RIVERSIDE, 5 POINTS, WESTSIDE, MURRAY HILL

Riverside, 5 Points, Westside, Murray Hill
(Venues are in Riverside unless otherwise noted.)

1171 GRILL
1171 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, 619-6541
Locally owned and operated, 1171 Grill offers American cuisine like burgers, sandwiches, pastas and salads. The family-friendly spot has an extensive beer selection, too.
$ FB TO L D Daily

13 GYPSIES
887 Stockton St., 389-0330
The intimate bistro serves authentic Mediterranean peasant cuisine updated for American tastes, specializing in tapas, blackened octopus, risotto of the day and coconut mango curry chicken.
$$ BW L D Tue.-Sat.

AL’S PIZZA
1620 Margaret St., Ste. 201, 5 Points, 388-8384
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Beaches.
$ FB K TO L D Daily

BLACK SHEEP RESTAURANT
1534 Oak St., 355-3793
2013 Best of Jax winner
Orsay’s sister restaurant serves New American favorites with a Southern twist, made with locally sourced ingredients. Awesome rooftop bar.
$$$ FB R Sat. & Sun.; L D Daily

THE BLIND FIG
901 King St., 337-0146
This newly renamed Southern gastropub offers New American Southern fare, including shrimp & grits and bourbon fig-glazed quail, made with locally sourced produce, meats and seafood. An extensive beer selection includes 10 local drafts.
$$ BW L D Daily

BOLD BEAN COFFEE ROASTERS
869 Stockton St., Stes. 1 & 2, 855-1181
2013 Best of Jax winner
Bold Bean brings a small-batch, artisanal approach to roasting coffee. Located in Riverside, Bold Bean features organic and fair trade coffees.
$ BW TO B L Daily

BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q
705 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 783-1404
See Northside.
$ FB K TO L D Daily

BUFFALO’S CAFÉ
6055 Youngerman Cir., Westside, 778-1101
Southwestern-American cuisine is Buffalo’s niche, from wings and fajitas to sirloin steak and wraps. A daily happy hour is offered. Dine indoors or out on the patio, where there’s a smoker-friendly patio bar. Kids eat free on Sun.
$$ FB K L D Daily

CARMINE’S PIE HOUSE
2677 Forbes St., 387-1400
This Italian eatery serves pizza by the slice, gourmet pizzas and classic Italian dishes — calzones, strombolis, subs, paninis — in a comfy atmosphere. Craft beers and microbrews are served. Delivery is available.
$$ BW K TO B L D Daily

COOL MOOSE CAFE & BISTRO
2708 Park St., 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.
$$ BW R L D Tue.-Sun.

CORNER TACO
818 Post St., 234-8843, facebook.com/cornertaco
Made-from-scratch “semi-swanky street food” — tacos, nachos and salads — is served with an innovative presentation, with gluten-free and vegetarian options, in a bricks-and-mortar building.
$ BW L D Tue.-Sun.

COZY TEA
1023 Park St., 5 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.
$ L Mon.-Sat.

CRAZY EGG
954 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, 524-8711
Breakfast items served till 3 p.m.; lunch includes burgers and sandwiches, dinner features steaks, prime rib, pork chops and shrimp & grits. An all-you-can-eat sideboard during the week. Ingredients are fresh, locally available and organic (when possible).
$ BW TO B L D Wed.-Fri.; B L Sat.-Tue.

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!).
$$ FB L D Daily

DERBY ON PARK
1068 Park St., 379-3343
Owners Michael Williams and Zack Nettles have renovated the whole restaurant, including its menu. Lunch features burgers, sandwiches and salads; dinner offers steaks, chicken, salmon, fish & chips and meatloaf.
$$-$$$ FB L D Tue.-Sun., R Sat. & Sun.

DICK’S WINGS & GRILL
5972 San Juan Ave., Westside, 693-9258
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Northside.
$ FB K TO L D Daily

EDGEWOOD BAKERY
1012 S. Edgewood Ave., Murray Hill, 389-8054
For more than 66 years, family-owned Edgewood Bakery has been serving fresh breakfast from-scratch pastries, petit fours, pies and legendary custom cakes. The line is long on Saturday mornings, but the wait pays off. An espresso and pastry café serves sandwiches, smoothies and soups.
$$ K TO B L Tue.-Sat.

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS
1661 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 130, 5 Points, 354-0991
See Arlington.
$ TO B L Daily

EL MOFONGO DOMINICAN-CUBAN BAKERY & RESTAURANT
6011 103rd St., Ste. 11, Westside, 777-4933
Mofongo is a traditional dish, and this restaurant focuses on authentic cuisine from Cuba and Dominican Republic, including breakfast, pork and beef entrées and sandwiches made with sauces, spices and authentic ingredients.
$ BW B L Mon.-Sat.

EUROPEAN STREET CAFÉ
2753 Park St., 384-9999
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Beaches.
$ BW K L D Daily

FIREHOUSE SUBS
1620 Margaret St., 674-2204
1855 Cassat Ave., Westside, 695-1055
6352 103rd St., Ste. 5, Westside, 854-0224
See Mandarin.
$ K TO L D Daily

THE FRINGE EATERY ON EDGEWOOD
934 Edgewood Ave. S., 402-6446
Casual doesn’t describe The Fringe: It’s a steampunk gallery and performance space that also serves soups, salads, wraps, coffees and teas. Open mic is held every second and fourth Wed.
$$ TO Tue.-Sun.

FUJI SUSHI
9542 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. C-18, Westside, 778-1998
The skilled chefs create sushi items vegetarian or regular style. Dinner dishes include rice, soup and salad.
$$ BW K TO L D Daily

GATORS BBQ
8083 Baymar St., Westside, 683-4941
Gators serves award-winning barbecue pork, chicken, ribs, turkey and sausage.
$ BW K TO L D Mon.-Sat.

GATORS DOCKSIDE
6677 103rd St., Westside, 777-6135
For more than 20 years, this sports-themed family restaurant has been serving a varied menu of grilled wings, ribs, sandwiches and salads. Sports are aired on multiple TVs, and Tuesday is kids’ night.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET
2007 Park St., 384-4474
2013 Best of Jax winner
Grassroots Markets juice bar uses certified organic fruits and vegetables. The store also offers three dozen artisanal cheeses, more than 300 craft and imported beers and 50 organic wines, and organic produce and meats, vitamins and herbs. Organic wraps, sides, sandwiches and salads are all available to go, as well as raw, vegan items.
$ BW TO B L D Daily

HAWKERS
1001 Park St., 508-0342
This new spot is based on the idea of Asian street vendors, peddling their authentic dishes from mobile stalls. A collection of hawker recipes is served under one roof.
$ BW TO L D Daily

HOVAN MEDITERRANEAN GOURMET
2005 Park St., Ste. 1, 381-9394
Hovan offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine, including freshly made hummus, baba ghannoush and gyros, served in a setting that attracts indie rockers and businesspeople alike. Patio dining. Hookahs available.
$ BW L D Mon.-Sat.

JIMMY JOHN’S GOURMET SANDWICHES
630 Park St., 400-6688
See Beaches.
$ TO L D Daily

JOHNNY’S DELI
474 Riverside Ave., 356-8055
Johnny’s experienced staff cooks up made-to-order breakfast and lunch fare, including grilled wraps, gyros and grilled chicken salad.
$ TO B L Mon.-Sat.

KICKBACKS GASTROPUB
910 King St., 388-9551
2013 Best of Jax winner
This neighborhood hot spot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 20 hours a day, with a full bar that has more than 655 bottled beers and another 84 on tap. There’s live music Thur. and Sun., and flatscreen TVs dot the interior. Happy hour is held Mon.-Fri. Outdoor seating is available.
$$ FB K TO B L D Daily

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 daily specials including chicken salad, burgers and potato salad.
$ TO L Mon.-Fri.

LARRY’S GIANT SUBS
1509 Margaret St., 674-2794
7895 Normandy Blvd., 781-7600
5733 Roosevelt Blvd., Westside, 446-9500
8102 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 779-1933
See Orange Park.
$ K TO B L D Daily

LITTLE JOE’S CAFÉ
245 Riverside Ave., Ste. 195, 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.
$ TO B L Mon.-Fri.

LOLA’S BURRITO JOINT
1522 King St., 738-7181
Latin-themed Lola’s offers more than 25 kinds of fresh-cooked-to-order burritos, burgers, along with tacos, empanadas and yucca fries. And there are more than 50 craft beers, some local, as well as signature margaritas. Sunday brunch features bottomless mimosas.
$$ FB K R L D Daily

METRO DINER
4495 Roosevelt Blvd., 999-4600
2013 Best of Jax winner
See San Marco.
$$ R B L Daily

MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-Q
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, mac-n-cheese and collards.
$$ K TO L Mon.-Sat.; D Fri.

MOON RIVER PIZZA
1176 Edgewood Ave. S., Murray Hill, 389-4442
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Amelia Island.
$ BW TO L D Mon.-Sat.

THE MOSSFIRE GRILL
1537 Margaret St., 355-4434
Just a stone’s throw from the 5 Points intersection, Mossfire manages to satisfy indie kids’ and conservative business folk alike. Southwestern dishes like fresh fish tacos and chicken enchiladas are popular Happy hour runs Mon.-Sat. in the upstairs lounge. Sunday is happy hour all day.
$$ FB K L D Daily

O’BROTHERS IRISH PUB
1521 Margaret St., 854-9300
The restaurant features traditional Irish fare like shepherd’s pie with Stilton crust, Guinness mac-n-cheese and, of course, fish-n-chips. Outdoor patio dining is available.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

ORSAY
3630 Park St., 381-0909
2013 Best of Jax winner
This French/American bistro serves steak frites, mussels and Alsatian pork chops in an elegant setting, with an emphasis on locally grown organic ingredients.
$$$ FB R, Sun.; D Nightly

PANERA BREAD
4403 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 3, Westside, 387-1727
8635 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 778-4141
See Baymeadows.
$$ TO L D Daily

PELE’S WOOD FIRE
2665 Park St., 955-1278
In historic Riverside, Matt Tierney and Bradley Kennett utilize the power of a wood-fired oven to create traditional, authentic Italian fare with a decidedly innovative, modern touch.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily; R Weekends

PERARD’S PIZZA & ITALIAN CUISINE
11043 Crystal Springs Rd., Ste. 2, Westside, 378-8131
Family-owned Perard’s specializes in homemade sauces, dough, lasagna and desserts. Traditional Italian fare includes a large selection of gourmet pizza toppings.
$ BW K TO L D Daily

POTTERS HOUSE SOUL FOOD
5310 Lenox Ave., Ste. 1, Westside, 394-0860
Owned by the Potters House Christian Fellowship, this cafeteria-style restaurant serves traditional Southern food: fried chicken, greens, mac-n-cheese, cornbread and other regional favorites.
$ TO L D Tue.-Sun.

PRIMI PIATTI
2722 Park St., 389-5545
This Northern Italian-style restaurant (the name means first plate in Italian) offers a menu made from fresh ingredients, which includes daily specials, pastas and she-crab soup.
$$$ BW K L D Mon.-Sat.

PUERTO PLATA RESTAURANT
2045 Bayview Rd., Westside, 388-5888
This restaurant located off Blanding Boulevard offers authentic Latin cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere. Specialties include roast pork, chuletas and pollo guisado.
$$ BW K L D Daily

SAKE HOUSE #1 JAPANESE GRILL SUSHI BAR
824 Lomax St., 301-1188
Located in Riverside on the corner of Lomax and Margaret streets. See Avondale.
$$ BW L D Daily

THE SHEIK SANDWICH DELI
5172 Normandy Blvd., Westside, 786-7641
7361 103rd St., Westside, 778-4805
See Arlington.
$ TO B L D Mon.-Sat.

SMOOTHIE KING
1661 Riverside Ave., 354-5145
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Baymeadows.
$ TO Daily

SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q
1923 S. Lane Ave., Westside, 786-0081
4434 Blanding Blvd., Westside, 777-0730
See Amelia Island.
$ BW K TO L D Daily

SOUP’S ON JACKSONVILLE
1526 King St., 387-9394
See Beaches.
$ TO L D Daily

ST. JOHN’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS
1161 S. Lane Ave., Murray Hill, 378-5050
See Northside.
$ BW K L D Daily

SUMO SUSHI
2726 Park St., 388-8838
This comfy spot offers an array of authentic Japanese dishes, from traditional to new styles of entrées and sushi rolls, including spicy sashimi salad, gyoza (pork dumplings), tobiko (flying fish roe) and rainbow roll (tuna, salmon, yellowtail and California roll) artfully presented. Cold sake is also served.
$$ BW K L D Daily

SUN-RAY CINEMA
1028 Park St., 5 Points, 359-0047
First-run, indie and art films are screened at the oldest theater building in Jacksonville. Beer, some drafts from Bold City and Intuition Ale Works, wine, pizza — with names like Godbold, Black Lagoon Supreme, Cowford Pie — hot dogs, hummus, sandwiches, popcorn, nachos and brownies are available.
$$ BW Daily

SUSHI CAFÉ
2025 Riverside Ave., Ste. 204, 384-2888
A variety of sushi, including the popular Monster Roll and the Jimmy Smith Roll, along with faves like Rock-n-Roll and Dynamite Roll. Sushi Café also offers hibachi, tempura, katsu and teriyaki. Dine indoors or on the patio.
$$ BW L D Daily

SWEET THEORY BAKING COMPANY
1243 King St., 387-1001
Small batch, all-natural and organic, allergy-friendly bakery featuring items made with no egg, dairy, soy or peanuts. Gluten-free options, too.
$ TO Tue.-Sat.

TAPA THAT
820 Lomax St., 5 Points, 376-9911
2013 Best of Jax winner
This place puts a modern spin on traditional tapas-style service, using locally and organically grown items as much as possible. Specialties include duck confit spring rolls and Cuban rice & beans cake. Dine outdoors or inside.
$$ BW R Sun.; L D Tue.-Sat.

TASTI D-LITE
1024 Park St., 900-3040
A four-ounce serving of the creamy dairy dessert can weigh in at fewer than 70 calories. It’s offered in a gazillion flavors, in cones, cups, shakes and smoothies.
$ TO Daily

TIJUANA FLATS
2025 Riverside Ave., Ste. 205, 389-5630
5907 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 100, Westside, 908-4343
See Baymeadows.
$ BW K TO L D Daily

TOM & BETTY’S
4409 Roosevelt Blvd., Westside, 387-3311
After 44 years in business, Tom & Betty’s is a Jacksonville institution. The car-themed menu features big sandwiches, burgers and favorite homestyle entrées like pot roast. Daily happy hour features $1.75 domestic bottles. Live bands perform every Fri. and Karaoke is every Sat.
$$ FB K TO L D Tue.-Sun.

TREECUP CAFE
829 Riverside Ave., Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 356-6857
Light lunch, quick bites, beer, wine, locally roasted coffee and espresso-based beverages, homemade soups, sandwiches, gourmet desserts and daily specials. Dine indoors or out in the museum’s beautiful gardens.
$ BW K L Tue.-Sun.

TRES LECHES
869 Stockton St., 551-4375
This cozy spot has a variety of items made with a Spanish flavor — quiches, empanadas, arepas, bocadillos — and sandwiches, soups and baked goods. Desserts include chocolate marquesa, Caribbean lime pie and, of course, tres leches.
$$ B L D Mon.-Sat.

WHITEWAY DELICATESSEN
1237 King St., 389-0355
This King Street mainstay has an extensive sandwich selection, including some items you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. It’s also a good spot to catch current and former politicos talking about the city’s future over tabouli or ham sandwiches.
$ TO B L Mon.-Fri.

ZOËS KITCHEN
1661 Riverside Ave., 355-9637
See Ponte Vedra.
$$ K L D Daily

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