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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Jacksonville

  • #1
    The French Pantry
    #1 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1074 reviewsTripAdvisor (1074)
    $ - $$ | French, American
    6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2217
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  • #2
    Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
    #2 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 502 reviewsTripAdvisor (502)
    $$ | Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
    4483 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216-5402
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  • #3
    Restaurant Orsay
    #3 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 907 reviewsTripAdvisor (907)
    $$ | French, American, European
    3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8336
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  • #4
    Moon River Pizza
    #4 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Italian
    1176 Edgewood Ave S Ste 2, Jacksonville, FL 32205-0814
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  • #5
    Biscottis
    #5 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 389 reviewsTripAdvisor (389)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    3556 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205-8446
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  • #6
    Metro Diner
    #6 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1811 reviewsTripAdvisor (1811)
    $ - $$ | Diner, International, Contemporary
    3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5302
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  • #7
    Maple Street Biscuit Company- San Marco
    #7 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1134 reviewsTripAdvisor (1134)
    $ - $$ | American
    2004 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3214
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  • #8
    Potter's House Soul Food Bistro Southside
    #8 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $ - $$ | American
    11876 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-2918
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  • #9
    The Capital Grille
    #9 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    5197 Big Island Dr St. Johns Towne Center, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7482
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  • #10
    Ruth's Chris Steak House
    #10 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 901 reviewsTripAdvisor (901)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    1201 Riverplace Blvd Crown Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville, FL 32207-9009
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  • #11
    Southern Charm
    #11 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    $ - $$ | Barbecue, American, Seafood
    3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
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  • #12
    Green Papaya
    #12 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 394 reviewsTripAdvisor (394)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai, Fusion
    13141 City Station Dr # D149 River City Marketplace, Jacksonville, FL 32218-7235
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  • #13
    Carmines Pie House
    #13 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 223 reviewsTripAdvisor (223)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza
    2677 Forbes St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-4224
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  • #14
    BB's Restaurant + Bar
    #14 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 707 reviewsTripAdvisor (707)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1019 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8307
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  • #15
    The Bearded Pig BBQ
    #15 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 324 reviewsTripAdvisor (324)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    1224 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8627
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  • #16
    Marker 32
    #16 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 427 reviewsTripAdvisor (427)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    14549 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32250-2301
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  • #17
    Hawkers Asian Street Fare
    #17 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 341 reviewsTripAdvisor (341)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Korean, Malaysian
    1001 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3907
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  • #18
    Ted’s Montana Grill
    #18 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 234 reviewsTripAdvisor (234)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    10281 Midtown Pkwy Ste 221 St Johns Town Center, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7445
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  • #19
    Seasons 52
    #19 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 557 reviewsTripAdvisor (557)
    $ - $$ | American
    5096 Big Island Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7403
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  • #20
    Taverna
    #20 of 2,347 Places to Eat in Jacksonville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripAdvisor (382)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3212
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