Roy's Jacksonville Beach

4.4
1604 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

About

Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous. We invite you to join us at Roy's Jacksonville Beach located along route A1A between JT Butler Highway and Beach Blvd

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good, not great. Food was good. The room was pretty loud considering it was only half full. It took 8 minutes for the server to show up. Took an hour and 45 minutes for our entrees to show up. Service was average at best. The food was good but not for the price. The sushi was probably the best part. I’ve been other places that are in the same price range and the overall experience is significantly better. I honestly don’t think I will be back.

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vipLoriM
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

See note on pic of wine

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GregoryD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredibly sad to see this place closing. Especially when there is no problem with the business, their food, or the staff. Jacksonville Beach has lost a real gem is a real gem

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vipZeleznoc
Jacksonville
45 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent. service not as attentive as in past but like other restaurants during COVID, likely short-staffed. Staff pleasant. Drinks great. A bit noisy considering fairly low occupancy compared to their usual.

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Rella
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in sometime. So looking forward to another visit. I had the chef’s andouille crusted white fish with grits and Brussel sprouts.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome in all respects with the small exception of the lack of decaf coffee.

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vipphotoboy
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The Mahi was overcooked and dry. We were hosting another couple and didn't send it back because they had started eating.

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vipRandy
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Roy's is consistently good--not amazing but consistently good. The ambiance could be better for the price point.

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peggym
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We were warmly greeted, and our special occasion noted, so that was nice.
It took forever to get our food. The apps weren’t hot, and we sat with dirty dishes in front of us for a looong time between each course.
My steak was perfectly cooked and delicious; the lobster was very salty. My husband’s fish was also cooked perfectly.
The noise level was insane.

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MattyPhatSnacks
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I had a night without the kids and choose Roy’s. Alway ms enjoy this place, we go about 1-2 a year. I don’t mind spending the high dollar amount for a nice quality meal and ambiance of the dinning room. My wife looked super hot all dressed up, so I give her 5 stars as well.

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JoanneR
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely. Taylor was a great server. Restaurant could use a bit of updating. Food was delicious . Order the chocolate soufflé !

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vipBear
Jacksonville
58 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now closed and possibly gone forever! This has been my families go to for celebrations for decades, including Orlando, Tampa, and Bonita Springs. Heck we just hosted my sons rehearsal dinner here for 40 in March. Ugh, now where will we go for those fabulous Roy’s Hawaiian Martinis????

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

roys patio is always great; so peaceful and great ambiance. Alee was an exceptional server and I would highly recommend requesting her!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For no real reason, we hadn’t been in years, but will surely be going back!! Everything was lovely - from the service, food, drinks and atmosphere!

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Michael
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

very loud, food is good but not great & very over-priced

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vipMitchS
Savannah
74 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation meal at a long term favorite, but in a new location, Jacksonville, rather than Orlando.

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RubyK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Kitchen seemed backed up, we waited a long time for our entrees to come. But overall, food was very good.

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kbockl
Jacksonville
80 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Top notch service. Delicious food. Mahi mahi was devoured, tiger shrimp with udon noodles were even more yummy than the description implied. A bit of a budget stretcher, but we try to return as often as we can. Never disappoints.

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vipHhan
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Just mediocre at best. Our server was not very good at his job. Very embarrassing. Won’t be back. To much to list went wrong

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FredL
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Way too noisy, staff was rushed, food was so-so to mediocre, way below the standards of various previous visits and now priced too high.

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GLENDAL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

mother's day

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Tanaine
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience was beyond amazing. My family and I will definitely be back. The lobster potstickers were delicious... well, evening was delicious.

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vipJamie
Jacksonville
60 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wasn’t excellent! My husband had the ahi which was perfect. I had the butterfish and braised short rib combo. I think the rib needed more sauce but was otherwise wonderful. We done normally eat dessert but we had the flourless chocolate soufflé which was incredible. Everything was A little pricey but wasn’t worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was really good and my steak was cooked to perfection which is not always the case when I dine out. Also the manager came by the table to make sure our experience was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and presentation!! Anna was a great server said to our every need.
Enjoyed the evening and cannot wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lobster and sea bass were excellent. Short rib was a little tough and undercooked. Lava cake is a must have.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food as expected. Staff are well knowledgeable on the food menu. Will be back for more dining. Thank you.

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BradK
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice family meal on a Sunday evening. Good service.

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Gatorabbie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very nice service staff- excellent dinner experience thanks!

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SharonB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary and Roy's did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was friendly, courteous and tailored to our specific needs. Roy's is definitely at the top of our list for those very special occasions. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server, Eduardo, was excellent.

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GaryY
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service and food were truly outstanding. Our server was also a bartender, and she was simply the best. While we appreciate being able to eat outside, the noise from the street was a little irritating. But if I am at Jax Beach again, I will definitely reserve a table at Roy's. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every thing was amazing

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KimK
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinners included the MahiMahi and the Shellfish sampler. Both were excellent. Portions were just right. For appetizer we had the lobster potstickers..they were outstanding. Service was excellent. The aloha hour mentioned on website was a little confusing, did not apply to dinner unless you were seated at the bar. The server immediately notified the manager of our confusion on this and manager discounted a couple drinks on our behalf. Good and proper care by manager and server. The noise level in this restaurant, as seems the case in most Florida restaurants, is high. But after awhile it was not noticeable. Pricey, but the quality of food and service are worth it. Will certainly visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Had the $48 steak dinner. The steak was grisly, tough and not worth the money.

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MelanieT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was outstanding! The food was perfect and the service flawless. The attention to details was excellent. It was our anniversary and the complimentary dessert was a great touch. The manager was very nice and interested in what we had to say. We will definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Was so looking forward to this dinner. We went to Roy’s in Maui 20 years ago. It was one of the best meals ever. So when I saw there was a Roy’s in Jacksonville we had to go. Such a disappointment. It took 10 minutes for the server to come by to get a drink order. Then after another 30 minutes the apps came out and my wife’s was wrong. Then 30 minutes later the correct one came out. So an hour and a half into dinner the entrees came out. They were just ok. The chocolate soufflé was excellent. The manager came over twice and apologized. That was nice. She handled it well. She comped the app and the second visit to
Our table gave us a $25 gift card. She was great. We saw another table wait as long as we did and they ended up just boxing their entree and taking it home. Hopefully this was due to things opening back up from Covid. I’m sure finding staff is difficult right now. Maybe it will get better soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chose to try Roy’s as recommended by the local’s. We all were in the mood for Tuna and it was amazing. The sushi grade fits we received were excellent and tops. The appetizers were great and the wine list fair, but priced very reasonably. I wish I was closer to Roy’s as I’d visit more often, but highly recommend the restaurant. I felt that the prices were slightly higher than i would have expected, but in the end , the quality of the meal won out.

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vipJamesG
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great short Ribs

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gailw
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were unable to talk because of a table of 12(at least) with 6 or 7 loud and unruly children. We asked to be moved to the main dining room, next to the front door and our waitress, Anna G, was very helpful in getting it done . There was was or edemame provided w/o costing more. We were surprised at that. Meals were enjoyed but so much more costly than our last visit.

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Roy's Jacksonville Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 1604 OpenTable diners.