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Jax Beach seafood restaurant to reopen after nearly 12 years

Corey Perrine
Florida Times-Union
Executive chef and owner Khan Vongdara is shown on Jan. 12, 2023 at Crabcake Factory Seafood Grille & Bar in Jacksonville Beach.

Nearly a dozen years after closing, a popular Jacksonville-area restaurant known for its signature Chesapeake Bay jumbo lump crab cakes is welcoming guests back to its table.

Executive Chef and owner Kahn Vongdara, who opened Crabcake Factory Seafood Grille & Bar in 2007 and then led its kitchen until the restaurant closed in 2012, plans to reopen the iconic Jacksonville Beach restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 19.

The restaurant returns to its longtime location — 1396 Beach Blvd. at Penman Road — with a menu Vongdara says will showcase his authentic Maryland-style crabcakes, other fresh seafood and fish plus Black Angus steaks hand-cut in-house. Also coming back is the Super Sunday brunch featuring all-you-can-eat fresh seafood, bottomless Mimosas and more.

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