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Southern Charm

) #38 of 1,620 Restaurants in Jacksonville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Barbecue, American, Seafood
3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
+1 904-517-3637
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Barbecue, American, Seafood
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3566 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5571
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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.

Thank VickieTravelz
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.

Thank Wjcopper
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.

Thank Debbie F
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...More

Thank Sharon B
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!

Thank Sherri C
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.

Thank Cathy J
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...More

Thank UKisn1
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Chef Art does not allow anyone to leave hungry! You will not find better down home cooking in North Florida! Highly recommend the Friday all you can eat fried fish and shrimp buffet. The country style- homemade sides are outstanding!

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Art is a true southern gentleman. He certainly knows how to keep a promise. His greens he prepared for me for my company luncheon were a tad late but well worth the wait. Not one green leftover! If you get a chance to stop here,...More

1  Thank Bret F
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place looks like a hole in the wall. The food is out of this world and chef Art is a hoot. You do need reservations for friday and saturday nights otherwise walk in. He will make you feel welcome and part of the family....More

1  Thank michaelhV2081MB
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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!
Cynthia B
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, Cash Only, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
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
  • 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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