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One dinner in Jax?

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One dinner in Jax?

We are passing through, and spending one day in Jacksonville, staying near Riverwalk. We thought we would explore just a bit, and find a place to eat dinner. We like ethnic food, creative dining, actually quite flexible, will be with our 19 yr old son. I was wondering about the Riverside area? Could we walk there from the Crowne Plaza?

Or is there another area we should go check out? A cool, funky neighborhood would be nice....any thoughts or ideas?

Thanks a million!

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1. Re: One dinner in Jax?

Riverside has some great restaurants and it's right on target with being sort of a cool, funky neighborhood. You cannot walk there from the Crowne Plaza, however.

If you decide to go there, consider Pele, 13 Gypsies or Black Sheep Tavern. All are great restaurants. You could probably Google each one for more info.

Have fun!!!


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2. Re: One dinner in Jax?

Vicki is right on with Riverside being what you are looking for. I would consider Orsay if you like French-inspired food. It's a little on the pricier side, but is soooo worth it. My wife can't get away from the duck confit they serve. If you like tapas,13 gypsies is great. Black Sheep is right up there as well. If you want to stay closer to your hotel, look at BB's. Unreal desserts. Good luck!

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3. Re: One dinner in Jax?

For a short cab ride from the Crowne Plaza check out Bistro Aix or BB's in San Marco. Or, go to the "square" where there are numerous small restaurants that might have more appeal to a younger palate.

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4. Re: One dinner in Jax?

If I had only ONE dinner in Jax, it would hands down be Restaurant Orsay.

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5. Re: One dinner in Jax?

for B,fast and Lunch Google the "Metro Diner" 2.5 miles

from your hotel on Hendricks Ave / Inwood Terrace Route 13

Restaurant has been featured on the Food Network " Diners Drive Ins & Dives "


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