Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moxiefl.com/
  • Phone: 9049989744x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH Monday - Friday from 11am - 3:30pm.
    BRUNCH Saturday + Sunday from 11am - 3:30pm.
    DINNER nightly beginning at 3:30pm. (Sunday til 9:30pm, Monday - Thursday til 10pm, Friday and Saturday til 11pm).
    HANDCRAFTED HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday from 3pm - 7pm.
    LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Friday + Saturday 10pm - close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Gray
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Town Center Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Chef Tom Gray brings "locally-owned" to the Town Center neighborhood with his new American restaurant, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails at the Markets at Town Center. The two-time James Beard Award nominated chef and his skilled team favor a fresh, contemporary approach providing creative inspirations for lunch and dinner and weekend brunches.

An “American flavors from coast to coast” menu offers fresh takes on classic favorites while the craft cocktails, local brews and Cal-centric wine menu command their own attention.

Inside the two-story restaurant, an urban rustic decor sets a modern tone to the dining rooms, and the buzz of the open kitchen and bars make for a lively atmosphere. Open air patios and covered dining terraces provide outdoor dining options year round with views on the nearby lake.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
159 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)special occasion (62)hot spot (58)good for groups (57)vibrant bar scene (44)great for brunch (43)great for outdoor dining (42)great for lunch (39)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (32)romantic (24)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (10)Show More
  • MOXIE IS HAPPENING!
    SHARPKNIFEVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at Moxie was impressive. Excellent trout dish and friendly service. Took a chance but will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wasn't impressed by the menu or drinks! The service was ok....out waiter was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    ccngreg
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first visit and definitely will not be our last.... GREAT service, amazing atmosphere, and fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We've been here 4 times already and 4 out of 4 we get good food and great service. Try the chicken livers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been back three times since our first visit. The food is excellent and the servers are well trained and personable. It's a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    pnutjax
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Moxie is a great place for good food, good drinks and fun with friends. Staff was first rate. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I last visited Moxie Kitchen in January and left with a less than favorable impression - I'm happy to say things seem to have improved! Our server was delightful, as was everyone we interacted with.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Improved
    WanderingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It seems that the kitchen has matched the excellence of the bar. Great salmon dish for lunch! Cocktail program is one of best in city.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another fantastic experiece
    engineroVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Moxie continues to wow us! On this visit, Chef Scott Bevis let us taste the collard greens he testing for the labor day festivities planned for the following day. Amazing! I also have to plug the meat and cheese tray. This was the first time we indulged and it was well worth it. A smorgasbord of delights accompany your choice of meats and/or cheeses. The honeycomb on the side was a lovely touch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unacceptable loud party table
    fm527
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    wife and I had anniversary dinner reservations - restaurant aware of occasion. seated in room with birthday party for large table of women celebrating 50th birthday. perfectly acceptable - occasionally loud but appropriately so. then shortly after that table left, another large party of young men were seated celebrating a 30th birthday. frequently loud and occasionally profane. manager attempted to keep table subdued once - worked temporarily (very short-lived). we expected better from what had become one of our favorite restaurants. unacceptable and managers were made aware after the fact. We will return based upon our previous experiences but will not tolerate such an experience again
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hits and misses
    flafoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambiance was was nice, but felt very purposeful and almost corporate. Which is odd for such a small place. The portions were microscopic. Everything on the menu sounded 7/10's good. Like " fresh plank grilled snapper(yum!) with broccoli toothpaste dressing (wtf) ". not a terrible place for a double date, or to be scene or take a client. But it really misses the mark as a memorable location to revisit often.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    amang828
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My friends and I enjoyed ourselves for our birthday. The whole vibe of the place was awesome, the food was great and the service was superb. Thanks, Adrienne M.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent service!
