The Best Restaurants in Jacksonville

September 28th, 2017 by

Candy Apple Cafe

Jacksonville does not get enough credit for being a culinary capitol. The city is home to tons of innovative and irresistible restaurants catering to every appetite imaginable. And whether you are looking for something festive, family-friendly, or fancy, there are overwhelming options to choose from. These are some of our favorite Jacksonville restaurants here at Nimnicht Buick GMC.

Aqua Grill

This local favorite strikes a great balance between the elegant and the accessible. The space is stylish but welcoming, but not at all stuffy. The menu is packed with local seafood, great steaks, and a number of cleverly elevated options. For a special occasion or just a great meal, the Aqua Grill does not disappoint.

Chart House

If you are looking for a classic steakhouse experience, the Chart House is not to be missed. Its downtown location offers stunning views of the St. Johns River, and the menu features premium beef and seafood executed to perfection. For an evening of indulgence, this institution excels.


There are tons of good places to get sushi in Jacksonville, but this is a standout. The restaurant’s commitment to fresh ingredients is second to none, and the menu features a number of exotic rolls and unexpected additions that make this dining experience as delectable as it is exciting.


The flavors of the Mediterranean are treated lovingly at Taverna. Expect to find both Spanish and Italian dishes on the menu, as well as a number of creative small plates and craft cocktails. One of the city’s best brunches is also available on the weekends.

Candy Apple Cafe

This is one of the city’s most unique eateries, with its whimsical décor and commitment to everything sweet. But the menu at the Candy Apple Cafe is more than just deserts and treats. Diners can also try some fantastic friend chicken along with other southern-inspired favorites that have been fused with French techniques.

Bring Your Appetite to Jacksonville

This list is far from complete, and there really is something for everyone on the Jacksonville restaurant scene. After you eat, have some family-friendly fun or get involved with a community events sponsored by our dealership. If you need more recommendations for food an fun in the larger Orange Park and St. Augustine area, feel free to contact us for more information.

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