Moxie Kitchen & Cocktails is the only independently owned and operated restaurant built
from the ground up at the Town Center. So too is its staff. Having won the prestigious James Beard Award for best chef in 2009 & 2010, Tom Gray serves up American cuisine with a distinctly southern flair. Featuring such regional favourites as Crispy Fish Po’ Boys, Brunswick Stew, Shrimp & 3 Cheese
Grits, and Fried Chicken & Waffles, Chef Gray shows his southern roots. Yet he can still add a few surprises to the menu, with entrees like homemade gnocchi and Seared Scallops with Bacon & Gouda Creamed Corn.
Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Moxie prides itself on creating all their dishes from scratch, as well as working with a host of local farmers. This means that all their ingredients from honey and cured meats to speciality cheeses are produced locally. Another thing that brings many to the Jacksonville eatery is their vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus. This means that people with dietary restrictions can find a wealth of dishes made specifically for them. (There is even a children’s menu available at Moxie, which makes the restaurant a great place for the entire family.)
Check out Moxie’s menus here.
While the menu at Moxie has a core of favourites, the menu changes with the season. Chef Gray’s wife Sarah lends a hand when it comes to adding some of the most up to date menu items to Moxie’s menu.
Moxie also offers several dining areas, including two outdoor patios, and an upstairs lounge, as well as the main restaurant. The upstairs lounge is a great place to have a cocktail. It also allows groups a place to hold mixers Moxie features its late night happy hour in the upstairs lounge that starts at 10 pm on Friday and Saturday night.
If you’re looking for a place to go for happy hour, Moxie’s regular happy hour is offered seven days a week from 3-7 pm. This includes a $4 before five special that sweetens the deal even more for those who can manage to duck out of work before 5 pm.
If you’re looking for a place to go for Sunday brunch, Moxie offers their take on this tradition from 10 am to 3 pm. Their brunch menu includes such specialities as Pastrami Benedict, Biscuits & Gravy, and the Hangtown Omelet which includes fried oysters, bacon and avocado. They also offer an extensive menu of brunch cocktails, including bottomless Mimosas.
If you haven’t reached the bottom, after all, that, the eatery offers a number of desserts, such as Upside Down Plum Cake and Deep-Dish Buttermilk Pie, along with Vegan and gluten-free desserts.
If you’re interested in either private or group dining, Moxie Kitchen offers several private and semi-private spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 20-300 guests. This includes the Cowhide Room, which, as its name implies, has a unique personality all its own. This room adjoins the upstairs bar and can accommodate up to 28 guests. Those interested in finding out more about group bookings should call Erica Schiavone at 904-373- 7932.
As for checking out this unique dining experience, Moxie Kitchen & Cocktails is located in the Town Center at 4972 Big Island Drive next to the Nordstrom Rack, tucked behind the Verizon store. Because when it comes to finding a dining venue that offers something different in Jacksonville, this is most definitely a restaurant with real moxie.
Also, feel free to peruse their website located at http://moxiefl.com/
Zachary Schwartz grew up in a heritage of print guide magazines to help people explore communities. While working to create a new magazine in 2013, he decided to take his families company online. This was no small feat and it began over four years ago. Since then he’s undergone four attempts trying to solve the same problem of helping people explore a community online. From website to website to app, Zachary built TheCity.Guide in Jacksonville, FL and won OneSpark in 2015 for Technology. He’s recruited what the Business Journal calls “The Best Tech Team in Jax”! His latest attempt, intoGo, is quickly gaining traction in the market with over 15,000 users in its’ first few months. Zachary is set on making it easier for people to find things to do and he’s making great progress towards that goal! LOOKING FOR A RESTAURANT WITH REAL MOXIE?