Vernon's Restaurant

4.5
143 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Scenic View
Vernon’s Restaurant features fresh Florida seafood, masterfully cut wagyu grade beef, locally-sourced vegetables and an enviable wine list.

The namesake restaurant of Vernon Kelly, a member of the development team that crafted the renowned TPC Sawgrass course with architects Pete and Alice Dye and former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, is a destination for foodies as well as families. Enjoy breakfast or dinner and a floor-to-ceiling window view to the resort’s signature waterfall and lagoon, or watch the sun come up or go down on TPC Sawgrass.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6am-11am
Saturday: 6am-12noon
Sunday: 6am-11am
Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm

Dinner:
Monday: 6pm-9pm
Tuesday: 6pm-9pm
Wednesday: 6pm-9pm
Thursday: 6pm-9pm
Friday: 6pm-9pm
Saturday: 6pm-9pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(904) 280-3405
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Natoli
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Parking details
Private lot or complimentary valet parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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IR
Jacksonville
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was fantastic as always. This was the Soul Food brunch. Everything was delicious, creative, authentic, and plain impressive. Hummingbirds pancakes, catfish, hush puppies, collard greens, mac and cheese bar...and this was just a fraction of all the offerings. We go with our two little boys, and both love it. The live music makes it extra special. Yet, the cost is very reasonable for the amazing quality of the food and ingredients. Plus the chefs walk around to check in on diners.

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T
Jacksonville
15 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We always enjoy eating brunch st your restaurant. The view is great too.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
4.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a wonderful location perfect to meet up with my best friend for brunch.

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BI
Jacksonville
3 reviews
4.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch; great service by our server, Lisa. Beautiful views, nice ambience...we will return

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AP
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with dish description. Pricey but well worth it.

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J
Jacksonville
14 reviews
4.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch! The only reason for four stars rather than five on food was due to scallops being over cooked at the macaroni and cheese station. Otherwise, I found the food to be impressive and a great value for the cost. I will return to try the other three brunch themes! Mama T is the sweetest ever, and came by our table to personally speak to us about the food and other themed brunches. She is passionate about serving the community and using locally sourced ingredients in her cooking.

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MR
Jacksonville
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch at Vernon’s. The staff was extremely accommodating, the food was delicious, and the music was an added bonus! We absolutely loved that they had a children’s corner set up to help keep our four and a half year-old entertained during the meal!

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YS
Jacksonville
17 reviews
5.0Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and again, first class! Alban is a terrific server and our food was excellent! My husband had the Pork chop and grilled veggies - divine! I had the Frutti di Mare. The pasta was perfection and the seafood sterling!

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PF
Jacksonville
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and fresh seasonal flavorful food.
Many stand alone restaurants available in PVB and Jax beach and we eat at many - but frankly Vernon’s is better than almost of all of them from a quality of food and view perspective. Some local people avoid Vernon’s (outside of the Sunday brunch) because it is in the Marriott. That’s a mistake.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend away

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DW
1 review
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Vernon's for their new brunch themes! Every Sunday from 11-2 pm, Vernon's hosts a brunch based on a creative theme. From the children's section, to the live music, Vernon's goes all out in attention to detail. The staff is wonderful, the location and view is stunning and the food is unique and DELICIOUS. I definitely recommend, it is very well worth it.

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T
Jacksonville
16 reviews
5.0Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the restaurant open concept and view. The food is greet. Sunday brunch is family time. The live music was fabulous. We live local but felt like we were on vacation. The Marriott is beautiful.

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BG
1 review
5.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Great food. We wanted to check out the new Sunday buffet and were not disappointed.

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DK
Jacksonville
22 reviews
5.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we’ve done the Sunday brunch. Very nice assortment to choose from. Everything we tried was above average. Our server, Lindsey, was personable and attentive. Very fair price for quality and quantity of food. We plan on returning with friends.

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DL
Western NC
1 review
4.0Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. I had the whole yellow tail snapper my quest had a lobster dish and both were prepared perfectly. I wish they had a better by the glass wine selection. I did not recognize any of the brands. The house chardany was good but my cab was so so. I will make a point to dine there again.

