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A Fish Called Avalon

700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220 (Flamingo / Lummus)
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Ranked #34 of 887 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $40
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 7th
Description: Overlooking Ocean Drive from the veranda of the Avalon Hotel is the 25 year old, acclaimed restaurant, A fish Called Avalon. Cuisine features local seafood prepared with a sensuous, tropical flair. An extensive wine reserve and full service bar naturally compliment our great food.
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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I had a large business dinner here this month and i loved the location in SouthBeach, but i wouldn't choose this place if you are staying in downtown Miami. They accommodated our large group on short notice and paid attention to our needs. Our appetizers for the table were perfect and the fish was fresh and well prepared. The wine... More 

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Washington DC, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best seafood on Ocean Drive. Albeit the most expensive, it is worth it. A bit "nicer/dressier/quieter" place to dine in South Beach.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

With the roots of the history going back to what Quinn's down the street was famous for. It is important to dine at a Fish Called Avalon. Bang Bang Shrimp good but not great, however The Octopus was grilled perfectly and if you want real Paella than this is probably 4 out of 5 stars, I mean its not from... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
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179 reviews 179 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We always come here when in Town. Our favorite restaurant on Ocean Drive. The best fish around. The orzo paella is to die for. A big dish loaded with shrimp, lobster, calamari, mussels, clams, etc mixed in orzo pasta. Serivce is always good and the outdoor dining is fabulous with the music playing right there. A must visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurants on the forecourts and ex foyers of the hotels on Ocean Drive are almost without exception tourist traps offering minimal quality. So we were surprised to hear of this quality restaurant opearating out of the Avalon Hotel. This place is light years ahead of the opposition. Its so good that its almost embarrasing to be on the same... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I understand as a european the culture is different in the US. But when I go to a restaurant (especially a restaurant as expensive as this) I like to enjoy my food. Unfortunately here I felt as if it was just a mission of a staff to get you out as quick as possible. Although this may be culturally normal... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Picked this restaurant based on trip advisor review. Have been to south beach before, but always fascinated by action on street. Outside placement of table made sure we saw all action. Food fine. Service good. Lot of choices on south beach. This is ok choice.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

A smaller restaurant with outdoor or indoor seating in the Avalon. There's a small bar just inside which served decent drinks. We enjoyed the baby greens salad, grouper, and snapper. Would recommend this restaurant if you are looking for good fish and a smaller, intimate venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had tried to get in to Joe's Stone Crab at 8:30pm but it was full with around 50 people waiting so we moved to find another Crab Restaurant - We came across this restaurant which had plenty of empty tables and crab on the menu at MP - We had a starter and asked the price of the crab which... More 

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Everything about the Avalon was spectacular - the food, the service, the atmosphere and the music! No one hustled you into have dinner - we just happened upon the magic naturally. Our dinner fare included homemade French onion soup, Caesar salad, and the freshly caught Mahi Mahi on roasted fresh vegetables followed by the Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée- all exquisitely... More 

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Additional Information about A Fish Called Avalon

Address: 700 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
Phone Number: 305-532-1727
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Eclectic, International

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