I initially drove right past Pinegrove Market & Deli in Jacksonville. We were in a neighborhood cruising around, and all of a sudden, there’s Pinegrove.
We arrived about ten minutes too early, so we sat outside in my car impatiently.
It’s not very big inside, but that certainly did not stop our excitement when we saw the butcher counter across from us and the giant chalkboard next to it. We were greeted by a gentleman to our immediate right standing at the counter under the “Order Here” sign, asking if we had been there before. We had not.
TO BREAKFAST OR NOT?
It was still on the early side, so while breakfast was under consideration for our meal, my mind was set on lunch fare. All hell broke loose (aka we ordered a bunch) once we placed our initial order. Before we knew it, there was a second-round in the books.
The burgers are ground in house. The beauty that I enjoyed, the Big Bud Burger (8 oz. burger topped with fried jalapeños, sautéed mushrooms, gouda & cheddar cheeses on a grilled brioche bun) was exactly what I needed. I normally would steer clear of a burger with so many toppings, but that gouda cheese and fried jalapeños combo called out to me.
We ordered about eight items from the menu; most are pictured below and barely made a dent on trying everything. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and those chicken sliders were killers.
Pinegrove Market & Deli would be my first and only stop to pick up steaks for grilling at home if I lived in Jacksonville.
The burgers, well for those I’d eat in.
Pinegrove Market and Deli
1511 Pine Grove Avenue