Jacksonville Area

Restaurants in Jacksonville Area

Come for a hearty Sunday brunch—desserts are a standout, especially the blueberry-pecan waffles.

The restaurant dishes out southwestern food in a historic storefront—try the chipotle-doused crab cakes.

For dinner, book a garden table by the St. John River, and order the escargot with creamy garlic-saffron sauce and the house-made flatbread.

With its bare brick walls, flickering candles, and bubbling fountain, Columbia looks like a cellar bistro in an old Spanish town. Order a classic Valencian paella or Cuban roast pork.

The Southern restaurant does excellent grits and hash, but its shrimp-garnished Bloody Marys are the true draw. Enjoy live jazz weekends at the beachy and relaxed casual Café Karibo (try the chili prawns).

Enjoy live jazz weekends at the beachy and relaxed casual joint (try the chili prawns).

The menu features pungent Italian food, from garlic-rubbed crostini to rack of lamb.

This fun, beer-focused café has 20 on tap and 150 exotic brews by the bottle, including Lebanese Almaza; don’t miss happy hour or the hearty German sausage sandwiches.

The space serves filling Tex-Mex treats, plus local art for sale on the walls.

This 100-year-old family-owned restaurant dishes up hearty Southern grits-filled lunches.