Al’s PIzza Local casual pizzeria chain serving up pies, calzones, subs and pasta in a contemporary space. 303 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 249-0002, alspizza.com

AzureaAzurea at One Ocean Boasting an innovative dining experience in a super-swanky setting, Azurea provides fine dining oceanfront views. The Azurea Lounge is an opportunity to enjoy a more relaxed, sociable area. 1 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 249-7402, www.azurearestaurant.com

Beach Diner Owned and operated by the Jacksonville-based Adeeb family, the Beach Diner serves up solid diner classics as well as offering catering services. Open 6am-2:30pm. 501 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 249-6500, www.beachdiner.net

Bongiorno’s Philly Steak Shop Inspired by their shared love for Northeastern food, this couple brought the tastes of Philadelphia to the sandy beaches of Atlantic Beach. They tout fast delivery ($20 minimum over the ditch)  and televisions to enjoy sports entertainment. 2294 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, 246-3278, www.bongiornossteakshop.com

Casa LeonCasa Leon Fresh Mexican food served in a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere.  2260 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, 246-1729, www.casaleonmexicanrestaurant.com

ceviche - gastro festCeviche Ceviche serves quality authentic Peruvian cuisine, with dishes ranging from classic lomo saltado to chicharrones. Closed Monday. 27 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, 853-5497, www.cevichejax.com

Culhanes-Irish-Pub-Atlantic-BeachCulhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Four sisters, born and raised in Limerick Ireland, bring us an authentic piece of Ireland. The menu serves traditional favorites such as Shepherd’s Pie and Guinness Beef Stew, and they have a large variety of beer, wine, and Irish whiskey. Nights feature karaoke, trivia & live music. 967 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 249-9595, www.culhanesirishpub.com

Davinci’s PizzaDaVinci’s Pizza DaVinci’s Pizza is a small business operated by a tightly-knit family with a passion for the Jacksonville community and, of course, pizza.  DaVinci’s also provides free delivery to the northern part of Jax Beach, and all of Neptune and Atlantic Beaches. Closed Monday. 469 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 241-2001, www.davincispizzabar.com

Cantina Maya Sports Bar & Grille The best of a sports bar with Mexican cantina flavor. 1021 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 247, cantinamayasbg.wix.com/cantinamaya

Flying IguanaThe Fish Company Oysters from the raw bar star at this casual seafood joint with an unfussy menu of fish dishes. 725-12 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 246-0123 thefishcojax.com

Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar Modern Latin American cuisine, influenced by the flavors of the Southern U.S., with tasty tacos both trendy and pedestrian. Great margarita menu. Full bar. 207 Atlantic Blvd. Neptune Beach, 853-5680 flyingiguana.com

Fly’s Tie Irish Pub Known more for being a bar and entertainment than for what they serve on a plate, nonetheless, they have devoted followers. Try the Shepherd’s Pie! 177 Sailfish Dr E, Atlantic Beach, 246-4293, www.facebook.com/flys.tie

Mezza-sizedslider2_editThe Home Plate Diner The diner food here is all named after baseball stars or baseball themed. Super service and good food at low prices make this a strip mall diner stop loved by the locals. Open 7 days a week for Breakfast and Lunch. Open for Dinner Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  1487 Mayport Rd, Atlantic Beach, 247-0100

Joseph’s Pizza Established over 50 years ago, Joseph’s Pizza is founded on  family legacy and delicious Italian cuisine. 30 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic, Beach, 270-1122, www.josephspizza.com

Post to Post Links II error: No link found for term slug "M Shack" Brothers Matthew and David Medure collaborated to create an all natural, hormone-free burger joint with fresh ingredients. Their menu offers a unique twist on the classic idea of burgers, fries, and milkshakes. 299 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 241-2599, www.mshackburgers.com

Mario’s Resturante and Pizzeria Traditional Italian dishes and pizzas, available for dining in or eating out. Closed Sunday. 240 3rd St N, Neptune Beach, 372-9381 http://mariosatthebeach.wordpress.com

Mezza-Neptune-Beach-Restaurant-and-BarMezza Restaurant & Bar Italian seafood, wines and more in a woody, fireplace-adorned nook with a patio. 110 N 1st St, Neptune Beach, 249-5573, mezzarestaurantandbar.com

