Why remain indoors when you can enjoy some Vitamin D while dining al fresco? Florida has many restaurants that offer an oceanfront view, outdoor cafes with perfect shade and the perfect hidden patio for a romantic encounter. In Jacksonville, you can find many hidden patios with delicious food that will give you an excuse to make plans with your friends.
Switch the AC for some natural breezes in one of Jacksonville's best laidback restaurants with outdoor seating. Here are some patios to visit this summer while the sunshine lasts:
OP Fish House
Address: 636 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073
Hours: Daily from 10:30 am to 10 pm.
Why you need to go: This restaurant has a cozy patio to dine al fresco. The charming blue house features a beachy vibe and offers a delectable menu of fresh fish, oysters and other seafood items. The outdoor patio has picnic benches and umbrellas with the perfect shade.
The Bread and Board
Address: 1030 Oak St Jacksonville, FL 32204
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 am to 10 pm, Friday - Saturday 11 am to 10:30 pm and Sunday 10 am to 9 pm.
Why you need to go: This restaurant has one of the best outdoor atmosphere offering a combination of a casual sandwich shop and fine dining kitchen. This place is best-known for the sandwich boards which are served in the style of a charcuterie board with house-made bread rolls.
Clark's Fish Camp
Address: 12903 Hood Landing Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32258
Hours: Monday - Thursday 4:30 to 9 pm, Friday 4:30 to 10 pm, Saturday 11:30 to 10 pm and Sunday 11:30 to 9 pm.
Why you need to go: This family-owned restaurant is known forfeaturingthe largest taxidermy collection in North America. Also, they have a one-of-a-kind menu serving things like a whole smoke alligator.
Address: 10531 Brightman Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 12 am, Friday 9 am to 2 am, Saturday 8 am to 2 am and Sunday 8 am to 12 am.
Why you need to go: This premier entertainment destination offers outdoor dining with a view of the golf course. You can play golf while enjoying one of their mega burgers that is the size of your head.
The Sunset Tiki Bar
Address: The Sunset Tiki Bar, 3108 US-17, Fleming Island, FL 32003
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 5 pm to 10 pm and Saturday 5 pm to 11 pm.
Why you need to go: This bar is located inside Doctors Lake Marina and it features spectacular views of the sunset with tropical music. Sip a cold beer while enjoying the view at water's edge.
Mavi Waterfront Bar and Grill
Address: 2309 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250
Hours: Open daily at 11 am.
Why you need to go: This place has an incredible outdoor patio seating with live music and water views. The menu offers an incredible selection of the sea and land such as grouper, lamb chop and beer-battered fish and chips.
Address: 200 1st Street Neptune Beach, FL - 32266
Hours: Monday - Thursday 6:30 am to 9 pm, Friday - Saturday 6:30 to 10 pm and Sunday 6:30 to 9 pm.
Why you need to go: This cafe is dog-friendly and serves an outstanding brunch menu with delicious coffee. Besides coffee, guests can enjoy a glass of wine, a cheese board, and live music at the courtyard.