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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2013, 01:02:24 PM »
So, who's tried one of these restaurants for the first time? Opinion? I most want to know about Chopstick Charley's.

Me too... I keep getting this picture in my head of four old chinese mafia type guys sitting at the corner table playing cards... and they all stop and stare as I walk in...  weird huh?
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2013, 01:05:47 PM »
No Lie: the Vietnamese restaurant attached to the Econolodge at University Blvd and I-95 (Cagle Road) serves the best bowl of Pho in town.  I don't think it even has a name.  Don't let that stop you!
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2013, 11:14:47 AM »
Great series, all! It's great having reviews of out of the way joints that most of us have never visited. Guy Fieri where are you???? Jax has some new offerings for Triple D.

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2013, 04:25:00 PM »
What about the Mexican place on the corner of Confederate Park on 1st?  Is that place any good?

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2013, 05:38:42 PM »
Taco lady at beach blvd flea market...good stuff and homemade sauces..caliente..

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2013, 05:48:36 PM »
Guy 'Fairy' can rot in hell.  Please no DDD in any of these places.

I haven't read the thread in a week or so, so some of these places may have been mentioned:

Viet - Pho Ha Noi - Blanding / 103rd
Cuban - El Mofongo - Timuquana / Wesconnet
Island - Caribbean Star - Blanding / Shirley
Central American - Puerta Plata - Blanding / Lakeshore
'Mexican' - El tienda de Mexicana - Lane / Lenox(?)
Sammiches - Amy's Cafe - 5 points, Chomp Chomp - Adams / Newnan(?)
Southern Seafood (i'e' fried) - Checkers BBQ (Fri. & Sat. only) - Old St. Aug Rd
BBQ - TCs - Lem Turner / Edgewood
Classic Southern - Arden's Cafe - St. Johns / Hamilton
Soul Food Fusion - Sunday's - Argyle Forest Blvd
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2013, 06:04:42 PM »
So, who's tried one of these restaurants for the first time? Opinion? I most want to know about Chopstick Charley's.

Me too... I keep getting this picture in my head of four old chinese mafia type guys sitting at the corner table playing cards... and they all stop and stare as I walk in...  weird huh?

There's definitely one guy that will stare at you...I feel confident that he is not in the Chinese Mafia. However, he will insist that you divide your left overs into more than one box so things don't get soggy.

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2013, 06:39:50 PM »
What about the Mexican place on the corner of Confederate Park on 1st?  Is that place any good?

I like it.  :) I am no expert on Mexican Fare but I have visited there several times and will go back again,
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2013, 10:19:33 PM »
Nile Ethiopian in the smaller strip mall at Toledo and Powers (east side).

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2013, 09:55:59 AM »
NRW,  will second the vote for El Mofongo.  One of the best Cuban sandwiches in town and roast chicken to die for.
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2013, 04:10:56 PM »
EL Mofongo is good and reasonable. Been there several times and would recommend to anyone.

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2013, 04:11:43 PM »
Nile Ethiopian in the smaller strip mall at Toledo and Powers (east side).

Thinking about trying this place this weekend. Any other info? How does it compare to Queen of Sheba? (Not defunct.)
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2013, 04:15:40 PM »
Pass on Chopstick Charlie's. For one their egg rolls are nothing but a pile of celery and a few shrimp. Won't return. Want good Chinese try the Golden Egg Roll on Lem Turner. Been going there for years. They pile on enough rice  and entrees to feed two with one dinner and they will ADD EXTRA MEAT FOR A DOLLAR. Can't go wrong.

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2013, 04:44:05 PM »
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Central American - Puerta Plata - Blanding / Lakeshore

Been on a big fried chicken kick lately (Simply Saras and Salty Fig are receiving high marks thus far, matter of fact I'll take Simply Saras over FYC's 'famous' fried chicken any day of the week). 

The chicarones are Puerta Plata are on point!

Ardens is another really good recommendation. 

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Thinking about trying this place this weekend. Any other info? How does it compare to Queen of Sheba? (Not defunct.)

The lady friend did an article on them that will be coming out in Folio's Bite by Bite issue.  She seemed to be a fan (I was eating fried chicken across town that day). 

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2013, 02:40:29 PM »
Jerry's Sports Grille on Atlantic near Hodges has the best breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays.
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