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Southern Charm

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Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571 (Formerly Checker Bar-b-que)
+1 904-517-3637
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Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Cash only. Its worth every penny.

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    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
A Jacksonville Must!

If you're in Jacksonville, then you must try Southern Charm. It's not rated the #4 restaurant out of 1,239 places for nothing! It's definitely a hole in the wall place, but the food and the charming owner will surprise you. Friday and Saturday nights are buffet style only. The price startled me at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Alaina G
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you're in Jacksonville, then you must try Southern Charm. It's not rated the #4 restaurant out of 1,239 places for nothing! It's definitely a hole in the wall place, but the food and the charming owner will surprise you. Friday and Saturday nights are buffet style only. The price startled me at first; basically $22/person. But once we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Endless supply of sides, ginger cookies, and I was sold. Best place I've eaten in Jacksonville. Owner was extremely welcoming. It is a must stop!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The owner, Art, was wonderful. Our group went for lunch on a Wednesday and they served Fried Chicken, Bbq, Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Cole slaw and a few other items on the buffet menu. The Fried Chichen was great. The cole Slaw was bland and I did not care much for the Macaroni and Cheese. Then Art brought out Fried... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A surprised gem unlike no other. It offers charm, history and great food. I really enjoyed the experience and the interactions of the other guests. Arrive early and enjoy the "southern comforts". Seriously.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Terrific people, atmosphere and the food...words cannot describe more than melt-in-your-mouth! Be prepared to leave real full and a huge smile on your face from laughing! Art, you and the guys are awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went in here to get a good meal for my husband & I after reading the reviews for a couple months. I wasn't disappointed. When I walked in I felt as though I was with family and I was alone my husband has been in hospital since April so 3 months and we just want gooood foood. What can... More 

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buffalo
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm really not sure what the attraction is here. I suppose the fried fish and shrimp we had was great, but the unsanitary conditions of not only the food service, but the restaurant itself and the wait staff made me shudder. I love a good hole-in-the-wall BBQ, but I wish that the reviews posted here mentioned the conditions. Might be... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dining at Southern Charm-a.k.a. Arts, is a total experience. Art is so welcoming, like you just came to his house for lunch or dinner. You always start with fresh baked cookies, but save room for the best fried shrimp ever, along with greens, mac and cheese, and whatever he cooks up to go with it. The pulled pork is also... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not much to look at but the best fish, shrimp, and ribs you will ever eat. I'm a local boy and am a snob about local, fresh caught, fish and shrimp. You'll get it here. I typically hate greens but I'll eat his! We're regulars!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The name has been changed to Southern Comfort. We ate here after reading the rave reviews, while in town for a national conference. Fun place with great Southern cooking. Art took wonderful care of us!

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Additional Information about Southern Charm

Address: 3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571 (Formerly Checker Bar-b-que)
Phone Number: +1 904-517-3637
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?