BITE BY BITE

Restaurant Listings 2013

A comprehensive list of Northeast Florida restaurants by cuisine

Table 1, an American restaurant and wine bar in Ponte Vedra Beach, offers contemporary platters such as the ahi tuna poki topped with avocado, red bell peppers, scallions, sweet soy caramel and a wakame salad.
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Julia Achi of Zodiac Bar & Grille in Downtown Jacksonville offers a Greek salad plated with dolmas and spanakopita.
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Charity Wathen, Tee Bugarin, Mike Conley and Erin Whittaker of Uptown Market in Springfield present a chicken panini (left), Western omelet, a catered sandwich platter and spinach salad.
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Joey Monty, Destiny Browning and Shane McNeil of Timoti’s Seafood Fry Shak in Fernandina Beach display combo baskets of fried shrimp, fried oysters and the catch of the day.
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Barista Jermel Forehand of Three Layers Café in historic Springfield enjoys a cup of French roast coffee.
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Nicole Jones and Lauren Woinski of The Floridian in St. Augustine present a summer salad made with blackened shrimp, blueberries, cucumbers, quinoa, local cheese and a honey herb vinaigrette (left) and a plate of cornmeal-dusted fried green tomato bruschetta with a cumin aioli sauce topped with feta.
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Terra in the Ortega/Avondale area serves local favorites such as fresh sea bass with beurre blanc.
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Steamin', home of the steam burger and fat dog in Mandarin, offers a Cheesy Steamer, Mumba wings, Fat Dog and caramelized banana split served by Kyle French and Derek Huggins.
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Owners Kristi Kluba, Allison O’Connor and Bonnie Turk of Saucy Taco in St. Johns introduce a wide selection including the Saucy Fries (left), tostada, fried Oreos and the Saucy Taco.
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Ragtime Tavern Seafood & Grill in Atlantic Beach just celebrated its 30th anniversary. David Keys and Matthew Johnson invite you to try Andouille-crusted mahi topped with Cajun spices (left) and sesame tuna over fried spinach with ginger remoulade, red beans and rice.
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PLaE on Amelia Island offers modern American dining with local favorites such as the Tomato Party Salad with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and couscous (left); Veal Chop Oscar with lump crab and asparagus; and charcuterie with gruyere, Irish port cheddar, gouda, cured meats and dried fruit served by Ariel Correll, Courtney Platt and April Ross.
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Managing Partner Chad Munsey of Ovinté in St. Johns Town Center presents a plate of the Il Pesce Di Ovinté (left) and an heirloom tomato salad.
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Sherry Fasano, Laah Young, Shea Hansen, Mike Cook and Christina Rose of Mojo Kitchen in Jacksonville Beach carry the Whole Hawg, including chicken, beef, sausage, St. Louis-style ribs, turkey, pulled pork and beef brisket, along with sides of mac ’n’ cheese, baked beans and Texas toast.
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Executive Chef and Owner Tonino Di Bella of Mangia Italian Bistro & Bar on St. Johns Bluff Road South holds a plate of spaghetti amalfi with chopped fish, clams, mussels and shrimp over pasta in a creamy marinara sauce.
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Stephen Dimare and Chris Ingraham display a guava hibiscus popsicle, a strawberry datil popsicle and a foggy pork sandwich with a gorgonzola walnut salad at The Hyppo Café on S.R. 312 in St. Augustine.
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Alfredo Rosas, Alex Delgado, Billy Hutchinson and Richard Bolton from Fernandina Beach’s The Happy Tomato Courtyard Café & BBQ love the pulled pork plate.
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Lindy Loose at St. Augustine’s Gas Full Service Restaurant holds a jalepeño popper burger featuring two patties, cream cheese and panko breading (left) and a black-and-blue burger with waffle fries.
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Sushi Chef Leo Lin of Fusion Sushi on University Boulevard presents the chirashi, a plate of sushi and rice.
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Chrystal Ransom, Chef Walter Hemphill, Manager Chris Davezac, Chef Glen Franklin and Kim Mixon of First Watch in Mandarin display the bruléed banana waffle, French toast Monte Cristo and summer cherry chicken quinoa bowl.
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DOS Coffee & Wine in St. Augustine features specialty coffees and diverse wines.
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Chef Richard Powell, Christine Harris and Mimi Prejean of Da Real Ting Café Downtown present their signature jerk chicken with beans and rice, a plate of fried plantains and a glass of rum punch.
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Chef Arthur White of Savannah Bistro inside the Crowne Plaza near the airport shows off the buffet and a pressed Cuban sandwich and turkey wrap with sweet potato fries.
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Isis Gaugler, LaRissa Bruce and Sarah Brown of Carmine’s Pie House present their signature Train Wreck pizza and Carmine’s salad in Riverside.
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Jenna Cassel serves a grilled asparagus salad with blueberries, goat cheese and pecans at Café Nola inside Downtown’s Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
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Michelle Chaney and Jeanelle Hucker display an 18-inch New York-style pizza at Brick Oven Pizzeria & Gastropub in Fleming Island.
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Barista Claire Sommers Buck at Riverside’s Bold Bean Coffee shows off a croissant and latte.
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Biscottis servers Danny Stimson and Steve Pulsifer show off the mixed berry custard cake and the artichoke and prosciutto pizza in Avondale.
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Dana McCaull and Jim Kistler of Barberitos in Fernandina Beach present a basket of nachos (left), a fajita salad and a veggie burrito.
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Ariel Edwards of The Back 40 Urban Café in St. Augustine presents the triple chocolate Kahlúa cheesecake.
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Melody Rodriguez Burgos and Taylor Drury of Alice & Pete’s Pub inside Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra present a yard of Intuition People’s Pale Ale and Pete’s Designer club sandwich with ham, turkey, Swiss, cheddar, bacon, lettuce and tomato.
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BARBECUE & STEAKHOUSES

BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q

8011 Merrill Road, Ste. 23, Arlington, 743-3727

3303 San Pablo Road S., Intracoastal, 223-1391

1266 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 249-8704

1307 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach, 270-2666

2420 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 794-9424

4907 Beach Blvd., San Marco, 398-4248

10065 Skinner Lake Drive, Southside, 998-1997

10645 Philips Highway, Southside, 886-2801

5711 Bowden Road, Southside, 448-5395

5903 Norwood Ave., Northside, 765-1817

100 Bartram Oaks Walk, Fruit Cove, 287-7710

12620 Bartram Park Blvd., Mandarin, 652-2989

9820 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 268-2666

1765 Town Center Blvd., Eagle Harbor, 269-8870

5229 Jammes Road, Westside, 772-0050

705 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 783-1404

Bono’s has been slow-cooking all manner of meats, and serving them with tangy sauces, for more than 60 years. Folio Weekly readers have repeatedly picked Bono’s as their favorite barbecue joint in our annual Best of Jax poll, with baby back ribs, barbecue salad and chicken breast sandwiches among the favorites.

COTTEN’S BAR-B-QUE

2048 Rogero Road, Arlington, 743-1233

Fred Cotten Jr. has been offering his pit-cooked barbecue for more than 25 years. All the sauces are made in-house from original recipes. Cotten’s features moderately priced items in a 
casual atmosphere.

CROSS CREEK

850 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 783-9579

Steaks, ribs, burgers, Mayport shrimp, sandwiches, combos and from the pit: brisket, chicken, pork, turkey and “burnt ends” (our favorite!).

EMPEROR’S 
GENTLEMAN’S CLUB

Chef Jonathan Reap

4923 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 739-6966

This upscale steakhouse features steaks, burgers, seafood and wings.

ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE

4000 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 40, Avondale, 388-4884

Celebrating five years, this churrascaria (Portuguese for steakhouse) is the only Brazilian steakhouse in town. It features gauchos who carve the meat onto your plate from their serving tables.

GATORS BBQ

8083 Baymar St., Westside, 683-4941

Gators serves award-winning barbecue pork, chicken, ribs, turkey and sausage.

