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Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

Excellent location on the Intracoastal Waterway with superb view and water traffic. Parking abundant, full bar service, and a menu for everyone. Exceedingly friendly staff and interactive owner. Best in class worthy of frequent revisits!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

The restaurant is looking very run down, and dirty. Planned a late lunch. Hardly anyone in the restaurant, but informed we could not be seated until the entire party was there. Incredibly rude server from the moment we sat down, major attitude evident. After more...huffing and puffing and then an actual eye roll when we asked for more time before ordering, we then decided to go elsewhere to eat. Been coming here for 20 years, never again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022

We had a wonderful experience. Our server Shawn was nice and provided an excellent service. The restaurant is located on the water but you get the waterfront view only if you seat outside. As for food, we really enjoyed everything we ordered. We started with...Fish Bites and “SHE CRAB” soup and both were outstanding. They bring you a complementary bread basket which includes tasty rolls and corn bread with cinnamon butter. By this point, we got pretty full though we ordered blackened cod, crab cake and a platter as entre. For sides we got mashed potato, coleslaw, broccoli rice and stewed tomatoes. All entrees were good but the sides were even better. We can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful waterfront meal. We went around 4:30 pm on a Wednesday and were seated immediately. We ordered a Bloody Mary and some kind of adult punch. Both were good. For dinner, we ordered pot roast with squash casserole and ambrosia salad and the pork chops...with grits and cooked cabbage. All outstanding. The only negative was the breadbasket that comes with dinner contained an assortment but all were dry/hard , not warm or fresh - like maybe they had been sitting out for awhile. Plenty of free parking but it filled up fast closer to 5 pm. Outstanding service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

Delicious food, extraordinary service and beautiful view. Close to the river is a place for families to enjoy. We always have a great time.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

We just had a good meal at Barbara Jean's. The restaurant has seating both inside and out with a beautiful view of the ICW from their covered deck. The decor of the restaurant is bright and cheerful. Cocktails and wine were moderately priced. Our Server,...Justin was very attentive and very personable. My wife had the catch of the day which was blacked Cobia with 2 sides. The fish was very tasty and the stuffed baked potato excellent. I sampled the chicken fried steak with white gravy and 2 sides. It was OK not the best or the worst I ever experienced. We shared a key lime tart that was good. The bread basket contains some great bakery products. We will return to sample other entrees.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here because another restaurant was packed. We were very, very happy to have found this place. Our server was Melissa, and she made a lot of recommendations and provided excellent service. They serve you a basket with pumpkin bread, cornbread, and a dinner...roll when you order an entrée. I normally don’t like pumpkin bread, but this was wonderful. We both had the coastal platter which consisted of a 5 ounce crabcake, four coconut shrimp, and a large piece of cod. They have lots of sides to choose from. The cabbage was amazing. The next time I am in Jacksonville, I will definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

Great atmosphere, we sat in the outdoor seating overlooking the water. Our waitress was very attentive and the crabcakes were magnificent. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

Have been to Barbara Jeans several times prior to this visit but this will be our last. Ordered drinks upon seating and waitress wanted to take order before we even looked at menu. She returned about 3 min later with an attitude. Once we ordered...we asked for the bread basket and she said policy change, no bread basket if you don’t get an entree-this is new, we’ve always gotten bread with our sandwich orders prior to this! When bill came we noticed we were overcharged for all 4 beers. She then had the manager come over to say “inflation caused price increase and they didn’t get to change menu prices yet”. Explained to manager they are really going downhill with service, charging wrong prices, plate with food was dirty with suds residue on it, now not offering the bread basket and they up charge the bill if you pay by credit card. I’ll stick with Nona Blue and not get Nickled and Dimed.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

We arrived as they were opening on sunday. We have loved this restaurant since moving here. The service was absolutely terrible. We were the first to be seated and it went downhill from there. We inquired after about five other groups had been seated, received...their drinks and the usual bread basket, as if the waitress knew we were there. The waitress that responded to us was rude and totally unprofessional as she responded -well yes but they take them in order and there were customers inside too. As we were the first family let in the door - that was untrue and an uncalled for attitude. We continued to wait and finally got a server-i will not call her a waitress. We decided to go ahead and place our order since we had not received drinks or the usual basket of bread. I inquired as to why we did not get bread when we finally received our drinks and she told ys bread only comes with entrees. She said it was a rule… now we have eaten there for over 2 years and never heard that rule or did not receive the bread. Eventually she brought us the bread (Just for the records there were 5 of us with two children).. After we told her i was writing a review , we got about 5 people offering bread, drink refills and apologizing.. sometimes its just too late- rudeness and poor customer service is not worth the price of the meal.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022

The biggest draw to this restaurant is that it has a very large outdoor deck on the Intercoastal waterway. Love to sit outside with a glass of wine and take in the scenery of nature and passing boats. The food is also very good. We...started off with excellent onion rings (second best in the area), and the free bread basket of corn bread and pumpkin bed. You can also get a dinner roll if that is your preference but the pumpkin bread is outstanding. My wife enjoyed her turkey and dressing with sides of mashed potato and cole slaw. I enjoyed the fried fish fillets (two of them) with a loaded baked potato. Cost for 2 glasses of wine, an appetizer and two entrees was $58.30 before tax and tip; Well Worth the Price! Service was somewhat slow but that was because the place was packed as everyone was out taking advantage of a recent warm-up in the weather.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 8, 2022

The food was very good, especially the pumpkin bread and catfish. Large servings. Good service. Nice atmosphere on the water. Outdoor dining is available but was closed the night we were there due to the unusually cold temps.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 22, 2021

This is one of those restaurants where it is so nice to sit outside and enjoy the view of the intercoastal and preserve area. We shared an order of onion rings which are very good. My wife had the turkey and dressing with mash potatoes...and cole slaw and loved all of it. I had the fried fish with a loaded baked potato. Also very good. With the meal they give you a bread basket with pumpkin bread (excellent), corn bread (good) and a dinner roll. The house wine is reasonably priced and nice to have while taking in the view of the boats going by on the intercoastal. Kennedy, our server, was excellent: prompt, efficient and friendly. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 11, 2021 via mobile

We had a group of 10 and were accommodated out on the porch all together. It was fantastic service and everyone loved their meals.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 6, 2021

I always wonder why, when I read a review that says that someone has eaten at a place for years, but the minute they have a "not perfect" meal, they choose to write a review, why they didn't write reviews for all the previous times...they ate there and had an amazing meal? I happen to love this place and tonight only reiterated why. It was a miserable, cold, rainy night. Perfect weather for some she crab soup. We ordered a ton of food to go and when I arrived to pick it up, not only was it ready to go, they helped me bring it out to the car ... in the rain. The food was perfectly cooked and super delicious- just what we all needed! Wonderful staff and wonderful food - even when you can't enjoy the views!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5