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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

American Restaurant and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarAugust 11, 2016
    Great option for brunch. Loved their peppery Bloody Mary homemade mix. Kale bacon dip, grits, chicken and waffles. Bring your appetite and leave happy. Love the patio outside too for waiting.
  • Bryant L.
    Bryant LukFebruary 15, 2015
    Great all you can eat Sunday American comfort food brunch. While there aren't any real speciality dishes, every dish is cooked just right. The only problem is the 2 hour wait. Valet parking is cheap.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanMarch 10, 2013
    Comfort food and cocktails on a big back porch; a calm sanctum around the corner from the chaos of Austin Convention Center. Gets very crowded, so make reservations and avoid peak hours.
  • Litany B.
    Litany BrownJanuary 17, 2015
    I have been loving place for years! Its the only restaurant I enjoy waiting for a table. Go to the bar area in the back and sit by a cozy fire while the mixologist prepares you something special.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BlamApril 20, 2014
    Sunday brunch is AMAZING! We were here on Easter and the food was delicious and abundant. I usually hate buffets because food gets cold but this buffet was out of this world. $4 bloody Mary's too!
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaMarch 10, 2013
    The brunch is out if this world. Start off with an incredible $4 bloody or pomegranate mimosa, don't miss the candied yams, cornflake chicken, jalapeño sausage, king casserole and bread pudding.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BrunnerJune 6, 2014
    Started off w/the popcorn (delish). I got the pork chop which was juicy. If you have anything at this place - try to green chile cheese grits. You will thank your taste buds later!
  • Erika L.
    Erika LoyaDecember 17, 2014
    The Ribs, Meatloaf, Chicken Tender Salad, Jalapeno Hanger Steak, Mac n Cheese, Green Chilie Grits, Bacon Cheese Dip, Bread Pudding, w/ Blind Mules & Ruby Red's. Everything Was beyond Amazing Perfect
  • Alyx H.
    Alyx HeartcoreMarch 9, 2013
    Comfy southern decor with an outdoor patio and bar. Delicious southern cooking and excellent Silvermoon Margaritas. Can't go wrong with the chicken and waffles, corn bread, and large desserts.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CalderoneFebruary 28, 2016
    This place is amazing. Nothing on this menu lacks taste. We did 3 dishes and split them. I recommend the meatloaf, Mac and cheese or the habanero steak.
  • Gabe R.
    Gabe RoseMarch 12, 2013
    Do the corn bread stuffed trout. You'll feel good about yourself for ordering fish but realize it's satisfying when everything comes drenched in butter.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CurranMarch 13, 2013
    Some others say that the trout is the best. We agree its great, but don't forget the jalapeño cheddar grits and the Dr. Pepper chicken- not to miss. Here, it's way too hard to save room for dessert.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer T.September 16, 2016
    Popcorn instead of bread is a unique touch when you sit down. Get here early on a weekday night to avoid a wait, and save room for their cast iron skillet desserts!
  • A Ross
    A RossMarch 19, 2013
    Have been here twice & no one has left disappointed. Waterloo Compound is my cocktail of choice, all the food delivers (yummy green chile grits!) Seems to be constantly packed, so make a reservation.
  • Denise M.
    Denise MurrayJuly 12, 2014
    The shrimp with blue cheese grits and wilted greens was outstanding. The seasonal white lightening my husband thought went down smooth, I didn't care for it however it did smell like cucumbers!
  • Ramzi L.
    Ramzi L.September 22, 2013
    Flat iron steak was delicious and cooked as I like it. Very tired, juicy and satisfying even though it's a top sirloin cut. Atmosphere is great and very nice staff.
  • amy t.
    amy tJune 2, 2014
    This place has the best brunch!! $17.95 for all you can eat. And it's SO good! Warm cinnamon rolls, broccoli cheese casserole, king ranch chicken...YUM!!!
  • John V.
    John VailMarch 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    my favorite place in downtown Austin, try the back bar (patio) if there is a wait. Chicken and Waffles is my favorite. Old School but nice
  • Adam G.
    Adam GieseOctober 26, 2014
    Came on a Saturday night. There was a long wait, so we got drinks at the bar beforehand. They were very good! Great food, great atmosphere, great service!
  • Jeanette R.
    Jeanette RamirezAugust 31, 2014
    The Green Chile Macaroni was amazing! It was like a Mexican style elote w chicken and macaroni. I also liked their cornbread and sweet potato fries!
  • Connor
    ConnorJuly 31, 2014
    Green Chile Macaroni is incredible! Very very tasty. I got a side of mashed potatoes and was underwhelmed. Very plain. The potato wedges were much better and had tons of flavor!
  • Mary W.
    Mary WoodardFebruary 8, 2012
    Munched on baked brie with apple slices and chicken almondine while discussing ebooks. Friends had green chile mac n cheese. Huge portions! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyMarch 16, 2016
    I had the blackened cat fish and the apple pie. All kinds of awesome! For a drink, try the strawberry moonshine mixed with hard lemonade.
  • Mel N.
    Mel N.April 29, 2011
    SUPER delicious food for very reasonable prices! You even get popcorn to start your meal. Try the Chicken Almondine or Jalapeno Hangar Steak. You actually won't be disappointed with anything.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LApril 12, 2015
    Corn dog shrimp appetizer for $12 I would pass on these next time. It's just a shrimp on a skewer dipped in corn dog batter. If the shrimp was blacked or had flavor it would be better.
  • Special K.
