MANDARIN

Mandarin

AL’S PIZZA
11190 San Jose Blvd., 260-4115
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Beaches.
$ FB K TO L D Daily

ATHENS CAFÉ
6271 St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 7, 733-1199
From the dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) to the baby shoes (stuffed eggplant), Athens offers all the favorites. The café serves Greek beers.
$$ BW L Mon.-Fri.; D Mon.-Sat.

AW SHUCKS
9743 Old St. Augustine Rd., 240-0368
This seafood place features an oyster bar, steaks, seafood, wings and pasta. Favorites are ahi tuna, shrimp & grits, oysters Rockefeller, pitas and kabobs. Sweet potato puffs are the signature side.
$$ FB K L D Daily

BEACH DINER
11362 San Jose Blvd., 683-0079
See Beaches.
$ K B R L Daily

THE BLUE CRAB CRABHOUSE
3057 Julington Creek Rd., 260-2722
Fresh Maryland-style steamed blue crabs are a big deal at this seafood restaurant, as are crab legs and steamed or fried oysters. Dining is offered on a covered deck; early bird menu and daily specials. There’s live music every Sun. afternoon on the deck.
$$ FB K R Sun.; D Tue.-Sun.

BONO’S PIT BAR-B-Q
12620 Bartram Park Blvd., 652-2989
9820 San Jose Blvd., 268-2666
See Northside.
$ FB K TO L D Daily

BRAZILIAN JAX CAFE
9825 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 20, 880-3313
A variety of authentic Brazilian dishes, including steaks, sausages, chicken, fish, burgers and hot sandwiches prepared with fresh ingredients. Every Saturday, the traditional feijoada — black beans and pork stew served with rice, collards, orange salad and toasted yucca flour with bacon — is featured.
$$ TO B L D Mon.-Sat.

BROOKLYN PIZZA
11406 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 3, 288-9211
13820 St. Augustine Rd., Bartram Park, 880-0020
The owners are from Brooklyn, N.Y., so it makes sense that the Brooklyn Special Pizza is a customer favorite. The menu features calzones, white pizza and homestyle lasagna.
$ BW TO L D Daily

BRUSTER’S ICE CREAM
11701 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 60, 886-1995
See Intracoastal.
$ K TO Daily

CAFE DU MARCH
11700 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 18, 886-6999
Café Du March Market Café & Catering offers a sophisticated menu of original recipes, including homemade breads and desserts.
$$ K TO B L Daily

CASA MARIA
14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., 619-8186
See Beaches.
$ FB K L D Daily

CHOW DOWN ALLEY
14775 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 3, 880-7900
Family-operated Chow Down serves breakfast sandwiches, burgers, salads and specialty sandwiches.
$ B L Mon.-Fri.

COFFEE ROASTERS
9735 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 13, 260-0810
The European coffeehouse serves Italian specialty coffees and smoothies. Outdoor dining.
$$ TO L D Mon.-Sat.

DICK’S WINGS & GRILL
10391 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 1, 880-7087
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Northside.
$ FB K TO L D Daily

DON JUAN’S RESTAURANT
12373 San Jose Blvd., 268-8722
With a focus on friendly, family-oriented service, Don Juan’s has a touch of Old Mexico: patio dining. A full bar — with tequila selections — is served, and happy hour is held Mon.-Fri.
$ FB K L D Daily

ENZA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
10601 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin Landing, 268-4458
This family-owned restaurant offers casual fine dining, specializing in Italian cuisine, veal and seafood dishes like seafood lasagna. Enza’s offers daily specials.
$$$ FB K TO D Tue.-Sun.

