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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
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Special Occasion (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Business Meals (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

Bruschetta mmmmmm
Warm goat cheese salad. Amazing

Desserts . Save room!!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food. A little "spendy" but the food was definitely worth the price premium. Service was friendly, prompt, and polite. Atmosphere was nice and pleasant. I often eat here for business lunches and this was the first time for dinner. I would definitely go back and also recommend it for a "date night" or special occasion for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I know many folks who really enjoy BB’s but find it annoyingly noisy....very hard to carry on a conversation. The food and desserts are really good but many stay away because of the noise level.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Small but outstanding restaurant in historic San Marco neighborhood. Menu has something for everyone, from high end dinner entrees to a large selection of salads and sandwiches. We got a few appetizers, a cheese plate and salads. Oh, and you HAVE to check out their dessert display. Excellent service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My first time at BB Restaurant. I must say I was impressed. The customer service was excellent and knowledgeable about menu options. Will be returning again when I’m in Jacksonville area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Reserved a table for 8 on NYE. We got our food and drinks promptly. The server was great and she was on top of refills and frequent check ins. Some of us really loved our entrees and sides while others said theirs were just “ok” (such as the bland fingerling potatoes and slightly over salted Oscar topping). We all split salads and that was plenty enough to start with, glad we didn’t order an appetizer. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the lamb was to die for, and the halibut was a tad bland but cooked well. Of course after the steady flow of cocktails we all wanted dessert and they were all fabulous (especially the bread pudding). Thanks bbs for the wonderful meal, we will be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It would be hard for me to add to the superlative comments already provided to this restaurant. The service was outstanding but the food, OMG, the food was the best. Every forkful was a taste sensation. I had the steak, perfect. My wife had the grouper fish (very moist inside). We also had the calamari. Our choice for desert was the bread pudding--heavenly. There is a reason that this locale is one of the BEST restaurants in Jacksonville--food and service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Made a reservation for NYE, having not been there. All of us loved out entree, and the server recommended a delicious dessert! It was fabulous! Not inexpensive, so it won’t be an everyday place, but I would definitely go again for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food! Worth the price! I went with my boyfriend to celebrate New Years and could not be more pleased. While the service was good, our waiter did seem a little rushed. You will not leave disappointed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chiapas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed everything except the noise level. Food and service were excellent.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great date. Boyfriend had never been and he loved it. Our server was wonderful. We enjoyed a beautiful dinner with a bottle of wine for $80 (not incl tip). Can’t beat that. Thanks!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

From appetizers to desserts everything was full of flavor. It made for a fabulous night out with friends.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Overall experience was wonderful

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere, great server. Ravioli and salmon salad dishes great....Asian chicken salad...chicken not completely cooked...also I was disappointed in couscous salad and the bread was hard.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

BBs, always first class.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Chris is such an outstanding waiter that I do no need to mention my drink or food preferences because he remembers my favorites and creates a fun dining experience. The chefs are fabulous and food is prepared precisely as promised. BB’s is a great place to be.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Tapas, Healthy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is a great place to have lunch / dinner or just for a cocktail.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Everything was perfect. Our server was perfect. The food was amazing. Thanks for making our anniversary great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2017

WE love bbs and come here often. Great salads and soups as well as sandwhiches!! Excellent dinner menu and the desserts are FABULOUS !!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Lovely dinner. Service was very good. Generous portions on our cheese plate. Delicious! We had an issue with my hubby’s NY strip being very small, and the server acted on it immediately. They cooked him a new one that was very nice size and perfectly prepared. A lovely, consistent experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

service was good. busy place. cheese board... yum

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding waiter- Rick

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service were great. Only negative - it was evening and the parking lot was pitch black. Need some lighting!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were pleased to find this place so close to our hotel. They had many gluten free options and an interesting assortment of dishes to choose from. The place is cozy, the food is delicious and the service was right on. BB's is a must if you come to downtown Jacksonville!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I wish I lived closer, I would dine here often! The menu was amazing. It was hard to choose. I went with The Mediterranean chicken salad. The ingredients were so fresh! My husband got a special, Cornish game hen. It was done perfectly!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We traveled from the Ft. Pierce area to see the Dave Koz concert. We will drive back to BB's for ANY reason. Just loved it, the staff, food, wine was terrific.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Menu was somewhat limited compared to the past and the quality was less than we have experienced in the past.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great service and food! Portions adult-sized and fresh!

Tags: Organic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good food and service. Good neighborhood location.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 6, 2017

bb's is always fantastic. Had a group in from out of town for a business dinner, and they raved about bb's to their coworkers.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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