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  • Value3
  • Ambiance3.5
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Moxie's Classic Grill

1759 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J4S5
Tel: (604) 678-9973
Neighbourhood: South Granville
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Canadian, Pizza
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • This location is on West Broadway near Burrard. Moxie's Grill serves Canadian style food including pizza, pasta, salads, burgers and more. The restaurant is family friendly and includes a kids menu.

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Dont Eat At This Location!!
By xlee8 of Delta (113 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 12:34am [Dine in]

Food: salt and pepper wings were pretty good. lone star bbq chicken salad says mixed greens but i just had head lettuce in mine! i felt deceived! they also forgot to give me my banana bread which i usually just love, but this time it seemed as if the banana bread wasnt even baked all the way through! in the middle it was still gooey. yuck! my b/f had the penne carbonara...and he found hair in it!! we had it returned to the kitchen and got a new one...and then there was another hair!! and i'll tell you, it definately was not his!!

Service: there was no hostess when we got there. i think an employee that just got off work wearing street clothes just decided to seat us b/c no one was around. our server needed lessons on just about everything. we had to ask for our waters to be refilled and she filled 1 glass but not the other. we had to practically beg for an apology when we found hair in the pastas...twice! after happening 2 times you would also expect the mgr to come out to make a personal apology which didnt happen. mgr must have been aware though b/c he had to override the dish being removed from our bill. server didnt even realized i didnt get banana bread and when asked, she said "i think it comes w/ it". she never apologized when she did bring it out either.

Ambiance: Nice decor and washroom...sorry, the rest of the night really put a damper on the evening

We've come to this particular location before and been disappointed by the service, but we thought it was just the one server...perhaps it's just the training, lack of training, or management that needs much work. In the meantime we will NOT be returning nor will we ever recommend this location in the future.

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Variable food but great ambiance
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (123 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant 4 or 5 times (primarily because my daughter loves the grilled cheese sandwich and beetle juice from their kid's menu). I have to admit that that grilled cheese sandwich is absolutely incredible, far better than any I have tried anywhere. As to the "adult menu", the food quality is sometimes variable. Most of the dishes I have had were good to excellent, but the steak was disappointing, particularly given that they call themselves a "grill". I like the Ahi Tuna and Skillet Garlic Prawns from the appetizer menu. The wines there are of OK quality, inferior to Earls in selection and variety, and their wine glasses have a thick rim at the top (unlike the ones at Earls), which wine connoisseurs will know is a no-no for wine drinking (but it helps make the glass less prone to breakage). The decor is modern and classy but still casual, creating great ambiance for the dining room -- my hats off to the interior designer.

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A dime a dozen
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 2:01am [Dine in]

Figured it would be nice to soak in some local atmosphere on playoff game night and to make the most of a wet late afternoon. Customers were sparsely scattered about but nearly all were in front of a tv screen, so we obviously followed suit.

We picked off a few items on the appetizer list, with the wings and the yam fries being the highlights for our hungry stomachs. The salt and pepper wings were the favourite of mine and would have hesitation in ordering on a regular basis. The mosaic dip was mostly overpowered with a cream cheese taste (or so they claimed it to be goat cheese). Alcoholic drinks were nicely mixed though the Clamato in my gf's Caesar was watered down a touch.

Service was good - a little slow overall with the one woman show going on but I really couldn't blame her. The save for the service rating would have had to be when I ordered a Gin Fizz, which she did mix it well, but she immediately asked me if I wanted it to be re-done before I gave her the thumbs up on the drink.

Like any systematic chain restaurant, you can count on them spending the money on the appearance. Lots of tvs around but if you're looking for hi definition look elsewhere. Overall, it ranks within its peers.

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Good place for lunch...
By sinner of North Vancouver (71 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 1:02am [Dine in]

Came here with a client for lunch... better than expected. Even got my parking validated after we paid for lunch! I had the Wild Salmon Tandoori Salad which was quite good because it had generous chunks of mango which married quite well with the grilled salmon. The dressing was a nice light vinaigrette. The salad was nice and light, yet filling. What I like about this location is you can carry on a good conversation without being drowned out by the background noise (take a hint, Italian Kitchen). I'd come back for lunch...

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safe bet
By fella of Vancouver (72 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 3, 2006 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

This newer location on Broadway has great decor, friendly service, and a really cool patio. Good place to watch the game, or for casual dining with friends or family. The menu is fairly diverse with lots to offer. The brownie sundae is a must have for my gf. During my last visit I tried the enchiladas, they were great.

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*was* good
By yummitummi of Vancouver (46 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:35am [Dine in]

But then what happened?
I've come here several times and usually the food is consistently solid, but the most recent time it was "decent" to "poor."
Food: The potato items were incredibly salty, and my parent's breakfast dishes weren't hot...we kind of suspected this after seeing the same dish (that looked suspiciously like they belonged to us) being shuffled from table to table, homeless until the order was found and they were delivered.
Service: Usually good, but this time was harried and unorganized. Hostess was nowhere to be found when we entered the restaurant (it was a late lunch though, that could be why). The waitress was friendly but sometimes seemed a bit overwhelmed.
Ambiance: Good as usual.