    Special KayAugust 17, 2015
    The green Chile Grits are amazing!! Shrimp , grits and collards is a absolute must try!! * Was my first time having and was in awww!!! Amazing!!
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    Sip on a refreshing cocktail while nibbling on fresh cornbread and enjoying the people watching. Then dive in to some of Austin's most authentic fare - chicken fried steak or mac 'n cheese.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KilleNovember 7, 2010
    Waited an hour for the best brunch buffet we've had in a long while! Texas casserole, chorizo tamale scramble, and bread pudding were my favorites. Service with a smile, too, and great OJ! Yum
  • Nathan W.
    Nathan WrightSeptember 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Moonshine is big on southern charm and atmosphere. The chicken and waffles are out-of-this-world amazing. Brunch game = strong.
  • Meg A.
    Not many vegetarian options for me, but I was able to have the steak salad (minus the steak!) and it was amazing! Great flavors!
  • Allison L.
    Allison LApril 12, 2015
    $4.95 for kids chicken tenders and fries. Son seemed to really enjoy them they where more juicy then other places.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NguyenSeptember 12, 2010
    Go on Sundays between 10:30 and 2:30 for their buffet brunch. But be forewarned, the wait is CRAZY long no matter what time you go. Longer parties wait the longest. It's definitely worth it though. Be
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WohlAugust 15, 2011
    Order the Rainbow Trout with Corn Bread Stuffing, the Moonshine "corn dog" shrimp, and the signature skillet apple pie for dessert. Then do it again the next night.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The green chili mac & cheese is the best mac & cheese in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Oliver B.
    Oliver BouchardMarch 20, 2015
    You wouldn't think that you get so good food so close to the convention center. The chicken and the steaks are delicious.
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalFebruary 26
    Get the mac n cheese and the chicken fried steak was great as well!! Small place inside with seating outside as well 👍🏼
  • Lance R.
    Lance RussellJune 23, 2013
    I'm sure its been said a thousand times but the green chile mac is amazing. Slightly spicy, loaded with chicken and wonderfulness.
  • Jaron B.
    Jaron BanksAugust 8, 2010
    You can sit at the bar and get full service. This is a way to avoid the wait for Sunday brunch. Show up at 2:15 right before buffet shuts down at 2:30. Tips for Sunday Funday people!!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshMarch 14, 2013
    Split the sweet potato pecan pie. It's quite literally a whole pie. Ordering it with someone else ensures you won't try to eat the whole thing yourself.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie WalkerNovember 2, 2013
    Great service. Great food I had the Bohimian sandwich. It was so amazing. The atmosphere was relaxed and very comfortable.
  • Maddie
    MaddieMarch 9, 2015
    Had never eaten here until a month ago. Ordered a beef fajita salad and subbed for chicken & it was quite possibly largest and tastiest salad I've ever had at a restaurant.
  • Tim R.
    Tim RichardsonFebruary 14, 2015
    Flat iron steak, corn flake chicken salad was delish. Impressive wine list. ,Actually, the greens were pretty close to mama's.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 7, 2010
    Comfortable and familiar, relaxed and easygoing, Moonshine greets guests like family. Serving up great cooking with an innovative take on classic American comfort food.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SequeiraNovember 21, 2015
    Chicken fried steak was crazy huge but very good. Makes a good meal for two and order a couple of moonshine drinks!
  • Alyssa D. W.
    Alyssa D. WhaleyFebruary 12, 2014
    Don't do brunch at Moonshine if you have social anxiety disorder or your family is willing to witness you drink through said disorder. Other than that, really great place.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PMay 11
    Be careful with changing anything about their happy hour cocktails (ie subbing the in an old fashioned). They'll hit you with the full price tab.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LiwagMarch 23, 2013
    You can close your eyes, put your finger on the menu, and get wherever your finger lands. Trust me, everything's good here. Oh, try the green chile macaroni.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 20, 2012
    Dig your fork into as many plates as you can, this place is great! This is home to some of the best tasting staple foods: meatloaf, macaronni, corn dogs...
  • Gina R.
    Gina R.September 17, 2012
    The pecan crusted catfish with homemade hot sauce is excellent. Jalapeño cornbread also very good. Friendly, helpful staff.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CurranMarch 13, 2013
    The apple pie is delicious and enormous. See how it Compares to pictured iPhone.
  • Douglas A.
    Douglas AllenAugust 25
    Excellent service and a great downtown Austin restaurant! Go early if you can because they are busy!
  • Pepe T.
    The baby-back Ribs are splendid!! Have them with some jalapeño grits!! Delicious!!! Great beer selection!
  • Ann W.
    Ann WindhamJuly 30, 2011
    My husband says "Best Chickem Fried Steak ever" I loved the Rainbow Trout! Plan on long wait and eayint "out" as in outside despite triple digits.
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin V.March 19, 2015
    Get the PayPal app and use it th pay here. Usually there is a $5 credit you can apply to your bill!!!
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Moonshine is a popular upscale southern style cooking restaurant that offers a great ambiance and gourmet comfort food.
  • Rick M.
    Rick MontgomeryAugust 1, 2014
    I recommend the bread pudding. It was very good. The Grits side dish is a winner as well.
  • Lakshmi M.
    Lakshmi MuraliFebruary 17, 2015
    Huge lines but since it was just two of us we grabbed a table at the bar - brunch was excellent!
  • IFC
    IFCMarch 7, 2013
    Best brunch. There. We said it. And coming from NYC, we know a bit about brunch.
  • Ike C.
    Ike CoronisFebruary 27, 2014
    Great drinks, really good food. The green chili cheese grits were my favorite of everything we had.
