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Moonshine 152

4.8
617 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 617 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Server was very nice. My only gripe was the fact that I had made a reservation online SEVERAL DAYS before yet upon arriving I was told that we were being cast aside to the awful section of the outdoor street seating rather than the "nicer" outdoor patio seating area. When I asked the front hostess I was told "oh; if you wanted that you should have specified that in your online reservation request" Are you kidding me! Who in their right mind would ever want the less desirable dark & cold side when they could have the outdoor heater side? Very poor response. We waited for a table to become available in that "better section". After this saga, the food was enjoyed by all 4 dining guests & we spent over $200 to prove our like of FOOD. (no alcohol)

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipBrandon216
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. Food and drinks are always incredible

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vipCorey
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Moonshine especially for brunch. It’s probably the most underrated restaurant in South Boston and the brunch has always been great. Chef Asia always comes out to say hi or deliver food with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine 152 is the best! The food is incredible and the drinks are just as great. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. A must in Southie.

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RobB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day to sit outside - cold drinks, hot food - amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and received outstanding service and incredible food. All 6 people at the table loved their meal. Chef delivered all meals herself which was a really good touch!

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Tamtov
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have eaten at Moonshine 152 on multiple occasions and enjoy it for myself as well as a place to bring friends. Owner/Chef Asia Mei's food is always tasty and interesting. She is the umami master. I currently love the Brussels Sprouts Party Sprouts (Level 2 on the menu) and also the Butterscotch Pudding dessert -- though I add a 1/2 shot of bourbon. The daily special trout was great. The poke bowl, however, was more standard than her usuall outstanding. In these times of Covid-19 and dining outside, the weather will be your guide. Still, having Asia personally deliver your dinner and chekc on your well-being is something special.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local spot and restaurant in Boston. Thanks for always making us feel like we’re apart of the Moonshine family.

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vipAnonymous
New England
188 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. Chef Asia Mei’s food is sooo good, and the menu is huge, so there’s something for everyone. Awesome service, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

DH
vipDanaH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding! Lots of construction going on so brunch was very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Asia is incredible. Best spot in Southie, bar none.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our friend’s engagement

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DrewP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great cocktail list, even better service. We went back to see if it was as good as last time and it was even better. We will be back. Highly recommended.

MT
vipMaryT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing. Street side outdoor location not ideal but given COVID it was OK. The patio area was very attractive and less noisy to ask for that. The food was amazing!

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SamanthaP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can’t recommend enough!!! The drinks were delicious. We got the rangoons for an appetizer, the burger for the meal (OMG delicious grass fed beef), and the ice cream/waffle/creme fresh with strawberry for desert. All plates were brought to the table by the owner herself. Service was fantastic & food was perfect. We will be back very soon!

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fancyfeaster
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food is amazing. You cannot go wrong, but always get the wings. Also - they have Jell-O shots!

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JulieE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for a birthday dinner. Amazing food options highly recommend checking out their menu! I’m gluten free and the server was very well versed on what items I could eat versus what was cross contaminated. Will be back.

JM
JohnM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place. will go back. Easy location to get in and out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Honestly we weren’t served for the first 20 min we were there. Sucked because we wanted drinks and probably would’ve had more than one if we had had the time. Would’ve been more cash for the restaurant

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vipBarbD
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Felt like California!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us Had a nice retirement party brunch for a good friend everything was awesome!

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Steve
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. I got the corned beef hash - great flavor and sizeable, but not TOO massive

PB
PeterB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, great food, creative drinks. The chef specifically came out to check on our table for a food allergy and gave gluten free options based on any meal chosen. Chicken and waffles were amazing!

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vipDavidV
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine is one of the Boston’s best restaurants. Creative and delicious menu. I’m lucky to have it in my neighborhood.

LB
vipLisaB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors and presentation. The fried chicken was so delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try some of the other menu items!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best meals we have had in Southie in a long time. We have been living here a few years and can not believe we have yet to try this hidden GEM. Drinks were amazing, but the food was unreal.

For appetizers we enjoyed, shishito peppers, loaded tots (insanely good), crab Rangoon (also unreal), and lamb meatballs.

Dinner selection was also amazing! I had the duck noodle salad (my favorite item I tasted all night). Others enjoyed the fried rice bowl, carne asada tacos and a noodle bowl with chicken nuggies on top.

Everything was perfect! The owner Asia spent a lot of time with us and she truly cares about the quality of her food and her customers! Overall really excellent food and experience. One of the best in Southie for sure.

We will be back!!!

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Joyce
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Moonshine 152. The food is exciting. There are so many ingredients in all the dishes and all of the flavors blend together till it tastes amazing. My favorite dishes are the soups, the watermelon/tomato appetizer and the duck tacos. The cocktail menu is fun and creative. Asia is the chef/owner and is always out on the floor, making sure that each diner is enjoying their food. In the summer, it is so nice to dine in the patio garden.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine never disappoints. The mushroom burger and Gypsy eggs are awesome and Amanda’s special iced tea is a must. They’ve done a great job maintaining the enjoyment of dining out while still adhering to all the COVID safety requirements. Moonshine is by far our favorite restaurant in Boston.

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vipSteve
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vegetarian choices. Unusual and wonderful combination of ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing.

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vipCati
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshine has become one of my favorite places in South Boston! We came for a birthday brunch and had a wonderful meal. The Korean BBQ tacos are fantastic, I wish I had ordered some to take home.

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Tamtov
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again, Asia Mei delivers her ever-updating repertoire of umami delights. For me, the Party Sprouts were the sensational highlight -- brussels sprouts smothered in kimchi butter, sweet chili, and truffled teryaki (yes, I had to open the menu to write the ingredients). Three of us shared the smaller size as an appetizer. The Veggie Burger is amazing. Also had the Duck Noodle Salad and Charsiu Ribs -- all good. The butterscotch pudding is awesome though a bit sweet for me but after adding some bourbon, it becomes real treat, and big enough to share among 3. Dining en plein air is nice when the weather is too. And, I would be remiss if I didnt mention how welcoming it is to have the ower / chef, Asia Mei, come out to your table to deliver your food, to welcome and thank you, and be a part of your dining experience. I've been before and I will be going back again.

Tam Tov

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DinaraT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

After the dinner, my fiancée and I felt sick for 2 days. Nausea, we ate the same thing and it started after the dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and always innovative!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asia & team nailed it once again! Food was incredible & the service impeccable. Don’t forget to finish your meal with butterscotch pudding!

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vipandrear
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken and waffles.

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vipjoeh
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We made a 5pm reservation and the sunny patio was perfect.

JL
JazminL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! We shared brunch meals and they were all delicious. Definitely seek this out if you haven’t been before!

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 4.8 stars by 617 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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