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“Has Reopened”

Sandollar Restaurant & Marina
Ranked #61 of 2,013 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Sandollar was originally built in 1954 by a gentleman who lived in Fort George Island. This small but capable restaurant was able to capitalize on the booming American shrimp market from Mayport across the river. The business thrived and created the tradition of serving fresh and local seafood at low costs. This was when Heckscher Drive still had bridges that were made of wood and moved with the tide. After a while, the area demanded a larger facility and in 1988, a new building was constructed by Dwayne Williams, who owned La Cruise Casino and Restaurant in Mayport. He kept the tradition of providing customers with fresh, quality seafood at a low price. Today, under that same direction from the original owner, we look forward to bringing back the same great seafood that The Sandollar brought in when it opened. We are proud to be serving our local community for over 15 years now and will continue to give back and assure our locals that the next decade will provide the same great service, incredible food, and innovation that we are known for.
Florida/North Carolina
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Has Reopened”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant had a fire but has now re-opened and it totally redone but still has the wonderful atmosphere. While waiting for your order you can look out across the water and watch dolphins having a wonderful time splashing around. The motor boats race up and down and the ferry crosses back and forth. We decided after our first visit this restaurant is on our redo list - as a matter of fact we went back the next week and took sister-in-law and her husband with us. First time I had the fish tacos and latest time the shrimp po boy. Both delicious. Hubby had the oysters and loved them. All four of us agree it is a definite deal with excellent food.

  • Visited December 2012
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Fernandina Beach Fl
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Reopened and even better”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Had lunch there yesterday which was their first day after the renovation caused by a fire. The place is better then ever . Food , service and prices were great.We both had mahi mahi; mine a sandwich and my wife a grilled entre. The fish was wonderful. This is a great place right on the water with facinating views of the traffic on the St Johns River.

  • Visited November 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
“GREAT ALL AROUND PLACE!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Wonderful food, amazing service, great enviroment. I was saddend when I heard there was a fire there! I hope they rebuild soon! I look forward to returning to the Sandollar Restaurant & Marina!

Visited July 2012
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Fernandina Beach Fl
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Presently closed due to kitchen Fire”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Look for the reopening as it is a terrific spot with a great view and resonably priced good food

Visited July 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A loss to the area”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

When the Sanddollar restaurant burned, it left Heckscher Drive with one less landmark restaurant. Chowder Ted's and Nicole's on the River are the two remaining eating spots. When and if the Sanddollar rebuilds, I hope it will develop a simple one page limited menu that will appeal to everyone. It needed a change!

  • Visited January 2012
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