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Vernon's Restaurant, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Vernon's Restaurant

4.1
4.1
329 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen & Bar features innovative dishes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and thoughtfully-made, hand-crafted cocktails. The namesake restaurant of Vernon Kelly—the man who helped develop the renowned TPC® Sawgrass alongside architects Pete and Alice Dye and former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman—Vernon’s is a destination for foodies as well as families. Enjoy daily breakfast or a cocktail and small plates while taking in the resort’s signature waterfall and the famed Stadium Course at TPC® Sawgrass through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Parking with validation - ask your server for more information.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for brunch

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for business meals

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Best Ambiance

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Good for business meals

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Good for groups

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Most Booked

329 Reviews
  1. Danielle

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way! Highest quality meal and outstanding service, Thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Easter Tea and it was a wonderful experience and geared toward children as well. The service was amazing again they were so nice to our little ones and made the experience fun for both children and adults!

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  3. RickNM

    New Mexico

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our last evening, we decided to have our dinner at Vernon's. The server was excellent, and we decided to take his suggestion of the daily catch. It was superb. We very much appreciated the ambience and view.

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  4. aPinay2love

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from Bryan. The food is so-so. Unless one is in this hotel for a work event or golf tournament, I wouldn't come here. The food is uninteresting and I am being kind.

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  5. DaveR

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant, open and bright - excellent service. Dined there 3 times during my 2 night stay at hotel.

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  6. RichMarardM

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The regular Vernon's restaurant was closed on Christmas Day. They served a buffet $88.00 each. Not worth it. Way over priced.

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  7. GaryC

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Christmas Eve dinner special was creative, especially the Beet Goat Cheese Pistachio salad and the Surf & Turf entree that featured Olive 0il Poached Halibut. However, Vernon's beverage manager needs to inventory the wine selections. We ordered an unoaked chardonnay: The first bottle poured was a 2016 vintage that looked brownish, tasted raisiny and too old to serve; the second bottle delivered was a 2014 that looked too brown through the amber bottle so I asked that it not even be opened for tasting! I requested an another chardonnay but asked that it be of a 2000, 2001 or 2002 vintage. I accepted the 2022 Sonoma - Cutrer RRV that was brought to the table even though it was not on the Wine List. Of course, I was charged the full price! Poor beverage management and customer service.

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  8. PamB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was their Christmas Eve dinner which is a set meal. I am not a picky eater but the food was absolutely inedible. The service and management was great and covered the bill. I’ve never eaten there before so it may have been an isolated incident since it was a pre prepared meal.

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  9. LarissaA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think I already wrote a Google review. I wish I could contact the resteraunt/hotel directly. The service/atmosphere alone was amazing. The food quality was not. Cold/overcooked and very disappointed in the food quality for the price we paid.

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  10. KathyM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at the Teddy Bear Tea and hope to attend again next year!

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  11. TomL

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food selection was excellent and very tasty. Service very good…a bit pricy. Parking should have been free and validated not add $22.00 to an already high priced bill.

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  12. MikeY

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The Marriot’s website that host Vernon’s restaurant still advertises a Sunday brunch. What we got was a sub-par , cold and typical hotel breakfast at a premium of $30 per-person. Manager just excuses didn’t comp us for the mistake on the website still to this date advertising a Sunday brunch.

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  13. Nola

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding! I would definitely return very soon!

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  14. JoiedeVivre

    Jacksonville

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Worst breakfast ever. Service person very nice, when you could find her. Never again!

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  15. DavidD

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Limited number of staff meant a long wait for everything. We left our table to get buffet items and staff removed everything. Inlet station took long and shrimp was overcooked and rubbery. Not worth the price

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  16. Juliet

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came there right an opening. Food came out quickly and service was great.

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  17. JimK

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was great. I did find it a bit on the pricey side. I selected it because of the location and I wanted a quality place to dine with friends. It exceeded my expectations.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great to eat at Vernon’s, love the hotel as well!

