Jacksonville - Ponte Vedra Beach: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks & Dinner

Though known as this coast's most upscale beach, Ponte Vedra has some great family options – even at TPC Sawgrass. By the end of your first day, you'll have a new favorite. However, if picky eaters in your group prefer to eat what they know – all the trusted chains can be found as well. So, are you celebrating or just plain hungry?


Fish is the order of the day, with take-out options available if you'd rather take a picnic (advised if you don't make advanced reservations). A popular spot in a tight space - plan to enjoy a busy and bustling environment. Valet parking and a nice Intracoastal location to wait outside for your table. Save room for: sweet and salty chocolate torte.

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Website: https://www.palmvalleyfishcamp.com
  • Address: 299 Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
  • Children: Kids' menu available
  • Keep in mind: Opens late on Mondays for dinner only


A personal favorite of Vacation Rental Pros! An upscale room for a special occasion – anniversaries, birthdays and any romantic occasion. However, if you want a taste of something special on any old Tuesday, try a lounge seat or a bar stool, ordering a selection of appetizers. Expect service in keeping with a refined menu, you'll want to iron to your beach clothes before dining here. Save room for: vanilla bean crème brûlée.

  • Cuisine: French and Italian flavors, fine cuisine
  • Website: https://restaurantmedure.us
  • Address: 818 A.1.A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
  • Keep in mind: Themed happy hours, including ladies' nights - see website for details.


An institution, with a menu for every taste, and daily specials to keep you coming back. Aqua Grill has frequently made Jacksonville Magazine's list of "Top 25 Restaurants" – an accolade shared by the voting public on sites such as TripAdvisor and UrbanSpoon. Best of all? Every dish promises to be free of artificial ingredients! Why not try: Parmesan Truffle Fries.

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Website: https://www.aquagrill.net
  • Address: 950 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
  • Children: Kids' menu available
  • Keep in mind: Sunday-Funday events through the summer feature live music on a lakefront outdoor deck.


Sneak fresh and healthy into your vacation, with some sake on the side. Presentation will stop you mid-sentence - try the lava roll or crazy dynamite roll and you'll see (bring a camera). Save room for: mango sticky rice.

  • Cuisine: Sushi and Thai
  • Website: https://www.pacificfusionjax.com
  • Address: 2 Fairfield Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
  • Children: Kids' menu available
  • Keep in mind: Open for dinner only on Sundays, take out available


Arrive early and feel mighty smug in the knowledge that dozens wish they had your table. An Intracoastal location perfect for outdoor feasting on home-style southern cooking. Work up an appetite on the beach, then try Barbara Jeans's chicken-fried steak. Bread is baked fresh daily, and the sand parking lot lets you know that a casual brunch, lunch or dinner awaits. Save room for: Chocolate "Stuff".

  • Cuisine: Seafood and home-style cooking
  • Website: https://www.barbarajeans.com/pontevedradir.html
  • Address: 15 South Roscoe Blvd.., Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
  • Children: Kids' menu available
  • Keep in mind: For dinner, arrive by 5:30 or wait awhile. Weekend breakfast available.

Ruth Chris's Steakhouse

A quality experience with a formula you know and trust. Readers of Florida Monthly voted this location their Best Steakhouse. Happy hour menu also available. Save room for: Caramelized Banana Cream Pie.

  • Cuisine: Steak
  • Website: Ruth Chris's Ponte Vedra Beach online
  • Address: 814 A1A North, Suite 103, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082


Fresh, seasonal pizza toppings baked in the stone-hearth oven. Enjoy wine specials on Wednesdays. Don't miss: live music most nights.

  • Cuisine: Pizza and casual dining
  • Website: https://www.table-1.com
  • Address: 330 A1A North, Suite 208, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082


Two restaurants at TPC Sawgrass welcome members of the public. Nineteen offers a daily happy hour, as well as Sunday brunches and suppers, plus casual breakfast, lunch and dinner. A large verandah overlooks both the 9th and 18th holes. For a fancy lunch, try Traditions. What to try while you wait: sawgrass splash cocktail.


Hard to go wrong with an ocean-front burger and beer – and the Cabana Club gets it right every time. Easy parking makes this a great stop any afternoon. Why not try: the daily kettle creation.

  • Cuisine: Seafood and burgers
  • Address: 619 Ponte Vedra Boulevard Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
  • Children: Very family friendly
  • Keep in mind: Closed Mondays


While the food won't change your life, Pusser's offers $5 lunches on weekdays in a lively, Caribbean environment. Very near the Marriott at Sawgrass, it's a great meet-up spot for cocktails after a day of golf or spa treatments. Ideal with a group for happy hour outside. Why not try: Pusser's Painkiller rum cocktail.

  • Cuisine: Caribbean
  • Website: Pusser's Restaurant online
  • Address: 816 Highway A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
  • Keep in mind: Live reggae outside on Sundays through the summer, plus Sunday brunch.