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Whispers Oyster Bar & Crabs now open in downtown Jacksonville

The Florida Times-Union logo The Florida Times-Union 6/17/2019 By Teresa Stepzinski, The Florida Times-Union
a sign on the side of a building: Whispers Oyster Bar & Crabs recently opened at 331 W. Forsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville. [Teresa Stepzinski/Florida Times-Union] © Teresa Stepzinski/Florida Times-/The Florida Times-Union/TNS Whispers Oyster Bar & Crabs recently opened at 331 W. Forsyth St. in downtown Jacksonville. [Teresa Stepzinski/Florida Times-Union]

Downtown Jacksonville dwellers, workers and visitors have a new seafood restaurant for lunch, dinner and happy hour specials.

Whispers Oyster Bar & Crabs recently opened at 331 W. Forsyth St., in the former The Bank BBQ & Bakery space.

The restaurant offers a menu filled with oysters, crabs and other seafood as well as pasta, wings, jerk and curry chicken, pork chops and other dishes showcasing Caribbean and Southern cuisine.

It's open from 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Among its lunch specials are $5 wings and $7 shrimp baskets. Other specials include $12.99 junior crab in a bag, $10.99 shrimp pasta and $9.99 jerk pasta. Leading its side dishes are collard greens, mac & cheese, rice and peas and yellow rice.

The restaurant also offers a 10 percent discount to TIAA Bank and other employees at downtown businesses and government offices, according to its Facebook page.

Happy hour is 5-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and it also offers Margarita Mondays and a variety of other drink specials.

Teresa Stepzinski: (904) 359-4075

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