The Jacksonville Beach branch of chef Roy Yamaguchi’s chain features the franchise’s proven favorites—short ribs, grilled salmon, lemongrass pork tenderloin, seared scallops—mixed with local-catch seafood. The location in south Jacksonville Beach has the trademark tropical theme and carries off the Roy’s menu nicely. As with most Roy’s, don’t expect explode-in-your-mouth spiciness; the recipes hint around the edges of Asian-Hawaiian fusion but never take the plunge and go for that burn-you-out chili sauce goodness you may find at an independent Asian grill. But if you want battle-tested fusion cuisine served in an upscale atmosphere, Roy’s is a solid bet. For choco-holics—and we’re guilty as charged here—the Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé will bring you back again and again.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
- Feature: Romantic;Business Friendly;Non-Smoking
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners