The Blind Rabbit - A Burger & Whiskey Bar is a full service restaurant that creates handcrafted burgers and whiskey cocktails, using locally sourced ingredients. They offer quality craft cocktails, craft beer, and artisan burgers.
The Blind Rabbit is the second restaurant brothers Jeff and John Stanford have opened since they started serving their special brand of food, originally via a food truck, to the citizens of Jacksonville.
Their other restaurant, their first brick and mortar establishment, is in the King Street District in historic Riverside, The Blind Fig.
The Blind Rabbit is a speakeasy themed restaurant, it’s name, a tip of the hat to prohibition when the term blind pig or blind tiger was applied to establishments that sold alcoholic beverages illegally.
The Blind Rabbit currently offers more than 100 whiskeys, among them, 26 white whiskeys or as our grandfathers would call them, moonshine. They have over forty bottled beers, twelve on tap and the list is growing. The chalkboard whiskey menu is pretty cool and the place is a great bar but only a good restaurant. I say that mainly as it is loud and dark, which unfortunately is what you usually end up with in a bar/restaurant combo, especially when televisions are also present.
One thing you don’t find in many Jacksonville restaurants of any stripe is excellent Fried Green Tomatoes. The Blind Rabbit has some of the best I've had in the South. Their menu has a very strong Southern-Cajun/Creole influence.
Their burgers are a blend of ground chuck, brisket and short rib, custom made for them by Buckhead Beef.
Two of their best burgers are The Southern Burger; Fried green tomato, creole pimento cheese, peach habanero hot sauce, arugula, Georgia cane syrup, pickled okra. And the Whiskey Smoked Burger; Whiskey smoked onions and mushrooms, smoked Gouda, five pepper jelly.
They offer hand-Cut Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Baby Turnips, Baby Carrots, Tobacco Onions, Garlic Smashed Potatoes and a choice of dipping sauce.
Some of the desserts offered; S’more Brownie, Key Lime Pie and Strawberry Shortcake, all served in mason jars.
Their full menu may be found here.
The Blind Rabbit opens daily at 11:30 AM and closes at 2:00 AM.
311 3rd St N Suite 107
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250