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Shady Grove

#37 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick service, and good food. Wish it were a little more varied, but overall delicious. I go several times a year.

Thank Keep_Austin_Beerd
Melbourne, Australia
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416 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How on earth we've never been to Shady Grove before mystifies us since we have lived here off and on for 40 years. Twice recently we sat outdoors for lunch, enjoying both times immensely. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. On our last visit the two of us split a... More 

Thank TravellingTex
Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Austin. Crowd was way down and we walked right it - this was un-usual in our experience. Wait person very nice, Also had a shady thing which was wonderful.

Thank shipster
Joplin, Missouri
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173 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and inviting inside Shady Grove and fun and lively outside! I love the Veggie Chili FRITO Pie (no jalapeños or onions for me🙂 but add sour cream)!!!! So good! I had that and half a turkey sandwich - mmmmmm good!! {YES - you can get half a sandwich!!!!} My friend had the Hippie sandwich and we... More 

Thank octoberhart
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must disagree with the TA reviewer from Feb 1 that Shady had "lost its charm". Perhaps come when it's relatively unpopulated- around lunch time maybe. We had a tasty lunch about 11:30 on a Thursday- OK it's not happy hour but the food and service were above average. The BLT, hippie sandwich and tomato bisque were well prepared and delivered... More 

Thank Ronnjonna
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years due to its proximity to home and open patio. However, there has been a steady decline in both service and food quality. We know that part of the "charm" is the notoriously slow and inattentive service, but when food quality is impacted something needs to change. Cold children's meals, incomplete orders, ignored requests... More 

Thank MoLellie
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing beats a beautiful, warm day sitting outside at Shady Grove enjoying a substantial burger and a local beer. Seats are far enough apart to enjoy your company. Meals are substantial and well flavored. Dogs are welcome at the outside patio and there is often great music being performed. Visitors escaping northern winters will particularly enjoy this place on an... More 

Thank Donna B
Elgin, Texas
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360 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday afternoon, had to wait twenty minutes to get a table for the six of us. The Chicken Tortilla Soup was good (all white meat) and the Thai dressing was very good. If you illegally park you will be hog-tied and branded, lol.

Thank BrockDaBadger
Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Shady Grove is one of my go-to comfort food restaurants in Austin. Great food. Great service. Great location. My favorite is the Chicken Fried Steak. It's big enough to share between two people if you're not very hungry. We usually get it with two Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes as the sides to make two full meals out of it. For... More 

Thank bookofadventures
Mandeville, Louisiana
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The place rocks!!! Great place for taking kids. Here is what we ate: Chips & Queso A Fountain Diet Coke A+ Burgers A Hatch Chile Grilled Chicken A Twice Baked Potato A Service A+ Eat outside if possible. My kids loved the bathrooms that were built into Airstream Trailers, and they are located outside!! Highly recommend this place!!!

Thank DiamondDoug44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-474-9991
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?