the restaurant

Gilbert’s Southern Kitchen & Bar offers guests a menu of modernized yet traditional southern fare, with a heavy emphasis on seafood and a hint of that BBQ that Chef Kenny has become known for. The bar program at Southern Kitchen & Bar is heavy on moonshine, whiskey and bourbon, offering a selection of hand-crafted cocktails as well as local and national craft beers. Southern Kitchen offers guests a fresh and comforting Southern meal with beachfront views. In addition to dine-in, the restaurant also offers takeaway.

Also located in the same space, Seachasers Lounge, hosts live entertainment two days a week, and offers the same cocktail menu.

Chef Kenny Gilbert returned to the Jacksonville area in 2015 with Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach, serving seasonal deep southern cuisine; and with Gilbert’s Social, in Jacksonville proper, serving internationally-influenced Southern fare. With over 20 years of professional culinary experience, Kenny rose to fame in 2010 as the fan favorite on season seven of Bravo’s "Top Chef." Since then, he has cooked for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Stedman Graham, Ava Duvernay and Jeff Bezos, just to name a few. Kenny began his culinary career on Amelia Island (30 miles North of Jacksonville) with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.



Lunch: 11a - 4p

Tuesday - Thursday

Dinner: 4 - 9p



831 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

We are located on the ground level of Seachasers. Come visit us!

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(904) 372-0444

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