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Southern Charm

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3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571 (Formerly Checker Bar-b-que)
+1 904-517-3637
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11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 20:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For years this establishment was called Checkers BBQ. There is not much to this establishment the building has seen better days. But what sets this aside from the other restaurants is they don't have an Art Jennerete. As you walk in you will see Art in he's multi colared chiefs hat and constant bantering with he's much loved and pampered... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the reviews,booked a reservation for 6:30 on Saturday evening for the seafood menu. Told is we could bring a bottle of wine. We walked in and people had coolers of beer and extremely intoxicated and very loud. The waiter handed us wine glasses still wet, apologizing he had to handwash them real quick, not sterilized, we asked for to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

It all starts with Art. He is so very dedicated to his customers and his desire to bring home cooking to a city that is run over with chain restaurants that serve prefabricated food that has no soul. He totally succeeds. It has been said by so many other guests, he is a total master of ''fry cooking"- be it... More 

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Thank whdempsey3003
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fried chicken, fried okra, rice, beans, cole slaw, mac n cheese, greens, bbq ribs and banana pudding. Scrumptious, home made, fresh. Just like grandmas.

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Thank Vickie E
Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is typical southern cracker style cooking. Lunch includes buffet style and menus ordering. Shrimp is excellent and size is wonderful large. Have eaten here from many years ( formerly "Checkers" ). If you want local style cooking this is a good choice.

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Thank Wjcopper
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Loved, the seafood, loved how it was served, a true Jem. Ate way to much, need cash, does not take cards.

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Thank Debbie F
Greenville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was visiting in Jacksonville with friends. There are a group of friends that get together once a month and go out to lunch. All are retired or semi-retired. We went to Southern Charm for lunch that day. OMG what fantastic food and Art is so funny plus he just kept bringing food and more food. Love this place. If... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Looks like a whole in the wall, but well worth the trip. Old-fashioned ribs & fixings and killer fried green tomatoes, southern fish & shrimp. I can't wait to go back and try more.😄 You'll surely enjoy it!

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Thank Sherri C
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is one of those certified southern gems. A hole in the wall that serves the best Cracker cooking. We love just turning up for lunch and being surprised. Nothing fancy but deep down good.

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Blackey, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The best deal in the city! Unlimited shrimp and fish on the day we visited. Staff was friendly, especially Art. Had cole slaw, grits, collard greens, and banana pudding. All were fantastic. Had water with my friends have sweet tea. Price was a bargain. Can not go by the look of the eatery..it is A+++++..intimate place to have a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Barbecue, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?