1815 East West Parkway, Orange Park, FL, US, 32003
- Phone: (904) 215-8900
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Bars & Cafes
Jazz it up with breakfast or lunch at this charming downtown café in the Bank of America Tower. An in-house bakery adds mouthwatering aromas to the air. The café proudly displays posters and artwork relating to the city's annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival. For breakfast, choose from eggs and ham, bacon or sausage stuffed into a warm pita. For lunch, enjoy a varied menu, which includes low-fat, low-cholesterol choices like the baked breast of chicken sandwich, hummus, tabbouleh sandwiches and pasta primavera.
Underbelly is one of Jacksonville's leading live music venues. Perhaps most popular for its laid back vibe, Underbelly attracts a diverse crew of music lovers, with a bent that skews slightly hipster. There is a dance floor in front of the main stage if the music compels you to dance, and some couches nearby for when you need a rest between songs. Go with your buddies, grab some beers at the bar and get down at this Jacksonville favorite.
Taking over the reigns from a downtown favorite, London Bridge, Burro Bar is a buzzing live music bar. The owners of the immensely popular Burro Bags further increase their popularity through this excellently equipped space. Catch local as well as national touring acts perform in this intimate atmosphere. With a great selection of craft beers, Burro Bar is also popular with beer aficionados. See the website to learn more.
Most of the time this place is like any other restaurant and serves its Jamaican variety of dishes. On weekends, however, it turns into a rocking nightclub. Fridays and Saturdays are fun with DJs playing groovy tunes or live bands performing. Their signature dishes happen to be Jerk Chicken & Fish, that are sizzling hot and of course spicy. Moreover, you'll feel comfortable with the warm customer service and the owner coming up and chopping it up with you.
For a satisfying nightlife experience in Jacksonville, Mark's Downtown is a must. Although not particularly expansive, it is one of the most popular nightclubs in Downtown Jacksonville. Playing mostly hip hop and housing a spacious dance floor, this award-winning lounge is a good place for a night out with friends. Check the website for upcoming events and special days.
Situated at a prime Downtown location, Club TSI Discotheque is quite a chic venue for the nocturnal kinds who fancy a high-spirited night. The club provides a great nightlife by presenting patrons with great music, extended wine bars, a good dance floor, billiard tables and fog machine. TSI also has several nooks relax on when you and your friends want to party in a more intimate spot.
Ruth's Chris Steak House is where you go when you want a good thick steak cooked the American way in a comfortable and sophisticated environment. It also has a separate bar, decor features a elegant dark wooded finish with booths. The steaks here are highly recommended, so why not try the 'Oscar style' steak topped with asparagus, crab cakes and bearnaise sauce. The menu does cater to the likes of chicken, pork and seafood. Very pricey but definnitely worth the service and the quality.
River City Brewing Company is the spot for great dining and dancing right on the St. Johns River. Boat slips are available on the riverfront. Rent a boat at one of the marinas and cruise right up to the dock, or just pull up a seat and watch boaters. The brewery features four handcrafted beers to go along with a diverse menu featuring plenty of seafood entrees, prime rib and steaks. The Sunday seafood buffet is also a popular option. Considering there is a wealth of hotels nearby, the restaurant is popular with tourists, and a good place for and afternoon business meeting.
A meal at Morton's includes juicy steaks, fine wine and great cigars. Begin with a Double Porterhouse Steak, Baked Boston Scrod or Cajun Ribeye Steak and end with Chocolate Velvet Cake or New York Cheesecake. Don't forget to wash it down with wine—you get to choose from a list of 175. The restaurant is also available for parties and business meetings. On specific days you'll get to savor complimentary Filet Mignon sandwiches and cheap Martinis as it's 'Mortini Night'. Don't miss it!
Located on Prudential Drive on the south bank of the St Johns River, this 25-year-old restaurant exudes a classic Mediterranean atmosphere with intimate indoor or outdoor dining. Appetizers include beluga caviar, fresh scallops, or tender crab cakes. Between courses, a cooling sorbet is served and the restaurant features a number of showy tableside preparations including Caesar salads and steak Diane. Other selections include seafood, duckling, and even a vegetarian dish or two. It offers an impressive selection of 250 vintages and 30 varieties are available by the glass.