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

KC Crave
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Jacksonville, Florida and Lunenburg
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank chellyfla
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  • English first
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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
245 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Roadwarrior1000
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Gussyh
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Marla S
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Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank smfbuzz
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