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“Hipster hangout. Food is good, not great. Decor and interior need an upgrade” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kickbacks

Kickbacks
910 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 388-9551
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Ranked #258 of 1,775 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $10 - $17
Cuisines: American, Italian, Eclectic, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Kissimmee, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Hipster hangout. Food is good, not great. Decor and interior need an upgrade”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We dropped in after reading TA reviews touting the vegetarian menu, but found only a small handful of vegetarian / vegan items on the otherwise admirably large menu. Beer selection is limited to a dozen or less on draught, not the 100+ they advertise. The interior is overly dark and loud, possibly to mask the need for a thorough cleaning and dusting -- the hundreds of tap handles and beverage vessels hanging from the ceiling are dust magnets and should be cleaned. Our food was average, not great, and fairly pricey for an upgraded dive bar with restaurant, which is what Kickbacks is. Glad we tried it, but would not recommend it as a great spot to eat or to drink.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“One great place to hang out at in Riverside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The atmosphere really sells the place. Located in Riverside area of Jacksonville, on a Saturday night it's pretty filled with everyone in the spirit of having a good time. Went with friends and of course you're there to grab a drink, try different portions of their beer selection and just have a good time. Again the atmosphere sells the place and the food isn't too bad either.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great way to start a night on King St”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you have yet to experience a true gastropub, then a trip to Kickbacks Gastropub is a necessity in your near future. Located in Jacksonville, FL, Kickback's will have you wondering what brings you back time after time, the mouthwatering food or the vast selection of craft beers from around the country and around the world. Wether your mouth is watering for a fluffanutter and a basket of funnel cake fries, a tempe breakfast wrap at all hours of the day/night or a finely baked brie wrapped inside a puff pastry with strawberry preserves, your taste buds will thank you for making the trek to Kickbacks. The hardest decision you will have to make is which of the 80+ beers on tap will you want to pair with your tasty meal? Lucky you, the great servers and bartenders can help you find your new favorite in minutes or you can download their app for iPhones or Androids and pre plan your 5 o'clock delight. So what are you waiting for, hop down to King St. and enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Miami, FL
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lots of fun, great drinks, decent food (lunch or dinner)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The beer selection is amazing and I'm having a good time trying out lots of different and interesting flavors.

The appetizers are fun. The sandwiches are great. The entrees are kind of hit or miss. The jambalaya has been good, the fish and chips are too greasy and the stir-fry was overseasoned.

The cheesesteak is fantastic with good meat and lots of fresh peppers and mushrooms. The buffalo sandwich was also really good.

Normally we just order a bunch of appetizers and share. We enjoyed the brie plate, wings, and fried pickles.

We also like playing trivia and just hanging out so this is a great place to go.

I will say that their breakfast completely sucks balls. Their cook doesn't even know how to cook eggs. After trying to pass off the runniest eggs I've ever seen as "over medium", the runner took the plate back into the kitchen and the cook threw them back on the griddle. The result was hard yolks and still-runny whites. Nastiness. The grits were good but the meats were cooked to death. The coffee had grounds in it. There were a bunch of folks in the restaurant at 9am drinking beer so they clearly weren't there for the food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Love it here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I very much enjoy the food, atmosphere and drinks! KB's has become the spot for me and my friends whenever we want to grab a drink! Besides the amazing beer selection and the awesome decor the food is DELICIOUS! Im not much of a mushroom fan, but the french mushroom spread is the best! They have huge servings so its easy to grab an appetizer and a pitcher or two with some friends. The mac n cheese is homemade and MASSIVE! It does get a little crowded at night, but they are the only place to grab a bite thats open from 7am-3am. Say what you will, but us locals love our hole in the wall :)

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