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“Pretty good food, loud atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mojo no.4 Urban BBQ Whiskey Bar

Mojo no.4 Urban BBQ Whiskey Bar
St. Johns Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
9043816670
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Ranked #69 of 1,775 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Lake City, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, loud atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

In my day job as a residential contractor, I had been working near the Historic Avondale District in Jacksonville for the last half of the year. On days when the wind was right, we would often catch a whiff of lunch cooking at one of the many restaurants that line Riverside Avenue. Sometimes it was the sweet scent of smoking wood that teased our nostrils. I knew it came from Mojo #4, and one sunny Friday made a point to stop in for lunch. Like most establishments in the area, the facade of the restaurant is simple and straightforward, but it does include a covered outdoor dining area. We opted to sit inside, which by contrast was dark and noisy. A full bar lines one wall of the big dining room, but there are also a good number of regular tables throughout.

"Urban barbecue" refers more to the atmosphere of the restaurant than the style of cooking. The inside feels a little like a blues club, and tables are served by waiters. Although the menu has many southern/soul options besides barbecue, I wasn't too disappointed in ordering the North Carolina pork and dry rubbed spareribs.

It seemed like both meats spent a little time on a smoker but were finished in an oven. The pork was chopped fine and covered in the traditional vinegar and black pepper sauce, which was good but it overpowered any smokiness of the meat. The ribs were tender, and the well flavored rub took on a little smoke though the meat didn't get much. Sides of baked beans and macaroni and cheese were generously sized and both top notch. Along with a drink this lunch was over $12. It was worth the splurge once, and good enough I would probably return if it wasn't so loud. Overall the food was good quality, but you can probably find more authentic barbecue for less somewhere else.

Read more bbq reviews on my blog at bbqreview.blogspot.com

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Best Carolina Style BBQ in Jacksonville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Very good BBQ, particulary the ribs, which fall off the bone and are delicious, the tasty pulled pork, and all of the sides. The atmosphere is OK, the service slow when the place is packed, which it often is, but, if you like BBQ, you won't go wrong eating here.

Parking can be a problem, so, avoid the hassle, and order take out!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oak island ,NC
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Food was great, restaurant was fun. In a very beautiful area

Visited December 2011
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Mojo's Number 4 is tops in BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Mojo's #4 seems like a resturant that does not belong in the Avondale neighborhood, but it's become a great fit. Avondale is usually known for it's niche resturants. Mojo's has a great selection of BBQ favorites cooked to perfection. I love staring the meal with the fried free tomatoes there is enough for four to share.m

The salads and brisket are very good. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that Mojo's created a Resturant that would fit in the Avondale area, but they have done it.

Visited August 2011
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“Best new restaurant in jax!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011 via mobile

I love this place, and I'm not even a barbecue fan so that says a lot! Everything I've tried has been great and the prices are awesome. A must go!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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