Jacksonville Area

Restaurants in Jacksonville Area

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

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

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.

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

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).

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

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

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

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.