Grumpy’s Restaurant was always a dream of US NAVY Cook, known as Chef Grumpy, "The Bad Mood Dude". After retiring, Grumpy decided to take a leap of faith and continue to serve his community. That is where Grumpy's Restaurant all began. Over the past 20 years, locations changed, staff came and went, but Grumpy stayed committed to serving his community and military comrades. Grumpy never wavered on his commitment to excellent home-style cooking, attention-to-detail, sweet southern hospitality and serving a hungry-person's portion at a working class price.

Grumpy's Restaurant is a full-service American & Southern style diner developed and perfected since 1999. Our award-winning kitchen and decorated head chef, Grumpy serve both quality interpretations of American and Southern diner dishes along with daring and universally appealing new ventures of diner foods for: breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Menu items are fresh, made to order and always made from scratch. Grumpy’s offers an array of daily and weekly chalk board specials, a variety of sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, signature coffee, fresh squeezed juices, homemade hot chocolate and desserts.

Grumpy's commitment to our customer’s experience, has built loyal followers and made Grumpy’s a beloved neighborhood spot. Grumpy’s has never been more popular and highly awarded as it is today; as our customers have grown well outside of our Orange Park, FL home. We are very proud of our most recent accolades:

Voted Jacksonville’s Best Overall Restaurant, Best Breakfast, Best Crab Cakes, Best Place To Work & Best Kept Secret by: The Florida Times Union, & Bold City Best 2019.

Voted Jacksonville’s Best Overall Restaurant, Best Crab Cakes & Best Sandwich by: The Florida Times Union, & Bold City Best 2018.

Voted Clay County’s Best Breakfast & Best American Restaurant by: Folio Weekly Magazine and

Voted Jacksonville’s Best Breakfast by: CW17, New4Jax & Jax Best.

Voted Jacksonville’s Best Place To Work by: Jacksonville Business Journal.

Voted Best Mom & Pop Restaurant by: Jacksonville Magazine.

Voted Clay County’s Best Breakfast & Best Sweet Tea by: The Clay Today Newspaper, & Best Of Clay.

Earning TripAdvisor’s Certificate Of Excellence.

Grumpy's Restaurant is traditional Americana! We are bringing dining back to its roots!

Don’t forget about Grumpy, your favorite bad mood dude! But don’t worry, No One Leaves Grumpy!


Grumpy’s Restaurant was born out of passion and love for bringing family and friends together over great diner food. Our commitment and mission are to deliver the highest quality dining experience at an affordable price for families everywhere. All while closing at 2:00PM, providing the ultimate family, work and life balance.