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Shady Grove

#38 of 3,011 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar
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1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1035
+1 512-474-9991
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The green chili queso fries were absolutely delicious. The hamburgers were cooked perfectly. And the place is so kitschy and adorable, too! Will def go back tomorrow again for lunch!

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Thank Mi2mon
Wilton Manors, Florida
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good service. Super people watching. Cold iced tea. Empty plates when finished. Relaxing atmosphere. Not too noisy. Great place to spend an afternoon catching up with great comfort food.

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Thank randy s
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to Austin many times, we're always looking for a classic place that we haven't fit in yet, while also returning to our favorites. Since we had never been to Shady Grove, we gave it a try. The rambling set up, including great shaded outdoor spaces, was fun, and the bustle of the place reflects its popularity. We tried... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from downtown Austin and the food and refreshments went down a treat. Great selection of food and drink in a great place under a huge tree. As always in Austin, the staff were great and very helpful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love their chicken fried steak.............try the mixed vegies as a side (adds back a little "healthy" into the mix)........you won't be disappointed with anything on their menu. Atmosphere is casual and fun and the patio is where we go no matter what the weather.......burgers always look fantastic as they go by our table.........just a lot of fun!

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Thank Travelwithme16
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Live music, good drinks, and fun southern-twist foods. Expect a wait, but you can be served drinks and appetizers while you wait. Weird interior and decorating - appropriately. Twice-baked potato, hatch green chili on any and everything, and QUESO!

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Thank Rachael V
Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place is fantastic! We go there FIRST, every time we go to Austin. Y'all gotta have the Green Chili Cheeseburger! It's outta this world! Awesome off street parking, sweet and helpful waitstaff, indoor and outdoor bars and dining at great prices.....all under the trees, in the Shade....thus, the name. =) Recommended for all ages. A very fun Austin experience.... More 

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Lakeway, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Shady Grove is a great, funky, Austin all the way kind of restaurant. The outside eating area is under a beautiful shade canopy of trees, hence the name Shady Grove. They serve a nice menu of Americana favorites that were done just right. The bartender was also especially nice about getting my drink just right (not too spicy). The restrooms... More 

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Thank Mary O
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I had the Thai chicken salad and it was great. I love to eat outside and this is a beautiful centrally located spot to do it! Their hamburgers are always good, too!

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Thank MCW-Austin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Found this great casual spot on tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed. It is located right outside of Zilker Park, so it's perfect dinner spot after an active day. They have very cute patio with a great backyard feel, very relaxing, and a band stage. Prices are reasonable, frozen drinks are delicious. The restaurant is extremely busy, especially on weekends, so be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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