About 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.

1019 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

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

Cross Street:
near Prudential Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 306-0100

Website:
http://www.bbsrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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bb's restaurant and bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (11)
Authentic (9)
Fun (9)
Business Meals (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Romantic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great menu options that you can customize. Food was really tasty, different flavor than usual. Really nice brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my second visit to this marvelous restaurant in five days. Took friends there Monday evening and again on Friday. The staff is incredible and the food is delicious. I am not a drink connoisseur, but my friends who tried the exoctic coctails said they were marvelous. And the desserts.....Wow! I wish I lived closer as we were all in Jacksonville for a conference at the Hyatt. Open Table is so helpful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never heard of the restaurant. Took a chance...excellent choice.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Date night with my wife before the Symphony. Returned after the concert for dessert and coffee. Wonderful staff, great food!!!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were a little disappointed in the service. We ordered hot tea and received it promptly, but no spoons , milk or extra saucer to put the tea bag. Otherwise, food was very good!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Hummus was wonderful. Entrees are large portions. Desserts were overrated but I'm not a cake person.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This is my go to restaurant when I have out of town company or when I just want to treat myself to a tasty meal. The menu items are extensive and the food is exquisitely prepared and presented. The taste combinations are delightful. There is a nice wine list and the bar can produce about anything you want. BBs enjoys a wonderful selection of desserts displayed in a glass case so you can pick what you want and then tailor your dinner to save room for these sinful delights.
BBs ambiance is nice. It is not a large place and not a noisy place so conversation is easy. It is a real gem and a treat to dine there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This restaurant is one of my favorites. I ordered Vietnamese Shrimp. I would not order this again because the presentation and color were unappetizing, the sauce was indifferent and the noodles were wide and floppy/sloppy. The scallops my granddaughter ordered looked wonderful and my husband’s salad was overly generous though nothing special. Service was perfect, as always, and the table was quiet on this relatively slow Friday Georgia-Florida weekend night. Staff here are always extremely pleasant and accommodating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The wait staff is awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. They are ontop of their game. The food is wonderful and the deserts are to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Server must have been new ... seemed as though she was continuously being helped by other servers when delivering things (not the main course) to the table. We both ordered shrimp fra diavolo that didn't live up to expectations. WAY too much orchiette and not enough shrimp for the price. Dined outdoors and unfortunately, a patron four tables away decided to smoke, and his smoke blew directly down the row across all of the other four outdoor tables. Folks next to us were closer to the smoker ... they asked to be moved indoors. My friend and I were finished with dinner, so we skipped dessert and left. Recommend that the restaurant NOT permit smoking at the outdoor tables. You'll lose more non-smoking patrons if you permit smoking than you'll lose smokers if you don't permit it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Fabulous desserts

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food is the best! But the kitchen must be updated, is too small and causes the food to get 30-35 minutes after we order. (On a busy day)
Other than that, nice restaurant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waitress was very nice and attentive. My friend and I split an app, sandwich and desert. The appetizer fried green tomatoes and the desert bread pudding was my favorite. Would love to go back and try more stuff from their menu. Especially the amazing deserts.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding service and dining experience.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Quality of food was very disappointing. Ordered 4 items, none of them met the expectations, tasteless and not very fresh. Although the Old Fashioned drink was excellent. Still, I will not be coming back

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary with their amazing brunch! Highly recommend!!!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Visiting Jacksonville from out of town. Business friends traveling with me were my dining companions. I picked it out of list from Trip Advisor , Yelp and Open Table. It placed high on all their lists. The food was outstanding. I think we all agreed on that. I got the lamb that wasn’t on the menu...it was spectacular. One person got the price fixe menu and thought it was very good. One got scallops and couldn’t say enough about how good it was and all the flavors coming together....the other person got the lamb and agreed with me that it was outstanding. Then...the desserts! Save room for desserts....I think we got the Rocky Road Pie, the Salted Caramel Mocha Cake and another one that I can’t remember...they were all delicious. The serving sizes were really large. The wine selection was excellent. I would Highly recommend BB’s to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This is the first lunch we've had at bb's. Our party of 6 was promptly seated and our waiter arrived shortly thereafter. His service was outstanding from beginning to end. Meal items were served within a reasonable amount of time and each dish that our family members had - from a pizza to the mahi-mahi sandwich to the open-face crab cake sandwich - was mouthwatering. My husband and I were the only ones to have dessert, which is not easy at bb's given the wonderful choices. We selected the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream to share since we did not want a huge slice of cake. Without any question, it was the best bread pudding we have ever eaten. The only "somewhat negative" comment is that the dining room is very loud even at lunch. With a party of 6, despite the round table, it was hard to hear one another. Beyond the acoustic issues, bb's has excellent food, which is presented well by knowledgeable wait staff.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was awesom. The only critique I have is the food is a bit pricey. We split an appetizer and had our own entries.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and wine

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

BB’s is the best restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went there for dinner; Menu and meal was a delight.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Recently had dinner here with friends and was very pleased to see that they brought back Tito's vodka, YEAH!! Have frequented bb's many times and have always been very pleased with the food. Great selection on the menu and the specials are always fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We and our friends went to bbs before the symphony. Three of us had salads - warm goat cheese, chicken chop chop, and turkey cobb -- and the other had the crab cake sandwich with field greens. All were fresh and delicious, as usual. Our friends ordered a chocolate chip mousse cake for dessert which I was lucky enough to taste -- also delicious. Another great meal at the always consistently excellent bbs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very disappointing. I ordered the Cobia on mixed greens because I must eat gluten free. The fish was overlooked and did not taste fresh. I was taking a friend for a birthday lunch and asked to be moved to a quitter area. There are no quiet areas. Our server was very friendly however I had to ask hostess for help since I was unable to get server's attention. Salt shaker was empty and I needed more dressing for salad. I will not go back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

First time there. I was glad the reviews I read on line were accurate. Our service was great and the food was prepared well. Unfortunately I did not save room for dessert which I have heard is fabulous

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Went there for a friends birthday to have dinner. Got seated right away and the specials were wonderful and you can’t beat the drinks. The only drawback is they did not have Tito‘s vodka but I understand it’s coming back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Best meal we've had in Jax in a while! The food was DELICIOUS and the service was outstanding! Because of the impending storm, there weren't many restaurants open. We were glad to be there!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wait was minimal. Food was excellent.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great place,great fresh food, never a disappointment with any dish. Desserts are amazing. Drinks are also very good. Try to visit here every time i am visiting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Server was excellent and nice. Wine was excellent. Atmosphere great and food was great

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Four of us headed to bbs when the Jumbo Shrimp baseball game was rained out. Drinks and dinner (salmon salad, crab cake sandwich, chicken sandwich) were excellent as always. This is one of our standby restaurants and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very good menu and excellent service

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our experience was great as always. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The food was excellent but the service wasn't good. This was the first time I had bad service at BB's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Extremely noisy. They need to get acoustical tile or carpet to help with the noise.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 18, 2017

With my wife having Celiac and needing a gluten free menu where there won't be any cross contamination this was a great choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

I recommend adding acoustic tiles in the seating area to minimize noise. It's difficult to talk business over lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Outstanding from beginning to end!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great lunch experience with a dear friend. The food was FABULOUS as was the service. This is one of my favorite spots for lunch and dinner. We both had salads ... the greens were fresh and crisp, the chicken and salmon perfectly prepared

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