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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 - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Every Time

We never have a bad meal here. This is a very unique restaurant. The Chowder is delicious and served in the pot it was cooked in. The fresh fish special's are seasoned perfectly and mouth watering!! The service is excellent. Chowder Ted's is small so be prepared to wait your turn. Your meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Dotty87
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We never have a bad meal here. This is a very unique restaurant. The Chowder is delicious and served in the pot it was cooked in. The fresh fish special's are seasoned perfectly and mouth watering!! The service is excellent. Chowder Ted's is small so be prepared to wait your turn. Your meal will be well worth the wait. ENJOY!!!

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chicago
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329 reviews 329 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is near nothing-you will drive a bit to get here. And it is a hole in the wall-simple and clean but a hole nonetheless . We tried the smoked fish spread-delicious but a skimpy portion, we felt. The pound of steamed shrimp were fresh and tender and I enjoyed my buffalo shrimp sandwich. Worth a visit for a Classic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

One of my favorite "hole in the wall" restaurants. Chowder is awesome and nicely spiced. Wings are big, not those little dicks wings chicken wings! Normally have a good special and I have NEVER had a bad meal. Staff is friendly but can get overwhelmed so come when you have the time to wait and you won't regret it. Cash... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Go here for fresh fish, well seasoned. Tasty chowder, as it should be considering the restaurant name. Cold beer. Located on the water, but no view to speak of, it's located at the base of a bridge. This is not fine dining, in fact, just the opposite, it's a bit beat up, and feels like a locals place. It is... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our road trip from Orlando to Savannah. The chowder is incredible! We also enjoyed the crab cake and grilled mahi special they had that day. The only thing we didn't like was the raspberry vinaigrette on the salad that came with the crab cake- it was very strong and left a strange aftertaste. The... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had lunch here and it was very good. The chowder is great and everything else we had was good too. The place is not fancy and a bit outside of town but right on the way to the ocean so worth the drive.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Delicious. Casual Dive. Few Tables with ice cold beer. Chalkboard menus with specials of the day. Fried onion rings, Cajun shrimp and the best ever pound of peel and eat shrimp. Too much food but we managed to put it away. Great friendly service. Usually line out the door per waitress. 25min. drive from Amelia South end of island. Easy... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Chowder Ted's had a busy day and we missed the chowder but what we had was delicious! I had the special, a Maui Maui open face sandwich. Others in our party had burgers and wings, it was all worth the drive! We will defiantly return. The folks there were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Great place.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food was great, from the chowder in a pot to the special of the day. Small space, but it a beautiful spot. Great detour on a road trip. Good service.

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Mount Juliet
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I don't know where to start.. How about the place. It's a dive. It's a small quaint place with 12-16 tables and bar top seating. You can watch Ted back there cooking up a storm. They keep fresh local beers on tap, and the service is the absolute best in town. Yeah, they don't put the napkin in your lap... 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 - 12
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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