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Good Eats Found Here

Clay County has its fair share of independent dining to tantalize your taste buds. Creating a unique dining experience is the goal for each of these restaurant owners.  Whether you’re enjoying the comfort of a 100-year family recipe, fused flavor of the islands and the south, the fresh catch of the day, award winning bar-b-que or genuine home-style cooking, you’re in for a treat. So here is a tasty glimpse of the only in Clay County eats.

Cup-of-coffee-design-vector-material-03Spring Park Coffee and Urban Bean Coffee deliver their own unique twist on coffee. Whether you select the freshly roasted on site brews at Spring Park Coffee or the healthier menu options like baked donuts at Urban Bean Coffee, you’ll enjoy their hip vibe and great service.

ribsIf you’re looking for the good Southern standby of bar-b-que, then you’re in luck. Clay County is home to award winning bar-b-que. You’ll get vastly different experiences but the food is consistently top-notch. Check out G’s Slow Smoked BBQ locations in Green Cove Springs and Middleburg or Johnny’s BBQ in Keystone Heights.


Waterfront dining and seafood have never been so good than at Whitey’s Fish Camp


business-people-eating-dinnerInternational flavors pepper Clay County’s landscape without losing that hometown feeling. Akaya Sushi Grill in Oakleaf is a Japanese Sushi and Hibachi restaurant that delivers a work of art, both with their art deco décor and their menu.  Italian food lovers will boast about their meals at The Pasta Market or Joey Mozzerella’s, both in Orange Park.  If you’re looking for some Cajun style food, look no further than Mackey’s Munchies in Fleming Island.  What do you get when you fuse Pacific Island flavors with good ol’ southern food? You’ll find out when you visit Fleming Island’s Just A Pinch Café.


A local must have is Farmhouse Chicken & Donuts featuring the donut chicken sandwich. Yes, you read that correctly: a large piece of fried boneless chicken breast on a glazed donut bun. Check out the entire menu, including the gourmet donuts.


Wanting some entertainment? Enjoy some tapas and wine at Orange Park’s Vino Java Brew House or enjoy locally crafted beer at Brewer’s Pizza, serving their award-winning Pinglehead beer and other local craft brews.

bbq-2Boondock’s Grille & Bar is the area’s newest restaurant serving a menu of American favorites. Nicole’s on the River and Nicole’s in the Country have two locations serving home-style flavors from a staff that is dedicated to making your dinner experience full of southern charm and flavor.

Sweet Sensations lives up to their name with dreamy desserts that can accompany the lunch menu varieties that appeal to everyone.

The better news, is that this is just a brief overview of our destination’s dining scene. There are many more locally owned eateries that deliver a fantastic experience that you can’t have anywhere else. So get out and enjoy our good eats found only here in Clay County!