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Ida Claire - Jacksonville

4.4
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197 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 197 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJosephS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food selection. Very good cocktails. Great for casual dining!

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samariat
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

My food was too salty and I was thinking white meat would be on my plate also... I did the bone in chicken on bread... My husband said his food was ok, really wanted a better review just wasn’t good at all. I’m hoping I caught them on a bad night 😩

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HollieS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Sarah was amazing. Food was fabulous!! Drinks were phenomenal!

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MelvinB
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were just trying to get out of the house!! We have not tried this place and certainly no regrets. We had the fried cauliflower as an appetizer and it did not disappoint. My husband had the chicken blt- delicious. I had the shrimp and grits - AHMAZZZING!! Nice cocktails and just a nice evening

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vipAnnM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, creative combinations and all from scratch! Service was good and the place has a really fun vibe. It’s my favorite place on the weekend for brunch.

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DianaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went for Lunch with my friend as Birthday Treat. The food was great as well as atmosphere. I will definitely visit again.

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JodieB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cool vibe atmosphere, consistent food, a definite recommend!

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SandraF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch was wonderful. Outdoor seating was great. Turned their outdoor speakers down to a more comfortable level. Service was great. Food good too. And special dessert for my husband's birthday. Will be back.

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TracyL
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time. Mostly great food, some just okay but not outstanding. Quaint little atmosphere, excellent service, very friendly staff

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vipStacyN
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Ida Claire's with friends after church for brunch. This was their first visit and our third visit. It was a lot of fun. We sat at a high top table near the kitchen so we were able to look at the food as it was going to other guests and it helped us make up our minds! Quinton took care of us giving us biscuits and jam for the table as we looked over the menu. I love their French Press coffee and the biscuits were phenomenal and my friends raved about them. Then we all ordered. I got the quiche & salad which was very good and my husband got the coffee cake pancakes with blueberry compote which was also very good. My friends ordered the seafood fritter bites (sorry cannot remember the name of them but we told them they were good :)
They also got chicken on a biscuit and the monte cristo! All good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dumb name always made us avoid this spot. We half heartedly went this morning because other than Denny’s it was the only place open. All I can say is WOW! What a great spot. The brunch was out of this world, the cocktails were spot on, the atmosphere is like a folksy J. Alexander’s. Our server was really sweet and attentive. So go... right now... You are welcome.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Undercooked salmon twice. We left without eating it. They didn’t offer any type of concession.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with patient and responsible service under current Covid-19 circumstances. Our waitress Ashley was very attentive and helpful! There was delay in getting my beverage from the bar due to a spike in crowd activity, but the bartender then delivered it personally with apologies and no charge. It was a birthday dinner for a friend who enjoyed his experience very much! Thank you! :-)

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Moni
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Great food. This place is a must!

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary after hearing my daughter rave about it for the past few years. We wanted to go somewhere different than the same old chain restaurants. This was definitely different. It is our new favorite place. We loved the atmosphere and had the best service. And then the biscuits! Oh my goodness! All of the food was amazing. I haven’t stopped talking about this place for the past week.

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vipFoodieJM
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average at best. It took a long time to get our lunch. Told the “kitchen was backed up” but the restaurant wasn’t 1/3 full and I could see multiple workers in the kitchen. Hate to see what it is like when it’s busy. Very loud. Chicken tenders were very good, waffle ok, a bit soggy, gravy is a miss with the chicken & waffles (don’t understand why this place doesn’t have sausage) Kale salad consisted predominantly of bitter cabbage.

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vipCaylonE
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Server obviously didn’t want to be there, asked if this was our first visit, yes it was and then asked if we were ready to order. We asked about specials, were told there were none, then read the menu to find out there are several which we had to ask again about. Asked for a child’s water three times and never got it. We asked the hostess for a high chair twice and then the server who finally brought one.
Food was good and good portions, the staff could use some training.

Will not return, too many great places in JAX to deal with this again.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ida Claire’s was incredible! The service was great! We had so much fun with our waitress! The food was incredible. Definitely make sure to get the biscuits! We cannot wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Taylor! He was a great waiter and super patient with us. Everyone was satisfied with his service.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested to sit in the airstream and had it all to ourselves! We were seated quickly, our server was fantastic with great recommendations. The food was amazing! We’ll definitely be back!

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vipGloriaR
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent cocktails.

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JesS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance and the food! The drinks are also an experience of their own.

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vipgivethefrogaloan
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hot crispy fried green tomatoes and very good blackened redfish x2, worth another visit for another taste $67 w/o tip tho

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was too! Was promptly seated and attended to. The server was knowledgeable on the menu, gave advice and was super friendly! Would definitely return and recommend :)

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Justin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation for 14 people. Had a few extra people join the party. The staff was friendly and immediately made accommodations. The service was 5 star. We had a team of staff (including the manager) check-in on us throughout the duration of our visit. We've been there a few times for brunch and knew we would have a great experience for a big group. We haven't been disappointed yet!!!

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Blake
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Overpriced. Bad service, food was just mediocre, waitress took way too long

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vipMidlandDining
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Ida Claire and it was awesome. The food was good and the service was excellent!

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vipTraveler55
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday so we all were already in happy moods. Then came Caylor, our server. He was AMAZING! Great personality; a ton of fun; doted on all of us but especially the birthday girl. We had an absolute blast! He took such good care of us. Our drinks, appetizers and meals were absolutely delicious as usual. An overall wonderful experience and great way to kick off the weekend. With work schedules, etc., our group finds it easiest to meet for brunch. We will DEFINITELY request Caylor on our next visit.

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ChicaK
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there to celebrate a special birthday. A member of our party called ahead to see if they could do something special for the occasion and was told absolutely! However when we arrived our server said they did not do anything special. The menu was also very limited.

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ScottA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Sydney, our server, was new but was full of information to us as first timers. The food is tasty. The selection is tailored to Southern cuisine.

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GabrielaH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Me and my family loved the food! Their coffee was fairly good but next time I'll just stick with juice (I'll come back for sure).

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service is slow. Although better than the past few times, it was at a level below what we expect from a restaurant with this price point. I chose to go for brunch, even though my wife had not been happy with the last three times we have been. This may have been the last time. There are really too many restaurants with better service.

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KirstenB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time eating at Ida Claire and both times have been great! Definitely get the biscuits!!!

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vipJeffS
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed brunch, good portions and price. Service was good, would go back

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HeatherS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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RickS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good variety to choose from. A unique take on southern cooking. Enjoyed very much.

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RobinW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was top notch. Definitely planning on returning.

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NICKIW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caylor was TERRIFIC!!!! Had a great time at the restaurant as this was my first time at this location! Many thanks!!

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shanellel
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG the redfish was so flavorful!!!! Enjoyed it

FAQs

Ida Claire - Jacksonville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (904) 326-1900.

Ida Claire - Jacksonville is rated 4.4 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.