6. The Pig Bar-B-Q - 1955
in 1955, E.S. Murdock opened up The Pig Bar-B-Q in Riverview on Lem Turner Road. The original restaurant focused on serving only the best BBQ. During the early 1960s, Marvin Roseberry, a friend of Murdock who owned a shrimp boat at the time, inspired a selection of seafood for the menu. This established The Pig as the first restaurant in Jax to concentrate on seafood in addition to classic southern barbecue selections.
The Pig Bar-B-Q is a currently in its 4th generation of family running the business and now has 5 locations throughout Jacksonville. Aside from serving up some delicious food for the community, the company and family has also been involved in companies and charities such as The Shriners, Teen Challenge International, and the Jacksonville Regional/Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, check out: http://www.thepigbarbq.com/