Shut Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant

Southern Restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida
Opening at 11:00 AM
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a week ago
I waited to try just about everything on their menu before leaving a review, I’m kind of a regular here! They have some great food and fantastic customer service! My husband and I love the smothered pork chop, I mean YUM! The rice and gravy have no salt lol, but it’s still some great food. We also normally come in weekly for the Tuesday Family Meal deal they have! The corn bread is DELICIOUS! All I can say is it’s worth a try! Try the strawberry cake! Also try their lemonade !
- Estar B
a month ago
Decided to try this place as I heard great things about the restaurant. All those great things I heard were true. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We ordered our good with ease. We did have to wait about 20 minutes for our meal but totally worth it. They were really large portions. We got the dinner so it came with 2 sides and cornbread. It was plenty of food. The atmosphere was nothing special but it wasn't dirty or bad.. The table we chose to sit at was clean. I will definitely be back with friends.
- Luke R
a month ago
If you love great southern soul food, cooked with equal parts skill and love, Shut 'Em Down should be your go-to destination in Jacksonville. THE best fried chicken in town, PERFECTLY cooked with an equally perfect thin, crispy crust with just the right level of seasoning, they're even better than the Soul Food Bistro, IMO, and that's a bold statement! I've tried almost the entire menu at this point, and everything I've had, from the aforementioned chicken to the delicious smothered pork chops to the ox tails, curried chicken with rice and fantastic meat loaf has been phenomenal, as have their mouth-watering sides, particularly my personal favorite, Shut 'Em Down's spectacular collard greens! (Pro-tip: save your corn bread until after you've eaten all the greens and have nothing left but the pot liquor in the bowl, then crumble up the corn bread into the pot liquor, let it soak up all that goodness for a minute, then have your mind blown by the sweet, savory goodness!) The restaur...
- Shane H

About Us

Est. in 2014 Shut Em Down is a family owned business founded by Richard Jones. He was later joined by his wife Cathy and his brother Thomas. After years of dreaming of a place to share their love for food, the idea of Shut em Down was born. The concept was to take our recipes that we love and share them with the public  Everything about Shut Em Down is as authentic as can be - from the food to the employees.  The minute you enter our establishment we'll offer you a good ole southern experience. 

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  • (904) 503-1979


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6315 San Juan Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Business Hours

Tue:11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed:11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu:11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri:11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat:11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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