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“Best kept secret!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The French Pantry

The French Pantry
6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-730-8696
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Ranked #1 of 1,740 restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best kept secret!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011 via mobile

One word... UNBELIEVABLE! Love the food & love the atmosphere!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
jacksonville, florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“The best lunch I've ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Having lived in Jax for 30+ years, I had never heard of TFP until a fried recommened. Yes, the line was long, yes it's communal dining, but the Parisenne French Dip was absolutely THE most delicious sandwich I've ever eaten. The fresh bread they provide at every table added to the experience along with the delicious dipping oil. My friend and I split a piece of brown butter tart and it was heavenly - Not overly sweet so that the flavors of the fresh fruit were allowed to shine. Wish it was open on the weekends so I'm plotting when I'll be able to return so I can get some delicious bread to go.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“A Jacksonville gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Totally worth the wait!!!! (weight,too!) Expansive menu-all exceptional and the desserts are superb.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great food but be ready to wait in line”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

We got here a few minutes before they opened and there was already a line of people. The daily menu is written on a couple of chalk boards just inside of the restaurant. Be ready to pick a couple of things off the menu because a couple of the choices were literally erased while we were waiting in line. I tried the french dip and chicken bruschetta. Both were excellent. Be sure to save some room for dessert as those are not to miss as well. The dining area is really small and it gets crowded. The food makes up for the not so great dining area. I definitely will be back. Too bad they are only open for lunch.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“You don't know what you are missing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

For those of you who have been around Jacksonville for awhile, you know that Tim & Barbara have been the chef and pastry chef at some of the best restaurants in town. Guess they got tired of the big restaurant rat-race with working at nights and on weekends and decided to settle down with a little place that's only open for lunch. With that being said, you can't go wrong with anything they serve. Barbara's breads and desserts are fabulous! Yes, get there early. They open at 11AM and there's often a line by 11:05! Well worth the wait - make friends with others at your table, as you won't be sitting alone.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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