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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

#17 of 3,188 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 499
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    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 10
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good

Were in the area and needed a quick spot for lunch. Got a table for two without any wait. Drinks and food arrived super quick. My husband got the chicken and waffles and I got the corn flake chicken salad and both were really good. Would come back to try their dinner menu options.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sunloving23
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Were in the area and needed a quick spot for lunch. Got a table for two without any wait. Drinks and food arrived super quick. My husband got the chicken and waffles and I got the corn flake chicken salad and both were really good. Would come back to try their dinner menu options.

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San Diego, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Nice establishment to visit with friends/colleagues for food and libation. A bit noisy, but a great atmosphere. Staff very helpful and accommodating.

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon Moonshine when we were visiting the Tourist Information Centre across the road, and what a find! We got a table for four straight away, and were introduced to the menu by the waiter, who explained everything and took our drink order. Incidentally, the moonshine cocktail drink (I forgot the name of it) was amazing. We had a... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the Moonshine for a weekend brunch in August 2014, motivated by good TA reviews. Had to wait an hour for a table (which seems to be quite normal in Austin at popular restaurants). Well worth the wait! Overall impression was that the Moonshine is a relatively original Texas-style restaurant with some ambition. The brunch buffet we had consisted of... More 

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were given this restaurant name by someone who had visited here a few weeks before. We went on a Sunday, meeting a friend who lives in Houston. We were visiting from Chicago and decided to give it a try. We arrived and checked in to find the wait was 90 minutes for 4 people at noon for the Sunday... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been here a bunch of times, great food! Get the chicken and waffles! Everything is good here including the dranks. Atmosphere is awesome as well, this place gets busy, so show up early or prepare to wait

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Scotia, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Love this place! Upbeat bustling atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, and delicious, well-prepared food. Even liked the moonshine. The buffalo meatloaf and Bohemian wrap are the best you will ever have. The desserts are outstanding and very sharable - skillet apple pie, white chocolate bread pudding, fudge brownie, all fantastic. Long waits to get in but you can sometimes find some of... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Very delicious! So many items. Everyone will find something they like. I really liked the Ranch casserole. There are dessert items, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, grits, unlimited coffee and green salad. The three of us were really impressed that the price was only $18.00. The only thing I didn't like was that we were charged Full price for my friend's 11... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

In town staying at The Hilton and we went to Moonshine for lunch. I had the Bentley Salad with grilled shrimp. We had the Calamari for an appetizer and it was very good. The salad was fresh and nicely done. Ingredients were very good and I observed the place to be clean and very friendly. I would recommend with any... More 

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Friendswood, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have never had a disappointing dish here. It was my son's first time and he ordered the chicken and waffles. He cannot stop talking about how good it was! They have a solid menu of delicious comfort food and a more than adequate selection of adult beverages. Great for getting together with friends 😊

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 236-9599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?