Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:00 pm ·  1 Comment
When the White Oak Restaurant closed down, it appeared that affordable family dinning had left Downtown Oakville. Well, someone noticed and has taken over what was the Cottage Side and brought in Mo’s Kitchen and Tavern, which is now family friendly.
Mo’s is not new to Oakville. It has been at 467 Speers Road for over 8 years, and is known for it’s generous portions, family friendly atmosphere, quality ingredients, and friendly staff. The location in Downtown Oakville is following this tried and true tradition.
I have to say that I’m always a little skeptical when a restaurant owner tries to expand to another location. However, all my concerns were put to rest and several expectations were exceeded when it came to decor. A number of restauranteurs have tried to make this location work, and all have failed. So what makes Mo’s different?
Mo realized that not everyone who visits downtown Oakville is looking for a high end experience. Many residents have children, and want a place to bring the kids for breakfast, lunch and dinner before or after their multitude of activities. Mo’s menu is classic for a family restaurant and includes: Bacon & Eggs, BLT, to a rack of ribs. Prices range from as low as $7.00 for two eggs, hash browns, and toast to $30.00 for a 10 oz steak with shrimp, asparagus, with peppercorn brandy sauce. This location also has a full bar.
He has made sure that seniors feel welcome and has special pricing on Tuesday’s of $8.00 for Fish & Chips. Coffee is $2.00 and comes in a thermos with free refills. For those wanting a challenge there are two Food Challenges for $25.00 each: Breakfast or Lunch/Dinner. If you can eat the entire meal you get it for free.
The atmosphere is clean and contemporary. The walls are a friendly shade of green, the trim and woodwork is white, and the lighting is perfect. There is plenty of room around tables, and large groups can be easily accommodated. The staff is professional. Mo brought in several of his best servers from the Speers location, ensuring that everyone is looked after properly. Washroom’s are clean and wheelchair accessible, and a wheelchair ramp is available for the entrance.
Mo’s Kitchen & Tavern is a welcome addition to Downtown Oakville. If you are looking for a straightforward meal at a reasonable price with good service, you’ll feel very comfortable at Mo’s.