Soooo....they joke here about many things...But, here's the scoop:
Get the special. Try the Chowder. Pimento cheese spread with candied jalapenos Is. The. Bomb! The new Friday menu takes Ted's to a new level. Rotating options and groovy flavors! Small tables means 5 or less. Relax and enjoy a cold one.
They deserve 10 stars out of 5! Excellent chowder, fabulous scallop ceviche. Beautiful work on whatever the fresh catch is each week. Best seat in this small house is at the bar where you can watch Ted and his crew work and be close to their fine selection of regional tap beers. Four trips here, ALL topnotch experiences. Don't forget to bring cash to pay.
Blackened mahi sandwich and a 1/2 pot of the best chowder you will ever find. Go ahead and grab that handle to polish off the juice...everyone else does!
Limited tables, good service, fantastic food, local beer.... You just gotta GO!
But back to the ahi....seared to a delicate crisp on the outside, preserving the texture and taste of the tuna. A flourish of a wasabi sauce complimented the fish and the ginger spring salad upon which it was nestled, flanked by a beefy red tomato slice.
The special of Saturday night was pretty effing special.
Don't over think this- just do it. Arrive early and bring cash. Love it. The world needs more Chowder Ted's!
Not much seating, so don't take the whole gang!! Leave some spots for the rest of us. Food is fantastic, ~ atmosphere is fun, beer is local and cold and I ALWAYS order the special!
I had the Chowder and the special (Snapper Sandwich) loved it! A few good things to know: they only take CASH; they serve local beer on tap; they close pretty early; NO KIDS' MENU; best suited for parties of four or LESS...
Best grouper sandwich in the world. Friendly service. Very good cajun shrimp sandwich. Pot of chowder (not cream based) comes in an actual pot. Neat!
“Unconventional in every way, great chowder.”
Limited tables, good service, fantastic food, local beer.
Best seared tuna salad I've ever had. If you want pretension and ambience, go somewhere else. If you want great down-home cooking, go to Chowder Ted's. Excellent conch fritters, too.
Overheard someone ask for lemonade and chicken fingers for their kiddos...ha! NO way... This is the real deal. Daily specials, everything prepared to order, and Ted's Chowder. Love this guy!!
Try that chowder! That's the ticket! Bring your cash, because they don't take cards. And service with a smile for groups less than 6, due to small tables and long wait.
Although the menu isn't very extensive, what they offered look quite pleasing. I decided on the Cajun shrimp sandwich, my friend ordered the tuna sandwich and we split a 1/2 pot of Ted's Chowder. Everything was extremely tasty.
Great service and great food!!!! We ordered U Peel Shrimp, Crab cake on greens with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing, Blackened Mahi, and Fried shrimp. All of it was FANTASTIC! Cafe style!
Don't be fooled by the bait shop appearance! This place is awesome! By the time we left (noonish), the place was packed and people were waiting for tables! Obviously, this is the local go to place!
Ted and Carole have been at it for 20 years! Great little dive. Always get the Chowder and the Special. You can't go wrong. Ever. HEY • check this out. ...no kids menu.haha And small tables. So no big parties. Leave your cousins' cousin at home, because the rest of us want a seat.
Food Love ~~ Happy Camper ~~ Chowder is great Summer and Winter ~~ give Ted a wave when you come in~~ Can't wait til Wednesday when it's Fresh Blackened Tuna day!!
A destination location since 1996...
New Friday hours: lunch is served from 11 to 3:00, then we re-open at 5:00. Check our announcements below for our new Friday Chalkboard dinner menu. A Destination location since 1996! Join us for lunch & dinner! Fresh seafood, award winning chowder and fish sandwiches and don't forget Ted's famous sauce! Daily and weekend lunch and dinner specials. Smiles, everyone! Smiles! Cash only, please. Please check this spot for daily specials... Holiday closings...and our occasional vay-cay times...
Everyone needs that little shack by the water....luckily that place is Chowder Ted's!
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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
5215 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226, US
CLOSED THURSDAY JUNE 22
Tuesday through Thursday 11 - 6:45
Friday Lunch 11 to 3:00
Closed from 3 to 5
Friday Dinner 5 to 7:45
Saturday 1 to 7:45