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“Casual atmosphere and decent food”
Review of Shady Grove

Shady Grove
Ranked #39 of 3,754 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Shady Grove is located in the heart of 78704 in Austin, TX. Nestled under the shade of a tall pecan grove, we have been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking, cocktails, sunshine and smiles since 1992. In the months of April through September, Shady Grove hosts KGSR's Unplugged at The Grove, one of Austin's longest running free live music series, every Thursday night at 8pm.
Driftwood, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Casual atmosphere and decent food”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We have been going to Shady Grove on Thursdays nights throughout the summer for their free concerts. We figured we should try having dinner there and were pleasantly surprised. We've tried a variety of things and found everything to be good as well as reasonably priced. You can sit outside or inside. If you go for a Thursday night concert, bring a low chair and sit on the grass or get there early and grab a plastic chair. They have drink specials and a limited menu for eating on the grass. If you are looking for gourmet, go somewhere else. This is a casual, relaxing, locals kind of place. Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good patio”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Good beer selection and an inviting patio make for a nice relaxing evening. burger and frings was a great side dish. I would visit again without hesitation

  • Visited August 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were just out for a drive to explore the local area when we spied the Shady Grove and liked the casual, laid back look of the place. After parking and getting a better look at the layout it certainly turned out to be a really friendly spot with lots of well spaced tables in the outdoor patio area. Partly shaded by the trees, what more could you ask for on a lovely sunny Austin afternoon. A few beers for me and after a burger, fries and B.L.T. my wife and I were well pleased.Without exaggeration my burger was up with the best I have tasted during our holiday in different parts of Texas. Our server ( J Travis) was friendly and helpful but most of all the food was decent and the atmosphere very relaxing. I cannot see how you could go wrong at the Shady Grove - give it a try.

  • Visited July 2013
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Yorktown, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome place for an outdoor lunch”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love the atmosphere and the food. Any place where I can get a stellar sandwich / fries / beer at 11:30am and mixes it with a great outdoor patio area obviously has its priorities in order. Waitress was super friendly, place was bumping, service was orderly but at a nice relaxed, continuous pace. Really great place !

  • Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
418 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great Food & Drink!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Our son took us here after visiting the Capital and TX State Museum. Short wait at the bar, but well worth it! The meatloaf was excellent; just like Mom's! We will return!

  • Visited July 2013
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