July 6, 2020
2805 S. Oceanshore Blvd. (AIA)
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136
has been at this same beachfront location since 1947; that qualifies it
as an Old Florida eating establishment.
It is directly on the ocean and just about every booth or table has a view of the ocean.
There is also outside dining. It's pretty hard to get closer to the ocean while dining unless you pack a picnic basket and go sit in the surf.
The menu is what you'd expect of a seaside place; lots of seafood dishes, conch fritters, beer, wine, salads and a large assortment of meal options ranging from sandwiches to complete "surf side dinners".
The kitchen knows how to steam, grill, blacken and prepare all kinds of food the way you like including the good old frying method. They also have good salads.
Although this place has always been known as Snack Jack, the most recent owners wanted to change the name to High Tides.
Their sense of history prevailed, and they came up with the compromised name of High Tides At Snack Jack. They did not compromise, however, on the original charm that has made Snack Jack such a favorite.
The minute you walk inside the rambling rustic building, you will feel like you've been transported to a surfing museum. The walls and ceilings are festooned with all kinds of interesting objects including surf boards.
It's a very pleasant visual experience. The main dining room also has a small bar that is inviting to the diner who likes to eat at the bar or just have a drink.
Snack Jack is a very popular place, especially on weekends. If you want to park on the restaurant property, you will have to use valet parking. There is also parking along the side streets on the west side of Highway A1A.
Don't dress up to go to Snack Jacks. Tee shirt, shorts and flip flops are always in style here.