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Shady Grove

#35 of 3,027 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
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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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Blacksburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised in my 11 years of coming to Austin I had not eaten at this Austin institution. The inside was cozy on a chilly night though I was sad to not be able be at the outside dining area. My group all had different things from meatloaf, BBQ, to my own BLT sandwich so it is a good place if... More 

Thank 84Hokie
Georgetown, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Grove is a time machine located the nexus of a mid century fishing lodge and home-style west Texas cafe. Sitting by the fire with the unique chili infused truck-stop meatloaf, and a local cold beer makes for a nostalgic time with friends or that special loved one. They have been here since 1992 and are becoming an Austin tradition... More 

Thank Mark R
Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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101 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting selection of mostly Tex-Mex selections. Had a meatloaf with chili on it that was quite tasty. It had gotten cooler out so we weren't able to sit outside with a baby. Looked like it would have been fun-outdoor movies??

Thank RobinR699
Joplin, Missouri
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142 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me just say four words: VEGGIE CHILI FRITO PIE!! Always fantastic, even though spicy, a side of sour cream can fix that for a wimp like me! I get it with NO Jalapeños or Onions, but you can have them on yours! This dish is also available with their regular meat chili, but that is not for me. A... More 

Thank octoberhart
Thousand Oaks, California
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167 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had lunch here...very popular place so go early..food is just good old American food..nice portions..fair prices..the usual fare..hamburgers, grilled cheese, fries, etc. but service is good and surrounding are very funky and fun.

Thank slr_7
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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!

Thank Mi2mon
Wilton Manors, Florida
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342 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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.

Thank randy s
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200 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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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
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?