Ten Soul Food Restaurants in Jacksonville
In honor of Juneteenth, here are ten black owned authentic and locally operated soul food restaurants in Jacksonville. If you see a soul food establishment you'd recommend that is not listed, let us know!
Jazzy’s Restaurant and Lounge
901 King Street Riverside
Jazzy’s Restaurant and Lounge opened on Riverside’s King Street in early 2019. It is one of the few spots in town where you can find soul food being served with live jazz and blues music. Featuring live music on a regular basis, along with the Northside’s Celestia’s Coastal Cuisine, Jazzy’s was established by accomplished Chef Celestia Mobley. Popular dishes at Jazzy’s includes fried chicken, fried shrimp and low country boils.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Jazzys-Restaurant-and-Lounge-389937895072526/
Miller’s Produce Soul Food Kitchen
7303 Pearl Street Northside
Located in a former Skinner milk house in Northshore, five dollar soul food meals are Miller’s claim to fame which they make good on. While there are covered tables and benches outside, there’s no inside ordering or seating. Nevertheless, the menu is expansive and it’s hard to pass up a five dollar soul food meal that’s hot, fresh, and tasty.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Millers-Soulfood-Kitchen/
One Foxy Lady Cafe and Catering
1837 North Pearl Street Springfield
1 Foxy Lady Cafe was started by Shandon Benjamin-Fox in 2015, serving dishes inspired by meals prepared by her mother and grandmother in the warmth of their kitchen. Located in Springfield, the restaurant and catering company specializes in non-traditional southern comfort food. So if you’re looking for soul food and southern cuisine with a twist, a trip to 1 Foxy Lady is in order.
For more information: https://1foxyladycafe.com/
Shut Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant
6319 San Juan Avenue - Westside 6426 Bowden Road - Southside
Owned and operated by Richard and Cathy Jones, Shut Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant is known for its Southern fried chicken, smothered pork chops, ox tails, and Key Lime cake. Established in 2014, the Westside eatery recently opened a second location in the Southside at 6426 Bowden Road.
For more information: https://shutemdownasr.business.site/