Let’s Eat

Like a Local

Food is at the center of family and friend outings, local culture and social scenes. These destinations paint a picture of the diverse palettes in and around Jacksonville.
For Waking Up 
Angie’s Family Restaurant
233 S Marine Blvd
(910) 989-1900
This family restaurant features country cooking for breakfast and lunch. Try their pancakes, omelets and grits today!
Helen’s Kitchen
2405B N Marine Blvd
(910) 455-9882
For over 30 years, this family-owned diner has been serving up down-home cookin’ for breakfast and lunch, including their famous homemade biscuits, pancakes and omelets.
First Watch
1631 Western Blvd, Ste 200
(910) 239-2086
This local favorite offers breakfast, brunch and lunch favorites, from traditional to healthy innovative creations.
Southern Harvest Soul Food
2355 Western Blvd
(910) 939-5379
Serving up breakfast and brunch Wednesday - Saturday, this local favorite feeds our community southern cuisine “Straight from the Heart of Mississippi”. Be sure to try their chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, and southern-style biscuits & gravy.
Around the World 
Wasabi Japanese Sushi & Cuisine
472 Western Blvd
(910) 353-8886
This modern Japanese gem features sushi, sashimi, curry, teriyaki, tempura and all the rolls you could imagine. Available for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery.
Liliana’s Colombian Restaurant & Bakery
4075 Gum Branch Rd #5
(910) 939-4072
Traditional Colombian cuisine served with love. They are open Tuesday – Saturday. Stop by and find your favorites, including empanadas, pies and belly pork. Finish off your meal with one of their amazing desserts, such as Tres leches cake or leche flans.
Marrakesh Mediterranean Cuisine
409 Western Blvd
(910) 219-0229
Family-owned restaurant, serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Check out their stuffed grape leaves, falafel, spanakopita, and of course, baklavas.
Filipino Cuisine
331 Western Blvd. C
(910) 333-9294
This local favorite serves up authentic Filipino cuisine, including lumpia, sisig, chicken curry, and halo-halo.
Elisa’s Place
610 Court St
(910) 346-1652
Open Wednesday – Saturday, this unpretentious eatery offers homestyle Caribbean fare, plus simple American comfort food. Don’t forget to try the jerk chicken and curry chicken!
Date Night 
Sake Asian Fusion
461 Western Blvd, #110
(910) 938-9666
Family-oriented Asian-style restaurant serving imaginative, colorful sushi rolls, hibachi, teriyaki, a variety of noodles and more.

Dewey's Bar + Bistro
720 Court St
(910) 333-0281
Paying homage to the original Dewey's Restaurant from the 1940's, this new establishment offers a boutique-style dinner with handcrafted food and drinks. There is also a courtyard side with TVs, games and the opportunity to meet new friends.
Hakata Teppanyaki, Sushi and Ramen
2553 Onslow Dr
(910) 455-8180
Enjoy the hibachi show, fresh sushi and delicious ramen, along with a full-service bar.
Flavor Hills
2121 N Marine Blvd
(910) 333-9518
Made from scratch, modern southern comfort cuisine with amazing drink specials. Be sure to try their bourbon-glazed salmon, crispy Brussels sprouts, and red velvet crème brûlée. Open Thursday – Saturday for brunch, dinner and Late Night, and Sundays for brunch and dinner.
Angry Ginger Irish Pub
1202 Gum Branch Rd
(910) 708-4673
This laid-back hangout features Irish-inspired dishes, a full bar, pool tables, darts, karaoke and live music. Check out their adjacent Garden Pavilion, featuring a brick-fire oven, full bar and heated outdoor space.
Casual Spots

The Grazing Tray
720 Court St
(910) 333-1415
Be sure to check out Jacksonville's first charcuterie-inspired cafe! This is a great stop for breakfast, lunch or some coffee with friends.

The Kettle Diner
300 Marine Blvd
(910) 455-7739
A NY-style diner with a southern flair! Established in 2001, this diner serves up a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ducks Grille & Bar
1207 Gum Branch Rd
(910) 455-9128
Check out this cozy setting for seafood and American fare, while enjoying their amazing wine selection. Check their website event schedule for comedy nights, DJs and live piano.

Mission BBQ
1638 Western Blvd
(910) 378-2662
Mouthwatering BBQ and classic sides with a mission to honor the military, police officers, firefighters and first responders. 

Family Night 
Plaza Del Mariachi
101 Parkwood Dr
(910) 333-9640
Authentic Mexican flavor from their tacos, carne asada, a ceviche bar, fresh guacamole and amazing drinks.
Pizza Bonez
754-A-D Ramsey Rd
(910) 333-0759
Amazing specialty pizzas, wings, burgers, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, over 35 arcade games and a full karaoke stage. Fun for the whole family.

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar
2109 N Marine Blvd
(910) 333-8516
This is a great local option for seafood lovers. You can't go wrong with their southern, home-style boils, raw bar, or Po' Boys.
Abruzzo’s Pizza
75 Balsam Rd,  (910) 939-5566 and
4200 Western Blvd,  (910) 353-3300
Family-owned pizzeria serving appetizers, salads, pizza, calzones and strombolis, subs, pasta and desserts.