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Chowder Ted's

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5215 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch with hubby

Chowder Teds is always busy! They only take cash...always a conversation with the owners. Fast service and good food . They are not always open. A nice out of the way local restaurant

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie P
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Kingsland, Georgia
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155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the occasion of showing up on a Saturday to find them closed (though Facebook page hours stated "Open") and know that they will sometimes change their hours (like being totally closed between Christmas and New Years, which was noted on one of their posts but again the hours on Facebook stated "Open" so I guess you have... More 

Thank 606zpx
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chowder Teds is always busy! They only take cash...always a conversation with the owners. Fast service and good food . They are not always open. A nice out of the way local restaurant

Thank Julie P
Blaine, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A great place off the beaten path. A one of a kind secret for the locals. Great food, not high priced, service was great and the place was very unique.

Thank Zakdiane
alexandria va
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Good food and good experience. Had a spicy seafood chowder and fried clams. Enjoyed both. Atmosphere is local folks and good food. Feed and beer for $15. Will go back.

Thank ritch62
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Great homemade, secret recipe chowder. Small, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Limited hours-open11am 'til 7pm, Tue-Sat. CASH only. Daily specials. Mine was Blackened Tuna filet, SpringMix greens with Ginger Dressing. Very good! Burgers are thick and juicy huge! If you want fancy atmosphere and menu this is not the place for you. Truly a "local taste" joint.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited twice recently and thoroughly enjoyed everything about Chowder Teds. Food, service and the feel of an Old Florida establishment makes it one of my favorite places in the area.

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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This a seafood restaurant frequented by mostly locals. I had the conch fritters followed by the pot of chowder with a salad. All was delicious & fresh. Menu covers mostly seafood & burgers & several daily seafood specials. The shrimp comes off the boats across the road so also fresh when available. They close at 7 PM summer & winter,... More 

1 Thank marineflotsam
Reston, Virginia
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Fresh fish of the day blackened on a fresh roll with fresh lettuce and just a bit of awesome sauce. Stopped in here for a beer on the way south from Amelia island. Awesome!

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Yulee, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Jax for 16 years and have always heard about this place. Really wish I hadn't waited so long. My husband had the chowder and really enjoyed it. It's served in a little 1 quart pot with toast for dipping. We all had grilled tuna sandwiches. That day's special. Oh my yummy. Grilled rare. So big we... More 

1 Thank tkbates01
Jacksonville, Florida
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My rating is based on peer group. This is a surprisingly good "local dive" seafood restaurant on the water. No atmosphere, but great service, friendly people and low prices. No reservations, so go early or wait. Good selection of craft beers. The seafood chowder is spicy, full of seafood, and a reason to return. Fried oysters were very good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5215 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-714-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Delicatessen, Soups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?