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JL Trent's Seafood and Grill

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4553 120th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-4014
+1 904-908-4202
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's a luncheon with friends, a family-affair, or something to take home, Trent without a doubt IS THE PLACE. Located just outside the Flight Line Gate at NAS Jacksonville, across the railroad track (1.5 inside I-295 on Roosevelt Blvd), and the long hours they're open, throw in there outstanding quality of seafood--what else is there? Even there Crab Cakes... More 

Thank Charles W
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a large group, and we were seated immediately. They had no problem with all separate checks, which was great. I loved my meal, and everyone else raved about theirs, too. Our server was quite a character, with some serious hand-drawn eyebrows! If you go, you'll know who I mean! She was great, and very attentive to us-... More 

Thank FlipMV
Salisbury, Maryland, United States
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't tell a book (or restaurant) by its cover. Looks dumpy but it is not when you get inside, rustic but pleasant. Food to die for, I had the shrimp fried and scallops broiled...incredible. Hush puppies are great and prices couldn't be better. Do yourself a favor and try it. Abby was our server...sweet, informative and efficient. Right across from... More 

Thank Lucille S
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local. Very primitive on the outside. Basic on The inside. People were very friendly. Good seafood for the price. Get the bang bang shrimp app.really good. My wife had the combo plate.shrimp scallops. 5℅ discount if you pay cash 5℅ discount retired military 10℅ active.

Thank SMS_Bob
Jacksonville, Florida
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Went on a Sunday night around 6. The place was about half full. Don't dress up as most people are wearing shorts and tees. Watched football on TV while country music played softly in the background. Ordered the usual twofer drinks and the Seafood Trio for both of us. Plenty of options on the trio and prepared as you want... More 

1 Thank David S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

don't let the exterior fool u, little off the beaten path but worth the stop. Great fried shrimp, best onion rings ever had! All things cut and batterfried to order, unusual these days with the ciscos and cheneys of the world peddling frozen foods. Good family spot.

Thank bs201342
Kings Bay, Georgia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Old school southern seafood place. Shrimp were excellent and fish portions were nice for the price. tartar sauce is a little runny but taste ok. coleslaw was fresh and outstanding. Prices are fair(lunch combos for wife and I came out to @$24. Service does seem a little rushed at times but food came out reasonably quick. I would go again.... More 

Thank TomVilma
Cary, North Carolina
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Friends took me here for lunch. The place is not big on "looks," but it is clean and orderly. It is off the main drag so it is easy to pass by. However, if you are a "Catfish Lover" bring your hook and appetite because this is the spot!!! I had lunch portion of catfish, grits w/cheese and collards--lions, and... More 

Thank All0ttatravel
Acworth, Georgia
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There is nothing fancy about this establishment; it's just casual dining at its best. The food and service were very good, but it does get crowded. We will return for dinner the next time we are in Jacksonville.

Thank ISC624
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is a find! The prices and the sea food are great! The shrimp are local, fresh and delicious. The restaurant is a Jacksonville institution, just off of highway 17 across of NAS Jax. Time stands still and for a brief moment you will experience "old Florida".

Thank Lori J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4553 120th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-4014
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-908-4202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?