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“Crazy fun Great Cracker style food”
Review of Southern Charm

Southern Charm
Ranked #38 of 2,057 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Cash only. Its worth every penny. Friday and Saturday Evening, Reservations are required for the Dinner Extravaganza....its an experience you won't want to miss!
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. Inside is a crazy good chef who can make just about anything...but sit back and enjoy the food plenty to eat and unlike the last review its fresh local seafood. ...she must be use to eating at the chain restaurants.

1  Thank 1hungrychef
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Expect fresh, low cost, person to person comfort food and it is a five star. Expect friendly attentive service, ditto. The interior is campy and funky. Next door is a granite yard; the restaurant floor is paved in broken granite. The buffet serving dishes are oversized cast iron skillets, great touch. Art is pure theatre. He recently lost 150 pounds, he claims, but it was not on his own food! It is called a rib place, but I did not like the ribs. The sauce is syrupy sweet. The crab cakes were overcooked, or something unappealing. But everything else - - - - especially the shrimp, right on!

For buffet night, reservations are a must. I noticed Art passing out food trays to homeless at the end of the evening; nothing is reused.

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Thank cantbackup
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

they just give you plenty I prefer quality over quantity, I want say no more just don't believe the over rated reviews . I want be returning.

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1  Thank janice s
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Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Love this place and the chef Art. country cracker cooking, always fresh and very friendly staff.
The greens are amazing!

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Thank tnatek
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I have been "following" Art the owner and Chef for 14 years. The experience is sort of hard to describe, its delicious, funny, a bit of theater and everyone is happy. He only uses local shrimp. Everything is made fresh and onsite. The Friday and Saturday night buffet is the highlight. Make a reservation, be there early enough to see the preparations and then just wait for the 7 p.m. bell. You will love it and him !!!

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1  Thank Halliebeach
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