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Award-winning cuisine, attentive service, and appealing indoor and outdoor seating make A Fish Called Avalon the ideal South Beach dining choice. Experience this Ocean Drive tradition once and you'll be hooked.

"I can honestly say, this was the best meal I ever ate in the United States. From the bread, sangria to every delicious bite of our meals, dessert, coffee to staff was an amazing experience. CAN'T BE MISSED! 
Myrna G. TripAdvisor


At 700 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, A Fish Called Avalon is perfect for romantic dinners, a family affair, or a night out on the town. Located in the iconic Avalon Hotel the setting offers an authentic, sophisticated South Beach experience. For over 30 years diners have enjoyed the Historic Art Deco setting and the creative menu.

Live Music

Tony Cruz!

From Flamenco to Pop, Tony entertains while playing flute, guitar and keyboard.

Join us for a memorable evening of entertainment and dining.


Located in Miami Beach's historic Art Deco District, we are proud to have hosted a long list of celebrities including Harrison Ford, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, and Guy Ritchie among others.

This celebrated South Beach landmark, has served as a backdrop for many films and photo shoots including Scarface, Miami Vice, Sidney Pollack's film Random Hearts, Old Dogs, with John Travolta and Robin Williams, and most recently Bad Boys 3 with Will Smith.

The 1955 Oldsmobile convertible parked in front of the restaurant stands as one of the most-photographed cars in America.

Chef Kal Abdalla

Chef Kal, executive chef at A Fish Called Avalon restaurant, began his culinary career at age 18. Drawing upon his skills and knowledge of cuisines worldwide, he brings layers of flavor and texture to modern American dishes that focus on seasonal, local ingredients.

A native of the Syrian island of Arwad, he grew up with an appreciation of the eastern Mediterranean’s bountiful fish, seafood and organically grown fruits and vegetables. With more than four decades of experience preparing haute cuisine, he is a master at delivering beautifully composed plates that focus on simple, fresh, perfectly-prepared ingredients.

With a background in French classical cuisine, Chef Kal offers diners at A Fish Called Avalon a satisfying range of styles, ingredients and cooking techniques. These reflect his broad experience aboard prestigious European and American cruise lines, and the sophisticated techniques and tastes he absorbed during travels to countries including France, Argentina, England, Ireland, Morocco and Japan.

As executive chef at The Forge Restaurant in Miami from 1983 to 2003, he accumulated significant honors. Among them are multiple DIRONA awards, Wine Spectator’s “Best Steak in America” and the Miami chapter of Chaine des Rotisseurs’ “Best Restaurant of the Year” award. During that period he had the privilege of preparing dinners for both of President Ronald Reagan’s inaugural galas, and participated in Johnson & Wales University’s The Distinguished Visiting Chef series.

His most recent accolades come from his peers in the culinary industry, who have voted him among the prestigious “Best Chefs America” for the last three years. Under his leadership since 2010, A Fish Called Avalon restaurant continues to be recognized for the superb dining experience that has made it a culinary legend in South Beach for 30 years.

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