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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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Titusville, Florida
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Art's Southern Charm has no fanciness or ambiance going for it. Just well cooked food and a very reasonable price. We were there on a Friday so the menu was fried shrimp and whiting. All you can eat buffet. The whiting and shrimp were fresh and well fried, the sides were good, and Art was a pleasure to talk to.

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Thank Fred M
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited here for the first time by a friend who spoke highly of the place...and I was not disappointed at all! The food was good, just like home, and the service from Chef Art and his staff was just as good! The outside appearance will make you question the food, however, once you start eating you will forget... More 

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Thank vicm313
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the place looks like a dive from the outside. And on the inside, well, it still looks like a dive. But the food is delicious and it's served in huge portions. If you love fresh fried shrimp and fish, along with comfort food sides, this is definitely the place for you. Try finding 15 fresh Florida fried shrimp, lightly... More 

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1 Thank WilliamGS12
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love to support chef owned restaurants... But I am amazed that this place gets great reviews. Yes, you do get volumes of food although a lot of it was not given out until we were ready to leave. I am surprised that this place passes health dept. inspections, the Chef's apron has nasty food particles hanging off it. When... More 

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2 Thank Debbie C
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 July 12, 2016 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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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?