Celeb’s Corner Kitchen features the cooking stylings of Chef Love Jones’, who fuses Asian and American flavors into a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. While enjoying a plate of the chef’s special crab fried rice, diners can listen to live bands, DJs, and even choir and rap battles. The owners designed the venue as a place for artists to meet, relax, and practice their chosen discipline, be it painting, drawing, or sculpting.
Three Layer’s Café in historic Springfield is a coffeehouse and bakery that offers gourmet coffee and the delicious cakes from which it gets its name. There’s a lunch menu too, of course, full of paninis and pasta salads, with a create-your-own salad bar to boot. You can find beer and wine tucked into a separate section of the shop known as the Cellar, but what you’re really here for are the desserts. Triple-layered red velvet and carrot cakes are always in high demand, as are their miniaturized cake ball counterparts – served in threes, of course. There’s a relaxing garden spot for dining out back and the simple red brick, dark wood trim, wood tables and chairs and lots of window lighting make the café a cozy spot. Three Layers also features local folk musicians regularly.
City Kidz a place for everyone! Not only kidz but the kidz at heart! We provide a friendly atmosphere and love to have fun! We serve a true Maryland style lump crab cake, chicken salad, grilled chicken wraps, Ice Cream and an awesome pecan toffee tart!
Uptown Market, in the revitalized historic Springfield section of Jacksonville, serves daily breakfast, lunch and takeaway items, freshly prepared with organic and local ingredients from area farmers. Unique offerings like stuffed crêpes, smoked salmon benedict and huevos rancheros make breakfasts here sing. Later in the day, homemade soups, salads and deli sandwiches draw a huge work-lunch crowd, including the Asiago roast beef sandwich and the fried green tomato salad, both of which are local favorites. Assorted cobblers, pies and cookies are made from scratch daily in Uptown Market’s industrial-chic space. The diner-style eatery is simple, casual and a little noisy, with lots of chatter and clattering dishes to go along with the affordable prices.
Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Jacksonville is a chain family seafood eatery that serves up seafood and sides in a relaxed, casual, reasonably-priced setting. Choices like Southern-style fish tenders, catfish and shrimp scampi are among the many entrées offered. Southern-inspired sides like okra, corn on the cob, fries and green beans round out the meals, making for a decidedly down-home experience. Inside, sky blue walls and light oak paneled trim and wood tables lend further to the casual, family vibe, while nautical wall art and yellow accents add a dash of fun. Captain D’s Seafood is a welcome reprieve for laidback lunches and family gatherings.
Six days a week you can find owner and chef Sam Hassan doing the same thing he’s done since 1976: crafting homemade italian pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches within Casa Dora’s homey kitchen. Sam’s lifelong dedication to edible hospitality shines through during lunch and dinner, filling the dining room’s wooden tables with cheese-stuffed calzones, hand-tossed pizzas, and well-sauced pastas that pair well with refreshing sips of wine or low-calorie gulps of air.