Thanks to all who participated in Eat Up Downtown!

We hope you enjoyed the delicious dining deals across the urban core this year,  Aug. 11-24, 2014. But just because Eat Up Downtown 2014 is over doesn’t mean the delicious dining ends. Check out Downtown restaurants throughout the year! For the full Downtown dining directory, visit


Experience Eat Up Downtown

Local dining delicacies collaborate to bring delectable meals at even more mouth-watering prices. Each restaurant created an exclusive $15, $25 or $35 three-course menu that will leave guests’ stomachs and wallets full – but begging for more. Enjoy new restaurants or visit old favorites. From laid-back grub to fine-dining feasts, there is something to satisfy every appetite.

There are no tickets to buy; just simply make reservations with the restaurant of your choice!
*Please note: Prices do not include tax, tip or any additional fees.*

Check out the video:

Hear what others say:

• “Food and service was wonderful. First timers and will definitely be back!”
• “Look forward to it every year!”
• “Excellent food and fabulous service! Let’s do this twice a year and get more folks Downtown!”
• “Food was great and we appreciate Downtown events!”
• “Great way of promoting Downtown!”
• “This event was excellent! Hope you keep it going!”


New in 2014

Downtown Vision Alliance Preview Nights

Aug. 8 – Aug. 9, the Downtown Vision Alliance offered a special preview of Eat Up Downtown. Alliance members showed their Discover Downtown cards at participating restaurants and indulged in the Eat Up Downtown menus before the rest of the public. Learn how you can join The Alliance at


Let Uber take care of the driving and parking for you! Use code EatUpDTJax for up to $30 off. First-time Uber users only.

Igers Jax & First Coast Photo Magazine Contest

This year, Eat Up Downtown is partnering with Igers Jax and First Coast Magazine to bring you the annual photo contest!

-Snap a photo of your Eat Up Downtown experience (photo can be of food, friends, table setting, etc.). Photo must be taken Aug. 11-24 at participating restaurant.
-Upload your photo to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #EatUpDTJax and #IgersJax. Only correctly hashtagged photos will be entered.
-At the conclusion of Eat Up Downtown, all properly hashtagged photos will be judged by guest judges (to be determined)
-Winners will be announced the following week by First Coast Magazine and Iger Jax.

The fine print:

-Multiple photos are allowed
-Photos are subject to be reposted by @igersjax, @firstcoastmag and @DTJax
-Photos with text or logos on them will not be reposted


-MOCA Jacksonville admission passes (two pairs to give away)
-$25 gift card to Cafe Nola
- MOSH admission passes for a family of four (two family passes to give away)
- $25 gift card to The Jacksonville Landing (three will be given away)
-One pair of tickets to each of the following Florida Theatre shows:
The Wiggles (Sept. 6, 2014)
Three Doors Down Acoustic (Sept. 7, 2014)
1964: The Tribute (Sept. 13, 2014)
Experience Hendrix Tour (Sept. 21, 2014)
Peter Frampton (Sept. 30, 2014)


Other Important Information


Metered parking Downtown is always free after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Additional parking information is available on the participating restaurants’ pages as well as through Downtown Vision, Inc.’s parking database.

Downtown Events

There’s always something going on Downtown! Check out the Downtown Jacksonville events calendar or itineraries. For information on nightlife fun Downtown, visit The Elbow and other nightlife venues.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to frequently asked questions about Eat Up Downtown, visit our FAQs webpage.


Social Media

Follow the Eat Up Downtown fun online via the official hashtag, #EatUpDTJax, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Want an overall glimpse of the conversation? Check out the #EatUpDTJax RebelMouse feed.


2014 Video Coverage

First Coast Living | bb’s cooking segment
First Coast Living | Chomp Chomp cooking segment
First Coast Living | Fionn MacCool’s cooking segment
Florida Times-Union | Matt About Jax: Eat Up Downtown