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Sandollar Restaurant & Marina

9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
+1 904-251-2449
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (39 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“shrimp” (51 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beer was hot and food was greasy. $100 later, we will not be going back soon. It is a shame as it is a great location with great scenery.

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the fish tacos...upgraded to blackened redfish on one order, and had fried shrimp in the other...both so yummy! Had sweet potato fries too, lots of food. Sat outside overlooking the river. Great lunch!

Thank eliholm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great All u can eat legs...GREAT SERVICE, always refilling before you can ask, GREAT views, with open air dining

Thank travelingdoc2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great, and the servers are the best. The grouper is fabulous, but my family goes nuts over the fried shrimp. We love to sit outside and watch the ships go by.

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with a group of people who had worked up an appetite after a day of hiking on trails close by ( Big Talbot Island, Little Talbot Island, Fort George, Kingsley Plantation). One time I had crab cakes and the other time I...More

Thank Dagmara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't order them unless you want them black and greasy. Best on the menu is the clam chowder but not worth the drive from southside.

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated very quickly. Our waitress was Stevie and she was very friendly. We both had the fried shrimp, Cole slaw & Fries. Nice view of the river, watched several big cargo / container ships, tugs and sailboats go by. If we're ever this...More

Thank Bismarck1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a whim while traveling home from Amelia Island. With no knowledge of this place or their menu, we figured it might be our last seafood meal for a while, so why not. It was seriously the best seafood we had eaten...More

Thank C0ldinChicag0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time here! Our server was great, even tolerated my hubby's antics! He's quite the jokester! It was relaxing to sit inside overlooking the outside seating area and the water! We could see military helicopters taking off and landing and watched the skilled...More

Thank Mummio2
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Some folks come here for the food and it is good but I come here for the view. You can sit on the deck here and watch the ships and boats pass within shouting distance. Overhead aircraft a various types come and go from the...More

Thank Kilo C
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Response from MamaFu1028 | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there on a Tuesday night but every time we have been there it is always good.
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Response from MamaFu1028 | Reviewed this property |
Im sure they do but probably not for AYCE crabs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-251-2449
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The Sandollar was originally built in 1954 by a gentleman who lived in Fort George Island. This small but capable restaurant was able to capitalize on the booming American shrimp market from Mayport across the river. The business thrived and created the tradition of serving fresh and local seafood at low costs. This was when Heckscher Drive still had bridges that were made of wood and moved with the tide. After a while, the area demanded a larger facility and in 1988, a new building was constructed by Dwayne Williams, who owned La Cruise Casino and Restaurant in Mayport. He kept the tradition of providing customers with fresh, quality seafood at a low price. Today, under that same direction from the original owner, we look forward to bringing back the same great seafood that The Sandollar brought in when it opened. We are proud to be serving our local community for over 15 years now and will continue to give back and assure our locals that the next decade will provide the same great service, incredible food, and innovation that we are known for.
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