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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Aug. 2, 202201:10 PM EST

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux targets site in front of the Durbin Park Cinemark in St. Johns County

It is the ninth Florida location for the Louisiana-based restaurant chain.

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based chain whose co-owner is former NFL quarterback Drew Brees, has a site targeted at The Pavilion at Durbin Park in St. Johns County.

A property site plan for the shopping center shows Walk-On’s as a 5,000-square-foot restaurant in front of the Cinemark Durbin Park & XD theater.

The Pavilion is at Florida 9B and West Peyton Parkway off Interstate 95 in northwest St. Johns County.

The Durbin Park landlord leasing agents are The Shopping Center Group Partner Stephanie McCullough and Senior Vice President Kelly Pulignano with TSCG.

A property site plan shows Walk-On’s in front of the Cinemark Durbin Park & XD theater.

Walk-On’s opened Sept. 9, 2003, near Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium. 

It franchises and has more than 100 restaurants in 15 states. There are eight in Florida, with the closest on International Drive in Orlando.

“Our concept was born in the shadows of Tiger Stadium – where tailgate parties and game day hype are our expertise. Whether you’re at Walk-On’s for dinner with the family, date night, cocktails with the girls or to watch a game on the big screen, we’re always happy to share our Louisiana culture with you,” says the website.

Walk-On’s describes itself as “a place where over-the-top enthusiasm and culture is the daily norm.”

An online menu shows starters, classics, salads, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, po’boys, wraps, tacos, sides, desserts and specialties, as well as a bar drink menu.

The bar area at Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux in Tampa features a collection of TVs. (Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux)

Burgers start at $9.99, sandwiches at $11.99, specialties at $12.99 and seafood at $15.99.

Items include Cajun Queseaux, a mix of sour cream, jalapeños, diced tomatoes;  Cajundillas, made with chipotle tortilla, chicken, andouille sausage, boudin, caramelized onions, jack cheese with red beans and rice; Voodoo Shrimp & Grits; Duck & Andouille Gumbo; Red Beans; and Crawfish Étouffé 

“What sets us apart from all others though, is our authentic, mouthwatering Louisiana cuisine prepared fresh in a from-scratch kitchen. That includes seafood, traditional Cajun cuisine and burgers built for two hands. Like Louisiana, food is truly Walk-On’s calling card and the reason you’ll keep coming back for more,” says the site.

The site said Walk-On’s founders Brandon Landry and Jack Warner became friends as unrecruited and unsigned walk-ons on the LSU basketball team. 

“While traveling across the country, they were able to visit some of the best restaurants and sports bars and began to recognize the need for such a concept in Baton Rouge, especially near LSU.”

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