The Black Creek Cafe has down home Southern country food. Fried Chicken, Steak, Catfish, Meat Loaf, vegetables, mashed potatoes, great biscuits, etc. It is a popular local hangout and has a family atmosphere. Decor is simple. The staff makes you feel very welcome.
Favorite Dish: A generous helping of meat loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable, and a biscuit is $3.99 for lunch. Try it!
The food is pretty authentic and the portions are decent. It is owned and run by a local family and has a family atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was Number 28 the Cheese Enchiladas Plate.
They are building a new shopping mall on the outskirts of Middleburg so you do not have to drive all the way to Orange Park to do some major shopping. The mall is still under construction. I will try to let you know when it is finished and all the details.
Social life in Middleburg revolves around family, so Omega Park (run by the Middleburg Athletic Association) is the central point to go to. Omega Park has tennis courts, athletic fields, a playground etc. There are a number of youth football, baseball, and soccer teams. When there is a game lots of people show up to cheer for the kids and visit freinds and neighbors. If you are a member of the Board of Directors of the Middleburg Athletic Association, you have arrived socially.
According to the Internet, there are around 10,000 people in the Middleburg area. I think they are exaggerating. When they have the 4th of July Parade, however, it looks like around 15,000 people attend and or march in the parade. Middleburg is a very patriotic little town.