Vernon's Restaurant

4.4
236 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen & Bar features fresh locally sourced ingredients and hand crafted cocktails. 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. ***Now accepting Thanksgiving 2019 Reservations***
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vipLoulou
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service is fabulous, but they need to lower the A/C a lot!!!! its like a freezer in there! in 80 degree weather I literally bring a winter coat!

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JamesK
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Sunday Brunch

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vippointguardwannabe
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Go during daylight to enjoy the view.

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vipOtter
Orlando
58 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were disappointed with the steaks. We expected them to melt in our mouth since the said that they age them in house. They (both steaks) were not tender.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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vipTonyG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and great service.

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vipGlobalTourist10
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service in a scenic atmosphere. Live music was a plus. Highly recommend.

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vipDave
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we were at the hotel for five nights, three dinners and five breakfasts. ALL meals were excellent and the service particularly strong. No complaints and no problems.

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vipWineguy920
Orlando
59 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, had the baratta to start and it was excellent
Loved my scallops

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Crickett
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff excellent. Value pricey....$42 Filet $11 Beet Salad and 3 Drinks was $80 + tip

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Ashley, our server, was a wonderful host for our first Sunday brunch here. We’re coming back because of her...

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vipYvonneS
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Service was awful. It appeared management didn’t staff well and only had a few employees to assist a brunch crowd. Getting additional drinks was quite the challenge. Just a lousy experience.

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Tymothy
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Vernon's is always great! Our server was amazing, engaged and funny.
The buffet setup is done very well this time there was a Latin flavor to the menu and was great!

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vipMartiT
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. They had a couple of musicians playing which made for a lovely setting. They vary the food themes which is nice as well. Definitely will be back.

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JohnB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever!!! Food selection was amazing. I can’t think of anything I would have wanted that wasn’t offered. Already making plans to go back.

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amberW
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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JohnM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Location Great. Food good and service e outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun vibe, perfect for date night! There’s a bar downstairs to grab another drink. We will be back!

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AlexanderC
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mabrouk is most definitely a major asset for your restaurant organization. All the service people we encountered were marvelous and very accommodating. Our Christmas dinner with an old friend was most enjoyable - Thank you!

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JudyG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Marriott and didn’t want to drive so we thought we would “just” eat hotel food. Boy were we VERY surprised. The whole experience was top notch. The food, ambiance, service and noise level were excellent.

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vipKenS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. Variety and very tasty.

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TerryH
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This was our first visit to Vernon's and it was a special menu for Thanksgiving, so that should be considered. Upon walking into the restaurant I noticed a spectacular view with a water feature. I think you have to request that side of the restaurant as we were seated overlooking a rooftop. My next reservation here will definitely request a better view. It was a buffet style meal and the food was good. Turkey was moist and tasty. My big disappointment was the green bean casserole. I think they attempted to be too fancy. The mushrooms were big and unfortunately tough. The green beans were crunchy french style, cooked al dente. The other sides were pretty good to great.

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vipKatyMelk1
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go regularly for their Sunday brunch. We had our usual server and she is wonderful. Each dish was seasoned well. The brioche French toast, biscuits and sausage gravy and frittata are exceptional. My husband also thoroughly enjoyed the Prime rib. Their honey goat cheesecake is the perfect end. Highly recommend checking this place out.

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vipPaulB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended Brazilian Sunday Buffet. Very excellent variety and quality. Friendly and attentive staff.
Hope Vernon’s will continue Themed brunches with varied menus in the future

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good food and a great view. The Brazilian inspired brunch was great. And their were interesting crepes made out of tapioca. Disappointed by the lack of attentiveness from the waiter and the small size of the kids table preventing all the kids from joining in the fun.

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BrunchNotGreat
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been to another hotel for Sunday brunch and met a couple that recommended Vernon’s. And was disappointed that they were “closed” for Easter Sunday (later learned a private organization rented the space for the entire week). Made a reservation when I planned my next (family) visit to St. Augustine and so glad we went, EVERYTHING was beyond good. The only mishap was it took too long to be greeted by our server as this was our 1st time but someone did stop by to check on us and our server was apologetic and provided great service!
We will return again next time I’m going n town.

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vipKatA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my moms birthday at brunch which was fantastic. If you haven’t tried it, it is a must do and you don’t need to be celebrating a special occasion for a reason to join them - price is right, food is amazing, and the best part - they have a kids buffet stocked with food they will actually eat and even do activities with the kids while you enjoy your meal. Our server Chris kept the bottom less mimosas filled and Alex did arts and crafts with the kids. Lamb was by far my favorite along with the pasta bar with included scallops and shrimp.

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vipTennisgal
Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy brunch at Vernon’s. Food is so diverse and staff pleasant. Chefs talk with their patrons too. I like that.

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BrandiK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress & Chef were awesome! The food was great too. We are looking forward to trying a Sunday brunch.

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AnetteP
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good, I had read other reviews and was skeptical because of the reviews about the service. The food was fresh and delicious. We had an amazing server who kept checking on us and refilling our drinks. The only bad service was the host (shorter Latina lady) she was really rude and it took forever to get seated but when we were finally seated we had great service with great food!

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Bill
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st birthday celebration

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solemnSunday
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated efficiently, thanks to OT. Very polite server, great view, one of the chairs at my table was quite stained. Great selection: biscuits n gravy, peppered bacon, omelets 2 order, grits 2 order-purple no less. Nice prime rib, mild horseradish, sweets for the heavy eaters. Priced 2 sell.

More things available than I mentioned, will return as I am local and appreciated the FREE PARKING.

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vipB2the3rd
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal with wonderful service. Recommend for date night, foodies, etc.

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vipBruin28
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. We had the brunch. Great variety.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. You can tell the culinary staff really enjoy what they do.
Can't wait to try the other brunch themes!

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vipJaimeS
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average restaurant, good but not great. Service was below average, although not terrible.

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AprilM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here and I Highly recommend it. Great value for the price and live music.

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vipKimM
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was great BUT our Father’s Day reservation was at 2pm and at 235, a staff member came around to tell us that they close at 2 and if you want more food, you better go get it because they are putting it away. We were a party of 6 and would have preferred a more relaxed brunch instead of feeling rushed.

There was a band there and they were great but our table was right by the speaker making it quite difficult to have a conversation.

Probably not going back for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and server were good but we were practically the only ones in the restaurant and it still took over 2 hours!

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Vernon's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 236 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.