What Does It Take to Be “The” Restaurant in Jacksonville?

It takes more than just great service and outstanding dishes to create an enriching and memorable dining experience to be known as “the” restaurant in Jacksonville. Jacksonville’s five-star Marker 32 restaurant has that and much more.

Ben Groshell is a native to the area who understands the benefits of crabbing and fishing in Northeast Florida. As a 1989 graduate of New York’s Culinary Institute of America, and owner and operator of Marker 32, Ben offers Jacksonville’s residents and visitors a relaxing atmosphere of fine dining, filled with culinary treats unique to the area. Recognized as one of America’s 100 best chefs, Ben offers an exciting adventure of exquisite fine dining selections created by classically trained chefs.

Southern Traditions

Nothing can be more down-home, Deep South than Marker 32’s fried green tomatoes and infamous broiled oysters appetizer. Floridians feel right at home dipping their crispy conch in curry dip, or enjoying grilled octopus salad with corona beans.

To maintain their five-star status, Marker 32 offers a high level culinary experience with their grilled salmon, seared beef tenderloin, chicken sauté, seafood bowl, shrimp and Andouille fettuccine and blue crab cake specialties offered every night.

Made from Scratch

To maintain control on properly preparing every five-star dish, everything offered is prepared from scratch each day by Marker 32’s classically trained chefs. This includes the sauces, stocks, soups and freshly made bread. Every first-class meal is created with locally gathered produce and seafood to ensure freshness.

The Restaurant

For over two decades, Marker 32 has offered five-star dining along the beautiful, tranquil Intercostal Waterway, opposite San Pablo Island. Decorated with light wood accents and spacious booth seating, the five-star restaurant offers daily specials of excellent food in an inviting setting.

Selecting the most enjoyable entrée could be the challenging part of the eating experience. Everything on the menu is prepared to perfection including their extensive desserts that include brioche bread pudding, ricotta zeppoles, and blackberry cardamom cheesecake.

Private Dining

Any event can be turned into a memorable special occasion when using the private dining facilities at Marker 32. Their large private facilities offer spacious room for any large function, which can be transformed into a small social setting. A wide array of assorted meals is available, up to four courses. The five-star chefs will prepare an amazing meal while the wait staff provides award-winning service.

Marker 32 is “the” restaurant in Jacksonville for a fun night out on the town, or a private event. They offer a memorable dining experience at a five-star level.