Top Casual Italian Restaurants in Jacksonville

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There are many amazing casual Italian restaurants in Jacksonville.

Sometimes, you just want a more casual homestyle Italian restaurant to bring the kids along. You can find everything from gourmet pizzas, to original pastas, and fresh seafood dishes with an Italian flair. From the Southside to San Marco, there is something special and unique for everyone.

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Casa Dora Italian RestaurantCasa Dora Italian Restaurant
108 East Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.356.8282
Casa Dora Italian Cafe freshly prepares several traditional baked pasta selections, sandwiches, pizza made with fresh homemade dough, and special entrées for lunch. Their lunch service is quick and friendly allowing you to enjoy a fabulous meal and relax a bit before heading back to work. The dinner menu features traditional Italian specialties like eggplant parmigiana, shrimp scampi, grilled salmon and Veal Francesco, Veal Marsala, Veal Parmigiana and Veal Piccata style. Their dinner specials include fabulous entrées like Shrimp Carbonara with bacon, ham, onions and tomatoes. Imported and domestic beers and wines are available. They also have a very good Italian wine selection to pair with your meal, and they offer a children’s menu.

 

Primi PiattiPrimi Piatti
2722 Park St
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: 904.389.5545
This cozy Italian restaurant features traditional Italian cuisine with entrees ranging from pastas to chicken and seafood specialties. If you are a seafood lover, the lobster ravioli and she crab soup are must try dishes. They also have an excellent wine list. It’s a perfect restaurant to visit for a dinner date or special occasion. The restaurant is casual, and reservations are not necessary.

 

Taverna At San MarcoTaverna at San Marco
1986 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.398.3005
Taverna draws inspiration from the simplicity and warmth of rustic Italian kitchens. Located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco neighborhood, this rustic, yet sophisticated dining destination has earned many accolades since opening in 2009. Executive Chef Sam Efron and Wine Director Kiley Wynne Efron, a husband-and-wife team, opened Taverna after building their careers in some of the finest restaurants in the country. Together, they ensure Taverna delivers a fresh perspective on Italian dining. Their seasonal menus, curated wines, and handcrafted cocktails let the flavors of simple ingredients shine. Reservations are welcomed.

 

Mama Mia's Pizzeria & ItalianMama Mia’s Pizzeria and Italian
12220 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: 904.221.1122
Mama Mia’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant is family owned and features authentic Italian cuisine. They offer daily lunch specials, and an amazing dinner menu featuring traditional fare like fettuccine Alfredo, veal parmigiana, manicotti, lasagna, and desserts like tiramisu. The restaurant is casual, and they offer takeout and delivery.

 

Tuscano Little ItalyToscana Little Italy
4440 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.900.1059
Toscana Little Italy has something for everyone. Their menu is huge and features everything from seafood specialties to lasagna, baked pasta, and New York style pizzas. They also have a full bar with a good wine list and craft cocktails.

 

Ale Pie HouseAle Pie House
3951 St. Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: 904.503.8000
The Ale Pie House is a traditional Italian restaurant in the Riverside area. They feature an array of Italian dishes such as chicken marsala, classic spaghetti with meatballs, and a hearty lasagna. They have a variety of New York style pizzas, deep dish Chicago style pizza. There are also specialty Italian sandwiches and subs. The restaurant offers takeout and delivery service in addition to dining in.

 

Matt's Italian CuisineMatt’s Italian Cuisine
2771 Monument Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: 904.646.4411
Matt’s Italian Cuisine features homemade Italian dishes and fresh pizzas served in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. They also offer draft beer and wine.

 

Benito's Pizza And Pastabilities

Benito’s Pizza and Pastabilities
11701 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Phone: 904.240.0035
This casual Italian eatery serves up homemade Italian cuisine. They have a wide variety of pizzas from Sicilian style to the stuffed spinach pie, you will also find an array of Italian subs.

Jacksonville Town Center Restaurants

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Looking for a guide to Jacksonville Town Center restaurants?

As you can imagine, this is one big shopping center with a huge variety of dining options.

The St. John’s Town Center represents the heart of shopping and dining in Jacksonville. This outdoor shopping mall is home to 150 upscale stores like Dillard’s, Apple, Pottery Barn, and Sephora as well as some notable luxury shops like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Mayors.

