There’s a new fish camp in St. Augustine When it comes to finding freshly prepared seafood in Northeast Florida, locals will tell you to go to a fish camp. Historically, fish camps were the places that men would set up camp alongside the water, fish all day, then enjoy their catch in the evening with a few drinks and tall tales. The design of fish camps today pays delicious tribute to this remarkable heritage, especially at the...
On the north end of San Marco, nestled among the high-rises on the Southbank, resolutely stands the Wine Cellar, a restaurant that has delivered love on a plate since 1974. While major cities like New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago can boast a litany of tenured restaurants like the Wine Cellar, it remains an institution among its peers here locally. Its secret? Don’t just deliver a meal: Deliver a complete experience and consider everyone who walks through the door as a friend of the family.
There’s a lot going on at the Beaches Town Center. This is the increasingly popular beach destination where Atlantic Boulevard meets the ocean. The place is abuzz with all sorts of new shops, inviting cafes, lively bars, and enticing restaurants. While some may come and go, one of the most enduring destinations, and a favorite among locals, is Mezza Luna Ristorante.
After twenty-seven years of operation by the venerable restauranteurs Chef Ben and Liza Groshell, who are also the creators and owners of the Fish Camps and Valley Smoke, it’s no surprise that Marker 32 has become one of Jacksonville’s most iconic and well regarded dining destinations.
When it comes to culinary impact, one of the most enduring and highly regarded restaurants contributing to the cool and groovy vibe of the city is bb’s, a perennial favorite in the Southbank neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from the St. Johns River in historic San Marco.
One of the liveliest spots in Jacksonville is the Five Points neighborhood in Riverside, considered the bohemian center of the city. If you haven’t visited in a while, and enjoy ethnically inspired foods, you’ll want to check out Escape Restaurant & Bar. Described as a melting pot of cuisines from around the world, their menu pays delicious homage to a cornucopia of culinary styles and cultures.