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Moonshine - Patio Bar & Grill

#18 of 3,187 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, excellent service

We had a great time here. The menu is great, with some of my favorites with a delicious twist. The service was fantastic even though it was extremely crowded. We fully recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sherrill B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time here. The menu is great, with some of my favorites with a delicious twist. The service was fantastic even though it was extremely crowded. We fully recommend it.

Thank Sherrill B
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for lunch. Was told there was a thirty minute wait, but they offered to give us a call ten minutes before our seats would be ready which we appreciated. Ordered the ribs and chili Macaroni. Both were large portions. Both tended toward the spicey side which is a little odd for traditional southern comfort food. Our server was OK,... More 

Thank Laura D
College Station, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard reviews and have tried on more than one occasion to visit but the parking is limited. The key here is to get there early! They also offer valet parking if you prefer. They have a variety of menu options to please your pallet. The drink menu is exceptional with offering that include (of course), moonshine. I decided... More 

Thank spokes276
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very very nice, south recipes, informal atmosphere but elegant as well, kind staff, nice local beers. Prices medium high but we are in the States and you pay quality. If you are in Austin, this is the place to go at least one time.

Thank LukeSkywalker_1975
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our waiter informed us they specialise in luxury comfort food when we sat down and he wasn't lying. The meat was cooked to perfection and the cocktails refreshing. The highlight were the two desserts we ordered. The white chocolate pudding was divine and the brownie the nicest I've ever eaten. Both were so big we took a half away with... More 

Thank Liam Ó
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not at all the choice you would think to make here but the impressed the heck out of me with their humongous and well boiled baby back ribs. Don't even bother with the appetizer. You will definitely overeat here. I tried the moonshine and will stick to beer but it's worth the try. Restaurant is chic and very upscale. No... More 

Thank Obi1234
Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service describe this iconic restaurant. A great place to go with your friends or for a date night. I highly recommend the calamari and green child macaroni. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Jeremy E
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A rustic atmosphere sets the tone for this restaurant/bar. They had a good beer selection and my food (trout) was very good. A nice patio area as well. The only problems is it can be difficult to get a table. I don't recall if they take reservations.

Thank Jonathan P
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steak was amazing, service was fast and the local beers were definitely on point. Try the Steak with the blue cheese butter. AMAZING.

Thank Charles S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place for dinner, the stakes are cooked to perfection, prices are definitely high but food was delicious, recommended 110% and customer service was good as well.

Thank bryanmantezoni

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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, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?