Ida Claire - Jacksonville

4.6
357 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Ida Claire is a South of Ordinary scratch kitchen with African and Cajun influences. Come out and try Ida's Famous Chicken and Waffles or our Crawfish Corn Beignets. We feature indoor/outdoor seating at our craft cocktail bar and a private area in our vintage Airstream! We are located conveniently in the St. John's town center near Panera and Wells Fargo. Come by and see us today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 357 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CallanB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was great but our service was lacking. They took a long time to check us, get drinks, clear plates, provide us our bill. Just disappointing as we were celebrating a special occasion.

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PeterG
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service
Note: outside dining not really an option for big groups or mobility impaired

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RhondaH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience3

The restaurant was very busy for Mother's day but the service was excellent. The biscuits were disappointing as they were hard on the outside. The sunnyside up eggs had hard yolks. The portions were just acceptable. Glad I'd been there before and knew they're capable of so much more. Great concept inexpertly applied.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipRandallG
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day brunch was outstanding!

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress Awesome!!!! The service is always wonderful every visit.
The appetizers cooked very well.
Always on point.

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DerrylG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great secret place with good food nice atmosphere and amazing bruch

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cherylr
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Aubrey was fantastic- so friendly and fun- the drinks were delicious which were a bloody Mary. Our food was delicious and presentation made it better. The whole brunch was memorable and fun. Cant wait to come back - we did sit outside and so enjoyed

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MargaretM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here and we were not disappointed. From , Riley who took great care of us. He guided us through the menu, gave us suggestions as well as informed us of how the items are prepared and what ingredients are used in each dish. He really went above to make sure our experience was top notch. The drinks were refreshing and delicious to enjoy on a hot sunny day. The food was fresh, hot and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back to try more items on the menu.

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vipAngelaW
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Not much of a food selection. Prices are not that great. Will not go back.

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vipLeslieD
Jacksonville
42 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. I enjoy recommending this lovely restaurant and bar to my friends and colleagues! They never disappoint. Tried the avocado toast - YUMMY with a little kick! The salmon was cooked perfectly and served with delicious greens. The seafood pasta was fresh and very rich and tasty. Will have to try the specialty drinks on my next visit!

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vipLindaM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly delicious find. The service was impeccable and the food was scrumptious.

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DARWINM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled on this magnificent place while on a weekend trip to Jacksonville, and boy was the food just simply amazing, outstanding service and great vibes!

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AndyB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It is pretty over priced for the quality and amount of food you get. Also- our server maybe was overwhelmed? It took quite a long time to get our cocktails and also to get water refills. The food came out right before we got our cocktails. The food was good- nothing to rave about.

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GeorgeF
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food And friendly service is pretty consistent at this Ida Claire in Jacksonville. We enjoyed our food.
Because they make everything from scratch There were two items we requested but weren’t available:
Mustard and dill pickles for Our Burgers

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FoodieJax
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I really wanted to like this place but I did not. The restaurant was about 30-40% occupancy max.
We waited 43 minutes for the duck fry appetizer, which was greasy and foul tasting- then our entrees arrived within 3-4 minutes after so we had everything at once.
We were there a total of almost two hours. Most of that was waiting for our waiter to bring the check or even come back to the table-No refills, my shrimp & grits was burnt. My sons chicken and waffles were soggy. A soggy waffle and burnt grits?! This is the South folks- you have to do better than that!
Nothing about this experience was pleasant. I hope that others have a better experience than we had. We will try them again for breakfast, hopefully everything is the complete opposite of today’s mess.

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Itfitss
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here, the food is always great and the service is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipyorkiemom3351
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was ok. I was disappointed in the grits. They were like a slab of dough. The biscuits were overcooked and hard. Maybe we got leftovers from the previous day warmed up?

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was my birthday - don’t feel like they made it extra special but always enjoy their food and the spirit of the restaurant. Service was a bit slow. Still recommend.

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LisaR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and love the atmosphere. Service was good but staff all in all were not that friendly. Will be back

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ChrisD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits were amazing some of the best I’ve ever had! I had the braised short rib and it was delicious!

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Veronica
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and it was great! Our waiter was friendly and gave great service. The food was delicious. We will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!!! Everything was delicious! Riley was an amazing server who recommended the blueberry blue... so now I would recommended it as well!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met family for brunch, we collectively think that Ida Claire has the best chicken and waffles this side of the Mississippi!

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DianaH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our first visit to Ida Claire and we were delightfully surprised at the fun atmosphere, great service and delicious and unusual menu. Unique and fun. We will definitely visit again!

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DonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

5 adults and 2 children. Server, the young lady with short red hair was excellent.
Everyone enjoyed their food except for two people said it was just OK. I had the seafood fettuccini and it was excellent. We had a good and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service was great
Favorite brunch options were the fries green tomatoes

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The music was a bit loud considering the place was mostly empty a little after 9am and the choice of music was a bit raunchy for Sunday Easter brunch dining. Seemed like the music was better suited for a Friday or Saturday night. Other than the music it was an excellent experience.

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Marc
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, interesting menu choices. Very proud of their mixed drinks, come in very small glasses for the price. Food would order again, drinks no so much.

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JackieB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious especially the chicken and waffles and the seafood pasta.

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Greeta
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Between Two waiters our appetizer was missed. Entree was salty. Service was slow .

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SarviaB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great southern food with a modern twist! Great ambiance.

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DYoung
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food wasn't anything worth coming back for. Savannah was an awesome waitress.

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HeatherM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Ida Claire is fantastic. You can tell craft and fresh goes into everything they do from the entrees to the desserts and great craft cocktails.

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glorybe
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason, our server was fantastic. Always attentive and personable. Felt welcome from the moment we walked in ! Food was great, too ! And those biscuits and the spreads that came with them .... Oh my goodness ! I had the Monte Cristo sandwich, my daughter had the spinach salad .... Delicious, both of them !!

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Chosen26
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great experience! Service was prompt and food was delicious.

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HKBarbie2
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The place was nice and the appetizers were good but for the price I expected the entrées to be exceptional and they were not. I purchased the fried chicken and it was very dry. My sister ordered the Braised beef short ribs and they lacked seasoning. Somewhere different to visit but prob. will not visit again.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique tasty southern food and great service. If you are looking for an affordable meal that is not traditional burgers and fries this is your spot. (they do have a burger if you must)

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karenc
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was just average. Expensive for what it was. The one thing we really wanted was dessert and they were out of what we ordered. Very limited drink menu. Our server was really attentive. Doubt I will go back.

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Ida Claire - Jacksonville is rated 4.6 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

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