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Southern Charm

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3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571 (Formerly Checker Bar-b-que)
904-517-3637
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my hubby and I secret place but we could no longer hide our secret place. Chef Art and his staff are amazing, they treated us like we were home having good conversation and plenty of laughs. We do our best to eat here at least twice a month. You must have the fried green tomatoes and the price... More 

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1 Thank frb0807
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the food and the people! Never been to a restaurant like this before but we'll definitely be back!

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1 Thank Mirandars
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hospitality of Chef Art/servers was unreal. We felt like we were in his private home. He always made sure that we were pleased and and had plenty of food including food to take home. My husband and I ate another meal the next night. Everything was so delicious and fresh...This was not our first visit here and certainly not... More 

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1 Thank flores3505
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I still consider myself a regular given the number if times that I stopped by on the way home dinner when I used to live in San Marco. Art has been serving up great home cooking at this location for years (I started going when it was known as Checkers). You won't find fine linens here, but what you will... More 

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1 Thank Steven C
Marion, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Art knows his way around bbq and seafood. Portions are ridiculously large and Chef Art throws Ina healthy dose of attitude. A great little find thanks to a tip from a desk clerk at the hotel.

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2 Thank Jeff R
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely tasty, lightly-battered fried shrimp that was out of this world. Very hospitable, welcoming hole in the wall with unlimited sides. Won't go to Jacksonville ever again without visiting.

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2 Thank FAOpolski
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I needed our seafood fix. This is the place to go for the best corn meal fried whiting and shirimp. Art also has the creamiest cheese grits and smoked pork collard greens. I was going to take a picture of the food on the buffet but arts guests made short work of it. Every Friday lunch Art... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Wow, where do I begin? For starters we stumbled upon Southern Charm from a YELP email. Usually I glance at these and away to the trash. Not this time, I opened up the app and read several reviews and was quite impressed. But based on previous experience I realize all reviews aren't truthful, so we decided to give it a... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Take the 'charm' out of Southern Charm and you have just a restaurant with good food. Hasn't been updated since the last BBQ restaurant was in there and it's pretty dumpy. But on a positive note, we had the buffet with Fried chicken, smoked chicken, mac and cheese, greens, slaw etc. Food is very good and the Chef is a... More 

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CrackerCooking, Public Relations Manager at Southern Charm, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Since changing from Checkers BBQ to Southern Charm, there has been a local artist who painted murals in the back dining room, and the front dining room, kitchen, and bathrooms are being repainted this spring and summer! Southern Charm does have a rustic, fish camp atmosphere, but that is part of the... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

If you are coming here for the scenery you are at the wrong place unless you look at Art Jeannette the owner and Chef. Art got his start at his fathers restaurant and fish camp (Palms Fish Camp Heckscher drive) He is colorful , always in good humor and a great cook. He consistently puts out a great product in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $23
Cuisine
Barbecue, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Reservations, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571 (Formerly Checker Bar-b-que)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-517-3637
Description
Cash only. Its worth every penny. Friday and Saturday Evening, Reservations are required for the Dinner Extravaganza....its an experience you won't want to miss!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?