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JL Trent's Seafood and Grill

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4553 120th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-4014
+1 904-908-4202
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for dinner with our family and really enjoyed it. Nothing fancy but the food was very good. We sat outside and I got blackened pollock with corn on the cob and a baked potato. I took a piece of key lime pie home. Everything tasted good. Especially the fish. It was seasoned and cooked well.

Thank JThor84
Tallahassee, FL
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time we visited Trent's around (December 2016) we were looking for something to eat and Googled good seafood and Trents popped up. When we got there we weren't sure if we wanted to go in. It didn't look inviting at all, we actually thought we were in the wrong place BUT what a surprise we received once we... More 

Thank cassann64
Daphne, Alabama, United States
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My first time here and I am going to explain my 5-stars: 1. Out of the way hole in the wall. If you don't know where it's at you might have a hard time finding it. 2. Not a chain...mom n pop place. 3. Excellent service. Friendly , prompt and professional. 4. Great prices. You definitely get your money's worth.... More 

1 Thank Bob T
Dubuque, Iowa
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311 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visit Jacksonville many times each year to see family, and try some of the best seafood restaurants all around the area. Tonight, we listened to other reviews and tried what looked worn down joint, but oh my gawd. Trent's is beautiful decor, fish Shack from Mayport atmosphere, outstanding choices, best preparation and excellent service. Jesse kept us filled and... More 

1 Thank Robert F
Jacksonville, United States
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107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

When my wife and I get in the mood for seafood, we think of Trent's. Try to arrive between 11-12, because the Naval Air Station is across the highway and the place fills up. We usually order fried shrimp, coleslaw, and fries. We always get large portions and usually share between us. If you complain about the portions here, go... More 

Thank Jerry D
Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and every time we're satisfied. We both ordered the seafood platter and received more than we could eat. Only issue was our waitress Sherry that seemed to snub my wife. When our drinks were low she offered to get my second beer but didn't ask my wife if she needed another glass of wine. Her tip... More 

Thank David S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the outside, a run down shack really, but the inside is big, clean and quite nice. The hush puppies were amazing. Food in general was really good here. I'd come again if I were in the area. :-) Very nice staff and dishes came out in a very reasonable amount of time. Try the... More 

Thank Jacqueline B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We don't get many opportunities to get the whole family together for a meal so today we wanted to go out for lunch. We decided on some place we haven't been in a long time, J.L.Trents. It's been around a long time so, place has to be good, right? WRONG! The atmosphere is rustic looking bordering dirty. We were sat... More 

1 Thank Mugsy_Baby
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I went to Trent's based on TripAdvisor ratings. It was so good. Please don't go if you aren't hungry. It is very laid back (families with children are welcome). The service and food are excellent especially the jumbo shrimp - grilled, fried, baked - it doesn't matter. All Good!

Thank grandchild4
Jacksonville, Florida
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Whether it's a luncheon with friends, a family-affair, or something to take home, Trent without a doubt IS THE PLACE. Located just outside the Flight Line Gate at NAS Jacksonville, across the railroad track (1.5 inside I-295 on Roosevelt Blvd), and the long hours they're open, throw in there outstanding quality of seafood--what else is there? Even there Crab Cakes... More 

Thank Charles W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4553 120th St, Jacksonville, FL 32244-4014
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-908-4202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?