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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Jacksonville

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Jacksonville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of JaxSpice StJohns (CR 210) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (48)
$30 and under
Indian
St Johns
About the restaurant
We want to provide dining experience where you can enjoy with your dear ones. Our goal is to serve food that purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Food is a gift from God and should be treated with great respect and that is what we strive to do here at JaxSpice. We love and respect our customers, our employees and our community. We specialize in North Indian and Nepali Cuisine. Food ranges from vegetarian to exotic dishes layered with texture and flavor. Our team takes great care in the planning and preparation of meals. Chilies, mustard seeds, gram flour, coconut and yogurt are popular ingredients in all types of Indian and Nepali cuisine. Ghee, a type of clarified butter, is used for cooking, and has a toasty taste. Saffron is used to flavor and color rice dishes. We prepare foods based on your choice - from mild to spicy to hot.
Top review
KaajandVik
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
The new location and food at JaxSpice was really impressive. That have a good size party room for private gatherings and the restaurant was buzzing.
A photo of Enza's Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3389)
$31 to $50
Italian
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Voted Jacksonville’s Best Italian Restaurant by Florida Times Union 3 Years in a row, Enza has served up fresh made to order Italian Cuisine and great service since 2004. Live Piano Music every evening at My Husband’s Bar. We also cater private parties for Corporate and Family events in our Banquet room. Enza was born in Palermo Sicily and loves to meet her customers.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 15, 2024
Amazing food, service and entertainment. We come specifically to hear Brian play the piano. He makes the whole dining experience special.
A photo of Culhane's Irish Pub & Restaurant- Atlantic Beach restaurant
4.7
4.7 (98)
$30 and under
Irish
Atlantic Beach
About the restaurant
Culhane’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is a place of camaraderie where old friends meet new friends.
Featured on Food Network's “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
Voted best Irish Pub, Sports, Fish N' Chips, Reuben & Ultimate Brunch destination!
The Sisters were born and raised in county Limerick, Ireland.
It exemplifies the best of Irish hospitality, where we are devoted to excellent comfort food, service, and great European pints while enjoying lively events, sports and more!
A Modern International Sports Pub showing Six Nations Rugby, English Premier League, and Football games on 30 Monster HD TV's!
We look forward to your visit at the pub. Slainte!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Absolutely great place. Food is outstanding, service was spectacular. Highly recommended.
A photo of Cantina Laredo - Jacksonville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (745)
$30 and under
Mexican
Baymeadows
About the restaurant
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. We offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteéd artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
Everything was so good. Our waiter, Chase, was friendly and helpful with the menu. Our dinners were all exceptional along with the Cabo Flips!
A photo of Norikase restaurant
4.6
4.6 (142)
$50 and over
Japanese
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Norikase is Jacksonville’s NEWEST modern Japanese restaurant, conveniently located next to Tinseltown movie theater off Southside. Whether you are looking for a place to unwind, a business gathering, or planning a date night, it offers an upscale dining room with an ambiance of sleek sophistication and contemporary decor. Our ingredients are sourced from Japan, ensuring the freshest and highest quality fish. It is also a great place to grab a craft cocktail at the newly renovated bar! Since we are in the soft opening phase, reservations are recommended to provide the best hospitality.

Norikase is also the FIRST IN JAX restaurant to offer an omakase experience, where skilled chefs curate a 15-17 course menu directly in front of you. A chef-to-guest intimate experience in a speakeasy setting. The concept of omakase, meaning "I leave it up to you," promises a one-of-a-kind dining adventure. Please make your omakase experience through Tock.

