Moonshine 152

4.9
806 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A modern neighborhood restaurant located in Southie(South Boston). Chef-owner Asia Mei operates this dinner/late night kitchen with weekend brunch.

Interested in supporting the restaurant during the Covid-19 Pandemic by purchasing a gift certificate? Email amanda@moonshine12.com for more details!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 806 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was told we’d be on patio but they put us at table on the street

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vipIsaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, great service, and excellent ambiance. Love this place. We ordered the crab rangoons (to die for!), bacon wrapped stuffing, pork noodle soup with lionshead meatballs, ron swanson scallion pancake pork quesadillas, dirty fried rice, and korean shortrib tacos -- all amazing!

We also got two waffles (had to order the second after we gobbled up the first one because hOLY MOLY, it was so good) and the pancake bread dessert, which was kind of like an extra yummy and modern pineapple upside down cake.

Will be back soon! See you there :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here to celebrate Mother’s Day and graduation. The food was excellent! All you heard from our table was mmmmmmm, try this! Lol

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mothers Day

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MargaretL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of drinks, apps and main courses for the 5 of us on Mother’s Day. Everything was fantastic! Awesome staff and service and every morsel was delicious. We will be back very soon!

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SuzanneF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch for Mother’s Day. Service was great! Waitress attentive without being annoying, chef delivered our food. How cool is that! The crab Benedict was perfect. Homemade English muffin, perfectly poached egg and an outstanding hollandaise sauce all made my stomach happy. The French toast sticks were melt in your mouth. When back in Boston I’d go back for sure as so many things on the menu I’d like to try.

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vipyummdining
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth a visit, American with an Asian fusion touch and good drinks.... I'd go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Southie

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CatherineP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the best time. Love everything Asia makes. So delicious. She's a rockstar.

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Pete
New England
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome; I will definitely be back. We had 4 different appetizers that were all amazing (my favorite was the party tots, but the beet dip was also a group favorite). I got fried chicken and waffles, and the fried chicken is like nothing I've ever had. They must pressure/slow cook it before they fry it, because the meat is fall-off-the-bone, which is not something I've ever experienced with fried chicken. And the breading was crispy and delicious. The waffle was a little small, but delicious.

The cocktails are also quite good - the Bloody Mary with Lagavulin was a revelation.

This place isn't cheap (food more expensive than the drinks), but it's well worth it. Great for groups as you'll want to order all the apps.

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JC0212
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's no place like it! The opposite of boring, and everything on the menu is absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine consistently delivers inventive and delicious meals! Chef Asia, owner and head Chef, brings every plate from the kitchen to the tables and thanks them for dining at her restaurant every single time. The effort and creativeness she’s put in during the pandemic is so inspiring! Highly recommended! Chef Asia and Moonshine can hang with the best of the best!!

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AlexanderThe
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and I really enjoyed the food. The bartender was fantastic and accommodating. I recommend the lamb meatballs, but I tried several menu items and was happy with everything that came out of the kitchen. They do stuff that is familiar yet different. It's a great casual place to go and try some new flavor combinations.

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Igor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We keep going to Moonshine 152 and have never been dissapointed.

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RobertT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great experience at Moonshine 152 from start to finish with excellent, well-executed, and interesting dishes, a fabulous Washington state rose, and friendly, genuine, service. From top to bottom, this is a team that cares deeply about what they do, and it shows.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. It was refreshing to see a menu with different twists & offerings than the norm. Staff is friendly, attentive & helpful. Food & drinks are amazing with a fun presentation. Can’t wait to go back & not sure why it took me 5 years to get here!

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VirginiaS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Outdoor seating is on a very bust intersection. Traffic really noisy. No heat lamps-food was literally blowing away. Waitstaff unconcerned.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just decided to go spur of the moment for much needed after work app’s & cocktails! Chef’s special arancini was amazing as was my cocktail Moonshine 76! Delightful Chef Asia stopped by our table, very had working and personable. Ended the evening with amazing butterscotch pudding 😋 I will be back!

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vipEileenL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible variety-fresh, personal service, love the energy of food and place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here! Staff is attentive and fast with service. Food is unique and every dish amazing. Would highly recommend to a friend. Go for a special occasion, or stay casual. Favorites include the chicken wings, tacos, and the shishito peppers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food in Boston. End of story.

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vipJOHN02155
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, bring your cellphone, menu is online.

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JohnnyG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live across the street and LOVE Moonshine!! Such a great restaurant...everything is just perfect!

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vipMichaelF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!! Chef came out to speak with us, make recommendations and serve our dishes. She was top-notch. Would highly recommend and will absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Asia is amazing. The food and service is fantastic.

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LizzieL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Moonshine 152 has great drinks and good food with lots of options! Their service is excellent.

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ShannonC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine was great as always!!! The food was amazing and the staff was friendly! Love sitting on the patio there!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in Boston for only 24 hours. As soon as we got to town Sunday morning, we searched for a brunch spot. We found Moonshine 152 and we are so glad we did! The food was so delicious and the bloody Mary’s and mimosas were tasty! I love the parks and rec references!! Asia, the chef and owner, brought out our food and took the time to talk with us for a bit! She was awesome! The entire experience was great! We will recommend them to anyone going to Boston.

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JulieL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, fabulous cocktails, exceptional service, and super sweet and extremely talented Chef Mei who stopped by our table to ask how we were enjoying everything during each course. Oh, and the butterscotch pudding is what dreams are made of! We could not have had a better experience and look forward to our next trip to Moonshine152!

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KellyS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! It was our first time visiting and we'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are all colleagues that haven’t been able to meet because of covid. This was the first time we all met and we had a fabulous time! Thank you to all of the staff that were so friendly and accommodating! ❤️👯‍♀️🍾🌇💋

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vipBrianS
New England
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best time! Always love this place! Has become one of my go to spots!! I take all my friends there.

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jobeezy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the burgers, fries and fried chicken. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We'll definitely be back!

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RobertW
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place for excellent food and fantastic service in a friendly neighborhood hangout. Food is upscale, innovative and reasonably priced. Plenty of outdoor seating. Groups can get multiple tables spaced at 6 feet apart.

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andrea
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister and my first time at Moonshine 152. What a hidden gem. The food was amazing. Already looking forward to going back and trying other things. The owner was so great. She served us our appetizer. She was extremely personable. A definite must for anyone who hasn’t been!!!

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vipBrittany
New England
81 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was absolutely amazing! Such a unique and fun menu for both food & drinks and we loved everything! Great little outdoor patio too. Definitely a “hidden gem” in southie.. make sure you check this place out!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

outside dining meant being on the street - very windy and lots of traffic, but great food and fun waitstaff :)

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vipjiannoni6
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Outside on the road wasn’t that enjoyable. Also, the waitress was moderately helpful. Drink was average. Normally a favorite spot.

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vipJackieR
New England
173 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Moonshine 152 is always a win. I love the creative cuisine and cocktails. Go for the weekend brunch and try the Ron Swanson quesadilla and a half order of the tater tot poutine. You won't regret it!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Moonshine 152 using the Order Online button. Moonshine 152 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Moonshine 152 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 752-4191.

Moonshine 152 is rated 4.9 stars by 806 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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