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New England Lunch & Catering, 331 1st Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL
904-241-2005
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Price range: $11 - $22
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Walmart. Wife and I went there with the intentions of spending $35 on a nice and easy sit down Sunday brunch, right? But the food was soooo freakin delicious we broke the budget and took home a lobster pie!! It took the hand of God to pull me away from the FRESH fried butterfly shrimp, the BUTTERY SOFT lobster roll... More 

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south florida
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61 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Being from New England,this sounded like the place for us. The building is adorable and Jennifer so nice. We ordered a clam chowder,a lobster bisque and two lobster rolls. We asked if the rolls were done with mayo or butter.it is my firm belief it has to be butter. We were told they do mayo but could do butter instead.... More 

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

Oh I am so sorry that you didn't like the plain Lobster Roll with warm butter on the side that you requested. If you wanted the Lobster Roll warmed you should have asked, the butter was warmed that was served with it. We don't make our Lobster Rolls this way normally and we tried to accommidate you with what you... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ipwish clams and lobster roll, stuff haddock , who can ask for anything more. You have to try this place. The clams are delicious along with the lobster roll. We got the prepare stuff haddock for dinner which was great. If you miss New England food you can find it here in Florida. It is only open for lunch.

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Stafford, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

WOW!!! What a pleasant surprise. Visiting daughter & son-in-law Here from No VA. Went online & found this gem. Tried it & was totally blown away with both the food & hospitality. Was in MA & NH for 13 days just 2 mos ago & the food here is every bit as good or better than many rest up there.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I can't believe I had never heard of this place! Had a wonderful lunch today. The place is small and quaint. Very clean and pleasant. You feel like you are in New England! Lobster Rolls are fantastic! They fly the lobster in from up north. The roll was grilled and filled with lots of tasty lobster. The shrimp basket is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We found this on TripAdvisor. A real gem. Great clam chowder and lobster rolls. A real New England feel. Only issue was all the Red Sox stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I can't say enough about this cute little lunch spot. I'm a true New Englander and let me tell you, coming to A La Carte is like I'm at home except without the snow.....lol. The whole belly clams are my favorite and probably the best I've ever had. My compliments to Chef Roger and Chef Jenifer for having a Gem... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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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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28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Additional Information about A La Carte

Address: New England Lunch & Catering, 331 1st Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Phone Number: 904-241-2005
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 22
Cuisine: Seafood

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