  • Marcy B.
    Marcy Barlow-HooverJanuary 11, 2012
    the smoked half chicken in Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce is to die for! Try it with the baked mac and cheese - yummy!
  • Dominique M.
    Dominique McCleaveApril 24, 2012
    Lavender hand soap, you can't go wrong with that. But for real the baked Brie and Spinach Salad are wonderful!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MuseMay 16, 2014
    Awesome big porch thats great for groups. Get a reservation, though the bar isnt a bad place to hang out.
  • Ellen W.
    Atmosphere. Food. Drinks were all great would definitely go back !
  • Craig C.
    Craig Collins-YoungMarch 4, 2015
    The corndog-style shrimp are a novel concept, but lack flavor. The batter could use a punch & the shrimp need a marinade. The trout is tasty but relies heavily on the bacon cornbread stuffing.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurMarch 21, 2015
    The Mac & cheese, cornflake fried chicken salad and the bread pudding.
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    Best all-you-can-eat brunch in Austin. Bring an appetite and try to snag a table in the carriage house!
  • Saundra
    SaundraJanuary 30, 2013
    Call ahead and lock a table on the patio. Order a hard lemonade and something with pork in it
  • Lynnette B.
    Lynnette BraillardMarch 9, 2012
    Waldorf salad with a side of sweet potatoes makes a tasty lunch. Ask for dressing on side though- a lil' heavy.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TaylorNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour Monday through Friday with half price appetizers and discounted drinks. My Favorites, corn dog shrimp, hard lemonade, and ruby slipper... Yumm!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WangMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Turns out this is my favorite place to eat during SXSW. It's a nice refuge from the chaos. Get the Fajita Steak salad, only in Texas can this called a salad.
  • Aruna R.
    Aruna RJanuary 24, 2014
    Amazing food! Try the rainbow trout, mashed potatoes, asparagus and shrimp corn dogs!
  • Dallas Foodie (.
    The Broiled Rainbow Trout is great. The side of Mac 'n' Cheese is good, but not the best, and missing the advertised bacon.
  • Mollie Q.
    This is a must try when in Austin. Definitely a great experience with great food!
  • Anne 🎏 D.
    Anne 🎏 DSeptember 19, 2012
    Delicious! Indigo Spinach Salad paired with a Sav Blanc. Great mid week lunch!
  • Mukund R.
    Mukund RaoFebruary 2, 2016
    The acron squash with barley filling and tomato sauce makes a great brunch
  • Max
    MaxJune 12, 2016
    Incredible sheik and grits and catfish. The moonshine cocktails are novel and interesting.
  • megan
    meganMarch 15, 2011
    Green chili mac 'n cheese + fresh squeezed lemonade will leave you happy & full. Pro tip: skip the line, eat at the bar!
  • Walt F.
    Walt FrancisMay 1, 2016
    There will be a wait... So order drinks and an app, sit on the outside patio and enjoy your wait
  • Carla Y.
    Carla YoungJuly 18, 2010
    All of the appetizers are awesome, including the garlic bulbs, homemade potato chips and brie & toast. Mojitos are awesome. Lot's of vegetarian choices. Yum!
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan L'EsperanceMarch 22, 2012
    This place is Delish! I suggest the backyard chicken sandwhich with the hard lemonade. Great lunch combo
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperOctober 14, 2013
    Delicious hard lemonade and garlic bulb&goat cheese app. Mac n cheese super creamy.
  • Earl B.
    Earl Belcher JrJune 13, 2016
    Moonshine. All local Austin beers. Atmosphere and decor are inviting. Looking forward to dinner so more to come... :)
  • Charles H.
    Charles HodgeMay 30, 2013
    Try the Horseradish Crusted Salmon - Excellent salmon and the veggies were fresh and tasty
  • Dave C.
    Dave CollinsFebruary 11, 2013
    Good food. On the pricey side. Old tavern but fancy too. A lot of unique and eclectic choices, even on old standards.
  • Off The Quad
    Off The QuadApril 6, 2011
    Half-priced apps at happy hour, so double up. We love the Beer Battered Asparagus and Moonshinecorn dogShrimp.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 20, 2015
    Green chile Macaroni is a bit overated. Not as unhealthy as I expected, though not as tasty either.
  • Zoe T.
    Zoe TronsonMarch 7, 2014
    Even if you're not a grits person, try the Green Chile Cheddar Grits. They're delicious. But eat them while they're hot.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CroninJuly 8, 2016
    Moonshine mule is amazing as well as the cornflake crusted chicken salad!
  • Gerald V.
    Gerald VanderpuyeAugust 30, 2014
    Had the trout..the patio area has a very Spanish roof feel. Around great place to eat.
  • Brass Tacks Events
    Brass Tacks EventsAugust 8, 2014
    A great menu, nice atmosphere. Gets crowded at peak times and parking is limited.
  • Guido R.
    Guido RamaMarch 16, 2015
    Awesome burger! Works even better with mac and cheese side
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 23, 2013
    The beautiful limestone building on the National Register of Historic Places offers Deep South charm, with water served in mason jars, corn muffins, and broiled rainbow trout with cornbread stuffing.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer T.February 2, 2012
    You must get the apple pie but be sure you have at least 4 people to share it with!
  • Justina B.
    Justina BApril 22, 2012
    Don't pass up the cornflake fried chicken and fresh fruit bowl! Delicious and nutritious!
  • Jean N.
    Jean NicolasFebruary 4, 2011
    Order Pasta Angelica, it is by far the best vegetarian dish. Like meat? Just add chicken, shrimp among other options!
