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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
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 20:30
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank whdempsey3003
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 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 3 weeks ago

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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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 

Thank Sharon B
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Sherri C
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Cathy J
Blackey, KY
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank UKisn1
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, take it, you cannot go wrong on any item you order. Bring cash because he... More 

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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$6 - US$23
Barbecue, American, Seafood
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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?