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Opulent Dining: Discover the Top 10 Locally Owned Restaurants in Our Area

As your trusted partner in luxury vacation experiences, Opulent Property Management is delighted to present our list of the top 10 locally owned restaurants in the area. These culinary gems offer a diverse range of flavors and experiences, adding an extra layer of opulence to your luxury vacation in our coastal paradise.

1. Matthew’s Restaurant

Located in the heart of our community, Matthew’s Restaurant is a locally owned fine dining establishment that combines an elegant atmosphere with delectable New American cuisine. Savor their carefully crafted dishes in a setting that exudes timeless sophistication.

2. Orsay

For a taste of classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist, visit Orsay in the nearby Avondale neighborhood. This locally owned brasserie is celebrated for its escargot, duck confit, and other French delicacies.

3. Black Sheep Restaurant

Perched on the rooftop of 5 Points in Riverside, Black Sheep Restaurant is a locally owned gem that redefines Southern-inspired cuisine. Their commitment to locally sourced ingredients and breathtaking views of the St. Johns River make every visit memorable.

4. Taverna

In San Marco, Taverna is a locally owned Italian restaurant that transports you to various regions of Italy through its delectable offerings. From handmade pasta to wood-fired pizzas, it’s a culinary journey you won’t want to miss.

5. The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails

Downtown Jacksonville’s locally owned gem, The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails, is renowned for its imaginative dishes and creative cocktails. The menu is a fusion of Southern and international flavors, perfect for the discerning palate.

6. River and Post

For a chic rooftop dining experience overlooking the St. Johns River, River and Post in downtown Jacksonville is a locally owned standout. Their modern American cuisine and artisanal cocktails offer an unforgettable dining experience.

7. Marker 32

Miramar’s Marker 32 is a locally owned seafood-focused restaurant that combines fresh flavors with upscale waterfront dining. The coastal ambiance and exceptional seafood menu make it a must-visit destination.

8. Azurea

Nestled in Ponte Vedra Beach, Azurea is a locally owned restaurant celebrated for its coastal-inspired cuisine. Enjoy seafood dishes and oceanfront views in an elegant setting.

9. Vernon’s

Situated within the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Vernon’s is a locally owned upscale restaurant that elevates Southern flavors. The refined menu, elegant ambiance, and attentive service create a memorable dining experience.

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As you explore our area’s culinary scene, consider venturing off the beaten path to discover hidden gems or up-and-coming locally owned restaurants. Opulent Property Management is here to enhance your luxury vacation with exceptional dining experiences.


Our area is a culinary paradise with a vibrant scene of locally owned restaurants waiting to delight your taste buds. Let Opulent Property Management be your guide to these outstanding dining destinations, ensuring that every meal becomes a cherished memory during your luxury vacation. Whether you’re seeking classic elegance or modern creativity, these locally owned restaurants are ready to offer you opulent dining experiences like no other. Bon appétit!