Traditions tend to stem from great experiences worth sharing and repeating. Dining at The Fox Restaurant is that kind of tradition.
Beth Says: This vintage meets kitsch meets hipster meets small time restaurant explodes into a four page menu of (too) many breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Their uber cool sign/label lets you know right away this is a place this has a mom and pop feel that was around before mom and pop were cool.
With friends in town and in tow Beth and I met for a weekend of adventure.
Riding bikes to do some leisurely shopping at the Riverside Arts Market required some fuel for the fun.
The Fox launched our day and said the mood to fill a day with the time of memories that only come from the freedom to be just a little quirky!
Beth Says: When you have to choose between pancakes and a shrimp salad, how do you pick? Considering it was way into the afternoon I finally chose the salad. The plate came out with steaming shrimp atop a bed of fresh greens, feta, and crunchy croutons. The thing that made my stomach rumble was the steam I could literally see rising from the four jumbo shrimp. That is the thing about shrimp, it is the best part of any meal. The dressing was a light balsamic vinaigrette which leaned towards the healthy side rather than the doused side of salad dressings. I always want too much dressing for my salads, but since I was afraid to ask the waiter for anything else, I walked away feeling light and healthy from the salad, which is the intention of eating on right?
Raven Says: The menu at the Fox is filled with options. As you see our table was littered with soup, salad, omelets, fruit, pancakes and more.
Personally I walked in with a craving for something smooth and rich. Spotting the soup on the menu was a delight. Enjoying the velvety texture was a treat.
My out of town friend Ashleigh opted for a power enriching breakfast platter. The omelets are names for different areas of the city. My favorite is the Ortega which features salsa and chorizo. Ashleigh accented her biscuit with honey and was a happy happy camper.
Beth says: Everyone enjoyed their meals, and as I sipped coffee I watched the type of people that came in, couples, friends, but not a whole lot of families. You can also purchase the fox merchandise, I was tempted to purchase my super cool coffee mug. While you chow down on your pancakes or shrimp salad make sure you check out all the vintage deco cluttering your every line of vision. I bet you will see at least one thing that makes you laugh or go “oh I want that sign”.
Raven Says: We were definitely in the right spot at the right time for this meal. No one won the lottery but what we did win was a great time with friends.
- The large menu made it so we could all satisfy our hunger without compromise. The staff is so friendly and welcoming that it felt that one of has a culinary student roommate that wanted to make us each whatever we craved.
- And it was good.
Beth Says: This is a perfect satursunday brunch or lunch spot. Located with lots of little shops in the Avondale area you can enjoy a little time, for a little dime. This place is moderately priced the most expensive thing was about 12-13 dollars. Check it out, you can say you ate where all the cool kids go.
The Fox serves the kind of good food that sits as the quiet quick witted friend at the table.
You may not always notice they are there but you definitely love the oneliners and are sad when they leave.
3580 Saint Johns Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205
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