HARMONIOUS MONKS

10550 Old St. Augustine Road, Ste. 30, Mandarin, 880-3040

The American-style steakhouse features a 9-ounce choice Angus center-cut filet topped with gorgonzola shiitake mushroom cream sauce, 8-ounce gourmet burgers, fall-off-the-bone ribs, wraps and sandwiches. Karaoke every Mon.-Thur., with Dennis Klee & the World’s Most Talented Waitstaff performing every Fri. & Sat.

JACK’S BBQ

691 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-8100

This low-slung place has lured regulars and locals for more than six decades. The appeal is the old-fashioned pit barbecue, a tiki bar, a large wooden deck, a band performance space, and even a small swimming pool. 

JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE

2025 Emerson St., Lakewood, 346-3770

830 N. Pearl St., Downtown, 353-6388

5945 New Kings Road, Northside, 765-8515

For more than 56 years, family-owned Jenkins Quality Barbecue has served some of the best down-home barbecue around. Slather sauce on a whole smoky chicken or a basket of crinkle-cut French fries. All three places have a drive-thru.

MILLHOUSE STEAKHOUSE

1341 Airport Road, Northside, 741-8722

This locally-owned-and-operated steakhouse is a favorite among Northsiders, serving choice steaks from the signature broiler. The varied menu features seafood, pasta dishes and Millhouse gorgonzola, as well as homemade desserts. Live acoustic music is presented Tue. and Fri.

MOJO BAR-B-QUE

1607 University Blvd. W., San Jose, 732-7200

2012 BOJ winner

This funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta fried catfish. A full bottled beer selection is available.

MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR

1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 247-6636

2012 BOJ winner

This funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta fried catfish. Live national and local blues acts perform weekly.

MOJO NO. 4 URBAN BBQ & WHISKEY BAR

3572 St. Johns Ave., Avondale, 381-6670

2012 BOJ winner

This funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta fried catfish, as well as hummus, shrimp and grits, and specialty cocktails.

MOJO OLD CITY BBQ

5 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 342-5264

2012 BOJ winner

This funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta fried catfish.

MOJO SMOKEHOUSE

1810 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 8, Fleming Island, 264-0636

2012 BOJ winner

This funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta fried catfish.

MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ

4838 Highway Ave., Westside, 389-5551

10771 Beach Blvd., Southside, 996-7900

Monroe’s smoked meats include wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey and ribs. Homestyle sides include green beans, baked beans, mac-n-cheese and collards.

OMAHA STEAKHOUSE

Bite Club certified

9300 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, 739-6633

With an English tavern atmosphere, this Embassy Suites Hotels restaurant offers center-cut beef, fresh seafood and sandwiches. The signature 16-ounce bone-in ribeye is popular, and desserts include crème brûlée.

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

1201 Riverplace Blvd., Crowne Plaza, Southbank, 396-6200

814 A1A, Ste. 103, Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-0014

2012 BOJ winner

A consistent Best of Jax winner for Best Steaks, Ruth’s Chris serves Midwestern custom-aged U.S. prime beef, cooked in 1,800-degree broilers. Fresh seafood and live Maine lobster are also on the menu. An extensive selection of wines. Reservations suggested.

SHANE’S RIB SHACK

13546 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1, Intracoastal, 992-0130

Originating in Georgia, Shane’s has expanded all over the U.S. Burgers, pork, racks of ribs, chicken tenders and wings are served along with beans, fried okra, corn on the cob, collards and Brunswick stew.

SMOKIN’ D’S BBQ

110 S.R. 206 E., St. Augustine, 797-2050

Their motto – We’re open if it’s smokin’ – pretty much says it all. Ultra-casual, no credit cards, no alcohol, no delivery. But there is take-out – and outside seating on tree stumps. The Beach Basket, filled with three kinds of barbecued beans, is topped with a giant pile of your choice of beef brisket, turkey or pork. Serving until the food runs out.

SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q

1720 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 824-3220

2720 S.R. 16, St. Augustine, 824-3315

12485 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 288-7928

1976 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 272-4606

1923 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 786-0081

4434 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 777-0730

5097 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 737-4906

10840 Harts Road, Northside, 751-4225

2742 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach, 261-6632

12719 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 220-9499

For 30-plus years, Sonny’s has been a Northeast Florida favorite. Beef, pork, chicken and ribs are cooked in a wood-fired pit. Sides include Vidalia onion rings, corn nuggets, potato salad, barbecue beans and coleslaw. All-you-can-eat specials 

THE STEAKHOUSE @ GOLD CLUB

320 Gen. Doolittle Drive, Regency, 645-5500

2012 BOJ winner

Gold Club offers  lunch and dinner specials, as well as free happy hour buffets on Thur. and Fri.

STICKY FINGERS

8129 Point Meadows Way, Baymeadows, 
493-7427

13150 City Station Drive, River City Marketplace, 309-7427

A true Memphis-style rib house, Sticky Fingers slow-smokes meats over aged hickory wood. The menu includes award-winning ribs, barbecue and rotisserie-smoked chicken and five signature sauces. Dine indoors or out on the screened patio. Happy hour is featured weekdays.

TANK’S FAMILY BAR-B-Q

11701 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 23, Mandarin, 351-8265

Owned and operated by the Tankersley family, this place offers made-from-scratch Southern-style fare, featuring their own sauces.

TED’S MONTANA GRILL

10281 Midtown Parkway, St. Johns Town Center, 998-0010

8635 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 771-1964

Modern classic comfort food features fine cuts of bison: signature steaks, award-winning gourmet burgers served in a sophiticated atmosphere. Chef-inspired items include crab cakes, cedar-plank salmon, fresh vegetables, desserts. Private label Bison Ridge wines are served.

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

550 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, 213-1000

Texas Roadhouse specializes in steaks and ribs, seafood and chops. The atmospheres casual and family-friendly.  specials are featured, and there’s a  happy hour, ice-cold beer and legendary margaritas.

III FORKS PRIME STEAKHOUSE

9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 111, Tapestry Park, 928-9277

III Forks offers a contemporary evolution of the classic steakhouse, updated and stylish with a savvy menu featuring USDA prime beef, seafood, distinctive wine and local favorites. More than 1,500 wines are available. Dine indoors or out on the patio.

TOMBO’S BACKPORCH BARBECUE

8929 Philips Highway, Southside, 363-0990

Tombo’s shiny new tin roof says BBQ! and the tried-and-true menu doesn’t disappoint, offering low-fat dishes like barbecue salad, and a full breakfast menu. Tombo’s will also smoke your hogs, hams, deer and turkeys when you bring ’em in.

WOODY’S BAR-B-Q

8206 Philips Highway, Ste. 25, Southside, 265-0066

5930 Powers Ave., Lakewood, 739-7427

1638 University Blvd. S., Southside, 721-8836

474323 S.R. 200, Yulee, 206-4046

8540 Argyle Forest Blvd., Argyle, 772-7675

950 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 1, Orange Park, 272-1419

226 Solana Road, Ste. 1, Palm Valley, 280-1110

135 Jenkins St., Ste. 106, St. Augustine Beach, 
819-8880

1301 N. Orange Ave., Green Cove Springs, 284-1014

1482 S. Sixth St., Macclenny, 259-5800

Woody’s Bar-B-Q features barbecue plates, barbecue salads and popular pulled pork sandwiches. Along with lunch and dinner specials, there are several all-you-can-eat specials. 

BRITISH & IRISH

ANN O’MALLEY’S DELI & PUB

23 Orange St., St. Augustine, 825-4040

Located across from the Old City Gates, Ann O’Malley’s serves a casual menu of soups, salads and sandwiches – favorites include the Reuben and the chicken salad – with familiar, friendly service. Dine indoors or out on the porch. Irish beers on tap. Open mic is every  trivia every Thur., and there’s live music on weekends.

BARLEY REPUBLIC IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE

48 Spanish St., St. Augustine, 547-2023

This Irish bar and pub in historic downtown offers traditional burgers and sandwiches as well as Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Wine and more than 50 beers are served. Live music on weekends.

