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bb's restaurant and bar
bb's restaurant and bar
  • Address:
    1019 Hendricks Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Neighborhood:
    Jacksonville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

bb's restaurant and bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bbsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (904) 306-0100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - midnight Saturday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Agan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: near Prudential Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from bb's restaurant and bar
Consistently voted one of the best restaurants in Northeast Florida, bb's restaurant and bar never ceases to please and surprise the palate of discerning diners, locals, and visitors alike. We are conveniently located in Jacksonville's South Bank Area, mere minutes from Historic San Marco and the downtown business district. Our award-winning wine list, creative daily specials and house-made desserts will have you return for more. Whether you are seeking a groovy place to unwind after work, or one world cuisine with an eclectic flare before enjoying an evening at the symphony, bb's restaurant and bar is definitely the place to be. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was excellent...however we were sitting at a 2 person table very close to another 2 person table. I find it difficult to have a conversation with someone that close."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As usual, we thoroughly enjoyed dinner at BB's. Our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I loved the menu at bb's. It's very different and while not the largest in town, it had a something for everyone. I had the Asian Chop Chop Salad and the textures were excellent. It could have used a bit more dressing but that's just me. The environment was pretty loud and the tables are packed together pretty closely. My favorite part was the dessert! I didn't order it but one of the folks at my table ordered the Coconut Cake and it was excellent! My Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake was very good, but not as good as the Coconut."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had always heard that BB's is a great place for intimate dining. That is not what I experienced. I will fist say that the food and menu where very good. But, it is very noisy and very difficult to hold a conversation. The attire of many of the patrons was...extremely casual. Men in t-shirts, shorts, and sandals was not what I was expecting. The waitress we had, was not very attentive. I actually had to stop here on a couple occasions to get a fresh drink. I would suggest removing a couple tables. It may help with the crowded feel and high noise level."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, large selection of wines, and large dessert selection. The food is delicious every time we go. One of my favorite restaurants and I drive there from Ponte Vedra Beach. Great service always. I'm a pescetarian and they always have great seafood along with many other choices. My companion had the duck and said it was fantastic. The polenta stixs are a must have along with calamari! Save room for dessert!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time in Jacksonville and decided to try the restaurant on a recommendation from a colleague. Great food, incredible deserts. One minus is not draft beers, but a good selection of bottled beers. It is fairly small and was packed, so it was pretty loud. Overall, would definitely recommend if you like a trendy restaurant with good food."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Desserts are mammoth, amazing and beautiful. Excellent salad selection. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The service, atmosphere and everything's was all so amazing! It was a wonderful experience, and the waitress, Leah, seemed like a long time friend! It was a wknderful experience, and I definitely plan on going again!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always a good choice for lunch or dinner. The Polenta Styx are the best I've ever had and I always order them..."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had two dishes, a manicotti with chicken and sausage that was quite good, and a pork porterhouse that was as tough as a boot. The smoked chili creamed corn that the pork was sitting on saved that plate. Their desert selection is approximately 20 items long and makes the night. Carrot cake is superb!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I enjoyed the service and the appetizers most of all. About our main course, meh. I ordered the mojo porterhouse pork and it was very dry, tough and bland. Most of the other entree selections were not very impressive (to me) and they were way overpriced. (They could give Ruth's Chris a run for their money!) Should I eat here again, I'd stick to the cocktails and appetizers. (FYI: I ordered the crab cake and duck wonton, salad with fish-- this was pretty good but the greens were big and wieldy to eat; and, crab chowder.) Well, the dessert case LOOKED fantastic and it was tough to choose! We tried the tiramisu...it was ok. For my taste, it needed more liqueur. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "BB's continually impresses me. Food is always prepared perfectly and their desserts are incredible."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised with our dining experience in Jacksonville! Visiting from the San Francisco Bay Area we are accustomed to decent food. bb's was great on a number of levels, the food was creative and very tasty, the waiter was accommodating and knowledgeable of both food & wines, the wine list was full of decent inexpensive options. Overall it was just a great evening!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had some out of town business guests to entertain and opted for a dining experience at bb's. The dinner menu is a little on the limited side but there were still some good choices and of course, the restaurant is most noted for it's desserts. We all had one and they were fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Third or fourth year in a row that we have done Mother's Day brunch. Always excellent. Just a heads up-bring a jacket, air conditioning is always set too cold."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It had been too long since I'd been to bb's and my wife had never been. So, when my wife won a gift card we had the perfect excuse to make the trip to San Marco. I don't know why I'd stayed away so long. Yes ... the seating is "cozy." Almost cramped. And, yes .... the noise from other tables can make the atmosphere a little energetic. And, yes the food and service is excellent. My wife's pan-seared sea scallops and my beef tenderloin were both perfectly prepared. No doggie bag this time! I only wish I'd planned my diet better for the day (type 2 diabetic) so I could have had one of the amazing desserts. Next time!!