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Published August 7, 2012

BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q

12620 Bartram Park Blvd., Mandarin, 652-2989

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

4907 Beach Blvd., San Marco, 398-4248

10065 Skinner Lake Dr., Tinseltown, 998-1997

9820 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 268-2666

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

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

5229 Jammes Rd., Westside, 772-0050

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

5711 Bowden Rd., Southpoint, 448-5395

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

10645 Philips Hwy., Southside, 886-2801

100 Bartram Oaks Walk, Fruit Cove, 287-7710

5903 Norwood Ave., Northside, 765-1817

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

Bono’s has slow-cooked meats and served 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. A kids’ menu is available. Open daily.

 

COTTEN’S BAR-B-QUE

2048 Rogero Rd., 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, which features moderately priced items in a casual atmosphere, serves beer and wine. A kids’ selection and take-out are available. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.

 

CROSS CREEK

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

This steakhouse offers signature dishes like cheesy Creek chicken, Ocala sirloin and baby back ribs. A kids’ menu and take-out are available, and a full bar is served. Open daily.

 

ESPETO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE

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

Called a churrascaria (Portuguese for steakhouse), this Brazilian steakhouse features gauchos who carve the meat onto your plate from their serving tables. A full bar is served. Open for dinner Tue.-Sun.; closed Mon.

 

HARMONIOUS MONKS

10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., 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. And there’s karaoke every Mon.-Thur., with Dennis Klee & the World’s Most Talented Waitstaff performing every Fri. & Sat. A full bar is served. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.

 

JACK’S BBQ

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

This low-slung building has lured regulars and locals for more than six decades. Part of Jack’s appeal is the old-fashioned pit barbecue, but the place has been updated with a Tiki bar, a large wooden deck, a new band performance space and even a small swimming pool. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Live entertainment is featured Fri., Sat. and Sun.

 

JACKSONVILLE GOLD CLUB

320 Gen. Doolittle Dr., Regency, 645-5500

Gold Club offers daily lunch and dinner specials, as well as free happy hour buffets on Thur. and Fri. A full bar is served. Open daily.

 

JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE

2025 Emerson St., Southside, 346-3770

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

5945 New Kings Rd., Northside, 765-8515

For more than 55 years, Jenkins Quality Barbecue has served some of the best down-home barbecue around. Slather flavorful sauce on a whole smoky chicken or a basket of crinkle-cut French fries. All three places have a drive-thru for convenient take-out. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

 

MILLHOUSE STEAKHOUSE

1341 Airport Rd., Northside, 741-8722

This locally-owned-and-operated steakhouse is a favorite among Northsiders, serving choice steaks from the signature broiler. The menu includes seafood, pasta dishes and Millhouse gorgonzola, plus homemade desserts. A full bar and a kids’ menu are available. Live acoustic music is presented on Tue. and Fri. Open for dinner nightly.

 

MOJO BAR-B-QUE

1607 University Blvd. W., Lakewood, 732-7200

MOJO KITCHEN BBQ PIT & BLUES BAR

1500 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 247-6636

MOJO SMOKEHOUSE

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

MOJO NO. 4 URBAN BBQ & WHISKEY BAR

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

MOJO OLD CITY BBQ

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

This funky Southern blues kitchen offers pulled pork and Carolina-style barbecue along with chicken-fried steak and Delta fried catfish. A kids’ menu and carry-out are available, along with a full bottled beer selection. Avondale’s Mojo No. 4 also offers hummus, shrimp and grits, and specialty cocktails. The brand-new Old City Mojo offers outdoor dining on two patios. And like the Jax Beach Mojo, they both feature live national and local blues acts and a full bar. A Best of Jax 2011 winner for Best Barbecue. Open daily.

 

MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ

4838 Highway Ave., Westside, 389-5551

Monroe’s smoked meats include wings, pulled pork, brisket, turkey and ribs. Homestyle sides include green beans, baked beans, red cole slaw and collards. Beer and wine are served, and a kids’ menu is available. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. (Check out Monroe’s on-the-go food truck on Facebook and Twitter.)

