In 2016, Forbes Travel Guide declared Jacksonville one of their ‘5 Surprising Foodie Cities to Visit Now’.
It makes sense – Jacksonville’s role as a historical city and a cultural epicenter makes it the place where foodies and chefs crave to be. With the area’s range of waterfront and countryside regions, the best local ingredients and flavorful cuisine are fingertips away. Don’t just take Forbes’ word for it-stop by and try these restaurants for yourself.
Downtown Jacksonville’s choice for Thai, pho, and sushi, this trendy spot is the place to fulfill your exotic craving. Make sure to snag their famous pho bowl and the Geno roll when you stop by. Their cocktails are also known for their high quality, with one of their specialties being the Huckleberry Mojito.
Founders Jason Eddy, Michael McKinney, and Jonathan Insetta set out to create a restaurant in the Avondale area that combined the best of French cuisine with the finest of Southern cooking, and did they ever succeed with Restaurant Orsay. The Oysters Orsay are a treat topped with crème fraîche and salmon roe, and you’d be amiss not to try the Pâté du Jour. Make a reservation to excite your taste buds and see first-hand why this restaurant a prime destination in the community.
North Beach Fish Camp
If you are ready to dive into the ultimate beach dining experience, then look no further than North Beach Fish Camp! The coastal atmosphere is the perfect place for to experience their creative menu packed with fresh seafood while gazing out on Neptune Beach. Start your night with the Grilled Octopus & White Bean Salad with their Hang Thyme cocktail mixed with St. Augustine Vodka. Yum.
The First Coast’s New Hometown™
A great food scene is only as good as the people who are there to experience it. For those looking to experience the great selection of food and everything else the Jacksonville area has to offer, there is no better place to live than RiverTown. This masterly planned community is in close proximity to the finest options in dining – including their own RiverClub Café with its fresh menu and views of the St. Johns River! Looking for something to do on a Friday night? RiverTown hosts a food truck event at their RiverClub Amenity Center on the first Friday of every month! There is sure to be a mouthwatering assortment of options.
There are seemingly endless benefits associated with living in RiverTown. Residents enjoy an impressive array of on-site amenities that include the brand new RiverClub with its infinity edge pool overlooking the River, poolside café, family game room, fire pit gathering areas, a pirate themed playground, neighborhood dog park, riverside Amphitheater, and waterfront boardwalk with kayak launch. Tennis, basketball, soccer and two additional pools are located at the community’s second amenity center, The RiverHouse, which is also home to the community clubhouse, activities director and fitness center.
Located along the banks of the St. Johns River, this community is home to 10 distinct neighborhoods spanning across 5,000+ acres, and will be the home to 4,000+ future homesites. RiverTown offers a wide variety of homes that range from 2-6 Bedroom with prices varying from the low $200s to over $1 million for custom estate homes with dock permits on the St. Johns River. Our Welcome Center is open daily and features 11 designer-decorated models, including the freshly unveiled NorthLake model homes! For more information about RiverTown, visit our website and download our free digital brochure or call (904) 337-4856 and start your path to your new home at The First Coast’s New Hometown™.
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