The Blue Fish Restaurant

4.5
1493 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.
What 1493 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

KP
KelseyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JG
JimG
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

JP
vipJayP
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great appetizer menu with very tasty and fresh oysters.

RK
vipRodK
Jacksonville
59 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CV
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.

E
vipEatfood
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EL
EatLocal
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Nice outdoor seating.

CF
CandieF
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

NH
NancyH
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KS
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!

OT
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

TM
TinaM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EL
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.

J
vipJake
Indiana
9 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

L
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!

f
fs4569
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a delightful evening. A wonderful place!

OT
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.

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

Christmas Day

y
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Christmas Dinner

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We do not have a lot of family here so we took our kids out for lunch on Christmas. Staff and food were excellent. This was our first time here and we will definitely be back.

l
luv2dine
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Blue Fish, the food and service was outstanding. It was Christmas Eve, the food excellent from the appetizers to the dessert, and the service was first class all the way! We will return and soon!

QC
QueenChoochie
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas gathering with friends.

AT
AlyciaT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. If you want nice cozy and intimate dont go at happy hour. Very loud but they were just enjoying their drinks. Other than that great place.

K
vipKeith
Jacksonville
61 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with wonderful outdoor dining

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was an effort for them to be kind to us and we felt like we were bothering them by coming for dinner. We will never go back and definitely would not recommend this restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Susie was an outstanding waitress. My husband and I arrived before the rest of our party and she brought drinks and donut bread to make us smile. The peach sangria was perfect and the oyster scrumptious. My husband thorough enjoyed his burrito. Thank you for the complimentary dessert!

L
Lisak
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was really good, but the service was extremely slow

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s Birthday

TR
vipTricieR
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was great! The service was spectacular! We selected outdoor seating. It was pretty cold so I requested to move closer to the heat. Well my server, moved the heat closer to me. Made our entire dining experience fantastic. The food was magnificent. I will definitely visit again soon.

B
Brio
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We love eating at the Blue Fish and chose it for our early Christmas celebration with out of town children. Unfortunately there were numerous issues with our dinner. We ordered drinks and appetizers before dinner. We had finished the appetizers long before our drinks arrived. Our entrees were mediocre at best. Two entrees were topped with cold crabmeat and served with cold mashed potatoes. I’m not sure the crab topping was heated at all. Our waitress was busy and very pleasant, but we wondered if there was a problem concerning staffing shortage. We’ll go back, but if we have another pricey dinner like this one we’ll have to move on.

TH
TinaH
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Grace, was wonderful. She was very attentive and helped make us comfortable on a chilly night. When I made my reservation, I inquired if there are heaters available for the patio seating that can be specifically requested, and I was told yes. When we arrived for our reservation and checked in, the hostess told us our table was ready. I asked if it was by a heater, she said yes, then continued to seat us at a table that was not by a heater. I inquired and was told "the heater that would be here is not working and the mgr. is too busy to bring one from the back."...since we were on a time line for another engagement, we took the table. When Grace arrived, we told her our disappointment. We were offered another table, inside - where tables were too close for our comfort due to covid. We declined. Another outdoor table opened up and Grace quickly recognized it and started moving us. The hostess on the other hand (the one that said we would be seated by a heater) was attempting to seat someone without a reservation there. Grace nicely got us settled at the new table. The food was delicious....and we were warm.

SM
vipSandraM
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the back patio with the fountain!! So happy to have an outdoor space!!

WS
vipWilliamS
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
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.

OM
OlgaM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RC
vipRetiredColonel
Jacksonville
11 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!

FAQs

The Blue Fish Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1493 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.

Tweets by The Blue Fish Restaurant