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“Awesome old florida seafood shack”
Review of Chowder Ted's

Chowder Ted's
Ranked #63 of 2,069 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Great food the place is small but the food is done right. Cash only but when you see how inexpensive it is and how great the food taste trust me you'd pay double in a lot of other places...

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Thank 1hungrychef
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

I saw the reviews for Chower Teds on trip advisor,and since we visit Jax occasionally and enjoy good food,we tried it. Finding it is tricky. Take a sharp left turn right before the little bridge(no signs). It looks like a tiny cement block house on a marsh. It opens at 1pm. They take only cash.Seating is limited(6 tables inside and 4 picnic tables on a screened patio).The shrimp appetizer was just like bang-bang shrimp - delicious.The only chowder is fish ,tomato base with lots of veggies and olives,served in a sauce pot off the stove. The garlic bread with it was 2 pieces of toast. I had a fried snapper sandwich which tasted very fresh and good. Fries and onion rings are a separate item. My partner had fried shrimp. All shrimp is lightly hand battered and very good.No tartar sauce,only their special sauce which was good. Menu very small. Service was very good. I would recommend this place for a casual,old Florida fish camp experience.

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Reviewed October 29, 2011

The food and atmosphere at Teds reminds me of the gathering of old friends sharing good times and great food every time I visit this eclectic eatery. Ted has a great talent of maximizing all the flovors of all the of the dishes he presents to his customers. A must visit if you are a local or a guest of our city.

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Thank dwatkiss
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

Fried snapper sandwich is excellent. Well worth $11.00. Friendly, courteous. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Thank lisamiller55
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Chowder Ted's is the epitome of local. Local characters. Local delicasies. Local ambience. Local management. Starting with a wonderful assortment of 'folk' gathered inside the unimposing structure with the delicious aromas pouring into the air, Ted's is a place prized by and shared almost begrudgingly by local people who don't let 'airs' or 'appearances' fool them. That includes "Ted's" lack of airs and quirky appearance. The food is all N'east Florida, which means its fresh and doesn't mind borrowing tastes, combinations, and ideas from other places. Of course the signature offering is the 'chowder' which is always consistent deliecious and concistently different. Great seafood without the pretentious concepts that go with this kind of quality. Ted's is a little hard to find, but that's a good thing because it gets really busy. But it is all about relaxing, having a cold one or three and waiting for what is well worth the wait. While you are drinking your beverage, drink in the setting and appreciate the fact that not everything in this world has to be gleemingly bright.
If you are ever in the Jacksonville area do yourself a favor, take a short trip out on Hecksher Drive and look for Chowder Ted's. Unless you are just generally a kind of snobby, you'll be glad you did!

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Thank DLeeJacksonville_Fl
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