Monday, October 02, 2006

Moon River

Moon River Pizza (1176 Edgewood Ave S) is the bomb!! Years ago when Robin and I started dating, he took me to the original Moon River Pizza in Fernandina. Now there is one off of Edgewood next door to the hair salon that we go to, Heads Up. The first time we visited the new one, we both got Greek Salads (which are HUGE) and a medium pizza. Needless to say, we were only able to eat one slice of pizza after the salad. So now, we get the salads and 1 slice a piece. Try the place out! I guarantee you will love it.


27 comments:

Jon said...

This place makes the best pizza in town. It's unfortunate that they only have one location in jax. If there were more locations, everyone would be raving about this place, seriously. Try a half gorgonzola salad and a slice of T-rex pizza! Unreal! Make sure to say hi to Dan (Bald guy with cool glasses, haha) He runs a great establishment! Jon.

cww said...

Moon River is the shiznit. My buds Dan and Ellie, who are always hanging out on their boat that they dock next to mine, turned me on to this place. Boy is it good!

You honestly couldn't come up with a better pizza place if you tried. Top-notch. Everything's fresh, nice atmosphere, clean, good service, friendly, and the best pizza outside of NYC. No kidding. A must-try.

mtraininjax said...

Food is great, service is horrible. Go there when you have 1 to 2 hours to wait. Every order is done by hand and paper, room to make mistakes, wait in line for 15 to 20 minutes, no line for carry-out. Might as well get delivery, you could wait there all night for your order.

Anonymous said...

Good Pizza, but I could do without the service.

Enough with the constant barrage of socialist propaganda. We get it, George Bush sucks.

You made the decision to cover yourself in tattoos and limit yourself to an hourly wage the rest of your life, don't make me feel bad for going to college. Just give me a slice and save the lecture.

Anonymous said...

"You made the decision to cover yourself in tattoos and limit yourself to an hourly wage the rest of your life,"

They do have this new thing, its called a long sleeve shirt, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

I guess they should issue turtle necks with the long sleeve shirts, because nothing says dressed for success like a long sleeve shirt and a neck tattoo ;-)

mtraininjax said...

State of Florida's latest inspection issues, I'll pass and go to Al's for a while:

Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Pizza toppings.

Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Pizza toppings.

Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese and beef 46 f, sausage 47 f. Corrected On Site.

Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Slicing cheese. Corrected On Site.

Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing.

Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Water heater. Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Plastic utensils food contact surface up.

Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Chemicals on top of reach in freezer.

Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only. BC fire extinguisher last serviced 2/07.

No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.

No copy of latest inspection report.

So don't go there if you think there will be a fire or you think you might choke on some pizza toppings that were left out overnight. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

That must be why the're packed the hell out every day!

Anonymous said...

"Enough with the constant barrage of socialist propaganda. We get it, George Bush sucks."

Much better to hear Fascist propaganda from the Dubya fanboys who are still moaning about the election results.

Anonymous said...

That health department list is exceedingly minor stuff, and it is misleading to post it here and try to give the impression that it's something to worry about. I mean gimme a break, so they kept a bottle of soap on top of the fridge??? OMFG dude, we should just shut the place down right now! Big deal...

Moon River is fantastic, and the service is great and the people friendly. And yes, George Bush sucks donkey balls. If you haven't figured that one out after 8 years, 2 wars, an economic meltdown, and a national debt that exceeds the value of all the G8 countries' national debts COMBINED, then hey...I don't know what to tell you. Maybe you should stick to Sonny's or keep munching on whatever they serve at the Klan meetings.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what Moon River some of you go to, but the one on Edgewood has some of the rudest people working for them. The pizza is okay but their service is what makes me want to skip it and head to Al's. If I'm gonna pay money for food why should I be talk to like they are doing me a favor?

Anonymous said...

"That health department list is exceedingly minor stuff, and it is misleading to post it here and try to give the impression that it's something to worry about. I mean gimme a break, so they kept a bottle of soap on top of the fridge??? OMFG dude, we should just shut the place down right now! Big deal..."

Ummm it is kinda serious when they keep having the same violations over and over again.

:):) said...

Moon river is amazing.
and maybe if you act nicer so will theworkers :)

Anonymous said...

for Jacksonville I guess the food is OK at best, but for those of us who have actually eaten good pizza, Moon River is about as mediocre as it gets. Couple that with the "I'm the coolest dude on the planet even though I'm slingin pies in Jacksonville" attitude and well, you get what you pay for. Save you $$, really.

CWW said...

