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Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:02:56 AM »
Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants



Here’s a short list of Jacksonville’s "lesser known" restaurants that you should try.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jul-jacksonvilles-hole-in-the-wall-restaurants

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 04:20:37 AM »
I cannot believe Chopstick Charley's is a functioning establishment.  I have passed by fifty times and wondered what it would have been like to sleep at the Joe and eat at CC's.

I just...
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 07:16:49 AM »
Missed out on Karam's. That place is fantastic!!

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 08:02:43 AM »
Tommy's "breakfast in a cup" on Walnut Street (just half a block south of Three Layers) is the greatest hole-in-the-wall for breakfast.  Where else can you get a bologna omelet?  Furthermore, I would be amazed if you ever spent more than $5 and lived to tell about it -- a lot of food.

Funky hours though.  Closes everyday at 11:00am and I don't believe it is open on the weekends.

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 08:28:15 AM »
Oh, you've done it now.  Mark was interviewed by a local TV station, and he said, just don't tell people where we are.  We have all the business we need.  :-)

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 08:33:46 AM »
^LOL!  Anyway, Sheclown is dead on about Tommy's.  If you need a visual image of a hole in the wall, Tommy's is it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 09:26:47 AM »
It was only a matter of time before Pepe's had to raise their prices.  Felt like I was stealing when 4 of us got out of there for under $25.

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 09:35:26 AM »
Does Pizza Italian in 5 Points count?  Gus has been there for over 35 years and has barely raised his prices in all that time.  Don't think he has redecorated in all that time either.  $10 single order of lasagna feeds two people to bursting; huge salad, bread included.

Plain Jane Italian food, but good.
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 10:08:53 AM »
I think someone might have wanted to insert a different kind of story between this piece and the last feature.  As it is, the lead crawl shows a picture of an overstuffed sandwich referencing hole-in-the-wall restaurants right next to the picture of an overstuffed kid shoveling food into his mouth.  Kind of an unusual combination, don't ya think?
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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 11:19:18 AM »
Chomp Chomp without question has the best burger in this city. Everything on the menu is outstanding, but that burger is amazing.

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 11:53:18 AM »
I'm glad to see that Chomp Chomp is still in business.  I admittedly wasn't aware of their crazy hours and was able to stop by a few times during the week for lunch only to find them closed up.  I'd worried that my particular favorite hole-in-the-wall had become just a hole.

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 01:20:12 PM »
I think I might hit up that chopstick charley's joint since I see it's not abandoned like i always thought

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Re: Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 02:54:41 PM »
Does Pizza Italian in 5 Points count?  Gus has been there for over 35 years and has barely raised his prices in all that time.  Don't think he has redecorated in all that time either.  $10 single order of lasagna feeds two people to bursting; huge salad, bread included.

Plain Jane Italian food, but good.

$10? That must be their double-order cuz I've never paid more than $6.50 a regular serving, which still could feed 2 people given the amount of garlic bread you get. Gus' place is definitely an awesome 5 Points institution for sure though.

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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 05:14:13 PM »
Does Pizza Italian in 5 Points count?  Gus has been there for over 35 years and has barely raised his prices in all that time.  Don't think he has redecorated in all that time either.  $10 single order of lasagna feeds two people to bursting; huge salad, bread included.

Plain Jane Italian food, but good.

$10? That must be their double-order cuz I've never paid more than $6.50 a regular serving, which still could feed 2 people given the amount of garlic bread you get. Gus' place is definitely an awesome 5 Points institution for sure though.

We got drinks and left a tip too.  The lasagna is the size of a baby crib mattress.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 05:40:35 PM »
Oh, you've done it now.  Mark was interviewed by a local TV station, and he said, just don't tell people where we are.  We have all the business we need.  :-)

When was that interview Debbie Thompson? Do you remember what channel?
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