The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro (Jacksonville)

Posted on October 11th, 2012 · American Jacksonville


***** The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro, 5310 Lenox Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32205, (904) 394-0860.

The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro…let’s call this one a “soul food” cafeteria-joint.

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Let me start by saying, Jeff Eats absolutely loved The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge-fan of “cafeteria style” setups….maybe it takes me back to P.S. 179 in Brooklyn circa 1956—I just don’t know…but I really enjoy the whole business of sliding/picking-up food with a tray. Now I know- that some of you guys maybe thinking that I’ve totally cracked-up…but I loved the whole tray “vibe” of The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro.

For the record, Jeff Eats “sampled”…fried chicken, roasted chicken, baked tilapia, smothered pork chops, mac & cheese, corn bread, candied yams, collard greens, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler. Trust me on this one, every item was delicious and the prices were dirt cheap.

Look! I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949. The Ocean Parkway Jewish Center was 5 blocks from my apartment building. Waldbaum’s and Bohack were the supermarkets of choice. The point—Jeff Eats wasn’t exactly “raised” on southern soul food. As a “kid” the closest I got to the stuff was Raynors Cabin in Baldwin, Long Island—and I think the owners of that joint were Irish.

Anyway… based on the above “personal history”…I’m telling you, that The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro makes fabulous southern-soul food.

The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro is open Saturday-Sunday, Wednesday 10:30am-6pm, Tuesday Thursday-Friday 10:30am-8pm, closed on Monday

3 Comments to “The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro (Jacksonville)”

  1. KB says...

    Another great find.
    Potter’s is an institution. The food is amazing.

  2. LG says...

    Jeff Eats:
    Raynors and Topsy’s on Queens Blvd in Forest Hills were our family’s southern cooking restaurants. Both made fabulous fried chicken and biscuits.

  3. Bob Sugarman says...

    Use to live in Valley Stream.
    Raynor’s and Nunley’s Amusement Park was a big Sunday for us kids.

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