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Sandollar Restaurant & Marina

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9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun spot with both indoor and outdoor seating. Too cold for us to be outside but we will come and enjoy the outdoor ambiance by the marina/sea next time. Location is really what this place is all about.

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Yulee, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to sit on the patio and have a drink, meal, and watch the ferry go by as well as many cargo ships and even an occasional cruise ship! The food and service are always excellent! They often have buffets which are outstanding! I even own a few of their t-shirts! I can't wait until they get their docks... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here after a ride over on the ferry. Friendly greeter and nice waitress. We chose outdoor seating and so glad we did. We watched the ferry and tugs go by. My husband ordered the redfish sandwich and I ordered the cashew grouper. We had broccoli and sweet potato fries. Both were excellent. Will definitely go back when we... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great and scenic location, so if the weather is nice insist on waiting for an outdoor table. The inside is very dated and the chairs looked like something from the 1970's. Speaking of waiting they are very popular so go early if you do t plan to wait. The parking lot is also very tight. Although... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not pleased with the portion of grouper my wife received. I ordered the choice of 2 and received 2 nice pieces of fish for the same price as my wife's one small piece of grouper. When we questioned the portions we were told it was by weight! My wife's one piece should have been twice the size of... More 

Thank Kenneth F
Orlando, Florida
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187 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting the north side of the St Johns River (Heckscher drive), on your way to Talbot Island, Amelia Island or Fernandina, you will find Heckscher drive ...void of any restaurants. So when you near the ferry crossing you will be pleasantly surprised at this "food oasis" . The Sandollar has great seating (inside and outside) that gives a visitor... More 

Thank Marc W
Tallahassee, Florida
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311 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished touring Kingsley Plantation/Fort Caroline, and were hungry. The Sandollar appeared like an oasis. We thought for sure we would have to drive further into "civilization" to find lunch. We were greeted with a smile and seated quickly. The view was great. Our orders were taken promptly and served without delay. We had the salad with chicken strips... More 

Thank grrprr
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to the Sand Dollar. We split the fish tacos & Caesar salad. Perfect for two people. The fish tacos are to die for. The salad was very flavorful. Price us very reasonable. Will definitely cone back.

Thank burnettfamily2
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500 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection and some very healthy options had the steamed veggies and they where excellent the tuna sandwich was great too

Thank uli1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While driving around, exploring the area south of Fernandina Beach, we passed Sandollar Restaurant and Marina. The charm of the restaurant's facade and location by A1A caused everyone in the car to remark, "That looks like a good place to eat!". We U-turned and entered their parking lot. The lot was 50% full on a Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 PM.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-251-2449
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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