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Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Moonshine takes you black to a simple time. Comfortable & familiar, relaxed & easy going, moonshine greets guests like family. We serve up great cooking w/ an innovative take on classic american comfort food that satisfies even big city tastes., hours, monday-thursday 11am- 10pm, happy hour weekdays 4pm-6pm, friday & saturday 11am- 11pm, sunday brunch 9:30am-2:30pm, sunday dinner 5pm-10pm, for parties of 6 or more, 18% gratuity may apply, please notify us of any known food intolerance or food allergy., to go items1.00, cake plating charge 0.95/person
Mint Julep
Kentucky‎ bourbon, muddled mint & simple syrup
Ruby Slipper Martini
Vodka, grapefruit juice, grenadine & champagne float
Silvermoon Margarita
Silver‎ tequila, paula's texas orange & sweet & sour
Hard Lemonade
Vodka, mint, & fresh lemonade w/ a splash of paula's texas lemon
Cucumber Cosmo Martini
Rain cucumber-lime vodka, paula's texas orange & cranberry juice
Shot Of Moonshine
A seasonal of white lightning
Moonshine "Corn Dog" Shrimp
With‎ honey mustard & blueberry swirl
Homemade Potato Chips
With warm sour cream & scallion dip
Roasted Garlic Bulbs
With goat cheese, roasted red peppers & toast points.
Beer Battered Asparagus
With buttermilk ranch
Baked Brie
With cranberry-apple chutney & toast points
Crispy Calamari
With‎ italian breading & spicy marinara
Spinach & Artichoke Fondue
With mozzarella, parmesan & garlic bread
Tortilla Soup
Grilled Chicken $+4.95
Shrimp $+6.95
Waldorf Salad
With diced chicken, granny smith apple, grapes, pineapple, celery, candied pecans, croutons, mixed greens & creamy tarragon dressing
Grilled Chicken $+4.95
Shrimp $+6.95
Fajita Steak Salad
With chopped greens, pico de gallo, roasted poblanos, avocado, cheddar, tortilla strips & chipotle lime ranch
Grilled Chicken $+4.95
Shrimp $+6.95
Cornflake Fried Chicken Salad
With mixed greens, cheddar cheese, bacon avocado, tomato & honey dijon sauce
Small $5.95
Large $7.95
Grilled Chicken $+4.95
Shrimp $+6.95
Berkeley House Salad
With seasonal greens, tomato, cucumber, pickled red onions, sunflower sprouts, croutons & simple lemon vinaigrette
Small $6.95
Large $8.95
Grilled Chicken $+4.95
Shrimp $+6.95
Indigo Spinach Salad
With blueberries, blue cheese, pickled red onions, toasted pecans & blueberry balsamic vinaigrette
Small $4.50
Large $6.50
Grilled Chicken $+4.95
Shrimp $+6.95
Classic Caesar Salad
With heats of romaine parmesan & croutons
Pecan Crusted Catfish
With crawfish tails, homemade hot sauce & brown butter sauce
Broiled Rainbow Trout
With corn bread stuffing & chile sage butter
Horseradish Crusted Salmon
With Lemon dill butter
Smoked Half Chicken
With dr. pepper bbq sauce
Buffalo Meatloaf
With‎ Mushroom gravy
Molasses & Chile Cured Pork Chop
With bourbon apple sauce
Chicken Fried Steak Or Chicken
With chipotle cream gravy
Jalapeno Hanger Steak
With Jalapeno scallion butter
Texas Flat Iron Steak
With blue cheese butter & port wine sauce
All above are served w/ seasonal vegetables & choice of one side
Sandwiches Served With House & Mayo & Hand-cut Steak Fries
Backyard Chicken Sandwich
With pepperjack cheese, apple-smoked bacon, avocado, roasted poblanos & bbq sauce
Turkey Melt Sandwich
With mozzarella basil pesto & sweet cherry peppers on toasted fram bread.
Fried Egg $+0.95
Big Red's BLT
With apple-smoked bacon, summer tomato & arugula on grilled fram bread
Cheddar Blue $10.95
Cheese $10.95
Provolone $10.95
Mozzarella $10.95
Half pound ground chuck pattu w/ lettuce, tomato & onion on toasted bun,
The Bohemian
With portobello, grilled zucchini, red bell pepper, red onion, arugula, goat cheese & eggplant spread on grilled fram bread
Hand-Cut Steak Fries
Mashed Potatoes
With roasted garlic & butter
Baked Macaroni
With pimento cheese & bacon gratin
Red Beans & Rice
With jalapeno sausage
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
With rosemary oil
Perfect for sharing
Enjoy w/ a cup of fair trade coffee roasted to perfection by karz
Moonshine patio bar & grill proudly supprts local farmers, growers & ranchers fielding the best fresh, natural ingredients.
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
With‎ raisins, pecans & bourbon sauce
Peanut Butter Mousse Pie
With oreo cookie crust
Fudge Stout Brownie
With chocolate malt ball ice cream
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
With bourbon sauce & vanilla ice cream
Signature Skillet Apple Pie
With maple ice cream
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill takes you back to a simpler time. Comfortable and familiar, relaxed and easygoing, Moonshine greets guests like family. Serving up great cooking with an innovative take on classic American comfort food, Moonshine's menu satisfies even the big city tastes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not for us again... looking for a nice steak and separate fish dish. Service ok - surroundings good. Food poor for what we wanted. Both dishes salty and covered in ‘dressings’ that took the pleasure away from what may have been an ok steak.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jojomiles
Reviewed 2 days ago

