3611 St. Johns Ave., Avondale (345-2596; town3611.com) Specializing in ingredients from local farmers and purveyors, the chic eatery serves an exceptionally creative menu. Truffled tater tots, buttermilk ricotta gnocchi, brick-grilled organic chicken—the menu is delicious to read. L, D, SB, O, CB, FB, TO, RA, WA, $$, ALL.
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1602 Walnut St., Springfield (355-9791) A renovated loft-like space serves tasty bagels, muffins and cakes with flavors like Italian cream and chocolate espresso. Also serving salads and fresh-made soups. Next door they sell boutique wines and beer. L, D, B/W, BR, TO, $, ALL.
9823 Tapestry Park Cir., Southside (396-0528) Boar’s Head sandwiches, paninis and breakfast offerings draw diners throughout the day and piping hot espresso drinks and smoothies keep the comfy seats filled. Free WiFi, too. L, D, SB, B/W, TO, $, AX, V, MC.
St. Johns Town Center (241-7697; suitejacksonville.com) Suite fuses American, Italian and Asian flavors into small dishes like shrimp and crab ceviche, black cod miso and lamb lollipops. Sophisticated cocktails are the new restaurant and nightclub’s specialty; try a nitrogen-infused N-Tini or a gult-free libation from The Slimlist. VIP areas can be reserved for those seeking a more […]
9475 Philips Hwy., Southside (538-0811; speckledhentavern.com). This Southern gastropub features classic fare prepared with a twist. The menu changes seasonally, but look for items like pecan-crusted seared scallops, king crab mac n’ cheese and shrimp and grits. Live music on Friday nights. L, D, B/W, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
10095-600 Beach Blvd., Southside (645-0859; secretgardencafe.net) The newly refurbished interior of the Secret Garden Cafe fills fast for breakfast, especially the Sunday brunch. Lunch specials include the open-faced Monte Cristo sandwich, fried green tomatoes and Alabama meatloaf. Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday nights. B,L, D, SB, TO, B/W, $$, ALL.
835 Museum Cir., Southbank (398-2299; rivercitybrew.com) It wouldn’t matter if RCBC served salisbury steak, TV dinners and stale corn chips: Folks would still flock to the riverfront restaurant for the view alone. Fortunately, the menu, which includes jambalaya and jumbo roasted Mayport shrimp, is pretty good, too. L, D, SB, FB, CB, RA, RS, O, […]
818 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach (543-3797) Chic and sleek interior design pairs with creative menu offerings such as whole fried red snapper, upscale meatloaf, Ahi tuna tartare, beer-battered flounder and wild mushroom crepes. D, FB, CB, RA, BR, WA, $$, ALL.
4100 Coastal Hwy. A1A, St. Augustine (824-8008) Casual oceanside dining serving shrimp egg rolls, crab cakes, herbed tuna, Louisiana smoked pork chops and daily specials. Also noteworthy, every table has an ocean view. L, D, SB, FB, CB, RA, O, BR, TO, LE, WA, $$, ALL.
80 Amelia Village Cir., Amelia Island (277-2132) This “adult contemporary” restaurant caters to People who like to Laugh And Eat (P-L-A-E, get it?). Customer favorites include grilled shrimp with mustard vinaigrette, pistachio-encrusted lamb loin and tuna tartare with avocado wasabi. Upscale. D, FB, CB, RA, O, BR, LE, WA, $$$, AX, MC, V.