About 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.

4972 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH + DINNER Monday - Saturday from 11am.
BRUNCH + DINNER Sundays from 10am.
HANDCRAFTED HAPPY HOUR 7 Days a Week from 3pm - 7pm.
LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR Friday + Saturday 10pm - close.

Cross Street:
Town Center Parkway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 998-9744

Website:
http://www.moxiefl.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Tom Gray

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Local Ingredients (24)
Casual (22)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fun (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (9)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Came here to catch up with my business mentor over lunch. We had a relaxing lunch and didn't feel rushed in any way. The server was attentive, but the food was just OK for the price - nothing memorable but a nice light lunch. I love coming here for business meetings because there is plenty of parking and I never have to worry about a wait at lunch time.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Another great meal at Moxie...great food and a great server!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Didn’t advertise the limited menu for Valentine’s Day. Made the choice to eat here because we love the charcuterie options but sadly they were not serving it that night. So we left.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Seth "manager", always seems to have this restaurant running smoothly. We had a 6:30 reservation on Valentines evening and were given a great experience throughout the entirety of our time here. We don't get to dine here often, but they have yet to disappoint. Thank you to Seth and the entire Moxie staff for the great dinner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is a wonderful place to dine. The food is outstanding, the service is great and it is a lot of fun! We went for Valentine's Day and had a lovely dinner. Yes, we got Chicken and Waffles. We brought half of our dinner home so we had room for dessert. We also had the deviled eggs! They are outstanding. I am from the south and make my own and I think they are wonderful!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (El Paso)·Dined 3 days ago

Alex was a great waitress! The entire staff was amicable. The atmosphere was inviting. We will likely visit again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Good experience and good service on Valentine’s Day

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is always delicious. Service is always slow. And our server was extra inattentive which made things feel much slower.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the vegan selection from appetizer to dessert delicious had a wonderful time will definitely be back!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Sweet server and great food! Love the amibiance here as well.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

We were visiting Jacksonville for the weekend and excited to try Moxie for brunch yesterday. The server was pleasant, however it took an extremely long time to get our food. After a long wait, my husband's food came out before anyone elses which was not ideal. Then when the rest of us received our food, the server told my daughter that they'd run out of grits and since it was a slow cooking process, it would be a while before they were ready. She offered to bring her some creamed corn in the meantime as a substitution. This creamed corn was more like a watery corn soup and not very appealing. Luckily, this was just a side item so although she was disappointed about the grits, it was not that big of deal. However, her boyfriend's entree was a "bowl" which was supposed to have the grits as a base topped with 2 eggs sunny side up. The kitchen used this creamed corn as the base instead so it was just a watery mess of corn soup and runny eggs in his bowl. And he was not even told that this was being used as a substitution. He was too nice to complain, but left very disappointed with his meal, and still hungry. When the grits finally came out, at the end of our meal, they were still a little firm. Edible but not quite done. The restaurant was attractive and trendy looking, and the rest of our food was tasty, but due to this experience I would not return nor would I recommend to others.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Moxie is a great restaurant and looks very pretty inside, but it is admittedly fairly expensive and sometimes the service can be kind of slow. The water tastes fresh and amazing, and the appetizer biscuit tots came in a very cute cauldron-like dish.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I came here with a group of 7 people and I couldn't of been happier to be seated at a round table. The hostess were clearly busy with the abundant about of people crowding the front for tables. I let her know we were there and we will be in the bar till our table was ready. I was very impressed with their specialty cocktails and the bar staff. We were sat promptly after checking in and the server did a fabulous job accommodating our large group. This was a great dinning experience and will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Server very attentive and friendly! Somewhat southern menu with grits and greens.
Scallops were great!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Two tables next to us were very loud. Had to speak to manager. Brought one main course out and then the others followed 7 or 8 minutes later