You will also find some cool places in the Town Center to relax after a day of shopping like the turtle pond, the life-sized chess board, or dog park.

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Here is our list of some great places to dine at the Town Center:

Seasons 52Seasons 52
5096 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.645.5252
Through rustic cooking techniques like oak-fire grilling and brick-oven roasting, Seasons 52 creates dishes that are naturally lighter with a promise that no menu item is more than 475 calories. From signature flatbreads and Mini Indulgence desserts to an international selection of 100 wines, including more than 52 offered by the glass, there’s always something new to discover at Seasons 52.

 

Moxie Kitchen + CocktailsMoxie Kitchen + Cocktails
4972 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.998.9744
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is Chef/Owner Tom Gray’s personal take on regional American cuisine influenced by his southern upbringing, travels, and professional experiences. A fabulous brunch is served on Sunday, and there are daily and late happy hour specials. You will also find quite a few vegetarian options, and a fun kids menu.

 

California Pizza Kitchen California Pizza Kitchen
4712 River City Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.421.0179
The authority in creative dining with a California vibe, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) features high quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients. With signature hand-tossed, hearth-baked pizzas, inventive main plates, pastas, salads and sandwiches, as well as hand-crafted cocktails, premium wines and craft beers, get ready to find your California State of Mind. CPK offers dine-in, take-out, catering, online ordering and an award-winning CPKids menu.

 

Mimi's Cafe Mimi’s Cafe
10209 River Coast Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.620.0660
Kids eat FREE with purchase of adult entree! French menu for Les Petites! Mimi’s Cafe is a favorite destination for restaurant goers who want to relax and connect over freshly prepared comfort food with friends and family. Since they first opened in 1978, Mimi’s Cafe has been a favorite destination for restaurant goers who want to relax and connect over freshly prepared meals. Mimi’s Cafe is open all day, with tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners that feature fresh, quality ingredients with seasonal offerings and healthy options.

 

Maggiano’s Little Italy Maggiano’s
10367 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.380.4360
Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. They serve lunch and dinner daily. The menu is large and varied with homemade pastas, fresh fish dishes, perfectly grilled steaks, gourmet salads, and must-try desserts.

 

Sushi House 2 Sushi House 2
10261 River Marsh Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.997.9292
Sushi House 2 offers delicious dining and takeout to the local area. Sushi House 2 is a cornerstone in the Jacksonville community and has been recognized for its outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. They are known for their modern interpretation of classic dishes using high quality fresh ingredients.

 

Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse
10206 River Coast Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.997.6528
Wasabi is a local favorite for exceptional sushi and hibachi-style steaks. The restaurant explores innovative flavors giving customer a fresh new dining experience on every visit. They serve lunch and dinner daily.

 

 

 

Cantina Laredo Cantina Laredo
10282 Bistro Street
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.997.6110
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. Sip the finest margaritas. Savor fresh seafood, enchiladas and more with sauces from scratch. Visit for drinks, dinner, lunch or Sunday brunch. Private rooms and catering are available.

 

The Capital Grille The Capital Grille
5197 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.997.9233
From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. With service as gracious as it is attentive, we look forward to impressing you. The Capital Grille is a fine dining restaurant known for its dry aged steaks, award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed comfort.

 

The Cheesecake Factory The Cheesecake Factory
10260 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.998.9511
The Cheesecake Factory menu features more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day using only the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy the high-energy atmosphere seven days a week, serving appetizers, lunch, dinner, late night dining, full bar, and Sunday brunch. They only use fresh ingredients to make everything from scratch daily.

 

P.F. Chang's China Bistro P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
10281 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.641.3392
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is a stylish, high-energy restaurant that combines traditional & modern Chinese cuisine with genuine hospitality to create a truly unique dining experience.

 

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Free Things To Do in Jacksonville

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You can discover quite a few fun and free things to do in Jacksonville. If you live in the area, you know that there is always a new activity or place to visit. Here are some of the top activities and free area attractions.

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Jacksonville LandingJacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.353.1188
Nestled along the gorgeous St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy inside shopping mall all of which are sure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. For more than 25 years, The Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to stop in downtown Jacksonville. The Landing hosts more than 600 events each year including Florida/Georgia Weekend Celebrations, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, New Years Eve and TaxSlayer Bowl Celebrations, St. Patricks Day and July 4th. Weekly events include live weekend entertainment in the center courtyard offering a variety of music including classic rock, oldies, contemporary, jazz, and top 40. The Landing also hosts a myriad of events for the community such as charity walks and runs and the Earth Day Ecology Fair. There is always something going on at The Jacksonville Landing!