FIREHOUSE SUBS
10131 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 8, 886-2179
4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr., 338-0142
This Jacksonville-based sub chain, founded by firefighters, serves large portions of premium meats and cheeses, steamed hot and piled on a toasted sub roll. Darn good cherry-limeade, too. Kids’ meals come with a free fire hat. Delivery is available.
$ K TO L D Daily

FIRST WATCH
11111 San Jose Blvd., 268-8331
See Beaches.
$ K B L Daily

FIVE GUYS FAMOUS BURGERS & FRIES
10061 San Jose Blvd., 493-5414
13760 St. Augustine Rd., 402-8036
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Orange Park.
$ TO L D Daily

GIGI’S RESTAURANT
3130 Hartley Rd., 694-4300
In the Ramada, Gigi’s serves a prime rib and crab leg buffet Fri. and Sat., blue-jean brunch on Sun., a daily breakfast buffet and lunch and dinner buffets. Ramada Inn is home to The Comedy Zone, a 2013 Best of Jax winner, featuring national comedians Tue.-Sat.
$$$ FB B R L D Daily

GOLDEN CHINA CHINESE RESTAURANT
11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 23, 260-8836
Mandarin, Szechwan and Cantonese dishes are served along with daily lunch and dinner buffets featuring 26 items on the hot bar and eight items on the cold bar.
$$ BW TO L D Daily

GOLDEN CORRAL
11470 San Jose Blvd., 886-9699
See Orange Park.
$ K B L D Daily

GREAT WALL CHINESE RESTAURANT
12200 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 4, 262-9107
This popular restaurant’s menu features Szechwan, Hunan and Cantonese dishes.
$ TO L D Daily

HARMONIOUS MONKS
10550 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 30, 880-3040
The American-style steakhouse features a 9-oz. choice Angus center-cut filet with gorgonzola shiitake mushroom cream sauce, 8-oz. gourmet burgers, fall-off-the-bone ribs, wraps and sandwiches. Dennis Klee & the World’s Most Talented Waitstaff every Fri. & Sat.
$$ FB K L D Mon.-Sat.

HOOTERS
8938 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 2, 636-9800
See Downtown.
$$ FB TO L D Daily

KANKI JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR
11154 San Jose Blvd., 292-2400
See Fleming Island.
$$ FB TO D Nightly

KAZU JAPANESE RESTAURANT
9965 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 35, 683-9903
The new place in Mandarin offers a wide variety of soups, dumplings, appetizers, salads, bento boxes, sushi, entrées, maki handrolls and sashimi. The sushi especially is artfully presented. The interior of the restaurant is clean, spacious and inviting.
$$ BW TO L D Daily

LA NOPALERA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
11700 San Jose Blvd., 288-0175
Don’t be alarmed to see the servers arms filled with dinner plates — five or more at a time. The balancing act is something to behold. Tamales, fajitas and pork tacos are customer favorites. Some locations offer a full bar.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

LARRY’S GIANT SUBS
11365 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 3, 674-2945
See Orange Park.
$ K TO B L D Daily

THE LOOP PIZZA GRILL
9965 San Jose Blvd., 262-2210
See Beaches.
$ BW K TO L D Daily

MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE
11105 San Jose Blvd., 260-1727
MSG-free pan-Asian cuisine is made to order in woks with fresh ingredients. Authentic Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes are served. Take-out is available up to 15 minutes before closing.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

MIKADO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
10460 Avenues Walk Blvd., 260-8860
Mikado has been serving traditional Japanese cuisine for more than 20 years. The big sushi bar seats more than 25 diners. A lunch buffet is offered Mon.-Fri. and there are 12 hibachi tables.
$$ FB TO L D Daily

MILLER’S ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR
11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 19, 292-0003
See Arlington.
$$ FB K L D Daily

MIZU SUSHI & GRILL
14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 124, 
880-0889
Master chefs prepare fresh sushi, seafood, steak and vegetables. Indoor or outdoor dining. Mizu is located south of the Avenues Mall at Durbin Crossing. Live music every Fri.
$$ BW K L D Daily

MONKEY’S UNCLE TAVERN
10503 San Jose Blvd., 260-1349
See Beaches.
$ FB TO L D Daily

NATIVE SUN NATURAL FOODS MARKET & DELI
10000 San Jose Blvd., 260-6950
See Baymeadows.
$ BW K TO L D Mon.-Sat.

