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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
(512) 236-9599
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Ranked #19 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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89% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Two friends and I recently enjoyed a great lunch on the patio of Moonshine. Since Texas summers can be brutal we were hesitate to sit on the patio, but since we were starving and the wait for a table inside was 30 minutes we decided to give it a go. The shady patio and 'swamp cooler' nearby made us all... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Delicious, unique food. Excellent customer service. But be prepared for long wait, crowds and it to be very loud. It was worth it. Go EARLY and save room for dessert!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This should be 0 stars The hotel I was staying at suggested this restaurant, BUT after telling them about my experience they said they will no longer be suggesting this establishment to their guests-- skip out on a terrible experience and go to Lamberts or Salt Licks instead My family and I went here for my Father's birthday. Here's what... More

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Houston, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Love the chicken and waffles!!! The garlic bulbs were super. Only draw back is the long long wait. We got there at 9:30pm and still had to wait foe an hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were there with a large group, so our meal was pre-arranged for us. Appetizers were just ok. Bruschetta and calamari. Nothing outstanding. Salad with goat cheese and pecans was terrific. I ordered the hanger steak and it was out of this world. Loved the design of the restaurant. They have a large outdoor patio with canvas swaths for the... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I visited Austin for business and had lunch at Moonshine. What a wonderful time I had. Trout was delicious and hand cut fries are a must. Pop corn is extremely good an tasty. If you go to Austin do not forget to pay a visit to Moonshine.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Popular place, usually a wait. Food is really tasty. We there for lunch on a VERY hot day, got there around 1 PM. We were seated on the patio where there were two huge fans blowing across our table the entire time, hurricane force. Forget the hair do you thought you had, you are now wind blown! Had the effect... More

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Gainesville, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

They were very crowded on the Tuesday night we went there without a reservation. Fortunately they were able to seat us after a half hour wait. I had the salmon, a very large portion and extremely delicious. One of my friends had the half chicken with Dr. Pepper bbq sauce. She completely devoured it! My only complaint with the restaurant... More

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Georgetown, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has great food, locally sourced when possible. We have been early enough there has been no wait. It's a convenient place to eat if you are going to be doing something on Sixth Street or perhaps going to Ester's Follies.

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Bellaire, Texas
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214 reviews 214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I ate at the Moonshine recently. I had the Green Chile Macaroni and it was delicious. I have tried to find the recipe and to duplicate their dish but I can't come close. They have a nice selection on the menu. The service was good and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Prices were reasonable. Parking is a... More

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