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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

#11 of 2,944 Restaurants in Austin
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Downtown
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303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 563
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    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
Absolutely incredible

We came here on our first night in Austin, on the first night of our honeymoon. We sat at the bar, and Jenn was the most gracious host. She helped us celebrate in style, with the sweetest attitude. The food was also exceptional, one of the best meals my husband and I have had in a while. Definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Madi M
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We came here on our first night in Austin, on the first night of our honeymoon. We sat at the bar, and Jenn was the most gracious host. She helped us celebrate in style, with the sweetest attitude. The food was also exceptional, one of the best meals my husband and I have had in a while. Definitely highly recommended.

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Pinecrest, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were in town for an anniversary weekend and The Driskill bartender recommended Moonshine. We enjoyed excellent comfort food (Green Chili Macaroni and Apple Pork Chops) and friendly, attentive service. Was an excellent choice for a casual tasty dinner. Definitely recommend Moonshine and will come back on our next visit to Austin.

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Temple, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We went for our anniversary (30). It was the day of a great rainstorm, I was the driver. I had viewed the website but I didn't have a good feel for the layout which was very important as my wife is handicapped. It turned out to be a problem. They have a ramp on one side but we were seated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our server was Wendi was GREAT! She suggested the Hard Lemonade but to sub Strawberry Moonshine for the vodka = perfection! And she also suggested the Cornflake Chicken salad with the chipotle lime ranch and again - perfection! My husband got the Chicken & Waffles and it was a good portion. We sat at the "community table" in front and... More 

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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

An hour wait no matter when you try to go, but well worth it! Great Moonshine Strawberry Lemonade! The Cornflake Chicken Salad was amazing! Everyone in our group tried something different and we were all happy. Just a short walk from Rainey Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great food, great service and you have to try the cornflake chicken salad, its amazing! Great cocktails, menu has a nice variety of items so there is something for every taste. Cute décor, nice wait staff and an overall great place to have dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the fun/funky atmosphere to the menu of delicious offerings, this is one of our favorite restaurants in a town literally filled with great choices. Everything on the menu is superb, (and we've tried them all!). The service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Drinks are great! Don't visit Austin without trying this place!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

In the heart of Downtown with a very Austin feel. For those of you who don't know what that is, it goes along with the catch phrase "Keep Austin Weird" which is the mantra that everyone who lives here goes by. The food and service are great and the ambiance is casual and very comfortable. I don't think I've ever... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had dinner at Moonshine with two colleagues as we were all attending a conference in Austin. I did not have high hopes for this restaurant, as it is directly behind the Convention Center and I have experienced many times location trumping food and service in such instances (Liberty Tavern, are you reading this?) But Moonshine reviews on Trip Advisor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Attentive service, fresh ingredients, good selection of eats, and an historic building near the convention center. We had a party of six and able to dine in one hour----what a accomplishment ! Recommend you to try it !

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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 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?