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Our Story

How did a couple of young Ohio Buckeyes, who grew up wanting to be a pilot and a children’s author, grow up to meet at a Reds game in 1997, and end up buying a bar and grill? Scroll down to learn more about the story of Cliffs Bar and Grill and how it came into the hands of our current owners, Daniel & Shae Lathrop.


  • In 1996, Mike wanted to open up a second family sandwich and beer shop called Cliffs after his Dad’s restaurant in the Carolinas which was located ironically, on a cliff! And so the legacy began…

  • In 1998, Cliffs was sold to the amazing Miss Kay who relocated the business to Florida and transformed the restaurant into a cherished gem in East Arlington…and into the establishment, we know today!

  • In 2004, Miss Kay sold Cliffs Bar & Grill to Jim & Lori who elevated the now popular venue into a Jacksonville community icon, offering live entertainment and hosting many charity events.

  • Fast forward to 2014, there were big shoes left to fill when Jim & Lori decided it was time for the next chapter in their lives.

  • Not only did Daniel & Shae develop a fast friendship with Jim & Lori through the purchase of the business, but so did Daniel & Shae’s ambition to keep the dream, history, and legacy of Cliffs alive and growing!



Our dream began with our desire to combine our shared passion of cooking and cocktails with our love for entertaining our close friends and family. We have always enjoyed being together in the kitchen, planning our next gathering, event, or themed party… as well as chasing down the newest restaurants in town. After getting entirely too burned out in the Management and IT industries, we relocated ourselves and our dreams to Jacksonville, Florida. Shortly after moving, we became loyal “Cliffhangers” at Cliffs and met former owners Jim & Lori. Who would of known that we would now be owners of Cliffs Bar & Grill!

Thanks to the continued support of our family, staff, friends, and community Cliffs stays true to being your favorite place to hang, offering something for every one, every day. Cheer to many more happy moments and memories to come!

With Much Love & Gratitude,
Daniel & Shae

Tasty Breakfast

 Satisfy your jaguar-sized appetite with some of the tastiest selections we have to offer! 

Birthdays & Events

What better way to celebrate your special occasion than with your very own craft experience?

Contact us any time about ensuring your event is catered to perfection!

Live Music & cocktails

Enjoy a night of Jackson’s musical talent paired with any of our amazing signature drinks!

“Tasty food, Live Music,
Cocktail Drinks, & More.”

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