Top review
MarkKvip
Dined 6 days ago
The absolute best sushi/sashimi I've had in Jacksonville. The service was good and we'll definitely be coming back. It is a bit pricey but it was the best tasting and freshest.
A photo of Culhane's Irish Pub & Restaurant- Southside restaurant
4.5
4.5 (125)
$30 and under
Irish
Baymeadows
About the restaurant
The sisters welcome you to their second restaurant which is in the epicenter of Jacksonville's Tinseltown neighborhood next door to Cinemark Movie Theater. Their original flagship beaches restaurant was est. 2005, and featured on Guy Fieri's Triple D Food Network Shows in 2010 and 2023!
Voted Top 50 Restaurant in Jacksonville, Best Fish N' Chips, Sports Pub & Weekend Brunch!
With a bustling, open main dining room featuring a raised stage for entertainment, as well as numerous TVs in the bar and dining areas for sports fans, one might enjoy Irish dancers charming their way into your hearts ~ and occasionally the familiar sounds of bagpiper accompaniment.
Each night there is something fun happening ~ from trivia, karaoke, bingo to fundraising events ~ always enjoyable in the main dining restaurant, whiskey room, bar, patio or in their private party dining room.

Top review
MeghanG
Dined on May 12, 2024
Everytime we come here the food and service are stellar. We are always checked on by the manager. Can’t wait until next time.
A photo of CatalunaJax restaurant
4.5
4.5 (98)
$31 to $50
European
Baymeadows
About the restaurant
Discover a culinary voyage like never before at Jacksonville's latest sensation! This groundbreaking restaurant and bar seamlessly blend the rich flavors of Italian, Spanish, and Mediterranean cuisine within the opulent confines of one of the city's most breathtaking dining spaces. Boasting over 6,000 square feet of luxurious ambiance, the venue underwent a multi-million-dollar transformation, culminating in the creation of two exquisite bars, an enchanting 250-seat dining room, and captivating lighting and decor. The carefully curated menu promises a gastronomic symphony featuring succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and artisanal pasta, complemented by an international selection of wines and cocktails that span the spectrum from classic to cutting-edge, including both clarified and craft concoctions. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey that transcends boundaries and sets a new standard for dining excellence in Jacksonville.
Top review
IvannaA
Dined 6 days ago
Great service, food, and drinks. Would definitely go again.
A photo of Coop 303 restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1127)
$30 and under
American
Atlantic Beach
About the restaurant
Coop 303 was born from a desire to prepare and serve delicious, modern, affordable, Florida regional cuisine paired with unique cocktails with genuine, caring hospitality — food and service from the heart.

Coop 303 features traditional classic dishes with a modern twist. Two floors of dining and sipping with three unique rooms plus relaxing outdoor patios. Join us at our two full service bars where we showcase an interesting draft and bottled beer selection, classic and specialty cocktails, a variety of wines and an extensive whiskey collection.

Top review
Rza131
Dined 7 days ago
Our server was fabulous! She did not rush us, refilled water and drinks in timely fashion. The food was delicious but the swordfish was a small portion. I substituted the side succatash for potatoes. They were very salty. The beet salad was very good but could use more beets!
A photo of Legacy Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (308)
$31 to $50
American
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Legacy Restaurant & Bar
Come Out And Enjoy The Newest Urban Restaurant In The Jacksonville Area

An Experience Like Non-Other

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
It was a great time. We will definitely be coming back.
A photo of Hurricane Patty's restaurant
3.6
3.6 (531)
$30 and under
Seafood
St Johns
About the restaurant
Waterfront restaurant with freshly prepared cuisine and signature cocktails - welcome to Hurricane Patty"s Bar and Grill, located in St Augustine, FL. Here you’ll find a fresh, colorful and fun restaurant experience inspired by the islands. Whether navigation from the waterways or a local landlubber, with guidance from our warm and welcoming staff our guests discover the bold flavors and vibrant cultures of the tropics. Our approachable menu features fresh seafood and grilled meats, world reknown appetizers and freshly prepared sauces. We feature great daily specials, and live music or daily entertainment. Sit back and enjoy a wide array of signature drinks, including our award winning Datil Smoothie and world infamous Hurricane Category 5 Cocktail!
Top review
Helenvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
It is a great place for a casual meal with good seafood!
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