Beach Road Fish House and Chicken Dinners, formerly Beach Road Chicken Dinners, first opened its doors in 1939 by Earl Majors. The quickly popular restaurant was given its name due to its prime location on Atlantic Blvd, which at the time was the only road that led from town to the beach. Since 1939, Beach Road Chicken Dinners has undergone three changes of ownership and the addition of a banquet room, but little else changed until Nathan Stuart and Margo Klar purchased it in May 2019 with the intentions of revitalizing a piece of Jacksonville’s history, and seeing that it rises back to its once famed glory and becomes a local favorite again.
Nathan comes from a family of fishermen with 3 generations of seafood retail and wholesale experience. Nathan's grandfather Louis Stuart had one of the first seafood markets in Jacksonville called Intracoastal Fisheries. After getting married in the summer of 2018 to a native Californian with a love, palate, and passion for good food, Nathan and Margo decided to take on the challenge of becoming a local favorite in the competitive Jacksonville food scene. The Stuarts also own OP Fish House and Oyster Bar in Orange Park (opened in December 2018). They pride themselves on serving great southern food made only from the highest quality ingredients in their scratch kitchens. OP Fish House and Oyster Bar is known as a family atmosphere where generations of local patrons dine with tourist on local and often owner caught seafood. With Beach Road Fish House and Chicken Dinners, the hope to merge the best that OP Fish House has to offer with the classic favorites that Beach Road is known for. Whether it's a catered event, football game, a wedding, or just dinner with the family, let Beach Road Fish House and Chicken Dinners take care of you.