June 22nd, 2015

5 Healthy, Family Dining Spots in Jacksonville and St. Augustine

After a soccer tournament, a family kayaking trip, or a day of running a hundred errands, everyone in the family is hungry for a great meal to refuel. And it seems that everyone wants something different. Within close proximity to Shearwater, a master planned community with new homes for sale, Jacksonville and St. Augustine, you’ll have easy access to a great buffet of healthy, delicious family dining restaurants. Here are a few local favorites to whet your appetite.

Jacksonville Family Dining

Si Señor Fresh MexWith Fresh right in the name, you can’t go wrong. And a quick service menu with nothing over $12, you’ll be able to fill up even the most voracious teenager without breaking the bank. Free foosball keeps the kids busy while you wait for your food, or while the parents enjoy an adult beverage.

3546 St Johns Bluff Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32246

BiscottisDelicious ingredients in creative combinations have made Biscotti’s a favorite for locals and The New York Times Sunday Travel Section. They offer beautiful salads and entrees that appeal to adults and kids. For the picky eaters in your clan, their kids menu includes the usual suspects of chicken fingers and mac and cheese, but also a healthier offering of salmon and veggies. Be warned. When you walk through the door and you’re face-to-face with our dessert case filled with decadent treats of all sorts baked by their very own bakery. 

3556 St. Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205

Sweet TomatoesWhen everyone is running on empty and you don’t want to fill up on junk, go with the greatest healthy deal around, Sweet Tomatoes. The salad soup, potato bar, fresh baked breads, and pasta station means everyone will find something to fill the void. Join the Club Veg program to receive coupons in your email and you might get the whole family fed for under $25 using their family meal offer. They also offer Sunday brunch from 9-noon.

1115 Mary Susan Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246

St. Augustine Family Dining

Whether you are doing meatless Monday dinners or you’re full-time vegetarians, consider The Manatee Café. (They do serve chicken and quesadillas so your carnivores will have something to choose from.) Located just a few miles northwest of historical Saint Augustine, Florida. The Manatee Cafe serves delicious healthful cuisine prepared using certified organically grown fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and fresh herbs.

 525 S.R. 16 #106
Westgate Plaza, St. Augustine, Florida  32084

The Floridian and La FloriditaWith regionally authentic, fresh from the source cuisine: a clever synthesis of down home Southern comfort foods and lighter, healthier dishes, with many vegetarian options, The Floridian truly offers something for every taste. On weekends, stop by for breakfast burritos, lunch bocadillos (sandwiches), or smoothies at their casual lunch counter, La Floridita.

39 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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