South­ern Hos­pi­tal­ity

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Like any good South­ern host, Jack­sonville’s dozens of lo­cally owned restau­rants in­vite vis­i­tors and lo­cals to linger over freshly cooked meals packed with lo­cal fla­vors. In the heart of the his­toric San Marco neigh­bor­hood is Mat

thew’s, run by Chef Matthew Me­dure who blends Mid­dle East­ern, Asian, Mediter­ranean and Deep South in­flu­ences. Splurge on the six-course menu with wine pair­ings. Over at

Moxie Kitchen+Cock­tails, get your South­ern fix with dishes like seared day-boat scal­lops served with three-cheese grits or chicken and waf­fles with pep­per jelly. In the hip River­side,

Black Sheep calls to the South­ern soul with lo­cal May­port shrimp and grits or chicken and dumplings.

Lo­cally owned bistros

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