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“Does not meet up to Avondale Standards--obnoxious table made us leave”
Review of The Blue Fish

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Ranked #35 of 2,013 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Talbot
Jacksonville, FLorida USA
1 review
“Does not meet up to Avondale Standards--obnoxious table made us leave”
Reviewed April 24, 2010

Had a terrible visit to the Blue Fish. This was our second time dining here. Lunch the time before was far superior.
Sat outside next to a VERY obnoxious table who seemed more fit to be at a Nascar event than an upscale restaurant. Appetizers were mediocre. "Sock it to Me" shrimp were bland and tasted nothing like the first time we tried them...more like "Sock it to my wallet--half the portion of lunch and twice the price."
Asked management to quiet table down, were told "They are paying customers". As if all other 30 diners outside were not? All other tables were visibly angered as you could not hear yourself think much speak above the obnoxious clamor and tacky laughter. Will not go again.
Crossed the street to Biscotti's, where food is the way it should be. The Blue Fish may be busy now ,but if they do not make major changes they will not survive. Management did not even seem to care that we left before fully dining.
Also, on 3 separate occasions we have called the restaurant during open hours and they didn't even answer the phone. If only I could give it negative stars, I would.

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“My bf took me here for Valentine's Day... very romantic.. love the atmosphere.. he picked out a nice bottle of wine...”
Reviewed October 21, 2008

My bf took me here for Valentine's Day... very romantic.. love the atmosphere.. he picked out a nice bottle of wine.. food choices were good... will have to go back for round #2..

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Jacksonville
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“Terrible Banquet experience”
Reviewed August 1, 2008

This is the worst banquet experience I have ever had.

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islandgrl251
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“Our favorite place for any occasion”
Reviewed June 16, 2008

Sterlings is our favorite place for Sunday brunch. Prices very reasonable. Service is great and atmosphere is relaxed and elegant. Wonderful place for special occasion dinners !!

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“great avodale restaurant. havent been in a long time and may have fallen off in recent years.”
Reviewed February 19, 2008

great avodale restaurant. havent been in a long time and may have fallen off in recent years.

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