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Chowder Ted's

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Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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5215 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 89
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Local fish, home cooking

Good service, friendly cook, interesting choices. The food was good, glad we ate there once, don't think we'd return. Little things, only a couple of crackers for the smoked fish dip, very little sauce with my blackened fish sandwich. The flavors were good though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Mary J
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South Jordan, Utah
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South Jordan, Utah
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Good service, friendly cook, interesting choices. The food was good, glad we ate there once, don't think we'd return. Little things, only a couple of crackers for the smoked fish dip, very little sauce with my blackened fish sandwich. The flavors were good though.

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Midland City, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Every time we're in the area we eat there. We even make day trips to Jacksonville from St. Augustine just so we can eats at Ted's. My wife and daughter like the seafood and I really like the Swamp Burger. Everything is high quality and delicious.

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Dulles, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Based on Trip Advisor, it was rated one of the best in Jacksonville. Granted, I'm an out of towner but trust reviews on trip advisor so decided to go here for dinner. I never had dinner...it was JANUARY, and still they had no tables. Could be a sign a really good place, but guessing more it's a REALLY small place... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Blackened Tuna Special on a Kaiser Roll, Conch Fritters, and an ice cold Blue Moon!!!! I would say more but this place gets packed already.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very friendly place with seemingly many regulars who all recognized the owners by name. We sat at the bar since the small place was filled with lunch seekers. Both the 1/2 pot chowder (seafood, although it was hard too find any) was quite tasty and the special mahi sandwich was well prepared with very fresh lettuce and tomato. They have... More 

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Jacksonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I heard good things about this family owned establishment and I was exciting to try them out. We are neighbors of course just a mile from each other. I went one night to pick up their famous fish sandwich, I explained to the young waitress (daughter) that I did not want coleslaw on one of the fish sandwiches. She placed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I've lived in Florida all my life and have eaten a lot of fish and seafood but I truly think this is the best fish I've ever had! The blackened snapper sandwich and fried shrimp are awesome! I love the roughness of the place and the people are awesome. It's like you're with family!!! Great place!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great hole in the wall. Have been there several times and the food was consistently good. Great specials!! Had the blackened snapper special today and it was delish!! Big portions but limited seating - either get there early or be prepared for a wait.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Although you never know when they're open until you see cars in the parking lot, Chowder Teds' is an 'out of the way' eating place worth keeping an eye out for. Basic in decor and friendly in service, the food is fresh and the Ted's famous chowder is well worth the trip. You won't go away hungry as portions are... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Been to Ted's twice now. Each time sat at the small bar. Good beer selection and you get to watch him (Ted?) cook everything. Plus, every once in a while, he saunters up to the beer taps and pours himself a shorty. Thirsty work, doing all that cooking. But like the other reviews say, it's a small, slightly rundown joint... More 

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Additional Information about Chowder Ted's

Address: 5215 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
Phone Number: +1 904-714-6900
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

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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: Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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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