The 3 best Southern spots in Jacksonville

The Bearded Pig | Photo: Bobby B./Yelp (Photo: Bobby B./Yelp)

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Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Jacksonville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams.

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1. The Bearded Pig

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First on the list is The Bearded Pig. Located at 1224 Kings Ave., the traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and sandwiches, is the highest-rated Southern restaurant in Jacksonville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 912 reviews on Yelp.

Look for the burnt ends and rib tenders among the starters here. Sandwich options include pulled pork and brisket. Take a gander at the full menu here.

Yelper Andy H. wrote, "It's worth coming back again just for the smoked beef rib. It is huge, delicious, tender, juicy and well-seasoned!"  

2. Maple Street Biscuit Company

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Next up is Maple Street Biscuit Company, situated at 2004 San Marco Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 903 reviews on Yelp, the Southern and breakfast and brunch spot, offering comfort food and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

The chicken club biscuit and The Iron Goat (spinach and goat cheese biscuit) can be found among the many biscuit offerings here. You'll also discover a variety of waffles and bowls. Take a peek at the full menu here.

Yelper Stephanie A. noted, "Saturday morning delight! This place has mouth-watering chicken biscuits that are out of this world!

3. Berndt Ends BBQ

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Berndt Ends BBQ, a traditional American spot that offers barbecue and more in Arrowhead, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 172 Yelp reviews. Head over to 10131 San Jose Blvd. to see for yourself.

Expect traditional sandwich offerings including pork, brisket, turkey and more. You can also order meats by the pound. Explore the entire menu by clicking here.

Yelper Robert F. wrote, "Absolutely delicious barbecue! Expect terrific sides to complement all of the smoked meats, too."   

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