I probably won't be going back for late lunches for a while, at least until summer training season is over. There was a big hockey game the night before so we figured all the "regulars" were staffing that shift.

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frozen pizza?
By morgan of Vancouver (49 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2006 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Last night we went to Moxie's for a casual bite. We sat in the lounge so we could catch a bit of the hockey game. In hindsight it was maybe not the best decision. It was loud and lively and VERY understaffed.

I ordered a mixed green salad to start, and it was very fresh and tasty. For my main dish I ordered a grilled asparagus and goat cheese pizza, and it was disappointing. The toppings were good but the crust tasted like it came from the freezer, it was dry and tasteless. Needless to say, I will hesitate to order pizza at Moxie's again.

I won't rush back but I will try Moxie's again, only now I know what to expect.

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Meh--but nice washrooms
By indigo19 of Shaugnessy Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

Oh God. If a server popping up every 2 minutes wanting to know if we were done with our drinks is good, then yes. The Avocado Spring Rolls were meh. I was expecting a little more flavour on them, but quite good value. the Chili sauce accompanying them completely masked anyhint of taste. Calamari was alright, but it was quite a tinyplate, as were the Szechuan Stir fry noodles with shrimp. You could buy a box of Simply Asia noodles and add shrimp for a fraction of the price of these. Wonder how much the washrooms costed to renovate? Maybe they could take a bit of that money and put it into a bigger selection of desserts.

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worst. dinner. ever.
By all4fantasticfood of kitsilano (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 11:31am [Dine in]

We arrived to a half-full restaurant on a Wednesday night, and were sat smack dab in the middle of the empty half. I had an inkling that we'd be forgotten about, or be an afterthought: but it was SO much worse than I predicted. Service was at a glacial pace - and we *finally* got drinks & ordered. I made it very clear that we wanted our avocado spring rolls *first*, followed by our entrees when we were finished. Our (freezing) spring rolls arrived 45 minutes later, followed by our entrees 2 minutes after that. The waitress giggled as she said, "well, I ALMOST got the timing right". My (freezing) goat cheese pizza had mozza instead, and they brought me out a ramekin with 4 goat cheese crumbles to "remedy" the situation! Our drinks were empty since we ordered dinner.
We will not be back.

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Alright food, annoying service
By ericandkristine of Vancouver (29 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I went here for a quick lunch. We ordered:

1) Open-faced Tuscan Chicken: the chicken was well cooked, the portion was decent, the flavours were alright, but nothing special; because of the make-up of the sauces they put on the sandwich, the bread became soggy and a bit mushy by the time I was halfway through with it

2) Wild Salmon on Naan Bread: the salmon was very well cooked- not dry like most places that have salmon on their menu, the flavours were nice and fresh, and the garlic aioli was delicious; however, they did put a lot of sauce on it, resulting in the same as above- soggy bread. Everything else was fine- although their "naan" was more like pita bread- or naan that you would get at a regular supermarket. Good side salad- very good balance of the sweet and salty.

The server was just annoying, obnoxious, and had on ridiculous sunglasses (which made him look like an idiot- definitely not professional) that he wore both outside and inside their DARK dining room. He seemed a bit too casual and chatty- not in a good way- he sat on the tables which I felt to be very unhygienic and unprofessional- I don't want to eat where someone's ass was. He also seemed to hang around a bit more than we wanted. For example, he gave us our food, and just sat on the table beside us chatting away. We just wanted our food, and keep to ourselves, and not have to be bothered by our server. Serve us our food and leave us alone.

As for ambiance, we ate on the patio which would have been perfect if it hadn't been for all the loud crappy music they were blasting.

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Good food, great patio
By kels of New West (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

We went here last night for a late dinner and drinks. The place was pretty empty for a Friday night so we were able to get a nice patio booth immediately. Great little patio set up with comfy padded booths, tvs to watch the game, and a trendy fireplace. The beer special was offered twice and when I said I'd take one, she said they might not have any left (which they did'nt). Why offer it then?? The food is solid. I had the Bacon Chedder Burger and my wife had the Applewood Chicken Pizza. Both were quite good. The pizza would have to be rated a 4/5 and the burger a 3/5. Dessert we had the white chocolate brownie... very nice. They were accomodating to allergy concerns, and overall quite helpful. We'll go again but it's gotta stay solid to keep us coming as there is plenty of competition in that neighbourhood...

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Good Food
By E10Out of West (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2007 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

Good calamari and great selection of salad dishes. Great for lunch. Desserts aren't that great as other 'franchise' restaurants in the area. Stay away from the dried out white chocolate brownie. Check out Joey's and Earls as well but of the three I rate this second as their menu is more unique.

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After bogarat's
By oldbrogene of Kits (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 3:04pm [Dine in]

After a fiasco we went to try the Moxie's. My god, why? definetelly was a bad day. Moxie's have the worst service in the world. Servers are agressives or just ignore us. The food it's like Mc Donalds, tasteless and no creativity. May be they growth up to much (the chain) and have noone to look the business for them. Some amateurs are running the show. I realize the empty restaurant, now I know why. Decoration nice, atmosphere Ok,but again, service and food sucks.

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A second chance
By sheepstudio of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

The first time I tried Moxie's was at their downtown location. I was impressed by the food and paid a few more visits with my friends and family. But then one time, while I was there with some of my friends, we had the "luck" of having an "incredible" server. Since then, I sort of crossed Moxie's out of my "where-to-eat" list. But last night, visiting a different location, Moxie's has won some points from me again. The quality of food is better than other chain restaurants I have been to. The menu isn't exceptionally exciting, but the food quality maakes up for that. If you love desserts, for sure go there and try their Banana Xango. Awesome.

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Decently solid
By AMM of Strathcona, Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2007 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

For sitting on the patio basking in the sun, Moxie's is great. Despite the traffic rumbling by, it's a relaxing place to sit (albeit with some horribly upbeat, pseudo-sexy music). The food is, how do you say, normal. I got the hamburger with cheese and fries. The fries were rather grease-soaked and largely crispless, while the burger was satisfactory in an unremarkable way. The basil mayo that came with it was also strangely lacking. Rather than being basil-infused, it seemed to just have pieces of basil mixed in. My waitress was quite friendly with a cheery demeanor and attentive service. She helped offset the hostess' failure to greet and seat me; perhaps it was my responsibility to find her inside, as opposed to her helping me at the entrance to the patio. Who's to say, really? Overall, Moxie's is a better place to have drinks in the sun than an inspired meal.

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Birthday Party!
By john78 of Kitsilano, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2007 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

My wife and I decided to have celebrate my birthday with friends out at one of the nearby restaurants on Friday night. We decided come to the Moxies location on Broadway (our first time) as they took our reservation for 8 people no problem. We showed up and were sat in the lounge "wow" which was packed the food was fantastic, fast and tasted great. The bathrooms there are amazing with T.Vs in the mens and my wife was a fan of the makeup chairs in the womens. Our waitress was so attentive, brought our cake right away, never let a drink go empty, a manager was sent over to deal with a serious allergy on the table. All of our friends and ourselves were very happy and would defientely recommend this location to others.

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Nothing Special
By rubyblack of vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 16, 2007 - 3:13pm [Dine in]

A burger is a burger is a burger. The menu is pretty standard. The food was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary and little pricey for was it is. The kid's menu is a total rip-off. But the service was outstandingly bad. Good-looking servers, poor delivery.

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Food - great! Service - horrible!
By foodcritic1 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 17, 2006 - 6:43pm [Dine in]

I went to Moxies to celebrate a law school acceptance with a friend. What a horrible idea!

The waitress who was assigned to us was clearly not interested in being there at all. She greeted us and asked us what we wanted to drink, all the while saying that she was supposed to be out with her friends that night and couldn't wait to get off work. 45 minutes later, she returned with our drinks, and left before we could even order our food. She came back half an hour later (I am not exaggerating times here!) to take our order; still complaining about not being able to go out that night. She had clearly taken her break because she reeked of cigarette smoke. After we finished eating, we had to flag down another woman to bring us our bill, and we went up to pay instead of waiting because by that time, we had been there for several hours and just wanted to leave.

The food itself came out in a decent time, about 15 minutes. It was excellent! I highly reccommend the bruschetta. The food was nicely presented, hot, and delicious.

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Overcooked and Undercooked on the Same Dish
By calbee219 of Yaletown (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2007 - 3:46am [Dine in]

Came here on a Friday night, were greeted and seated promptly, however when it came to our actual serer, she wasn't as attentive as I hoped. It took her awhile to come around to see what we wanted to drink. Her knowledge on which beverages that they have on tap was poor. i ordered the Chicken Oscar and my brother ordered the Grilled Halibut. The Chicken Oscar is topped with a cream sauce and shrimp and scallops. The chicken was well over cooked to a point where I had to down it with beer (didnt want to complain because I was with a lot of people and in a hurry to leave), and the shrimp and scallop was undercooked. Baked potato was very dry and plain. The sauce was very plain. My brother's halibut came ontop of mashed potatoes and a bed of salad ... all on a hot plate. The salad is therefore cooked and the halibut was well over cooked as well. The calamari appetizer was mediocre, nothing special. Overall, this place is not worth the price at all. One calamari, 2 pitchers of beer, and 2 dinner entrees cames to a total of 115. With that price, I could have had an excellent dinner at Bogart's or Maurya's just down the block.

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great as far as chains go...
By beckybee of vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

so being relatively new to vancity, we decided to try out all of the chain eateries that we don't have back east. having been to cactus club and earl's previously, i have to say that my experience at moxie's was the best.

for a quick and easy friday night out this location served up superior quality food, attentive service and zero attitude. we had a nice mini-corona special to start, and some interesting sun-dried tomatoe spring rolls with goat cheese. not amazing, but decent. our mains were great. i had a sirloin salad that was very fresh, and the meat was perfectly cooked. my co-diner had a curry rice bowl that was very nicely seasoned - surprisingly so. i even liked that banana bread served with the salad, a very nice touch. two thumbs up.

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