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fresh seafood in Jax

karenfinan Apr 22, 2009 10:32 PM

I'm going to be in Jacksonville for 5 days, and I am looking for recommendations on the best restaurants for seafood. Doesn't need to be fancy, just fresh and well prepared-thanks!

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    swinging_richard May 22, 2009 08:37 AM

    Don't forget Checker Bar-b-q. http://www.artofcrackercooking.com/

    My wife says Art Jennette makes the best fried shrimp in the universe. The portions are as gargantuan as depicted on the website. We need to starve ourselves for a week and then go to the Fri.-Sat. buffet.

    1. CDB76 Apr 23, 2009 08:14 AM

      Forgot one, Pussers in Ponte Vedra beach, right outside of Sawgrass. The food is amazing, great atmosphere. I know its a crazy name, but it is well worth the visit.

      816 A1A N
      Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
      (904) 280-7766



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      1. re: CDB76
        Do_Good__Eat_Well Apr 29, 2009 08:53 AM

        Slider's in Neptune Beach is the best place to get a fresh piece of locally caught fish. Chart House and Pussers are both "chain" restaurants and over-priced. Check out North Beach Bistro or Ocean 60 in Atlantic Beach if you are looking for something a little more formal.

        I'd stick with Slider's or The Fish Company in Atlantic Beach if you want to fresh and local seafood.

      2. CDB76 Apr 23, 2009 08:06 AM

        The May issue of Coastal Living Magazine has a Seafood restaurant section for the country, with the top picks in coastal states. Singleton's Seafood Shack in Mayport was one of the three places chosen for all of Florida. It's nice to see a local place get some recognition. And they say there is nowhere to get good food in Jacksonville, ha!!!!
        Singleton's Seafood Shack
        4728 Ocean St.
        Mayport, FL

        Also for a little bit of a fancier setting you can visit the Chart House.
        Chart House
        1501 River Place Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32207
        Phone: (904) 398-3353.

        Another really good place is The Crabcake factory down in Jacksonville Beach. Really good food, good prices and casual atmosphere. And of course the crabcakes are the best in Jax.
        Crab Cake Factory
        1396 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32250


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