9 Best Restaurants in Jacksonville, FL

Image of an outside bar at Palms Fish Camp in Jacksonville, FL

People head to Jacksonville, Florida for its beautiful beaches and great outdoor opportunities, but did you know the city also has an awesome food scene?

In this post you’ll find the best restaurants in Jacksonville, including delicious seafood restaurants and options with food and views.

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Best Restaurants in Jacksonville:

Palms Fish Camp

6359 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226

View of the St.John River from Palms Fish Camp in Jacksonville, FL

Just a short drive from popular Jacksonville state parks like Little Talbot Island State Park and Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park, Palms Fish Camp is a fun spot along the St. Johns River. The restaurant offers everything from fresh seafood dishes served with a side of hushpuppies to delicious pizzas. 

I highly recommend stopping here for drinks and food. The atmosphere is so much fun and the establishment offers both indoor and outdoor seating. There’s even a large bar outside. I enjoyed sitting outside and taking in the beautiful views of the St. Johns River. 

There’s boat docking available at the restaurant, making it a very popular spot for boaters to grab a drink and a bite to eat. 

Flying Fish Taphouse

1341 Airport Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Image of salad and fish platter at Flying Fish Tap House

Just minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport, Flying Fish Taphouse is the perfect spot to grab a delicious meal post-flight. Surrounded by off-site airport parking lots, it’s an unexpected restaurant that packs a big punch. 

Order the pretzel sticks with beer cheese to start your meal. The restaurant menu has a large offering of entrees, ranging from seafood platters to filling salads. Sam had a huge salmon dish with rice and beans and fresh veggies, while I enjoyed the Southern Chicken Salad – delicious! 

There’s a large dining area for families and those wishing to enjoy a nice sit-down meal. If you’re traveling solo or want company, the restaurant also has a large bar that serves the same menu and has TVs for the popular games. 

Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar

1602 Walnut St, Jacksonville, FL 32206

Best Restaurants in Jacksonville - Image of 4 Champagne Cocktails at Silkie's

Opened by Chef Kenny Gilbert and Anna Howard in 2020, Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar is a fast-casual restaurant offering counter service dining and delicious chicken and biscuits. The restaurant also specializes in champagne cocktails and offers a champagne flight where you can try four of the cocktail offerings. 

Silkie’s has both indoor and outdoor dining, and I highly recommend grabbing a seat in their outdoor area if the weather cooperates. It’s very cozy and is a great place to gather with friends. 

The restaurant is currently open Wednesday and Thursday for dinner and Friday through Sunday for brunch and dinner. Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar is a cashless establishment. 

Coop 303

303 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

View from Coop 303 at Beaches Town Center in Jacksonville Florida, featuring a cloudy blue sky, parking lot, and palm trees.

Located within Beaches Town Center in the heart of Jacksonville’s beaches, Coop 303 is an eclectic spot for tasty food and pretty cocktails. 

There are two outdoor dining areas that are perfect for enjoying food and drinks while people-watching. They have indoor and outdoor spots that are great for events like bridal and baby showers, both of which were going on while we were there. 

The location is also a great spot for events like bridal parties, baby showers, and birthday celebrations. Try to plan ahead and make a reservation if you can, because tables fill up quickly, especially if you want outdoor seating. 

Sam and I sat outside on the upper level overlooking the shops. It was a beautiful day and we were surrounded by colorful flower baskets. 

Coop 303 has a delicious cocktail menu, plenty of wines, and a wide assortment of food options. Sam had a beautiful seasonal salad while I indulged in the fried chicken basket with sides of mac-and-cheese and mashed potatoes. The basket was enough to feed at least two people. 

Terry’s Grill

605 New Berlin Rd #7, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Image of the outside of Terry's Grill in Jacksonville, FL

Terry’s Grill should be your go-to breakfast spot in Jacksonville, serving southern-style breakfast and lunch options, all at an affordable price. 

Breakfast offerings include classics like eggs, bacon and hashbrowns, omelets, and pancakes. For lunch, consider the triple decker club sandwich or a juicy burger. 

Terry’s Grill is a popular spot in Jacksonville, so make sure to arrive early or be prepared for a little wait (tables move fast). The restaurant resembles a diner with tables and booths, and also has a small counter for solo diners.

The Brick

3585 St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Image of The Brick Restaurant in Avondale Historic Neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida

The Brick restaurant is located in the Historic Avondale neighborhood and serves upscale American cuisine. Their lunch and dinner menu is delicious, and they offer a fantastic brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday. 

I loved that you can enjoy your meal just off the sidewalk of the historic main street, although the inside of the restaurant is quite stunning. They have stained- glass windows and beautiful artwork that makes dining inside an absolute joy. 

Estrella Cocina 

100 W Bay St Ste 701, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Image of young woman posing on the roof patio of Estrella Cocina Restaurant in Downtown Jacksonville.

Located in Downtown Jacksonville, Estrella Cocina offers upscale rooftop dining. Depending on the time of day, choose a meal from their lunch, dinner or late-night menus, and consider a delicious cocktail to go along with it. 

The restaurant really stands out for its unique dishes like Quesadillas de Esparagos and Flautas de Pollo, and the beautiful views of downtown Jax. 

Estrella Cocina is a popular spot, so I highly recommend making reservations in advance, especially if you want to sit on the outside deck. Note that the restaurant is closed on Sundays. 

Cinco de Mayo Authentic Mexican

Multiple Locations

Imagge of three plated tacos at a Mexican restaurant in Jacksonville, FL.

With several locations across Florida, Cinco de Mayo Authentic Mexican delivers some of the tastiest Mexican food in a fun environment. The restaurant is brightly decorated and features a bar if you are stopping in for drinks or dining alone. 

If you’re looking for an affordable and delicious spot in Downtown Jacksonville, Cinco de Mayo is a great option. I also love how quickly the food is prepared so it’s the perfect place if you’re starving. 

New Berlin Fish House & Oyster Company 

604 New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Image of plated grouper with a side of beans and corn-on-the-cob in Jacksonville, Florida

If you’re looking for a wide variety of fresh fish, New Berlin Fish House & Oyster Company is calling your name. With Fresh ‘Just Caught’ Seafood a distinct section of the menu, you’re certain to find fresh fish cooked to your liking. 

I was a huge fan of the salad offerings while Sam opted for the ‘Just Caught’ Grouper since our server said that was the biggest fish of the day. I thought both were huge and perfectly filling. 

The restaurant is well-decorated and very cute, and also has a great bar area for dining. 

Bon Appétit

Where will you eat first in Jacksonville? There are so many options and all are so delicious! I hope this list guides you to some delicious meals shared with friends and family. And make sure to check out the Top Outdoor Activities in Jacksonville for things to do while you are in the area.



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