Treylor Park, the Savannah-based restaurant that offers unique menu items such as PB&J Chicken Wings and Chicken and Pancake Tacos, is opening a location in Nocatee this spring.
Owner Trey Wilder, who opened Treylor Park in October 2104 and Hitch in July 2016, said after 10 years of working at food and beverage establishments in New York City, he wanted to open a restaurant that was focused on quality and customer service.
“In New York, people were doing too much and were getting pulled away from customer service,” he said. “I wanted to simplify our concept and offer menu items that I grew up with.”
Treylor Park’s menu has a spin on classics such as a sloppy joes and potpie, as well as Southern-inspired fare such as the Chicken Biscuit, fried chicken on a buttermilk biscuit topped with sausage gravy and fried collard greens.
“The menu is different, but not too different where you wouldn’t want to try it,” Wilder said.
Within eight months of the opening of Treylor Park, Wilder said the restaurant received recognition from the media and has since been featured on television shows such as “Food Paradise” on the Travel Channel.
“We just do what we do and word gets out,” he said. “It’s hard to find places that are doing something different.”
Wilder said while his goal was to open one Treylor Park location a year for five years, it will likely be one every year and a half.
“It’s a very aggressive goal, but I believed in the brand from the get-go,” he said. “I knew my experience in New York would be helpful and it was, and my brand took off.”
The Treylor Park location will be in the Nocatee Town Center at 158 Marketside Ave. in Ponte Vedra Beach.
“Ponte Vedra being between St. Augustine and Jacksonville, which will both be good markets for us, is a good starting point,” Wilder said. “Nocatee is up and coming and there’s a need for something new there.”
The 3,200-square-foot location will have 150 inside seats as well as a 900-square-foot patio with additional seating.
“We’re going to bring down there what we do here,” Wilder said. “I guarantee there will be tweaks depending upon the crowd and what they want.”
He added, “We’ll bring in a neutral menu that will appeal to everyone, but if we get a lot of families, we might look at a kid’s menu.”
Wilder said he plans to open additional locations in Jacksonville.
“We’ll open as many as Jacksonville will allow,” he said. “We don’t want to oversaturate the market or our brand, so we’ll take one at a time.”
For more information about Treylor Park, visit treylorpark.com.