 

Karpeles Manuscript LibraryKarpeles Manuscript Museum
101 West 1st Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Phone: 904.356.2992
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum holds the worlds largest collection of original historical manuscripts. The Museums primary mission is the preservation of the writings of great authors, scientists, composers, philosophers, statesmen, sovereigns and leaders, from all periods in world history. All admissions, as well as outreach program services, are provided free of charge to the public. The Museum, one of eleven Karpeles Museums around the country, strives to promote literacy and education.

 

Jacksonville Farmers Market - free things to do in jacksonvilleJacksonville Farmers Market
1810 West Beaver St
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: 904.354.2821
The Jacksonville Farmer’s Market offers a unique shopping experience for everyone. Enjoy the festive open air market and greet farmers from all across the area as they proudly display their hand-picked produce and assorted food items. The market is free to the public.

 

Anheuser Busch Brewery - things to do jacksonvilleAnheuser Busch Brewery Tour
111 Busch Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: 904.751.0700
The Jacksonville Brewery offers a variety of signature tours and attractions. Whether you choose a Beermaster Tour or learn more about the characteristics of beer through Beer School, theres always something new to discover when you visit our famous brewery. Opened in 1969, The Jacksonville Brewery provides fresh beers daily to Southern regions of the country, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama and more. Welcome to the Jacksonville Brewery. This brewery is located in the First Coast region of Northeast Florida. There are free tours available, and some tours have fees.

 

Jacksonville Public Library - things to do jacksonvilleJacksonville Library
303 Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.630.2665
The Jacksonville Public Library system consists of our 300,000 sq. ft. Main Library and twenty branch libraries scattered throughout the area. Their system directly serves residents and employees of Duval County, both within the Jacksonville city limits and the Beaches and Baldwin communities. People are always welcome to stop in, relax and read.

 

First Wednesday Art Walk - things to do in jacksonvilleDowntown First Wednesday Art Walk
135 Monroe Street West
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.634.0303
Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm until 9pm, rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, downtown businesses and more. The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville.

 

Sally Corporation - things to do in jacksonvilleSally Corporation Tour
745 West Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904.355.7100
The Sally Corporation offers fun free tours of their animatronics on Tuesday and Thursday. While the tours are free, reservations are required.

 

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Things to Do Before and After the TaxSlayer Bowl

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If you’re heading to the game on December 30th in Jacksonville, you may be wondering about things to do before and after the TaxSlayer Bowl.

From a pool party to the VyStar New Year’s Eve Run, the city has plenty of sites to see and activities to keep you busy.

The 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl takes place at EverBank Field on Saturday, December 30th at noon with Louisville and Mississippi State competing in this annual bowl game. Be sure to secure your tickets on the intoGo app: http://intogo.com/a/2ed9030853

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Here are some of our picks for fun things to do before and after the game!

 

Pool Party at the TaxSlayer BowlPool Party at the TaxSlayer Bowl
1 Everbank Field Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.633.6100
The North Endzone Pool Deck at EverBank Field transforms into a tailgate party during the TaxSlayer Bowl. Pool Party will feature access to the EverBank Field water features, oversized tailgate games, a host of contests and prizes, and your first drink is on the house.

 

VyStar New Years Eve RunVyStar New Year’s Eve Run
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
“Run for a Child” by making a $10 donation to Wolfson Children’s Hospital. When you cross the finish line of the Vystar 5k, you will know that every step you ran is helping to raise funds to care for sick and injured children.

 

 Jax Illuminations 5th Annual Drive Thru Holiday LightsJax Illuminations 5th Annual Drive Thru Holiday Lights
Morocco Shrine Auditorium
3800 Saint Johns Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: 904.642.5200
Join Jax Illuminations in celebrating their 5th year as the area’s best drive thru holiday light show. So after the game, head over to the light show and tune your radio to the event’s special radio station. Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through over half a million lights that dance, twinkle, and sparkle to the music.

