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331 1st Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
+1 904-241-2005
11:00 - 14:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was shocked when I first opened the doors to this cozy place, but I was hoping for some fried clams but it was not on the VERY limited menu. I was also hoping for some DECENT plates and silverware. The lobster rolls were decent and were a little bit over priced. Overall, I will not be returned to Chef... More 

Thank Jerry W
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

Sorry Jerry you could not get your clams. I haven't served them in over a year and a half. It was that long since you last came to A La Carte? My Lobster Roll is priced very fairly at $19.95 with cape cod potato chips. They are served in nice red and white boat boxes just like you would get... More 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

They have served good New England seafood, shipped in fresh from the Northeast. They have changed their menu not serving fried clams due to the cost. Now they are specializing on Maine lobster rolls.

Thank yanks1bucs
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

First of all to everyone. I am a great Chef of 25 years. My ex husband walked out and didn't want to cook anymore or work. He only did the fried items in the shop and I did 90% of all the cooking for A La Carte. Little did you know I just made him look good. I really don't... More 

Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Their lobster roll is definitely the closest thing I can find to New England cuisine in the Southeast. Absolutely delicious! It is a little expensive for a lunch, but it is worth it. It is very close to public beach access with indoor and outdoor seating. Make sure to check out their take-home meals that can be heated up in... More 

Thank Kelly S
Saint Augustine, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

My husband & I recently visited for lunch. They used to be closed on Wednesday but have new hours. My only disappointment was a small menu change which removed clam strips from the menu. They do have other choices. I grew up in Cape Cod so I enjoyed the Lobstah Roll ( Lobster Roll for southerners!) My husband had the... More 

Thank MJmglS
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

Oh I am so glad you felt comfortable in my cozy cottage. You mentioned that we were expensive but we are the lease expensive in town for real Maine lobster rolls and it's all Maine lobster without any filler, $18.95 and the clam chowder 8 oz cup $4.95 and the Lobster Bisque $6.25 and the crab cake sandwich is all... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

I went there last year just for the lobster roll, which shouldn't be so hard to find here, but sadly, is. I don't know what I was thinking not asking what kind it was ahead of time. I'd been drooling about a hot lobster roll simply done in butter on a toasty roll, so when this cold mayo based roll... More 

Thank hungarikee
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

Hi there I am the owner\chef and first I want to thank you. For coming in and trying us out. We ship our Maine lobster in from up north via FedEx,so you can understand the cost factor shipping in real Maine lobster for our Maine lobster rolls. We don't use Florida lobster for our rolls. Everyone has their own way... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I love this place. It is a little "quirky" but the food is awesome. The lobster roll is my favorite.

Thank WorldTravelLover99
Seekonk, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Owner short order cook rude, yelled at us because we completed about the bad fish sandwich was dry and tasted old. Told us to leave and not come back. Would not give us something different unless we paid for it. No wonder everyone was complaining. No fried clams because chef retired, maybe I'd quit if she was as bad to... More 

3 Thank Victor F
chefjen46, Owner at A La Carte, responded to this review

I am so tired of telling people we no longer serving and fried items on our menu. We stopped serving all fried clams, haddock, shrimp, French fries. Please everyone get over it. Do not come to La Carte if you think you will get them. It's all explained on our Bio on trip advisor. This person who is complaining WAS... More 

Naples, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

They should just close since she ran off Chef Roger as she is not a Chef or even a decent cook, she is a shoemaker at best.

2 Thank Jeanspencer2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

In terms of taste, the lobster roll was delicious! However, I can only give 4 stars because I was disappointed in the size of it. In comparison to a lobster roll that you'd get in Cape Cod or Maine, it was quite small for the price. With that said, I do understand that those places up north probably get their... More 

1 Thank Greg J
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

I discovered this quaint restaurant by a friend's recommendation. I ordered the Lobster bisque and Lobster roll... Absolutely found deliciousness here.

Thank Michelle T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
American, Soups, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 1st Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-241-2005
Quaint New England style cottage serving the Award Winning New England Clam Chowder, Maine Lobster Chicken Salad sandwich, Southern Shrimp Salad sandwich, Jumbo Grilled Hot dog, and some days specials such as: Lump Crab cake sandwich Now offering the facility for private luncheons and Chef Jennifer will design a custom Menu for you.

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