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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Jacksonville

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 13 Gypsies restaurant
4.9
4.9 (519)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
13 Gypsies is a cozy, intimate Spanish tapas restaurant. You can also find the influence of other cuisines throughout the menu. Primarily utilizing Spanish techniques to prepare both creative and classic renditions of Spanish dishes, Chef Howard and Chef Kevan operate a true craft kitchen. The two of them prepare and cook most everything from scratch including breads, cured meats, cheeses, sausages, spice blends, pickled vegetables, and desserts. This practice of making nearly everything in house promotes waste-free cooking and higher quality food. Our wines are mainly from Spain, and our beer is Florida local. We are located in a two-story Spanish-style building built in 1923 by Henrietta Dozier, Jacksonville's only female architect in the early part of the 20th century. You will find eclectic, maximalist religious iconography adorning the walls and original floor tile. We have few tables, so reservations are highly recommended. Last seating is an hour and a half before closing time.
Top review
BetsyJ
Dined on May 8, 2024
Every time we go, we enjoy ourselves tremendously! The variation on the food selection is wonderful, the taste take your taste buds to a new height! Tiffany is excellent, in all areas of service. The restaurant is small and imminent…..so make a reservation!!!!
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 Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine - Atlantic Blvd restaurant
4.8
4.8 (538)
$30 and under
Thai
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Blue Orchid was founded to inspire love of Thai cuisine and culture. We aspire to bring you the most amazing and beautiful Thai food you have eaten as well as to expose you to the wondrous hospitality for which Thailand is famous. Come experience our "Thai smiles" for yourself.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
First time at Blue Orchid . Food was very good coconut soup was amazing . We will be back
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 7 days ago
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 4 days ago
Absolutely great place. Food is outstanding, service was spectacular. Highly recommended.
A photo of Town Hall restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1144)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Led by two-time James Beard nominee Chef Tom Gray, Town Hall is a community gathering spot for sharing good food and drink in good company in the heart of Historic San Marco. Our contemporary American menu draws inspiration from the seasons and we fill our menu with ingredients from local farms and artisan purveyors. Start with our Cured & Aged meat and cheese tower or Duck Fat Cornbread with spicy slaw. Signature entrees include Housemade Pasta & Sugo, Seared Scallops and Filet Mignon. From our Brunch menu, enjoy classics like Smoked Salmon Toast with Truffled Egg Salad, Crab Cake Benedict, or French Toast to pair with a mimosa or bellini.

Full craft cocktail bar offered with wines from around the world and Jacksonville’s finest local craft beers served in our comfy lounge, bar or intimate full-service dining room. Happy Hour offered daily, private dining and group bookings available. Join us for our weekly themed wine tastings on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.

Top review
FoodieJax
Dined on May 13, 2024
Salmon scallop entree was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious including the mashed potatoes and broccolini! Great attentive service. Highly recommended! A neighborhood gem!
A photo of Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine- Riverside restaurant
4.7
4.7 (445)
$31 to $50
Thai
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Blue Orchid was founded to inspire love of Thai cuisine and culture. We aspire to bring you the most amazing and beautiful Thai food you have eaten as well as to expose you to the wondrous hospitality for which Thailand is famous. Come experience our "Thai smiles" for yourself.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We have been there several times and it never disappoints. The food is spectacular and the ambiance exquisite.
A photo of Stonewood Grill & Tavern - Jacksonville restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2592)
$30 and under
American
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
For all reservations, please call the restaurant directly at (904) 739-7206.

Stonewood Grill & Tavern offers a complete dining experience for both your eyes and your palate. You don’t want to have just another ordinary night out — so tonight, make it extraordinary!

We oak-grill each steak to lock in its juices and enhance its natural flavors. Plus, only the freshest seafood has the honor of being prepared by one of Stonewood’s gourmet chefs.

Adding our innovative wine list featuring rare selections and exceptional pairings makes Stonewood a great place for couples, friends, and coworkers, for date night, happy hour, special occasions, and holiday parties.

So the next time you’re looking for the perfect night out, come to Stonewood Grill & Tavern.

Top review
Gilcmvip
Dined 3 days ago
Tiffany was our server tonight, she was fantastic. Kept us filled with drinks and food on our table. We love Stonewood for great food and service we receive there.
A photo of Iguana on Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (547)
$30 and under
Latin American
Jacksonville
About the restaurant
Iguana on Park is now open in Historic Avondale! Please come in for our chef driven menu from all over Central and South America. Enjoy our firepit tables, play some corn hole, or have a fantastic margarita from our bar. Whether its a private function, family dinner, date night, or just fun with friends, we have the spot for you!
Top review
JodieBvip
Dined on May 6, 2024
Took my team here for Nurses Week celebration, food was on point, super clean restaurant, great service! Will definitely be 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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