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Chowder Ted's

5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 7:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Fantastic out-of-the-way seafood place where the locals go to eat great seafood. The chowder is out of this world, served in pots and very satisfying. The sandwiches and the local fish are excellent and there are no bad choices.

Thank Hud B
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Chowder Teds is a neat little out of the way seafood place which is open for lunch or an early dinner. I had the Conch Fritters and Crabcake today for lunch and they were both excellent. The Port of Jacksonville is close by so you...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Again, rating is relative to peer group. This is a local seafood dive. Rebuilt after last year's hurricane. Still the same friendly staff, great food, and low prices. The seafood chowder is their signature...spicey with lots of fish, shrimp, shellfish and potatoes. The grilled tuna...More

1  Thank OldDukeDoc
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Simple and unpretentious. Everything is good, but it's called Chowder Ted's, so start with the delicious - and good for you- chowder. Conch fritters are fabulous too, and you'll want to work your way through the menu. The recent remodel is nice, but it's still...More

1  Thank wescoast001
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We knew ahead of time that this was an unusual place and that was correct. Coming from New England, a seafood joint has clam chowder and clam cakes. So, if you are expecting that, no, that is not what you get. My husband had Ling...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Went for the first time for lunch!! Adorable little joint that had the best crab cakes and clam strips. Fresh fresh !! Cash only and not open Sunday which is a shame.

Thank Susanwhelton
Reviewed April 5, 2017

An unpretentious uninteresting looking clapboard house with no personality at all but serves some of the best chowder and fish in town for a very reasonable price. It reminds me of a house where fisherman and locals probably come to enjoy good food and good...More

1  Thank glapha
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I came here with a group of Co-workers hoping they were back open. Yes they are and the food was great. I ordered the fried crawfish tails with fries. They have not lost their touch. I usually order the swamp burger which has always been...More

Thank Mrs_Urban
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We were visiting Jacksonville, Florida, and we visited this restaurant based on the great reviews on Yelp. Before we ordered their famous half pot of chowder, we asked the waitress if there was any cream in the soup. She said yes, but it tasted like...More

2  Thank LenaCDoll
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Just don't understand why this is so popular. Staff was nice but it smelled like sewage. Obviously has large local lunch following just not for me.

Thank pitahead
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Questions & Answers
December 15, 2015|
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Response from BARBARA M | Reviewed this property |
No outside seating unless you eat in your car
March 28, 2015|
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Response from Carole E | Property representative |
Tuesdays thru Thursdays 11-7 Friday 11-8 Saturday 1-8 Closed Sundays and Mondays... And holidays. Chowder Ted's will also occasionally take long weekends. Facebook is the best place to see open and close... They announce... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Takeout
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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