 

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River City Brewing CompanyRiver City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.398.2299
The River City Brewing Company is one of the area’s premier riverfront restaurants located on the South bank in downtown Jacksonville. The restaurant overlooks the St. John’s River and features outdoor dining. The menu features dishes created with global flavor and culinary expertise. Specialties include fresh seafood, perfectly grilled steaks, and amazing pasta dishes. There is also a brewhouse lounge with live entertainment happening on the weekends. Be sure to check out their happy hour specials. Reservations are preferred.

 

Chicago Pizza & Sports GrilleChicago Pizza and Sports Grille
Jacksonville Landing
2 West Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.354.7747
Chicago Pizza is one of the best places to get a table by the water and dine on authentic Chicago style deep dish pizza. They also feature pastas, burgers, wraps and salads. You can get a glass of wine or beer with your meal. There is also a full bar with happy hour drink specials.

 

Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub
Jacksonville Landing
2 West Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.374.1547
Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub is one of the best places to go for authentic fish and chips. They also feature live entertainment and a really friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is casual and fun.

New Years Eve Dining at Jacksonville Restaurants 2017

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Looking for New Years Eve dining at Jacksonville restaurants?

It’s not too late to plan on dining out for New Years Eve this year.

Here are some great options for New Years Eve dining. These restaurants feature special New Year’s Eve menus and offers.

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Be sure to check out Jacksonville New Years Eve events!

III Forks - New Years Eve DiningIII Forks
9822 Tapestry Park Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.928.9277
III Forks will be toasting the New Year with a featured filet mignon with cold water lobster tail and champagne. They will be open for dinner on New Year’s Eve. Reservations are essential.

 

Firebirds Restaurant - New Years Eve Restaurants Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
4826 Town Center Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.831.3950
Firebirds will be offering a winter features menu with freshly prepared seasonal dishes like the chipotle barbecue bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp, or the parmesan crusted chicken. Be sure to try their specialty dessert, banana cream pie topped with chocolate and salted caramel sauces. Reservations are accepted.

 

Blue BambooBlue Bamboo Restaurant and Wine Bar
3820 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904.646.1478
Blue Bamboo will be serving dinner on New Year’s Eve with seatings from 5 pm until 9 pm. There will be a special 4-course meal paired with 4 different wines available, and a la carte items will also be available from the regular menu. Make your reservations early.

 

Brio Tuscan Grill BRIO Tuscan Grille
4910 Big Island Dr
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: 904.807.9960
The BRIO Tuscan Grille at St. Johns Town Center will be offering a two-course seasonal menu with your choice of chef-inspired entrees paired with a side salad or house made soup. Reservations are a must.

 

The Blue Fish Restaurant & Oyster BarThe Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar
3551 Saint Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Phone: 904.387.0700
Ring in the New Year with great specials like the stuffed Maine lobster, surf and turf, prime rib, and lamb chops. The restaurants will be featuring an exceptional wine list and scrumptious house made desserts. There will be a full dinner menu available. Make your reservations early.

 

Azurea at One OceanAzurea at One Ocean
1 Ocean Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Phone: 904.249.7402
Azurea will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with a chef inspired 5-course tasting menu. There will be optional wine flights specially paired by the in-house sommelier. Reservations are essential.

Jacksonville New Years Eve Events 2017

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Get ready for Jacksonville New Years Eve Events 2017!

There are going to be many spectacular New Years Eve events and parties in Jacksonville.

Whether you’re looking for fireworks or an exciting celebration of dining and dancing, intoGo has all of the best celebrations and parties! Jacksonville New Years Eve Events 2017 is going to be big fun!

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New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Jacksonville LandingNew Year’s Eve Celebration
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.353.1188
The New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Jacksonville Landing takes place December 31st from 4 pm until 2 am in the Landing Courtyard. Downtown Jacksonville is the best place to be this New Year’s Eve and the Landing is where to celebrate and ring in 2018. The free celebration will feature live music, food, drink specials, and fireworks!


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Under the Sea - New Year’s Eve Under the Sea – New Year’s Eve
Blackfinn Ameripub
4840 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: 904.345.3466
Take a deep breath, and prepare to ring in 2018 under the sea! Blackfinn Ameripub will be transformed into an Under the Sea enchantment full of water lights, elegant fish tank bars, a beautiful real live mermaid, and the Grey Goose Aqua Lounge. DJ 007 will be spinning hits in the pub and patio along with a full party band 5 O’clock Shadow in the dining room. General admission tickets include admission into the Under the Sea New Years Eve and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be VIP tables available. The party begins on December 31st from 9 pm until 2 am.

 

A Roaring New Year’s Eve A Roaring New Year’s Eve
The Volstead
115 West Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.414.3171
Swing on by for the biggest night of the year! NYE 2018 is coming up and The Volstead has got you covered (with FREE COVER), signature cocktails, a free champagne toast at midnight, dancing the night away with sweet, hot jazz from The Rub. Come celebrate their FOUR year anniversary with them to properly send off 2017.

 

Sahara’s New Year’s Eve Party at Jack RabbitsSahara’s New Year’s Eve Party
Jack Rabbits
1528 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.398.7496
Come close out 2017 at Sahara’s New Year’s Eve party. D’Vinci will be returning for a second year in a row with special guest DJ, Agent M. The party starts December 31st at 9:30pm until 2 am.

 

RCBC New Year’s Eve 2018 Bash RCBC New Year’s Eve 2018 Bash
River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.398.2299
If you remember the River City Brewing Company’s past parties, you won’t want to miss this one. River City is stepping up to bring you a new experience on the river with one of the best deals around town for New Year’s Eve. The restaurant also has one of the best view of the fireworks at midnight. Dance the year away from 9 pm until 2 am on December 31st.

 

New Year’s Eve at Hobnob New Year’s Eve at Hobnob
HOBNOB
220 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904.513.4272
HOBNOB will be planning two exciting events this New Year’s Eve. There will be a special VIP lounge from 9 pm until midnight. Tickets include: valet parking on Riverside Avenue, entrance to the Be Easy concert and dancing in the plaza, indoor and outdoor lounge seating to enjoy the evening and watch the concert, open top-shelf bar with hot d’oeuvres served all night long, and a champagne toast at midnight. The second option is for an elegant five-course dinner at HOBNOB. Tickets include: valet parking on Riverside Avenue, a welcome glass of champagne, an elegant five-course dinner, live music and dancing in the Plaza with the band Be Easy, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Art Walk Jacksonville

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Art Walk Jacksonville – A Great Way to See the Works of Local Artists, Enjoy Great Food, and Bring Home a Treasure or Two.

Looking for a great way to fill your week with fun and culture? Jacksonville plays host to a few different art walks held throughout the month. Local artists display their works and you can take your time and admire the different art displays, walk around and do a little shopping, and grab a bite to eat in the area.

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Avondale Art Walk Avondale Art Walk
3620 St. Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Save the date for The Shoppes of Avondale & 904 Happy Hour’s Art Walk in Historic Avondale. The new monthly community event will be held on the second Thursday every month starting. The Art Walk is family friendly and free for all to attend. Visitors and art lovers will be able to browse over 30 local artists & makers every month plus locally owned shops, boutiques & retail establishments in the shopping district will have extended hours. Besides the art and entertainment, indulge at some of North Florida’s most popular & top rated dining destinations, cafe’s and dessert shops located within Jacksonville’s oldest historic districts.

First Wednesday Art Walk First Wednesday Art Walk
Hemming Park
135 Monroe Street West
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 pm until 9 pm, and the event is held rain or shine. More than sixty art walk venues stretch across downtown Jacksonville’s core including Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants, and bars. The First Wednesday Art Walk is a great way to meet fellow artists, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Beach Art Walk Jacksonville Beach Art Walk
503 1st Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
The Jax Beach Art Walk takes place on the second Tuesday of each month from 5-9pm in the Jax Beach Downtown. Between 40 and 90 local artists come out each month to show and sell their products. This is a free, family friendly event brought to you by Better Jacksonville Beach.

Jacksonville Beach Seafood Restaurants

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There is nothing like getting out for a great dining experience with friends and Jacksonville Beach seafood restaurants are amazing and many include the added benefit of outdoor dining.

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Safe Harbor Seafood Restaurant Jax Beach Safe Harbor Seafood Restaurant Jax Beach
2510 2nd Ave North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904.479.3474
Enjoy the perfect view from the deck at Safe Harbor Seafood Restaurant. They will take you away to a simpler time with the flavors of passionately prepared, locally sourced, fresh seafood. Safe Harbor Seafood Restaurant is perched along the east edge of the Jacksonville Beach Boat ramp. A glance in any direction is rewarded with views of the majestic marsh and lively boating scene for which our city is so proud. The casual setting ensures comfort and relaxation will accompany your divinely fresh meal.

 

Ocean Grille and Bar Ocean Grille and Bar
333 1st Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904.701.3765
The Ocean Grille and Bar is located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach in the entertainment district. They feature contemporary dining with many seafood selections, a good list list and a local selection of craft and bottled beer. The restaurant offers scenic ocean views and floor to ceiling windows from the main dining room. Reservations are suggested.

 

Beachside Seafood Beachside Seafood
120 3rd St South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904.444.8862
Beachside Seafood offers some of the freshest seafood in the area. They also have an award winning fish market. You can catch happy hour food and drinks, and the restaurant features screened rooftop dining.

 

 

Salt Life Food ShackSalt Life Food Shack
1018 3rd Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904.372-4456
The Salt Life Food Shack offers an eclectic menu with many seafood specialties. You can also find fresh tacos, burgers, and sushi. They are located three short blocks from the beach.

Hiking and Bike Trails in Jacksonville

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Get out and enjoy nature as there are many scenic hiking and bike trails in Jacksonville.

The area has so much to offer nature enthusiasts, from the spectacular wildlife to the pure Florida sunshine. There is something for everyone to do outdoors.

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Hanna ParkKathryn Abbey Hanna Park
500 Wonderwood Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32233
904.249.2316
Located on the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Hanna Park boasts sunny beaches, freshwater lakes, and wooded campsites. The park features 1.5 miles of sandy beaches. Dolphin Pavilion is available for oceanfront rentals for meetings, weddings or reunions. Hanna Park`s 60-acre freshwater lake is perfect for fishing, KAYAKING, paddle boats, and canoes. Lakeside picnic tables and grills are available, and scenic trails surround the lake and wind through the lush green forest. The lake area includes a quarter-acre water playground with colorful fountains and playful water-squirting devices.

Mandarin Park Mandarin Park
14780 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville, FL
904.630.2489
Mandarin Park features 37 acres of nature trails, a playground, and picnic areas. There is also a boat ramp for visitors to fish and view the St. Johns River. Mandarin Park is located adjacent to Julington Creek in the Mandarin section of southeast Jacksonville. A leading producer of oranges in North America for most of the 1800s, the community acquired its name from the Mandarin orange that was grown there. The Mandarin Community Club, which was established in 1923, takes a very active interest in the areas parks.

Tillie Fowler Park Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park
7000 Roosevelt Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32244
904.573.2498
This local park features 505 acres of lush hiking trails, and is located along US 17 across from the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. There is an observation tower, nature center, and outdoor classroom in the park. The beauty of the forest and the patches of shrub along the many hiking trails make it an ideal spot to visit.

Julington-Durbin PreserveJulington-Durbin Preserve
13130 Bartram Park Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
904.374.1107
The area is located on a peninsula formed at the confluence of Julington and Durbin creeks, and has approximately nine miles of shoreline along the two creeks. The peninsula is a long sandy ridge that grades into floodplain swamp and marsh along the creeks shores. Natural communities consist of sandhill along the higher areas near the center of the peninsula and flatwoods at the lower elevations. The preserve contains extensive floodplain wetlands, providing water quality and floodplain protection for both creeks and the St. Johns River. Wildlife viewing: Known wildlife at the preserve include bald eagle, osprey, gopher tortoise, bobcat, turkey, deer and numerous species of wading and songbirds. Manatees seasonally swim in both creeks. Recreational activities: Hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling and nature study.

Gourd Island Conservation Area Gourd Island Conservation Area
10182 Russell Sampson Road
Jacksonville, FL 32259
386.329.4404
Gourd Island Conservation Area features wetland and upland natural communities, including floodplain swamp, basin swamp, dome swamp, depression marsh, wet flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, sandhill and xeric hammock. The Florida Department of Transportation acquired the property in December 2010 and subsequently donated it to the St. Johns River Water Management District as mitigation for wetland impacts elsewhere. Wildlife that may be seen in the area includes gopher tortoise, deer, otter, multiple bird species and the American alligator.