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Checker Bar-b-que

3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
904-398-9206
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Ranked #25 of 1,743 restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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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
Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Orange Park, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you love Triple D, you will love this place. A real "dive" with homey, comfort food. Chef Art and his crew are wonderful, they make you feel at home and make sure you are well fed. Shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp. All this if you do the Friday and Saturday night buffet. Make sure to make reservations as there... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We found ourselves exiting Costco the Friday before Christmas...yes, we're idiots...and my Dad suggested we call up TA to see what good local food was nearby. It's tough to find local food these days, but as usual TA came through for us. Just 5 miles away and on our way back to Georgia, we found Checker Bar-b-que. What a treat!... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Don't let the exterior fool you. Inside is a crazy good chef who can make just about anything...but sit back and enjoy the food plenty to eat and unlike the last review its fresh local seafood. ...she must be use to eating at the chain restaurants.

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saint augustine
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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Expect fresh, low cost, person to person comfort food and it is a five star. Expect friendly attentive service, ditto. The interior is campy and funky. Next door is a granite yard; the restaurant floor is paved in broken granite. The buffet serving dishes are oversized cast iron skillets, great touch. Art is pure theatre. He recently lost 150 pounds,... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

they just give you plenty I prefer quality over quantity, I want say no more just don't believe the over rated reviews . I want be returning.

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