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About The Blue Fish Restaurant

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 3-7pm 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.

3551 St Johns Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 5:00 - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Talbot

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 387-0700

Website:
http://www.bluefishjax.com/

Catering:
We offer full service catering both on and off site.

Parking Details:
We offer a valet service Wednesday-Sunday

Public Transit:
Riverside Trolley Fridays & Saturdays

Executive Chef:
Scott King

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour 3pm-7pm EVERYDAY!
Open Holidays.
Two premium private dinning rooms available.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate with your loved ones for the holidays at The Bluefish Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Open until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve featuring Stuffed Maine Lobster Prime Rib and Lamb Chops as well as our full dinner menu. Make your reservations now

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Day. Skip the cooking and let us do all the work at The Bluefish Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Specials including surf and turf, twin lobster tails and fresh Florida Keys Stone Crabs as well as our full dinner menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the new year at The Bluefish Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Great specials featuring Stuffed Maine Lobster, Surf and Turf, Prime Rib and Lamb Chops. Exceptional wine list and house made desserts. Also offering our full dinner menu.

The Blue Fish Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Scenic View (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Bit busy, but it was a Friday night. Our server, Katie, was busy, but very friendly and informed us about the specials. The crab bisque was excellent. I had the stuffed trout and my wife had her shrimp and scallops over macaroni and cheese. Both dishes were well prepared and full of flavor. The stuffed trout tasted even better the next day for lunch. Going back up in February and will go back to this restaurant for dinner again..

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Always reliably good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very good fresh fish selection. Reasonable prices. Great Service. parking can be a challenge

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Waiter Paul was fabulous, friendly, professional and attentive, just the right amount.
Our first time there was Thanksgiving, so, likely not the usual atmosphere or crowd.
Went with the Thanksgiving buffet, nothing fancy but good. The two of us enjoyed it.
Worth the drive for a holiday meal. For a higher priced menu and upscale area with a
reservation, was surprisingly more kid/family-friendly and loud vs. intimate/date-type atmosphere. Great place for larger groups, families and those wanting a seat at the bar.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Blie Fish for their Thanksgiving buffet. It was outstanding! Have been to Blue Fish many times but never had one of their buffets. Will definitely do again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great buffet for Thanksgiving! There were a variety of main dish choices including the usual Turkey and ham. the sides were great , including one of the best versions of cornbread dressing I have had. Service was good foe a buffet meal. we had a great meal and will definitely go again on a holiday.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Expansive buffet for Thanksgiving, good service, all good in spite of the rain

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We chose to dine out because there were only three of us. We lowered our expectations because how can you compare a restaurant Thanksgiving meal to a homemade one...well...we were very pleasantly surprised! There was a good variety of traditional Thanksgiving dishes and a couple of non-traditional as well. It was all good but our favorites were the baked mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, roast turkey Gravy and the macaroni and cheese...Very Good! If we choose to dine out for Thanksgiving next year, we will definitely go back to the Blue Fish.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Brunch at the Blue Fish. Our wait staff was incredibly attentive. The food was incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Four of us had dinner at an outdoor table with a heater. Grace provided outstanding service and we all agreed that our meals were exceptional, as usual. Two got the Mojo fish preparation with cod and the other 2 chose the blackened fish with crab. The fish chowder and fried calamari were enjoyed prior to the entrees. We like the option of ordering a small size entree which enables room for an appetizer or dessert. Happy hour wines for $4 and wine bottles starting at $25 are a very good value to compliment the meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Good overall. Nice open doors to sidewalk. Good parking.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding. The Thai Chili mussels and oyster combinations were great. The fact that they offer half portions for many dinners is something other restaurants should offer. Great food and Worth a drive

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Blue Fish was okay. I don't have any complaints, but I don't think I'll be back. There are restaurants on my side of town that offer as good a menu or better, a quieter atmosphere, and at least as much value for the cost. The service was excellent, and our lunch came out quickly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We did have to send our oysters back since there were shells in them. First time we have ever had an issue here.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My only disappointment is that they ask is this a special occasion. We stated yes a anniversary celebration on the reservation. Yet there was absolutely nothing done nor and mention of happy anniversary. So I don't know why they even asked if this is a special occasion. This was 16 years of marriage celebration and there was never a mention of even a free cup of coffee. So why do they mention it? It is one of our top favorite restaurants in Jacksonville but that was a mistake on the anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great evening to celebrate my Husband's BDay! The food and service were great! Must love seafood as I do!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We sat at the bar for Happy Hour (had wonderful oysters and fried mushrooms) with reduced pricing on drinks. Wine choices were a bit limited. I like Sav Blanc and the one choice they had was just ok. Food was good though. Then we moved to a table for dinner. One of us had the Whole Trout. Very tasty but difficult to eat. I had a side caesar salad that was large and delicoous. Overall, very nice experience and would recommend it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic as usual!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was terrible, dinner arrived before we were half way done with our appertizers.
Food was cold by the time we ate, sitting beside us as we finished our appertizers.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had the eggs benidict flight with a fried green tomato, shrimp and crab and of course the original.
Everything was cooked to perfection! The eggs were soft,, runny and decadent!
The fried green tomato was tart, crunchy and well seasoned.
The cookery on the fried shrimp was Five Star perfect!
Our server (Mark) was attentive, informative and never let my mimosa run dry!