    Psquare
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Not the place for a quiet conversation, yet the place has a nice vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love Moxie Kitchen. Great food, just the right portions. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Presentation
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our first dining experience here: the ambience, the furnishings and decor, the food presentation and the professional wait service was of much higher caliber than expected. Unfortunately, it had been a rough day for myself and my dining partner, and although the food was presented well and tasted just fine, it was nothing exceptional. Apparently enjoying Happy Hour drink prices, the ladies seated behind us were loudly discussing every negative aspect of employees and human resources in their company... I think we could enjoy this restaurant another time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Approachable management
    Stig
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Manager was very accommodating to our needs. Great concept...train service, service as there's lots of competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions-great food
    QualityfoodalwaysVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food is great and the ingredient combination in their salads is fantastic, but the plate sizes are very small. If your hungry and you go there for lunch, do not get the lunch size portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was pretty tasty however the reservation process was not a successful one. In my vast experience with reservations, a table is reserved for a specific time for the customer. However, when I arrived at Moxie the hostess seemed clueless. I was first taken to a stranger’s party table as if I wasn’t the person who set the reservation, then I was brought back to the waiting area where my guest and I basically waited for an available table to open! No apology, nothing. This Moxie location seemed to not be trained very well in customer service, empathy and just over all good business.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another awesome experience
    Jaxfoodie80VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Moxie is always a good time. It really is more of an experience than just going out to dinner, there is so much attention to detail paid to everything and the service is always impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moxie = Amazing!
    Run4Beer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were greeted right away and early for our reservation and yet they were ready for us. A friend asked Chef Tom for a kitchen facing private booth and we loved it. Chef Tom came over and welcomed us by name and gave us a complimentary cheese curd appetizer which was amazing. The food was incredible and the entire evening was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Addition to Jacksonville!
    LindaT
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I enjoy brunch on the weekends and are always searching for new and great places. I had heard of Moxie Kitchen and Cocktails and wanted to try it. What an enjoyable and delectable experience! We were greeted and seated very promptly. Our service was equally as timely with recommendations from the manager, the chef, and our so-attentive server. The menu offers such a variety of unique and tasty choices that it was difficult to decide. My husband decided on the oyster omelet and I chose the Moxie burger and their corresponding sides. No disappointments, only delight! We will definitely will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    Jeremy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything from the food to the service is always a pleasure. Love coming here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Mike
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food at moxie is always really good. Our server was excellent. We went for a birthday and they comped a dessert. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken and Waffles
    JaxFoodFun
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went for a family celebration. The atmosphere was lively and fun. My 9-year-old loved the deviled eggs and grilled chicken. We all tried different meals but by far the chicken and waffle is the meal to try!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Restaurant is located in suburban Jacksonville, not downtown. Service and ambience were nice, menu somewhat limited and wine list left something to be desired. Our daughter loved her meal, my wife and I were less impressed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had the trout, it was good, but wish I had asked to leave butter off
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    Jaguars12
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    outstanding and original menu the desserts are particularly wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chefed up delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The best way to describe Moxie is casual gourmet. It sounds like an oxymoron but they have found a way to take basic dishes like mac-n-cheese or cheese on toast and pair them with flavors that really pop! Kale salad with stone fruit (peaches & pickled beets) and a pomegranate vinaigrette was a yummy main dish when you add shrimp!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was ok
    Mere
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I had heard great things about it, but I just was not really impressed by the menu options in terms of entrees. I really wanted to like the place, but my dinner (the gnocchi) was really salty but my husband did enjoy his chicken and waffles. They mentioned that they just changed their menu for this season a week or so ago, so maybe that was part of it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner/Brunch
    Kriss
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Had dinner last week, and was disappointed. The menu was a bit unusual, the prices were high and the portions were small. The drinks were great but again overpriced. My overall impression of the menu was they are trying to hard to be super eclectic and then they throw in black eye peas. Just did not work well for me. I had Brunch on Mother's Day and was disappointed with the limited menu. Again, great drinks though. Not sure if I would dine there again. Too many other venues that I like more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've eaten everywhere
    Ducklady
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Absolutely LOVED Moxie Kitchen & Cocktails! Service was impeccable and we never had to ask for a thing. Our server, Asia, would just see us look up and over she came to assist. The food was yummy and the menu very unusual. So nice to get something out of the norm. They also did a smart thing with putting bars and outdoor seating upstairs and another bar on the other side of the building, so diners aren't disturbed by bar noise, which usually gets loud at night. I highly recommend this restaurant. We made reservations through Open Table. However, we ate on a Wednesday night. I would imagine reservations would be advisable on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks from the bar,way too long.
