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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“I visit Black Sheep rooftop bar during happy hour Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm. They have some amazing drink specials. The views from the rooftop are breathtaking. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local watering hole that is fairly popular. Lots of beer on tap and good food. Unique combination of a club type atmosphere and restaurant.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local place for Asian small plates. Oh man, this food is gooooooood. So. Good. We love the Bahn Mi bites. Surprisingly, our two kids love it! They have two locations...Riverside and Neptune Beach.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“2.6 mi. - Riverside - For over a decade, this has been one of our favorite breakfast and lunch spots in Jacksonville. Specials change daily, and run from pumpkin pancakes to stuffed French toast, shrimp & grits, to traditional Costa Rican breakfast with chorizo & eggs, to omelets and breakfast sandwiches. The morning glory muffin is our long-standing favorite - ask for it grilled. Indoor & sidewalk seating available.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of my personal favorites for weekend brunch, or weekday happy hour. This place has a nice rooftop bar with cool views of the city. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“2.6 mi. - Riverside - Largest margarita list we’ve seen. The portions are generous, combinations are interesting, and staff always friendly. We especially like the curry chicken empanadas, sweet potato empanadas, and one of the vegan burritos. Many interesting combinations on a large menu.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“The best NY style and Chicago style pizza! Our favorite restaurant to walk to. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“great for food until 3am and fun bar at night! has corn hole and giant jingo outside. Outside seating and gastropub feel. BEST CHEESESTEAK IN RIVERSIDE!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great tacos! This was a food truck that turned into a brick and mortar restaurant, can't get more local then that! Check it out, you won't be disappointed. They have beer and are located in the 5 points area where there are many more places to grab a drink.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our family has been eating here for more than 20 years. Great indie family -owned business. Something on the menu for any taste.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“2.4 mi. - Selection of over 300 beers and nearly as many sandwiches. The desserts look delicious, but ask how long they have been in the case. Many beers, wine, and candies can we purchased for takeaway.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A restaurant perched on top of a building in Riverside overlooking the city. Enjoy a delicious dinner from their diverse menu and wind down the evening with a savory desert as you watch the sunset over the city. The rooftop lounge also offers some of the most creative cocktails in Jax that are handcrafted nightly by their staff.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“2.8 mi. - Riverside - This tiny venue offers up the best Spanish tapas in Jacksonville. We really like the homemade chorizo, mango curry chicken, and olives, but everything is good. Best tres leches we’ve ever eaten. With only about 7 to 10 tables for couples, it can sometimes be difficult to get in, so call ahead for reservations and then just show up. We hear they sometimes limite advance reservations to 50% of the tables, leaving the east for walk-Ins.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Iconic former dump now refurbished and autoclaved to filth and back now hosting guests alfresco in the new courtyard area. Great for people watching, lunches and dinners. Catch the late night crowd rolling in to sober up!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Good for either lunch or dinner. It's a burger and whiskey bar, so if you're into it, it's awesome.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“2.6 mi. - Riverside - We especially like the ginger chicken and pad Thai here, but it’s all good. Good vegetarian and vegan selections.”
  • 5 locals recommend