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10296 Bistro St, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7488 (Big Island Drive)
904-996-7147
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Crab Cakes

The crab cakes are pure crab...no fillers. Delicious! And the Creme Brûlée was excellent. Our server, Brad, was very good and we had such a lovely lunch. I like that they offer foods not found in most restaurants. Vegetable of the day was Acorn Squash and Stuffed Eggs for an appetizer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Judi E
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The crab cakes are pure crab...no fillers. Delicious! And the Creme Brûlée was excellent. Our server, Brad, was very good and we had such a lovely lunch. I like that they offer foods not found in most restaurants. Vegetable of the day was Acorn Squash and Stuffed Eggs for an appetizer.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was a little disappointed, since I had very high expectations for my first experience here. The food was good, the service was fair (a little slow/scatterbrained), and the prices were right on the bubble for being a little high. You're paying for atmosphere and location.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very good choice. Get good piece of meat. The open kitchen is great because of the nice bbq smell. Not optimal if you have your best dress :-), in this case get a table away from that.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The menu selection is great. The food is very good. It could use a little more lighting because it was way too dark. I understand restaurants like to have a certain ambience, but we could barely see each other seated across from one another. For some reason my cilantro shrimp dish was extremely oily, but I think it was a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We have 4 in our group, we patiently waited for an hour and 10 minutes for our turn to be seated. Our dining experience though was absolutely remarkably nice. Food and staff were great. Hint.....MAKE SURE TO CALL AHEAD FOR RESERVATION.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been here a number of times. We always enjoy the service and atmosphere. Wait staff is very attentive. They even have a manager who looks like Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory). But we go for the food and to enjoy ourselves. They have a fine wine list that is reasonably priced. The grilled artichokes appetizer is something you... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I wish I could tell you about the delicious steaks because it sure smelled good in here. Truth is, my sis and I stopped in for a late lunch and we both just wanted a nice salad. This is exactly what we received. The Ahi Tuna Salad was fresh, crisp and hit the spot perfectly. The grilled Chicken Salad was... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love their Thai Kai Salad and chicken tenderloins with fries and southern bbq sauce. Service is alway above average.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite resturants in jacksonville because of two things: The Maui Steak (Which I have to admit has been the only thing I have ordered because it is so amazing, I've tasted a couple of the other dishes off of others plates but can't seem to stray from this steak!) Zero Corking fee! That's right BYOWine!... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have been to J Alexander's for lunch. But this was my first dinner experience. First the bad news. No matter how good the Artichokes look on their web site, stay away! Not good.They take the hearts out, probably to sell with other dishes. So, you're peeling leaves. Now the good news. The main courses were excellent. However, if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10296 Bistro St, Jacksonville, FL 32246-7488
    (Big Island Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-996-7147

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?