Ragtime Tavern & Seafood Grill - Atlantic Beach

4.5
195 reviews
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An Atlantic Beach, Florida favorite for over 25 years, Ragtime Tavern has earned numerous accolades for our creative cuisine, expertly handcrafted beers, outstanding service and lively atmosphere. Beginning in 1983 as a small neighborhood meeting place with only 12 tables and a single bar, Ragtime has since grown into a hot spot that the locals can’t stop raving about. Ragtime serves a variety of cuisines, including Cajun, fresh seafood, chicken and pasta, and uses only the freshest ingredients. Handcrafted and brewed to perfection, Ragtime Tavern goes to great lengths in serving each guest the freshest beer possible. This commitment to serving nothing but the finest and freshest beer possible has led to numerous awards.
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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was great....will definitely be back!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best shrimp and grits in Florida!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Our reservation was not honored. They have a priority seating for open table reservations and after waiting 40 minutes past our time I asked to speak to the manager. She was very nice and comped a round of drinks when we got our table. I shared they should be more upfront about that or don’t take reservations or call and explain when the reservation is booked. If you have other plans like we did it makes it difficult.

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LC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wings were great! Drinks got more watered down as the hour got later. Consistency would be appreciated. Our waitress was great. She anticipated our needs. She had good time management.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We opted for the special King Crab Legs and the quantity and quality was perfect. Our server was very attentive and met our needs.

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Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. Service was excellent. The swordfish special was amazing!! Should keep that on the menu.

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RM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling to Jax regularly one of the best meals we’ve had

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JW
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the chef’s specials were great, as was the service!

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TG
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We didn't have to wait at all to be acknowledged. Our drinks and food were served quickly.

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SS
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must say we arrived and they had already set up our girls night table of 7! This app made it easy! We had the best time! Food was great and the service was top notch. We had some special requests that were totally great and the drinks and happy hour were great!

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S
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ragtime always has excellent service and food. It's nice to go to the beach and enjoy great music in a safe environment. The service is always top notch!

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The best service! Never a disappointment ! Will dine again!

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JR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the crab cake appetizer, pretzels , ahi tuna was excellent Our server was very attentive.

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PS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have walked by the restaurant many times, but had a special event and decided on Ragtime as our target of choice Our party had steaks, rib eye and filet mignon, all were excellent. A bit spendy, but would recommend to anyone.

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MG
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and good craft beer.

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m
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with that N’awlins flavor on the the Atlantic Ocean. Great Seafood and the micro brewery is great.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing, service was awesome, we went for the first time on New Years Eve and it was packed and we had drinks, apps and dinner in 45 mins we were so shocked how fast it was but still got great service on top of the food being excellent. We will be back soon.

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LD
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner for New Years Eve. We were taken to our table immediately and had a great lively spot!! I ordered lobster and shrimp tacos and they were delicious. We wanted a traditional app so we had black eyed peas and collards in a cup of soup that was fantastic for the occasion. My hubby had Ragtime Shrimp that never disappoints. Our sister and brother in law had crab cakes and seared tuna... the food and drinks were so good and the service even better!!

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LT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and great beers brewed on premises, enjoyed our date immensely, very nice server, too

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TN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ragtime is one of our go-to favorites. The food is ALWAYS good. They are especially known for the best coconut shrimp anywhere.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Very rushed, won’t be going back.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out at Ragtime. Not a note missed, great as usual!!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I hope enjoyed Ragtime every visit since our first in 1994. Always great food, service, and ambiance.

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DK
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been patrons of Ragtime for many years. Due to a recent move, it has not been as convenient to get there as in the past. We ordered our long-time favorite, the sesame seared tuna with fried spinach and the blackened mahi sandwich. Both were very fresh and cooked to perfection ! That recent meal convinced us that we will be going more frequently, again. It was truly worth the ride. Will be back soon!

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k
Jacksonville
78 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ragtime is reliable for good, fresh food with a creative twist. The servers are cheerful and efficient. There’s a bit of a New Orleans theme, with gumbo and étouffé on the menu. My go to is the warm chicken sesame salad topped with miso vinaigrette and crispy noodle shreds. My husband gravitates to the tuna. There’s a very tasty key lime cheesecake on the dessert menu. House brewed beers are always excellent.

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C
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with the family for a birt

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OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful date. Always good service and atmosphere.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at the restaurant and enjoyed it with my friends.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It took 30 min for them to seat me and when they did they basically ignored me

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c
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son lives in Atlantic beavh but we have never been to Ragtime before. Great place.really cool inside with different levels and themes and live band

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LP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great!
Server Mellissa kept rushing us
Wanted to enjoy cocktail's before ordering
Tried to clear my dinner before I was done Same for dessert brought check did not ask if we wanted dessert
Then wanted to clear dishes to drop check!
Not a very relaxed evening!

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p
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Restaurant began 37 years ago as a locally owned place. At some point restaurant was sold to a corporation. Food is like what you would receive at any corporate owned restaurant. I ordered Étouffée; allowing for the variations in how Étouffée is made, this one was ample in its shrimp (although some ? as to the quality of the shrimp) and sausage; red sauce was nothing approximating true Chef made étouffée. My guest ordered the Brie appetizer which was outstanding; had not had it presented as attractively and appetizingly as here. Throughly enjoyed it and would recommend that. Reading the cocktail menu was an adventure although I had a glass of a superb wine chosen by two servers. I would return for the appetizer, alcoholic drinks and wines; I would not return to eat more corporate food. When you advertise Creole/Cajun food you need to step up to the plate and deliver same; not some corporate variation recipe.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food at ragtime is okay most of the time I've been there several times. Often the rice is hard in the beans and rice some people's meals were over-seasoned my Sesame tuna did not have sesame's and was actually Raw on the center. Not Sushi kind of raw but sitting out kind of row. Also if you get a table by the fish tanks be where the fish are not happy and are constantly chasing each other and kicking up sand in the aquarium which is distracting and kind of pitiful. I think the species are not an appropriate mix. Our waitress acted like she was trying to be our friend more than be an efficient waitress and couldn't get the clues that we just wanted to place our order and move on. The restaurant is very loud and kind of messy and dirty.

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TD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food and service was excellent! Order the shrimp and grits!

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DR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped for lunch with a large group of 30 + travelers. The service was excellent, friendly staff had orders out in short time. The food was prepared to perfection and very tasty. Would recommend this restaurant to people of all ages.

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AS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ragtime continues to be one of our regular favorites to dine. Always great food, friendly service and a delightful local scene. Keep up the great work! We will be back regularly.

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M
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sever and terrific food!

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F
Jacksonville
87 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ragtime is a funky place, which matches its beach location. We celebrated a birthday & the restaurant was selected by the birthday boy who had never been there. We were a party of 6 &, lucky for us, a round table in a downstairs “tucked away” area was available.
The wait person was outstanding, given how busy she was. The food varied from very good (Brie appetizer) to average, although the birthday boy loved his fish entree & the craft beer. Ragtime was also accommodating in allowing us to bring in our own birthday cupcakes, which the wait person served with lighted candles. Would we personally take the 40 minute drive to eat there again; likely not but that should not deter you if you like funky beach restaurants with good craft beer, good service, & variation in the quality & cost of menu items

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