had a reservation, we were seated upstairs where they had lined the windows with hightop tables. It appeared that it was set up as an overflow room, but we did enjoy being by the window and since there weren't many of us up there, it was relatively quiet. Candy and Hunter, our servers, were absolutely wonderful. We'll be back next year!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four ladies out on Christmas Day. Food and service were excellent. We were lucky to be seated upstairs where it was quieter.
  31. S

    Steph

    Jacksonville

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    terrific neighborhood restaurant. Our go-to for a good fish dinner but always for Christmas Eve. They adapt to service levels and share efforts. recommendations are always spot on. had the snapper with the rainbow curry preparation - totally recommend!!! YUM!
  32. SW

    StaceyW

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in all of Jacksonville and never disappoints. We have not made it a tradition to go every Christmas Eve!
  33. A

    Alfords

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Good brunch. Our waitress was super sweet and very tentative. The food was Luke warm but otherwise it was ok.
  34. m

    mikdoog

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came through with Oysters and Champagne for my birthday dinner and 9 friends! Thank you.
  35. EW

    EvinW

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We brought friends visiting from out of town. Everyone enjoyed the meal & the ambiance. A lovely evening!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great and energetic
  37. CJ

    CookieJax

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I've been there at happy hour and private events and always had a good experience, but yesterday at lunch was a disappointment. I will say the crab cakes were delicious, but all the other food our 4 top had was average or below. Server didn't inform us that they were out of salmon until we ordered it. The trout came with a scoop of bland rice and even more bland veggies. Others had the fish and chips, they looked good, but were also way under seasoned and bland. We will be back, but probably not for lunch. We had no alcohol and our tab with tip was $162
  38. g

    goodeats

    Charlotte

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service were very good. My only gripe is when I made the reservation I made it for the inside, but when we arrived we were seated outdoors. Fortunately they at least had a heater as it was pretty cool outside.
  39. DW

    DollyW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunchtime. Food was delicious, server was wonderful, atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.
  40. AR

    AnneR

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son took me out for my birthday. We started with a sampling of oysters to determine our favorite…then ordered a dozen of those. Very yummy. My entree was the trout and I wasn’t disappointed. We had brownies with ice cream for dessert (mine was free). We did this last year and I requested that we do this again…just my son and myself. Very rare that we get to spend time by ourselves! It was a very special afternoon. I’m looking forward to doing it again next year! Thank-you, Blue Fish!

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The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1951 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


Booked 31 times today
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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