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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: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Cash only. Its worth every penny.

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Southern Charm has great food and a charming owner.

We tried this because of reviews. The food is excellent. We had the buffet which had fish and shrimp. We got several items and they told us they would bring our shrimp to the table. I was shocked at the amount on the plate. It was overflowing and fantastic. They refilled our sweet tea often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
John F
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Crossville
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Crossville
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We tried this because of reviews. The food is excellent. We had the buffet which had fish and shrimp. We got several items and they told us they would bring our shrimp to the table. I was shocked at the amount on the plate. It was overflowing and fantastic. They refilled our sweet tea often without being asked. They also... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Art is the owner and the life of the party. The food is great and plentiful. The only thing I would change is to spruce the place up to make it look better. I believe he would have many more new customers with that.

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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is a dive reminiscent of the BBQ from House of Cards. The chef, Art, is very personable. Immediately after getting to the place we were looking for a place to park. There is very limited parking but you can find somewhere to park. In terms of the food, if you don't eat meat options from the buffet are... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like good southern cooking, and plenty of it, you should check this place out. What it lacks in its appearance is more than made up by the hospitality and cooking of the owner and staff. We went on a Tuesday at lunch and enjoyed the veggie bar and some the best fried green tomatoes and shrimp. And...the banana... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Last week my husband and I took our 10 grandkids (five visiting/five local, ages four to 13) and daughter to Southern Charm for lunch. Upon entering with our large group Chef Art Jennette suggested a family-style meal. Very shortly he was placing large platters/bowls of fried shrimp, fish and fries on our connected tables, as well as barbecue ribs and... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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195 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I would like to say that I'm a well traveled person. I've eaten some really good food. This place is one of the best. My family came here and my wife and I shared the Red Neck Surf and Turf. The sides were amazing. We had mac n cheese, veggies and the wife had some collard greens which she said... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We arrived around 18:30 on a Monday only to rattle a locked door - Art, as we later learnt, was not opening as he'd been to the doctor's and hadn't been able to prepare. As we turned away he chased after us, enquiring as to the origin of our accents. He said he could not bring himself to disappoint out-of-towners... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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?