THE BRITISH PUB

213 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 810-5111

This traditional British pub offers darts and serves ale, beer and wine, as well as traditional meat pies, Cornish pasties and sausage rolls. Varieties of authentic British food and candies are sold at the shop within.

CULHANE’S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE

967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595

Bite Club certified

An upscale Irish pub and restaurant owned and managed by four sisters from County Limerick, Ireland, Culhane’s menu includes favorites like shepherd’s pie and corned beef, and their gastro pub menu takes customers to new culinary heights.

DONOVAN’S IRISH PUB

7440 U.S. 1 N., Ste. 108, St. Augustine,
829-0000

Donovan’s features a mix of classic Irish entrées and traditional American dinners, as well as appetizers and pub grub. Irish beers and whiskeys are served. Six HDTVs and Wii are available.

FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

Ste. 176, The Jacksonville Landing, 374-1547

2012 BOJ winner

This pub offers casual dining with an uptown Irish atmosphere, serving fish and chips, Guinness lamb stew and black-and-tan brownies. Live music is featured.

FLY’S TIE IRISH PUB

177 Sailfish Drive E., Atlantic Beach, 246-4293

2012 BOJ winner

If Rachael Allen and Johnny Cash had a baby and he grew up to be a chef, this would be his menu: variations on corned beef hash, black and white puddings, bangers and mash.

THE KING’S HEAD BRITISH PUB

6460 U.S. 1 N., St. Augustine, 823-9787

Owner Ann Dyke and her staff serve British draught beers and cider in 20-ounce Imperial pints in an authentic pub setting. A repeat Best of Jax winner for Best Neighborhood Bar, King’s Head serves Cornish pasties, and fish and chips. Located north of the airport on U.S. 1. Look for the red double-decker bus out front.

LYNCH’S IRISH PUB

514 N. First St., Jax Beach, 249-5181

A Beaches landmark, Lynch’s serves a fresh green menu: corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips. There are 50 imported and domestic draft beers on tap. Live entertainment is featured every evening.

MEEHAN’S IRISH PUB & SEAFOOD HOUSE

20 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, 810-1923

This pub, just south of the old fort, offers burgers, traditional pub fare, seafood and a raw bar, along with signature dishes including steak O’Shay’s, Dubliner chicken and Irish Benedict.

MULLIGAN’S PUB

45 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-1506

The Irish pub, at the Hilton Garden Inn, offers a variety of favorites and Irish dishes. A full bar is served, including Guinness.

O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB

1521 Margaret St., Riverside, 854-9300

The restaurant features traditional Irish fare like shepherd’s pie with Stilton crust, Guinness mac-n-cheese and, of course, fish and chips. Outdoor patio dining.

O’KANE’S IRISH PUB

318 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, 261-1000

O’Kane’s offers a large selection of draft and imported beers. Located in the rear of a historic 19th century building, the eatery offers fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and certified Angus beef.

TILTED KILT PUB & EATERY

9720 Deer Lake Court, Tinseltown, 379-8612

The latest installment in restaurants whose specialty is hot waitresses (their tagline is ‘the best-looking sports pub you’ve ever seen’), this Jacksonville haunt offers 40 big-screen TVs, pub fare — including wings, salmon and shepherd’s pie — and a full bar. And did we mention cute girls in kilts? Open for late night.

CAFÉS, DELIS & SANDWICH SPOTS

ADAMS STREET DELI & GRILL

126 W. Adams St., Downtown, 475-1400

The lunch spot serves wraps, including grilled chicken, and salads, including Greek salad.

THE AMERICAN CAFÉ

The Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 201, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-4503

Specialties are ribs and fresh fish; chicken potpie is a customer favorite. French bread is included with every entrée. The café serves an 18-ounce margarita all day, every day.

ANCIENT CITY SUBS

8060 Philips Highway, Ste. 207, Baymeadows, 446-9988

Locally owned-and-operated by Andy and Rhonna Rockwell, this St. Augustine-themed sandwich shop, relocated to Philips Highway, serves gourmet subs — toasted, pressed or cold — and salads.

