The food scene in Jacksonville, Florida, is top-notch and it keeps getting better and better as new restaurants start to pop up around the city. Especially when those recently opened places are so unique from one another. If you’re looking to try something out of the ordinary, from fancy French cuisine to authentic Korean BBQ, here are ten new restaurants to check out in Jacksonville.
The people at Foo Dog Curry Traders proudly make all of their delicious food from scratch and you can really taste the difference. Think of Southeast Asian and Indian influenced cuisine that is as tasty as it is health conscious. If you have any dietary restrictions, this is the place for you, as their menu is vegan and gluten-free friendly.
Rue Saint Marc is an upscale eatery that is serving up eats that are equal parts focused on technique and on ingredients. Their menu includes the likes of Moroccan lamb meatballs with yogurt, eggplant beignets drizzled with orange blossom honey, slowly roasted chicken thighs, and a sponge cake with a passion fruit marshmallow and coconut cream.
When the craving for crawfish strikes, check out Boiling Crawfish for the highest quality seafood. Fresh never frozen shrimp, king crabs, and blue crabs take center stage at this joint – served any way you’d like but especially with all the melted butter you could dream of. Get crackin’!
Try something a little different and head over to Asian Noodle House for some Japanese ramen and Kakigori – a yummy shaved ice dessert. The friendly staff will make you feel right at home as they prepare their dishes from back home. You’ll be raving about this place for days afterward.
Sushi Garden may be new, but it’s already established itself as a top sushi spot in the city. Their menu includes all of your favourite rolls, as well as popular rice and noodle dishes, miso soup made with a soybean broth, and a seaweed salad seasoned to perfection. Don’t miss out on their crabmeat ravioli, made with crunchy stuffed wontons.
The Local prides themselves on being a quality café that does food, booze, and caffeine the right way. Their breakfast and lunch menus are simple yet satisfying, their craft beer list is extensive, and their coffee is one of the best cups in town. There’s something for everyone at The Local.
Bellwether does classic food in a modern way, in a casual yet fun environment. The menu features everything from poutine to fried broccoli, ribeye served with a poached egg to cacao e pepe gnudi served with a salt-cured egg yolk. Dine-in or take-out at this soon to be neighborhood favorite.
Comfort food is something we all crave, and now we know where to find the good stuff – at Comfort.a Southern Bistro. Whatever your favorite guilty-pleasure dish, this place will satisfy all of your needs and wants. Think chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, a fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwich, and pound cake French toast.
At Mama’s Pizza and Grill you’ll find Italian food made the way your mother does it – the best way. Their yummy menu includes an eggplant parm sandwich made with fresh eggplant, chicken stromboli with garlic spinach and mushrooms, lobster mac and cheese, baked ziti, calzones, and gourmet pizzas.
If you’re looking for affordable authentic ethnic food you can’t find anywhere else, check out Kim’s Korean BBQ. Aside from quality marinated meats, their menu also features stir-fried squid, spicy braised fish, kimchi fried rice, and dumplings. You’ll also feel good about supporting a small family business while eating at this wonderful little spot.
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