The largest city in Florida, Jacksonville’s culinary scene is on the rise. Much like Jacksonville itself, it could be said that the culinary culture in this city has been underrated and largely undiscovered for some time.
But as travelers look to vacation options other than Miami and Palm Beach, cities like Jacksonville are welcoming more visitors, more events, and of course, a sophisticated culinary culture. Discover a wealth of exciting places to eat and things to try that – luckily – don’t have to break the bank.
During your next visit, try out some of the city’s delicious and sought-after budget eats – you’ll be happy you did!
Arguably the best Mexican restaurant in all of Jacksonville, Si Senor Fresh Mex offers quality, diverse, and completely authentic Mexican food for your enjoyment. Sample signature tacos, their beloved pico de gallo, chimichangas, fajitas, and so much more.
Jacksonville’s oldest deli, it’s no surprise that Whiteway Delicatessen has long been a local favorite. Perfect for breakfast or lunch, customers often leave Whiteway feeling like family. Enjoy classic (or even custom) sandwiches, tabouli salad, vegetarian options, and much more.
Every city has its go-to Vietnamese joint, and in Jacksonville, that place is A Little Bit of Saigon. Best known for their pho, locals agree that this hole-in-the-wall restaurant is the best in the city for cheap, authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Serving up fresh and quality Mediterranean cuisine, Karams is best known for menu staples like chicken shawarma, spinach and meat pies, hummus, fattoush, and other Mediterranean goodies.
As always, we firmly believe that a top eats list is never complete without at least one pizza restaurant. And in Jacksonville, you’ll love the traditional Italian-style offerings at a great price available at Carmines Pie House. Enjoy gorgonzola salads, New York-style thin crust pizza, fried calzones, and much more.
After you’ve filled up on all the culinary goodness the city has to offer, enjoy a budget-friendly stay at one of our extended stay properties in Jacksonville.
For more ideas on what to do and where to eat in Jacksonville, check out the Area Guide tabs on the pages linked above.