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Checker Bar-b-que

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue
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3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
+1 904-517-3637
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Description: Cash only. Its worth every penny.
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful experience

We received great food and an awesome experience at checkers bbq Art gave us personal service and served us a wonderful variety of delicious southern food

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
KLHESS22
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We received great food and an awesome experience at checkers bbq Art gave us personal service and served us a wonderful variety of delicious southern food

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Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lunch at Checkers is an experience. While you're surrounded by the aromatic smoke, you can choose a variety of smoked meats and some of the best sides in Jacksonville. I had the ribs, and they fell off the bone. My mac and cheese and greens were excellent. I will make Checkers a regular stop when I am craving BBQ.

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VERO
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Awesome, we're a repeat customer....we drive 3 hrs to eat here. The overall experience is well worth it. I love the ringing of the dinner bell, to "come & get your HOT SHRIMP"...what a great, fun experience. The atmosphere is "VERY" causal...the FOOD~WOW...Fried shrimp "lightly" breaded, and there's garlic/butter shrimp--YUM, the awesome whiting-fried to PERFECTION...greens, cornbread, cole slaw, CHEESIEST grits,... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Every Friday lunch time is all you can eat fish and shrimp for $11.99. Come hungry, there are also ample sides included buffet style. The selection included collard greens, spicy macaroni salad, coleslaw, cheese grits and fried green tomatoes. All the best of Cracker cooking. Owner/Chef Art Jennette is pleased to see you and makes sure you know it. A... More 

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Essex Junction, Vermont, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-517-3637

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

Cash only. Its worth every penny.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?