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Chowder Ted's

5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (107 reviews)
“conch fritters” (17 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
$$ - $$$
5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way back from Jacksonville at lunch time decided to stop in. It’s been several years since we had been there. As with the last time we both ordered the signature chowder accompanied with a nice slice of garlic bread. This Pot of Chowder...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mfgranucci
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Tucked almost beneath a bridge this is a place where locals always gather. Fresh seafood and daily specials are always a highlight. Service is always friendly and quick.Of course the chowder is to kill for. Too bad it's such a hike from downtown. Definitely a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gogator1
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Went there with family of 6. Took 45+ minutes to get our order. The "chowder" tasted like a spicy hot beef stew. No seafood detected 🤨

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Janice P
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Food is exceptional and staff very friendly. Prices are also reasonable. Limited seating so get in reasonably early

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank eastmantodd
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The Chowder is no longer the best. It is not soup anymore. It is very thick, no broth and very, very spicy hot! I could not taste the olives or the carrots or the fish, etc. All tasted like hot spices. The fried flounder was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dotty87
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I made a trip to Teds recently to try it out since Ted retired. We had been there twice before the new management took over and liked it. The special was blackened tilefish. We had never eaten tilefish before, so my wife...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Patti G
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while driving by and was very pleasantly surprised! Food was delicious! You have to try the chowder! It’s small and right on the water. Shrimp Po ‘boy was excellent, as were the conch fritters. Will definitely be going back again and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Stayed in Jacksonville area and wanted to have some fresh seafood for dinner. This place is about a 15 minute drive from the Jacksonville airport area. Even though we followed Google maps, we drove right by this little hole in the wall. I didn't think...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brunbag
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This is the best restaurant in Jax Amelia Island. The price is right and the chowder is to die for. The daily special is amazing from mahi to tuna steak on a salad or in a sandwich. The fries are great and the peel and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Traveler37Princeton
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is small, only about 6 tables. It can get really busy at lunch time. All of the items on their small menu are all a la carte. Most entrees are around 6 to $8 each. The seafood chowder is tomato-based and is just...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Nevyntoo
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December 1, 2018|
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Response from Brunbag | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea.
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from Toneytoni | Reviewed this property |
No Dick unfortunately.
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No outside seating unless you eat in your car
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
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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