San Marco Dining, Jacksonville, FL

Restaurants: Southbank to San Marco Square

allure thai
Allure Thai

Allure Thai Bistro & Bar

Satisfy your hankering for Thai food on the Southbank at this upscale Thai bistro and bar. 1004 Hendricks Ave, 674-0190

Appetites Cafe & Catering

Soups, salads, and burgers, all hand-made fresh. 815 S Main St #105, 398-0984

bb’s restaurant and bar

Buzzing bistro serving innovative New American dishes and sweets from a dessert case amid chic digs. 1019 Hendricks Ave, 306-0100

Beach Diner

This popular diner is one of four here in Jacksonville, serving breakfast and typical diner fare. 1965 San Marco Blvd, /san-marco/ 399-1306


bistro aix
Bistro Aix

Bistro Aix

Bistro AIX reflects the dining style of the southern France with New American leanings. One of the top dining choices in Jacksonville, it also has a swanky bar (Bar X) in a separate room. 1440 San Marco Blvd, 398-1949

charthouseChart House

Boasting a view of the city skyline and the St. Johns River, the Chart House serves daily fresh fish and other delicious seafood entrées such as Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, as well as steaks and prime ribs. 1501 Riverplace Blvd, 398-3353

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Claras Tidbits

Clara’s Tidbits

Established in 1985, Tidbits offers pitas, sandwiches, and salads available for pickup, as well as a catering menu with large platters of sandwiches, fruit, desserts, and bulk salads. 1076 Hendricks Ave, (904) 396-0528

Currents Riverview Bistro

Serving breakfast and lunch dishes, the menu at Currents provides options for any taste preference. It features sandwiches, salads, and basic cafe dishes, as well as several Mexican dishes and a full-service Starbucks. 841 Prudential Dr #2, (inside the Aetna Bldg.) 306-9512

European Street

Beginning as a small German deli-style bar, this locally famous café has grown to four locations and a large menu featuring unique international dishes and a wide variety of beer and wine. 1704 San Marco Blvd, 398-9500

Fugi Sushi, Rainbow Roll, Jacksonville, FL

Fuji Sushi

Not only does this sushi restaurant offer a wide variety of sushi, but they also serve entrées such as tempura, teriyaki, hibachi, and more. Fuji Sushi also provides catering. 1950 San Marco Blvd, 438-8646

Green Erth Bistro- 1520 Hendricks AveGreen Erth Bistro

Green Erth Bistro is a restaurant and catering company that features Persian cuisine, such as kabobs and specialty stews, as well as healthy, fresh, and natural vegetarian and vegan dishes. 1520 Hendricks Ave, 398-9156

The Grotto

With seasonal menus featuring tapas, fromages, and entrées designed to complement the wine menu. Check out The Grotto’s website to learn some wine tasting tips and the many different types of wines. 2012 San Marco Blvd, 398-0726

Hightide BurritoHightide Burrito Co.

Contemporary Mexican joint crafting burritos, tacos, and quesadillas in surf-inspired quarters. They also offer online ordering and catering. 1538 Hendricks Ave, 683-7396

indochine logo_webIndochine San Marco

Indochine serves dishes inspired by Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine, featuring soups, noodles, rice, and curry options. They also provide catering, delivery, and accommodations for semi-private parties. 1974 San Marco Blvd, 503-7013

Kitchen on San Marco, Jacksonville, FL

Kitchen on San Marco

Part of the farm-to-table movement, Kitchen features a seasonal menu with ingredients sourced from small farms all over the South. 1402 San Marco Blvd, 396-2344

La Nopalera

Mexican chow and margaritas come in filling quantities at this bustling outpost with splashy decor. 1629 Hendricks Ave, 399-1768

The Loop Pizza Grill

A Jacksonville classic, this home-grown chain serves up some of the best milkshakes in North Florida. Great burgers and pizza as well. 2014 San Marco Blvd, 399-5667

