200 N First St, Jacksonville Beach, FL | Directions 3221030.290756 -81.390652
Neighborhoods: Beaches, Jacksonville Beach
This two-story salute to Lynyrd Skynyrd serves Southern fare with a twist; rock, blues and reggae straight up. – The Scene
Adorning this restaurant are hundreds of Lynyrd Skynyrd photos, albums and posters (including a Confederate-colored Freebird poster.) The place is run and owned by Ronnie Van Zant's widow and daughter, who book notable national and local acts for six nights of live music a week.
The specialty of the house is nouveau Southern cuisine. Start with the delicious fried green tomato appetizer. Slices of firm green tomatoes are crusted in cornmeal and fried until golden. The Freebird burger is an enormous all-beef burger loaded with bacon, cheese and chili. Fancier fare comes with daily specials like the grouper piccata, seared in white wine, butter and caper sauce. Get back to the basics for dessert and order up a slice of the rich Jack Daniel's-spiked pecan pie.
8.5 – Freebird Cafe is a wonderful place to dine, as well as, enjoy the company you are with. I have been to 'Freebird Cafe,' on various ocassions and was quite pleased with the appetizers, along with the overall menu selection's, along with the prices of each item. I am from Jacksonville, FL., and I remember the day, the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crashed. A very sad day for such a wonderful band, hometown, losing Ronnie Van-Zant, Steve and Cassie Gaines. Ronnie's wife has done a wonderful thing, opening a restaurant, in their honor. Thank you. Sincerely, Angela J.
Cool stage – If you haven't been in a while, Freebirds has redone their stage. It's awesome- great sound, too. Sometimes they tend to be a bit slow with the bar service, but it's worth it to see a band you like play. Cool place to go hang out on the deck in the summer or eat outside on the balcony. Good food and they have a pool table.
Great service – They have really good food and service as well. I would recommend people try this place out.
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