  • Salvatore S.
    Salvatore SaievaDecember 8, 2014
    The Cornflake Chicken Salad is unexpectedly awesome! Don't miss it.
  • Alex O.
    Alex OxenhamNovember 26, 2014
    The barbecue chicken is as good as the reviewers say it is. A must order.
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WildJuly 14, 2013
    BLT with the fried egg and a side of Mac n cheese...amazing comfort food!
  • Michael
    MichaelJanuary 16
    Been here 5+ times
    I had the jalapeno hanger steak with Mac and cheese... Steak was good, but the Mac and cheese was obviously premade and plated. It was a dry and reheated disappointment.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'ConDecember 29, 2014
    I think a bit over-rated. It is all a tad too crowded, noisy and cramped. Fantastic bar tho !
  • John Bob P.
    John Bob PashoJune 24, 2013
    The Texas Flat Iron Steak was so good her eyes literally rolled back into her head.
  • Angel G.
    Angel GaribayMarch 14, 2015
    You can order from the menu at the patio bar... Just in case the restaurant is pretty crowded.
  • Christian R.
    Christian RitchieMarch 8, 2013
    The portions are very big. Bring you appetite, share an entree, or enjoy the leftovers.
  • Germaine W.
    Germaine WilliamsMarch 14, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegans-ask for the veggie plate! Well seasoned and healthy!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrownMarch 12, 2013
    Outstanding mint julep. Also, don't miss the fried chicken and waffles.
  • Marta P.
    Marta PallaresMarch 22, 2015
    I can only say, although it's not really my specialty: BEST. STEAK. EVER. #everythingsbiggerintexas
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 10, 2011
    Great lunch spot during SXSW. Patio. Chicken fried steak, shrimp corn dogs... oh yeah and good salads. ;)
  • Jon V.
    Jon VaughanSeptember 6
    Peanut butter pie is a little piece of heaven. Easily a meal on its own
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PalusoMarch 30, 2014
    Best brunch! Loved the fried chicken and the bread pudding was my favorite.
  • Juanita P.
    Juanita PJuly 5, 2015
    The chicken and waffle was delicious!! Great selection of beer and whiskey.
  • Walt F.
    Walt FrancisMay 2, 2016
    Good comfort food... Great porch to hang out in while waiting for your table
  • Raquel A.
    Raquel AdamsSeptember 10, 2010
    The best food ever...horseradish crusted salmon melts in your mouth, rainbow trout so Yummy...bread pudding to die for!
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CummingsFebruary 19, 2011
    Try the Rainbow Trout. It has such an amazing mix of cornbread breading and a tiny bit of spicy flavors. It's the best I've ever had.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 16, 2016
    Solid southern brunch but you won't be able to move afterwards. Expect a wait. 🍳
  • Alex A.
    Alex AshbyJuly 3, 2014
    I heard Austin was known for good food and good drink. First day here and I am not disappointed.
  • Meg B.
    Meg BartowMay 11, 2012
    Great brunch - be sure to hang out on the porch with your drinks or apps!
  • Ankur J.
    Ankur JalotaMarch 14, 2013
    Vegetarians: your best bet is the grilled veggie sandwich (Bohemian sandwich)
  • Victoria G.
    Victoria GossOctober 15, 2013
    Delicious comfort food, best chicken friend steak I've had in a while!
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WilliamsOctober 14, 2010
    Indoors and outdoors, this place has ambiance in abundance!!! Creative southern comfort foods, with some added refinements!
  • Adobe SXSW
    Adobe SXSWMarch 8, 2010
    Lunch Time? Moonshine will set you right for the rest of the day. An Austin Chronicle favorite for best buffet, brunch and American food. Arrive early to beat the rush! Read more
  • Paulie D.
    Paulie DeryFebruary 14, 2013
    Sunday buffet. Come for the amazing selection, stay for the diabetes.
  • Ariel
    ArielJune 13, 2014
    Don't let them sit you outside when it's 90+ unless you want to sweat through your meal. Management needs to relax sitting arrangement - they only sit complete parties? NY restaurant wannabe.
  • Felix I B.
    Felix I BobadillaJuly 24, 2015
    No matter how hot is outside try to get a Patio table you won't regret it / No imports el calor pide nade en el Patio no te arrepentirás
  • I A.
    I AmosMay 1, 2013
    The fried chicken and waffle starter is a meal in itself. And good.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MartinezAugust 20, 2014
    Great sandwich with steak fries. Old restaurant great service
  • schalliol
    schalliolOctober 14, 2016
    Get the Chicken & Waffles, but maybe don't eat it all at lunch.
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartMarch 11, 2016
    The food and service was great. The macaroni dish was top notch.
  • Sue S.
    Sue SpaightMarch 10, 2012
    The baked trout with cornbread stuffing is out of this world!
  • Marcus C.
    Marcus ClarkusFebruary 2, 2012
    Try the green chili macaroni or a side of red beans and rice. Mmmmm
  • Katharine P.
    Katharine PainterJuly 2, 2013
    AMAZING! Get the horseradish grilled salmon! 😋To die for!
  • Michael I.
    Michael IrwinJune 20, 2011
    Mix it up and order the chicken fried steak and swap out the usual gravy for their dr. pepper bbq sauce.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SwansonJune 28, 2012
    Food was pretty good, and the waiter friendly, but he forgot part of my order even after I reminded him, and we were w/o bevs most of the time.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyMarch 26, 2015
    Southern charm and fantastic food make this place great.
