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Chowder Ted's

5215 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
9047146900
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Ranked #19 of 1,744 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Savannah, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So found this place on Tripadvisor and knew we had to visit!!! We arrived in Jacksonville for the weekend around 6:30 that evening, checked in hotel and called Chowder Teds for closing time. Was told they close at 8 but if we were in by 7:45 they'd feed us, sounded like a plan. It's now 7:20 and we are speeding... More

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indianapolis
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It took us four tries to get into Ted's to try this tasty food...Ted's isn't always open everyday, as stated on the cheeky sign inside the front door, so call ahead before going. But we finally got in and OH.MY.GOODNESS. And I DO mean goodness. Though the shanty-shack look of the place from the outside may make you hesitate, the... More

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Dublin, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Was working near the Port of Jacksonville and saw all the cars for lunch. Stopped in at 12:30 and was immediately greeted by the staff. The specials were fresh and the food served to order. Low prices but good portions. Great service.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you want the best grouper sandwich on earth go to Chowder Teds. I have had the Grouper Sandwich fried and blackened. I believe the blackened grouper is the best. You get a huge piece of grouper fish on a fresh bun with jalapeño slaw which on its own is awesome. You also get all the sides. Just get it... More

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Jacksonville, Fl
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I hesitate to write a review (again) because it's increasingly difficult to get into this place for their 'hole in the wall' delights. A limited menu, that's wrapped around the most interesting pot of 'chowder' devised by "Ted," is very good from top to bottom. How do I know you ask? Because I or my spouse have tried it all... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Ted's blackened Mahi lunch special is amazing! The service is great and the atmosphere is what you would expect for a cash only fish camp. The only problem is that space is limited so get there early if you don't want to wait for a table.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A short menu of great selections. The daily 'catch' is always spectacular, but Ted's 'Swamp Burger' rivals the best in burger in Jacksonville.

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Leawood, Kansas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant/shanty is off the beaten path, in the shadows of the power plant. The chowder is worth the visit, if nothing else. It is served in an old saucepan, which adds to the feel of this restaurant. Big chunks of onions, potatoes, tomato's, fish, crawfish, clams, and green olives...yes, I said green olives, they are great! We got there... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This little shack in the middle of nowhere has some of the best food in Jacksonville. We had lunch here today and I truly enjoyed the blackened mahi sandwich and onion rings. Both were delicious. In the past I've had their burgers and found them excellent as well. I haven't personally had their chowder but my companions say it is... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is not your mama's New England clam chowder. This is more of a Manhattan style seafood stew. Thick, chunky, full of vegetables and seafood with just the right amount of spice. There are several local beers on tap.The place is tiny. Expect to wait for a table. The service is as good as the food.

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