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Shady Grove

$$ - $$$American, ,
1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank H8680XJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a visitor in town, out to dinner and wanted her to get a sense of real "Austin", this is an Iconic old Austin spot....and has the Austin "vibe" character, along with great Texas comfort food and great entertainment and atmosphere... Bacon Cheesburger was...More

Thank fred a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shady Grove is a casual, local spot in that has open patio seating as well. I've visited multiple times and always walk away having a great experience. On my recent visit, I started with the grilled wings and then selected the grilled steak salad. Both...More

Thank Janette A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shady grove has a great vibe. And the food is yummy and different. It has great outdoor seating area too.

Thank Lalania T
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

On a warm Austin Day, dining under shade trees and umbrellas with delicious food and good friends is as good as it gets. The Shady Grove has a lovely side patio ideal for relaxing. The Lady Bird Lemonade was made from fresh squeezed lemonade, vodka,...More

Thank 610travelgal
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a good casual dining location that is family friendly. Near Zilker park, indoor and patio seating potions

Thank Sharmhaynes
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Cathy W
4 October 2017|
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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.
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