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About Permanently Closed - The Blind Rabbit - Riverside

This restaurant is permanently closed. The Blind Rabbit is a southern gastropub offering an eclectic ambiance in a polished casual setting with great food and a big city bar promoting the best local ingredients.

901 King St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American, Creole

Hours of Operation:
Daily: Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm,
Sun: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
College Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 337-0146

Website:
http://www.theblindfig.com/

Executive Chef:
Jeff Stanford

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout

The Blind Rabbit - Riverside - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (250)
Fit for Foodies (247)
Good for Groups (166)
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Hot Spot (119)
Special Occasion (111)
Vibrant Bar Scene (110)
Romantic (75)
Great for Lunch (54)
Late-night Find (49)
Great for Brunch (42)
Notable Wine List (16)
Kid-friendly (7)
Scenic View (6)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I made a reservation on OpenTable and came all the to the restaurant just to find out it was closed.
Beware, despite what it says both in Google and Open table they close at 9pm on Sunday.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 16, 2017

my family and I went for a brunch on Easter. The host and wait staff were very attentive. They offered a kids menu for our 7 year old. There was a Brad selection of brunch items. We loved our appetizers- deviled eggs and friend green tomatoes. Both were really delicious. I ordered the chicken and waffles and my husband ordered the braised pork skillet. Both were good but not great. My chicken was slightly under-salted and my husband's skillet had too much gravy and peppers. My son's cheeseburger sliders were good. He didn't like the buns but my husband and I did. I thought the kids meal had a very generous portion. Overall we would recommend and go again. We just had high expectations based on other reviews.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 9, 2017

It was really fine but I didn't care for the brunch menu, next time I go I will go for lunch or dinner!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 13, 2016

Derrick our waiter was great! He was very accommodating and made great suggestions which enhances our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Parking was a tad tricky but once inside we had a nice dinner. Great staff, timely food presentation and laid back atmosphere. Highlights were the coconut shrimp and the amazing fried green tomatoes. Delicious burger but slightly disappointed in the Mac-n-Cheese as I had been told it was awesome and a signature side.....but I was way less than impressed. Definitely give it a try if you have not visited.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 13, 2016

The burgers were pretty good. We tried a few signature drinks. Nothing special for the price. Ordered the poutine appetizer and was disappointed. Would give them another go at brunch.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 29, 2016

I had to change my reservation time at the last minute due to an emergency and the staff were incredibly accommodating! I will absolutely return in the future with my friends/family and will be recommending to everyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Great food and drinks

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Celebrated 4 birthdays for 60 years old kids.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Burgers are good. Drinks are good. Service not so good.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 26, 2016

We went in for brunch for the first time and we loved it! The bottomless mimosas got us there, but we will definitely be back again soon. The food and selection was amazing. Great service from Jared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 20, 2016

This was a great casual restaurant. The food was really good especially the appetizers. The drinks were great also.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 18, 2016

Always a favorite. The Whiskey burger and the Rocky road milkshake are always on point👌

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had a date night for Valentines evening and had a great time! From the hostess who sat us, the waitress who took great care of us, and the bartender who is a true expert on whiskeys and Bourbons… It was a wonderful experience! Highly recommend the bourbon flight for value and overall experience. Stephen, the bartender, won't steer you wrong if you tell him what you like and let him decide which Bourbons you should try.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was cold when it got to us, otherwise tasted good. They were very busy and we didn't see our server a lot, but other times It's been very good so I won't ding them. Overall a great place.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food is delicious! Service could be a little faster.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2016

food was simple but very good. things were a little slow - took a while to get drink order and food, but it was a busy night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I love the burgers but the shrimp and grits are out of this world!!! Have eaten here a number of times and have never been glutened!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2016

My wife took me here with our family for my birthday. I was a little worried, because it was super bowl night and we had a 5 o'clock reservation. But the staff was great and the crowd was good. The food is pretty good and innovative. Drinks are great. Overall it was a great time. Prices are very reasonable. We will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We love blind rabbit, everything on the menu is really good. Not a bad item at all.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 23, 2016

I made a reservation for 13 people for a birthday and they accommodated us. They called me that day for a confirmation and when we got there the table was already set up and waters waiting for everyone. The server was great, very friendly and helpful and was patient with us. Food was great. I would recommend this one over the one located in Jacksonville beach.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 19, 2016

The service was great, I ordered the shrimp and grits, and it was a quiet night with not a lot of noise.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 19, 2016

Great spot for lunch. Haven't tried it for dinner yet. Would highly recommend!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 16, 2016

The burgers are really excellent. The area surrounding the restaurant is not ideal. The lighting on the streets near it is poor.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 16, 2016

I have been to the Blind Rabbit four or five times now and have never been disappointed. The food that has been ordered by me, or the people I am with ,has always been quite good. I especially enjoy getting a great hamburger there. The service has always been good and friendly! I recommend you give this restaurant a try!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Food was good but over priced for the amount on the plate.