ARDEN’S KAFÉ & KATERING

4555 St. Johns Ave., Ste. 3, Ortega, 240-1404

From gourmet to Cajun, Chef Arden deSaussure can create it, using fresh ingredients, including local seafood, veggies and meats.

THE ATRIUM CAFÉ

1 Independent Drive, Ste. 100, Downtown, 634-1811

Located at Independent Square, Atrium Café features hot entrées and traditional sandwiches, including a buffalo chicken sandwich. Dine outside, inside or take it to go.

BAGEL LOVE

4114 Herschel St., Ste. 121, Avondale, 634-7253

This comfy locally-owned-and-operated spot offers Northern-style bagels, sandwiches, wraps, subs and bakery items. Fresh-squeezed lemonade and coffees and teas. Free WiFi.

BAGEL WORLD

2202 Third St. S., Jax Beach, 246-9988

2012 BOJ winner

This cozy little place offers a breakfast special (eggs, ham and cheese) and a variety of coffees and juices.

BAYARD CAFE

12525 Philips Highway, Ste. 201, Bayard, 551-3026

This casual, family-owned restaurant serves homemade-style breakfast all day, as well as soups and  specials. And the café now offers desserts, lattes and espressos.

THE BISTRO AT CULINARY OUTFITTERS

9 S. Dixie Highway, St. Augustine, 829-2727

The Bistro is where locals lunch on crab cakes, chicken burritos, hamburgers, wraps, salads and soups, each dish made with fresh ingredients.

BLUE BOY SANDWICH SHOP

6514 Norwood Ave., Northside, 768-9791

Blue Boy has been serving breakfast, and hot and cold sandwiches since 1972. Breads are made onsite, as well as subs, camels, salads and desserts.

BONGIORNO’S PHILLY STEAK SHOP

2294 Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach, 246-3278

Jeff and Deanna Bongiorno of South Philly have brought the Northeast to Jax — the Amoroso rolls are flown in from Philly and the chipped ribeye comes from South Jersey. Sandwich choices, wraps, burgers and dogs.

BRIGHT MORNINGS

105 Third St. S., Fernandina Beach, 491-1771

This small café is hidden behind Amelia SanJon Gallery. Indoor and outdoor dining.

BUFFALO’S SOUTHWESTERN CAFÉ

6055 Youngerman Cir., Westside, 778-1101

Southwestern-American cuisine is Buffalo’s niche, from wings and fajitas to sirloin steak and wraps. A  happy hour is offered. Dine indoors or out on the patio, where there’s a smoker-friendly patio bar. Kids eat free on 

CAFÉ DU MARCHÉ

11700 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 18, Mandarin, 886-6999

Café Du March Market Café & Catering offers a sophisticated menu of original recipes, including homemade breads and desserts.

CAFÉ EXPRESS

1706 Southside Blvd., Arlington, 724-3997

This cozy café offers hot and cold sandwiches as well as breakfast dishes. The homemade potato chips are a specialty.

CAFÉ KARIBO

27 N. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 277-5269

Housed in a historic building in downtown Fernandina, family-owned Café Karibo serves eclectic cuisine, including homemade veggie burgers, fresh seafood, unique salads and made-from-scratch desserts. Meals are served inside or out under the oak-shaded patio. The Karibrew Pub offers beer brewed onsite, imports and full bar. Live music every Fri.-Sat.  

CAFÉ NOLA AT MOCAJAX

333 N. Laura St., Downtown, 366-6911

Located on the first floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art Café Nola serves shrimp and grits, gourmet sandwiches, fresh fish tacos and 
homemade desserts.

COOL MOOSE CAFE & BISTRO

2708 Park St., Riverside, 381-4242

Located at Park and King streets, this New England-style café offers a full breakfast menu, classic sandwiches, wraps and soups, and brunch all day Sunday. Beer and an extensive gourmet coffee menu are available.

COZY TEA

1023 Park St., Five Points, 329-3964

This quaint, cozy tearoom is full of English charm. Lunch and afternoon tea features scones, soups and a variety of teas. Indian nights every Fri. and Sat.

