Hungry for some local food on your way to a show? Want a cool “locals only” spot to visit after the finale for dessert and conversation? Check out these local hot spots recommended by Thrasher-Horne Center staff members, and let us introduce you to the best our area has to offer! With Thrasher-Horne Center Food Finds, we plan to bring you a bi-weekly spotlight that will turn your simple night at the theatre into a full-fledged event that you and your guests will remember for years to come!
UPDATE: As of March 2017, SnacShack has become a permanent fixture of St. Johns River State College! They have moved their retail operations to the Student Center on campus at 283 College Drive. Their hours have changed, but they are still accessible to the general public during business hours. Their previous Jefferson Crossing location is now used exclusively for offsite catering.
First up on our list is SnacShack , located in the Jefferson Crossing Center and one of College Drive’s best kept secrets. Whether you are looking for a comfortable spot to relax with friends, or a quick and delicious meal, this independently owned bakery always does the trick.
With modular seating arrangements and deep leather club seats evoking a cozy living room feel, Snac Shack makes the perfect location for your entire party. A favorite of neighboring St. John’s River State College students, you’ll find free wifi, board games, and a plethora of books and magazines to pass your time. This modern cafe provides an excellent choice for pre-theatre coffee and snacks and is only a half mile from the Thrasher-Horne, ensuring you’ll be in your seat right on time for the curtain to rise.
In addition to the fresh baked breads and pastries, Snac Shack offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and their wildly popular pretzel bites. There are also daily specials and a mountain of homemade desserts.
PRO TIP: Each ticket to a Thrasher-Horne performance purchased through the Box Office has a coupon on the back for a Free Coffee and Bagel.
Pay a visit to Snac Shack before your next show. We promise you won’t regret it!
179 College Drive
at Jefferson Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32065
Tu–Fri 8a – 6p
Sat 9a – 4p
Sun & Mon – Closed