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Sandollar Restaurant & Marina

9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
+1 904-251-2449
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (53 reviews)
“shrimp” (48 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This afternoon (5/21/17) several of us went to the Sandollar. It has usually been a place with nice views of the river traffic and at least decent food. Five of us ordered different meals for lunch. None were good. Three of the meals were inedible....More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed the Sandollar Restaurant. The parking lot was full when we got there, but it only took a few minutes for a spot to become available. By the time we got to the front door, many more opened up. There was...More

Thank sschank
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in town on business and hotel recommended this restaurant for seafood. It was a beautiful Sunday evening but with the band playing outside we decided to take a table inside so that I would be able to converse with my wife (music wasn't too...More

Thank TomVZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

we asked what was a local catch and were very happy with our meals. Good value and good service. Liked sitting on the deck watching the boats going by

Thank smidjit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner w family on the patio over looking the water. They had live music to set the mood. The food was good and we could watch the ferry and the big ships go by. The service was good and we loved...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there alone for lunch. They had a special Cobi (sic) sandwich, which was excellent. The sandwich followed the crab bisque. I told the wait person that the soup made me cry..."When the bowl was empty". Highly recommend.

Thank wayne j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat. We ordered the cheese quesadilla (which was loaded with cheese yummy!),and fried scallops and coleslaw (which was also very good and fresh), food was served quick, hot and portions were large. Nice location with a large patio...More

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and hot, the service was outstanding we had a waiter named Damian who was very professional and keylime pie was the best I ever tasted

Thank hopper18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good fish tacos. Great oyster sandwich. Very fresh Wanted to order clam strips but waiter didn't know if they were fresh or frozen Indicated he didn't have any complaints I. E. Frozen

Thank old_mountie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of five was here on a Friday night about 6:30. Seated on the patio as requested. Quite breezy, but lovely. Nice music. Drinks were generous and priced reasonably. (Drink specials were only available in the bar) All the food was great, chicken wings,...More

Thank Baronet39
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Doug P
Is there docking if we come by boat?
13 May 2017|
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Response from R S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would call the restaurant to be sure.
how is service on Tuesday night?
19 October 2016|
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Response from MamaFu1028 | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there on a Tuesday night but every time we have been there it is always good.
Do you have a kids menu on Thursday night?
19 September 2016|
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Response from MamaFu1028 | Reviewed this property |
Im sure they do but probably not for AYCE crabs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-251-2449
The Sandollar was originally built in 1954 by a gentleman who lived in Fort George Island. This small but capable restaurant was able to capitalize on the booming American shrimp market from Mayport across the river. The business thrived and created the tradition of serving fresh and local seafood at low costs. This was when Heckscher Drive still had bridges that were made of wood and moved with the tide. After a while, the area demanded a larger facility and in 1988, a new building was constructed by Dwayne Williams, who owned La Cruise Casino and Restaurant in Mayport. He kept the tradition of providing customers with fresh, quality seafood at a low price.

Today, under that same direction from the original owner, we look forward to bringing back the same great seafood that The Sandollar brought in when it opened. We are proud to be serving our local community for over 15 years now and will continue to give back and assure our locals that the next decade will provide the same great service, incredible food, and innovation that we are known for.