Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza is more adept at being edible than being wall art. Today’s Groupon puts pizza back where it performs best. For $10, you get $20 worth of pizza and more at any of three Mellow Mushroom locations, in Jacksonville on Deer Lake Court and North Third Street and in Fleming Island. Prove to your family and family physician that there’s still something in this world alluring enough draw you out of your stromboli-marinara bed.
Unlike unmellow mushrooms that make you take hour-long showers and nag you for tracking mud in the house, the Mellow Mushroom makes pizzas. The joint specializes in surrounding your dining experience with a dazzling atmosphere, artwork oozing with pizzazz, crisp bottles of happy local beers, and the kinds of pizzas that got all the best solos at the fifth-grade choir demonstration. Sip on a cold draft of Bell’s while ogling the Mushroom’s spread of Kosmic Karma pies that merge sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, feta, fresh toms, and pesto ($13.95 for a 10’’); gourmet white pizzas with the harmonious offerings of olive oil and garlic, sunny-dried tomatoes, provolone, mozzarella, feta, and onions ($12.95); and the Magical Mystery Tour, brining pesto, portobello mushrooms, button mushrooms, spinach, feta, and jalapenos back together for a reunion jam in your mouth ($14.50).
The time you spend patiently waiting for your piping pizzas can be passed by sharing your latest brand of pizza perfume or doling out a half order of parmesan or cinnamon-sugar pretzels ($4.50 for a half order), among other craveable munchies such as the Capri caprese salad ($6.95).
Valid at the Jacksonville and Fleming Island locations only.
Yelpers give the Jacksonville, Fleming Island and Jacksonville Beach locations an average rating of four stars. Yahoo! Locals give the Jacksonville location an average rating of 4.5 stars, and 81% of Urbanspooners like the restaurant.
- I love this place. The dough is soft but not too thin and the ingredients are always fresh and well combined. Great vibe, great atmosphere. – Tamy S., Yelp, Jacksonville location
- The staff is super friendly and the menu is wide and can please a large group; something for everybody. Everything is fresh and really tasty!! – Jo F., Yelp, Jacksonville Beach location
Enthralled with the art of pizza-making, a trio of college students opened the first Mellow Mushroom 40 years ago in a former liquor establishment. Popularity bred new locations, doling out stone-baked pizzas sprinkled with unusual ingredients such as broccoli, pineapple, pesto chicken, caramelized onions, provolone cheese, and banana peppers. Chefs express their subconscious hoarding problems by stuffing a host of ingredients inside of calzones and hoagies, whose hearty compositions may be offset by crisp salads. Mellow Mushroom remains open late for night owls and offers catering services to help keep company meetings stress-free.