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Chowder Ted's

5215 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
9047146900
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Ranked #31 of 1,739 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
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have been here many times! Very small place, ALWAYS a wait for a table...ALWAYS! Only open Friday 11-8, and Saturday 11-8...you must have CASH..if you want good sea food, cheap, this is for you..NOT. A fancy place, very RELAXED....I promise, you ei want to return...!

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Boulder, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was very skeptical because my husband picked this place, and boy, what a dive (but I like that kind of thing). I also wasn't in the mood for fried food, which is most of the menu, so I tried the blackened mahi mahi, and I must say, it was excellent. Even better, it was $12!!!! I'd pay double that... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Most delicious red chowder I've had in a long time! We call it manhattan chowder and it doesn't have olives - this was a great place! We had calamari, 1lb of peel and eat shrimp, and 2 1/2 pots of chowder. The freshest and tastiest peel and eat I've had since Miami beach! Plus the whole thing was $29 with... More

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Salem, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

For the fans of the not so pretty on the outside ,but great Seafood inside ,give C.Teds a try. Right on the water by a bridge ,it offers great views of the creek and marsh and very good food. On our recent visit I had the Mahi Sandwich served on a good size bun with onion ,lettuce,tomato and a heaping... More

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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Have been here a few times. Has to be one of the best dive restaurant! Nothing much more than a hole in the wall kind of place. Service is good. Food is good. Shrimp are always good. Red chowder is also good. Do not blink or you will drive right by it. Enjoy!

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Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My new favorite whole in the wall! I don't like red chowder but my husband ordered it and said "you have to try this". I did, IT IS FANTASTIC! We also, had the poppers and onion rings. They were the best I've had in a long time. Lastly we had the calamari. It was very good. I wo Ull highly... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It's tough to see the restaurant turnoff (literally just before the edge of the bridge) and there is no significant signage, but it is worth finding. Bring cash - no credit cards here - and get ready to enjoy ice cold drinks and lovingly cooked food. The smoked fish appetizer is just that - deliciously smoked fish combined with a... More

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Chicago, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Mostly locals here. Don't let the very unassuming appearance of the place scare you off. The star of the show is the chowder. Tomato-based with chunks of tomato, potato and seafood with some spice to it. Makes great take-out. You'll be tempted to serve it and pretend you made it yourself (locals will know better). Fried shrimp is very good.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were on our way to the airport after briefly visiting Kingsley Plantation on Ft. George Island and were charmed to find this on-the-water fish "shack" conveniently located on the way. Tucked under a bridge, easy to miss and clearly a locals place that had been discovered by tourists like us. Chunky conch fritters to start were hot and steaming,... More

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