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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2016, 01:32:26 AM »
No love for Hala Cafe? I'd rate that above E Street or Beach Road Chicken Dinners (though I appreciate that those restaurants are more "iconic" or whatever).

Hala definitely could be a candidate for the list. They fit the criteria and I think it's one of those places long time Jax residents would know.

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2016, 11:24:18 AM »
I thought Beach Road had closed within the last few months?

You probably saw them on a Monday (the day that they are closed).

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2016, 11:25:37 AM »
I would never take someone to three layers for a local jax experience. At least, not for coffee. Maybe for wine and a cigar in the garden, and to show off the rabbit.

Bugsy the bunny has shuffled off this mortal coil, sadly  :'(

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2016, 12:27:56 PM »
I would never take someone to three layers for a local jax experience. At least, not for coffee. Maybe for wine and a cigar in the garden, and to show off the rabbit.

Bugsy the bunny has shuffled off this mortal coil, sadly  :'(

So, there's no real reason to go to three layers anymore.   :-\




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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2016, 12:33:36 PM »
How about the Northside? Lot's of hole in the walls that have been around for a while in the various neighborhoods that are well known with locals.
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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2016, 12:36:32 PM »
How about the Northside? Lot's of hole in the walls that have been around for a while in the various neighborhoods that are well known with locals.

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2016, 01:32:24 PM »
Pine Grove should make the list.

The Cat; Whitey's and Clark's are pretty fun experiences.  I love taking the boat down to whitey's and hanging out and listening to music for a while.

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2016, 01:33:59 PM »
I also don't get the E-street hype, but they are a jacksonville institution.  People love them and they've been around forever.  Their happy hour prices are pretty good, but otherwise they aren't that special.  I'm surprised the Park Street location does well considering all of the better beer options nearby.

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Metro Diner opened in 1992
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2016, 02:17:20 PM »
Metro Diner did not exist in 1938.  The building was a Drug Store and had a soda fountain.  Metro diner came into existence in 1992.

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2016, 01:36:45 AM »


Edited to add: I really didn't mean to do an all "Shack" list. Those are just the ones that came to mind.

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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2016, 11:31:23 AM »
Beach Road has gone down hill considerably over the past 10 years or so.  Metro Diner is really nothing special, I seriously don't get why anyone goes there over like the Fox or Biscotti's or, hell, even Ihop. 

You really can't tell the difference between ihop and metro diner? Might want to see a doctor about those taste buds!
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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2016, 03:33:31 PM »
Yeah, ihop may better than metro diner. I'm pretty sure Metro cooks their eggs with a low grade baby oil. Slimy and lifeless, their eggs are akin to the coughed up phlegm of a midwesterner.


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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2016, 03:45:32 PM »
Yeah, ihop may better than metro diner. I'm pretty sure Metro cooks their eggs with a low grade baby oil. Slimy and lifeless, their eggs are akin to the coughed up phlegm of a midwesterner.

I literally don't know what you mean.  Phlegmy, Midwestern Lifestyle?
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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2016, 03:52:54 PM »
You know, corn.

But also, plain and mundane. So, Metro Diner's eggs are as slimy and lifeless as is the phlegm belonging to someone from the mid-west.

No offense to mid-westerners. I'm just playing on the betty crocker-ness of the region.

I can make these jokes, I was born and lived in MI for my first ten years. Without a doubt the best people in Jax come from Michigan, even when I don't count myself in this analysis of Jacksonville residents.


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Re: Truly Local Jacksonville Restaurants
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2016, 03:55:55 PM »
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