This annual list features top-notch, locally-owned eateries that are favorites of the Arbus staff, our friends and readers. All are worth visiting for an exceptional meal and a unique regional experience. Use this list to get to know our community through its indefatigable restauranteurs and excellent food.
After all, our local food scene is now gaining national attention. Jacksonville is featured in Mark Winne’s 2019 book, Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat, which focuses on localism as the greatest driving factor in dining right now. Head to these spots to be in the know and to beat the growing crowds. If you think we’ve overlooked a noteworthy place, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.