Ida Claire - Jacksonville

4.5
234 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 234 people are saying
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vickig
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been waiting to be able to go in and sit to enjoy this southern restaurant for a long time. The reservation went smoothly, the ambiance was nice inside to sit and enjoy brunch even though it was pretty crowed at 1:30.

First our server Brandan was nice when he came around but he was not on top of things as he should be. The gumbo and side biscuit were brought with our meals not before our meals as requested. My husband had the basic over easy eggs, with the sides. The potatoes were cold and needed salt which we asked for and were delivered a empty one. We finally trapped a bus man to get another 10 minutes later. My chicken and waffles were a mess and I was starving. Thank god that had the best gravy I'vd had in a while to cover the chicken which was cold and one tender not cooked all the way...yuk! The waffles was cold and undercooked also. Maybe our food sat a while up on the line? Maybe the waffle iron needs replacing. Anyway it was a disappointment. We will try it out again but at a slower paced time for them, after 2pm perhaps?

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Wooo
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Apps (fried green tomatoes and biscuits) and Entrees were excellent and fish & meat temperatures exactly as requested. We had a group of 6 and everyone was satisfied with their meals. The restaurant was fairly empty on a Saturday night at 7pm and the food still took quite a while to come out, so it may be even longer if it had been busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was “okay” not a lot of flavor, was bland. Seemed low quality. The Bloody Mary was the worst. Couldn’t drink it. It was so thick. Service was fine and environment was okay.

Ida Claire - Jacksonville
Responded 6 days ago

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We do take it all reviews seriously. I would love the opportunity to speak with you regarding your experience with us and also invite you back. Please email me to sylvia.gray@ida-clairecom Look forward to hearing from you. - Sylvia Gray (Managing Partner)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ida Claire is the place I take folks when they visit from out of town because I think it shows the best of JAX. Staff is welcoming, food is southern with a city twist on it, drinks are delicious and the environment is wonderful.

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KevinP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebrating breast cancer free.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Josh was an amazing server. Food was delicious!

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our service was great. Food arrived quickly and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. However I feel it was overpriced for the quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food, good atmosphere, great service! 10/10 we will be back! Great happy hour choices!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Ida Claire! It's the perfect place to go for brunch or happy hour. The food and service are always excellent.

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viptmonline
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new spot, service is friendly and knowledgeable about menu. Food and cocktails are creative and flavorful. Fun rustic industrial environment

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kimberlyk
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered the chicken and waffles and the braised ribs. Both were amazing but the chicken and waffles were out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with friends. All of the food was outstanding. The gumbo and hot Nashville chicken were terrific. They had some of the best key like pie I've ever had. The service was fantastic. Our server, Ashley, was really great. We'll definitely be back.

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HollyM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. The food and drinks are not only delicious but also have Snapchat worthy presentation. The staff have a great energy. Definitely recommend.

Ida Claire - Jacksonville
Responded on November 4, 2020

Hi Holly. Thanks for the amazing 5-star review. We hope you tagged us on Snapchat! Come see us again soon. - Sylvia

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vipGGLe
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First timing coming here for Sunday brunch. Way better experience than any brunch in Jax due to the fact you can make a reservation and socially distance outside. Loved the atmosphere and amazing service. However the food was just “OK” I wish it tasted as good at it looked.

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scotts
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch on Sunday. We started with the biscuits, which were very good - they had to bring us extra bacon-gravy. I had the monte cristo (without powdered sugar) and really enjoyed it. My wife had the waffle benedict which she really liked. The waffle benedict could easily be shared as it was huge!

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JustChillin96
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. It was my first time sitting in a restaurant in months, so my nerves were on edge. A few things bothered me, but overall I believe they are doing the best they can.

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viptmonline
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new spot! Love the rustic industrial funky style, food is yummy with creative flavor combos

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and customer service! Loved it!

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KarenB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. We will definitely be back soon.

MC
vipMargaretC
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Never liked kale till I ordered the baby kale with roasted shrimp salad. Crunchy and full of feta, peppers, pecans plus more. Enough for 2 meals. Husband ordered the porkchops which was enough for 2 meals too. Smoked, served tomahawk style & he said insanely good.

