Guidebook for Jacksonville

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Guidebook for Jacksonville

Food Scene

Some of my Favorite Local Spots that are within walking distance or a short drive from my Home!
Great Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee!
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Cool Moose Cafe
2708 Park St
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Great Breakfast, Lunch & Coffee!
Festive, neighborhood joint with Day of the Dead decor offering Tex-Mex meals & lots of craft beers.
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Lola's Burrito & Burger Joint
1522 King St
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Festive, neighborhood joint with Day of the Dead decor offering Tex-Mex meals & lots of craft beers.
This basic Japanese go-to offers classic & modern sushi rolls plus other Japanese fare.
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Sumo Sushi
2726 Park St
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This basic Japanese go-to offers classic & modern sushi rolls plus other Japanese fare.
Chicago deep-dish & NYC-style pies are on offer at this vibrant local pizza pub with pastas & subs.
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Carmines Pie House
2677 Forbes St
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Chicago deep-dish & NYC-style pies are on offer at this vibrant local pizza pub with pastas & subs.
Cozy counter serve offering coffee, vegetarian/vegan breakfast & lunch items & bulk organic foods.
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Southern Roots Filling Station
1275 King St
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Cozy counter serve offering coffee, vegetarian/vegan breakfast & lunch items & bulk organic foods.
Casual German-inspired restaurant with a patio offering a huge selection of beer, pub grub & sweets.
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European Street Cafe
1704 San Marco Blvd
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Casual German-inspired restaurant with a patio offering a huge selection of beer, pub grub & sweets.
Cozy restaurant with wine & traditional Italian cuisine, from pastas to chicken & veal entrees.
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Primi Piatti
2722 Park St
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Cozy restaurant with wine & traditional Italian cuisine, from pastas to chicken & veal entrees.
Beer garden with 62 revolving craft beers on tap, Bavarian inspired pub food and a full liquor bar.
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Hoptinger Bier Garden & Sausage House
1037 Park St
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Beer garden with 62 revolving craft beers on tap, Bavarian inspired pub food and a full liquor bar.
Varied American eats served up in a loftlike, brick-walled space with a patio, bar & weekend jazz.
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Brick Restaurant
3585 St Johns Ave
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Varied American eats served up in a loftlike, brick-walled space with a patio, bar & weekend jazz.
Classic American fare dished up for breakfast & lunch in a busy diner with a vintage feel.
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Fox Restaurant
3580 St Johns Ave
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Classic American fare dished up for breakfast & lunch in a busy diner with a vintage feel.
Mini-chain branch serving Southern BBQ faves & a vast whiskey menu in laid-back quarters.
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MOJO no.4, Urban BBQ Whiskey Bar
3572 St Johns Ave
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Mini-chain branch serving Southern BBQ faves & a vast whiskey menu in laid-back quarters.
Funky pizzeria offering custom & specialty thin-crust pies plus wine & beer in colorful surrounds.
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Moon River Pizza
1176 Edgewood Ave S
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Funky pizzeria offering custom & specialty thin-crust pies plus wine & beer in colorful surrounds.
Burgers, salads, seafood & wings are served at this neighborhood bar with a patio.
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Harps American Pub & Grill
4070 Herschel St
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Burgers, salads, seafood & wings are served at this neighborhood bar with a patio.
Seasonal French food & creative cocktails meet in this dining room with plush seats & exposed beams.
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Restaurant Orsay
3630 Park St
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Seasonal French food & creative cocktails meet in this dining room with plush seats & exposed beams.
Local diner chain serving classic American breakfast & lunch fare in a warm atmosphere.
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Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Ave
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Local diner chain serving classic American breakfast & lunch fare in a warm atmosphere.
House-brewed beer pairs with seafood, steaks & pasta at this pub with river & Downtown views.
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River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Cir
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House-brewed beer pairs with seafood, steaks & pasta at this pub with river & Downtown views.
COMBINING QUALITY CRAFT BREWING WITH THE EXCITEMENT OF SPORTS! Originally built in 1938 as a service station, the building at 9th and Main reflects a bit of the Art Deco style of the times with its curved front windows. It has sat empty until 2009, waiting for someone with the vision to return it to use. Now, Strings Sports Brewery is born! Stay tuned for new developments as the project progresses!
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Strings Sports Brewery
1850 N N Main St
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COMBINING QUALITY CRAFT BREWING WITH THE EXCITEMENT OF SPORTS! Originally built in 1938 as a service station, the building at 9th and Main reflects a bit of the Art Deco style of the times with its curved front windows. It has sat empty until 2009, waiting for someone with the vision to return it to use. Now, Strings Sports Brewery is born! Stay tuned for new developments as the project progresses!
Safe Harbor Seafood Market and Restaurant catches and prepares fresh, local seafood daily. Our casual atmosphere and breathtaking views offer one of a kind dining, which is why we were recently recognized as the Best Seafood in Jacksonville, Florida for 2014.
Safe Harbor at Marah Brewing Company
1521 Margaret St
Safe Harbor Seafood Market and Restaurant catches and prepares fresh, local seafood daily. Our casual atmosphere and breathtaking views offer one of a kind dining, which is why we were recently recognized as the Best Seafood in Jacksonville, Florida for 2014.

