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FLnow Sep 13, 2009 05:36 PM

My sister, a rather snobbish New Yorker, is visiting me in about two weeks. I moved to Jax Beach a month ago and am not yet aware of all the seafood possibilities out here. Can someone make some recommendations of moderately priced seafood restaurants, preferably with good ambience. I'm familiar with Seafood Kitchen--good food on the cheap, but "diner" ambience. Would like something a bit nicer with less frying involved.


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    Jesco Sep 16, 2009 01:48 PM

    I would suggest taking her to LuLu's in Ponte Vedre.

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    1. re: Jesco
      Jesco Sep 17, 2009 06:46 AM

      Another option would be Slider's at Atlantic Beach.

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      boogey Sep 17, 2009 05:08 PM

      Though not as good as it once was and not exactly moderately priced my suggestion would Ragtime's in Atlantic Beach.

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        FLnow Sep 19, 2009 08:37 PM

        Thanks, but none of those really appeal to me for various reasons. I happened to think of Singleton's in Mayport, where I went about 20 yrs. ago to meet my prospective in-laws for lunch. I had the best, freshest shrimp salad I've ever had. Has anyone been there in the past year or so? I would probably be taking my sister to lunch.

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          FLnow Sep 25, 2009 03:22 PM

          Well, no replies but I checked out the Singleton's site online and it still seems great...so that's my first choice, but need a backup. Sis's trip was delayed until mid-Oct., which gives me a bit more time.

          1. re: FLnow
            FL32082 Oct 4, 2009 01:04 PM

            Skip Singleton's. While it's only a lunch option; check out Safe Harbor Seafood in Mayport. For dinner I highly recommend the Palm Valley Fish Camp.

            Safe Harbor

            Palm Valley Fish Camp

            1. re: prodigalchef
              FLnow Oct 4, 2009 03:29 PM

              Prodigalchef, let's face it--everything in NYC is better! I lived there half my life, so feel comfortable stating that. I do understand what you mean by wanting to feel the soul of the chef in the food, but that's hard to come by down here. As for Gene's, I admit I only went once. And it was at their FCCJ South area location. I had stuffed sole. It was so salty, I could barely eat it. The hush puppies were like rocks. I don't even remember the remainder of my meal, which says a lot. Perhaps the Penman Road location is better and I might give that a chance at some point.

              FL32082, thanks for the links to other options. I will check them out.

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