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Eat Up Downtown Draws Jax Foodies To Urban Core Next Week

For the seventh year in a row, Downtown's finest restaurants are collaborating to bring Jacksonville foodies a great night out for dinner - at an affordable price.

Can you say, $35 bucks for a three-course menu at the Chart House? Yep, doable. And all part of Eat Up Downtown, a two-week long initiative to bring people into the city's urban core after the end of the workday.

"We've got 22 restaurants participating, and you've got your pick of menus and price points," says Katherine Hardwick, Director of Marketing with Downtown Vision, Inc.  Meals start at just $15 at participating restaurants.

Hardwick says DVI has sweetened the dining deal with prizes too- up for grabs are $25 Jacksonville Landing gift certificates, two pairs of passes to MOCA Jacksonville, a pair of tickets to the opening night of The D*Word, presented by the Artist Series, or two pairs of tickets to the Rick Springfield concert presented by the Florida Theatre.

And this year, you can try a dinner cruise. For one night only, the Foxy Lady will offer that option for just $45 per person.

Eat Up Downtown runs from August 12-25th. Here's the list of participating restaurants. Happy dining!

  • Basil Thai & Sushi                                         
  • bb’s                                                    
  • Benny’s Steak and Seafood                           
  • Big Pete’s Pizzeria                                        
  • Brazilian Corner                                             
  • Café Nola                                                        
  • Casa Dora                                                      
  • Chart House                                                   
  • Chomp Chomp                                              
  • Cinco de Mayo                                               
  • Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub & Restaurant     
  • Foxy Lady Cruises
  • Indochine
  • Juliette’s Bistro
  • Koja Sushi
  • Olio
  • Pho. A Noodle Bar
  • River City Brewing Company
  • Trellises
  • Vito’s Italian Café
  • Wine Cellar
  • Zodiac Bar & Grill
Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.