The Top 5 Restaurants with Views in Jacksonville

They say great dining experiences engage more than just your sense of taste. The way the scent of cookies baking will make your dessert that much more delightful, or how just the sizzling of bacon will make your mouth water.

And while the way your food looks is a huge part of the experience, so is the sight of your surroundings. Nothing makes fresh fish taste better than enjoying it while watching waves crash against the beach. A romantic dinner for two goes from a nice evening to something spectacular when you can watch the sun set over your meal.

Here are just 5 Jacksonville restaurants with great views:

1. Estrella Cocina

Situated on the 7th floor of the VyStar Credit Union in Downtown Jacksonville, this Baja coastal Mexican-style, specialty restaurant, bar & lounge offers scenic views of the skyline and St. Johns River.

2. Black Sheep Restaurant

With one of the only rooftop bars in town, Black Sheep is a great spot to sip on a handcrafted cocktail while overlooking historic Riverside, downtown Jacksonville and the St. Johns River. This modern American restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients to create tempting dishes like their Bar-B-Q Duck Sandwich and Wild Georgia Shrimp & Grits.

3. Singleton’s Seafood Shack

Sitting right on the water where the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River meet, Singleton’s Seafood Shack on A1A in Mayport is one of the best places to find local Jacksonville staple: Mayport shrimp. This place is a proper fish camp, so it has a somewhat gruff exterior, but the food and views are spectacular. Singleton’s has offered fish specialties for more than 40 years; you can even purchase fresh seafood or bring your big catch in off the boat and have them fried up! House favorites include Minorcan chowder, blackened sheepshead, fried gator tail and classic shrimp burgers.

4. Marker 32

Featured on Emeril’s Florida, Marker 32 is located on the water in Jacksonville’s Intracoastal Waterway. Everything on the menu is prepared daily, from scratch, by classically trained chefs. Diners can enjoy gorgeous waterfront views while feasting on succulent dishes like the rosemary grilled octopus and white bean salad.

5. Azurea at One Ocean

For upscale dining right by the Atlantic Ocean, Azurea is a must. As you walk through the artfully adorned entryway, you will feel as if you are stepping into the ocean itself. The elegantly appointed dining room fits perfectly with One Ocean Resort’s luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere. Hear the waves crash on the shore as you enjoy their inspired seasonal seafood dishes.

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