Maple Street Biscuit Company, San Marco, Garden Bird

Maple Street Biscuit Company

This biscuit joint opened in 2012 as a place to enjoy a wholesome breakfast or lunch. They put unexpected ingredients (like goat cheese!) on their biscuit sandwiches. If you love traditional southern cooking, but you yearn for something interesting, this fast-growing Jacksonville chain is a great choice. 2004 San Marco Blvd, 398-1004

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Matthews, Photo by Paul Figura

Matthew’s Restaurant

Matthew’s has set the bar for excellence, providing not only exceptional food, but an elegant, award-winning dining experience as well. 2107 Hendricks Ave, 396-1213

Mezze Bar and Grill

The menu at this bar and grill includes tapas, skewers, and gyros, as well as a few classic American dishes and brick oven pizza. Mezze also provides a beer and wine list.  2016 Hendricks Ave, 683-0693

Olive Tree
Olive Tree

The Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill

The Olive Tree serves traditional Mediterranean dishes such as gyros, falafel sandwiches, and stuffed grape leaves. They also offer free delivery to the San Marco area as well as catering. 1705 Hendricks Ave, 396-2250

Pizza Palace
Pizza Palace

Pizza Palace

Unique to the Jacksonville area, Pizza Palace prides itself on offering a family-friendly atmosphere and serving quality food. The menu features calzones, pizza, and traditional Italian dishes. 1959 San Marco Blvd, 399-8815

River City BrewingRiver City Brewing Company

They’ve been brewing beer in-house since before craft beer was cool. Located on the Southbank, the restaurant features a menu of seafood, steaks, and pastas, as well as an elegant dining room and a full view of the river and the Jacksonville skyline. 835 Museum Circle, 398-2299

Ruth ChrisRuth’s Chris Steak House

Boasting the best USDA Prime steaks, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has locations across the country. Their menu also offers salads, soups, and specialty entrées such as barbecued shrimp and lamb chops. 1201 Riverplace Blvd, 396-6200

The Southern Grill

Breakfast barbecue and Southern-style cooking are all on the menu at the Southern Grill. 800 Flagler Ave, 858-9800



Opened in the fall of 2009, this locally owned and operated restaurant serves European cuisine with a special emphasis on Spanish and Italian dishes. Decor is upscale, rustic-modern, aligned with their outstanding menu of delectable salads, hand-tossed gourmet pizzas, house-made pastas, and carefully crafted meals. Full bar. 1986 San Marco Blvd, 398-3005

wine cellar
Wine Cellar

V Pizza

This wood-fired casual gourmet pizza place is conveniently right next door to the cocktail bar Sidecar. They’re even connected by a door so you can take your pizza in should you want to imbibe. 1406 Hendricks Ave, 527-1511

Wine Cellar

Quietly serving excellent cuisine in a beautiful atmosphere since 1974, this restaurant is still somehow one of the best-kept secrets in Jacksonville. 1314 Prudential Dr, 398-8989

Peterbrooke Chocolatier, San Marco, Jacksonville, FL

Sweets & Treats

Peterbrooke Chocolatier

2024 San Marco Blvd, 398-2488


1962 San Marco Blvd, 396-9222

Tropical Smoothie Café

1808 Hendricks Ave 399-1514

Sidecar, San Marco, Jacksonville, FL

Beers & Bars

Aardwolf Brewing Company

Aardwolf Beer is one Jacksonville’s must-drinks in our craft brew scene. No food is served at this taproom, but they invite food trucks to be on hand during busy times. 1461 Hendricks Ave, 301-0755

Grape & Grain Exchange

An upscale package liquor store and bar with knowledgeable bartenders and craft cocktails. Head to The Parlour in the back for a darkened room and some cool jazz in the evenings. 2000 San Marco Blvd, 396-4455

The Grotto

With seasonal menus featuring tapas, fromages and entrées designed to complement the wine menu. Check out The Grotto’s website to learn some wine tasting tips and the many different types of wines. 2012 San Marco Blvd, 398-0726

Sidcecar, San Marco, Jacksonville, FLSidecar

Outstanding craft cocktails are the main event at this San Marco bar. Next door to V Pizza, it’s convenient if you want a bite with your drink. 1406 Hendricks Ave,  527-8990