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Sandollar Restaurant & Marina

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2431
+1 904-251-2449
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (70 reviews)
“shrimp” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2431
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 1:45 and was told there would be a 45 minute wait to sit outside. We chose to sit at the bar instead of waiting. We sat down at the bar, with at least 4 tables that were vacant. At no time in...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood buffet on Wednesday night! Ate outside on the deck and had a wonderful evening! The price is unbeatable and the food is amazing! Cheese grits and fried shrimp were two of my favorites!

Thank Kelly Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dish was a hamburger with cooked onions, peppers and mushrooms, ( hold the Jalapeno peppers). With it you get a side, I got a side salad with homemade blue cheese. My pals got fried shrimp with slaw. All of us were very pleased especially...More

Thank rrossjr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family has passed by this place a gazillion times over many years. My parents have moved to the area and gushed about it...I finally (on a recent visit) asked to go. Loved it. We went on a semi-overcast day. Lots of boat traffic (ferry,...More

Thank GatorMo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wednesday night seafood buffet $23.00, add $10.00 for unlimited crab legs. They line up at the door. The least the restaurant could do is be ready— they were not. Treating customers this way not a great plan. Guess they get away with it. Think I...More

Thank Denny B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant on our trip to Little Talbot island State Park. I was a little skeptical, because it's not often we go into a restaurant not knowing anything about it, but we definitely were surprised! The decor is much...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by on the way to Omni Resorts. What a nice surprise. Nice location right on the water by the Marina. Weather permitting great outdoor seating.

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I were on an overnight road trip and stopped here for a late lunch. The food is phenomenal. I had seafood Alfredo-awesome! Mussels and crab cakes are delicious. Leona took excellent care if us provided some much needed guidance when choosing from...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

After a few hours of Kayaking up the road, we stopped in for a beer and a bite. We were not expecting much, but we loved it all. The bisque was the best $5 cup we ever had. The fish were all cooked perfect and...More

Thank trevdeb111
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem. If your looking for delicious fresh seafood go here. We had the crab stuffed mushrooms, crab stuffed shrimp, gumbo and crab cakes. Everything was top shelf! Next time I’m in Jacksonville area I will make sure to go here again....More

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Michael M
16 March 2018|
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Response from 679krism | Reviewed this property |
We did not experience any problems. A young gal delivered our food, was polite and we had a good lunch there.
Michael M
16 March 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
We did go to the stand, we only got a dead eye stare from the unbelievably rude teenager at the desk before he went back to his phone call. Stay away from this place.
Doug P
13 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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 32226-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-251-2449
  • E-mail
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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