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.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer full service catering both on and off site.
We offer a valet service Wednesday-Sunday
Riverside Trolley Fridays & Saturdays
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!
Two premium private dinning rooms available.
The Blue Fish Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
This is our favorite local restaurant and we enjoyed a Valentine's Day dinner there this week. The fish is fresh & delicious, and the sauces are very tasty. Its great that they have small portions that are not super expensive (although the small portions are not offered on special occasions like Valentines Day). I had the mixed grill & Anita had the lobster tail, and both were excellent. Our neighbor Matt is a chef there, and we have our favorite servers - Don, Katie, and Lauren, and we discovered a new server, Ryan, who was also great. Can't beat this place!
Hostess had to be asked twice to give us the table we requested. Finally did. Waiter was good but a bit overwhelmed by the Saturday evening crowd. Drink order a bit messed up but again he did try hard to satisfy.
Food was fantastic. Fish was fresh and cooked perfectly . Parking is still a challenge although they have a valet lot adjacent. Can be a bit noisy on Saturday night but thats part of the ambiance of having lots of conversations.
One of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville.
We went for the Sunday Brunch. Outstanding! Great menu choices and a small buffet on the bar with excellent accompaniments. Service was professional and friendly. Moderate price and a value considering the quality. Spacious table seating. Best seating is at the window to watch the Avondale people traffic. Would strongly recommend and we will be back often.
Wow! Loved the fresh catch options. The Old Bay Mixed Grill (fish, scallops, and shrimp) was phenomenal, as was the blackened snapper with lump crab, served over a bed of red beans and rice that was velvety smooth and jazzed with just the right amount of Cajun seasoning and heat. They also have an impressive wine list and a delightful dessert menu. We will definitely be back!
We ate at Blue Fish before the symphony and Austin provided outstanding service. Our seafood was delicious including the gumbo and oysters on the half shell which started our meal. Wine list remains very reasonably priced which is a big plus for us.. The only disappointment was the behavior of the 3 young ladies at the hostess stand when I arrived. They were not very welcoming or helpful and although there were several tables in the main dining room, seated us near the door by the busy stairs leading to the second floor. After the couple at the table next to us left, I asked to move to that table and they grudgingly relented, "after the table was cleaned off" which they did not facilitate. Finally, we sat ourselves down 10 minutes later after the table was cleared and things significantly improved from there. If we hadn't had numerous excellent experiences at Blue Fish in the past, we might have left the restaurant to go elsewhere. But we will be back because of the food and service.....after being seated.
We haven’t eaten at Blue Fish in several years. We were headed to a concert nearby, after dinner. Our reservation was booked for convenience. It turned out to be even better than we anticipated!
Our dinner companion ordered two appetizers as his dinner/appetizer. His first dish was oysters, prepared two ways. He said they were excellent. His second selection was scallops finished with a rich butter sauce. Once again, he really enjoyed those.
My husband and I ordered two fresh fish preparations. We shared flounder with a butter pecan crust and snapper with a crab meat and feta cheese topping. They were both prepared perfectly! While my husband preferred the flounder, I could never make up my mind which was best. I would order either one again, in a heartbeat! Our server was very cordial and attentive, without being overbearing in the least. It was a very pleasant meal. When we are anywhere near the neighborhood again, we will be visiting Blue Fish to try out some of the other interesting sounding menu items.
The food is really tasty! It's mainly seafood-oriented (as the name implies) so I can't speak to other menu items, but I've been here a few times and gotten the fresh catch prepared a few ways, very good! Service could be a bit faster but overall no complaints - quality restaurant at a reasonable price!
I had high expectations based on previous reviews and chose this restaurant because it was romantic.
We were there on Dec 31st at 5pm and the overall ambiance was less romantic and more of a bar vibe, with the game on and patrons having a good time.
The staff were very friendly and polite.
The ceviche was well balanced and flavorful.
The oysters were good and I was very impressed by how quickly the chef shucked them!
The Crescent City with Snapper, was unfortunately one note and I guess it needed to be a little more acidic and hot for my taste.
The desert was cheesecake brownie, but it tasted like a store-bought brownie with ice cream.
My wife and I had an early New Year's Eve dinner at the Blue Fish. This was our first visit and parking was easy. The restaurant seating area is relatively small, but has a nice patio for use in better weather. We were given a table next to an indoor pool that was quite cold and asked to be moved to a warmer location. We were given a table for two that was quite small, but adequate if you kept dishes to a minimum. We both had the crab bisque which was without doubt, the best crab bisque we have ever had. The biscuits served with the soup were also excellent. The main courses of crab stuffed lobster and prime rib were both above average and well prepared. Fresh sides of potatoes and seasonal vegetables were complementary to the meal. Too full for dessert, but the menu was appetizing. The Blue Fish represents very good value for the quality of service and food received. The bar is nice, but otherwise the ambiance was average at best.
We were very impressed with this restaurant. Our water was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was simply incredible. We were a party of 8 with different seafood choices - all WONDERFUL. The dessert choices were equally as impressive. YUM! Will go again if in Jacksonville!