If you're a foodie, you'll love Southpoint. Abundant cuisine options make suppertime an area delight. For fast food, head up to University Boulevard West at the north end of the neighborhood. For a more refined dinner experience, look along Belfort Road and Philips Highway.
Stop in at French Pantry on Powers Avenue for a beautiful selection of baked goods, dessert options and authentic French foods. This little place is open for lunch and bakes fresh bread on site every single day. Try the turkey bacon Swiss guacamole sandwich for melt-in-the-mouth goodness or the hot Italian for a wonderful mustard-tinted flavor combination. If you see wedding cake on hand, be sure to take a slice with you when you leave.
Meander over to Los Portales Mexican Grill on Belfort Road and relax in its laid-back atmosphere. The friendly team, super-fast service and excellent cooking will keep you coming back again and again. Some local people claim that Los Portales' chips and salsa are the best they've ever tasted. Order the pollo Mexicana for a tasty combination of lean chicken, roasted tomatoes, onions and spicy jalapeños. Finally, wash it all down with a well-made, reasonably priced drink.
Visit Sushi Factory Japanese Restaurant on Philips Highway for some of the best sushi in Jacksonville. Drop in for lunch, make a dinner date or order by phone for home delivery. Give the light and crunchy shrimp tempura a try, or opt for the carefully created California rolls. Fresh ingredients and wonderfully spicy miso make this venue a local legend.
At night, most Southpoint residents either stick around for a relaxed evening at a neighborhood restaurant or wander into nearby communities for other forms of entertainment. If you simply want to have a quiet drink, Applebees on Butler Boulevard offers a fully stocked bar. For dance floor action, head down to Pure nightclub on Philips Highway just south of Southpoint. Alternatively, travel east across Secret Cove
to watch a movie at Cinemark Tinseltown.