Moonshine Bar & Grill ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/2/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

This week-end if you're looking for a causal oldie but goodie place for lunch or dinner than I have just the spot for you! This restaurant's history goes back to the 1800s.  If you're looking for a unique place with delicious food you'll find it on Red River Street in downtown Austin!




The Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is located where the pre-Austin settlement of some of the oldest commercial buildings in Austin can be found.  A German settler named Henry F. Hofheintz built a small building for his store of trade goods and as a corncrib for his mule team. This building became known as the "Sunday House".  It was named that due to an arrangement between the city and German settlers allowing Hofheintz to empty the goods from that house on Saturdays so rural families could stay overnight then visit the markets and attend Sunday church the next morning.  That house is now 150 years old. There used to be more than 30 Sunday Houses in Austin, but, over the years they've been torn down one by one. Hofheintz's Sunday House is now the last one in Austin. The building has been operated by a number of small businesses between 1952 and today; and in 2003 it was established as the Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill and is on the National Register of Historic Places.


A sampling of their menu...for Starters there Southern Grit Cake with fried crawfish, aioli and house hot sauce...Roasted Garlic Bulbs with toast points, goat cheese and marinated red peppers...and Fried Green Tomatoes with smoked shrimp, remoulade and pimento.  On the Sandwich menu there's Backyard Chicken with pepper jack, avocado, poblano, onion, apple bbq sauce, mayo, red leaf lettuce and tomato. On the Platter menu there's Chicken & Waffles with lemon butter, maple syrup and chipotle cream gravy...Shrimp and Grits with head-on, tasso ham, corn and tomato...Cedar Plank Salmon with chow chow ...and Ranger Cattle Texas Wagyu Meatloaf served with brown gravy.  The Dessert menu has Peanut Butter Mousse Pie with an Oreo cookie crust...White Chocolate Bread Pudding with bourbon cream sauce, raisins, pecans and vanilla bean ice cream...and their Signature Skillet Apple Pie with salted caramel ice cream.


Watch this video about the Moonshine and the best chicken and waffles in Austin...

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie

The Moonshine Bar and Grill sounds terrific and is a place I would enjoy checking out if I were in Austin. Thanks for the history, too!

Have a terrific weekend!


Nov 02, 2018 04:53 AM #2
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Happy Friday Dorie. I have no doubt my hubby would absolutely love the Moonshine Bar & Grill. Definitely his kind of menu!

Nov 02, 2018 05:12 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE love to hit the out of the way places.  So many have the best food.

Nov 02, 2018 05:17 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Dorie- - -an old favorite is sometimes just the right match. For friends, experiences or dining out. Good choice as always. 

Nov 02, 2018 05:42 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. The history of this house and the others that no longer exist is really interesting. The food is a bonus.

Nov 02, 2018 06:41 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great place to house a restaurant.  And the menu is very enticing.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend. A

Nov 02, 2018 07:26 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I enjoy historical things and even though I have never had moonshine, I think this is a restaurant that I would really enjoy.

Nov 02, 2018 07:43 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - I have heard of other "Sunday Houses."  There is one in Delray Beach, FL.  I didn't know what the name meant.  It would be a treat to eat a this historic house with such a great name.

Nov 02, 2018 09:31 AM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sad that so many have disappeared. We've seen old stalwarts of Charlotte dining also disappear over the years. As for the menu... a bit "too Southern" for my tastes. But I wouldn't mind going there just to soak up the history.

Nov 02, 2018 10:16 AM #10
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Another nice recommendation for foodies Dorie. The video with the chicken and waffles looks so, so good!

Nov 02, 2018 10:36 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I loved reading about the history of the Sunday houses in Austin!!!  And of course I scrolled down to the desserts and I'll take all three of them. Oh yes, and the fried green tomatoes!!!

Nov 02, 2018 01:32 PM #12
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

There are several things on the menu that I would like, Dorie. Thanks for giving the background too. Fascinating.

Nov 02, 2018 09:30 PM #13
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Mmmm...take me to your toast points !  Always get some cooking inspiration from your Foodie tasty tidbits !

Nov 03, 2018 10:04 AM #14
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Sounds like i would really like this place Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Nov 03, 2018 03:49 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                                           Thank you, Dorie. 

Nov 03, 2018 05:23 PM #16
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I am so hungry after reading this.  The chicken and waffles look and sound amazing.

Nov 04, 2018 07:36 AM #17
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Oh my. I'd have to try all the starters and probably wouldn't even make it past that!

Nov 05, 2018 04:34 AM #18
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would love to try the Southern Grit Cake with fried crawfish, aioli and house hot sauce.

Nov 05, 2018 06:32 AM #19
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Dessert...did somebody say "dessert"?

Nov 05, 2018 07:23 PM #20
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

What a cool story!  Love the history and the menu. Fried Green Tomatoes and what a long list of bourbons and whiskey!  Wow! 

Nov 13, 2018 05:51 PM #21
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