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vipMELISSAM
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are a little over priced.
But I’ve been during Happy Hour too and I do think they have a good Happy Hour

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TessS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My grits was too salty for my taste

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was top notch

TL
TLC44
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive in ensuring my guest and I had a wonderful experience with respects to food and hospitality. The management and waitress put forth special effort to ensure we were satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dining room was too loud. Our server was too busy to authenticately connect, listen and ask questions. She brought boxes and the bill and didn’t ask if we wanted dessert or coffee. She stopped to ask how the food was, but didn’t wait for an answer. She was either overwhelmed or just going through the motions. She screamed because of either her mask or she’s just naturally loud. It threw my entire experience and meal off. I tried to shake it but she was too much to handle. As soon as we sat she was asking what appetizers we wanted and was very pushy with the mimosas, she really didn’t give me a chance to respond when she jumped in with do you want anything other than water. I’m like can I have 30 sondes, no 10 seconds to just respond without you jumping with another assumption, suggestion or question. O asked for dressing on the side, didn’t happen, we asked for salt and pepper and hot 2 salts, granted the pepper container was filled with salt, but after dropping the salt and pepper shakers off she never stopped back to check on us, only to give the bill so we didn’t have an opportunity to share that the food was COVERED in salt. We did tell her after she impatiently dropped off the bill, stating no rush, but she clearly was in a rush. She offered to remake it but we were ready to go, now that I think of I, she should have offered to take it off the bill. It was an awful experience front beginning to end.

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BrandyL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good southern food. I had the redfish which was delicious. But you don’t get a very big piece of fish it was the size of the palm of my hand so for $27 I expected a little more. Still tasted fantastic and would recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and quite tasty. Service was great. Cocktails were great as well.

Ida Claire - Jacksonville
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to see you sooner than later. Look forward to having you back. - Sylvia

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Eric
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a Birthday gathering and the staff was very accommodating and went the extra mile to serve!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. Delicious food. We will definitely be back

Ida Claire - Jacksonville
Responded on October 5, 2020

Yay! We can't wait to have you back. Look forward to it. Thank you for the 5 star review.- Sylvia

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JoyM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing. We always like trying more local restaurants or uncommon smaller chain restaurants when out of town. We were not disappointed. The pork chop with honey chipotle glaze was huge(made 2 meals out of it) and sensational! My fiance got the Nashville Hot chicken tenders and his was enough for 2 meals too. Our server was knowledgable and all of her suggestions were terrific.

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Aharm16
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I brought my mom here for supper/dinner. The biscuits with bacon gravy and mixed fruit jam were a great starter. My mom ordered the beef shank with mashed potatoes and asparagus, she especially loved how tender the beef was . I ordered the shrimp and asiago cheese grits, the dish is tasty but a little on the spicy side. Both entrees had generous portions. We decided on pumpkin spice cheesecake for dessert. It was heavenly!! You definitely won't go home hungry. The waitstaff was very courteous and attentive. The manager even came by to see how our visit was and if we needed anything. Thank for making our evening out so enjoyable.

Ida Claire - Jacksonville
Responded on October 5, 2020

We are thrilled that you and your Mom enjoyed your time with us. We at Ida Claire do have a nice kick in our ingredients. :) Next time you're in, we will have the Chef put the piquant sauce for the shrimp & grits on the side for you. Come back and see us again soon. - Sylvia

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JennaB
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good was delicious but service was lacking. The waiter didn’t come back to the table for a very long time at one point and we had to ask another server if they could get us drinks. It was also SO LOUD. Like we had to shout at each other. It’s a bit pricey but would try it again in hopes service was better

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JohnS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was poor. Waited 20 mins at table before server came to take order😞
Food was poor and no taste Nashville chicken.
Drinks were watered down
We have visited several times but Ida Claire would not our 2nd choice now.

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AprilJ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Perfect. We loved every minute of our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Ancient grain shrimp bowl was delicious as were the pimento burgers. Server was engaging and made us feel welcome and provided us with drink recommendations. Hostess needs some training and pointers on how to make guests feel welcome. Overall, service was great.

JS
vipJosephS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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samariat
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ida Claire - Jacksonville is rated 4.5 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

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