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Your Guide to the Best Things to Do in Avondale | Bars, Restaurants, & Shops

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There’s no doubt that Avondale is one of our favorite places to visit on a beautiful day. From fan-favorite restaurants to authentic French bakeries and more, there’s always something fun to do. Because there’s a lot to consider when planning a trip, we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite things to do in Avondale for your next day trip into the neighborhood.

Bars and Restaurants in Avondale

📷 Restaurant Orsay

Restaurant Orsay offers guests expertly prepared dishes using traditional French techniques mixed with a bit of southern charm. The menu is a beautiful blend of the two cultures, allowing for the food, made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, to be the center of attention.

When we’re in the mood to travel the world, we always order the Scallop Crudo, a Paris-inspired smoked trout dish. If we’re feeling more American-traditional, the hamburger and lobster mac-n-cheese is the way to go.

Whether it’s brunch with the gals or a romantic date night, Restaurant Orsay should be at the top of your list! 

Tuesday–Wednesday | 4PM–10PM
Thursday–Friday | 4PM–12AM
Saturday | 11AM–12AM
Sunday | 11AM–10PM

📍3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205

📷 Blue Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Featuring a wide variety of fresh seafood and grass-fed steaks, Blue Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar quickly became a local favorite.

Patrons are welcomed to dive into their menu featuring crab cakes, oysters, shrimp, scallops, steak, and more! Blue Fish offers lunch, and dinner, providing plenty of surf and turf options to fill you up! Plus, they have a stunning outdoor patio fit for your next night out in Avondale! 

LUNCH
Monday–Friday | 11AM–3:30PM

DINNER
Sunday–Thursday | 4PM–10PM
Friday–Saturday | 4PM–11PM

📍3551 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

📷 MOJO no. 4, Urban BBQ & Whiskey Bar

Who’s ready to find their MOJO? With nothing but good vibes and barbecue, MOJO no. 4, Urban BBQ & Whiskey Bar is the place for southern-style barbecue in JAX.

We’re talking pulled pork, smoked brisket, collard greens, and more. Plus, the restaurant emphasizes southern charm by playing blues music and displaying local artists on the walls. A trip to MOJO no. 4 is definitely one of our favorite things to do in Avondale! 

Sunday–Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday–Saturday | 11AM–11PM

📍 3572 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

📷 Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar

Travel the globe at Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar on St. Johns Avenue! “Barrique is derived from the old world, French, Italian, and Spanish dialects meaning a small oak barrel used in making fine wines.”

This restaurant features a welcoming, friendly environment, rustic food, cured meats and cheese, and mini desserts just to name a few. Barrique Kitchen offers a selection of over 100 carefully curated, reasonably priced wines. They also have a fully stocked bar and food that is prepared to the same standards in which the wine is curated (aka high standards).

Definitely put Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar on your things to do in Avondale list. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday–Thursday | 3PM–8PM
Friday | 3PM–9PM
Saturday | 10AM–9PM
Sunday | 10AM–5PM

📍 3563 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

📷 Brick Restaurant

We can’t talk about things to do in Avondale without talking about this place. Brick Restaurant is a genuine neighborhood favorite. With signature dishes using regional inspirations, and delicious cocktails, this is truly a must-try place.

In addition to an adorable outdoor, covered patio, the interior features exposed brick walls and stained glass windows. Their menu is a take on American classics such as steak, seafood, burgers, and sandwiches. Some of our favorites include the Mahi Mahi sandwich, veggie burger, and the steak tacos!

Brick Restaurant also offers wine by the glass or by the bottle, draft and craft beer, as well as sparkling water!

Sunday | 10AM–9PM
Monday–Thursday | 11AM–10PM
Friday | 11aM–11PM
Saturday | 10AM–11PM

📍 3585 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

More Bars and Restaurants in Avondale

Shopping in Avondale

📷 Le Macaron French Pasteries

Le Macaron French Pasteries is definitely the most colorful shop in Avondale. Their true Fench macaron is made with high-quality, gluten-free ingredients and are only 80 calories! In addition to macarons, this bakery serves up gourmet chocolates, gelato, French pastries, and European-inspired beverages…to name a few. Oh, and btw, they also serve wine! 

📷 Sivada's Cupcakery

Sivada’s Cupcakery is Avondale’s gourmet bakery. Just when you thought cupcakes couldn’t get any better, Sivada’s comes in and works their magic. Their flavor profile is unlike any other–customers may choose from Creme Brulee, Tiramisu, Strawberry cheesecake, and more! Plus, they also offer flavors that rotate with the seasons. Currently, they have Vanilla Blueberry, Orange Dreamsicle, and even Pina Colada.

📷 Whit's Frozen Custard

Head over to Whit’s Frozen Custard for a sweet treat to finish your fabulous day in Avondale. Each of their ice creams are made in-house daily using fresh, high-quality ingredients. From cones to banana splits, root beer floats, and everything in between, Whit’s has something for everyone! PS, they also have specially crafted ice cream for your pup! 

📷 Frances Rivera

How about things to do in Avondale with your dog? Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is a pooch’s dream destination! Get your furry best friend groomed by high trained specialist…or do it yourself using their facilities and supplies. They also have the “ulti-mutt” retail store! Plus, all of their products are free from artificial ingredients! 

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Britta Moletz

Britta Moletz

Britta is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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