bb's restaurant and bar

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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J
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Will definitely return!

KZ
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best local place ... coolest atmosphere .. great service ..

DC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sept 9, 2019. First visit for the 6 of us. Great ambiance, menu and waitstaff.

NI
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always. Really good food, very pleasant service and unbelievably good dessert!

SM
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Top notch dining in a fun atmosphere.

RG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Bb’s in a while. We enjoyed our meal and the service. Will be back again.

b
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative lunch menu, fresh ingredients, served promptly in a lively attractive dining room.

WM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was 4 of us who dined at bb's this last Saturday night prior to the Petatonix concert. We made reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival....the wait staff was EXCELLENT and made us feel like we were regular customers. She gave us ample time to review the menu....answered all of our questions with enthusiasm and didn't miss a beat with regards to our order.....she was super pleasant and made the dining experience that much better....and she never gave us that feeling that we needed to leave just to clear the table....we felt right at home......then there was the food. It was delicious.....2 of our party ordered the Filet, one the Halibut and I order the pork cheeks....we were all sharing our meal with the others because we were convinced ours was the best on the table....they all were great. And then, great fresh coffee and desert. Over the top. One of the great restaurants in downtown Jax. It's right up there with Ruth's Chris and The Chop House. But significantly less $$.

Overall, a great dining expereince and one that we plan to repeat soon and often.

Thank you for making our "date night" very special.

JE
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Everything was great. This place is always so consistent. One of my favorites. Get dessert even if you are full! The best!

T
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when dining here. The menu is always special and it never gets old.

g
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Poor table location right at the front, disinterested staff as we asked for bread and did not want alcohol on a busy Friday night. fried pompano ok, rather strong flavor never had before glad I tried it but would not have again. 8oz filet mignon, good.... Tasty desserts. Unfortunately not as good as last experience.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Would like to see a little more variety on the menu. Very noisy!! Hard to have a nice dinner conversation

RS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic, the flavors are indescribably good. The atmosphere was really noisy, especially on a tuesday night. Couldn't imagine how load it is on a Saturday. Overall I highly recommend the restuarunt!

R
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say.. great food, great deserts, good wine selection and great service! A great place to celebrate or take a client for dinner.

WC
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Date night for the hubby and me.We thought we would try B.B.'s since we hadn't eaten there in years. We quickly remembered why.
We ordered a simple hummus plate as our appetizer. It came with hummus, which was okay, Char grilled carrots,NO flavor at all, pita chips that were so greasy and over done I couldn't eat them, and finally pita bread slathered with so much crushed garlic I will never fear vampires again.
I ordered, for my entree', the grilled chicken with wasabi mashed potatoes and green beans.I figured it would be hard to mess up. It wasn't awful, but boring.My husband ordered the scallops over angel hair and he couldn't get half way through it because it was so salty.
Unfortunately, we won't be returning. Simple is always best. Complexity doesn't mean throwing in all the latest food fads in every dish.

RB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food. A little loud, but given the architecture and lay out it is to be expected. Very nice dining however.

SB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend and I went for dinner and saw so many things on the menu that we wanted to try that we ended up doing 2 appetizers and sharing a pizza. Our server was very helpful in telling us about the various menu items. We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes and the calamari. Both were exceptional and prepared In a unique way, which is always a pleasant surprise. The Truffle pizza was so tasty. If we had not been so full after that, we would have ordered one of their delicious cakes. Next time! Will definitely be back.

OT
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I was excited to eat here but there were flaws all around. Not a great first visit. I’ll just run through a few things. 1) I asked if I could order just vegetables but was told by our waiter that I could not order these because the kitchen said “no substitutions tonight” and “they were closed for the next couple nights so it must be because they are low on sides”. Well I had checked their website right before my reservation and it stated that the restaurant was in fact closed but the kitchen would be “open for take out and catering”. Very disappointed about this. 2) a bug was in my desert and our waiter made us feel as if I was being needy by asking for a new slice of cake. 3) $20 for one Irish coffee. Extremely excessive. 4) The halibut entree was over cooked and the potato side was under cooked. I expected way more from this restaurant. I was unfortunately disappointed with the service and food. This is my honest review and opinion.

S
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely AMAZING! Kate was our waitress and so knowledgeable about the food.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great drinks & food.

MW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waitress, delicious food and dessert. Happy hour drinks and appetizers were a nice bonus.

MD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had appetizers, drinks & desserts & everything was delicious. We were not rushed. Wait staff/all staff excellent. Will return.

NM
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and very consistent. Very noisy inside and hard to talk, but great food and desserts.

JM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Kelly was amazing and the food was the best I have had in a really long time! Can’t wait to go back!

V
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

DI
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, but pricey. Noise level was louder than we would have liked, but only because patrons were having a fun time.

SM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I loved the lamp chops. However I don't like my vegetables made into a puddle. The pureed sweet potatoes were tasteless. I'll be glad when this fad of reducing healthy vegetables into a puddle of tasteless and nutritionless food is over.

TS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and came out fairly quickly. Server was amazing, always had a refill for our drinks as it was getting low, was always polite, help me navigate the menu with questions I had and what she thought o would like based on my tastes. She was perfect as well was the food.

EB
Jacksonville
586 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to bbs for a late dinner after a show. We ordered a bottle of Rose (wine prices are very reasonable at bbs!), the turkey cobb salad, and the Asian Chop Chop salad. Chris provided excellent service throughout. bbs is one of our "go to" restaurants in the Jacksonville area for great food, wine, service and reasonable prices; we have never been disappointed.

B
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The corvina special was awesome, and the service was and is always great.

CB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us went in for a late drink and dessert. We were given a full "tour" of the dessert offerings and were blown away by how delicious our selections were. I would like to go back and do dinner now, as this was my first time in. Quiet, ambient surroundings--excellent service.

F
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

always delightful. the food is so good Recommend to all

OT
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service!

W
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience and great food as always.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pre concert diner. Efficient service & good food & drinks

CH
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Great cake!!!!
Easy in and out.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday and it was a great experience.

SC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried several things we never had before!!! Duck and truffle Mac!!! Amazing!!!also they had this wonderful tea infused vodka drink!!! Think Arnold Palmer with alcohol!!! Another fabulous night at bbs!!!

PR
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all
The way around - my guests had never been and they thought it was too loud-

EC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine. Nice vibe to the place. Great food, great service, and the assortment of desserts is to die for. My only issue, a minor one, is the tables seem to be a little too close together for my liking, however this will not stop me from coming back. The noise level was moderate but nothing that would make conversation difficult. It was a Saturday night after all.

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