CURRENTS LOUNGE

225 E. Coastline Drive, Northbank, 588-1234

In the main lobby of the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Currents offers appetizers, café cuisine, specialty desserts, wireless Internet access and plasma TVs.

DIANE’S NEW DAWN MARKET

110 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, 824-1337

The lunch counter inside this health food store serves everything made-to-order using organic ingredients. Sandwiches include avocado, peanut butter with honey, falafel, hummus, tofu salad and a veggie burger. Smoothies and fresh juices are also available.

DOS COFFEE & WINE

300 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, 342-2421

Industrial chic coffee and wine bar features handcrafted pour-overs and beans from Covina Roastery. Pressed sandwiches, farm fresh salads and build-your-own cheese boards.

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS

2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, 256-7539

With more than 25 varieties of fresh-baked-in-store bagels, Einstein Bros. has breakfast covered. Throw in some egg sandwiches, paninis and wraps, and you’re done. Lunch offers healthful cold sandwiches, melts, soups and salads. Coffees, smoothies and sweet treats complete the menu.

ELIZABETH’S CAFÉ

1500 Sawgrass Village Drive, Ponte Vedra, 543-7677

Serving a full breakfast menu and lunch items, Elizabeth’s Cafe in Sawgrass Village specializes in scrambled eggs with Nova Scotia salmon and onions, deli-style sandwiches and espresso drinks. Outside dining is available.

EVERGREEN CAFÉ

3837 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, 636-9040

This upscale café serves savory and sweet crepes made with fresh ingredients, as well as subs, paninis and European-style cakes.

FIRST COAST DELI & GRILL

6082 St. Augustine Road, Mandarin, 733-7477

First Coast offers traditional diner fare like oversized pancakes and bacon, sandwiches, salads and burgers, including the coyote burger.

FLY BY CAFÉ

4900 U.S. 1 N., St. Augustine, 824-3494

At St. Johns County airport, Fly By features signature soups, specialty burgers and chicken sandwiches.

THE GALLERY CAFE

1974 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 825-9944

This cozy spot offers creative sandwiches, salads, soups, organic fair-trade coffees, fresh pastries and New York-style bagels. Free WiFi and take-out available.

HOT SHOT BAKERY & CAFE

8 Granada St., St. Augustine, 824-7898

Hot Shot offers freshly baked items, coffees and handcrafted breakfast and lunch sandwiches as well as Datil B. Good hot sauces and pepper products.

JASON’S DELI

4375 Southside Blvd., Ste. 15, Southside, 620-0707

Fresh, thick deli sandwiches along with soups, salads and super spuds. The signature sandwich is a New Orleans-style muffalatta sandwich. There’s also a salad bar with more than 33 choices and free ice cream.

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

4261 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 5, Westside, 387-0007

410 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 9, Orange Park, 272-0037

9700 Deer Lake Ct., Ste. 610, Southside, 337-0159

3541 University Blvd. W., Ste. 1, Lakewood, 367-8635

1615 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 399-5006

Don’t let the Yankee-centric name turn you away. Jersey Mike’s, known for its fresh-cut subs, offers both hot and cold choices, including Philly, meatball and cheese, turkey breast and provolone, roast beef, and a veggie sub. Wraps and salads, too.

JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES

9823 Tapestry Park Circle, Ste. 19, Tapestry Park, 642-8188

11702 Beach Blvd., Intracoastal, 642-8288

1725 Hendricks Ave., San Marco, 400-7827

7159 Philips Highway, Southside, 400-6199

363 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 246-2033

630 Park St., Riverside, 400-6688

5960 Beach Blvd., Ste. 2, Spring Park, 396-5870

9971 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, 997-8818

510 Airport Center Drive, Ste. 106, River City Marketplace, 503-4085

280 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 103, Orange Park, 272-6300

Wildly popular in college towns, Jimmy Johns has been serving gourmet subs and sandwiches since 1983, using fresh breads, meats and cheeses in tandem with lettuce, tomatoes and dressings to produce damn good subs. Totally Tuna, J.J.B.L.T. and Club Lulu are among the choices. Friendly delivery, too.

