Jacksonville Travel Guide

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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 Campeche Bay in Jacksonville Beach. 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 Liberty 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 North Beach Bistro and the Ragtime Tavern, both of which feature live music.

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  • #1
    The French Pantry
    #1 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1106 reviewsTripAdvisor (1106)
    $ - $$ | French, American
    6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2217
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  • #2
    Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
    #2 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 535 reviewsTripAdvisor (535)
    $$ | Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
    4483 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216-5402
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  • #3
    Restaurant Orsay
    #3 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 930 reviewsTripAdvisor (930)
    $$ | French, American, European
    3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8336
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  • #4
    Moon River Pizza
    #4 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian
    1176 Edgewood Ave S Ste 2, Jacksonville, FL 32205-0814
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  • #5
    Southern Charm
    #5 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    $ - $$ | Barbecue, American, Seafood
    3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
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  • #6
    Metro Diner
    #6 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1846 reviewsTripAdvisor (1846)
    $ - $$ | Diner, International, Contemporary
    3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5302
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  • #7
    Maple Street Biscuit Company- San Marco
    #7 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1153 reviewsTripAdvisor (1153)
    $ - $$ | American
    2004 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3214
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  • #8
    Biscottis
    #8 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 400 reviewsTripAdvisor (400)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    3556 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8446
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  • #9
    The Capital Grille
    #9 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 342 reviewsTripAdvisor (342)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    5197 Big Island Dr St. Johns Towne Center, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7482
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  • #10
    Potter's House Soul Food Bistro Southside
    #10 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 239 reviewsTripAdvisor (239)
    $ - $$ | American
    11876 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-2918
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  • #11
    Green Papaya
    #11 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 400 reviewsTripAdvisor (400)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Fusion
    13141 City Station Dr # D149 River City Marketplace, Jacksonville, FL 32218-7235
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  • #12
    Carmines Pie House
    #12 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 236 reviewsTripAdvisor (236)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza
    2677 Forbes St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4224
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  • #13
    The Bearded Pig BBQ
    #13 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 356 reviewsTripAdvisor (356)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8627
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  • #14
    Hawkers Asian Street Fare
    #14 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 355 reviewsTripAdvisor (355)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Korean, Malaysian
    1001 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3907
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  • #15
    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    #15 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 914 reviewsTripAdvisor (914)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1201 Riverplace Blvd Crown Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville, FL 32207-9009
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  • #16
    BB's Restaurant + Bar
    #16 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 716 reviewsTripAdvisor (716)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1019 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8307
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  • #17
    Marker 32
    #17 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 438 reviewsTripAdvisor (438)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    14549 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32250-2301
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  • #18
    Ted’s Montana Grill
    #18 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 245 reviewsTripAdvisor (245)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    10281 Midtown Pkwy Ste 221 St Johns Town Center, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7445
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  • #19
    JL Trent's Seafood and Grill
    #19 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 217 reviewsTripAdvisor (217)
    $ - $$ | American, Seafood
    4553 120th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-4014
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  • #20
    Seasons 52
    #20 of 2,396 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 571 reviewsTripAdvisor (571)
    $ - $$ | American
    5096 Big Island Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7403
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