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary RandJuly 25, 2015
    Good old fashioned. Chicken Caesar salad was pretty good. Great service.
  • Clive H.
    Clive HalperinMarch 14, 2014
    Broiled rainbow trout Amazing. And BBQ chicken very tasty
  • Rob B.
    Rob BertholfMarch 10, 2012
    Try the Chicken Fried Chicken - Very tasty with a side of Mac cheese!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMarch 16, 2011
    Macaroni and Cheese is divine! Also all of the pressed sandwiches are delicious.
  • Amaury
    AmauryMarch 18
    Amazing Mac and Cheese. Grits are to die for.
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsJuly 30, 2016
    Mac & cheese. Popcorn. Great music choices.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AhnMarch 21, 2013
    Not a bad place for some chicken & waffles and mint juleps in an awesome spot of downtown.
  • Vi T.
    Vi TranAugust 24, 2014
    Great atmosphere, comfort food - cute for dates.
  • Jon A.
    Jon AllenMarch 15, 2016
    Amazing food and what's not to like about great Moonshine
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphMarch 14, 2015
    Did lunch here and I can't stop thinking about the jalapeño cheese grits 😍😍
  • Tim O.
    Tim O'ConnellAugust 8, 2014
    Chicken & Waffles, Catfish & Bacon Dip.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshMarch 11, 2013
    Their green chile macaroni with grilled chicken is delicious.
  • Zena W.
    Zena WeistMarch 18, 2012
    Make a reservation prior to going...great place for a small gathering away from SXSW.
  • Kara G.
    Kara GladishMarch 1, 2013
    Neither macaroni dish was as amazing as previous foursquare tips promised.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SchreinerJune 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best pork chop I've ever had. You won't be disappointed.
  • Abhinav S.
    Abhinav SuraiyaJanuary 28, 2016
    Solid chicken and waffles. Great atmosphere in the outdoor patio
  • Whit M.
    Whit MaullJanuary 7, 2015
    Start with the roasted garlic bulbs, they're unique and tasty.
  • ZazzleMobile
    ZazzleMobileMarch 11, 2011
    Zazzle will be in the Patio at #SXSW from March 11-15! Mention us on Twitter with hashtag #zazzlesxsw to get a free customizable iPhone case!
  • Russell L.
    Russell LucchiDecember 9, 2013
    Green chile chicken Mac & Cheese. Totally satisfying for more than one meal!
  • VH1
    VH1March 1, 2012
    VH1 is filming our VH1 Top 20 Countdown from here during SXSW Music. Stop by and say hello!
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinJanuary 4, 2012
    Try the green chili mac and cheese. You won't be disappointed.
    Upvoted Sep 15
  • Robin B.
    Robin BallardMarch 27, 2013
    Sunday brunch is delish. Get there early though.
  • Kell C.
    Kell CondonMay 26, 2014
    Best salads in town. Steak Fajita salad leads to a serious yummer.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GallupMay 9, 2015
    Everything great you can't go wrong.
  • Miku K.
    Miku KhezriFebruary 19, 2014
    Their apple pie is heaven.
  • Kaufman N.
    Kaufman NgJune 23
    the popcorn is good and they give you generous portions
  • daniel s.
    daniel spillersMarch 8, 2012
    The rainbow trout is legendary. And the apple pie.
  • Kate
    KateApril 1, 2012
    This place is brunch heaven with multiple rooms of buffets and killer morning cocktails
  • Big Boi
    Big BoiMarch 9, 2011
    My favorite restaurant downtown. Try the horseradish crusted salmon.
  • Ed H.
    Ed HunsingerMarch 10, 2013
    Patio bar in the back is first come first serve. Scored 2 spots in 5 minute, no hour wait for us! #sxsw
  • Cata Z.
    Cata ZepedaJanuary 3, 2015
    The baby back ribs are amazing!!!
  • Jed G.
    Jed GrahamApril 21, 2013
    Be prepared for multiple trips through the brunch buffet!
  • Sher
    SherFebruary 17, 2013
    Any platter you order will be delish.
  • Bugra C.
    Bugra CelikMarch 22, 2015
    Nice food, try meatloaf and cornbread shrimps
  • T.C. P.
    T.C. PellettJune 3, 2012
    Have the Waterloo Gin, local and veeeery good.
  • Judi K.
    Judi KoreenJanuary 19, 2012
    Great start for the 'Haunted Austin Tour'! Afterwards stopped for dessert-Simply Excellent!
  • Eric
    EricJune 1, 2013
    Chicken Fried steak was very good. Worth the wait.
  • Robert S.
    Robert SchantzSeptember 17, 2013
    The jalapeño hanger steak is to die for.
  • Cassie V.
    Cassie Van OrdJuly 22, 2013
    Amazing food and service! James is our favorite!
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreemanSeptember 8, 2013
    There's an outdoor bar that's a great place to use while you wait on a table.
  • Noah P.
    Noah PlumbFebruary 15
    I know you don’t want to pay that much for breakfast, but do it; ain’t no brunch like a Moonshine brunch
  • Pam R.
    Pam RodriguesJuly 5, 2015
    Good "all you can eat" Sunday brunch. Long wait though.
  • Arielle L.
    Arielle LanglaisMarch 27, 2015
    Well worth the wait! Excellent service, excellent food!
  • Danny P.
    Danny PayneJuly 7, 2014
    Great atmosphere and great food. Downtown Austin at it's best!
  • Steven S.
    Steven SmithMarch 20, 2016
    Try the country fried steak and definitely get a whiskey drink!
  • Julie Y.
