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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bakery
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“2.2 mi. - Daily specials for lunch & dinner provide excellent upscale dining opportunities to complement standard menu of pizzas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Good wine list, large bar, with a bit of an artsy vibe. Best dessert case in town - ask the server for the tour of the dessert case.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$
“Friendly & cheap. You may need to wait to be seated. Only open for breakfast. 1 mile walk from house. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“Greta Pizza and other kinds of food. They have live music on the weekends. Great sports bar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bookshop
“The perfect place to spend a whole afternoon. Greatest choice of books. We always find something!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“2.2 mi.- Great selection of standard American fare, from fish tacos to mango Ahi tuna salad, to grilled salmon, burgers, sandwiches and other entrees. Nice bar area. Excellent weekend brunch spot. Live music some nights.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
$$
“2.1 mi. - tasty Middle Eastern food with indoor & courtyard seating, cozy ambiance, small bar. We like the chicken & lamb skewers, kibbeh, and other specialties. Live music some nights, especially weekends.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“2.1 mi. - Smoky BBQ in the Shoppes of Avondale. Our favorite is the burnt ends with collard greens. Good banana pudding. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great seafood restaurant. Happy hour upstairs is great. They also have a courtyard in the back. Making reservations is recommended.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Riverside/AvEclectic, bohemian, historic and hip, those are a few words often used to describe this Jacksonville District. Voted as one of the country’s Top 10 Great Neighborhoods, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, the Riverside/Avondale district has a unique mix of history, culture, charm and modern design. Located just a few blocks from the St. Johns River, the district’s “Five Points” area is a bohemian neighborhood with funky coffee shops, outdoor cafés, great local dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, antique stores and more. The Shoppes of Avondale, another highlight of this district, has an eclectic mix of locally owned restaurants, clothing boutiques and Spanish-moss-covered, oak-lined streets. Beautiful historic homes and grand city parks are the norm in Riverside/Avondale. Enjoy a self-guided tour or join a guided bike tour of the most architecturally significant structures in the area.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A collection of boutiques, shops, and restaurants...the Shoppes are so fun to just stroll and window shop or pick up unique Avondale items.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, in a new location that's much easier to find then their last one!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“On some Sundays, they have free yoga. There is a sign at the park with more details. Swingsets and jungle gyms for the kids. Walk to the Shoppes of Avondale to eat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Diner
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“1.7 mi.- A local favor that has expanded due to television fame. Excellent chicken & waffles, crab Benedict, specialty pancakes, as well as many other breakfast and lunch options.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Your new favorite dive bar. They also serve great burgers. They are family friendly and have covered outdoor seating. Walking distance. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The sushi and sashimi selection is quite good here, along with the teriyaki and other grilled options. They carry a wide variety of cooked sushi rolls for those who are leery of raw fish.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“2.2 mi. - Daily specials for lunch & dinner provide excellent upscale dining opportunities to complement standard menu of pizzas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Good wine list, large bar, with a bit of an artsy vibe. Best dessert case in town - ask the server for the tour of the dessert case.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Friendly & cheap. You may need to wait to be seated. Only open for breakfast. 1 mile walk from house. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“Greta Pizza and other kinds of food. They have live music on the weekends. Great sports bar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“2.2 mi.- Great selection of standard American fare, from fish tacos to mango Ahi tuna salad, to grilled salmon, burgers, sandwiches and other entrees. Nice bar area. Excellent weekend brunch spot. Live music some nights.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
“2.1 mi. - tasty Middle Eastern food with indoor & courtyard seating, cozy ambiance, small bar. We like the chicken & lamb skewers, kibbeh, and other specialties. Live music some nights, especially weekends.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“2.1 mi. - Smoky BBQ in the Shoppes of Avondale. Our favorite is the burnt ends with collard greens. Good banana pudding. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great seafood restaurant. Happy hour upstairs is great. They also have a courtyard in the back. Making reservations is recommended.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, in a new location that's much easier to find then their last one!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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