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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Go Kart Track
“Who doesn't like indoor go-carts?! Great to appropriately aged guests, of course. Perfect for families and groups. Or the single traveler who just wants to have fun solo!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Only open for lunch Mon-Friday from about 11-2 ish. Get there early because there is usually a line outside. It looks kind of like a warehouse outside. Seating is family style. The baked goods are out of this world fresh and amazing. Desserts are so good!! I always order some type of Bruschetta and my favorite dessert is the Blueberry Farmers Tart. They bring fresh bread with olive oil to the table. You will need a nap after this meal! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Brazilian steak houses have popped up around Jacksonville, but Terra Gaucha remains my personal favorite. If you have never experienced a Brazilian steak house, check this place out. You will not be disappointed. For price and value the best time to go is lunch any day Monday through Friday. The price is about half what you will pay on evenings and weekends.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“One of the best pizzas in town. Very lively and great service. You can also play trivia on Monday nights with friends”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Any store you can imagine on an outdoor mall. Great to spend the day shopping and dining”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Wonderful place for the young kiddos, 6 yrs and under. Entertainment for hours.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great sandwiches and soups. Exotic and large beer selection. Vegan options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Go get some exercise or blow off some energy. A trampoline park that's fun for everyone.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“The closest movie theater. This isn't your '80's movie theater. Plush reclining seats and state of the art sound are highlights of this theater. The theater serves beer and wine in addition to the normal theater fare. Most of the screens have reserved seating.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We've never been disappointed at the Corner BIstro and Wine Bar. They are also a piano bar after a certain hour.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Micro brew with great food. If you get lucky, they'll be serving their scrumptious beer cheese soup!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“Good American food with a lot of TV's located throughout the restaurant. This location can get a fairly lively crowd depending on the day of the week. The outside patio is an excellent place to watch live sporting events. Two great bars: one inside and one on the patio.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“The dancing scene here is pretty good, it gets a little crowded and obviously smells like cigars, but it is just across the street.”
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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“If you like wine, oysters, and steak - then you will love this place. If you like Classy Happy Hours, then we can't recommend this place highly enough. $1 oysters and half price burgers, which we ask to be wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun and they do it without a fuss!! If you have a work party to coordinate than we HIGHLY recommend you reserve the "Glass Room". It's private and you get your own server while being in a really cool setting. Go see for yourself!”
  • 1 local recommends