    Julie YeagerMarch 25, 2016
    Shrimp corn dogs are a must try!!
  • Andrea Gayle
    Andrea GayleDecember 30, 2012
    If you eat at the bar, download a flashlight app to your phone. It'll help to read the menu ;).
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BlackwellApril 19, 2012
    Outstanding fare!!!!! Especially love the brunch!!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MorganMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Mac'n Cheese side, it's better than the entree.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SamuelsonFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The corn dog shrimp! Try them!
  • James A.
    James ArnoldJanuary 3, 2012
    I eat at bar on a dead day, Jan. 3, by myself. Joy is bartender. She leaves at 3 pm and check is $45 wine and $20.00 food. I pay and leave a $15 tip. The house buys not a single round. Don't like it
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 7, 2016
    Great southern food!! Good for large groups
  • Erica D.
    Erica DuerrMarch 2, 2012
    The food is absolutely amazing and the service was even better!
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerJuly 25, 2016
    Prompt and quality service with tasty food.
  • Chad M.
    Chad MartelMarch 8, 2012
    Roasted garlic an goat cheese ... Highly recommended
  • Jardel A.
    Jardel AppeltJanuary 5, 2014
    Easily the best brunch in my life
  • Celeste A.
    Celeste AguirreSeptember 8, 2013
    Amazing Bohemian! Try it!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BuckleyOctober 31, 2010
    Broccoli and cheese caserol is amazing, also bread pudding for dessert!
  • Matt K.
    Matt KillgoreApril 6, 2014
    Note to self brunch only on Sundays..can't order off the menu bc their bitches!
  • John B.
    John BonebrakeMay 17, 2016
    If you're not sure what flavor of Moonshine to get, try the flights.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph McCarthyFebruary 12, 2010
    Tried to go to Moonshine, heard great things, they were rented out for a private party. I'll have to check it out the next time I am in Austin.
  • Jennifer Z.
    Jennifer Zeller1 week ago
    BEST BRUNCH! Loved the Chicken & Waffles.
  • Samantha W.
    Samantha WillsMarch 25, 2011
    The harvest moon tea is one of the most amazing alcoholic beverages known to man
  • David C.
    David ChinniciMarch 9, 2013
    The cornbread trout is amazing!!!
  • Jamie L.
    I love this chicken here! Fantastic food!
  • Margie M.
    Margie MateoSeptember 9, 2015
    Everything!!
  • Ivan S.
    Ivan SanchezAugust 14, 2013
    Catfish, side of mac n cheese, catdaddy on the rocks. All day.
  • Reinita O.
    Reinita OsborneSeptember 13, 2010
    This place was very good! Great friendly service and the best brownie dessert!
  • Vonia
    VoniaNovember 6, 2016
    Always a wait for brunch, no reservations.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 29, 2010
    Chef Larry is throwing down on American favorites. -Tiffany Derry, Top Chef
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GoodinApril 6, 2011
    The BLT with a fried egg is out of this world good.
  • hana p.
    hana pestleMarch 27, 2011
    seriously - get the trout with mac and cheese. DO IT.
  • Clara Ximena M.
    Corn bread is amazing!
  • redmarker
    redmarkerSeptember 27, 2011
    Great fish. The macaroni side is delicious.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemJune 27, 2015
    Try the Warm Bacon Dip - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jen K.
    Jen KitaNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Ruby Slipper cocktail is fabulous. Ask for extra cherries!
  • HajarChi
    HajarChiOctober 5, 2013
    Be prepared to wait long..and wait for your food even longer! If you have nowhere to be, this is your place to eat. Expect to be here for 3hrs max.
  • Jay P.
    Jay PapasanMarch 11, 2013
    The bartender looks like a young Elizabeth McGovern (circa She's Having a Baby with Kevin Bacon). #justsaying
  • Katbron
    KatbronJuly 25, 2014
    Yummy corndog shrimp!
  • Mimi G.
    Mimi GarciaDecember 4, 2014
    monshine shrimp corndog!!! 👌
  • Colleen
    ColleenMarch 30, 2013
    Sunday brunch is worth the wait. This I promise you.
  • Ari P.
    Ari PaparoAugust 28, 2013
    Fried chicken salad is delicious but will lower your life expectancy.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreemanSeptember 2
    There is another bar outside.
  • Shali N.
    Sunday brunch is a must do.
  • Tony C.
    Tony CervantesMarch 31, 2011
    You'll definitely regret it if you do not order the mac & cheese!
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan P.March 23, 2010
    Desserts are massive. Split between 2 or 3. Catfish entree is to die for.
  • Guy L.
    Guy LoftsMarch 20, 2013
    Pecan pie is big enough for the table
  • Todd M.
    Todd McMarch 16, 2014
    WiFi password : 5122369599 (the phone number)
  • Nathaniel L.
    Nathaniel LewisSeptember 2, 2015
    Try the locally brewed beer, Peacemaker.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemJune 27, 2015
    Try the Campfire Baby Back Ribs - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jean T.
    Jean TheobaldSeptember 20, 2014
    Outstanding Ribs and cornbread!
  • Todd I.
    Todd IrishSeptember 30, 2010
    Hanger steak with extra jalapeño's on the side with Mac n cheese. Yeah!
  • Brent D.
    Brent DalleyJune 13, 2015
    Awesome awesome.. Peanut butter pie!!!
  • Stewart M.
    Stewart MyrickAugust 24, 2010
    I'll confirm the Sunday brunch buffet. Outstanding selection!!
  • Martin C.
