We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chowder Ted's

5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
+1 904-714-6900
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (97 reviews)
“conch fritters” (17 reviews)
“onion rings” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (187)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great chowder, worth a detour. Still going strong, good as ever. Recently changed hands with Ted retiring. Was worried about a drop off but fears unfounded. Seafood signature Chowder good as ever, half bowl enough to temporarily satisfy craving for this secret concoction. Grilled blackened...More

Thank michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could drive right by and never know it. Signage is lacking and after meal left in the dark literally. No outside lights at all. Besides that, the food and service was fantastic. Had the conch fritter and 1/2 pot of clam chowder as appetizer and...More

Thank geb7230
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great fresh, specials are a highlight. The pot of stew is very good a little light on seafood by rich in flavor. Service good luck!! I rank high for food

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

great food in casual atmosphere. Cash only. beer and wine available. the chowder I had was incredible! highly recommend. near a bridge, easy to miss the entrance to parking lot.

Thank HMBoston
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Bring cash, and leave all your credit cards at home! One of the best-kept secrets in North Florida! We love this place and go as often as possible!

Thank Frontier S
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Bring cash as they do not accept cards. No frills non pretentious place for friends, as you must be if you are here. The fish is fresh the chowder is Manhattan based and good. I have had fresh snapper when it was the special and...More

1  Thank Randy W
Reviewed 17 December 2017

All other reviews say basically the same thing. Small, busy, cash only, great tasting food. The menu is small. We had the chowder, blackened Mahi salad, and pimento cheese. Waitress was busy handling all tables, but was nice. Beer and wine served only.

Thank Deb and Mike S
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is one of the friendliest restaurants around and the seafood is always amazing. Started off with our favorite Blue Moon with the biggest slice of orange; then shared a half pot of Ted's famous chowder - he makes 7 gallons a day! My...More

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This was our third time at Chowder Ted's. The seafood and chowder are consistently excellent. Ted has specials of fresh, locally caught fish. Check the board when you go in. I've had the Mahi Mahi sandwich twice. Outstanding both times! The chowder is terrific, like...More

Thank sjharbour1
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Bottom line, lunch for three with tip $77. We got chowder, fish sandwiches, crab cake and tea. This is on the water but there is no place in or out that you have a way to see it. Very pleasant waitress. Maybe 8 tables and...More

Thank P H
Nearby HotelsSee all 134 hotels in Jacksonville
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville - Blount Island
299 reviews
3.27 km away
WoodSpring Suites Jacksonville I-295 East
35 reviews
7.40 km away
Candlewood Suites East Merril Road
88 reviews
7.74 km away
Courtyard Jacksonville I-295/East Beltway
233 reviews
8.79 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sashimi Fusion Japanese Cuisine
28 reviews
6.79 km away
Pat Thai Restaurant
16 reviews
5.07 km away
Matt's Italia
23 reviews
6.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Caroline National Memorial
241 reviews
4.91 km away
Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve
91 reviews
4.91 km away
Theodore Roosevelt Area
37 reviews
6.97 km away
Ed Austin Regional Park
28 reviews
6.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from BARBARA M | Reviewed this property |
No outside seating unless you eat in your car
29 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Carole E | Property representative |
Tuesdays thru Thursdays 11-7 Friday 11-8 Saturday 1-8 Closed Sundays and Mondays... And holidays. Chowder Ted's will also occasionally take long weekends. Facebook is the best place to see open and close... They announce... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5215 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-3051
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-714-6900
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing