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“5 napkin ribs and the best jambalaya outside New Orleans ”

Muskets and Moonshine
Ranked #2 of 326 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $19
Description: Serving great meals from the Southern USA with that unmistakable Kiwi twist, head to Muskets and Moonshine for a chilled one. Just like its name, everything about this place is playful and fun. Chairs come in a gorgeous muddle of different shapes and sizes and chandeliers hang from the ceiling whilst the big game is being shown on the big screen. And it wouldn’t be complete without its roaring fire and board game cupboard! You’d better be hungry for their characterful jambalaya, a bold dish with spicy rice, shrimp and pork belly (the veggie version is just as delicious!) Alternatively, go for the award-winning Hereford beef rump or the Southern Seafood Gumbo, an unabashed crowd-pleaser. You can even share a BBQ platter filled with burgers, ribs, chicken wings and M&M's most popular sides. Wash it all down with one of their tasty beers on tap and their signature cocktails are worth a sip too! Giggle Water? Book us in!
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Description: Serving great meals from the Southern USA with that unmistakable Kiwi twist, head to Muskets and Moonshine for a chilled one. Just like its name, everything about this place is playful and fun. Chairs come in a gorgeous muddle of different shapes and sizes and chandeliers hang from the ceiling whilst the big game is being shown on the big screen. And it wouldn’t be complete without its roaring fire and board game cupboard! You’d better be hungry for their characterful jambalaya, a bold dish with spicy rice, shrimp and pork belly (the veggie version is just as delicious!) Alternatively, go for the award-winning Hereford beef rump or the Southern Seafood Gumbo, an unabashed crowd-pleaser. You can even share a BBQ platter filled with burgers, ribs, chicken wings and M&M's most popular sides. Wash it all down with one of their tasty beers on tap and their signature cocktails are worth a sip too! Giggle Water? Book us in!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific restaurant offering a welcome change from the usual New Zealand/Australian fare. Best ribs and jambalaya I’ve had outside the US. Drew was great and a great time had by all.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank cloring13
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Southernbars, Manager at Muskets and Moonshine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review, Our pitmaster is very happy that you like his ribs! Druzie will be very pleased with the personal mention too!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to Muskets & Moonshine was fantastic. The food was amazing, especially the chicken wings! My husband had the brisket burger and a beer, recommended by the bartender, both of which he really enjoyed. I had the chicken po boy and a ‘gigglewater’ cocktail (which was to die for!)
The service was also wonderful and our server Drew made sure that everything was up to par and went above and beyond for us by recommending local walks and restaurants for us to visit during our time in Queenstown.
Can’t wait to come back again, definitely worth a visit if you’re in town.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank TIzzard95
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Southernbars, Manager at Muskets and Moonshine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review, Druzie will be very pleased with the personal mention!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great cocktails and excellent service by Drew. She was extremely welcoming, very attentive and gave us some great food and drink suggestions. She was awesome! We would definitely recommend the Musket Mojito and Espresso Moontini as well.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank KayClarkes
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Southernbars, Manager at Muskets and Moonshine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Druzie will be very pleased with the personal mention!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great service!
Both of our meals were fantastic, but what really set this place apart was the service.
Gemma went above and beyond to make us happy, even with our strange requests. (We watched her run all over looking for our condiment- with success I might add.)
Fun vibe.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank tammybB2737BN
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Southernbars, Manager at Muskets and Moonshine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review! Gemma will be very pleased with the personal mention!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing Cocktail at Muskets and Moonshine made by Luigi who I had a chat with, cool dude, cool place, cool vibe! Singer was great too !

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank QTPmorrow
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Southernbars, Manager at Muskets and Moonshine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review! Luigi will be very pleased with the personal mention!

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