7019 Commonwealth Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32220
Phone: (904) 224-5500
Fax: (904) 224-5511
Experience a taste of Old Florida at Cross Creek Barbeque and Steakhouse, "fishcamp" style located a mile south of I-10 on the west side of Jacksonville. Here you dine on casual, family style-food and barbecue, cooked slowly and topped with plenty of spicy sauce. Try the chicken wings a million ways (beer breaded, babyback style, hot, honey mustard, Cajun, ranch), gator bites served with dipping sauce, or crispy zucchini sticks. Generous salads and soups are available, but it is the barbecue that counts: sticky, sweet babyback ribs, spare ribs, pork, chicken and beef are served with side orders of baked beans, French fries, fried okra or coleslaw. There is a full service bar and children's menu. There is also another Cross Creek Steakhouse on Jacksonville's Northside.
You will notice that Fat Kat club is the most happening place in town. This place is comfortably divided into three sections with the lounge, the DJ space and the disc. If electronica, drum and bass is your style then the music hall is just the right place for you. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are a bit crowded due to special theme nights. Make sure you've got your dancing shoes on, the DJ is sure to keep you moving and grooving all night long.
For some exquisite French cuisine coupled with an impressive wine selection, Orsay is the place to visit. Coq au vin, Maine lobster pot pie and croque madame are some of the favorites among the guests here. Dig into some of the lip-smacking desserts such as the vanilla bean crème brulee. As you can imagine, Orsay gets really crowded on weekends, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to reserve a table well in advance.
Open 7a to 3a, 7 days a week, Kickback's sets the standard for gastropubs in the Jacksonville area. If you can't find a beer you like from its selections of over 600 bottled beers and 84 beers on tap, then, quite simply, you don't like beer. Kickback's earns just as many raves for its food as it does it's beer selection, with the roast beef panini and macaroni and cheese earning particularly effusive praise. Day or night, come for a delicious meal or a tasty beverage.
Owned by a Brazilian couple, Espeto brings vibrant flavors from Porto Alegre to historic Avondale. The word 'espeto' is Portuguese for 'skewer', and this Brazilian steakhouse has scrumptious skewered meats to offer you. Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, leg of lamb and pepper sirloin are some of the sizzling skewers you can gorge on. The tapas menu has a selection of small portions of roasted meats. A number of cocktails and virgin drinks are also available. Children two and below eat free, and there are discounts for children up to 12.
The Blue Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar is the perfect place to catch up with friends over a delicious seafood meal. Always buzzing with large groups looking to have a great time, this restaurant has some truly delicious menu offerings for you. Appetizers like the crab bisque and seafood gumbo give you a fair idea of just how delicious your meal is going to be, and sandwiches like the fried oyster po'boy and bleu burger have you salivating. But the real heroes of the menu are entrées like the lemon caper catch, mojo grouper and horseradish crusted catch. From the raw bar, you should definitely sample the Oysters Bienville, raw oysters and Blue Fish mussels. Sunday brunch is served between 10.30a and 2.30p.
Close to downtown, southwestern cuisine is a hit here. A daily happy hour from 3p to 7p welcomes the after-work crowd and many stay on to enjoy the restaurant's elegant presentation of fine food, cheerful service and casual and warm atmosphere. Outdoor seating is popular on balmy evenings. Appetizers include spinach con queso dip, nachos, quesadillas, or fresh homemade chips and salsa. Dinner entrees feature grilled fish, crab cakes, pecan chicken, grilled pork tenderloin and steaks. The menu's massive burritos, tacos and sandwiches are served with rustic fries.
This is a great combination of fresh seafood market and carry-out restaurant. An online menu allows customers to browse, call in their order and pick it up to create a picnic at home, hotel or beachfront! You can't dine at Robert's Quality Seafood, so pick up and take home your seafood selection. Picking it out is half the fun. Choose from a large menu, and place your order via e-mail and receive special discounts. Call for details regarding orders.
Earlier called Club 618, this vibrant venue is a city hot spot always rocking for action. The plush red lounge with huge, decorative paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, has lived up to the name and fame of Club 618; rather it's become better and more spacious. The patio serves as a dancing spot in the nightclub and live music is always playing in the background. Check out the place especially on weekends, as there are live, entertaining events happening here.
Located in the luxurious Omni Hotel Jacksonville in the heart of downtown, elegant cuisine is served all day long including breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. With an upscale, but casual ambiance, prices are moderate. There is a European bistro feeling, with rich woods and crisp linens. American and Italian dishes prevail. Pasta, seafood, chicken or steak is masterfully prepared. Filet mignon is topped with a tri-color peppercorn demi-glace, and there is a grilled catch-of-the-day. A full bar is available, along with a selection of vintage wines.
Most of the time this place is like any other restaurant and serves its Jamaican variety of dishes. On weekends, however, it turns into a rocking nightclub. Fridays and Saturdays are fun with DJs playing groovy tunes or live bands performing. Their signature dishes happen to be Jerk Chicken & Fish, that are sizzling hot and of course spicy. Moreover, you'll feel comfortable with the warm customer service and the owner coming up and chopping it up with you.
River City Brewing Company is the spot for great dining and dancing right on the St. Johns River. Boat slips are available on the riverfront. Rent a boat at one of the marinas and cruise right up to the dock, or just pull up a seat and watch boaters. The brewery features four handcrafted beers to go along with a diverse menu featuring plenty of seafood entrees, prime rib and steaks. The Sunday seafood buffet is also a popular option. Considering there is a wealth of hotels nearby, the restaurant is popular with tourists, and a good place for and afternoon business meeting.