Love this place and the chef Art. country cracker cooking, always fresh and very friendly staff. The greens are amazing!
I have been "following" Art the owner and Chef for 14 years. The experience is sort of hard to describe, its delicious, funny, a bit of theater and everyone is happy. He only uses local shrimp. Everything is made fresh and onsite. The Friday and Saturday night buffet is the highlight. Make a reservation, be there early enough to see... More
I took my mother to this place last week. From the minute you cross the threshold, you enter a strange new world of "All You Can Eat Cracker Cooking." It is a small place and looks like a dump from the 1950s. However, my white glove determined it was clean. It is run by a flamboyant chef named Art. He... More
You serve your own sides buffet style, so you get all you want! Then when you sit down, they bring you a heaping plate of fried fish and shrimp, all for a great low price. I am not usually a fan of fried fish, but this is definitely some of the best I have ever had. It was fresh, hot,... More
We went tonight and we really enjoyed it. You line up for the buffet after Art rings the bell which is pretty cool. One word of warning pace yourself. After we went though the line and sat down they bought us a plate of fried shrimp. Then after we were eating Art brought around a pan of blackened shrimp. We... More
I found Art's Checker BBQ on-line thinking it was a down home BBQ shack. And it is, but its much more than that. Mainly, its seafood and down home cooking like the old days when quality really meant something! For example, how about old style greens, ribs, fried green tomatoes, fried shrimp by the bucket loads, old style cole slaw... More
First time visiting checker's. They have all you can eat fish fry buffet on friday. Didnt know that. The fish was good but the cheddar grits were even better. Wish we good order from the whole menu instead of just participating in the fish fry buffet. Will have to try it again and order some BBQ.
We love this food so much, we asked Art to cater my daughter's wedding. People still rave about the food. Art is kind, generous to a fault and a master chef. During the Superbowl in Jacksonville, Art's was the only restaurant recommended by the New York Times. Don't let the outside fool you..that's part of the charm.
WE enjoyed the all you can eat Friday Shrimp buffet. This place has the best shrimp, southern food, great service in all of Florida. The restaurant is a little weathered inside and out, nothing fancy. Get pass all that and enjoy some of the best southern food you'll ever eat. Art (chef) interacts with his customer in such a way--you... More
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