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Chowder Ted's

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5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An old friend and me meet here about once a month for lunch. A friendly, neighborhood type atmosphere inside. Parking can be tight at times as is the seating. The seafood is always hot and fresh. I forgo the delicious chowder due to it being served in a Teflon coated pot with a lot of the finish most likely passed... More 

Thank RickGANC
Bucharest, Romania
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mom and pop local seafood diner. Good food, but could have had a friendlier waitress. Local regulars got warm greetings; maybe she just didn't like our looks.

Thank Tom B
Appleton, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peal and ear shrimp was fantastic! We had that as our appetizer followed by the fresh grouper special. Awesome! Great service too!!

Thank LisaO123
Amelia Island, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to Chowder Ted's for the first time today, although I've passed it numerous times. If you're coming from Amelia Island you'll miss it! They had a special, Blackened Mahi with mango salsa and slaw, which I ordered. It came up quick, and was excellent! Whole lot of character to this place, right on the water.

Thank AnglersMark
Morganton, North Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we go to Jacksonville to visit family we always go to Chowder Teds at least once. I always get a pot of chowder and the clam strips ( best clam strips I have ever eaten in my life!) and my hubby likes the fried shrimp. We've never had a bad meal here.

Thank Bhowe78
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed the excellent chowder.... We followed it up with the Cajun shrimp sandwich and blackened snapper salad. We will definitely be back to enjoy some more great seafood. 😃 Note: CASH ONLY!!

Thank T1962M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We went on Saturday night & willing to wait an hour for dinner. Only place to wait was outside. 20 mins in we went in to get a drink & mgr said they were done & wouldn't serve us. Extremely rude & said they were done for the night. Was in shock by actions. NEVER been treated this way at... More 

2 Thank NCBuddy
Baltimore, Maryland
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot on way in from JAX Airport. Specials way to go in small packed unique place. Excellent fish sandwiches, made even better when offered as 'ultimate' (with jalapeño slaw add on topping). This trip it was Not to be missed however is the very unique and uncommonly good 'chowder', get a half pot to go!

Thank michael R
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Never had a problem with food or service, was always great.. shuttin the doors at 8pm on a weekend.. frankly sucks.. why it cost them 2 stars. Friday is my day to eat out, by the time I get home from work, get cleaned up, yank my daughters away from the mirror.. no time for makeup today, and pole toss... More 

1 Thank Alan N
North Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Keeping it short and sweet here - when I turned off the road to pull in to Chowder Ted's the first time my (very foodie, usually pretty laid-back) Italian fiancé got a little nervous. "We're really going to eat .....here?!" Heck yeah, I said. Shortly thereafter we were both happy happy and go back whenever we are in Jax. Great... More 

Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-714-6900

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Amelia Island, Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?