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Sandollar Restaurant & Marina

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2431
+1 904-251-2449
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“hush puppies” (37 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
“shrimp” (50 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2431
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate outside on the deck with a beautiful view of the St John River. The menu had a lot to choose from but we had our heart set on seafood so ordered the seafood platter for two. It was well worth it, and had the...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view alone would be worth it, but the food was really good too. Try to get a table on the deck or overlooking the river. Our food was excellent; good portions of grouper, scallops and shrimp. You can get most of their fish or...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did ever meet one of those kids that you know is a bully and should not be dealing with customers? I don’t know his name, but his the skinny one at the host stand. It was clear from the moment we got there with three...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have been 5 stars but hostess stand was incompetent with 3 people working it. Took us 20-25 minutes to get a table for 2 as we looked around and saw approximately 10 ready tables. Thankfully the food was very good. Had the Grouper Portofino...More

Thank geb7230
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was packed, special of the days on a chalk board. The service was great, the menu was large and a variety of foods from bar finger food to dinners. After looking at the menu, which I could have eaten a lot more, decided...More

Thank logo369
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful fried shrimp dinner at this restaurant. The shrimp was so fresh it must have just come off the boat. Also a great view.

Thank deepindixie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Sandollar Restaurant after an outing at Little Talbot Island State Park. We chose to sit on the patio for our meal. One in our group chose the Sandollar Sanwich, which was blackened redfish. The fish was excellent and the sandwich had leafy...More

Thank 679krism
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is normally one of our favorite seafood restaurants that we could always count on great food and service. Unfortunately our visit today was lacking in all categories and I would have given it a poor rating other then for past good times here. First...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location. We ate on the deck with a view of the water and the ferry. Food was good but a bit pricey for lunch. Dinner menu only on Sunday for lunch. Service was a bit slow but acceptable.

1  Thank Japruzze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stop , a little slow but bourbon salmon and mahi-mahi was definitely worth the wait. Close to Port Jax if your looking before boarding a cruise or after . Price reasonable.

1  Thank Leslie B
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Michael M
17 March 2018|
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Response from 679krism | Reviewed this property |
We did not experience any problems. A young gal delivered our food, was polite and we had a good lunch there.
Michael M
17 March 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
We did go to the stand, we only got a dead eye stare from the unbelievably rude teenager at the desk before he went back to his phone call. Stay away from this place.
Doug P
13 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-251-2449
  • E-mail
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.
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