JULIE’S CAFE

5100 Sunbeam Road, Ste. 4, Mandarin, 268-8121

This family-owned café serves American and Middle Eastern dishes. Dine indoors or outside.

KELLEY’S COURTYARD CAFÉ

19 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach, 432-8213

In the heart of Fernandina’s historic district, family-owned-and-operated Kelley’s Cafe serves sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads, vegetarian options and down-home favorites, like fried green tomatoes.

KITCHEN KETTLE DELI

4251 Lenox Ave., Ste. 7, Westside, 387-8400

Sporting Western-themed décor, Kitchen Kettle Deli is a small, family-owned business serving homemade favorites. Chef Kim Wright serves  specials including chicken salad, burgers and potato salad.

LEGENDS SANDWICH SHOP

11230 New Berlin Road, Northside, 696-6156

Chef-owned-and-operated, Legends is the place where the renowned giant fried pork tenderloin originated, but there’s plenty of regular-size dishes, too.

LITTLE JOE’S CAFÉ

245 Riverside Ave., Ste. 195, Riverside, 791-3336

This bright, riverview café inside the Raymond James Building serves breakfast and lunch in a casual atmosphere. Fresh soups, salads and signature salad dressings round out the New York-style deli experience.

LUVBERRY CAFE

32 St. George St., St. Augustine, 217-4206

Fresh, locally roasted Bold Bean brand coffees are served here, along with organic and fair-trade coffees and espresso, fat-free frozen yogurt, and 16 Blue Bell ice cream flavors.

MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY

2004 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 398-1004

The concept: Combine Southern comfort food – pulled pork, fried chicken, bacon – with innovative options, like goat cheese, dill pickles, pepper jelly, collards, sausage gravy, fried eggs, put them in a flaky, fresh biscuit and top with various sauces, gravies and dressings, and stand back. The cafe offers sides, coffee and soda, too.

MARCHÉ BURETTE

6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 491-4834

This old-fashioned gourmet food market and deli, in The Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, offers a Continental breakfast; lunch features flatbreads.

OLIO MARKET

301 E. Bay St., Downtown, 356-7100

A foodie favorite, Olio serves made-from-scratch soups, salads and sandwiches. They even cure their own bacon and pickle their own pickles.

THE ORIGINAL CAFÉ ELEVEN

501 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, 460-9311

This former convenience store serves coffee drinks, vegetarian meals and meaty Southern comfort dishes. At night, it features some of the best bands in indie rock. Just a block from the beach, Café Eleven serves breakfast (brunch on weekends).

PANERA BREAD

9810 Baymeadows Road, Southside, 645-5747

4720 Town Crossing Drive, St. Johns Town Center, 
807-9103

13820 Old St. Augustine Road, Mandarin, 262-1732

13740 Beach Blvd., Southside, 821-8211

11111 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 268-3366

9301 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington, 722-2725

12959 Atlantic Blvd., Intracoastal, 221-1300

2104 S. Third St., Jax Beach, 246-6688

4403 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 3, Jacksonville, 387-1727

8635 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 778-4141

13271 City Station Drive, Northside, 714-6488

1510 C.R. 220, Ste. 1182, Orange Park, 215-9056

9570 Crosshill Blvd., Ste. 106, Argyle, 771-7191

600 Tingle Ct., St. Augustine, 417-9926

Panera features a variety of fresh-baked goods. Artisan breads, panini sandwiches, espresso drinks and thick iced coffees are also on the menu.

PINEGROVE MEAT MARKET & DELI

1511 Pine Grove Ave., Avondale, 389-8655

Pinegrove offers Cuban sandwiches and homemade chicken salad from inside the meat market, which also sells USDA choice prime aged beef cut to order.

THE PITA PIT

1810 Town Center Blvd., Ste. 5, Fleming Island, 579-4930

500 Third St. N., Jax Beach, 685-4567

This upbeat restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. All of the fresh ingredients ar

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