Flagler Beach’s Cajun Beach Boil & Sushi Announces Closure


Cajun Beach Boil & Sushi, the restaurant that opened along SR-A1A not even one year ago, has announced that it will be closing. The circumstances of the closure were unusual, and the restaurant was still announcing live music bookings within the last week.

The demise of the restaurant also marks the latest in a series of unfortunate events for tenants at 1112 S Ocean Shore Blvd dating back multiple years, despite a pleasing outdoor schematic and seemingly prime operating location.

A Strange Closure

The closure of the business was announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page Wednesday morning, with the owners appearing to be just as confused as the dozens of commenters reacting to the news.

“Upon arriving at Cajun Beach Boil and Sushi this morning we were informed that one of the partners without notice to the other partner, the employees or vendors had begun the process of closing the restaurant!” the post said. “I want to thank all of the employees and loyal guest for believing in us through the struggles! If you’re a fan of our food we will return!”

Cajun Beach Boul and Sushi opened in August 2023, started by owners Patrick McKinny and Linda MacDonald. The pair were frequently seen working the bar and mingling with guests during business hours, with Patrick’s signature New Orleans Saints football cap a common sight for patrons. He in particular had operated over a dozen restaurants prior to this.

A Troubled Location

Prior to Cajun moving in, the location operated for years as Jimmy’s Hang Ten. That ended in 2021, when owner Jimmy Harris was arrested on three felony counts of lewd/lascivious molestation of his 14-year-old stepdaughter. He was later sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The girl’s mother and Harris’ wife, Jayne Harris, attempted to continue the business as Jayne’s Hang Ten for a short time thereafter. In November 2021 their business closed for good. Now, the closure of Cajun Beach Boil and Sushi leaves the beachfront restaurant again looking for an occupant.