About Us

Our History

Founded and Owned by the Akel brothers, Charley and Johnny, the very first Seafood Express & More Restaurant location opened its doors to business in 1999. Prior to opening the restaurant, both brothers had spent most of their lifes in the restaurant industry. Charley had operated a successful seafood restaurant chain for more than 16 years and Johnny used to own and operate a restaurant called Seafood Express.

The idea for Seafood Express & More was partly inspired by a seafood takeout window in Downtown where Johnny used to own that was called Seafood Express. Based around family and friendly service, The Akel brothers felt it was only fitting to carry on the name and incorporate that idea into their own business.

Seafood Express & More’s menu includes a fantastic selection of seafood prepared just the way you like it, as well as chicken, burgers, pasta and other landlubber favorites. We serve lunch and dinner, with everything cooked to order! We also offer a wide selection of wines and beers. So, whether you’re with your family or just need a quick bite to eat, stop by and see us at one of our two locations. You’ll always find fast, exceptional service and delicious, savory dishes that have to be tasted to be believed!

From the very start, the Akel brothers made it their mission to provide quick service and the freshest seafood available, all in a family-friendly environment. Dedicated to running the business in accordance with those ideas, Seafood Express & More quickly grew in popularity, and by late 2008, they had to move to a bigger location, opening a second restaurant just a year later.

Northside Location


  • 12961 N. Main Street
    Jacksonville, Florida 32218

  • Call: (904) 751-7010

  • Fax: (904) 751-7021

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Hours of Operation

  • Mon – Thurs: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Fri: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sat: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sun: 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Holiday Hours

  • Christmas Eve: 10:30 am till 9:00 pm
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED
  • New Years Eve: 10:30 am till 9:00 pm
Southside Location


  • 3505 St. Johns Bluff Road S.
    Jacksonville, Florida 32224

  • Call: (904) 683-7637

  • Fax: (904) 683-7611

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