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A La Carte

New England Lunch & Catering, 331 1st Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL
904-241-2005
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Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Quaint New England style cottage serving an authentic New England lunch of New England Clam Chowdah, & Lobstah Bisque, heavenly Lobster Rolls on split top buns, Ipswich Full Belly Clams, Fresh Haddock Fish, Sea Scallops, beautiful Mayport Shrimp. All lightly battered and fried to perfection. All sides and sauces are made at A La Carte, none of that store bought stuff. Plus, we have delicious Lump Crab Cakes Sandwich and Combination Platters of above Seafood items. For the non-seafood eaters we also have a New England Cranberry Chicken Salad, chef delicious Meatloaf Sandwich, Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, jumbo dipped and grilled Hot Dog on Split top bun. Our quaint facility has walls lined with Boston Bean Town Sport memorability to look at . GEE! I almost forgot we serve "Moxie" and have a small area of wonderful mini museum of Moxie artifacts to look at. A La Carte is a classic mom and pop run facility that you don't see anymore. We also offer Catering for off premise events. That menu is completely different than our Lunch menu we serve. We hope you come visit and enjoy a bit of delicious food, great atmosphere and sit on our colorful picnic tables or eat inside at out checkered cloth tables. It's a total family affair so come and be a part of our family at A La Carte.
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: Quaint New England style cottage serving an authentic New England lunch of New England Clam Chowdah, & Lobstah Bisque, heavenly Lobster Rolls on split top buns, Ipswich Full Belly Clams, Fresh Haddock Fish, Sea Scallops, beautiful Mayport Shrimp. All lightly battered and fried to perfection. All sides and sauces are made at A La Carte, none of that store bought stuff. Plus, we have delicious Lump Crab Cakes Sandwich and Combination Platters of above Seafood items. For the non-seafood eaters we also have a New England Cranberry Chicken Salad, chef delicious Meatloaf Sandwich, Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, jumbo dipped and grilled Hot Dog on Split top bun. Our quaint facility has walls lined with Boston Bean Town Sport memorability to look at . GEE! I almost forgot we serve "Moxie" and have a small area of wonderful mini museum of Moxie artifacts to look at. A La Carte is a classic mom and pop run facility that you don't see anymore. We also offer Catering for off premise events. That menu is completely different than our Lunch menu we serve. We hope you come visit and enjoy a bit of delicious food, great atmosphere and sit on our colorful picnic tables or eat inside at out checkered cloth tables. It's a total family affair so come and be a part of our family at A La Carte.
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  • English first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Being a former resident of Cape Cod, I know good seafood and this is the place for it! Best fried clams south of Boston. Jennifer makes you feel like family visiting for dinner.

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great for lunch, food was outstanding but a bit pricey and no wine or beer. Scallops and Cams, fresh and lightly battered. Lobster roll very good. A true Mom and Pop operation. She's up front he's the chef.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A La Carte at Jax Beach is by far the best place to find true New England seafood. Their belly Ipswich fried clams are the BEST! Not to mention their clam chowder or fresh lobster roll. It is so GOOD! I just wish that they would now make fried onion rings. It's the place to eat for authentic New England... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

For those of us folks who grew up on New England seafood and now live in Florida, this small lunch restaurant is the perfect place for fried clams, lobster rolls and chowders in the Jacksonville area. This "mom & pop" operation provides excellent fresh seafood which the owners advise is regularly flown to them from the Northeast. My fried clams... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

They import their clams from Ipswich Mass. They are the best fried whole belly clams south of the north shore of Massachusetts. I grew up 20 miles from Ipswich and love the seafood. They also sell "Moxie" soda, a drink not for the faint of heart. Go whenever I can. They have very limited hours

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

As a transplanted New Englander was delighted to find a place that really knows how to make a great lobster roll..... and it is a cute place too.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

First of all, I am from Massachusetts and grew up on seafood there. A La Cart is a replication of a New England style eatery and the cook is from there also. All that said, we gave it a try. My spousal unit had haddock and I had "whole belly clams" (WBC), a delicacy where I'm from. The best WBC... More

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chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

So glad they enjoyed all. Our Ipswich full belly clams are the "selects" clams. Our customers don't like the real big bellies. Chef lightly batters them and listens to them as they fry so not to over cook. There is an art to cooking these jewels. Tell your friends about us and it was a pleasure serving you all and... More

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

My husband and I were riding bikes and lucked up on this little place. My husband ordered a lobster roll and said they tasted just like they do in Maine. I tasted of it and loved it!!! I will go back again very soon.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stopped here for lunch food was great ,as was the conversation with the owners, will come again when in town. the full bellied clams were so sweet another customer there said to try the haddock next time. Roger invited my husband into the kitchen for a look around he said it was very organized and neat.

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Kingsland, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

If your from New England or just looking for an authentic New England Seafood experience, A La Carte is worth a visit. Originally from New England, we've made S.E. GA our home now for over 20 years. Although good seafood is available locally, we've never been able to find FULL-BELLIED FRIED CLAMS, that is, not until a friend told us... More

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