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a wonderful experience at Moxie. Knowledgeable staff, creative cocktails, good wine list & excellent food! A JACKSONVILLE favorite for sure!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Five of us met for dinner TH night, snagged one of booths in front of kitchen -so fun to watch the kitchen rush! Drinks arrived quickly, as did deviled eggs appetizer - all 4 great! Table also had chicken livers - good. Scallop dinner with grits - big portion, stone ground grits with lots of flavor, good seasoning in sauce, large, beautifully cooked scallops. All ymmmy! Chicken and waffles - always good and just that little in-house touch. Chicken sandwich and burger also good. Dessert - apple cobbler. Not so good issue was crust over cooked - rest of it good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was good, but a little pricy for what you get.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service and made Birthday Bruch celebration for my daughter's day extra special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for brunch on a Sunday morning. The food is good, the endless mimosas is a great value and the service is excellent

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was slow and none of the food arrived together. So we all just looked at each other wondering. The restaurant is extremely loud, concrete floors do that but when you have drunk folks at the table next to you it is impossible to hear yourself. The waitress missed one of our entrees. Some of the food came out somewhat cold but after such a long wait who wants to send it back. Vegan apple crisp tasted like cardboard. Meatloaf was only entree anyone liked. You do need to enjoy their bar offerings to like the food. Moxie is overrated but does let millenials get drunk quite easily. So it is tops in that from what I saw. Maitre D offered to refill my friends coffee and then forgot to do it. Sodas delivered in cans so they can charge for refills. Bread can be obtained but you better ask for it. Many of the entree items are filled with so many items that only the chef likes that the wait staff actually tells you how you can remove any or all of the ingredients you don't like. They must hear that all day long. I won't be going back, I can go to a Jaguars game if I just want to hear drunks screaming at the top of their lungs.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Took over 55 minutes to receive our food. We are in the restaurant business so are usually understanding but it was brunch. How long does it take to make pancakes and eggs? Also, the food came out burnt, over cooked, and luke warm. The server barely checked on us so we pretty much sat there for an hour waiting. Disappointing meal.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

No one even said happy birthday even though I noted on our reservation. Food was good, but not extraordinary and was overpriced for what was received.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Yummy food- common plates with a twist. Love the choice of still or sparkling water at no extra cost

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Well it was ok but Thank You.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Once we were seated, the experience was wonderful. Unfortunately, we had a 7:45 reservation that we arrived at 7:35 for and we were not seated until 8:15. The hostess repeatedly told us and the various other patrons that "they were behind on reservations".

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome southern farm to table food. The meatloaf was good but a little sweet due to the carrots in it. Wife loved her scallops, appetizer of biscuit tots was delicious and dessert was great!!!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Chicken meatballs were super yummy. The lemon yogurt paired so good with the harissa

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Organic, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I am gluten free and they have an extensive gluten-free menu. My boyfriend is vegetarian and same goes for him. There were plenty of options and everything was low locally-sourced and delicious!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Rehearsal dinner with friends and family. Food and drinks were absolutely amazing! Steve took great care of us, along with the others helping!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Had a time crunch and they were able to get us out in our allotted time.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a nice time. Wait staff was attentive and friendly but a bit busy so we found ourselves waiting a bit longer than we would’ve liked. Nevertheless the food was outstanding and the overall experience was a good one.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always a great experience. If there ever is an issue, they will do more than make it right. My wife had a Moxie gift card stolen from our car. We had used part of it but didn’t know how much. Moxie issued a new card with the FULL amount. That solidified our loyalty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vegan, Disabled Access, Organic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The upholstered banquette seating and hospitable service provided exactly the dining experience we were looking forward to and everyone was comfortable in your dining room. The breakfast pancakes were remarkable - as was the breakfast burger - and all in our party would enjoy a return visit with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent although a long time coming. Overall It was a good Dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Explained all the details of the menu including special dishes of the season. Service was fast and quick. All the servers were attentive to our needs.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As usual Moxies Food and service are outstanding and we dine there frequently even though we live about 40 Miles away.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always consistently good food. Seasonal menues. Fun place to dine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I dream about their cheese plate!!! So yummy & great for sharing! Service is always above and beyond here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Organic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Hot Spot, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

excellent as always

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