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The French Pantry

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
French, American
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews lunch bruschetta bread sandwiches french dip shrimp po boy panini cake roast beef fries worth the wait be prepared to wait in line line out the door strawberry sauce limited hours take home the bang bang shrimp
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Small, humble and quaint setting. Get there early because the line is out the door. Delicious food and desserts, you won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sonia S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you're new to town, visiting, or live in Jacksonville, the French Pantry is a must have! My favorites are the French dip and a slice of wedding cake. Always exceptional, they never disappoint!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sergio O
Reviewed 19 June 2018

As other reviewers suggest, get there early. Line forms outside before they open. (Testimony to good food). Menu posted on chalk boards to see as you wait in line. Order at counter. You will then be seated (communal style). Your selections will brought to your...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank djnm3579
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

It was a cold and nasty day in Jacksonville, by chance I drove by the French Pantry and it was open. The bread are so delicious, truly amazing, the pastries are too. Don't forget the soups or the sandwiches! It's all a bit overwhelming. If...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Diana B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Relaxed, casual atmosphere. Be prepared for a little wait, but it moves quickly. Desserts are amazing.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Get there early because the line gets long quick but it is worth the wait! Seating is communal style & makes it fun to meet people. Sandwiches are amazing!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Shannon Z
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Everything I've tried on the menu has been fantastic. The salad, the sandwiches, the dessert, or just bread and butter is wonderful. I would suggest it to anyone as an ideal place to eat!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank samantha W
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Tucked across town off Powers Avenue in a largely industrial area is the French Pantry established in 1995. Many people drive right by it on their first visit. This rather small restaurant in a nondescript building consistently turns out some of the freshest , most...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tdsurfs54
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is the best place in town for lunch! The line may look intimidating but it’s totally worth the wait. Everything is absolutely delicious and never disappoints. I always go for the bruschetta - large portion of salad and 5 pieces of bruschetta bread with...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SusanCarolinee
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. Hard to find and not much to look at from the outside but the food and desserts are wonderful and I’m never disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LynnleO_13
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10 August 2018|
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Response from WorldTravelLover99 | Reviewed this property |
The breads are not gluten free. They do have gluten free entrees....
1 June 2017|
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Response from BethL723 | Reviewed this property |
No not that I know of.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Stonend | Reviewed this property |
You can't make reservations. But, they do accommodate large groups, if you call ahead and tell them how many are planned. I've been to a couple Meetups there where they made accommodations.
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