Avondale has been well known for its historic shopping and dining districts. Avondale’s sophisticated charm and oak-lined avenues cater to the upscale shopper with a covey of specialty boutiques, fine galleries and gourmet eateries like The Brick, Biscottis, Orsay and others.
A staple of the Avondale / Riverside dining district is a small bistro style restaurant and bar specializing in eclectic American cuisine infused with Southern charm, craft cocktails and some of the best desserts Jacksonville has to offer. Offering casual comfort, innovative cuisine (try the fabulous Sunday brunch), and with a personality all its own, the Avondale eatery has expanded to accommodate its citywide clientele. Walk through the door and you’re face-to-face with their dessert case filled with decadent cakes, luscious pies, tempting tarts, and of course their signature biscotti.
Restaurant Hours: Monday-Thursday: 1030am-10pm
Saturday: 8am-midnight, and Sunday 8am-9pm
Happy hour is served everyday 4pm-630pm
Located on Park Street, this authentic French American Bistro welcomes hungry customers. This restaurant has two dining rooms with personality. The front décor has white table cloths with elegant chandeliers and the back of the restaurant has an industrial, modern look. This gives their guests dining options for the kind of dining experience they are looking for. A visit to Orsay will be a culinary experience you will not forget! Happy Hours: Half priced cocktails & half priced appetizers and small bites, 7 days a week – 4pm to 7pm, Saturdays – 11am to 7pm, Nightcap (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) – 10pm til midnight
Restaurant Hours: Monday-Wedesnday: 4pm-10pm
The Fox Restaurant is a local favorite, serving up traditional American diner cuisine. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast and lunch until close.
Restaurant Hours: 7am-2:30pm
“Mojo” comes from the Blues, denoting a good luck feeling or vibe, and when it is paired with barbecue, a divergent atmosphere erupts. In Avondale, you can expect to hear great blues music, sit under local art, and visit with members of the MOJOs family, all the while enjoying a plate full of meats smoked in-house and homemade sides. The MOJOs goal was to be able to offer an array of regional barbecue styles in one place and with their own personal touches; they’ve been able to do just that! From North Carolina to Texas, you can find anything you like at MOJOs.
Restaurant Hours: Sunday-Tuesday: 11am-10pm
In Avondale, mellow mushroom is one popular spot where people can enjoy some good beer and pizza. They are the originators of the classic southern & unique flavor crust; a true original. Mellow Mushroom’s menu showcases natural flavors and the freshest of ingredients in a creative menu assortment of pizzas, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizers and vegetarian and vegan options. Gluten free crust and a kids menu are also available. Mellow Mushroom is more than just awesome pizza and craft beer; it is a state of mind.
Restaurant hours: Monday-Friday: 11am-2am
Blue Fish Restaurant
Serving a wide array of the freshest seafood available and great steaks, The Blue Fish is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner! Happy Hour EVERY DAY from 3 – 6:30 pm at our downstairs bar. Blue Fish has a great bar menu… Have lunch or dinner in our courtyard. Enjoy our oyster bar, and join us for a delicious brunch on Sundays! Blue Fish has a large dining room, and upstairs dining suitable for banquets, parties, and receptions. The Blue Fish also has a wonderful outdoor courtyard that is perfect for outdoor events and weddings. In addition, there are 2 private dining room choices. Depending on your needs, Blue Fish restaurant looks forward to hosting your next event.
Restaurant Hours: Monday-Thursday: 11am-330pm, 4-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-330pm, 4-11pm
Sunday: 1030am-230pm, 4-10pm
As one of Jacksonville’s top Middle Eastern Bistros, the Casbah Café offers a casual and quaint atmosphere with customary Mediterranean cuisine. Traditional Middle Eastern belly dancing is a common sight at the Casbah Cafe, along with a lively crowd and hookahs being passed around among friends. The wide variety of local and imported artisanal wines and beer help round out a singular nightlife experience spent at the Casbah. The Casbah Café offers the rich flavors and vibrant traditions of the Middle East right in the heart of Jacksonville.
Open Daily from 11am – 2am.
Located in Historic Avondale, Brick Restaurant features eclectic selections with regional inspiration. It is a neighborhood favorite with signature dishes embracing a modern take on American Cuisine.
Restaurant Hours: Monday thru Thursday: 11am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm