When we traveled the entire city in order to rank the best brisket in Jacksonville I never would have guessed that we’d find the best brisket in Jax on a food truck. However, that’s just what happened. Berndt Ends food truck has barbeque that is positively to die for! From wonderful pulled pork to amazing brisket to mac n cheese you don’t want to miss they have it all. When people ask us where the best BBQ in Jax is located and we tell them it’s on a food truck we get reactions of surprise and sometimes frustration at the inability for them to go try the food right now. If a food truck is good enough that inability to try the truck’s food right now often changes as the truck eventually amasses the resources to open a brick and mortar location. That is exactly what Shaine Berndt of Berndt Ends has done.
Berndt Ends is officially on track to open a brick and mortar restaurant with their recently signed lease. They will be located in Mandarin on San Jose and Crown Pointe, a few doors down from Jumpin Jax House of Food. Berndt Ends has some work to do on the space before they open, but stay tuned and we’ll update you on their progress and opening.
We couldn’t be more excited for another celebrated food truck to open a restaurant. Berndt Ends is joining the ranks of Corner Taco, Blue Pacific, The Happy Grilled Cheese, and Catullo’s Italian as a food truck turned restaurant. The truck life is hard, but these truck teams have proven that passion and incessantly showing up is a recipe for success.
Congratulations to Shaine Berndt and the whole Berndt Ends team! We can’t wait to eat Jacksonville’s best brisket from your new restaurant.