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Breakfast in St. Augustine/Jacksonville?

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We will be visiting this area next week and I'm hoping someone can suggest some great places for breakfast. Dives are fine -- I love grits, which I can't get here in Boston, so some place with great grits would be, well, great!

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  1. Breakfast at The Beachcomber (2 A Street) - is popular for its sunrise breakfasts of oversize pancakes, which can be personalized with blueberries, bananas or pecans. This was wonderful. Just a shack on the beach. Got right in with the locals and had a great friendly time.

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    1. re: 2top

      Is this in Jacksonville or St. A.?

      1. re: Trixie Too

        St. A

    2. try "3rd street diner" south of Beach Blvd. great food. there's also "mother's" on Beach Blvd. a little bit north of sunrise surf shop. also good but not as clean on the inside. both are in jax beach. in jacksonville try "original pancake house" @ the st. johns towncenter.

      1. In Jax, try the Metro Diner.
        http://www.metrodinerjax.com

        In Orange Park (close to Jacksonville) is Grumpy's.

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        Grumpy's
        834 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073

        Metro Diner
        3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

        1. The Metro Diner is awesome! Their catering is great, too. I'd hit Frank-N-Wurst on Beach--right across from Mother's Home Cooking.

          If you don't mind a wait, there's the Beach Diner on Atlantic right near the beach.