14549 Beach Blvd.
AWARD: Hall of Fame
The view is grand and so is Ben Groshell’s imagination. Old-school, classic and new wave all at once: Sweet tea pork chops with charred peaches, vegan pad Thai, rosemary octopus, hoppin’ john and truffled arugula fries. That’s just openers. Ben and wife Lisa have five more joints, three reinvented fish camps (Palm Valley, Julington and North Beach), Valley Smoke in Ponte Vedra for newfangled BBQ and most recently Safe Harbor for fried shrimp and tacos in Jax Beach.