Roy's Jacksonville Beach
Roy's Jacksonville Beach

Roy's Jacksonville Beach

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (904) 241-7697
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Roy's Jacksonville Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)fit for foodies (42)romantic (34)good for groups (24)hot spot (20)notable wine list (16)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (15)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Awesome service and food
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We enjoy Roy's on a regular basis. Menu is outstanding and their service is second to none! Great ambience! Blake was professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequently Dine At Roy's
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Their Caesar salad is absolutely fantastic. No boring romaine lettuce and tossed croutons with some fancy name for the usual Caesar dressing. Roy's Caesar salad is a must for anyone who enjoys Caesar salad. Bacon wrapped wahoo fish was excellently prepared and served with an unusually tasty side. My recommendation is skip the side and eat the fish or you'll be too full to enjoy it. My dining partner had a white fish with Bok choy, perfectly prepared and great flavor, accompanied by steamed rice. As we prepared to leave, we noticed a full sushi bar. Next time we'll head over there. Thank you Roy's Restaurant for a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • been twice and no sign of quitting
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    If my wife and I had all the money in the world we would eat at places like Roy's every night. The food changes on a regular basis and both times (different menu) the food has been excellent. Even better than the food was the service we have gotten both times from Justin who is amazing. His recommendations have been spot on for dining choices and his wine pairings rival the recommendations of a sommelier. You can't go wrong at Roy's!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Worth The Dine!
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    When a prefixe menu is available to you, it definitely should be your first choice. The server spectacular, the food delightful. What a splendid experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda's Birthday
    brucebrenick
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My wife and I invited her sister out for a birthday celebration and we selected Roy's. It was outstanding from the moment we entered, the table was ready along with some decorations. The entire evening was great, the service was a home run and the food was 100% perfect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eat Here Often
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We didn't expect the fabulous situation we encountered. Everything was spectacular. The service, the food, drinks and the waitstaff.. everything just a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior dining experience.
    beachdinersVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Another great dining experience. The food, service and ambiance are superb. I can't say enough about the quality of the food and the exceptional service we always receive at Roy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Winelvr
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Roy's has always been and will always be a favorite of mine. They continue to provide excellent service which is paired with outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT!
    BaltimoretoLG
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went to Roy's to celebrate our 35th anniversary. We are never disappointed, having eaten there before a few times, and the staff makes it feel like a very special experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    Fus33341VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The Butterfish was amazing, literally melts like butter in your mouth. The service was outstanding. It nice when the server actually knows the menu and can make recommendations based on your preferences. Will make this a regular dining spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting Jax Beach
    Foodies12
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent good excellent service, made for a good evening in Jax Beach. We did the pre fixe menu, which is not normal for us but it worked out quite nicely. We added the ribs as a pre appetizer dish per our servers recommendation. Great drinks great food (a bit pricey) but worth it. Our server Christy made the experience a treat! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very nice atmosphere. Service was great. Very friendly. Food was terrific, on time, right temperature.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roy's is turning the corner!!
    NeverDisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was amazing! The service, not so much. We had fantastic swordfish & mahi along with lobster potstickers and chocolate soufflé. This was going to be my last visit to Roy's because of the service issues I had this time and the last couple of times I have been there. Then I met Lindsey. She is a manager there that was open to the not so kind feedback I gave her. She rectified my situation and told me that she is focused on ensuring that the service compliments the great food. She seems determined and capable of making the transition and returning Roy's Jax Beach back into a great fine dining experience. I will definitely return again!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dinner
    BizDiner
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was perfect for an early evening business dinner. The waiter was knowledgeable. The food was relatively well-priced. The wine was reasonable. I ordered the fish trio special, which was good, but a bit overdone. The calamari special at the Jacksonville spot was really tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite!
    chefmasterVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Went on a Monday and had the Monday Prix Fix Menu. I was surprised to find out that any entrée on the menu was included. What a value! Blake our server was exceptional and as always the manager stopped by our table to see that things were okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Went here for our 5-year anniversary dinner and it was fantastic.the staff went above and beyond to make our evening special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roys is the best!
    JuanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We dine at Roy's almost on a weekly basis. Food is superb, great ambience and outstanding service. All servers are very attentive and professional. Karl took care of us this time and it was flawless service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so good
    MGSuperFoodie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I was sad to finish the last bite and take the last sip of wine. Everything was so great. Not my first time there, and it will not be my last.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Always a pleasure
    bubbe4VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    GREAT service, food & ambiance; Staff went out of it's way to make a birthday celebration even more special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 343 reviews are from the Roy's Jacksonville Beach reviews archive.
  • 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.