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What to Eat in Jacksonville

Foodie-ism is on the up-and-up in Jacksonville: The city welcomes new restaurants on a regular basis and the food truck phenomenon has taken over. Of course, there's no shortage of fresh seafood here: Try some of the region's signature Mayport shrimp at Safe Harbor Seafood Market & Restaurant in the Jacksonville Beach area. You can also sink your teeth into fresh fish served Southern-style at one of the region's "fish camps" – these rustic restaurants specialize in regional seafood and offer laid-back dining experiences. One of the most popular fish camps in the area is Clark's Fish Camp, a former bait and tackle shop that now serves a variety of fish dishes in a lodge setting that showcases the art of taxidermy. You'll find Clark's at the mouth of Julington Creek in Southside, about 15 miles south of downtown Jacksonville. 

You'll also have plenty of venues to choose from when looking for a more upscale dining experience. Ponte Vedra Beach is home to such popular fine dining establishments as Aqua Grill and J.J.'s Bistro. And Matthew's – just south of downtown Jacksonville – earns praise for its constantly changing menu and unique ingredients. Meanwhile, Atlantic Beach adds some funk to its flavors at places like The Fish Company the Ragtime Tavern, both of which feature live music. For a splurge-worthy meal with a side of fantastic views, make a reservation at Azurea, which is housed at the One Ocean Resort & Spa

If you're a fan of craft beer, you'll also want to devote an afternoon or two to explore the Jax Ale Trail. More than a dozen breweries are on the ale trail, which encourages visitors to earn stamps on the corresponding passport to score prizes, such as a koozie or a T-shirt. Some of the breweries highlighted along the Jax Ale Trail include Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewery and Aardwolf Brewing Company, among others. If you'd rather let someone else do the driving, consider signing up for the Jax Brew Bus, which makes stops at three local breweries over the course of the 4 1/2-hour tour.

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  • #1
    The French Pantry
    #1 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1147 reviewsTripadvisor (1147)
    $ - $$ | French, American
    6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2217
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  • #2
    Moon River Pizza
    #2 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 294 reviewsTripadvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1176 Edgewood Ave S Ste 2, Jacksonville, FL 32205-0814
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  • #3
    Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
    #3 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 588 reviewsTripadvisor (588)
    $$ | Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
    4483 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216-5402
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  • #4
    Southern Charm
    #4 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 272 reviewsTripadvisor (272)
    $ - $$ | Barbecue, American, Seafood
    3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
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  • #5
    Restaurant Orsay
    #5 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 969 reviewsTripadvisor (969)
    $$ | French, American, European
    3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8336
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  • #6
    Metro Diner
    #6 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1901 reviewsTripadvisor (1901)
    $ - $$ | Diner, International, Contemporary
    3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5302
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  • #7
    Biscottis
    #7 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 414 reviewsTripadvisor (414)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    3556 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8446
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  • #8
    The Bearded Pig BBQ
    #8 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 395 reviewsTripadvisor (395)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8627
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  • #9
    Maple Street Biscuit Company- San Marco
    #9 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1186 reviewsTripadvisor (1186)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2004 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3214
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  • #10
    Green Papaya Thai Cuisine
    #10 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 421 reviewsTripadvisor (421)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Fusion
    13141 City Station Dr #d149, Jacksonville, FL 32218-7235
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  • #11
    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    #11 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 935 reviewsTripadvisor (935)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1201 Riverplace Boulevard Crown Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville, FL 32207-9009
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  • #12
    BB's Restaurant + Bar
    #12 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 737 reviewsTripadvisor (737)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1019 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8307
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  • #13
    Hawkers Asian Street Fare
    #13 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 373 reviewsTripadvisor (373)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Korean, Malaysian
    1001 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3907
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  • #14
    The Capital Grille
    #14 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 359 reviewsTripadvisor (359)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    5197 Big Island Dr St. Johns Towne Center, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7482
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  • #15
    Marker 32
    #15 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 458 reviewsTripadvisor (458)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    14549 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32250-2301
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  • #16
    Seasons 52
    #16 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 591 reviewsTripadvisor (591)
    $ - $$ | American
    5096 Big Island Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7403
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  • #17
    Julington Creek Fish Camp
    #17 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 522 reviewsTripadvisor (522)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood, Soups
    12760 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223-2661
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  • #18
    Ted’s Montana Grill
    #18 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 257 reviewsTripadvisor (257)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    10281 Midtown Pkwy Ste 221 St Johns Town Center, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7445
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  • #19
    Carmines Pie House
    #19 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 254 reviewsTripadvisor (254)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza
    2677 Forbes St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4224
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  • #20
    JL Trent's Seafood and Grill
    #20 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripadvisor (228)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    4553 120th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-4014
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