Riverside & Avondale (about 5-7 miles away)
Just a stone's throw away from University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, Avondale is another historic neighborhood and one of the most desirable residential areas of town. Take N. Jefferson Street south through downtown and over the small overpass. When you get to the other side you're now on Riverside Avenue. Follow it down a few miles to reach the heart of Riverside, a few miles after that you'll reach Avondale.
Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar
Global foods, wines and spirits in a lively and welcoming atmosphere with attentive personal service. Rustic food, artisanal cheeses, cured meats, thin crust pizza, pan pressed sandwiches, mini desserts and much more.
Stone-baked pizzas, munchies, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.
MOJO no. 4 Urban BBBQ Whiskey Bar
Southern BBQ faves & a vast whiskey menu in laid-back quarters. MOJO BBQ is a premier barbecue, southern food, and craft cocktail destination.
Sushiko Japanese Restaurant
Intimate sushi house featuring a variety of rolls, Japanese fare & hibachi meals in a relaxed venue.
Lola’s Burrito & Burger Joint
Festive, neighborhood joint with Day of the Dead decor offering Tex-Mex meals, burritos, burgers & lots of craft beers. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
Southern Roots Filling Station
Cozy counter serve offering coffee, vegetarian/vegan breakfast & lunch items & bulk organic foods.
The Bread & Board
Charcuterie boards, unique sandwiches and sandwich boards made with baked in-house bread, as well as fresh salads, made-from-scratch sides and entrées.
Asian fusion restaurant offering gourmet, street-inspired dishes in a stylish, bustling space.
Black Sheep Restaurant
Modern American restaurant serving locally sourced Southern fare plus a full bar serving craft beers & cocktails. Features a rooftop bar and lounge.
River & Post
Seafood & steaks with a regional twist in a contemporary space with a rooftop bar & scenic views.
The Fox Restaurant
This 1950s style diner offers all-day breakfast and lunch. Menu samples include waffles, omelets, grits, hot plate specials and fried green tomatoes.
Biscotti's was noted by the New York Times Travel section as one of the four best places to eat in Jacksonville. Nightly dinner specials like smoked paprika-dusted flounder and farfalle pasta tossed in a curry-plum tomato sauce complement an array of appetizers, sandwiches and pizzas. The restaurant also offers Sunday brunch.
Known as "The Brick" to locals, this trendy eatery has a full bar and outdoor seating. Brunch and live entertainment are offered on the weekends.
The Mossfire Grill
Named one of Jacksonville's Top 25 restaurants in 2007, this restaurant specializes in Southwest cuisine with a slightly modern twist. The menu is served in a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere with local jazz musicians strumming on the weekends. The sidewalk seating is a great way to enjoy the weather and people watch. Take a stroll down to nearby Memorial Park before or after your meal.
Named the best slice in Jacksonville by Folio Weekly from 1995-2007, Al's Pizza is practically a Jacksonville institution for pizza. The Italian-style menu includes NY-style pizzas and calzones. For dessert, try Zeppolis - Al's version of beignets, lightly fried dough with powdered sugar and raspberry sauce.
Cool Moose Café
A casual and cool morning stop for many a city-folk, the Cool Moose is right on the corner of Park & King. Open for breakfast and lunch only, its sizeable pancakes, cookies, tasty bagel blends, and hot coffee are popular. Do a little window shopping while you're here, as quite a few interesting stores call this block home.
European Street Café
If you're craving something a little different or you'd like to give your taste buds a European vacation, this restaurant is the perfect stop. It offers pitas, wraps, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts all with a distinct flavor that is definitely from "over the pond." European Street also features 150 bottled beers from Belgium, Germany, Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Brazil, Austria and other countries. There is a San Marco location as well.
The Loop Pizza Grill
A Jacksonville tradition, The Loop has fantastic fresh pizzas and creamy cold milkshakes. Located on a river marsh, enjoy your meal. The family friendly restaurant also has salads, sandwiches and burgers on the menu. Although there are many locations throughout Jacksonville, this location offers outdoor seating with a marsh view.
Harp’s American Pub & Grill
A friendly neighborhood restaurant and pub for 15 years, Harp's is a casual, comfortable food and drink spot for those in the neighborhood. Burgers, sandwiches, wings, and seafood are the staples of the menu. Covered and uncovered outdoor seating, pool tables, and sports on the TV's create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
Some of the freshest seafood in Jacksonville and if you like oysters, you really have a good selection. This is a proton favorite. We like it so much we go there as a group on one of our Thursday dinner outings.