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331 1st Ave N, 331 1st Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
+1 904-241-2005
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Quaint New England style cottage serving the Award Winning New England Clam...
Quaint New England style cottage serving the Award Winning New England Clam Chowder, Maine Lobster Bisque and other daily soups. The popular authentic Maine Lobster Roll on Split Top Bun or Salad Plate, Lump Cake Sandwich or Salad Plate, 6-21ct Boiled Shrimp tossed in lite tarragon sauce served in Split Top Bun or Salad Plate, Cranberry Chicken or Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich or Salad Plate. Shrimp Louie Salad Plate, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Baked Haddock Fish with a Lemon Basil Sauce Sandwich or Salad Plate. Marinated Flank Steak Sandwich with Boursin Cheese & Sweet Grilled Onions, Jumbo Grilled Hot Dog. Gluten Free Options Available. A La Carte is a classic Boutique seaside Beach cottage offering quaint seating inside and limited outdoor seating. Within the Boutique Shop A La Carte also offers Gourmet Dinners To Go in the Shop Freezers and a fine Needlepoint Shop"Jennifer's Needlepoint Nook" carrying Hand-painted canvases, silk&ivory yarn, patarnayan Persian Wool yarn ,Brown Sheep wool yarn, DMC Threads. Plus we have our own in house needlepoint finisher. A La Carte originally established in 1993, is the Best! Catering Event Design Business offering Quality Custom Menu's for your Social Cocktail parties, Receptions, Dinner Parties. We hope you come visit A La Carte and enjoy The delicious food, great atmosphere listening to soft classical music and dine inside at out checkered cloth tables or outside on the deck. Chef/Owner Jennifer Lobrano and Server Margie welcomes all to visit and enjoy.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

I love this place. It is a little "quirky" but the food is awesome. The lobster roll is my favorite.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
WorldTravelLover99
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went there last year just for the lobster roll, which shouldn't be so hard to find here, but sadly, is. I don't know what I was thinking not asking what kind it was ahead of time. I'd been drooling about a hot lobster roll simply done in butter on a toasty roll, so when this cold mayo based roll... More 

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

Hi there I am the owner\chef and first I want to thank you. For coming in and trying us out. We ship our Maine lobster in from up north via FedEx,so you can understand the cost factor shipping in real Maine lobster for our Maine lobster rolls. We don't use Florida lobster for our rolls. Everyone has their own way... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. It is a little "quirky" but the food is awesome. The lobster roll is my favorite.

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Thank WorldTravelLover99
Seekonk, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Owner short order cook rude, yelled at us because we completed about the bad fish sandwich was dry and tasted old. Told us to leave and not come back. Would not give us something different unless we paid for it. No wonder everyone was complaining. No fried clams because chef retired, maybe I'd quit if she was as bad to... More 

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2 Thank Victor F
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

I am so tired of telling people we no longer serving and fried items on our menu. We stopped serving all fried clams, haddock, shrimp, French fries. Please everyone get over it. Do not come to La Carte if you think you will get them. It's all explained on our Bio on trip advisor. This person who is complaining WAS... More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

They should just close since she ran off Chef Roger as she is not a Chef or even a decent cook, she is a shoemaker at best.

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1 Thank Jeanspencer2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

In terms of taste, the lobster roll was delicious! However, I can only give 4 stars because I was disappointed in the size of it. In comparison to a lobster roll that you'd get in Cape Cod or Maine, it was quite small for the price. With that said, I do understand that those places up north probably get their... More 

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1 Thank Greg J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I discovered this quaint restaurant by a friend's recommendation. I ordered the Lobster bisque and Lobster roll... Absolutely found deliciousness here.

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Thank Michelle T
RH, Ga
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Very pricy. Had a chicken salad sandwich, lobster roll and 2 drinks for $37. Food was good. Smallest lobster roll we had ever seen. Personnel were nice, but won't be back.

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3 Thank eda31324
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

So sorry you were disappointed with our Lobster Roll and the price. Our prices are priced accordingly with what I have to pay for the Maine lobster, shipping Fed Ex fresh to my door overnight. All my other regular customers are raving over the Lobster Roll we are serving. If you haven't read articles lately lobster meat has gone up... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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232 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

That was disappointing, but the lady said no more fried food of any kind. I guess that will keep us all healthier... groan. But, the clam chowder was excellent. Lots of clams and very tasty. The lobster roll was very good, especially for Florida. The crab cake was nice, no peppers and stuff like that, but you can certainly get... More 

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4 Thank philly099
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed my new menu. Unfortunately until my website info is changed the menu can't be changed on trip advisor. Hopefully the website info will be changed over the weekend. We have gone a more healthier route. Clam chowder, lobster bisque, Maine. Lobster roll, lump crab cake, tarragon Shrimp Sandwich, baked Haddock with a Lemon Basil, ,butter sauce,... More 

Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you can't travel up to New England for a lobster roll, some authentic fried clams, clam chowder, lobster bisque, etc., or a bottle of "Moxie", then A La Carte is the place to go. A charming little cottage, decorated inside with memorabilia from the Red Sox and New England Patriots bringing back many fond memories for former Bostonians, including... More 

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2 Thank oceanhut
Panama City, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We live In Panama City, Florida but originally from Massachusetts, while on a day trip along the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, my husband jokingly said we had passed a sign that said whole bellied fried clams so I googled it hoping on our way back we would stop. Like I said "jokingly", however google did bring up this little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 1st Ave N, 331 1st Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-241-2005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Quaint New England style cottage serving the Award Winning New England Clam Chowder, Maine Lobster Bisque and other daily soups. The popular authentic Maine Lobster Roll on Split Top Bun or Salad Plate, Lump Cake Sandwich or Salad Plate, 6-21ct Boiled Shrimp tossed in lite tarragon sauce served in Split Top Bun or Salad Plate, Cranberry Chicken or Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich or Salad Plate. Shrimp Louie Salad Plate, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. Baked Haddock Fish with a Lemon Basil Sauce Sandwich or Salad Plate. Marinated Flank Steak Sandwich with Boursin Cheese & Sweet Grilled Onions, Jumbo Grilled Hot Dog. Gluten Free Options Available. A La Carte is a classic Boutique seaside Beach cottage offering quaint seating inside and limited outdoor seating. Within the Boutique Shop A La Carte also offers Gourmet Dinners To Go in the Shop Freezers and a fine Needlepoint Shop"Jennifer's Needlepoint Nook" carrying Hand-painted canvases, silk&ivory yarn, patarnayan Persian Wool yarn ,Brown Sheep wool yarn, DMC Threads. Plus we have our own in house needlepoint finisher. A La Carte originally established in 1993, is the Best! Catering Event Design Business offering Quality Custom Menu's for your Social Cocktail parties, Receptions, Dinner Parties. We hope you come visit A La Carte and enjoy The delicious food, great atmosphere listening to soft classical music and dine inside at out checkered cloth tables or outside on the deck. Chef/Owner Jennifer Lobrano and Server Margie welcomes all to visit and enjoy.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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