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Prevatts in Middleburg, Fl, great food and atmosphere! You got to try it.
Matthew's Restaurant and Catering is the bomb!
Creekside Songwriters Showcase - Creeksidesongwriters.com where songwriters in the Jacksonville area meet once a month to share their original music. Creekside songwriters are absolutely the cream of the crop! Hosted by Bonnie and Clyde Duo at BonnieandClydeDuo.Com
Best Fish and Chips goes to Culhane's Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach, Florida! www.culhanesirishpub.com
BEST Dive Shop!
Atlantic PRO Divers are the number one dive shop and sell the best American Made Brands! They also offer NAUI scuba instruction the worlds oldest and most respected scuba agency. Their instructors are well trained and have decades of experience!
Island life grill !!!!
Klips and Giggles Children;s Hairsolon is the best place to get your childs hair cut. They keep them entertained and relaxed while they work their magic. They are AWESOME!!!!
Tommy's Brick Oven Pizza the only pizza in Jax
WOKV- Jeremy Ratliffe and crew do a great job keeping us up to date here in Jax!
Big City Tattoo! This is by far the best Tattoo Studio in Jacksonville! They do phenomenal work, the staff so friendly and fun, and the studio itself is kept at the best standards!
Big city tattoo on wells road, orange park florida
I want to add On The Fly Sandwiches and More and The Happy grilled Cheese truck for the best in everything. Best Truck, Best New restaurant, Best new trend,
Larry's Giant Subs on Baymeadows Road is by far amazing! Great customer service and friendly employees. My daughter chose this place for her big 10th birthday dinner, and on your birthday you will receive a free 8" sub of your choice. Our subs were hot, fresh, and super delicious!!! Will definitely be going back on a regular basis! <3
Terra Restaurant in Jacksonville Best food !!
I vote for Larry's Giant Subs on Baymeadows. Their "eat clean for life" motto is awesome. Also, they are legitimately gluten-free for those with celiac, like myself. For those that can enjoy their gluten, they have $1 beer specials that are off the chain. Delicious food for everyone and everything is as close to green as they can be!
The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library have the best bookstore and book sale in town!! Prices are great on an everyday basis and if you join the Friends, you get great deals all year long!! From children to adults, there's something for everyone. And in addition to books, there's also audio and video material. This bookstore is a fantastic place to shop!!!
Natural Body Day Spa
at the St Johns Towncenter
great place for spa treatments while you shop at the stores nearby!
Anita's Garden Shop
Love this place. Unique! Beautiful things! They are so pleasant to visit, always! Located in Avondale on St. John.
Don't miss Terra in Avondale if you want a good dining experience. Great food, great atmosphere. Excellent cuisine, awesome desserts!
This is Jacksonville's workout hot spot! It is fun, effective and always fresh! I love Dance Trance, all the members and I always look forward to getting my dance on. If you have not checked it out - you are missing out:)
Dance Trance is a def for best dance studio. It is a fitness revolution that started right here in Jacksonville, Florida and another reason we also voted it for Best Local Trend!
Jax truckies best facebook page
A Fu Kein Good Tattoo for sure!!!
and Tattoo Liz!!!!
Best Local Radio Show...My vote goes to "I'm Speaking Plainly" with the Best Local Talk Show Host going to "Bill Hay" the moderator. This is a great show on Talk Radio AM 600 on Saturday from 3-6pm. It is nice to have a conservative political show that doesn't try to ram it down your throat. Lots of fun listening to this show.
Bagel Love.. It is owned by a local couple who make the bagels fresh every day. Their orange juice and lemonade is made fresh squeezed right there, their bagel selection and menu selection is one of the best I have ever seen in a bagel shop. The owner personally came to our table to introduce herself, showed us how the orange juice was freshly made and gave us a sample cup of it. The restaurant is very clean and has a very cozy atmosphere. The staff is awesome! It is the only place I will go for bagels and is definitely a MUST try! #1 bagel shop in Jax!
A Fu Kein GoodTattoo. They are awesome. They do great work.
Atlantic Pro Divers at 314th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach is the #1 Dive Shop in Jacksonville. Highly experienced, very knowledge about every aspect of diving, carries everything you could possibly ever need for diving and spear fishing, Very safety minded, extremely friendly and helpful with all your needs.. This is a shop that puts the customer first.
Paddy's Pizza in Mandarin is awesome some of the best around and they have gluten free too
Bagel Love....the best bagels in Jax and surrounding area! Great Staff and service!
I vote for Prevatts in Middleburg, Fl. I discovered this gem when I first moved here, several months ago, after a friend told me they had karaoke on Wednesday nights! The food is wonderful. For appetizers, I recommend the boom-boom shrimp or corn-nuggets. :) All of their food is delicious...big burgers, quesadillas, hot-dogs, wraps, wings, chicken, sandwiches, world-famous, chef-inspired, white cheese dip with chips, etc. The staff is friendly. The setting is laid-back. It is a GREAT place to chill in the middle of a hard work-week. The owners are amazing! :) The K-jay's name is Tammy Geiger, who works with her husband, Roger and Tammy is affectionately known as Sweet-T! They are great K-Jays, always ready to play your favorite song. (Karaoke DJ) On Monday's, there is Texas hold'em and $6 pitchers of beer. When you are at Prevatts, you feel at home, only better because of the perks...the waitresses are amazing and friendly, the service is great, the food-excellent and the karaoke, AMAZING...check it out!! I'll be belting out some 38 Special and would "love" to see you there. Sincerely, Maria Smith, owner of Extreme Improvements, LLC, a local handyman business. P.S. here is the menu.....they have everyday lunch specials for under 8 dollars...it sure beats the same fast-food every day!! Cooked to order. :) http://www.prevatts.net/PDF/Menu_072213.pdf and www.prevatts.net
Greek Village for the Best Greek.
Taverna Yamas, is one of the best Mediterranean food around! Always Fresh, service is great...a great dinning experience. We went to their Hookah Lounge after dinner WOW. Always stop when we are in JAX NEVER ARE we disappointed.
Taverna Yamas and Yamas Hookah!!! Best Mediterranean! Best Martinis! Best Hookahs!
Best Limousine/Party Bus Service
hands down goes to The Short Bus Limo / JAX PARTY BUS! Great service every time! The party buses are awesome and their drivers are the best! Ryan and David are great! If you can't vote for them you should definitely get a group of friends together and give them a call.. It'll be a night you'll never forget! They even have a PINK Party Bus. www.JaxPartyBus.com
Drs. Mark A. Clayman and Loren Z Clayman's Plastic Surgery and Miracle Day Spa are the best in Jacksonville. The entire staff is very attentive and supportive and answesr all of your questions.
This is the absolute best workout that you can get. It's fun, so it doesn't even seem like you're working out! They play current music and the dances are always the same to each song, so it encourages you to come back to try to remember the routine. I've lost two sizes and gained muscle since I started and I'm still improving! It's a blast!
Atlantic Pro Divers is one of the best equipped and has the most safety minded and highly professional instructors that I have encountered in the Jacksonville area. They are number 1 .
A Fu Kein GoodTattoo They are awesome the owner Bruce opened his shop to my sister how has breast cancer for 3 days. All of his artists gave the money they made he took 3days no pay to help my sis we raised right at 6,000.00 bucks. My sis is a hard working woman just never has been able to afford insurance. So to All that took there time to support my sis and to Bruce and Liz thank you the are the best tattoo shop in town for sure!!!! To the artist Matt Moore, Mike Harrell, Jay, Josh.