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Checker Bar-b-que

3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
+1 904-517-3637
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Ranked #22 of 1,775 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
Essex Junction, Vermont, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Art's place has all kinds of great reviews, richly deserved. It is like stepping into his grandma's kitchen, wrapped around by as ancient a setting as you could imagine a local spot to be in. Almost everything is scratch made and utterly delicious. You will not be disappointed with his Cracker cooking!

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Ava, ny
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

When my wife and I first got to Jacksonville, FL she had to make an unplanned trip to a local dentist. I spent the next couple of hours in the waiting room, perusing the ever present stack of dogeared and outdated magazines and newspapers. In one of those little local rags that you so often find for free in the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Chef Art is just awesome and his "cracker" cooking is so DELICIOUS!! Make a reservation for a Friday or Saturday all you can eat buffet and you won't be disappointed. Every thing on the buffet is the kind of cooking that myself and my family have always cooked but I have to say some of Chef Art's dishes were better... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food, and homestyle cooking. They have fish, bar-be-cue, fried chicken, sides and the friendliest chef, Art, that I have ever seen.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great BBQ in a neighborhood local location, that has a nice atmosphere. Can smell the cooking outside.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Yes, the place looks a littlie shabby outside. Yes, it looks a little shabby inside. But sit down and let Art and his crew fill your plate and if you like old-style southern food, you will be running to the closest drug store for the tums. I can't resist this place when my 11th generation inner southerner craves what I... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

From the outside you might say lets just keep driving. Once you are inside you will have one of the finest buffets in Jacksonville, plus Chef Art will keep you laughing and enjoying the food just that much more. The Friday and Saturday night seafood buffets are terrific! Be sure to make a reservation for them or you will miss... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Let me start by saying we've been enjoying the "Art experience" for about 15 years- if it weren't fantastic, we wouldn't keep driving down---it's well worth the hour drive from GA. No, the building does not give a clue about what's inside- it hides a unique man with a great love of people and Cracker cooking. The visit is an... More 

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Douglasville, GA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you desire a great atmosphere, then this place isn't for you. But if you want great food in a fun atmosphere, for a decent price, then it can't be beat. The owner is the cook and takes great pride in not only making great food but also in keeping his customers happy. He takes the time to personally speak... More 

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Young Harris, Georgia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Back in Jax to visit family. When we lived in the area, we were often at Art's old place. Now that we were back to visit, we planned a trip to see Art & have some of his spectacular food that is made with love. His food is what I believe meals in heaven will be! You start filling your... More 

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Additional Information about Checker Bar-b-que

Address: 3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
Phone Number: +1 904-517-3637
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Barbecue, Seafood, Sandwiches

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