    Martin CSeptember 14, 2011
    Outstanding food plus I had an expresso as dessert
  • Dani R.
    Dani RoseOctober 16, 2011
    The brunch is great. Something for everyone.
  • Amber B.
    Amber BoydSeptember 22, 2011
    This place has the best trout! Looking for a career in real estate, give me a call at 972-904-6151
  • dave r.
    dave racineMarch 8, 2013
    Throw a little salt and pepper on the popcorn.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerMarch 9, 2011
    Baked Macaroni is the bomb! Try it.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa McKinneySeptember 21, 2011
    Margarita's are the best I have ever had!
  • Charles S.
    Charles ShermanAugust 21, 2014
    Don't miss the pork chop!
  • Chase V.
    Chase VandergriftOctober 17, 2013
    Chicken and waffles. Do it.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 13, 2010
    Tasted everyone's meal. The money orders were trout, chicken fried steak and Shrimp "Corn Dogs"... I love me some "corn dogs"...
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SpauldingMarch 14, 2013
    Food tourist stuff here! Recommended!!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DJuly 15
    Peanut Butter delight ❤️
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BarryJuly 23, 2013
    Mashed potatoes are to die for!!
  • VelvetCrate
    Sunday Brunch
    Upvoted Aug 27
  • Seth T.
    Sunday Brunch is a fine way to relax.
  • Bonnie S.
    Bonnie SashinMarch 13, 2010
    My favorite traditional Austin restaurant. Looking 4ward 2 red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting
  • kosmar k.
    kosmar kosmarFebruary 28, 2012
    book early, come with friends.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob SloanMarch 14, 2014
    Try the moonshine. It's required.
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa A.October 10, 2010
    "Get a bloody mary. Wow." ??? By far the most disappointing bloody mary I've ever had. Just weak mix and vodka. While strong, I've had better on airplanes. Skip it for a pomegranate mimosa.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FedorMarch 4, 2012
    Ask for the John Scott. It's off menu.
  • Morgan R.
    Morgan RandolphJune 30, 2013
    The Sunday Brunch is awesome!!
  • Andrea Gayle
    Andrea GayleDecember 30, 2012
    Roasted garlic bulb crostini. Mmm.
  • Scott T.
    Scott TNovember 24, 2012
    Breakfast is only on Sunday!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FallsJuly 20, 2010
    get the BLT and wash it down with a Abita root beer
  • Paul h.
    Paul hahnOctober 1, 2013
    Loved the chicken-fried steak!
  • Andy M.
    Andy MMarch 11, 2011
    Check in with Foursquare and receive $5 back when paying with your Amex card.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchierholzSeptember 29, 2013
    Get the catdaddy spiced moonshine!
  • Sharelle L.
    Sharelle LoweryJanuary 21, 2013
    The Malbec and the White Boys are Hot!!!
  • Lyndley P.
    Lyndley ParraMarch 18, 2010
    If you love yourself at all you will have rainbow stuffed trout and baked mac.
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithAugust 25, 2014
    Decent food, nothing too special. Service was pretty terrible on a saturday afternoon. only brunch on sundays
  • April B.
    April BennettNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Broiled Rainbow Trout - 110%!
  • Linlin H.
    Linlin HuangOctober 19, 2014
    Get small portions and try everything.
  • Foodie SL,UT
    Foodie SL,UTMarch 24, 2010
    Eat anything off their menu because this place is delicious.
  • Pat
    PatJuly 31, 2016
    Tender belly sandwich
  • Megan L.
    Megan LavinApril 27, 2014
    Very crowded! Great food!
  • Ed D.
    Ed DzadovskyAugust 17, 2011
    Ridiculous wait for a party of 7 on a Wednesday night. Hope the food is good.
  • allison s.
    allison steinbergFebruary 3, 2010
    Try the broiled rainbow trout with cornbread stuffing. Comfort food never tasted so good!
  • David C.
    David ChenMarch 15, 2015
    Incredible Sunday brunch
  • Josefina S.
    Josefina SaldanaDecember 7, 2016
    Sunday Brunch 😍😍😍
  • Dov
    DovApril 25, 2010
    Bread pudding for brunch? Don't mind if I do. Get there early to avoid brunch buffet line.
  • Annie O.
    Annie OMarch 3, 2013
    Sunday brunch: woah nelly!
  • Al M.
    Al MagnessMarch 25, 2013
    Go for the salmon
  • Bjørn B.
    Bjørn BørresenMarch 10, 2014
    Wifi password is 5122369599
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SanchezApril 7, 2012
    Try the corn dog shrimp!
  • Gustavo M.
    Gustavo MuradNovember 23, 2013
    AMAZING rainbow trout.
  • Gene B.
    Gene BNovember 26, 2013
    Corn dog shrimp...... that is all
  • Conner D.
    Conner DrewSeptember 29, 2014
    Best brunch in town!
  • Jaclyn W.
    Jaclyn WalkerJanuary 25, 2013
    I wouldn't rush back! Happy Hour is okay but maybe skip dinner!
  • Jeanie E.
    Jeanie EnglerSeptember 26, 2013
    Hangar steak SUCKS. Flavorless rubber
  • J W.
    J WOctober 11, 2015
    Excellent brunch!
  • Kristin G.
    Kristin GNovember 4, 2013
    Amazing brunch!!
  • Amber A.
    Amber ArthurOctober 22, 2011
    Order the trout. It's pretty much heaven in your mouth
  • Farzad V.
    Farzad VafaeeMarch 10, 2011
    Call Atleast an hour early to get a table!!
