After sitting empty for more than two years, The Millhouse Steakhouse site on Jacksonville’s Northside will soon be home to a new taphouse concept.
Flying Fish Taphouse plans to take over the restaurant at 1341 Airport Road, according to an application recently approved by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
The restaurant, located just 2.5 miles from Jacksonville International Airport, would be just one of a handful of restaurants along the stretch between I-95 and the airport. Others include Ruby Tuesday, LongHorn Steakhouse, Zaxby’s, Waffle House, Denny’s and Dunkin’.
Flying Fish Taphouse owners could not immediately be reached for comment.
The restaurant opened as The Millhouse Steakhouse in late 2005. Its large menu included generous portions of seafood, chicken and veal, but 28-day dry-aged steaks – including Filet Mignon and Cajun Crusted Ribeye – were the main attraction.
The restaurant appears to have closed in late 2019 or early 2020.
Jacksonville Beach-based QBS Investments bought the 5,920-square-foot restaurant for nearly $925,000 in March, according to a search of property records.
A plan review shows the restaurant can seat as many as 250 guests, including more than 50 seats in what will be a new 1,400-square foot second dining and bar area. A 1,200-square-foot patio is also planned, according to a building permit on file with the city. | Continue reading
Southern staple is the newest sweet spot
Move over decadent milkshakes. Make way for the cobbler.
In a trend we didn’t see coming, the cobbler – a name first used in the early 19th century but whose roots date back to Colonial America – is the latest dessert-focused restaurant concept.
And now it’s coming to Jacksonville.
Peach Cobbler Factory, founded less than 10 years ago, is planning its first Northeast Florida restaurant at Ortega Park, the re-imagined and redeveloped Roosevelt Square near historic Ortega. There, it will join recent newcomers First Watch and Chipotle as well as mainstays LongHorn Steakhouse, Metro Diner, Chick-fil-A and others.
The company announced the new location this week. An opening date was not immediately available.
In addition to its namesake Peach Cobbler, the restaurant’s cobbler lineup includes Strawberry Peach, Blackberry Peach, Mango Peach, Honey Apple, Caramel Apple, Cinnamon Praline Peach, Apple Walnut Raisin, Strawberry, Blackberry, Cherry and Sweet Potato Pecan – all served with ice cream.
But Peach Cobbler Factory is more than just cobblers. Another Southern favorite, banana pudding, is on the menu and includes Oreo, Strawberry, Nutella and Red Velvet varieties. And there are cinnamon rolls, too, in Vanilla and Nutella flavors, as well as a Cobbler Stuffed Cinnamon Roll.
Founded in Nashville in 2013, Peach Cobbler Factory has 12 locations open, from New Orleans to Atlanta to Savannah, according to the company’s website. In addition to Jacksonville, at least four others are in the works and the company has agreements in place to open dozens more across a dozen or more states.
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The Florida Times-Union
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