I LOVE Moonshine - it's the total package: atmosphere, great food, nice people. While this food is NOT healthy, it's what you'd want if you're an outsider of TX like I am. It's a great place and highly recommend it.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AdSmith28
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very busy place, and was in Austin for great ribs and was disappointed here. They weren’t saucy, and too smoked for my taste. Not even very fall off the bone. Very average.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank iluvrudy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my Wife to this Restaurant and told her that everything was good! She ordered the Rainbow Trout, Green Beans and Mac & Cheese and was very satisfied. We had a 1 1/2 Hour Wait and we returned to the Hotel and they called us...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank James L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped at this downtown spot for lunch and weren’t disappointed. They tout themselves as the place for comfort food - meatloaf, Mac & cheese, along with great appetizers, sandwiches, salads, entrees, desserts and a full bar. Between us we had a few drinks, the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing experience, food and service. The ambiance of the restaurant is cool and it’s in a great location near hotels. There is a separate gluten free menu that has a lot of great food. Highly recommend in your in the Austin area.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RKirk704
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in texas you have to try bbq. This place has some fine good bbq ribs. At the begining they seemed too much. But they were the exact amount I was looking for. With your side of mashed potatoes, and a good beer....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Luisitorey
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were wondering around downtown Austin and decided to dine here. It was between dinner and lunch. It was crowded as it was a weekend. I've heard it is always busy, tho. We had a little bit of a wait and were seated outdoors. It...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alohatexas240
MoonshineGrill, Owner at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for coming in to dine with us while you were visiting Austin! We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Our staff will always take good care of you, so come back and see us next time you're in the area. Best, -Jordan

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good food. Very big portions excellent service. Popular spot, no reservations, expect to wait for table. Hey, it’s Austin. Put in your name ... go have a drink at a bar on Rainey

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ReliableRed
MoonshineGrill, Owner at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you came in and enjoyed your meal with us! Thanks for making the best out of the wait. Come see us again soon. We appreciate your support, -Jordan

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to a private party in the evening. Service was great, they had a buffet which was really good. Liked the desserts. I looked at the menu and they had a good selection. I would recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KRBob
MoonshineGrill, Owner at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you came in and enjoyed our buffet during the private party, Bob! We look forward to your return during our regular service -- you won't be disappointed. Thanks for your support, -Jordan

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Susan G
21 July 2018|
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Response from sanleesaenz | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a great buffet! The only thing we ordered was extra bacon
20 May 2018|
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Response from rebeccaqj | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Plenty.
5 April 2018|
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Response from stellap4 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they have a kids menu. They were even very accommodating- my daughter wanted to change whay was on the kids menu alittle.
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