11 new restaurants coming to the Beaches

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Looking for a new spot to eat at the beaches in 2017? If so, you're in luck. Here's eleven new places preparing to open at the beaches to fill your stomach and satisfy your thirst.

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP from Moderncities.com

1. Al's Craft Pizza
240 3rd St Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Al's Pizza has been a mainstay in the local pizzeria scene since 1988. With an Atlantic Beach location in operation for 25 years, the local chain is in the process of making big changes at the beaches.  The pizza restaurant plans to relocate to 240 Third Street in Neptune Beach and reopen as Al's Craft Pizza Company. Anticipating a March 2017 opening, the new restaurant will include a wood-fired oven and place more of an emphasis on craft beer and craft pizza, with flour and tomatoes imported from Italy. In addition, The restaurant will seat 70 inside and 50 outside.

2. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
4180 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

(Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar)

Plans are underway for a new Buffalo Wild Wings location in Jacksonville Beach.  Also called B-Dubs and known for its chicken wings and sauces, the Minneapolis-based American casual dining and sports bar chain had grown to 1,175 locations since its founding in Columbus, OH in 1982.  The planned Jacksonville Beach restaurant will be a new 6,192-square-foot building constructed as an outparcel at the South Beach Regional Shopping Center.  The restaurant, which would be adjacent to Staples, will be the chain's fourth Jacksonville area location.

For more information: http://www.buffalowildwings.com/

3. Coop 303 Southern Bistro and Spirits
303 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Currently, the Atlantic Beach location of Al's Pizza, 303 Atlantic Boulevard will be transformed into Coop 303 Southern Bistro and Spirits by the end of 2017 or early 2018. A concept being planned by Al's Pizza owner Al Mansur, Coop 303 Southern Bistro and Spirits will combine a modern take and local ingredients with Southern cuisine. Working with executive chef Josh Agan, potential dishes being served at Coop 303 include chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits.

4. Hawker's Asian Street Fare
241 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Hawker's, a popular Orlando-based Asian fusion restaurant serving street-inspired gourmet dishes, plans to open its second Jacksonville area location in Neptune Beach at 241 Atlantic Boulevard. Tailored to the Beaches environment, this bar-centric location will include an Asian-themed craft cocktail menu and 50 microbrew selections. Currently, their location in Riverside's Five Points, only serves beer and wine. The Atlantic Beach location will become the popular eatery's fourth location in Florida. However, at least six more locations could be coming over the next 24 months.

(Hawker's Asian Street Fare)

For more information: http://eathawkers.com/menu/

5. JaxSpice Indian Restaurant & Bar
311 3rd St N #104, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Recently opened JaxSpice bills itself as Jacksonville Beach's first Indian restaurant. Located in the former World of Beer space at 311 Third Street N #104, the restaurant specializes in authentic India cuisine in an upscale modern setting.  Exposing guests to exotic Indian culture, traditions, and flavors, the restaurant also features a full bar larger than any Indian restaurant in town with more than 100 wines.

(JaxSpice Indian Restaurant & Bar)

For more information: http://jaxspice.com/

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Article by Ennis Davis, AICP.  Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com