  • elizabeth S.
    elizabeth ScottAugust 27, 2011
    Horseradish crusted salmon... yum.
  • Damon C.
    Damon Crepin-BurrMarch 15, 2010
    Try the green chili macaroni!!! Soo delicious!!!
  • Borys P.
    Borys Pierov3 days ago
    Loved meatloaf!
  • Kelley S.
    Kelley ScottMarch 4, 2010
    Phenomenal food, and even better drinks. Good way to start a night on the town.
  • Tara B.
    Tara BerkoskiMarch 16, 2012
    Mint Julep for the win!
  • @cfnoble
    @cfnobleMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask about the Sunday brunch.
  • Keba L.
    Keba LewApril 6, 2014
    Brunch is slamming!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FarrisApril 7, 2015
    Pork chop was good, a bit overrated.
  • Ricardo
    RicardoApril 6, 2015
    Peanut butter with Oreo. 👌
  • Doug T.
    Doug ThielenMarch 18, 2011
    Try the Moonshine! It's strong but soooo good!
  • Scott F.
    Scott FrancisJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    What the hell happened to the red velvet cake??
  • Candice K.
    Candice KuzovMarch 15, 2010
    Green Chile Macaroni is delicious but A LOT of food.
  • James N.
    James NellisSeptember 23, 2011
    Get the buffalo meatloaf
  • Margot B.
    Margot BloomsteinMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cucumber martini perfection.
  • Gordon B.
    Gordon BowmanFebruary 9, 2016
    Chicken n waffles
  • Craig J.
    Craig J.February 10, 2011
    Dorthy makes a good Texas margarita. Recommended.
  • deidre f.
    deidre frankOctober 10, 2013
    Brunch is the best!
  • Agostina F.
    Agostina FerraresiJanuary 21, 2016
    Wifi: redriver
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParrJanuary 13
    Pan fried chicken almondine
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SJanuary 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The desserts are massive - definitely made for sharing.
  • I Realty C.
    I Realty ConnectMay 1, 2013
    Best breakfast tacos
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen ManganAugust 20, 2014
    Steak and old fashioned.
  • Kyle N.
    Kyle NobleNovember 27, 2010
    Get a shot of Moonshine! But don't have 4...
  • kosmar k.
    kosmar kosmarMarch 19, 2010
    call them for a table an hour early, or a day.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan Pruden2 weeks ago
    BANANA CREAM PUDDING
  • Quin M.
    Quin MarshallMay 4, 2015
    Sunday Brunch Buffet
  • Angie C.
    Angie CavazosDecember 20, 2010
    Chicken Almondine melts in your mouth!!
  • harryh
    harryhMarch 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Two key dishes you won't want to miss: horseradish crusted salmon, green chile macaroni.
  • Kwanza J.
    Kwanza JohnsonMarch 10, 2010
    White chocolate bread pudding, you say? I say, yes!
  • Shivani S.
    Shivani ShahOctober 20, 2015
    Hard lemonade!!!
  • Faren C.
    Faren CrumptonJune 13, 2013
    GET THE GRITS!!!
  • Michal G.
    Michal GurgaczSeptember 8, 2014
    The green chili macaroni was VERY average. Not worth the wait.
  • Jed G.
    Jed GrahamApril 21, 2013
    Legendary!
  • Megan F.
    Megan FazioSeptember 7, 2011
    GREAT date spot
  • peter k.
    peter kirigitiMarch 5, 2015
    Very nice..
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LindleyMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Hello mac n cheese.
  • Hiroshi M.
    Hiroshi MaedaMarch 3, 2012
    2009 austin texas
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerMarch 17, 2012
    Pretty great
  • Katie K.
    Katie KagaOctober 10, 2010
    Beer battered asparagus!!!!
  • Leigh Ann L.
    Leigh Ann LaneAugust 13, 2011
    baked macaroni. omg.
  • iflycoach
    iflycoachSeptember 8, 2011
    Locals told me to eat here.
  • Jesus Z.
    Jesus ZamoranoMarch 18, 2009
    Don't miss the white chocolate bread cake.....just YUM!...but share it with someone else...
  • Leigh
    LeighJanuary 24, 2010
    Go to Moonshine and order a jug of white wine.
  • papadopulos
    papadopulosMarch 18, 2011
    During SXSW 2011 follow Seagate on Twitter and win a hard drive
  • Farimah S.
    Farimah SchuermanFebruary 10, 2012
    Not a place for conversation but good for groups
  • Jacques d.
    Jacques du ToitMay 4, 2012
    Cinnimon:-)
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa McKinneySeptember 22, 2011
    Follow me on twitter @amelissa1
  • Trevor M.
    Trevor MccurryJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Baked Brie Read more
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob MullinsMarch 15, 2010
    Get a Bloody Mary. Wow.
  • jason m.
    jason mooreAugust 2
    Janky, overpriced tourist trap. You can do better.
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MascioMarch 12, 2012
    Don't believe the Mac and Cheese hype. Mediocre at best.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IFebruary 16, 2014
    Not worth the wait.
  • Cole H.
    Cole HMarch 29, 2009
    Have dinner at Moonshine.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HimeMarch 16, 2009
    party after final panel
  • Paus
    PausMarch 20, 2015
    Pasen al bar, el bar tender del bigote loco tiene onda 😝
  • Fernando D.
    Fernando DacuntoMarch 25, 2015
    La trucha es magnifica
  • Leo
    LeoJanuary 3, 2016
    Nada espectacular. Creo que el texano va más por la porción que por el sabor.
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