Each year, more than 50 local HIV service organizations partner with 2,400+ participating restaurants, 4,100+ volunteers, and 300,000+ diners to raise over $4.5 million for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and Canada. Best part? All funds raised through a city's Dining Out For Life event stay in that city to provide help and hope to people living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville is celebrating its 18th year helping NFAN and the HIV community in Northeast Florida. This annual one-day fundraising event invites the community to dine out, take out, or have a meal delivered from one or more of our participating restaurants on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Participating restaurants will donate 25% or more of their sales to NFAN, which helps fund the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry to help those in the HIV community throughout Northeast Florida.

About the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry

Eating right is one of the most important things you can do if you live with HIV/AIDS. That’s why NFAN made the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry open to anyone living with HIV/AIDS, no matter where they get other services.

In 1990, Mary Lewis volunteered at NFAN and started the food pantry. Mary contacted grocery stores and restaurants and collected every food she could. She organized the pantry and set in place the way that HIV+ individuals could receive food.

At that time, the available HIV medications had strict instructions about taking medication so many hours before, after, or with food. The medicines also sometimes had harsh side effects, like vomiting and diarrhea. With these obstacles, having food on hand was even more critical.

Fast-forward to today, with the increasing high food cost at grocery stores, with Duval County being at the highest in the state at 20.1%*, the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry is in demand more than ever. Through the help of the Dining Out For Life® event, NFAN can ensure the pantry available to assist the HIV Community in Northeast Florida.

* source UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security (09/2022)









Partnering with us is easier than ever! We do all the marketing for you! In addition, your partnership helps Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville / NFAN put on this annual event that raises funds for the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry

On Thursday, April 27, 2023, invite your friends/family to dine out, take out, or have a meal delivered from one or more of our participating restaurant partners. They will donate 25% or more of your bill directly to NFAN's Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry.

Becoming a DOFLJax Ambassador is rewarding and FUN! Please invite your friends, family, and coworkers to participate in Dining Out For Life® and encourage them to give.

Donate and help NFAN continue funding for the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry, which helps with food assistance to the HIV community in Northeast Florida.


To be eligible to win, donate $20 or more by clicking the link to donate securely through PayPal https://bit.ly/3kAA5lY - It's that simple! 

DOFLJax 2023 Raffle Winners will be pulled/notified one week after the Dining Out For Life event. (Please make sure contact information is correct when submitting a donation through PayPal, as that is how we will contact the winners)

Enter as many times as you wish. All proceed from the raffle go directly to the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry. You do not need to present to win.

(NFAN Board Members, Employees + Family Members, and DOFLJax Volunteers are ineligible to win)

DOFLJax 2023 Raffle Prizes

Grand Prize: $1,000 Visa Gift Card

$500 Winn Dixie Gift Card

"The Bridges of Jacksonville, FL" Framed Artwork by Julie C. Fetzer (Value $250)

Four Jumbo Shrimp Dugout Reserved Tickets (Value $79)

Autobahn Indoor Speedway / Axe Throwing Session Certificate (Value $65)

Please check back to see additional raffle items added to the list.


Want to be a part of an AMAZING event that helps those in Northeast Florida? Look no further, WE ARE HERE, please contact us for more information.


DOFLJax Event Organizer / Marketing

(904) 356-1612 ext. 125 | sjones@nfanjax.org


DOFLJax Business / Restaurant Partnership

(904) 356-1612 ext. 131 | abrowning@nfanjax.org


DOFLJax Ambassador Coordinator




Oueer Eye | Food Network Chopped


Actress | Jackie Brown , The L Word


Project Runway | S8 & All Star 1 Winner


Food Network Viva Daisy!


Action News Jax   Co-Anchor


Metric Engineering Ops Supervisor

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We are accepting business partnerships and would love to have you as part of this AMAZING event. Austin Browning is ready to talk more about Dining Out For Life® (April 27).  Please contact Austin at abrowning@nfanjax.org or call (904) 356-1612 ext 131

Media Partners

Welcome to Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville's Virtual Table with Fork and Spoon. It's quick and easy. Donations can be accepted here at any time. Click the photo to be re-directed to make a secure donation through PayPal.