The music was loud which made it difficult to visit with the others are our table.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 2, 2016

We have dined at The Blind Rabbit maybe 30-40 times now. We keep returning for one main reason. Executive Chef Jason Swank is that reason. His food has thought and heart behind it. His crew prepares it as well as he wants it to be prepared. The restaurant has been there for many years now and I have been eating here since the beginning. I have known the owner since he started in a truck the Salty Fig with his brother. Things in the beginning were really good then it went down hill and Jeff came in and shook things up. I almost gave up on the salty fig turned blind fig turned blind rabbit. Then came in Chef Jason. He has turned this place around and with that we started to return again and again. I will always sing the praise of Chef Jason. Jeff don't get rid of this man. The food is fabulous and his imagination keeps us returning. We haven't eaten off of the main menu in a while. I just walk in to see chef and his brigade and order off of the special cause we know it will be good and probably like nothing we have eaten before. Chef Jason Rocks.... Hands down

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2015

After waiting 45 minutes for our drink order which never came we decided to eat elsewhere. Reservation do not seem to matter as we had to wait 10 min for our table to be wiped off. We should have taken that as a sign that things would not get any better. Granted it was New Years Eve, but it did not seem overly crowded or a line of people waiting to get in. The ambiance of the place seemed decent and the food that was coming out looked pretty good. We won't know what it tastes like, nor will we ever be back to find out. The manager that we asked for after the first 30 minutes of waiting was never called to our table and to top it off a waiter dropped salad dressing as he walked by which splattered all over my seat and my shoes. We asked our waitress how much longer till we get our drinks yet alone our food and were given an "I don't know"- "maybe another 30 minutes"!! As we were leaving, we spoke to a manager that could not give two hoots about us not getting any service. Went down the road to another burger and shake restaurant and were treated like a valued customer.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 27, 2015

We visited based on both an experience at the Beaches location and their ability to accommodate our party of 12 with a reservation through Open Table. Even though this was on a Sunday evening and they only had a handful of tables occupied throughout our entire visit, we would never return to this location. To start, even though they had our reservation the table was not set up. Once we were seated, our table was split in the middle so that "the server could have better access." Our menus were grimy and had food on them. These things were just the beginning of a wasted night at The Blind Rabbit. The macaroni and cheese was dry as a bone for the 4 people that ordered it as an appetizer. The Gorgonzola cheese chips were one of the few dishes we would choose to order again. Salads ordered at the beginning of the meal were served after the entrees came out. My medium rib-eye steak was done medium well and the person sitting next to me ordered the same exact thing and their steak was way beyond well done (my mom orders her steak "well done burnt" and that steak would have satisfied her completely). Needless to say I struggled through my steak and the other guest sent theirs back. The second time it came out rare/mid-rare, which they suffered through for fear of getting another way overdone steak. The water service was abysmal. My glass was empty for in excess of 10 minutes. When I requested a refill it took another 5 minutes and the server used water that had absolutely no chill. It took another 10 minutes to request a glass of ice and then another 10 minutes to receive it. Alcoholic beverage service was a little more attentive, but not on par with industry standard. The alcoholic beverages were good, so this might be a good place to come for just that. The feedback from other guests was that their burgers and fries were quite good, but other side items were a disappointment, especially in comparable portion size. See yelp for more.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Complained about an "object" found in my milkshake .... Nothing was done about it except waiter said I'll give you a free one next time. There will be no next time.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2015

A whiskey and burger restaurant that has full dinners. The gorgonzola chips on the app menu are incredible. Burgers are very large and perfectly cooked. Two dining areas with a quieter one in the back. Very cool bar area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2015

Great brunch and food with a twist! I'm a true southern girl from GA and a brunch fanatic. The serve was great and the food was even better

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Really great burgers and drinks. Our server was great too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 3, 2015

We went to the Blind Rabbit for dinner on a Saturday night and had made reservations. We were running a little late and when I called to let them know, they had no problem with it. Parking was a little tight, but we were seated right away when we arrived. The service was prompt and even though our server was a little new, he still did a good job. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait to long for it. We both ordered burgers and they were phenomenal. If you like fries, you won't be disappointed. We also had a glass of wine, which was nice as well. Overall, it was a nice experience and I would recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Good for casual, beers burgers and whisky. Server was very friendly quick and accurate for a group of 10 with mixed checks. Good beer selection and quite a nice vibe. Food was all good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 13, 2015

We went to Blind Rabbit because of the positive reviews about the great brunch. We go to brunch every week, and this, by far, was the very worst. My family ordered biscuits and gravy. The biscuits were hard (stale) and cold, and the gravy tasted awful. It was also cold. I ordered a Belgian waffle. It was burned and cold. Clearly, they had pre-made some and froze them. It was worse than a regular frozen waffle. There was no excuse for the cold food, because at the time, there was only one other table being served.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Every restaurant can have a bad day and today was the day. Three of four sides came out not very hot ( fries, chips and Mac n cheese). Server who was new did offer to bring fresh. We declined since our mains would either get cold or be eaten alone. Manager came over after we asked to speak to one. After some coaxing he did adjust the checks. No brunch or drink menus printed .

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 18, 2015

DELICIOUS! Burgers, milkshakes, and so much more. The food was fab, and the service was too. The locale is great for the bar-hopping.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Great burgers and amazing fries! Cool drink list (a bit pricey). Definitely going back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 12, 2015

If you love burgers this is the place for you!! So many interesting and tasty choices! We had the chips with cheese appetizer and there was not a crumb left on the plate. My husband and I had burgers. Our friend had the portobello sandwich. A veggie burger was listed on the menu online but not on the menu when we got there. That would have been a good option in addition to the portobello for our friend who is vegetarian. The selection of whiskey is impressive and the specialty drinks we tried were all good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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