Seven Bridges Restaurant Review
That place that looks like a chain restaurant, the one that you’re “pretty sure” is, but not really? Yeah, this is it. This is my review of Seven Bridges Restaurant.
Location: It’s in the Tinseltown area of Southside Blvd. If you’re facing Tinseltown, it’s off to the right. Almost in the parking lot of the movie theater.
9735 Gate Parkway
Jacksonville, FL. 32246
Food: Me and the wife were running early for a movie and trying to kill time, so we hit up Seven Bridges for some grub. As you can see, we ordered the Pepper Jack Chicken Nachos $11.75 (Menu Description: A hearty mountain of tortilla chips topped with chicken, black beans, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, jalapeños and red onions) If you want to add guacamole, it’s an extra $1.50. Just looking at the picture, you can probably tell that it is a HUGE portion. Even a fat body, like myself, there would be no way I could eat all of this. As far as the taste goes, I think they missed the mark on this. I sooooo wanted to like this because value wise, it looked like a good deal. But it ended up being a swing and a miss. The chicken was very pathetic in portion size and when I did eventually hunt a piece down, it was as dry as jerky. The pictures don’t show it, but they burned a lot of the chips. I know this is going to happen sometimes when you throw it in the oven for a little bit, but this seemed more than usual. I will give this another shot when/if I go back. If you decide to give it a try, I suggest splitting it with someone. This will make it an even better value…you know, if they don’t screw it up.
Next up, Low Country Shrimp and Grits $15.99 (Menu Description: Sautéed shrimp with bacon, garlic, Tabasco and mushrooms over white cheddar parmesan cheese grits). In the interest of full disclosure, I didn’t end up eating these at the restaurant due to the fact that the nachos were so big and then the dessert was also a big helping. So, these were reheated at home the next day for lunch and DAMN! they were good. So, I imagine they would have been even better at the restaurant. Everything was perfect, the bacon and mushrooms were spot on. I loved this. This is one of my favorites when it comes to scrimp (yes, scrimp) and grits.
To finish the night off, we tried the Dessert Trio $8.99 (Menu Description: Chocolate Ecstasy, Key Lime Cheesecake and White Chocolate Bread Pudding). This was the perfect way to end the night. This had a little of everything to hit each spot. I love citrus, chocolate and while I’m not a big fan of bread pudding, it was a nice touch and I ate it up. And I keep saying this, but it was a great value. Are you sensing a trend?
Extra: This restaurant looks smaller than it is. Tons of seating, I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes to get a table, even during sporting events. They offer a lot of craft beer on tap to choose from and in the bar area, they have some good sized TVs.
Kid Friendly?: Yes (while there is a bar there, the noise levels are knocked down by the high booth walls). This is a new category that I”m adding by request of Molly, one of my followers. Thanks for the suggestion Molly!
– Big portion sizes!
– Dessert was perfect
– Some of the best shrimp and grits so far
– Lots of seating available
– Dry chicken
– Burnt nacho chips