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“Doesn't Live Up to the Hype” 3 of 5 stars
Review of KC Crave - CLOSED

KC Crave
1161 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904 595 5660
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Jacksonville, Florida and Lunenburg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Doesn't Live Up to the Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

This place is the new rage in Jacksonvile Beach. It has great decor and a lively downstairs vibe...too lively. On the evening we dined there, hoards of unescorted, well turned out young women arrived for dinner but they were not part of a party, delegation or convention. Coincidence? Perhaps.

The word on the street was that the food was fabulous and the portions were enormous. Neither was the case. The salmon dish was quite good but the rest was just average. They are proud of their appetizer hummus but I found it severely over-engineered. In the meantime, the young ladies just got louder and louder as no hoards of young gentlemen arrived to amend their unrestrained histrionics.

I do not recommend dinner in the downstairs section of this restaurant for people over 40 years of age. With that said, the prices were really quite reasonable and the check was relatively small. Our red wine selection, recommended by our companion at $8 per glass, was excellent. And if you love to watch easy on the eyes young women dine, or hope for an impromptu pick up, then this place is for you. The upstairs requires reservations. Perhaps it is quiter and more "reserved." We will try this place again with a reservation and find out. With time, we think it is quite possible that KC Krave will turn out to be a solid long term asset for the Beaxhes community.

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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Jacksonville Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

There are several good restaurants in Jax Beach, but KC Crave has set some new standards. Excellent food and service. Portions are for sharing, and they are large. You tend to over order.
Even though the restaurant was full the kitchen kept up to the challenge.
There is also quite a bar scene both inside and outside the restaurant.
Only criticism is the cocktails are let down by the soda fountain type mixers I.e. the tonic was tasteless, so was the ginger ale.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Must Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

KC Crave is exactly what Jax Beach needed! An upscale restaurant with reasonable prices, and the happy hour is the best out there! The service was outstanding, and I love the atmosphere. One of my new favorite spots.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

There were 6 of us that reserved a tap table upstairs. Neat concept and cozy booth for a large group. We all had a blast! The food is fantastic. Portions are large so be sure to share with your table. Deserts are a must try...all of them were so good! Service is spot on and very friendly. Highly recommend this place as it is one of the best restaurants at Jax Beach! For the amount of food you get the price is way less than I thought it would be including the beer we all drank from the tap at the table.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, food underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Menu looked really good too. Some of the food was ok, but the ribs were cold. The exotic appearing dishes on the menu ended up being pretty boring and average.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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