Located in the luxurious Omni Hotel Jacksonville in the heart of downtown, elegant cuisine is served all day long including breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. With an upscale, but casual ambiance, prices are moderate. There is a European bistro feeling, with rich woods and crisp linens. American and Italian dishes prevail. Pasta, seafood, chicken or steak is masterfully prepared. Filet mignon is topped with a tri-color peppercorn demi-glace, and there is a grilled catch-of-the-day. A full bar is available, along with a selection of vintage wines.
Tucked into the JC Penney Plaza on the north side of Jacksonville, just off I-295, this restaurant offers both Chinese cuisine and a Mongolian barbecue. You can order from a menu or dine from a Chinese buffet that offers a wide selection of popular dishes. The Mongolian barbecue offers you an opportunity to choose from a selection of fresh meats, vegetables and spices and to watch your selections prepared on a table side grill. Decor is oriental, with soft lights, comfortable seating in booths or tables, and ambient oriental music playing softly.
This friendly, comfortable restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1982. The menu contains a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks and, of course, seafood. Here you can try something different-Florida gator tail-or stick with some of the seafood favorites ranging from mahi-mahi to salmon and swordfish. St John's offers a variety of seafood combination platters, as well as some all-you-can-eat seafood platters for the hearty appetite. Homemade Peanut Butter Pie is a post-dinner temptation.
Close to downtown, southwestern cuisine is a hit here. A daily happy hour from 5pm-6pm weekdays welcomes the after-work crowd and many stay on to enjoy the restaurant's elegant presentation of fine food, cheerful service and casual and warm atmosphere. Outdoor seating is popular on balmy evenings. Appetizers include spinach con queso dip, nachos, quesadillas, or fresh homemade chips and salsa. Dinner entrees feature grilled fish, crab cakes, pecan chicken, grilled pork tenderloin and steaks. The menu's "Massive Burritos", tacos and sandwiches are served with rustic fries.
127 First Avenue North Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Consistently voted Best Mexican Restaurant in Jacksonville, this brick and stucco exterior restaurant features home-style Mexican cuisine made from fresh ingredients, including chilies shipped from New Mexico and straight-off-the-docks local seafood. A heaping bowl of complimentary chips and salsa starts things off right. Choose from tantalizing fajitas, burritos, tamales and enchiladas, accompanied by sides of rice and beans. Or select mouthwatering steaks or seafood, including the catch of the day. A covered outdoor patio allows guests to enjoy cool evenings.
Guests at Motoga Japanese Steak House sit around large hibachi grills while deft chefs slice, dice, cook (and sometimes throw) food for their entertainment. Regular seating is available in the front, as well as at the sushi bar. A sushi bar offers 55 items for sushi fans. Guests can choose from traditional beef, pork, chicken and seafood dishes, or those prepared on the large grills, in teriyaki, tempura and yakitori styles. Soup, salad and appetizers are also offered.
The Loop has an upbeat setting with a casual feel. It manages to combine the quality of a sit-down restaurant with the convenience of fast-food service. The award-winning menu offers a range of options for everyone. Meals are made to order, from scratch, and still your waiting time may be only 5 or 10 minutes. Choose from California- or Chicago-style pizza. Traditional toppings can be mixed with more unusual ones including roasted garlic, jalapeno peppers or calamata olives. Giant hamburgers, sandwiches and salads round out the menu. If you're looking for something with a little more green, you can add soups and side dishes to lunch or dinner. Don't forget to leave room for one of the restaurant's famous thick malts or milkshakes. Beer and wine are also available.
This is a great combination of fresh seafood market and carry-out restaurant. An online menu allows customers to browse, call in their order and pick it up to create a picnic at home, hotel or beachfront! You can't dine at Robert's Quality Seafood, so pick up and take home your seafood selection. Picking it out is half the fun. Choose from a large menu, and place your order via e-mail and receive special discounts. Call for details regarding orders.
1986 San Marco Boulevard San Marco Jacksonville, FL 32207
Flavors from Spain and Italy have left quite an impression on the culinary team at Taverna San Marco, which is why there is a menu full of seasonal delights from the two countries. Fresh, local produce is used to create a menu featuring some truly mouthwatering concoctions. The pastas and brick oven pizzas are the highlights of the menu, and many frequent the restaurant just to savor these offerings. The Neapolitan style traditional margherita and soppressata are the pizzas you should definitely try, while the house-made fettucini and seafood linguini are just two of the many delightful pastas you could sample. If you stop by for brunch, prosciutto cones, banana bread, lemon-ricotta pancakes and mimosas are what you will get to gorge on. Even the renowned wine list captures Spanish and Italian flavors, which you can savor by the glass. You should definitely try these wines and the tap beers available during Happy Hour, in operation between 5p and 7p, Tuesday to Saturday.
With menu items like corned-beef and cabbage, or Fish-N-Chips, Shannon's Irish Pub is as traditional an Irish pub as they come. One of the dishes that cannot be missed here however, is the Scotch Eggs. A great atmosphere and great service definitely rounds out a a great overall experience.