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Sandollar Restaurant & Marina

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
+1 904-251-2449
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“shrimp” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
9716 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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1 - 10 of 415 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is right on the river. Food is good, it can be over price if you dont pay attention what you are ordering. The view outside is the st john river. The taco fish was excellent. Mahi mahi entree was good. Atmosphere is lay...More

Thank Ivette R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday 4 of us decided to give Sandollar one more chance under the new mgmt. So glad we did!! We each ordered something different, every meal was delicious & plentiful. Our waiter was welcoming, attentive & friendly. The prices are in line with other area...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Told my husband that I was hungry for crab legs and/or peal and eat shrimp so he googled restaurants in Jacksonville that had a water view. This restaurant came up so we decided to go. Sat on the patio. Wasn't super warm outside but was...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Sandollar is waterfront in Jacksonville, across from Mayport. You can watch the ferry, shrimp boats, and large container ships come and go while you eat local fish and seafood prepared in a variety of ways. The blackened redfish sandwich is quite good. Large restaurant...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Well we had a giant seafood platter that was more than enough for two. Everything tasted like it was just caught that day. Top that off with a couple margaritas and a few shots and it’s a great day. Add in some live music as...More

Thank johnnyvegas22
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Your choice of dining on the water outside or inside. Nice view of the river and ships sailing by. Known for their seafood, i had the wings and green beans. Very nice indeed. Worth the trip out to the water to at least eat there...More

Thank ltthorpe
Reviewed 14 October 2017

First time at this restaurant, was very impressed at the quality and pricing. Service was good as well.

Thank DancinBear1
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We read the mixed reviews but the menu and location looked good so we tried it out. It was a disappointment. The service was awful and the food was mediocre to good. When we arrived we waited less that 10 minutes for an outside table....More

Thank B33tl3
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Thank goodness this restaurant did not suffer any damage from Hurricane Irma other than to its roadside sign. The restaurant, including the outside riverfront patio area, is fully operational and as good as ever. We started with a glass of wine and an odder of...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This restaurant had been recommend by family who had been there last year and we stopped since we were hiking on Talbot Island. Nice view of the busy river as you are right next to the Mayport Ferry terminal so there is always action on...More

Thank Cruising2by2
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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
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • 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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