Roy's Jacksonville Beach
Roy's Jacksonville Beach

Roy's Jacksonville Beach

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9042417697
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -10 :30pm
    Sunday - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Aloha Hour - Daily 4:30pm - 6:30pm in the bar
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Asian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adam Hyatt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bus & local trolley stop directed in front of the restaurant
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking & self parking.
A word from Roy's Jacksonville Beach
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

We invite you to join us at Roy's Jacksonville Beach located along route A1A between JT Butler Highway and Beach Blvd; featuring an exhibition kitchen with a sushi counter and two private rooms that accommodate up to 60 guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Roy's Jacksonville Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)fit for foodies (39)romantic (26)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (12)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Consistently very good
    jimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant has reinvented itself almost continuously, from staff to promotions to food offerings. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and the management is quite attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience.
    beachdinersVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Once again, Roy's exceeds expectations on both food and service!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steep prices, dreadful service
    BeachesDiner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We recently dined at Roy's in Jax Beach for the first time in a while. It will be a long, long time before I go back. Service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes after being seated for drinks, and one entree came out 5 minutes later than the others with no explanation or apology. The food was disappointing. I had the miso black cod, and it was mushy and unappetizing. Overall, the menu was uninspired, and seemed little changed since the last time I had eaten there. The main dining room was unpleasantly loud (although lively), but we were seated in the back corner of a dark smaller room off the main room. It felt cramped and stuffy. Roy's is an expensive restaurant, with many entrees in the mid 30 dollar range. NOT WORTH IT!
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  • Going way down -not worth the trip
    drduxVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Drove 45 mins only to be very disappointed. spinach salad drowned in dressing; entrees were very good. Server had to be flagged down. Wine was supposed to be served with appetizer but came 1/2 way thru main course.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great girls night
    Ckennedy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a great evening! Last minute decision they had an opening so it was nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    Vicpam
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great Seafood and more. Food always very good as well as nice wine list. Friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husband's Birthday Diner
    1stTimeGoer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall this was a wonderful experience! 1st time in Jax Bch & 1st time at Roy's for me. Husband had eaten at others. 1st table offered was in back of restaurant next to exit door, asked for something better and was given a beautiful half round booth but next to front foyer. Waiter was fantastic, made great suggestions for both wines and entrees. Took advantage of their special meal menu where you choose salads, main dish and dessert. Great price. However, Hanger steak was under cooked and very hard to cut-had a great flavor though! Shrimp and chicken was the way to go. Waiter took our photo and handed us a picture in frame before leaving. Restaurant was close to our hotel so it all worked out well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    Excellent
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our first experience at a Roy's Hawaiian. Nice decor inside, though definitely more Asian-inspired than I expected for a "Hawaiian fusion" place. Wonderful server, very helpful and friendly and attentive without hovering. I had the Butterfish, which was nicely cooked but I didn't love the flavor - nothing wrong with it, just not my thing. My wife had the filet and loved it, one of the best she's had in town. (If we went back I'd get the steak, even though I'm a seafood lover and they are more of a seafood place.) For dessert we split a chocolate souffle, which she enjoyed and I thought was fantastic. A very good, if not quite great, meal. Given the price, it is not a place we will frequent, but would consider returning once or twice a year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daughters Birthday
    George
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place made her feel special I. Her birthday, from the printed message on the menu to the message on her desert. Nike job Roy's!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    Megh
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I love Roy's! Great drinks and good food! I had a girl's night with 4 of my other friends and some of them were there for the 1st time and they really enjoyed the place. Will definitely keep returning.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epicurius
    EpicuriusVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great dining experience, they have a no corking fee August, this made it even better. The food was awesome, the service excellent and the environment fantastic. Great place, totally enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Justin the server was 5 star
    Mikie32
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have dined at least 6 Roy's around the country and Hawaii, always a family favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely high noise level
    Quietdiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The high noise level eliminated all the nice aspects of this restaurant. Not the place for a quiet dinner with a nice bottle of wine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very memorable
    BeenHeavyinFlorida
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The reception was very nice. This was our anniversary and our menus had a Happy Anniversary note in them and our waiter Cameron made it memorable. Our dessert also had Happy Anniversary written in cholocate. Will look forward to our next visit. We learned about Roy's through Hawaii Coffee Company. Love Chef Roy's special blend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal
    phylVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had the crusted mahi and it was perfect. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always hits the spot
    bubbe4VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    great venue, outstanding service, memorable menu, chef choices always spot on!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice atmosphere, ok food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our server was awesome, she brought out appetizers to try because it was the first time we decided to dine at Roy's. I ordered her recommendation of a fish that I had never heard of before and was not impressed at all. She offered to bring me out the swordfish instead and then some one else, I'm guessing a manager , came over to us to tell me they were out. He told me that he put in an order for another fish and when it came out I was not pleased at all. Not only was my guest already done with her whole meal but the plate was very bland. Overall it is a beautiful restaurant but I was not impressed by the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great "fancy-night" with the kids.
    Ylday
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had an early reservation (6:00) which was perfect. Not too crowded yet. Server was attentive without being obtrusive. By the time we finished it was packed and all servers were clearly more intense.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    Bonnye
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We enjoyed the edamame to start our meal . We liked the egg roles appetizer . The macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi was wonderful as always. Our waiter had a nice personality and was very attentive . We did have to wait about 10min. for our reservation and the noise level was high. The chocolate cake was a wonderful way to end our meal. Will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ACK17