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We were in town for a wedding. Went there with a group of five. We were able to secure a reservation just a few hours before. Seated immediately upon arrival. Great service, great food, good wine and cocktails. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "As always the quality of food is outstanding. The waiters are very friendly and provide first class service."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We found the restaurant as part of the San Marco dining district. We enjoyed the seafood -- grouper and scallops. The fish might have been a tiny bit overdone, but the taste was excellent. The wine list was more than adequate. We had a great time. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The food and service were superb. The tables are very close together which reduces the privacy you might hope for on a romantic date. That aside my wife and I still can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We went to BB's before a show. It took forever for us to get our pizzas. We had to ask the waitress to check on our order and my order came out wrong. The food was very good however, but if you need to be elsewhere after the meal, it is best to allow PLENTY of time. This was not my first time at BB's but it is frustrating to have to begin worrying if I will get out of there on time. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The food quality and the service are consistently outstanding. Parking is a challenge, and the noise level is high for intimate conversation. Will continue to be a repeat customer."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "BB's gets it right every time. Brunch lunch the evening meal or a drink at the bar, BB's never let's me down."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful. Tried the polenta stixx for the first time. They were good but I think the blue cheese sauce should be changed for something else and dress diced tomatoes like the bruschetta."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fabulous all around. The 4 of us agreed that the lamb burger special was as good as anything we have recently ordered anywhere. In fact, better...."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We always dine at bb's before shows and concerts and have always had a great experience! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "before all plays, concerts this is our restaurant of choice"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good good....great service without being over the top expensive"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Nice place with very good food. Cool structure/art work. I expected a more sophisticated/romantic setting based on website/online description but quite a few tables with young children (we had an 8pm reservation). Also quite a few fellow diners in sneakers/shorts/tee shirts. Just a bit more casual than anticipated. Server was excellent - very peppy and super knowledgeable about the wine list/pairings. Bread pudding spectacular (I believe it's made from croissants!). Will definitely go back if I'm in Jacksonville again"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Taverna is our go to restaurant that happens to be within walking distance from our home. It never disappoints. They do tend to change their menu often which is frustrating if you find a preparation that you love. You can ask them for changes to a dish though, as they are extremely accommodating. We sat outside which is great for people is great for people watching. It was louder than normal as there were quite a few kids sitting outside that evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Bb's had the vibe of a neighborhood restaurant for middle-aged professionals. It is a small place and the decor was nothing special. The food was good, but too complex with odd combinations of favors. Very expensive...everything was priced separately...we didn't even get bread with our meal. The best thing about the meal was the dessert, which was delicious. Overall, very overpriced for what you got. We won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Reasonably priced, good wine list. Different menu with excellent choices. Attentive service. What more could one want?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It's a great place for lunch and wonderful service. Can be a bit noisy, but that's the downside of being such a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Always exceptional. I've never had a bad meal here."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "BB's is consistently a great go to resturant. I'm a vegetarian and they made a special plate of the vegetables they had available. All the food and wine is great!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We visit the area each year for several running events - and going here is always a must! I am picky! I love the food! Creative. Healthy. Wonderful. Have never been disappointed. Can you please come to the Sarasota area! We would love it! Thank you for an outstanding dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Overnight in Jacksonville to run a 15 K, looked for a place to dine within an easy walk from our hotel. By pure luck it was bb's! Blown away by the quality and originality of the food. To start flake pastry layered with cheese, several distinct flavors plus intentionally different temperatures. Main course was wonderful pasta, do not recall the title, but very tasty and beyond the normal. Waiter was very busy (this place is popular) but very attentive and amiable. Decor is good but not exceptional, a bit stark but still a warm enough feel perhaps from the wonderful aroma. Prices are on high side but worth it because of the exceptional food. Pleasant informal feel, not at all stuffy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "It has been a couple years since I have been here and it was as good or maybe a little better than I remember. I took my boyfriend there for the first time and he was impressed. The service was great. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted and the waiter gave excellent advice. I had the scallops and they were perfectly cooked. My boyfriend got a pasta dish - excellent as well. I highly recommend. Great place to go before seeing a performance at the Times-Union Center."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food generally good, nice salmon salad especially desserts, pizza overcooked though and crab cake sandwich not impressive (a lot of filling and not much crab in the cake, focaccia stale, small portion size)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had another night in Jacksonville, so we took some others from out group and headed to bb's. Everyone was raving about the food. Can't list individual dishes because out of six people, everyone thought their dish was the best. Duck wonton, white truffle pizza, polenta fries... the appetizers were amazing, the entrees delectable and the desserts.... well if you can't save room, take some home. We really wish they could open a bb's in our town, we'd be regulars! If you are in Jacksonville, you really need to try this place. (Great service too!)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014