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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
(512) 236-9599
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Ranked #18 of 3,115 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I just recently moved to Austin and this was the first meal that really wowed me. I got the flat iron steak for around $25 and it was comparable to a steak ordered in a steak house. Be careful going here though, I've seen the line to get a table out the door on many occasions. I guess that's just... More

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glen ellyn, IL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I love the ambiance of this historic spot! Specialty patio cocktails were well balanced, yet packed a punch. Their ribs were touted, but although the cofee/brown sugar sauce was delicious, the meat was decidedly NOT falling off the bone, but actually a little tough. Flat iron steak was enjoyed, as well as the green chili grits. We will return!

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Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want an Austin eating experience, you need to go to Moonshine. Very casual, indoors or out, with a good selection of everything from whiskey through desert. I actually went twice during my stay. First had the blackened catfish, then for the second trip the Hanger Steak. Both were great. My table mates made me taste their desert... Thankfully.... More

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Ringwood
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The building is historic, 1852. The ribs were exceptional. The Jalapeño Hanger steak was fantastic. Beer were good, bottles and cans, no draft. Surprised me. No frozen drinks. My wife had a couple of margaritas, they were kind of light on the tequila. We ate outside on the patio, too may flies. I suggest you eat inside. Overall a very... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Moonshine showcases the best of what Austin is all about; eclectic well prepared food that doesn't stray too far to the snobby or expensive side. Many delicious menu items to choose from in a comfortable setting is why we make this a regular stop when in Austin.

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San Angelo, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

got into Austin early evening and found this on ....guess where...trip advisor....I had the molasses & chile cured pork chop with grits...pork chop was way thick...cooked perfectly, and probably the best I have ever had...and I love grits with cheese and green chilis....tasted the seared rainbow trout with stuffing...very good...good mix of spices...vegetables were Austin style(squashes that were still crisp)...good... More

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Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The restaurant does not take reservations so when we showed up we were disappointed to see that most of the patios we're taken over for private dining (rest is near convention center). We were told around a 1.25hr wait. We really wanted to try this place (billed as so. comfort food) so we hoped the wait was wrong. We were... More

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Henrietta, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great place in downtown Austin. The food is excellent--a little different from the normal fare. Location is great and the service was really good.

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Aledo, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The advertisements on Google implied that there was brunch buffet served on Saturday. We found out that this was not the case. Only on Sundays said the waitress. The food was OK, my "green chile macaroni" was way too spicy to enjoy. Also the valet was nowhere to be seen so we parked at a pay parking lot nearby.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had one of everything, haha. The fajita salad is really delightful and the PB pie is great!!!! Service was really fantastic. Seems like it is a trendy spot but it is worth the stop. Cannot wait to go back when I am in Austin again in a few weeks.

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Additional Information about Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

Address: 303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: (512) 236-9599
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American

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