    ACK17
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was great until I pulled a hair out of my mouth from the calamari appetizer I had been eating and the server was at our table just in time to see me do it. While there were apologies all around, the only thing they did was remove the cost of the appetizer from our bill. I would have thought that an upscale restaurant like Roy's would have done something more. And, while I understand that these things happen despite the hair nets worn in the kitchen, it does not make me want to go back any time soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roy's is Outstanding
    JaxBchRes
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent service, outstanding food, reservations are a must on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother-in-law treated like royalty
    GapeachiekeenVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Anything that was requested by my elderly and eccentric mother-in-law was fulfilled with respect and kindness. The next day she was still talking about the treatment she received. Our party had either the butterfish or the salmon. Everyone enjoyed their meal immensely and every plate was clean except for the bok choy cores. A really enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in a long time
    Thebestinawhile
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is the best restaurant I have been to in a long time. I eat out quite a bit and love trying new foods. Roy's had awesome food, our waiter Justin was phenomenal and very knowledgable. I had one of the chefs specials. Every single bite was mouth watering. We will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way.
    beachdinersVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food, service and attention to detail is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WLP1VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our first two visits to Roys were years ago in the state of Hawaii. The food here is as good and ambience much better. Service this trip was certainly excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfortably spicy
    rthatcherVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We liked going to Roy's where we found a creative and spicy menu that illustrated many interesting choices. While i was not expecting heat in any of the dishes I ordered, it still showed up like Serendipity: the fortunate finding of something unknown before. The service was excellent and our server (Kyle) worked with our small special requests to leave things out (like onions). I am looking forward to returning to Roy's to try more of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Kcon17
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was really looking forward to ordering Roy's Trio. I had it before and it was Delicious! This time, it was overcooked and tasted nothing like the last time:( The other 3 people enjoyed their dinners but did not rave. Nothing special. Given the pricing, the food needs to be special. We also ordered Roy's Lava Cake for dessert. What happened to it? It is much smaller than it used to be! It IS tasty but too small. Again, a disappointment. The waitress graciously removed the charge for my dinner and the other couple had a $25. Off coupon. The cost per couple was about $110. That is a lot to pay for food that is just good:( The chairs in the back dining room (which is quieter than the main dining room) are very uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night at Roy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed our date night at Roy's. Very nice place with good food. Great service! I liked that it feels intimate but there is alot going on.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service!
    food4dasoul
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    From the moment we walked in, we were catered to. The calamari, samosas, and pork spare ribs were delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Treat
    HodgesVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We treated our parents to dinner on Fathers Day and they enjoyed it immensely. Everything was delicious, especially my husbands andouille encrusted fish dish--I have NEVER tried okra that tasted that good! The fried rice and mac & cheese sides were a bit of a disappointment but nonetheless good. The pineapple upside down cake for dessert was a winner, as always. My only irritation was the server's immediate push to what was far and away the most expensive wine on the list in the category we were interested in and I knew it would be before I even opened the list to look and it was suggested before really spending any time questioning us about what we like, drink, etc. Came off as very "trained".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor quality
    Saturday21
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The worst dinning experience. Poor food preparation, poor service, poor management.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Happy Birthday!
    Adolman44
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Celebrated my wife's 70th birthday with dinner at Roy's. What a lovely and tasty experience! The martini's were perfect and set the stage for a super meal. She had sea scallops and I enjoyed the "butterfish" (an in house special). We will go back to Roy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner.
    jpl001
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    First rate restaurant. Not knowing the area, we made a reservation at Roy's and it was wonderful. great service, attentive but not intrusive. Terrific menu. Everything was first class.
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  • Star Resturaunt!
    bubbe4VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    despite being in a non-descript strip mall. this is one of THE nicest finds in the Jacksonville area; Service from front door on is excellent, staff knowledgeable; food outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Excellent but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Everything was great about Roy's - food ( appetizers, entrees, desert,,etc) and service; except the price. This is listed on Opentable at $$ when it should be 3 or maybe 4 ( like Capital Grill), so we incurred sticker shock ( $12 appetizers, several entrees priced over $30, wine by the glass is on the high side also). I would recommend the restaurant but check the menu online before going. These prices are on the side for Jax and Jax Beach fine dining restaurants. And Opentable should change it to at least 3 $$$.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    LuvthisplaceVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great happy hour. Food was fantastic along with fine wine and after dinner drinks with dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for special nights
    TouchdownVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Made a special night even more special. Special menu to congratulate my son and friend graduation, over the top service, appetizer were terrific( ordered a bunch of different ones for tables) entrees were also good the only complaint was hanger steak a little tough. Services was top notch and attention to detail was spot on. It's in my top 5 restaurants for Jacksonville.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 324 reviews are from the Roy's Jacksonville Beach reviews archive.
  • Superb!
    Signlove14
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was my fiance and I's first time dining at Roy's. Everything on the menu sounded amazing! With a little help from our very informative waiter about his favorites, we were able to finally make our choices! The restaurant is a little dark which was a little hard to look over the menu, but our overall experience here with the taste of our food, to the atmosphere, to our waiter, it was amazing! Definitely recommended and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's back!
    Lindsay
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Roy's is good again! The past few years seemed like a bit of a food quality struggle, but not last weekend!!! The food was awesome again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Shark111
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Food was excellent. Love that fact that the Roy's franchise has added a local flair to their menu. It's nice to know that you can have the consistent choices at each Roy's location but then also have something of a local flavor if you want something different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.