I'm going to be doing some traveling in the next few weeks, starting with visiting some friends in Fernandina Beach, which is apparently a small town near Jacksonville. I don't know how small it is, but if anyone is familiar with any good places to eat, I'd appreciate the heads-up. Nothing expensive, but just nice, local, affordable, good restaurants would be fine.
After that, I'm visiting the University of South Florida in Tampa, where I'll be starting a Masters program in January. I am doing the majority of the classes online, via distance learning, so I'm not moving to the area -- I'd just like to know if there is anything good near the USF campus for my rare trips out there. I don't know Tampa very well at all, but I doubt I'll go as far as Ybor City for a meal (unless it's extremely close to USF). Again, I'm looking for any local joints, college-type places, low prices, big portions, good quality, any style.
Thanks in advance!