The bright exterior of the Back 40 restaurant

Back 40 Urban Cafe

A cozy space serving eclectic island and south of the border cuisine.

Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: Closed

The original and beloved Back 40 is located on South Dixie Highway. What was once a quaint home built in 1897, is now a restaurant that offers locals and tourists good food with good company.

The menu includes items with fusion flavors from regions closer to the equator: signature quesadillas, tacos, burritos, and wraps. It also has a generous selection of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A few dessert specials to enjoy are the restaurant's homemade key lime pie, mud pie, and chocolate chip brownie.

Happy hour is held daily from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. where tacos are $3.00 each. All dressings and salsa are made in the kitchen, and they keep local by carrying their own datil pepper sauce.

Guests may dine in or choose to do takeout. Shaded patio seating is available too.

It's open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day but Sunday.

There are two other Back 40 locations in St. Johns County:

Back 40 Urban Fresh

Back 40 A1A - Beach

Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun: Closed