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OT
Miami
1 review
2.0Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Disappointing visual plating of food and missing in taste, quality, and quantity as compared to its high price

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IR
Jacksonville
5 reviews
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was GREAT. The food was fresh and creative. The chefs and staff in general were very attentive. The ambiance is also great because the restaurant is airy and fresh. We love the idea of rotating themes for the brunch. We will be back to try them all.

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R
Birmingham
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a great dining experience, come here! Located in Ponte Vedra at Sawgrass TPC. The buffet was amazing!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience. We had the Sunday brunch and the food was phenomenal. Only $25...excellent price for a high end buffet.

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BT
Charlotte
18 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was helpful in our choices and we had a wonderful experience!

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CY
Tampa
2 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, good atmosphere. The service was a little subpar; slower than anticipated for a night that was not busy.

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Charlotte
1 review
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Mabrouk was amazing! He made the birthday celebration so great. Service and conversation was above and beyond. We will definitely be back and request him specifically.

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J
Jacksonville
12 reviews
1.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over priced Easter dinner. 60.00 per person was a little excessive. I am a fine diner but wow that's high for brunch. Didn't even have an Irish coffee.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I won't return for a holiday.

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P
Birmingham
1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at this restaurant multiple times for dinner and breakfast . We love the creative cuisine made with local ingredients . The staff is warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about their wines and menu . It’s always an enjoyable experience .

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L
Hawaii
15 reviews
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the wait staff perfect. Thanks for the early meal and the company!

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E
Philadelphia
87 reviews
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding dining experience at Vernon’s this evening. The menu was varied and our salads, entrees and ice cream desserts, delicious.
Our waiter was prompt and very attentive to our every need.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
2.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was average. Service was terrible! Do not plan to return.

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JF
Jacksonville
14 reviews
3.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was initially good. And our server delightful. But when we got to the entree portion, the kitchen took FOREVER to get our food out. After we had been there an hour, the food finally made its way out...but we had them box it up and give it to us to go. I'm sure the takeout would have been better had we been afforded the opportunity to eat it at the restaurant.

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MV
Jacksonville
5 reviews
3.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall was not impressed with the quality food food and service.

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OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining .... atmosphere was incredible ... I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars

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JS
Jacksonville
1 review
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to Vernons for Valentines Day and we were both completely satisfied, very surprised by the staff and service and the food. We had the 4 course dinner, we both had different entrees, but the view and dinner was excellent. We live in the area and turned down a chance to eat at some of the newer places and decided to give Vernons a try. Without a doubt, we will go back and try it again. Telling some of my local friends about it this weekend.

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k
Jacksonville
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After 24 years it is always great food and service. Maubrouk, Chris and the gang are just great.

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LR
Jacksonville
8 reviews
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal. The grouper was awesome and what a beautiful setting overlooking the waterfalls .

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
5.0Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly, our waiter was the best! Food was great and atmosphere was good.

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ER
Jacksonville
8 reviews
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When I booked the restaurant I didn’t realize it was inside a hotel, but the ambience was very nice for the occasion. Also, when I booked there was nothing to say it was a limited menu for NY Eve. The food was excellent. Although I didn’t care for me entre, the other courses were great. My husband loved the sea bass which our server highly recommended.

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c
Chicago
6 reviews
4.0Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a nice Christmas eve dinner. Food was very good, but not great. Enjoyed the nice, casual atmosphere.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had two breakfasts - one for a birthday which the waitresses brought a cake with
a candle for my wife. They sang Happy Birthday to her which was very nice.
Food (both buffet and off menu) was delicious. Overall Vernons was great !!!!

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LF
Jacksonville
21 reviews
3.0Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Four friends had a brunch reservation for 11 a.m. We had our coffees and were chatting at our table when we were asked by our waitress to please partake of the buffet because they wanted to start closing it up. The food was good and we particularly appreciated the friendly omelette station chef. One big problem, however, is that the plates were ice cold, making the hot food placed on them very cool by the time I got back to my table! Very disappointing.
The lonely croissant (last one on the buffet) was actually stale. I probably will not return here for brunch.

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m
Birmingham
4 reviews
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent holiday buffet

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