The Southside area offers shopping, riverfront outdoors activities and historical sites.

The mostly residential areas of the Southside are brimming with history and nature and boast some of the most stunning river views in Jacksonville.

The Southside has blossomed into a bustling business center. The St. Johns Town Center - a 1.1 million-square-foot, open-air lifestyle center offering innovative new retail, residential, hotel, and dining choices for Jacksonville shoppers is one of the highlights of the area. Just around the corner, the Tinseltown area is hopping with a movie theater, restaurants, specialty shops, and thriving nightlife. The area is also home to the large yet elegant Avenues Mall.

Best Bites

  • Culhane's Irish Pub - An upbeat Irish pub in Tinsletown, you’ll go for the drinks, but you’ll keep coming back to Culhane’s Irish Pub for this stew.
  • The French Pantry - One of, if not the, most popular lunch spots in Jacksonville. This cozy little pantry has a menu that changes daily, but whatever the offering of the day is – you know it will be fresh, made from scratch and absolutely delicious. The bruschetta is the most popular among locals. They have several options to try. Also, be sure to enjoy a slice of cake, their wedding cake is one to remember.
  • Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails - The entire menu at Moxie’s is delicious, but before you indulge in a decadent dish you must try their PBR-Battered Cheddar Cheese Curds with spicy ranch dip. Need we say more? Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is the perfect place to grab a bite after working up an appetite shopping all day at the St. John’s Town Center.

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