Eddie V's Prime Seafood

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Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Restaurant
Genre Fine dining
Founded 2000 (2000)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Founder Guy Villavaso
Larry Foles
Headquarters 1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando, Florida, U.S. 32837
Number of locations
14 (September 2015)
Area served
Texas, California, Arizona
Key people
Eugene Lee (Interim CEO/Chairman[1] of Darden and President of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group)
Guy Villavaso (Co-Founder)
Larry Foles (Co-Founder)
John Carver (Corporate Chef)
Products Seafood
Parent Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Website www.eddiev.com
Footnotes / references

Eddie V's Prime Seafood is an American restaurant chain specializing in seafood, aged steaks, and live music. Eddie V's dining rooms use earthy tones, stone, and leather. Live jazz is featured and premium steaks are offered with sides including Brussels sprouts with bacon, fries with parmesan and chives, and roasted beets with candied walnuts.[3] The menu is seasonal and based on local availability. The brand also offers a gluten-free menu.[4]


The first Eddie V's was opened in Austin, Texas in 2000 by Guy Villavaso and Larry Foles.[2] In 2011, the brand was sold for $59 million cash to Darden Restaurants, Inc. and became a part of Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group.[5]


As of May 2013, there are a total of 12 Eddie V's restaurants (which also operates Wildfish Seafood Grille), located in Texas, Arizona, and California[6][7]) located throughout Texas, California, Arizona, Illinois, and Florida.[8]


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