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  19. Ryan

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic , as always .. great service great food

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  20. MikeM

    Jacksonville

    78 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster Benedict and Eggs Benedict were pretty marginal. Hollandaise sauce was a little sour and off putting. Fried potatoes were very good. It took a very long time to get the food and the restaurant was not crazy busy. Nice view from inside the Marriott though. Food was way overpriced for the quality and then add $20 to park. Probably an ok choice if you’re staying at the hotel; not worth seeking it out.

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  21. LaToyaL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mother’s Day brunch was elegant and delicious.

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  22. DianaG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were attentive yet not intrusive or obnoxious! Almeda was excellent

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  23. JoseC

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed with the quality of food for a Easter brunch

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  24. Foodie

    Charlotte

    89 reviews

    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok. The oysters were awesome but they were not replaced. The meat and others were ok. Did not have a breads/pastries area. Desserts were delicious. Still not wowed overall

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very relaxing brunch with live music. The view gives great ambience. Food was enhanced by custom made omelets. There was a nice assortment of items for brunch. Bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fruit, sweets, bagels, yogurt, French toast, juice, and coffee. We think it was a great value!

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  26. Foodjunkie

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch buffet was outstanding. Live music was fantastic as well.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, food was perfect. Setting overlooking water was very nice

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  28. RichardB

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always ask for Albanas station since she is a fantastic server!

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  29. AndreaJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was wonderful! There was a valentines 6 course meal which was superb! I tasted foods I ever had before and it was amazing! I had a Manhattan for the first time and it was everything! And the key lime cheese cake was great! I don’t like key like key lime anything but that tasted so good! The service was absolutely top notch!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was not clear that a special menu was the only thing that you could order when I made reservations. It was a 5 course meal with pre selected courses. My wife is on a special diet and virtually none of the selection was anything she could eat. The best part of the meal was the salad. She ome of the courses was horrible while the meat was difficult to chew. It was an epic fail for Valentine’s Day night out.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They had only one employee working the dining room. He did the best he could

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  32. LoriC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The buffet was missing key, traditional items fir Christmas. Soup bowls and spoons were missing for soup, cracking utensils were missing for crab legs. The mashed potatoes had no gravy, and were very stiff. The prime rib was ridiculous. The Carver brought out about 5, 1 inch thick pieces and carved off of them. I could go on, but that gives you an idea.

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  33. BarryZ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great

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  34. KevinW

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    At the price point the quality and selection was disappointing. They doubled the normal price which would have been fine if it was a satisfying and pleasurable meal. I reached out to the GM who was unavailable and did not take the time to return my call. We will take the chance in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Xmastrio

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for the Christmas buffet. All the items our party tried were much . better than one would expect for a buffet. Would like to try their regular menu someday.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Mikey

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We We enjoyed our day at Vernon's it was a nice environment the hotel was decorated beautiful the food was average the price was way too high overall nice experience should have been more variety on the buffet for that amount of money overall experience okay

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  37. TessU

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a terrible experience at Vernons on Christmas Day. The buffet was not good. Much of the food was barely warm, the selection was not great and the things that were good like the roast beef they gave you barely a bite or two. We ordered drinks that were not brought to us until we were almost finished with our meal. When we tried to get a server or the managers attention they just walked by. For a meal that was $80 per person we were extremely disappointed!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Hillary

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was overpriced for minimal options at the buffet. We used to eat here for many holidays and the quality has gone down. Drinks aren’t served in nice glassware, servers not familiar with the hotel or where the bathrooms are. Our server was nice but for $80 per person this place is not worth it.

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  39. ChrisZ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptionally tasty food for a hotel buffet. Fish was just right, lightly fried and tastefully seasoned. The roast beef was super tender without being undercooked (often the case). Some pastries tasted better than others, but their common trait was baker's soft hands with sugar. The only downside was price: way too high for the variety and occasion. Still, I will award it five stars ....

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  40. Caps

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Its hard to rate a resturant on Christmas with a buffet. Overall it wasn't bad, although the grits were labeled "shrimp and grits" but there were sadly no shrimp, or cheese in those grits! The cold shrimp were cooked perfectly, as was the beef and ham.

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FAQs

Vernon's Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Vernon's Restaurant

1000 PGA Tour Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Parking with validation - ask your server for more information.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Edgar Maldonado
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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