Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked one of the most value-friendly places to travel in the nation. With 22 miles of public beaches, adventurous excursions, art, and history, there are plenty of things to do. After spending some time at the beach, visit Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Jacksonville Zoo, or the Riverside Arts Market. Ready for a place to eat lunch or dinner? Here are some of the best places to eat in Jacksonville.
Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Store
Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Store is rated number one on Tripadvisor out of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville. It also received the Tripadvisor Travelors Choice 2023 award. Tommy Bahama serves American cuisine for lunch and dinner. They are known for having a great happy hour, live music, and great staff. Make sure to try their frozen mai tai, ahi poke bowl, or chicken panini.
Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse is rated the second-best restaurant of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville on Tripadvisor. It offers Brazilian and South American cuisine and offers gluten-free options for those who can't consume gluten. They are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and are loved for their Churrasco experience. This will allow you to taste a handful of fire-roasted meats, including chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, and pork, as well as other delicious sides.
Restaurant Orsay is rated third of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville by Tripadvisor. It is also rated number one of 12 European restaurants in Jacksonville. Open for dinner only, they serve French cuisine and offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. If visiting Restaurant Orsay, make sure to try their oysters, scallop crudo, escargot, lobster mac and cheese, pan-roasted duck breast, and more.
BB's Restaurant + Bar
BB's Restaurant + Bar is rated fourth of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville on Tripadvisor. Offering American and International cuisine, they are open for lunch and dinner during the week and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the weekends. They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options if special diets are needed. Enjoy happy hour pricing on drinks and snacks Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Staying for dinner? Make sure to try their tuna and salmon tartare, short rib stroganoff, or grilled fish B.L.T.
Metro Diner is rated fifth of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville on Tripadvisor. It's also been awarded the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2023. Open for breakfast and lunch, enjoy contemporary diner cuisine with vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options if needed. Metro Diner is a favorite for locals which means it's a great place to try if you're visiting. Make sure to try some of their most famous dishes, including shrimp and grits, the vortex burger, and meatloaf plate.
Biscottis is rated sixth of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville. Serving American and international cuisine, they offer lunch and dinner during the weekend and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the weekends. They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options if needed. November of 2023 marks 30 years of Biscottis in Jacksonville, and it is a loved restaurant in the community. Make sure to try the beef medallions, duck and brie ravioli, or chicken francaise.
Hawkers Asian Street Fare
Hawkers Asian Street Fare is rated seventh of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville. Offering Chinese, Korean, and other Asian dishes, they are open for lunch, dinner, and late night. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Asian street food offers bold flavors that have been passed down for generations. Make sure to try the Sichuan wontons, soup dumplings, Korean twice-fried wings, and crispy pork belly.
Julington Creek Fish Camp
Julington Creek Fish Camp is rated eighth of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville on Tripadvisor. Serving American Seafood cuisines, they are open for brunch, lunch, dinner, and late night with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Make sure to try the crispy calamari with pecorino and spicy tomato sauce, whole fried market fish, blue crab cakes with caper dill aioli, or low boil with snow crab, shrimp, clams, and andouille sausage.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Christ Steak House is rated ninth of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville on Tripadvisor. Serving American cuisine with a focus on steak, they serve dinner only and offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those who need it. With internationally inspired appetizers, try the goat cheese and artichoke dip, fried calamari, or veal osso buco ravioli. For steak, enjoy the New York strip, filet, ribeye, t-bone, or porterhouse.
Green Papaya Thai Cuisine
Green Papaya Thai Cuisine is 10th of 1,179 restaurants in Jacksonville on Tripadvisor. It serves lunch and dinner with Asian Fusion cuisines and has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options if needed. Visit Green Papaya and take advantage of their lunch specials from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy dishes like Hawaiian chicken, red or green curry, and sushi rolls.
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