The Newest Additions to the Jax Food Scene

It must be time to expand in Jax because recently we’ve had a bunch of new restaurants open recently and we’ve got quite a few coming very, very soon.  Here’s the rundown on who has opened and who to expect soon.


Just opened Friday March 25th Hobnob might be Jacksonville’s most high profile recent addition.  Hobnob is restaurateurs Ellen and Allan Cottrill’s newest project.  They like to say that Hobnob offers, “Global inspirations with local intentions.”  Trained by famed Chef Roy Yamaguchi and fresh off a stint with celebrity Chef Cat Cora, Hobnob’s executive chef offers a unique perspective on food that you won’t want to miss.

Hobnob - Salmon

Hobnob – Salmon

Timoti’s Seafood Shak

Amelia Island seafood favorite Timoti’s opened this past week in the 5 Points area of Riverside.  Timoti’s offers up wild caught seafood served fried, grilled, or blackened in a fast casual environment at an affordable price.  The best part – everything on the menu is $11.99 or less!

Safe Harbor Seafood

In February Safe Harbor Seafood opened its second location in Jacksonville Beach.  Safe Harbor is a great spot to grab fresh seafood.  We’ve recommended the Mayport location for years and with the restaurant group behind the fish camps and Marker 32 at the helm we have no doubt that Safe Harbor in Jax Beach will be just as awesome as the Mayport location.  The new location is right on the water and the view is incredible!

Saucy Kitchen, Regency

Long time Southside lunch favorite Saucy Kitchen breathed new life into the restaurant scene in the Regency area with its late February opening.  Diners can expect a large menu with huge portions at affordable prices.  We’ve been huge fans of Saucy Kitchen for quite some time and we’re confident you’ll be fans of their new location as well.

This Chick’s Kitchen

Opened in February, This Chick’s Kitchen fills the Jax Beach farm-to-table void left by the closing of 904 Restaurant.  Chef Rosaria Anderson’s new restaurant is designed to emulate the dining experiences she loved growing up in Europe.  Often her family would go out to eat and enjoy a meal in a chef’s home, with food that had been in the ground only days before.  Chef Rosaria has recreated this dining experience in her restaurant where dining out feels more like a visit with friends.

This Chick's Kitchen - Chicken and Waffles

This Chick’s Kitchen – Chicken and Waffles


Quite possibly the oldest ice cream shop in Jax and a perennial favorite, The Dreamette will open its newest location in Neptune Beach next the 7-Eleven in The Beaches Town Center.  Ownership is hopeful to open in the next two weeks.  They tell us sometime in April they’ll open for sure.

Flavor Palette

On Tuesday, March 29th Philadelphia raised Chef Tommy McDonough will open his international quick service sandwich shop Flavor Palette in Ponte Vedra Beach at 880 A1A N Suite 9.  Think gourmet sandwiches and burgers, salads and even some poutine fries.

Hawker’s Asian Street Fare, Neptune Beach

Quite possibly the hottest Asian restaurant in town, Hawker’s Asian Street Fare will bring its collection of Asian street eats to Neptune Beach late summer 2016.  Expect to see Hawker’s trademark industrial look in the interior of the restaurant and expanded alcohol options with a full liquor bar.

Maple Street Biscuit Company, Fleming Island

Maple Street Biscuit Company will soon be opening its 5th location in the Jacksonville area.  This time they’re headed out to Clay county to dive into one of the hottest areas for new restaurants.  No opening date or specific location has been announced.

Texas de Brazil

St. John’s Town Center dining options continue to expand with the addition of Texas de Brazil, quite possibly the largest Brazilian steakhouse chain in the country.  Texas de Brazil will be Jacksonville’s third Brazilian steakhouse.  If the size of their restaurants in Orlando and Miami are any indication, it will by far be Jacksonville’s largest Brazilian steakhouse.  Construction should begin this summer, with the restaurant opening in Spring 2017.

Hobnob - Creamy Ricotta Fritters

Hobnob – Creamy Ricotta Fritters

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