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A Fish Called Avalon

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Flamingo / Lummus
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700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220 (7th)
+1 305-532-1727
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really loved the atmosphere and the food at this place. They have indoor or outdoor dining, live music, and wonderful service. We had the mussels appetizer, the filet of Oscar, and the snapper dish with spinach risotto. All was very good!

Thank Heather H
New York
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196 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our fifth time at this restaurant, so obviously we think it’s good. In fact, we ate there twice on this trip. It’s an expensive place, but well worth the price. One recommendation: the portions are very large, so be thoughtful about ordering both an appetizer and main course. Our waiter was helpful, fast and funny. They have both... More 

Thank CarolnRobb
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in Miami for 2 nights and wanted to visit Ocean Drive and eat seafood. It's rockin' in Ocean Drive on a Saturday night. We ordered an octopus dish as an appetiser. We've had octopus in a few countries but this was the most tender I had ever eaten. Then or main course of Lobster tail.. Delicious. And music... More 

Thank LisaK-NZ
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here last night and it was awesome. It's the only restaurant on the strip that does NOT have someone pestering people to eat there as you walk by. Our server was Marta and she was great. She explained everything well, got everything right and didn't rush our dinner. The food was impeccable: the octopus app, the chopped salad,... More 

Thank steve t
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a tremendous meal with fresh seafood, good conversation and a stellar live band. It was Saturday night (7/9/16) and it seemed like the band played just for us, since our table was in front. The music and the atmosphere were outstanding, and even the dessert was good. I never eat dessert! Well, done AFCA!

Thank Maceo W
Syracuse, New York
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a quick weekend getaway our hotel concierge recommend A Fish called Avalon. After walking past numerous restaurant choices on Ocean Drive where servers and hostess were trying to get your business we were pleasantly surprised at this wonderful oasis. The food was wonderful and the service superb. We didn't feel rush at all. Enjoyed a delicious seafood special and... More 

Thank Joanne T
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Joanne, We are so happy to know that your evening with us was just perfect, and was a memorable part of your weekend. Thank you so much for mentioning the serenely gracious atmosphere that sets us apart on Ocean Drive. We appreciate your generous comments, and hope you will come again when you are next in South Beach. Warm... More 

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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avalon was just past some very noisy music bars full of rowdy millennials at an "advanced stage of refreshment"......it's good to people having fun but we didn't necessarily want them to share. However the place was fine and the noise stayed down the street! We had, inevitably, fish. It was superb as was my mixed ceviche starter served in glowing... More 

Thank Kapitanwalker
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your wonderful letter about the evening you enjoyed so much. We know that every detail counts, so compliments like yours let us know we are doing things right. It is great to hear that you appreciated our cordial yet professional service as well as our outstanding cuisine. Your recommendation means the world to our whole... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great athmosphere high prices and food ok. Seafood doesn't really smell fresh but you can survive it. French wines availables are a plus to me

Thank Wasaabi
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thanks for mentioning our outstanding selection of French wines. We appreciate your taking a moment to write, and look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel the Avalon became A Fish Called Avalon after 4pm. The food and our waiter was TOP NOTCH!!!We had the mussels to start. I had seafood risotto and my husband had steak and lobster tail. My pina coladas were yummy and dont forget the key lime pie was to die for!Thank you for the experience!!

Thank dtalarico521
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your note about the memorable dinner you had with us. We really enjoyed hearing from you and appreciate your praise of our cocktails and our cuisine. Chef Kal’s key lime pie is legendary and you are kind to spread the word about it. It may well be the standard by which all other key lime... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

some of my friends recommended this place to visit, who had been here before basically the only restaurant on the Oceans drive that worth every penny, you get 2x lobster for reasonable price, also, everything we tried was perfect, thank you

Thank Gábor N
ppinault, General Manager at A Fish Called Avalon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Heartfelt thanks for taking time to write, and for acting on the sound advice of the friends who recommended A Fish Called Avalon. We’re thrilled to know that we completely lived up to your expectations, and hope to welcome you again when you are in Miami Beach. Warm regards, Pascal Pinault, Food & Beverage Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $40
Seafood, Soups, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6220
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach>  > Flamingo / Lummus
  • Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
  • Phone Number: +1 305-532-1727
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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