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Chowder Ted's

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5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
13:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 13:00 - 20:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Everything I had was good. It is a very small place. The service was very good also. They have some killer fried shrimp. If I remember correctly it is cash only. I could be wrong.

1 Thank M D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped by this place and were very happy. we ordered the chowder and the grilled shrimp we sat at the bar and had excellent service the prices were very good and the staff was happy

1 Thank bellacraftella .
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Don't let the appearance chase you off. I sat at the counter, ordered my chowder which was served in a pot that you cook with, kinda cool. I ordered the special which was blackened tuna salad, wow, delicious! Nearly the best tuna I've had. The place is nothing to look at but its a fun experience, and the food is... More 

Thank straightshooter2015
South Jordan, Utah
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Good service, friendly cook, interesting choices. The food was good, glad we ate there once, don't think we'd return. Little things, only a couple of crackers for the smoked fish dip, very little sauce with my blackened fish sandwich. The flavors were good though.

Thank Mary J
Cypress, Texas
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Every time we're in the area we eat there. We even make day trips to Jacksonville from St. Augustine just so we can eats at Ted's. My wife and daughter like the seafood and I really like the Swamp Burger. Everything is high quality and delicious.

Thank Mike R
Ashburn, Virginia
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Based on Trip Advisor, it was rated one of the best in Jacksonville. Granted, I'm an out of towner but trust reviews on trip advisor so decided to go here for dinner. I never had dinner...it was JANUARY, and still they had no tables. Could be a sign a really good place, but guessing more it's a REALLY small place... More 

5 Thank NoFranchisesAloud
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Blackened Tuna Special on a Kaiser Roll, Conch Fritters, and an ice cold Blue Moon!!!! I would say more but this place gets packed already.

Thank Ron K
Jacksonville, Florida
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200 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Very friendly place with seemingly many regulars who all recognized the owners by name. We sat at the bar since the small place was filled with lunch seekers. Both the 1/2 pot chowder (seafood, although it was hard too find any) was quite tasty and the special mahi sandwich was well prepared with very fresh lettuce and tomato. They have... More 

Thank r0ckinn
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I heard good things about this family owned establishment and I was exciting to try them out. We are neighbors of course just a mile from each other. I went one night to pick up their famous fish sandwich, I explained to the young waitress (daughter) that I did not want coleslaw on one of the fish sandwiches. She placed... More 

8 Thank Tammy B
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Florida all my life and have eaten a lot of fish and seafood but I truly think this is the best fish I've ever had! The blackened snapper sandwich and fried shrimp are awesome! I love the roughness of the place and the people are awesome. It's like you're with family!!! Great place!!!

Thank Beth V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-714-6900

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Amelia Island, Florida
Boynton Beach, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?