Jacksonville’s best kid-friendly restaurant: Shut Em Down Authentic Southern

Photo: Shut Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant (Shut Em Down ASR)

“Once you taste, you’ll know,” says Shut Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant on San Juan Avenue, your choice for Jacksonville’s best kid-friendly restaurant.

As the restaurant writes, Richard Jones — the founder — opened his doors in 2014 after spending 27 years in the food and service industry. He’d later be joined by his wife, Cathy, and his brother, Thomas.

The concept: Taking recipes that have been passed down through many generations and sharing them with the community.

“Everything about Shut Em Down is as authentic as can be — from the food to the employees,” Shut Em Down says. “The minute you enter this establishment, you’ll be offered a good ole southern experience.”

Head to its website for a look at the menu!

Runners up:

2) Beachside Seafood 3) Carmines Pie House