From Our Editors
Lek and Rudolph Clayton established Pattaya Thai Restaurant, one of the oldest in Jacksonville, back in 1990. Currently in it’s locale in the Baymeadows section of Jacksonville, their son Russell, known as Chef Soh, has created a 60 item menu, infusing traditional Thai cuisine with contemporary touches. That means a slew of new vegetarian offerings, plus a lean towards seafood possibilities, including padt woon sen with squid and red pepper stir fry. Everything is cooked to order using fresh ingredients – including the popular soups – so the wait for food can sometimes be lengthy, but will always be worth it. A lunch menu acts as an abbreviated dinner look, and locals rave about the overall quality found with dishes as varied as his Mama’s pad Thai and a chocolate soufflé. Inside, the décor is simple and casual with wood accents, golden yellow colored linen tablecloths and friendly staff.