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The Blue Fish

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3551 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205 (Talbot)
(904) 387-0700
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting in Jacksonville and discovered a gem of a restaurant in The Blue Fish. Their happy hour is so much fun, a dozen fresh shucked oysters for $7 and I had an outstanding Osso Bucco off the bar menu for $6!!!!! The bartender Shannon is fantastic not only is one of the best bartenders in Jax, but remembers your drink... More 

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La Grange, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience. We were planning on another restaurant which turned out to be closed so The Blue Fish was recommended. Had two young granddaughters with us and though this is not the best choice for young children, the staff could not have been more accommodating to them. Loved the options of smaller or larger sizes. Great selection of fresh fish.... More 

Thank Holly H
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate a special occasion and really enjoyed it. The food was good. We both got the smaller sized plate and it was just enough food to feel full but not over do it. I have the tune very yummy.

Thank philstafferontherun
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is awful the restaurant smells even though its supposed to be in a better area loaded with finer dining. I will not waste my time returning

Thank Susie N
Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Oysters, Fresh Catch, House Specialties...everything I've ordered or tasted from friends plates have been pretty awesome. The atmosphere is choice and I love the neighborhood. Then maybe I'm partial since I once lived very close by. I wish I still did because I would be a regular to indulging in deliciousness and feeling at home. I can't say enough good... More 

Thank DesertZenRay
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great Server! Not an inexpensive place. Overall, the food: meh. The lobster bisque was just so-so. The Picky Eater had the whole fish (roasted) and I had the salmon. Both were okay, though terribly under seasoned. The calamari appetizer was excellent, though. We were so bored that we skipped dessert there and crossed the street to get it at Macarons... More 

Thank Harith R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there this afternoon and had lunch. My hubs had grilled Mahi and I had shrimp and grits . Both were equally delicious and reasonably priced. Our server Austin was fantastic! He educated us on the local beer and we were very pleased with his recommendations. We brought our daughter who had Mac and cheese which was also great and... More 

Thank Melissa B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The service lagged at first but it was worth the wait. THE FOOD! House oysters are excellent & cheap, then the blackened grouper with lump crab over red beans, rice & Andoille sausage was better than New Orleans, maybe with the exception of Mr. B's Bistro but they use 5x the butter. You must go!

Thank Brad S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A wonderful place for a drink and great food!!!!! Best oyster selection in town!!!! Small plate happy hour choices are varied and well priced. They have wonderful drink specials!!! The private lot is really appreciated in Avondale, where parking is hard to come by!!!!!!!!

Thank Jo Ann T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I took recommendation from my concierge and opted for bar seat. My server Amy, was very prompt. I ordered the Shrimp & grits, small plate. Extremely good. Honestly, the smaller size was more than enough but I could have consumed a bucket! Even the hot, fresh rolls didn't slow me down. Highly recommend in spite of rather long wait for... More 

Thank Mark S

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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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3551 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: (904) 387-0700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?