The Hilltop

4.6
304 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Our restaurant is a beautiful Victorian-style mansion, nestled among towering oak trees,offering an unforgettable experience. A Memorable Dining Experience. The Hilltop’s unique old-world atmosphere makes for the perfect setting for your special occasion. Let us help you create your unforgettable evening. The Hilltop is designed for entertaining from two people to a large party. The rooms are suitable for different sizes and styles of parties. Guests feel relaxed and at home in our Victorian Mansion. We offer served meals featuring Prime Rib with celebration desserts such as Chocolate Overload or homemade Cheesecake. For the larger parties we offer full meal buffets of heavy hors d’oeuvres menu with delights such as Grilled Salmon, Herb Encrusted Mahi Mahi with Champagne Cream Sauce, Chicken Marsala and a wide choice of salad. Luncheons are by reservation only for groups of 15 or more.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 304 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBryanP
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, wine menu all outstanding. Ask for Angelo if he is working!

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to The Hilltop restaurant was outstanding! The atmosphere was wonderfully enhanced with the live piano music! The food was delicious and promptly served. Our server, Sue was attentive, respectful, friendly and an accomplished server! We will definitely return for another dining experience! This restaurant is a gem and our new favorite!

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AnthonyR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Valentine's dinner here, you simply can't beat the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all good for our first time .

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JonS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very nice, a hidden gem. Food was delicious and the service was great. Look forward to going there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a small room off the bar for just our table. The piano music was close, and It definitely made my anniversary feel special.

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Markus
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd Valentines Day experience at Hilltop and it never disappoints. The service was great and the food was excellent. All 4 courses tasted great, both of our dishes. This place is a great little secret in Orange Park.

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JimiC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in Orange Park...the food was great, the service unequalled. Just a great evening out and they were welcoming. We felt like old friends by the time we left!

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ANDREW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with amazing food definitely going again

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant ! People there were polite not snobbish at all. Their pianist was the perfect touch and played beautifully. The dish presentation was absolutely gorgeous not to mention delish! Ten out of ten would eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice Experience

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BillT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were wonderful. We celebrated my parents' 58 anniversary with some friends and they could not have been nicer.

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Homer
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best kept secret restaurant in Clay County. This is not an eat and run restaurant. Bring someone you like/love and spend some time with them, eat and enjoy there company at an incredible well established friendly and professional local foodie eatery. At least that is what I think about The Hilltop restaurant and I've lived in Clay County since 2001.

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Glencove56
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as well as the service. Going back for Valentines Day.

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DonaldJ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelo was a super server! The food was perfect. I would definitely go there again.

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sue as a waitress and she was awesome. Friendly, always smiling and checked on us without being overbearing. Carried on small pleasant conversation. Will go back

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not anything special. Thought it was overpriced. The server waited on us and wasn't wearing a mask. And, she kept pushing the buffet. Didn't want to eat there because of Covid-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a nice dinner with friends to celebrate the holidays and had a great time. Food was great, service was excellent and management was very nice and stopped to speak to us at our table. Christmas decorations made the restaurant look very festive for the holiday season. Our evening was great!

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RheaC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group ended up being less than originally planned due to COVID. However, the wait staff and chef were very accommodating to our group and we had an enjoyable experience.

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MichaelS
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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DeborahU
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hilltop is not the typical restaraunt you'll find in Orange Park. It is unique - not a chain, reasonably priced, the owner is on hands, if you're looking for a venue for your office party or wedding, it is a must.
Angelo is our favorite server. All the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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vipSjbrownpsu
Jacksonville
62 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well prepared limited menu in a wonderful venue. Great staff. It doesn’t need to be just for special occasions!

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MargaretA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not the same as our last visit. Food came out lukewarm, prime rib was tender, but did not seem fresh, and ordered carrot cake to bring home. Three half of it out. Frosting tasted sour. Table we sat at was basically a board on a pedestal. Every time one of us would start to cut our prime rib, we worried the plates were going to end up on the floor. Went to celebrate our anniversary, and was very disappointed. Meal and tip was over $80. Would have enjoyed a better experience at Outback or even McDonald’s for that matter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The employees are not wearing masks. At first our waitress was wearing one (or we wouldn’t have even stayed). After we ordered she ditched her mask and didn’t put it on again despite coming really close to us, standing by talking and reaching over. Also, she brought us the check while we were still eating our main course which is just terrible. Otherwise the setup and decor is lovely. Food was fine but the menu was limited for meat-free choices. I won’t go back

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DarleneH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I went to Hilltop years ago and loved it. It sure if there’s different owners/chefs but the food was ok. The escargot were on top of the bread so it ended up being soggy instead of crispy. The potato was very dry and overcooked. The salmon was mediocre. The best part was the filet mignon which was quite good. I hope they fix this because this used to be a lovely place to go.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and food, first time, will return!!

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DavidC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The buffet line was in a very congested area and it made some of the people in my party very uncomfortable.

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Sandman
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice quiet evening with great service and food. I was a little surprised after reading about all of their COVID -19 precautions on line that none of the serving staff were searing masks. I will have to admit, I was a little reluctant to stay. So that is my only negative and I feel that it is a pretty major one.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angelo is always our waiter.. He is personal, professional, and always makes good suggestions.. Thanks Angelo.

Nancy and John

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ChanseH
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not believe I have lived here for 20 years and have not heard of this restaurant until I got an OpenTable restaurant review email on 11-7-2020. I booked the Hilltop that evening. The Crab soup was the best I have ever had and the Prime rib was awesome. There was a piano player who was very good and I was told he is there only on the weekends. It was a beautiful old style atmosphere and the staff was excellent. I have already referred this place to my friends.

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vipAngel
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my son-in-law. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to relax and enjoy the food. Great staff.

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TomD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals and service were excellent as usual. Highly recommended.

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Lynn
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.
Appetizers were extremely tasty.
We always enjoy this restaurant

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DennisM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service. I keep returning to the Hilltop as the experience is very consistent and enjoyable. Also looking forward to going after the pandemic when the full menu is available and we can try additional items.

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vipRiffken
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem of our community. The best food, service and atmosphere.

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Beachlover007
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had escargot an shrimo cocktail. And chicken marsala. It was fabulous as always. Also a glass of chardonnay an a dirty martini. The bartender is always amazing, we love her. Everyone there is amazing. Especially Chad.

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AnthonyB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, and atmosphere. I highly recommend the prime rib. They make their own horseradish sauce. There is a man that plays and it adds so much to the ambiance. Great for digestion. Wonderful house wines and champagne or enjoy their full bar. Free dessert in your birthday and the pianist sings to you.

FAQs

The Hilltop is rated 4.6 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.