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About Moonshine

Moonshine is a craft beer restaurant located in the heart of the Pennsport section of South Philadelphia. We focus on a fresh menu and a friendly atmosphere. With over 10 crafts on draught, a wide variety of bottled and canned beer, multiple selections of wine, and a menu consisting of old classics with a twist and some unique creations, Moonshine is sure to please any palate.

1825 E. Moyamensing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm (11pm then Late Night till 2am on Weekends)

Cross Street:
Sigel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 639-9720

Website:
http://www.moonshinephilly.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Moonshine Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Romantic (1)
Authentic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was disappointing and the restaurant wasn’t busy. The bus boy was taking plates off the table before the food was done - we accidentally spilled a water and they didn’t offer to help or provide more napkins. The food wasn’t hot when it came out and the bloody Mary’s weren’t mixed so our first round was literally just tomato juice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall this is a nice neighborhood place with good food and a welcoming friendly staff. I went there because it had such good reviews. The restaurant has two rooms that are not connected. We were in the second room that did not have the bar. It was like dining in an older home converted to restaurant and the server had to go outside to get to the other part. It was only a minor distraction, but I think the other side might felt more open. Despite a small menu, we enjoyed it. It is unpretentious and my turkey pot pie and my cocktail were very good. The server was down to earth and chatted with us about the food and places to go afterwards.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and service.. customers are always friendly also !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice place to get some standard American cuisine. I usually have a great experience however on this occasion younger people were hosting and working the bar, two females and they were less than helpful or pleasant! The manager did make a nice concession so I will be back, because I really like the place. Everyone else is usually wonderful not these two!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Moonshine's a long drive from the suburbs for us, so we don't get there often....& we don't pass up any chance to go again. Taking a friend to the airport was all the reason we needed, so we were at the door when it opened for lunch. Octopus flatbread (today's special) was fantastic, with green & red cherry tomatoes plus arugula & a delicious dressing - and at $10, it's also a great deal. My wife had a huge bowl of mussels, and our friend had the Caesar salad with chicken. Having also split a hummus platter as an appetizer, we left full and happy. So many great local beers helped us reach this state too. With great servers and easy street parking, it's all good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was excellent!
We were in the second dining room. Only one wait staff and the kitchen was far behind. The waitress had to run back and forth to the other side (had to go outside and next door). So, service was really a challenge.
Restaurant is not accessible, at all. steps to enter, full flight of steps to restroom.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous time.....went on Black Friday and had a great time. Service was spot on and the beer selections were tremendous!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was mediocre. Dip was not hot. Salad was way over dressed. Seating area extremely cramped. Was sat by the door which had staff going in and out, it was freezing. Our waitress, however, was so attentive and sweet. I'd go back just because of her wonderful service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A neighborhood bar we would not normally go to. We went here to have the Big Rube's fried chicken and waffle that is served on Wednesdays. It was billed as southern food. I think of that as greens & cornbread but I was willing to have a waffle. Unfortunately, it was being served with cheese grits, not what I wanted. So we had something else. My partner had a turkey sandwich which he enjoyed and thought it was real turkey. Overly done sweet potato fries. I had a flat iron steak with bacon mashed potatoes and asparagus. The steak was a little tough, the potatoes tasted unpleasant with the bacon but the asparagus was good. For dessert we shared a pumpkin pudding with whipped cream and crushed ginger snaps. We fought over the last bites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was outstanding, our server was always checking up on us. We asked him for recommendations on what to eat and it was spot on. This was our first time there and would definitely go back. Just had that neighborhood feel about it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Came here for a family dinner, and we all had a nice time. The staff were so friendly, and the food was excellent. The drinks were great also. Definitely will be coming back here!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were glad that we were able to sit outside. Service was excellent. Food was delicious as always. My family very much enjoyed the night. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Thanks you Moonshine for providing the fundraiser for the NG baseball team and for the delicious food 👍🏻

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

To expensive for what they give you....they charged 850 for an appetizer that was not worth 850

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great for brunch

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had fun there but some of the food was just ok. The popcorn shrimp was overdone and the chicken in the pesto chicken was overdone. The cheese on the grilled cheese sandwich was just one slice or, at least, seemed to be. The French onion soup was good. The wedge salad was excellent. Our server Zach was charming and very attentive.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We went to Moonshine for brunch and it was okay. Bloody Mary was fine, chicken and waffles were yummy. The short rib skillet was extremely disappointing- soggy potatoes, overdone poached eggs- literally, not a drop of runny yolk. The meat was cooked well but could have had more flavor. Nothing horrible here, just not somewhere I would necessarily go again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Moonshine was boisterous on a Sunday evening. we ate outside which was great and therefore quiet. Service was very attentive. Beer selection great. Food just ok. The best food was the appetizer sliders which were a menu addition.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Would have liked to have regular beer in a bottle rather than light beer

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Amazing night of delicious food, great friendly service & for Awesome Special Event for Mums & Mutts!! 😋🐕🐈✌💖😀 This would be My "CHEERS"!! 👊🍻

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Went for brunch. French toast sticks and biscuits and gravy were excellent. Skillets we're pretty good. The beef skillet was better than the pork skillet. Omelette was decent. Overall 4stars.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Excellent ! Good food and service. Will be back. Love this place

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We specifically made reservations for Moonshine to go get a cheeseboard because it was the best one in the city. They're a bit pricey and in a random part of town so we haven't been in awhile and I was VERY disappointed to arrive and see that there was no longer a cheeseboard. Apparently the server gets asked all the time for this and I hope someone takes note.

The food is elevated bar food - lots of fried apps and sandwiches with a few random fancy entrees thrown in. We split the ravioli and the gnocchi and they were both delicious. They were super packed so it took a really long time for our food to come out but it was worth the wait.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Our waitress Lorna was excellent. The hostess Bailee was superb and our bus boy Chris was awesome.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Moonshine is always a great place to gather with friends for drinks and a meal. Relaxing restaurant with specials and half price apps during Happy Hour!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service, a unique variety of food options, and a good casual spot for dining.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The brunch was incredible! Our server helped my daughter decide on dish and she just loved it. They also had Shirley Temple's for the kids. Just love going to Moonshine you always feel welcomed and the food is out of sight!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Consistently amazing- perfect blend of delicious food and awesome staff to create an atmosphere that makes you wanting to go back.....

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 8, 2017

True definition of never judging a book by its cover or even it's first few "pages". What appeared to be a simple neighborhood beer joint from the outside provided a fantastic beer menu and awesome dinner and appetizers. Menu was original and food was tasty. Great service. Will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

The pesto gnocchi was delicious but the chicken on top was way too spicy and not blackened like it said in the description. The sea bass was terrible. The drinks were good and sitting outside was lovely!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Awesome place ... great food and drinks plenty to choose from on the brunch menu and can't wait to have dinner there. bar was very clean and eclectic and the space was adequate. Adjoining house has two floors for overflow or private parties. Staff was friendly mans the owners stopped by several times to see how we were. Great spot for all👍

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Nice, casual place. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was generally good but not universally so.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This was my first time at Moonshine. It was delicious. I enjoyed the short ribs and Mac 'n cheese. Service was very attentive. The place is small and cozy, but very noisy! I would come here again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had a great time at moonshine! Food was excellent, service was terrific and we all just loved the vibe! Beer selection was great! Well worth the effort to get to it, it is a little out of the way!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Thank you very much

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Always consistently great food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Service was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We love this neighborhood gem! We eat at Moonshine often and are always very satisfied.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Enjoyed a Friday night dinner with family. Server was very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious. There was live music which was fun and added to our experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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