Deno Hicks Jacksonville 5 favorites
Deno Hicks

Deno Hicks

Deno is the President of River North Strategies.

For a Jacksonville Local, Here Are Some Favorites

Many of us will take some time off between Christmas and the New Year.

More than most years, I suspect the vast majority of Jacksonvillians will stay close to home this holiday season.

Between the economic effects of the pandemic and the sudden rise of e-commerce, our local businesses can use all of our support.

I figured I would share some of my favorite local spots, places I hope to visit with my family over the holiday or in 2021:


This is our favorite place to go when dining out as a family. It’s a great local barbecue spot in Atlantic Beach and the kids love the outdoor space.

Whit’s Frozen Custard

Did you know frozen custard/ice cream tastes great even when it’s chilly outside? Eating an ice cream cone is like a mini-vacation and this Jacksonville spot offers just the right getaway.


This is our favorite place for “date night.” It has great food and ambience and will always have great memories for us.

The Mini Bar Donuts

My kids go absolutely nuts for this place with the outdoor courtyard and oversized chalk board.

LA Fitness

This is the gym I go to at the beaches when I need to blow off steam and get fit.

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