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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

#13 of 3,000 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-9599
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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 654
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  • 371
    Very good
  • 84
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  • 14
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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
So worth it!

What a great place to eat! The chicken fried steak, pimento cheese mac and cheese and corndog shrimp were so so good. It's a great little restaurant with comfy atmosphere and food. Would go back in a heartbeat :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Cathy J
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a great place to eat! The chicken fried steak, pimento cheese mac and cheese and corndog shrimp were so so good. It's a great little restaurant with comfy atmosphere and food. Would go back in a heartbeat :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was recommended to us by staff at the Hilton round the corner and they were right to recommend. Wonderful fresh food, excellent service, great atmosphere and lovely range of ales. I can't recommend this restaurant enough. There was a wait for tables but we were seated right away on shared high tables. What a brilliant place - I loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a great place!! Great selection of food, friendly/informed staff and great ambiance both inside and out on patio. Desserts were out of this world. Best part, all staff worked together to make it a great experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most popular brunch places in Austin. Reservations don't exist so you must get there early. So much to choose from you won't leave hungry!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sunday Brunch here was absolutely delicious! We have had lunch there several times and we were Never disappointed. Look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well we were craving Texas BBQ and went through the list of "BBQ " in Austin on a Monday night and had to rule out several places because they were closed and I am glad they were. We had the ribs and fried chicken and waffles. Well I don't think I have had any better. The ribs were falling off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

How this place is rated in the top 10 of Austin restaurants is beyond me. On a Wednesday(!) night we waited 75 minutes for a dinner seating. I had to wade through a crowd to get to the bar just inside the front door to get a canned beer ($5?) and a glass of wine for my wife. Also placed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was our Saturday evening dining and after a bad experience I was certainly ready for some good service and food. Moonshine did not disappoint. We were able to easily walk there from our downtown hotel and since there was a wait for a table we grabbed a couple of seats at their full service bar. The bartender was right... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

There were 5 of us in our party. We had to wait an hour to be seated and then when we ordered it took another hour to get food. We didn't order anything crazy either. Highly disappointed with the wait times, I wouldn't recommend this place unless you plan several hours for it. Not an apology in sight for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a great spot to eat in Austin--a truly great place to eat. Many places have good ratings, but Austin is one of those hype cities where people buy into and perpetuate the hype even when it hasn't necessarily been earned. We happened upon this spot and I'm so glad we did. I ordered the black eyed... More 

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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: Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?