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The French Pantry

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6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2217
+1 904-730-8696
11:00 - 14:15
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:15
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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I love this place!!! The food is such high quality!! My favorite is their Shrimp Po-Boy!! Everything's made fresh in house including the bread, pastries and cakes.

Thank Linnie H
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant has grown from its early days (yep, I was there then, too). They have recently remodeled which helps with seating but it remains crowded regularly. That's a good problem - no one waiting in line at the awful places. Despite change in ownership the food has remained amazing, probably due the previous owners/chef still being involved. You... More 

Thank Bethany A
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing.. I was surprised about the line to wait outside but let me tell you it was worth it.. The food is like a party on your mouth. All the amazing flavors of the food.. I wanted to try everything.. This place is a must and if there is a wait, make a friend and have a... More 

Thank tiffanyj588
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I've been waiting sooo long to visit this Jacksonville gem. Tho I am a native the business hours are a bit tricky. This food is AMAZING!! So much food!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kingsland, Georgia
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

On the outside, looks like an old factory, so be careful to not drive on past it! The menu is on a chalkboard, you order at the register and someone puts your drinks on a table. Lunch portions are healthy, so get your dessert to go! The 'wedding cake' is heavenly, and comes with a small cup of strawberry sauce... More 

Thank Jones_fromSouthGA
Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little gem hidden away in a semi-industrial area. Lunch only. Get there early as there WILL be a line to get in! Decide what you want from the chalkboard menu outside. ( if you get there before opening, they have a menu with the "days specials" posted on the glass door. ) Similar to a cafeteria style setup. Go... More 

Thank Always_Honest_Annie
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a place you HAVE to go to. The lunches are amazing. Any of their bruschetta lunches are to die for. You also have to splurge and get a dessert while here!

Thank Sara H
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Never disappoints.... arrive early or the line will be out the door! By far the best lunch place in Jacksonville! !

Thank Donette N
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Just know, you will wait in line...but it is worth it!!! I have never had a bad meal here. The fresh breads, homemade soups and desserts made from scratch are to die for! The staff is friendly. Only down side, I wish they were open longer (it's a short window for lunch).

Thank embracetravel75
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I've been in Jacksonville over 25 years and had never been to the French Pantry and now I regret not going sooner. The food portions are really enough for two people. Jacksonville's best kept secret. No advertising, no signage, just a line out the door every day. The breads are awesome. We had a burger and two sandwiches, Everyone loved... More 

Thank Matthew L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:15
11:00 - 14:15
11:00 - 14:15
11:00 - 14:15
11:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6301 Powers Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2217
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-730-8696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?