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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

American Restaurant and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • 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.
  • Ranu R.
    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.
    Upvoted Oct 1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Michael C.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • 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
  • John V.
    John VailMarch 18
    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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Paul C.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • @nathantwright
    @nathantwrightSeptember 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CurranMarch 13, 2013
    The apple pie is delicious and enormous. See how it Compares to pictured iPhone.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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