    DrinksonUS
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My family and I the four of us celebrated my wife's birthday on Aug 4th. . We ordered drinks and I requested a Corona. My families drinks arrived in good time but my drink from the bar did not arrived until 15-20 minutes later. One beer!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Foodie spot with Jax charm
    DrFrozen
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    After agonizing for what seemed like days over where to take company for a memorable Monday lunch, Moxie seemed to fit the bill swimmingly. Making a reservation, although unnecessary for the time of day we attended, our table was ready ahead of time and we were treated in spectacular fashion. Our waitress was fantastic and the hostess was kind enough to let us tour the upper level which was typically closed for Monday lunches. After a moderate wait, our food came out hot and delicious. After sampling the plates of others, we quickly came to the consensus that the Chicken and Waffles was the best thing ordered and we made plans to come back again. Our next time will be at night, where we can enjoy the sure to be energetic bar scene upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent staff, great for a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were having trouble finding a nice restaurant that could take reservations for 17 during prime hours (7PM) on a Saturday. I was able to get a table to meet our needs on OpenTable. We arrived 2 hours early to drink at the bar. The staff was excellent. Friendly bartenders and hostess. Great selection of liquor and mixers and the drinks were very good. Our table was ready 10 minutes early. We had one waiter which I thought would be hard for such a large party, but he was great. Food arrived together, he checked on us frequently. Menu selection is not large, but everyone enjoyed their meal. The Scottish Salmon was prepared well, not over cooked, and the golden beats were very good. We will come back, for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good!
    Kcon17
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We always enjoy the food at Moxie! This time the food wasn't quite as good as previous dinners. Don't know why. Still very good, just not rave able. We forgot it was Happy Hour on a Thursday night and ate upstairs. it was very loud, making it difficult to talk. Maybe we would have been better off sitting downstairs? The restaurant is always very accommodating. They would have happily moved us but once we were seated and started eating, moving really wasn't an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Foodie's Heaven
    FoodieQueen12186
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This place has it all! Great ambiance, excellent service, and not to mention the amazing food! It is not your typical menu here at Moxie. While you can find any type of item you want, Moxie puts their own spin on it. I opted for some comfort food and tried the Dr. Pepper Short Rib with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and I was NOT disappointed at all. It was outstanding! Also, if you come in for a small bite, try some of the appetizers! The deviled eggs four ways and the cheddar biscuits with BBQ Butter were to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super good food
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The Kale salad is fabulous. Added salmon to it which was cooked perfectly. Yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, slow service
    JanzelcVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was good, service was slow, which has been our experience each of the three visits we've had to this restaurant. Great location and has an opportunity to be a great place if they'd put more focus on hiring great servers who remember your order, visit the table often and show they care about your experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NickName
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    6 of us ate at Moxie ranging in age from 17 to 64. Everyone found the menu interesting and food excellent. We tried a variety of appetizers, 5 different entrees and two desserts. Service was very prompt and servers were all friendly and helpful. My "Catch of the Day" seemed on the dry side, flavor a bit strong. Everyone else loved their food and all will look forward to visiting again for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dlc414
    DLC414
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We've been back several times. Service, drinks, appetizers, chicken and waffles, short rib, sloppy joe..... all exceptional. And of course, DON'T Skip dessert! Dined upstairs this time, which has a slightly different ambience than downstairs....either is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate