151 Woodlawn Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Phone: (904) 259-3000
Fax: (904) 259-4418
Bars & Cafes
Experience a taste of Old Florida at Cross Creek Barbeque and Steakhouse, "fishcamp" style located a mile south of I-10 on the west side of Jacksonville. Here you dine on casual, family style-food and barbecue, cooked slowly and topped with plenty of spicy sauce. Try the chicken wings a million ways (beer breaded, babyback style, hot, honey mustard, Cajun, ranch), gator bites served with dipping sauce, or crispy zucchini sticks. Generous salads and soups are available, but it is the barbecue that counts: sticky, sweet babyback ribs, spare ribs, pork, chicken and beef are served with side orders of baked beans, French fries, fried okra or coleslaw. There is a full service bar and children's menu. There is also another Cross Creek Steakhouse on Jacksonville's Northside.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature bread sticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and Eggplant Parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Club Shades is located along Wells Road and might not have have celebs frequenting them, but they sure do have the most essential things for survival: great beer and great music. And as long as we have got this, who cares for more. On a regular day, you will find a mix of people, all races, classes and backgrounds. With hi techno music flowing across the two floors and ample space to dance, you will surely not fall short of things to do here. In short, they ensure that you experience all the happy "shades" of life.
Where do you go for hard-to-find ale, pilsner, lager or stout? You stop by The Roadhouse and choose from a list billed as the largest variety of imported and micro-brewed beer in Orange Park! If your favorite isn't on the shelf, let the staff know, and they'll find it for you, no problem. Fine wines, champagne, liquor and an assortment of mixers are also available for a party or event. The Roadhouse also provides beverage catering for special occasions and the nice part is that you pay only for the beverages you and your guests drink.
Eclipse has one of the best old-wave nights in Jacksonville, with DJs spinning an endless assault of 80s hits. The dance floor, especially on Friday nights, becomes so packed with dancers that movement becomes limited. It draws a decidedly younger crowd, so expect a lot of kids with backward baseball caps. The establishment occasionally opens its doors to kids under 21. Drink specials vary, depending on the night.
Meet the king of fun and excitement, the Monarch nightclub. As royal as the name, the place doesn't let you down with its stylish interiors and relaxed ambiance. This is the ideal place to see and be seen. And not to forget the hip crowd moving their body to the sound of the electrifying music. The DJ knows his job and keeps you entertained with the different genres of music. If music and dancing is not your scene, then you enjoy will a game of pool or sip on a cocktail while you enjoy watching the video screens. All in the spirit of fun, this one is sure to guarantee an exciting experience in its reign.
For some exquisite French cuisine coupled with an impressive wine selection, Orsay is the place to visit. Coq au vin, Maine lobster pot pie and croque madame are some of the favorites among the guests here. Dig into some of the lip-smacking desserts such as the vanilla bean crème brulee. As you can imagine, Orsay gets really crowded on weekends, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to reserve a table well in advance.