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Discover Southern Fare Reimagined at Jacksonville's Best Lunch Destinations

Lunch in Jacksonville is more than a meal, it’s an opportunity to break out of the busy day’s routine and recharge your batteries. What better way to get your mind off of the stressors of the daily grind than at one of the “River City’s” tastiest lunch-time retreats?

Jacksonville’s Southern roots inspire local regional fare in more ways than one. At The French Pantry guests line up around the building for their chance to dine on farm fresh creations like daily sandwiches specials, their famous Bruschetta, and decadent pastries. If your lunch break finds you downtown check out Olio for “lunch done differently”. You’ll discover elevated classics like the Duck Grilled Cheese and Deep Dish Quiche while sipping on fresh ginger ale in their loft style digs.

The classic burger joint gets a facelift at M Shack, the Bold City’s homegrown gourmet burger spot. Taste all natural hormone free beef prepared fresh daily into creations like Medurable, and the Cross-fit burger. If your taste buds seek something more delicate nibble on tasty bite-sized sandwiches, and desserts at Ashes Boutique and Tea Garden in an intimate setting ideal for your next mid-day escape.

Whether it’s elevated classics, cafe favorites or eclectic combinations you crave, this list will lead you to what you seek. Experience the taste of Jacksonville’s finest foodie destinations at a lunch-time price point that won’t break the bank.

Jax Beach


When you walk into a lunch spot and one whiff takes you back to grandmas kitchen, you know you've landed in a great place. At Sun Deli, farm fresh ingredients come together with the finest Boar's Head Brand deli meat to produce the "Best Subs...  Read More

Atlantic Beach


M Shack reinvents the diner with their stylish motif and foodie friendly menu. Serving up burgers, shakes, and more in their signature style M Shack is a collaboration of fine dining restaurateurs Matthew and David Medure. Known for their...  Read More

Jax Beach


Put a little spice in your lunch break at local favorite Taco Lu. Known for their flavorful street fare style tacos and a bountiful selection of tequila, Taco Lu is a colorful destination for any time of day. Diners enjoy the eclectic decor...  Read More



At Biscottis' lunch goers indulge in an inventive menu full of well crafted American and European classics with a charming Southern twist. Enjoy the casually sophisticated bistro setting while dining on signature salads complete with made from...  Read More



Taste the finest in Pan-Asian street fare in the convenience of one location at Hawkers Asian Street Fare. Situated in the trendy Five-Points business center, Hawkers is conveniently located in the midst of shopping and entertainment....  Read More

Jacksonville Beach Area


Escape on your lunch hour for an intimate tea time at Ashes Boutique and Tea Garden. Tucked away in Jacksonville Beach near quaint antique shops, and charming boutiques, the tea room at Ashes is a popular hideaway. Enjoy tasty bite sized...  Read More



Enjoy an eclectic menu featuring seasonal creations sourced from the finest local purveyors at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails. Tempting taste buds with their coast to coast inspiration, the menu pairs fan favorites like the reimagined Chicken +...  Read More



If you are looking for a downtown lunch destination, Olio is a must visit. This loft style restaurant serves an upscale menu in a trendy atmosphere. Elevated favorites like the Deep Dish Quiche and Duck Grilled Cheese impress lunch goers with...  Read More



Enjoy fine dining in a sophisticated setting with great value at Eleven South Bistro and Bar. Known for their intimate ambiance and date night draw, Eleven South boasts a lunch menu that's just as popular. Standard favorites supply the menu and...  Read More



One of Jacksonville's most sought after lunch spots is also one of it's most humble. The French Pantry is a cozy little nook located off the beaten path in a more industrial corner of Jacksonville's corporate sector. The menu changes daily with...  Read More


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