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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had gone on Wednesday to this quaint lil house surviving in the middle of all of the modern beach condos and hotels and found it closed. On Thursday we decided to go again and were glad we did. We got there at 11:15 and they and opened but we were the first customers and was warmly greeted by the... More

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Branford, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went because of the reviews on Tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed. The lobster rolls were the best we have had outside of Maine. The owner/chef also gave me 3 whole clams since I had never had them and they were also delicious. My son and I were also excited to find Capt'n Eli's Blueberry Pop in their drink offerings. We haven't... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very small and easily missed. We had whole belly fried clams and they were fantastic. Very hard to find anywhere but New England. Place was clean with about 6 tables. Wife waits tables and cashiers and husband cooks. Very homey and they were very friendly and helpful. The lobster rolls are to die for.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped here based on Trip Advisor recommendations. Boy, are we glad! The owner, Jennifer, was so sweet and took the time to explain the entire menu to us. We had the lobster roll and fried Mayport shrimp. I thought I had had the best lobster rolls before when I was in Maine, but this was even better! It had... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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