Ok, well, I used to defend this place but not anymore. Their attitudes always sucked, but they've now reached a whole new level of arrogance. Anyone who considers eating there should read this first:

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/forum/index.php/topic,4577.0.html

Take a pass, unless you want to be yelled at, threatened, and then kicked out of the restaurant. Personally, I won't ever be going back...

Anonymous said...

If eating bad pizza made by filthy leftists with bad attitudes is your thing, then Moon River is your place. Personally, I would go somewhere else where the customer is appreciated.

By the way, the fascists were generally socialists too. For example, Nazi is German shorthand for National Socialist. Sorry for going off on the tangent but I had to do my part to help out the uneducated Obama voters.

Ron Mexico said...

Not that the staff would care, but I think I am done with MRP. The fact that their rudeness is even being debated as being right or wrong shows the problem with the state of the "service" industry.
Judging by the attitudes and work ethic, it appears that MRP will ride the reputation that was created in Fernandina for as long as they can and then the poor service will catch up with them.
No doubt, the pizza is just about the best in JAX, but great food isn't the only thing that keeps a business going, it is the way they treat the customer. you know, the person THAT IS GIVING YOU MONEY TO PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES AND STAY IN BUSINESS?
The best way to show dissatisfaction is to not frequent the restaurant any longer.

Anonymous said...

Only in Jacksonville would a restaurant review site become political and psychological warfare!! Yes there's tattoos..yes there's leftifst gay -loving propaganda...I don't promote either, but that's Murray Hill and an important part of Jacksonville growth. I went and enjoyed the food. Also enjoyed seeing ANY business flourish in this economy, even if the service was a little behind!! So all you southern, christian, polo-wearing, corporate cheese d*&ks go back to Avondale if you can't handle a little flavor in your lives...

Anonymous said...

So all you southern, christian, polo-wearing, corporate cheese d*&ks go back to Avondale if you can't handle a little flavor in your lives...

The irony is those people spend the most amount of money with MRP.

To bad most of them wont see your post and take their money with them when they leave.

Bob said...

"So all you southern, christian, polo-wearing, corporate cheese d*&ks go back to Avondale if you can't handle a little flavor in your lives..."

Do me a favor, read an book on economics and then come back when you clear some of the bong resin out of your brain. where do you think the money that supports all of these little shithole restaurants comes from...corporations. I don't see "The 1st Bank of Che" handing out loans to open a restaurant. Go hit up Corin Brown to gets you sum uh dat stim-a-lus money, cuz she delivers!

Anonymous said...

Assault-and-Battery-River Pizza!

Free screaming match with the purchase of a large pie! Purchase 2, and get kicked out of the restaurant at no extra charge!

Limited while supplies last...

Anonymous said...

I read this and don't know what restaurant some of these people are talking about. The staff has always been VERY friendly and helpful to me. Maybe the problem is YOU. (Could be you are closed-minded and frightened by tattoos?) Strange...
By the way, the pizza is great. Leaves Al's (that overrated place--pretty but mediocre) in the dust. Very filling with wonderful toppings. Yes, the preparation is slow, so be prepared to wait, but that means it's fresh. And the line is long because the food is good.

Anonymous said...

Good pizza, good atmosphere.

That thread on MetroJacksonville is funny. I was halfway interested until the guy said he and his wife were scared for their safety.. then I just started laughing. I'd love to know what really went down that night.. my guess is there's a LOT more to the story.

I'll continue to go to MRP when I want a slice and a beer, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Worst service ever!!!

Oh yeah I'm afraid of tattoos two bad I've got 6 with facial piercings and neon blue hair.

My recent trip had me standing there waiting for the imaginary people ahead of me keep the servers busy.

Pizza was ok but the side of sighs and eye rolling came free.

Never.Again.Ever

Phil B. said...

Wow, are you people serious!?

What sort of 'service' are you referring to at this counter-service pizza place?

You wait in line, you place an order, you pay, you go sit down, and they bring it to you.

They even come back around and as if you'd like a drink refill.

I've never seen someone roll their eyes there.

I really wonder if some people on here are making stuff up, because it just doesn't make sense. I've eaten there a ton of times and the service has always been perfectly adequate for a pizza joint.

Anonymous said...

Moon River is, by far, the best pizza in Jax. The toppings on both the pizza and salads are fresh and delicious. I frequent Moon River and have never had a problem with any of the staff members. In fact, I've had nothing but friendly service. Yes, you will encounter a bit of a wait on the weekends, but that goes without saying. It is well worth the wait. The atmosphere is great, as well as the local art that decorates the walls. I highly recommend the Greek Salad and a slice of the "The" pizza. Delicious!!

Anonymous said...

I say split a Greek salad and 2 slices. The best date ever! Those Greek salads are HUGE and awesome!