We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shady Grove

$$ - $$$American, ,
1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (571)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 559 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on Thursday night to listen to the band. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Food and service were great.

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Atmosphere pure Austin. Food very average but you don't go for the food. Beer and local music! Fun!!

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still great comfort food! Feared huge crowds but was seated immediately inside. Chickens fried steak tender, green beans fresh, mashed potatoes perfectly lumpy smooth and delicious gravy. Others had huge hamburgers and onion rings. Enjoyed a nice lemon and mint vodka cocktail. Blackberry cobbler and...More

Thank chinoduke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the vibe and outdoor patio area at Shady Grove. Unique menu, excellent tamale cakes. And if the dish is labeled spicy, believe them! Good parking area in the back. Fun and clean Airstream bathrooms.

Thank TXNative74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me qualify this review, we were a party of 10, not a small group Service and servers were attentive and quick with drinks and refills Food came in 2 waves. The first was delivered at a normal pace, and served 5 of the 10...More

Thank WDR0617
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Shady Grove. I ordered the Tortilla Fried Queso Catfish. The catfish was delicious. The queso was creamy good. The green chile rice was mild and tasty. The mixed vegetables were expertly prepared and good. The food portions were hearty....More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Shady Grove is a cool (primarily) outdoor bar in Austin. We went for the queso. Wow was it good. It was a fun place to hangout on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Have a drink in the grove and enjoy the queso.

Thank 8alanz
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Like someones' backyard to hang out in the middle of town. Ok food. More atmosphere, and landmark. Many locals go to.

Thank H8680XJ
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Despite the crowd we got a table (with a baby along as well!) The Hippy Chick was a real hit with the ladies. Service was surprisingly prompt even with the crowd.

Thank NewillDB
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stopped here after walking around the Botanical Gardens for a late snack and cocktail. Great outdoor space. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank lm55417
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 hotels in Austin
Extended Stay America - Austin - Downtown - Town Lake
312 reviews
1.34 km away
Hyatt Regency Austin
2,440 reviews
1.48 km away
W Austin
1,293 reviews
1.51 km away
Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin - Downtown/Town Lake
1,329 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Chuy's Restaurant
850 reviews
.16 km away
Casa de Luz
113 reviews
.14 km away
Hey!. You Gonna Eat or What?
58 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Zach Theatre
169 reviews
.44 km away
Austin City Limits Live
283 reviews
.93 km away
Barton Springs Pool
2,349 reviews
.71 km away
Barton Creek Greenbelt
189 reviews
.42 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Cathy W
4 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from octoberhart | Reviewed this property |
I called Shady Grove and was told, "No". There is usually only live music at Shady Grove in the summer during the "Unplugged" series. This is the Shady Grove phone number: (512) 474-9991
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, 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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing