DOWNTOWN

Downtown
(Jacksonville Landing venues are at 2 Independent Drive)

ADAMS STREET DELI & GRILL
126 W. Adams St., 475-1400
The lunch spot serves wraps, including grilled chicken, and salads, including Greek salad.
$ L Mon.-Fri.

THE ATRIUM CAFÉ
1 Independent Dr., Ste. 110, 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.
$ TO B L Mon.-Fri.

AVOCADOS
311 W. Ashley St., Ste. 1, 683-9947
This restaurant offers mac & cheese, Southwestern wrap, and French dip sandwiches, made with fresh ingredients and cooked to order.
$ TO B L D Mon.-Sat.

BENNY’S SANDWICH SHOP
121 W. Forsyth St., 634-1525
For nearly 30 years, Benny’s — in an old basement bank vault — has been part of the downtown breakfast and lunch scene. Everything’s from scratch. Customer favorites include the taco salad and the creamy potato soup.
$ TO B L Mon.-Fri.

BENNY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD
Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 175, 301-1014
This steak-and-seafood house serves Continental cuisine with such signature dishes as the Filet Christian.
$$$ FB K L D Daily

BIG PETE’S OLD STYLE PIZZERIA
118 N. Julia St., 356-2680
Big Pete’s makes everything from scratch, including pizza, calzones, baked ziti and wraps. Barbecue, too.
$$ TO L D Mon.-Fri.

BLUE BOY SANDWICH SHOP
421 Laura St., 355-6767
See Arlington.
$ TO L D Mon.-Sat.

BURRITO GALLERY & BAR
21 E. Adams St., 598-2922
2013 Best of Jax winner
Popular Burrito Gallery serves Southwestern cuisine with an emphasis on innovative burritos, including ginger teriyaki tofu and the incomparable blackened mahi. Local art is displayed, and live music or DJs are on the back deck during Art Walk and other special events.
$ BW TO L D Mon.-Sat.

CAFÉ NOLA AT MOCAJAX
333 N. Laura St., 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.
$$ FB L Mon.-Fri.; D Thur. & ArtWalk

CASA DORA
108 E. Forsyth St., 356-8282
Chef Sam Hamidi has been serving genuine Italian fare to Jacksonville for more than 36 years with dishes like veal, seafood and gourmet pizza. The homemade salad dressing is a specialty.
$$ BW K L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat.

CHICAGO PIZZA & SPORTS GRILL
Jacksonville Landing, 354-7747
Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas, hot dogs and Italian beef dishes are offered by the Comastro family from Chicago, who’ve been serving up Windy City favorites for 25-plus years. They import ingredients all the way from exotic, far-away Illinois — talk about authentic.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

CHOMP CHOMP
106 E. Adams St., 762-4667
This spot has eats at moderate prices — most less than $10. Chef-inspired street food: panko-crusted chicken, burgers, chinois tacos, bahn mi and barbecue.
$ L Tue.-Sat.; D Fri. & Sat.

CURRENTS LOUNGE
225 E. Coastline Dr., 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.
$$ FB B L D Daily

DE REAL TING CAFÉ
128 W. Adams St., 633-9738
This Caribbean restaurant features jerk or curried chicken, conch fritters and curried goat and oxtail.
$ FB TO L Tue.-Fri.; D Fri. & Sat.

EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS
225 E. Coastline Dr., 634-4579
See Arlington.
$ TO B L Daily

FIONN MacCOOL’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT
The Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 176, 374-1547
2013 Best of Jax 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 daily.
$$ FB K L D Daily

HOOTERS
The Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 103, 356-5400
This chain of casual restaurants, popular for their waitresses, features wings, steamed shrimp, oysters, burgers, seafood and sandwiches.
$$ FB TO L D Daily

INDOCHINE
21 E. Adams St., Ste. 200, 598-5303
2013 Best of Jax winner
Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine in the urban core. Signature dishes include chicken Satay, soft shell crab, and mango and sticky rice for dessert.
$$ FB TO L D Mon.-Fri.; D Tue.-Sat.

JENKINS QUALITY BARBECUE
830 N. Pearl St., 353-6388
For more than 57 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.
$ TO L D Daily

JULIETTE’S BISTRO & THE J-BAR
245 W. Water St., Omni Hotel, 355-6664
Juliette’s serves dinner prior to (or dessert after) a Downtown show. In the morning, there’s a breakfast buffet. The full-service bar carries a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits including local craft beers, and the J-Bar serves small plates of bistro-inspired cuisine.
$$$ FB L D Daily

KOJA SUSHI
Ste. 222, The Jacksonville Landing, 350-9911
2013 Best of Jax winner
Owners John and Tony — in the sushi game for more than 10 years — offer sushi, sashimi, and Japanese, Asian and Korean cuisine. Hard-to-find items like baby octopus salad are available. Indoor and outdoor dining.
$$ FB L Mon.-Fri.; D Nightly

LE SHEA’S HOMESTYLE EATERY
119 W. Adams St., 354-5685
Southern and soul food are the focus, including meat loaf, fried chicken, burgers and spaghetti — and plenty of sides.
$ TO L Mon.-Fri.

THE MAGNIFICAT CAFE
231 N. Laura St., 353-3588
On Hemming Plaza, this French-style café serves French onion soup, quiche Lorraine and fresh fruit salad. Dine indoors or out on the covered patio.
$$ TO L Mon.-Fri.

NORTHSTAR PIZZA BAR & SUBSTATION
119 E. Bay St., 860-5451
The menu features brick-oven-baked pizzas, grinders, wings, Philly cheesesteaks, sandwiches and fries served in a laid-back setting. Karaoke on Sat.; 27 beers on tap.
$ BW L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat.

OLIO MARKET
301 E. Bay St., 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.
$$ BW TO B R L Mon.-Fri.

THE PITA PIT
491 W. Forsyth St., 699-7482
See Fleming Island.
$ TO B L D Daily

PHO A NOODLE BAR
117 W. Adams St., Downtown, 353-0320
Authentic Vietnamese and Thai dishes: egg rolls, pot stickers. Pho bowls: standard, vegan, pho tom yum, sukiyaki and kelp noodle substitute. Boba, teas, coffee.
$ L Mon.-Fri.; D Wed.-Sat.

RUSS-DOE’S SANDWICH SHOP
1745 E. Church St., 353-9065
This Talleyrand sandwich shop offers breakfast items, as well as classic American lunch fare, including PB&J, egg salad, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Dine outside at picnic tables on the decks.
$ TO B L Mon.-Fri.

THE SKYLINE DINING & CONFERENCE CENTER
50 N. Laura St., Ste. 4200, 791-9533 ext. 241
On Bank of America’s 42nd floor, this cafe offers a spectacular riverview to the busy lunch crowd.
$$ FB TO L Mon.-Fri.

TRELLISES RESTAURANT
225 E. Coastline Dr., Hyatt Regency, 588-1234
American à la carte dining featuring original fresh seafood creations and regional specialties, along with a daily buffet or à la carte breakfast.
$$$ FB K B L Daily

URBAN GRIND COFFEE COMPANY
50 N. Laura St., 806-5535
In the Bank of America building, Urban Grind offers a variety of locally roasted whole bean brewed coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, fresh pastries and bagels with homemade cream cheeses. Lunch includes chicken and tuna salads and sandwiches. Free Wi-Fi.
$ B L Mon.-Fri.

VILLAGE BREAD CAFE
Ste. 175, The Jacksonville Landing, 683-7244
These locally owned restaurants offer breakfast featuring a variety of bagels and omelets, and lunch, offering sandwiches on homestyle bread, big salads, pizzas and pastries.
$ TO B L Mon.-Sat.

VITO’S ITALIAN CAFE
The Jacksonville Landing, Ste. 174, 355-3002
The traditional Italian and Mediterranean menu includes pasta dishes, steak and seafood entrées. Desserts, including tiramisu and cannoli, are homemade. Daily happy hour.
$ FB L D Daily

ZODIAC GRILL
120 W. Adams St., 354-8283
Zodiac serves Mediterranean cuisine and American favorites in a casual atmosphere, as well as panini and vegetarian dishes. The daily lunch buffet is a downtown favorite. Espressos and hookahs are available. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. There’s live music on Fridays.
$ FB L Mon.-Fri

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october, 2021

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