Drinks & Nightlife

Compact sports-oriented bar offering elevated, retro pub grub such as meatloaf plus 650+ beers.
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Kickbacks Gastropub
910 King St
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Compact sports-oriented bar offering elevated, retro pub grub such as meatloaf plus 650+ beers.
Neighborhood institution dishing out pub grub, including grilled cheeses, in casual environs.
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The Garage
2692 Post St
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Neighborhood institution dishing out pub grub, including grilled cheeses, in casual environs.
Huge selection of craft beers brewed on-site & some bar bites in a laid-back, brick-walled tap room.
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Bold City Brewery
2670 Rosselle St
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Huge selection of craft beers brewed on-site & some bar bites in a laid-back, brick-walled tap room.
A Restaurant and Rooftop Lounge, newly opened in the heart of Riverside, bringing a trendy environment, great food, and breathtaking river city views. Whether you have a special occasion in mind, or are just in the neighborhood.
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River & Post
1000 Riverside Ave
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A Restaurant and Rooftop Lounge, newly opened in the heart of Riverside, bringing a trendy environment, great food, and breathtaking river city views. Whether you have a special occasion in mind, or are just in the neighborhood.
Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Riverside & Avondale is one of Jacksonville’s oldest and coolest neighborhoods. Voted as one of the country’s top 10 Great Neighborhoods, Riverside & Avondale have a unique mix of history, culture, charm, and modern design--find out more information through Riverside Avondale Preservation Society. This is a hip part of town with a young population. Million dollar waterfront homes and upscale apartment buildings are the norm, but there is nothing pretentious about the area, instead the vibe here is that of community, urban living, and keeping it local.
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Avondale
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Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, Riverside & Avondale is one of Jacksonville’s oldest and coolest neighborhoods. Voted as one of the country’s top 10 Great Neighborhoods, Riverside & Avondale have a unique mix of history, culture, charm, and modern design--find out more information through Riverside Avondale Preservation Society. This is a hip part of town with a young population. Million dollar waterfront homes and upscale apartment buildings are the norm, but there is nothing pretentious about the area, instead the vibe here is that of community, urban living, and keeping it local.

Arts & Culture

Lively market held Saturdays under the bridge featuring local artists, food vendors & entertainment.
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Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Ave
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Lively market held Saturdays under the bridge featuring local artists, food vendors & entertainment.
Museum showcases 5,000 works of art from all eras in a riverfront site surrounded by gardens.
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Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Ave
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Museum showcases 5,000 works of art from all eras in a riverfront site surrounded by gardens.
Willowbranch Library is my favorite, hands down, of all the Duval County library branches. It's gorgeous on the outside and the cathedral ceilings and wooden bookshelves on the inside make you almost think you've gone back in time.
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Willowbranch Park
2870 Sydney St
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Willowbranch Library is my favorite, hands down, of all the Duval County library branches. It's gorgeous on the outside and the cathedral ceilings and wooden bookshelves on the inside make you almost think you've gone back in time.

Sightseeing

The Jacksonville Brewery offers a variety of signature tours and attractions. Whether you choose a Beermaster Tour or learn more about the characteristics of beer through Beer School, there’s always something new to discover when you visit our famous brewery.
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Budweiser Brewery Experience
111 Busch Dr
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The Jacksonville Brewery offers a variety of signature tours and attractions. Whether you choose a Beermaster Tour or learn more about the characteristics of beer through Beer School, there’s always something new to discover when you visit our famous brewery.

