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Southern Charm

3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
+1 904-517-3637
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Barbecue, American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Had the Friday lunch buffet ($15 includes drink and tax) Had hot fish (whiting in cornmeal breading) And hot shrimp With sides of collard greens, cheese grits and homemade cole slaw. As the fish or shrimp come out of the fryer the famous cook, Art,...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The owner and chef Art was a great. My co-worker and I stopped in for dinner and the place was empty. Art made all fresh food for us. Collared greens, shrimp, ribs, and cinnamon buns for dessert. The food was amazing and The price was...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I went here for first time over the weekend for their Saturday night buffet. All I can say is that it was the best food and dining experience I’ve had in recent memory. Chef Art truly cares about his craft and making...More

Thank YetiStuff
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This place is a must visit if you are looking for an amazing meal. Art makes everything fresh. I can promise you that you won't be disappointed. Just remember, CASH ONLY.

1  Thank elizandlauren
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Outstanding lunch! Very good greens, fried chicken and fried green tomatoes, so good my grandmother would be jealous. Don't miss any chance to eat here, if you let Chef Art know it is your first time, he will send you a special plate......

Thank michaelmcmillan
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great food! Fresh, tasty, delicious, endless servings! Fried green tomatoes, fresh shrimp, friend shrimp, whitening fish, grits, crab cakes... banana pudding!

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Can't speak for the rest of the week (my fault) but Friday is the day we go to Art's Southern Charm. Great fried shrimp, excellent fried whiting, great slaw, fried tomatos, macaroni salad, dessert, etc. Art is a charm. Nothing fancy, just great food.

Thank 847fredm
Reviewed 13 June 2017

great food, great chef, casual setting, all food is home-made and fresh great value, you will not leave hungry. fresh fish and local shrimp

Thank Simone K
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Make no mistake. This place is a dive. Look/feels kind of dirty...small plastic plates and tiny plastic utensils. The fried chicken is A+. Well worth the drive for the beach. Chef Art was out of town and I hope the shortcomings of the other offerings...More

1  Thank Barry M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I am almost reluctant to right this review as I would like to keep this place a secret as if it ever became well known it would be impossible to get in. In all of my travels, this is one of the best dive restaurants...More

1  Thank Alex P
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Questions & Answers
Gary H
23 November 2016|
Response from amdfla | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen chicken and rice but he does have chicken and dumplings on Wednesday. Art has some of the best Southern fried chicken and barbecue. If you are looking for best Southern Cracker cooking this is the place to... More
Leon C
16 November 2016|
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Response from CrackerCooking | Property representative |
It varies as a standard item on Friday nights but if you ask for it, we can make it to order!
30 October 2015|
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Response from CrackerCooking | Property representative |
Yes, please call (904) 517-3637 and you can make reservations over the phone. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571 (Formerly Checker Bar-b-que)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-517-3637
  • E-mail
Cash only. Its worth every penny. Friday and Saturday Evening, Reservations are required for the Dinner Extravaganza....its an experience you won't want to miss!
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