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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

#14 of 3,227 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
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 531
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  • 309
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
You Must Stop While in Austin

My son and I stopped here on a whim while staying a night in Austin. We were not disappointed. We were told the wait would be 1/2 hr, but that was OK since the place was packed. Our wait ended up being about 45 minutes. We were seated and given seasoned popcorn that was so yummy! I think if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
cdmas93
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Southaven, MS
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Southaven, MS
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My son and I stopped here on a whim while staying a night in Austin. We were not disappointed. We were told the wait would be 1/2 hr, but that was OK since the place was packed. Our wait ended up being about 45 minutes. We were seated and given seasoned popcorn that was so yummy! I think if they... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Funky downtown building with just the best assortment of types of food for everyone - meat-eaters, vegetarians, the health-minded and just the plain hungry. Some of us had burgers, some salads, some sandwiches - one even went for trout. I had the biggest portabello mushroom, avocado & veggie wrap I've ever had. Lots of delicious sides, too. I couldn't stop... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The food, drinks and happy hour specials are wonderful!!!! I want to try the brunch do muxh, highly recommend this place to family and adults!!!

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Greeley, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Oh, my gosh! The shrimp and grits and peanut butter pie were definitely worth the wait. We went back 3 times for the peanut butter pie!

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Norcross, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Waited over an hour but the food was really good and no shortage since it is a buffet. Normally I am not into buffets but the food was fresh and the restaurant has a really cool vibe

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Henrietta, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I attended two vendor functions at the Moonshine-Patio Bar & Grill. The first function was a cocktail party. At the party, we had a buffet line of awesome food: vegetable kabobs, chicken quesadillas, buffalo meatballs and shrimp corndogs. The food was all very tasty, good and filling. The wait staff, was awesome and friendly. At the 2nd event, was a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My brother was in town and we searched for something to eat after touring the Capitol. Many restaurants are closed on Mondays, but we were very happy to find Moonshine. It was a bit of a hike, but well worth it.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have never had fried chicken like this, slow smoked for 12 hrs then buttermilk battered and fried, home style goodness taken to the next level. I had a side of the Green Chile Cheddar Grits and the kale slaw, both were wonderful.

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College Station, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We loved this restaurant on the two occasions we visited--great service. The food is a bit spicier than advertised, but the servers more than make up for it with their saucy, friendly attitudes. Super patio and great little gem in Austin.

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Ukiah, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Busy.....went at prime lunch time 12:00 pm Staff couldn't have been better. Given 2 waters and a buzzer. Sat outside in the front. Went back in to bar and bought drinks. Excellent bartender and very kind. Buzzer went off in 25 minutes. Told 30-40 minute wait. Attentive staff. Thank you for making it a good experience. Worth the wait

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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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, 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?