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bb's restaurant and bar

4.7
1111 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
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Phone number
(904) 306-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
near Prudential Drive
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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
What 1111 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Noise level was excessive for this type of dining. Overall still a great experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always consistently awesome! Our server Charity was very attentive and knowledgeable .One of our favorites in Jax. MUST TRY THE BREAD PUDDING FOR DESERT!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. I look forward to coming back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I love this place! Make it here every time I’m in Jax! Food is always top notch and the prefix specials are a great deal . Everything I have tried is amazing ! The bread pudding is one of the best I’ve had !!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Ate there last night, white truffle pizza and duck Napoleon were excellent. My boyfriend had an awesome steak sandwich. Server very knowledgeable and attentive but did not hover. Save room for dessert they are huge and awesome! Going back tonight to try something to try in the menu

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We chose Bb's because it is in the area of the Moran theater, and because it has great reviews. It did not disappoint! Great attentive service, decent prices and delicious, creative food. I had the warm goat cheese salad, my friend had the Cobb and we split a jambalaya pizza. All delicious. It did get quite loud though and the tables are pretty close together, but all in all I can not wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We came to BB’s after a comedy show so it was a little late but apparently things were just getting started here. I didn’t realize this restaurant was a late night favorite but I totally get it. I was famished so I ordered the TMB pizza which was pretty good. I saw what looked like a chocolate martini going to several different tables and I had to try it. I was not disappointed. My friends ordered a salad and calamari (they came for the desserts). You can’t really mess up a salad but the calamari was just okay. There was a lot of extra and very little calamari so that was slightly disappointing but let’s get to the desserts. I was too full from the pizza so I missed out but my friends got the coconut cake and bread pudding. Apparent. They bread pudding is very popular and according to my friend, it was delicious. My other friend really enjoyed the coconut cake as well. Overall not a bad experience. Our waiter wasn’t the most attentive but I’ll chalk that up to him waiting on several tables. I’d go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great place an the food was tasty. Always have a nice evening at bb’s.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Perfect in every way! The food was beyond expectations.

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I have dined at BBs several times and the food has always been outstanding. My recent experience was horrible. The steaks were all over cooked and dry. The sides were too salty to eat. This was a very expensive and disappointing experience with business associates after I had recommended the restaurant to the group.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent brunch and our group of 5 loved the round table (great for conversation)

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We once stopped in while spending the night traveling. Now on our way south we try to stop. Great food done in an imaginative and flavorful way. Pet friendly patio was a bonus with our pup.
Always spot on.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food was amazing 10/10 would eat here again

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

If not my favorite, it is one of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville. Worth every second and penny that I spend every time I dine. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The place is cosy and nice, good wine selection and great food. The service was excellent. Make sure you go there with a reservation. Otherwise you might not get a table

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

BB's always has great food and dessert

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was terrific and the service impeccable. The desserts are fabulous and they always have seasonal items. Worth the trip every time.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great salad (warm goat cheese), great entree (port loin), mediocre dessert (coconut cake). Both salad and entree were exceptional, but for the poor excuse for coconut cake I would rate BB's higher.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had never tried this place but decided to give it a shot as it was close to San Marco. Our server was an absolute pro, and the food was good, too. The polenta appetizer with blue cheese could almost have sufficed as our meal. My wife enjoyed her chicken chop-chop salad, and I liked my salmon salad. We skipped dessert, too stuffed! My only misgiving from this place was being able to smell the smoke from the kitchen. It wasn’t overwhelming but that’s a pet peeve of mine.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I was disappointed as we felt the food was substandard. I wish restaurants in Jacksonville would employ real chefs who know food quality. Someone needs to get in that kitchen & teach cooking. Unfortunately, the restaurants in Jax can get away with not providing superior food as most people here seem to accept that. I am from New Orleans where take pride in delivering great food.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Always the best, flavorful, relaxing.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Amazing! Come for the food and wine, stay for their desserts! Must try the desserts!!!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Food was delicious and nice presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I enjoy the food and the atmosphere every time I go to BB's. The servers are patient and helpful, and get the food out to you quickly. My food is always hot and fresh when it comes to the table. I have recommended BB's to several people.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Favorite place in town!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was our second trip to BB's. We had lunch on a Saturday and it was wonderful. I had a salad with goat cheese, prosciutto and figs and my husband had a chicken sandwich of some kind. Both entrees were delicious. For dessert (we took it with us) we got one piece of the Orange Grand Marnier cake and one piece of a White Chocolate cake with raspberry filling (the bottom layer was cheesecake!). The desserts are second to none, truly amazing. We had a great server. We will continue to come back every time we're in Jacksonville!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Recommend the calamari with it's slight cury taste! Staff was accommodating when I turned the table sideways to sit next to my date rather than across from her.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My friend and I love bb's and try to go there several times a month. The food is consistently excellent with wonderful servers

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

One of my favorite places downtown. Yummy food and delicious deserts

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

BB's lived up to its Yelp ratings. Inventive menu with wide variety of choices : fish, pork chicken beef, lamb and vegetarian options. I liked that each of the mains had a recommendation for a wine pair by the glass. Reasonably priced and excellent food.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent food - all 6 guests were very pleased. Restaurant is cramped and crowded. Extremely loud. Hard to talk at table of 6. Again, food was excellent and reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We love b.b.’s. Every single visit exceeds our expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My good friend and I meet at bb's once a month for lunch (middle ground--I from the Westside and she from the Southside) and have for many, many years. Not an exaggeration to say "a decade." I never leave bb's disappointed. The food is always excellent. The atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. The restaurant is attractive and pristine. There is no place in Jacksonville I would rather eat.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always pleasant dining experience for work our pleasure

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Our favorite pre show restaurant. Just wish the never ending construction and bridge and road closings would be over. Makes it so difficult. Would go to Jax and BB's more if only

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

I thought the food was good, but not outstanding. I'm visiting from out of state and went based on the Open Table reviews. It was not nearly as good as other 4.7 rated places I have been. Service was very good.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was very good. I had not been here in a few years so it was nice to see it had not changed. One of Jax's better restaurants! Good wine list and the bar tender made one of the best Old Fashioned I'd had in a while!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Arrived early, seated immediately. Server suggested the lamb and the flounder which we ordered and they both were both delicious. Dessert of the white chocolate cheese cake which never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Went here for lunch with a buddy. He had the caeser salad with blackened salmon. I had the tmb pizza. They serve real blackened fish here - perfect. For my pizza, it was crispy crust and filled with flavor. The service was professional and outstanding. For a treat, make sure you eat outside on a beautiful day. For us, it was 73 degrees, low humidity, Friday early afternoon. Highly recommended and will return.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

i simply enjoy dining at bb's. food always good, and service is always excellent. as a result, i rarely see the prices

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