Parks & Nature

Water view of the St. Johns River...Great for Runners, Walkers or just taking a family stroll.
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Riverwalk Brooklyn, Jacksonville
1 Riverside Ave
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Water view of the St. Johns River...Great for Runners, Walkers or just taking a family stroll.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, located in Jacksonville, Florida, sits at the mouth of the Trout River. The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection
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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
370 Zoo Pkwy
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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, located in Jacksonville, Florida, sits at the mouth of the Trout River. The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection
Memorial Park is a 5.85-acre public park, located on the St. Johns River in Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
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Memorial Park
1620 Riverside Ave
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Memorial Park is a 5.85-acre public park, located on the St. Johns River in Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Riverside Park is an 11.4-acre public park, located in the heart of Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It is the second oldest park in the city.
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Riverside Park
753 Park St
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Riverside Park is an 11.4-acre public park, located in the heart of Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It is the second oldest park in the city.
The park’s official name is Yacht Basin Park but most locals call it Mom’s Park. Yacht Basin Park is located in Riverside on the west bank of Willowbranch Creek, where it enters the St. Johns River. “The City purchased the property in 1921, and Jacksonville’s oldest social organization, the Florida Yacht Club established in 1877, resided adjacent to the site from 1907 till 1928. Eventually the City’s Water Services Division (taken over by JEA in 1997) placed a pump station at the site, and JEA renovated the park in 2001 with landscaping, lighting, and the construction of a gazebo and a brick-paved plaza and walkway.”
Mom's Park
2941 St Johns Ave
The park’s official name is Yacht Basin Park but most locals call it Mom’s Park. Yacht Basin Park is located in Riverside on the west bank of Willowbranch Creek, where it enters the St. Johns River. “The City purchased the property in 1921, and Jacksonville’s oldest social organization, the Florida Yacht Club established in 1877, resided adjacent to the site from 1907 till 1928. Eventually the City’s Water Services Division (taken over by JEA in 1997) placed a pump station at the site, and JEA renovated the park in 2001 with landscaping, lighting, and the construction of a gazebo and a brick-paved plaza and walkway.”
With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation
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Little Talbot Island State Park
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With more than five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, Little Talbot Island is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation
The Kingsley Plantation, administered by the National Park Service, is located on Fort George Island and includes the plantation house, a kitchen house, a barn, and the ruins of 25 of the original slave cabins. The history of the island spans more than 1000 years beginning with the Timucuan Indians. The structures at the site, however, date to the plantation era of the island.
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Kingsley Plantation
11676 Palmetto Ave
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The Kingsley Plantation, administered by the National Park Service, is located on Fort George Island and includes the plantation house, a kitchen house, a barn, and the ruins of 25 of the original slave cabins. The history of the island spans more than 1000 years beginning with the Timucuan Indians. The structures at the site, however, date to the plantation era of the island.

Entertainment & Activities

Opened in 1927, this historic hall hosts shows ranging from ballet & opera to pop, jazz & country.
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Florida Theatre
128 E Forsyth St
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Opened in 1927, this historic hall hosts shows ranging from ballet & opera to pop, jazz & country.
EverBank Field is an American football stadium in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and the home stadium facility of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League
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TIAA Bank Field
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EverBank Field is an American football stadium in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and the home stadium facility of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League
The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is a baseball park in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the home stadium of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team, who play in the Class Double-A Southern League. The facility opened in 2003
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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Club
301 A Philip Randolph Blvd
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The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is a baseball park in Jacksonville, Florida. It is the home stadium of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team, who play in the Class Double-A Southern League. The facility opened in 2003
Local spot and only 1 mile away
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Sun-Ray Cinema
1028 Park St
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Local spot and only 1 mile away
The quaint San Marco area centers on its leafy namesake square, a lively hub with indie boutiques and casual eateries serving brunch, pizza and ice cream. Chic bistros and trendy bars dot surrounding streets. The art deco San Marco Theatre shows art-house movies and new releases, and rock bands play at intimate venue Jack Rabbits Live. The neighborhood is also known for its old riverfront mansions.
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San Marco
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The quaint San Marco area centers on its leafy namesake square, a lively hub with indie boutiques and casual eateries serving brunch, pizza and ice cream. Chic bistros and trendy bars dot surrounding streets. The art deco San Marco Theatre shows art-house movies and new releases, and rock bands play at intimate venue Jack Rabbits Live. The neighborhood is also known for its old riverfront mansions.
Fernandina Beach is a great community: warm neighbors, diverse restaurants, busy shops, sandy beaches, and majestic trees. Every day begins with a glorious sunrise from the Atlantic Ocean and ends with a radiant sunset over the Amelia River.
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Fernandina Beach
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Fernandina Beach is a great community: warm neighbors, diverse restaurants, busy shops, sandy beaches, and majestic trees. Every day begins with a glorious sunrise from the Atlantic Ocean and ends with a radiant sunset over the Amelia River.
Posh resort featuring elegant rooms & suites, a golf course, spa, 3 pools & beachfront fine dining.
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THE PLAYERS Championship
103 Championship Way
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Posh resort featuring elegant rooms & suites, a golf course, spa, 3 pools & beachfront fine dining.

Everything Else

Jacksonville Beach is a coastal resort city in Duval County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on May 22, 1907 as Pablo Beach, and would later change its name to Jacksonville Beach in 1925.
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Strand Jacksonville Beach
601 1st St S
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Jacksonville Beach is a coastal resort city in Duval County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on May 22, 1907 as Pablo Beach, and would later change its name to Jacksonville Beach in 1925.