Tell your friends and thank you for supporting Northeast Florida AIDS Network and Dining Out For Life®.

All Donations are Tax-Free, as allowed by law — letter for taxes upon request. 

Hungry for More? Check us out on the Dining Out For Life® website.

Please check back often to see new restaurants added during the sign-up period, which is currently underway. 

Athenian Owl

9551 Baymeadows Rd, Suite #21-23
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 503-3008

Mon-Fri: 11 AM – 2:30 PM
4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sat: 10 AM – Midnight

Hours may vary; please visit athenianowljaxfl.com

Online Ordering Available through Bite Squad and Doordash

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bb’s restaurant

1019 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 306-0100

Mon-Thu: 11 AM – 10:30 PM
Fri: 11 AM – Midnight
Sat: 10 AM – Midnight
Sun: 10 AM – 9 PM

Hours may vary; please visit bbsrestaurant.com

Free Delivery within a 5-mile radius. Curbside Pickup Available.

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117 W. Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 802-7745

Lunch: Thurs 11 AM – 2 PM

Hours may vary; please visit bellwetherjax.com

Online Ordering Available Online

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3556 St. Johns Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 387-2060

Mon-Thu: 10:30 AM – 10 PM
Fri: 10:30 AM – Midnight
Sat: 8 AM – Midnight
Sun: 8 AM – 9 PM

Hours may vary; please visit biscottis.net

Free Delivery within a 5-mile radius. $20 minimum. Curbside Pickup Available.

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Black Sheep

1534 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 380-3091

Mon: Closed
Tues -Thurs: 5 PM – 9 PM
Fri-Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM
Sun: 10 AM – 3 PM

Hours may vary; please visit blacksheep5points.com

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Carmines Pie House

2677 Forbes Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 387-1400

Sun-Thurs: 11 AM – 9 PM
Fri-Sat: 11 AM – 9 PM

Hours may vary; please visit carminespiehouse.com

Carry Out and Curbside Pickup Available

Online Ordering Available through Doordash

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European Street Cafe San Marco

1704 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-9500

Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM

Hours may vary; please visit europeanstreet.com/san-marco/

Carry Out Orders Available Online

Online Ordering Available through Bite Squad

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Fred Cotten’s Landmark BBQ

1417 N. Main Street
Jacksonville, FL   32206
(904) 634-7571

Mon-Thurs: 10:30 AM – 8 PM
Fri-Sat: 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Sun: Closed

Hours may vary; please visit fredcottenslandmarkbbq.com

Online Ordering Available through Postmates


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Hamburger Mary’s Jax

3333-1 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 551-2048

Mon-Thurs: 4 PM – 11 PM
Fri-Sat: 4 PM – 2 AM
Sun: 11 AM – 10 PM

Hours may vary; please visit hamburgermarys.com/jax

Online Ordering Available through Doordash 

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Hot Dog Jen


931 King Street, Riverside
(Right in front of Walgreens)

Hotdog Jen is one of a kind and a great supporter of our community.

Enjoy a delicious Hot Dog and Chips Monday through Friday from 11:15 AM – 4 PM!

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Lola’s Burrito Joint

1522 King Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 738-7181

Sun–Thurs: 11 AM – 9 PM
Fri-Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM

Hours may vary; please visit lolasburritojoint.com

Carry Out and Curbside Pickup Available

Online Ordering Available through Doordash

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3630 Park Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32205
(904) 381-0909 

Cocktail Hour: 4 PM – 7 PM
Dinner (Tues-Sun): 5 PM – 10 PM
Brunch (Sat-Sun): 11 AM – 3:30 PM
Night Cap (Fri-Sat): 10 PM – 12 AM

Hours may vary; please visit restaurantorsay.com

Online Ordering Available through ToastTab 

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The Garage

2692 Post St
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 894-7465

Open Everyday 4pm-3am.

The Garage – Online

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The Phoenix Bar & Bowling

2600 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL   32210
(904) 619-5683

Hours:  2:00 pm – 2:00 am




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Tulua Bistro

798 3rd Street S
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 372-0915

Thurs-Tues: 8 AM – 3 PM
Closed on Wednesday

Hours may vary; please visit tuluabistro.com/

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