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American

  • Cruiser’s Grill $$ | 319 23rd Ave S | Beach-themed American eatery serving burgers, tacos & salads, plus beer, in bright surroundings | https://cruisersgrill.com/

  • Graffiti Junktion $$ | 265 5th Ave N | American burger bar with creative toppings and an open-air environment | https://graffitijunktion.com/

  • The Local $$ | 301 Atlantic Blvd | American-fusion inspired food including nachos, sandwiches, and more | https://www.thelocaljax.com/


Asian


Bars with bites

  • Surfer the Bar $$ | 200 1st St N | Stylish, bilevel spot offering cocktails, beer & casual Mexican & Japanese eats amid surfing decor | https://surferthebar.com/

  • Hoptinger Bier Garden &Sausage House $$ | 333 1st St N | Hip hub with sausage sandwiches & other Bavarian-inspired pub grub, plus lots of craft beers on tap | http://hoptinger.com/hoptinger-jacksonville-beach/

  • Shim Sham Room $$ | 333 1st St N #150 | Comfy haunt offering craft cocktails, bar bites & a smoker’s patio in warm digs with a classic feel | https://www.shimshamroom.com/


Breakfast

  • Maple Street Biscuit Company $$ | 410 3rd St N | Casual cafe serving biscuit sandwiches & Southern sides for breakfast & lunch | https://maplestreetbiscuits.com/

  • Metro Diner $$ | 1534 3rd St N | Local diner chain serving classic, large-portioned American breakfast & lunch fare in a warm atmosphere | https://metrodiner.com/

  • Jax Beach Brunch Haus $$ | 610 3rd St S | Bustling eatery with colorful artwork, providing American breakfast & lunch grub, plus a full bar | https://www.jaxbeachbrunchhaus.com/


Coffee & tea

  • Bold Bean Coffee Roasters $ | 2400 3rd St S | Popular coffee shop offering artisanal espresso drinks & craft beers in a stylish, minimalist venue | https://boldbeancoffee.com/

  • Sago Coffee $ | 318 7th Ave N | Industrial, airy coffee shop and cafe serving up coffees, teas, and other refreshments | https://www.sagocoffeejax.com/

  • Round Bird Coffee Shop $ | 1094 3rd St N | A South African inspired Coffee Shop serving coffee, a variety of teas, meat pies and pastries – most of which is sourced locally | https://www.roundbirdcoffee.com/


Health conscious

Vegan & vegetarian options available

Italian

  • Poppy’s Italiano $$ | 832-1 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach | Traditional Italian-American fare served in a quaint, unfussy setting | https://www.poppysitaliano.net/

  • Catullo’s Italian $$ | 1650-2 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville | Just a short drive from Jax Beach, but many claim it to be the best Italian food in all of Jacksonville (be prepared for a wait) | https://www.facebook.com/catullositalian

  • Mezza Luna Ristorante $$ | 110 First St | Italian seafood, pizzas, wines & more in a woody, fireplace-adorned nook with a patio | https://mezzalunajax.com/


Mexican


Pizza

  • Biggie’s Pizza $ | 311 3rd St N Unit#101 | New York-style pizza with a Jacksonville Beach flair. Dine in or take away | https://biggiespizzajax.com/

  • D & LP $$ | 1409 3rd St S | Easy-going spot for pizza and subs. Counter service, take away, and delivery | http://dlpsubs.com/

  • V Pizza $$ | 528 1st St N | Authentic Neapolitan pizza in a family-friendly atmosphere. Dine in or take away | https://www.vpizza.com/


Sandwiches & subs


Seafood


Southern


Specialty

  • Makenu Chocolate $ | 30 Seminole Rd | Bean to bar chocolate shop serving chocolate bars, truffles, and toffee and focused on sourcing ethically and sustainably | https://www.makenuchocolate.com/

  • Royal Palm Wine & Tapas $$ | 296 Royal Palms Dr | Retail and dining hot spot known for extensive wine selection curated by a local sommelier and Spanish tapas | https://royalpalmwines.com/

  • Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop $ | 1523 Penman Rd | Family-run stalwart whipping up donuts, custom cakes & hearty sandwiches for breakfast & lunch | https://cinottisbakery.com/


Sushi


TexMex

  • Burrito Gallery $$ | 300 Beach Blvd #1 | Fast-casual spot for tacos, burritos, nachos, and more | https://burritogallery.com/

  • Tacolu $$ | 1712 Beach Blvd | Featured on the Travel Channel. Tacos & tequila fire up crowds at this high-energy Mexican outfit adorned with murals & quirky art | https://www.tacolu.com/

  • Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar $$ | 207 Atlantic Blvd | Bustling bar & restaurant offering Latin fusion cuisine, 100+ tequilas & weekly live entertainment | https://flyingiguana.com/


Upscale & fine dining

  • Eleven South $$$ | 216 11th Ave S | Destination for elegant dining delivers sophisticated New American fare & an extensive wine list | http://www.elevensouth.com/

  • Doro $$$ | 106 First St | Compact, contemporary setting for chef-driven, seasonal cuisine paired with craft beer & wine | http://restaurantdoro.com/

  • Marker 32 $$$ | 14549 Beach Blvd | Polished eatery with locally sourced seafood & expansive views of the Intracoastal Waterway | https://marker32.com/