Eat & Drink in Downtown

The city’s core has over 90 restaurants to choose from, anything from food trucks, to casual eateries, to upscale bistros with eclectic menus

While visiting Downtown be sure to enjoy a great meal at Bellwether, Super Food & Brew, Indochine, Burrito Gallery, Cowford Chophouse, Morton's The Steakhouse, Bread & Board or Bread & Burger; or grab a whisky sour at The Volstead. Here are some of the best bites.

  • Bellwether - This casual yet sophisticated restaurant will offer an eclectic mix of timeless fare for lunch and dinner. Featuring outdoor dining, a full bar and private dining options. Don't miss the Korean Broccoli, it is a crowd favorite!
  • Cowford Chophouse - Jacksonville’s Cowford Chophouse brings luxury and great views to downtown. The steakhouse has a rooftop bar with craft cocktails and a plush interior. If you’re looking to splurge, check out their Wagyu filet—you won’t be disappointed. Don't miss the rooftop for spectacular views.
  • De Real Ting Café - Downtown, you can experience the ultimate Caribbean experience at Da Real Ting Café. They serve authentic Jamaican food. At night, you can experience live music when bands and DJs take over the back room. When you check it out, try the Jamaican patty lunch—a fan favorite!
  • Happy Grilled Cheese - Three words: Gourmet. Grilled. Cheese. Come to the food truck turned Jacksonville staple and pick out your unique and one-of-a-kind cheesy goodness.
  • James Weldon Johnson (formerly Hemming) Park- The Park features food trucks and live entertainment Monday-Friday.
  • Indochine - Voted Folio Magazine’s “Best Thai Restaurant” 3 years in a row, Indochine is the place to go for anyone who loves Thai food, wants to try Thai food, or just likes food at all. Their crab Rangoon is the must-try here, with real lump crab and curried cream cheese. This is not your average Rangoon.
  • Juliette's Bistro - Located in the Jacksonville River City Downtown Hotel, Juliette’s Bistro has been serving up delicious First Coast cuisine for 27 years. The BBQ buttered shrimp combines some of the best Jacksonville and Juliette’s has to offer with local fresh shrimp cooked with Duke’s Brown Ale from local Bold City Brewing.
  • Jumpin' Jax House of Food - Located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, Jumpin' Jax House of Food is one of the newest restaurants to open in the area. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu from the pizzas to burgers and salads and wraps. This is a local and memorable dining experience you won't forget.
  • Bread & Board - Offering unique gourmet sandwiches and sandwich boards, entrees, fresh salads and soups, located on the Vystar campus in the heart of Downtown. Looking for a burger? Try Bread & Burger for a variety of mouthwatering burgers, fries and milkshakes in the Vystar breezeway.
  • On the Fly Sandwiches & Stuff - At On The Fly, a local food truck, the sandwiches are definitely worth a try, but the stuff is where it’s at. Sweet potato planks, topped with melted bleu cheese, pulled pork and their special On The Fly Sauce – that’s some really great “stuff.”
  • Sweet Pete's - Sweet Pete’s makes over 10,000 pounds of caramel a year, and for good reason. People can’t get enough of the sweet stuff. Made right here in Jacksonville, Sweet Pete’s caramels are a true Only in Jax treat! Be sure to try the signature sea salt caramels.
  • Fizzies & Fare - Located inside Sweet Pete's, Fizzies & Fare offers light bites, over-the-top milkshakes, champagne cocktails, hundreds of sodas and more in a bubbly, whimsical space.