 

OMAHA STEAKHOUSE

*BITE CLUB CERTIFIED!

9300 Baymeadows Rd., Baymeadows, 739-6633

With an English tavern atmosphere, this Embassy Suites Hotel restaurant offers center-cut beef, fresh seafood and sandwiches. The signature 16-ounce bone-in ribeye is popular, and desserts include crème brûlée. A full bar is served. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

 

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

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

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

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. A full bar is served with an extensive selection of wines. Reservations suggested; open nightly.

 

SHANE’S RIB SHACK

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

Originating in Georgia, Shane’s has expanded all over the U.S., including here in J-ville. Burgers, pork, racks of ribs, chicken tenders and wings are served along with beans, fried okra, corn on the cob, collards and Brunswick stew. A kids’ selection is offered. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

 

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. Open daily “until the food runs out.”

 

SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q

12485 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 288-7928

4434 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 777-0730

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

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

1976 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, 272-4606

12719 Atlantic Blvd., Intracoastal, 220-9499

10840 Harts Rd., Northside, 751-4225

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

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

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

425 N. S.R. 19, Palatka, (386) 328-4655

For more than 30 years, Sonny’s has been a Northeast Florida favorite. The beef, pork, chicken and ribs are cooked in a wood-fired pit, and sides include Vidalia onion rings, corn nuggets, potato salad, barbecue beans and coleslaw. All-you-can-eat specials daily. Take-out is available. Beer is served. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

 

STICKY FINGERS

8129 Point Meadows Way, Baymeadows, 493-7427

13150 City Station Dr., River City Marketplace, 309-7427

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

 

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. A kids’ menu is available. Beer and wine are served. Open for lunch and dinner, Mon.-Sat.

 

TEXAS ROADHOUSE

550 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, 213-1000

Texas Roadhouse specializes in steaks, ribs, seafood and chops. The atmosphere’s casual and family-friendly. Daily specials are featured, and the full-service bar offers a daily happy hour, ice-cold beer and legendary margaritas. Open for dinner Mon.-Wed., for lunch and dinner Thur.-Sun.

 

III FORKS PRIME STEAKHOUSE

9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Tinseltown, 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. A full bar is served and more than 1,500 wines are available. A kids’ menu is available. Dine indoors or out on the patio. Open for dinner Mon.-Sat.

 

TOMBO’S BACKPORCH BARBECUE

8929 Philips Hwy., Southside, 363-0990

Tombo’s bright yellow awning says “BBQ!” and the menu doesn’t disappoint. Tombo’s offers low-fat dishes, like barbecue salad, and a full breakfast menu, and the restaurant will also smoke your hogs, hams, deer and turkeys when you bring ’em in. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.

 

WOODY’S BAR-B-Q

5930 Powers Ave., Lakewood, 739-7427

8221 Southside Blvd., Southside, 265-0066

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

9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 46, Mandarin, 262-3955

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

226 Solana Rd., Ste. 1, Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-8999

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

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

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

110 S.R. 19, Palatka, (386) 385-3234

Woody’s Bar-B-Q features barbecue plates, barbecue salads and the popular pulled pork sandwiches. Along with lunch and dinner specials, there are several all-you-can-eat specials. A kids’ menu is available, and a seniors’ discount is offered at some locations. Beer and wine are served. Open daily.

 

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. Beer and wine are served, with Irish beers on tap. Open mic is held every Tue., and there’s live music on weekends. Open daily.

 

BARLEY REPUBLIC IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE

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

This new Irish bar and pub in downtown’s historic district offers burgers, sandwiches, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Beer and wine are served. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

 

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. Open nightly.

 

CULHANE’S IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE

*BITE CLUB CERTIFIED!

967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, 249-9595

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, but their gastropub menu takes customers to new culinary heights, offering the likes of Guinness stew, Dingle fish pie and lamb sliders. The Irish hospitality is service with a smile. Open Tue.-Sun.; brunch is held every Sun., featuring live Irish music.

 

DONOVAN’S IRISH PUB

7440 U.S. 1 N., Ste. 108, Palencia, 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 along with a full bar. A kids’ menu is available. Six HDTVs and Wii are available. Open daily.

 

FIONN MACCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT

410 N. Third St., Jax Beach, 242-9499

The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Ste. 176, Downtown, 374-1547

This pub — one newly relocated in Jax Beach, with a new chef; the other open at The Landing — offers casual dining with an uptown Irish atmosphere, serving fish and chips, Guinness lamb stew and black-and-tan brownies. Live music is featured daily. A full bar is served. A kids’ menu and take-out are available. Open daily.

 

FLY’S TIE IRISH PUB

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

If Rachel 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. A full bar is served, and take-out is available. The kitchen is open Thur.-Sat. for dinner, Sat. for lunch, Sun. for brunch.

 

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 — as well as a full bar — 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. Open for lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. A kids’ menu is available. Located north of the St. Augustine 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

Lynch’s fresh “green” menu includes corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips. There’s also a full bar, and 50 imported and domestic draft beers on tap. Live entertainment is featured every evening. Open daily.

 

MULLIGAN’S PUB

45 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, 280-1661

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

 

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 and cheese and, of course, fish and chips. A full bar — with plenty of beers and ales — is served. Outdoor patio dining, a kids’ menu and take-out are available. Open for lunch Tue.-Sun., for dinner nightly.

 

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. Open daily.

 

SHANNON’S IRISH PUB

111 Bartram Oaks Walk, Julington, 230-9670

Tried-and-true dishes from the Emerald Isle — bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage — are served alongside pork and beef entrees. A kids’ menu and take-out are available, and a full bar is served, with a daily happy hour. Live music is presented Fri. and Sat., and trivia’s on Wed. Open for lunch Wed.-Sun., for dinner nightly.

 

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 daily for lunch, dinner and late night.

 

ADAMS STREET DELI & GRILL

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

The lunch spot serves wraps, including grilled chicken, and salads, including Greek salad. Open for lunch Mon.-Fri.

 

THE AMERICAN CAFÉ

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

The café’s specialties include ribs and fresh fish, but the chicken potpie is a customer favorite, and French bread comes with every entrée. The full bar serves an 18-ounce margarita all day, every day, and there’s a happy hour Mon.-Fri. Open for lunch and dinner daily.

 

ANCIENT CITY SUBS

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

Locally owned and operated by Andy and Rhonna Rockwell, this St. Augustine-themed sandwich shop, newly relocated to Philips Highway, serves gourmet subs — toasted, pressed or cold — and salads. Ancient City offers a kids’ menu and takeout. Open Mon.-Sat.

 

ARDEN’S KAFÉ & KATERING

8299 W. Beaver St., Northside, 781-7733

1650 Hamilton St., Ste. 4, Ortega, 384-4144

From gourmet to Cajun, Chef Arden deSaussure can create it, using fresh ingredients, including local seafood, veggies and meats. Arden’s in Ortega is open for lunch Sun.-Fri.; on the Northside, Arden’s serves lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun.

 

THE ATRIUM CAFÉ

1 Independent Dr., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, 634-1811

Located in the Wells Fargo Center, the café offers hot entrées and traditional sandwiches, including a buffalo chicken sandwich. Dine outside, inside or take it to go. Open Mon.-Fri. for breakfast and lunch.

 

BAGEL WORLD

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

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

 

BAYARD CAFE

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

This casual, family-owned restaurant serves homemade-style breakfast all day as well as soups and daily specials. And the café now offers desserts, lattes and espressos. A kids’ selection and take-out are available. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

 

THE BISTRO AT CULINARY OUTFITTERS

9 S. Dixie Hwy., 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. Beer and wine are served, and take-out is available. Open for lunch Mon.-Fri.

 

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