My only knock was our table, in a mostly empty restaurant we were sat at a 2 top next to a staircase that had people going up and down constantly for a party they were having.
If our table had been better this experience would have been 100%!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Austin was our waiter- great service! Nice to have a local who knows the area and food. The meal was fantastic. Will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Whenever I'm in Jacksonville to visit, I have to eat at the Blue Fish Restaurant. I LOVE their Steam Oysters, and I get the catch of the day and have it Pecan Crusted

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Arrived early for 7:00 reservation. Checked in with hostess. Sat in waiting area. 10 minutes later same hostess asked if we are waiting for table. Had no clue who we were. Then, said all that was available was outside. We were seated and my wife’s chair was wet and got on her clothes. Then, we realized we were surrounded by smokers. We were literally sitting in a smoke fog. We got up and left without eating. Poorly organized and unfriendly.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Birthday celebration. Seems to be a trend of not bringing bread with dinner. We always have to ask for it. That's okay - when it comes after entree are finished we use it as dessert. 😀

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Their brunch was amazing

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service was great ! Was enjoying nice evening out with my wife , until they sat a party of 6 and a baby on top of our table. It felt as they joined our table ? ...
Other than that all was well as usual.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great as always!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Nice, modern atmosphere. Very attentive service. (Thanks to Donald). The food was good/ok but nothing special. Overall: Recommended. Fair prices.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I feel bad giving them this rating because we went on Labor Day . There were only 3 tables so we got there at a good time. As business picked up the servers were running around. There were only 2! And they were also playing bartender. We ordered oysters and those were good but our entrees were flavorless. I'm all about second chances so we will try going again but they kind of dropped the ball on this one.

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lovely fish selection prepared anyway you can think of. So fresh. Great oysters. Our go to place.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food & Service were good, however, I made a reservation 1 week in advance (for 2) and no tables were available except in the far back of the restaurant. I would've happily waited for a better table but was not given the option. I expect a table in the front part of the dining area when I make a reservation or at least the option to wait for a better table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food and service are always excellent. Fresh seafood selection and preparation outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Never a disappointment anytime I come here. Food always fresh and service good. The oysters casino is my favorite along with the Mac n cheese.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

I love oysters, and was pointed to the special of the night, which was the Wiley Point and Irish point, we are on a budget, and was never pointed out that these oysters were 35$ a dozen, we got 3 dozen which was over 100$ in just oysters.
I would have been happy with the dozen local that I was going to get, very unfortunate that our bill for 3 ended up being 203.25. We were never asked if we wanted dinner, I guess that was good, so all in all it took the wind out of my sails.
Food was good but the experience turned us off, and probably wont go back because of it.
Big bummer.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The sound level was perfect if you wanted a loud, rowdy, energetic happy hour experience. However, we went at 6.30 PM for a birthday dinner out, and the noise level made it nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. Great server; great food; the ambience was a big disappointment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 8, 2017

My $12.00 appetizer consisted of 6 oysters each the size of a nickel. Poor value and would not order oysters here again. My entree was well prepared. My perception of decreasing value at this restraint is based on the above appetizer that was presented to me.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 7, 2017

We had an anniversary dinner at Blue Fish this week. Made a reservation through Open Table and also ordered a floral bouquet with it for delivery to our table for our 6:30 reservation. The restaurant called at 5:45 to say that the bouquet hadn't been delivered as yet, worry, worry. But, it was there when we arrived. Very good service on the part of Blue Fish. The food and service were excellent, the atmosphere pleasant, and we had a very enjoyable "special" meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 7, 2017

First time was a charm. I like we could pick the way our fresh catch was prepared. We could also could pick the size pourtions. Got seated and server was there in a minute. First times a charm!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This is the third time we've eaten at The Blue Fish and each time is consistently wonderful. I especially recommend dining at lunch because of the fish specials they have that are very reasonably priced and delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. Our server was very nice, but we waited for a good10 minutes after being seated to be recognized and then he disappeared several different times for very long time intervals.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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