North Beach Bistro Less than a mile from the beach, this bistro serves up New American cuisine in a swanky atmosphere. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Brunch Sundays, Dinner Monday-Sunday. 725 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 6, Atlantic Beach, 372-4105, www.nb-bistro.com

North-Beach-Fish-Camp-7-300x199North Beach Fish Camp Opened by the owners of a sister restaurant in Palm Valley, this two story, beach-side restaurant has a classic, nautical vibe, with the added bonus of a rooftop bar. While it might be called a fish camp, it definitely has a more upscale, busy bistro feel, serving creative Southern fare and fresh seafood. 100 1st St, Neptune Beach, 249-3434, www.thenorthbeachfishcamp.com

Ocean 60 Restaurant Wine and Martini Bar Their incredible martinis make this place an upscale favorite for a girls night out at their bar.  The separate romantic dining room and high-end Europe- meets-the-Caribbean cuisine make it a couple’s favorite. Closed Sunday. 60 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Blvd, 247-0060, www.ocean60.com

Pho Viet It’s the best pho in Mayport, located inside a strip mall. Fans of pho say it might even be the best in the Jacksonville area at large. Closed Wednesdays. 1447 Mayport Rd, Suite 5, Atlantic Beach, 249-8006, sites.google.com/site/phovietfl/menu

PoesPoe’s Tavern Elevated burgers and pub fare in a brick-walled space with literary decor, plus outdoor seating. 363 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 241-7637, www.poestavern.com/atlantic-beach/

The Ragtime Tavern This large, bustling restaurant and Beaches hang-out will give you seafood, Cajun flavor and of course, their own award-winning brew. 207 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 241-7877, www.ragtimetavern.com

royal_palm_village_logoRoyal Palm Village Wine & Tapas With over 200 bottles of wine and 15 rotating drafts of micro-brew beers, Royal Palm Village is a locally owned and operated new concept in retail and dining serving a wide variety of tapas. They also offer gluten-free options. Closed Sundays. 296 Royal Palms Dr, Atlantic Beach, 372-0052, www.royalpalmwines.com

Seafood KitchenSeafood Kitchen With a 20 year history, this family seafood joint is well-loved by the locals. Fried seafood served in a hole-in-the-wall atmosphere. 31 Royal Palms Dr, Atlantic Beach, 241-8470, www.facebook.com/pages/Seafood-Kitchen

Safe Harbor Seafood Market & Restaurant Bustling seafood market serving fresh, over-the-counter catch in a pierside setting. 4378 Ocean Street #3, Atlantic Beach, 246-4911, safeharborseafoodmayport.com

Simply Tasty Thai This family-owned and operated business asserts itself as one of the best Thai and Filipino restaurants in Jacksonville, touting low prices and fresh, homemade Asian cuisine. The family prides itself on authenticity and delicious freshness. Closed Sunday.2292 Mayport Rd, Suite 8, Atlantic Beach, 372-2600, www.simplytastythaijax.com

Soup’s On Atlantic Beach The menu of available from-scratch soup options changes daily. 645 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 247-0906 www.soupsonjax.com

Tama’s Sushi Japanese Though the place is small, it’s a family-owned favorite for beaches sushi. 106 1st St, Neptune Beach, 241-0099, http://www.tamassushi.com/

two_dudes_-_hodday_medTwo Dudes Fresh Seafood The only two rules at this colorful but casual, beach-y restaurant are that nobody leaves hungry and everyone leaves happy. The Two Dudes prides itself on the freshest possible seafood and quirky favorites such as The Turtle Burger. 22 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, 246-2000, www.seafoodrestaurantatlanticbch.com

Singleton’s Seafood Shack Rustic fish camp is a longtime source of fresh seafood basic in a weathered waterfront setting. 4728 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, facebook.com/pages/Singletons-Seafood-Shack/104928862883884

Sliders Seafood GrilleSliders Seafood Grille Popular oyster bar and seafood joint with bench seating, a big outdoor deck and a laid-back vibe. 218 1st St, Neptune Beach, 246-0881, slidersseafoodgrille.com

Wipeouts Grill Surf-retro themed casual dining for lunch or dinner with burgers, wings, seafood and a great kids’ menu. 1585 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 247-4508, www.wipeoutsgrill.info


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