OSAKA GRILL SUSHI BUFFET
11701 San Jose Blvd., 886-7778
More than 150 items are offered at this Chinese and Japanese buffet, including soups, spareribs, a sushi bar, roast duck and ice cream. Children younger than 12 dine at a discount. Carry-out from the buffet is available.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

PANERA BREAD
11111 San Jose Blvd., 268-3366
13820 Old St. Augustine Rd., 262-1732
See Baymeadows.
$$ TO L D Daily

PETERBROOKE CHOCOLATIER
11362 San Jose Blvd., 262-2462
See Amelia Island.
$$ TO Daily

PICASSO’S PIZZERIA
10503 San Jose Blvd., 880-0811
Picasso’s specializes in hand-tossed gourmet pizza along with calzones, homemade New York-style cheesecake and handmade pasta. Fresh local seafood and steaks, too.
$$ BW K TO L D Daily

POLLO TROPICAL
10989 San Jose Blvd., 288-5990
This restaurant’s menu has influences from the Caribbean, Latin America and Miami, resulting in citrus-marinated, tropical spiced grilled chicken dishes served all over the world.
$ K TO L D Daily

RACK ’EM UP BILLIARDS
4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr., Ste. 205, 262-4030
See Arlington.
$ BW R Sat.-Sun., D Nightly

THE RED ELEPHANT PIZZA & GRILL
10131 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, 683-3773
This casual, family-friendly eatery serves pizzas, sandwiches, grill specials, burgers and pasta dishes. Gluten-free friendly.
$ FB K L D Daily

RENNA’S PIZZA
11111 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 12, 292-2300
This casual New York-style pizzeria serves calzones, antipasto, parmigiana and homemade breads. Buy by the slice — they’re humongous — or full pie.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

ROMA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA
14965 Old St. Augustine Rd., Ste. 101, 880-2000
Roma’s menu has more than 100 items, each made with authentic Italian spices and herbs. Specialty dishes include veal, seafood and gourmet pizzas.
$$ FB K TO L D Daily

SANTIONI’S CUCINA ITALIANA RESTAURANT
11531 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 8, 262-5190
Bruno and Silvana Santioni have been in the business of Italian dining since 1987. Their menu features rack of lamb and veal saltimbocca with homemade bread. Espresso is available.
$$ BW L D Daily

SMOOTHIE KING
9901 San Jose Blvd., 242-2993
2013 Best of Jax winner
See Baymeadows.
$ TO Daily

SONNY’S REAL PIT BAR-B-Q
12485 San Jose Blvd., 288-7928
See Amelia Island.
$ BW K TO L D Daily

SORRENTO ITALIAN RESTAURANT
6943 St. Augustine Rd., 636-9196
Luciano Russo and his family opened Sorrento more than 20 years ago. The extensive menu at this romantic spot includes fish Francese and lamb Torinese, and entrées include a salad, bread and a side of spaghetti.
$$$ BW D Tue.-Sun.

STEAMIN
9703 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin, 493-2020
The classic diner serves steam burgers, fat dogs and chili, more than 50 craft beers.
$ FB TO B Sat.-Sun.; L D Daily

TIJUANA FLATS
13820 Old St. Augustine Rd., 262-0484
See Baymeadows.
$ BW K TO L D Daily

VILLAGE BREAD CAFE
10111 San Jose Blvd., 262-0740
See Downtown.
$ TO B L Daily; D Fri. & Sat.

VINO’S PIZZA & GRILL
4268 Oldfield Crossing Dr., Greenland, 268-6660
Hand-tossed New York-style, thin-crust pizzas, and Sicilian-style, thick-crust pizzas. Big salads, baked dishes, subs, stromboli, wings and wraps, too.
$ K L D Daily

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
10601 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 22, 288-1100
Whole Foods offers an expansive prepared-food department with more than 80 items at a full-service and self-service hot bar, salad bar, soup bar and dessert bar, as well as pizza, sushi and sandwich stations.
$$ BW TO L D Daily

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october, 2021

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