On our last trip there, we stumbled into a place called Marina Seafood at the end of Centre Street downtown, just before the railroad tracks. (101 Centre Street is the address). I'm sure there are much fancier places with more creative menus in town, but the Marina is all you can ask from road food: Good food, decent portions (lunch specials come with three sides, or you can choose two sides and a dessert), reasonable prices and a friendly staff. And while the name suggests a seafood-centric menu, their lunch special menu is heavy on good old-fashioned southern comfort food.
Two blocks east on Centre Street and across the street (218 Centre Street) is Fantastic Fudge, which sells exactly what their name says — fantastic, melt-in-your mouth fudge.
If you have time, head south to Atlantic Beach and go to Culhane's Irish Pub at 967 Atlantic Boulevard (be sure to take the Mayport Ferry). Run by four Irish Sisters, its strip shopping center location doesn't like much from the outside, but inside is about as authentic an Irish pub vibe as you'll find anywhere in Florida. The Reuben Egg Rolls, Guiness Beef Stew and Dingle Fish Pie are not to be missed, but you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They're closed Mondays, open at noon Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. They have a Sunday brunch menu from 11-2, lunch other days is served from noon-3, dinner til close.
It's been years since I've been to Singleton's Seafood Shack in Mayport, but I have fond memories of it, and it's still highly rated on most rating sites. Maybe other Road Fooders will have a recent experience there to share.
Enjoy your trip — it's a beautiful place!
post edited by Keysey42 - 2014/03/27 11:01:03