Moonshine Philly

4.5
414 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KevinR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, good service and cool vibe on the patio.

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vipChick
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Atmosphere was pleasant. Service was good

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Good food. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

MJ
MerilynJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've just moved to the neighborhood and love that this will be our neighborhood hang! Good food, good space, good people.

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RobertK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, cool old building.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was running a little late so I called to let them know, the young lady was very pleasant over the phone....Once we were there the atmosphere was pleasant, the food was good and the staff friendly.

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StewM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service; the burgers there are very good, and I would also recommend the cheesesteak eggrolls. The service is good, although lately it's been very busy so expect check-ins to be more spaced out. It's a good neighborhood gastropub with a few interesting options, especially at this price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We had a 6:45 reservation at 7:35 we finally got up and left because no one even came to our table and took a drink order. Once the hostess sat us we never saw anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Their food was pretty solid in the past but the last three times I’ve gone it’s been pretty disappointing. Brussel sprouts are still great though

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vipPriya
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place went beyond our expectations! The food was really good and the outdoor seating was really cute!

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jessica
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Moonshine!! The service, the food, the drinks the whole establishment!

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vipJokerBuck
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day Nrunch

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Dineout11
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and service!

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vipRoxaroni
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dinner at this great neighborhood place. Weather was good so we ate outside under their heaters, which were perfect. The drinks were very good and reasonably priced, and the food was delicious, especially the French onion soup. Service was wonderful as well. Highly, highly recommend this place.

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DonnamarieO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here and will be returning too. The mojito dd were legit and salmon was delicious! Great selection and quality.

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Lake
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious 😋 you won't be disappointed!!

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JimD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A business associate and I met for lunch - we were cheerily greeted and were able to sit at a table of our choosing. The building seems to be part of an old row of homes, and is has a unique old time tavern feel. I had an excellent “ice pick” made with their lemoncello and fresh iced tea. My associate had a “mule” which he really enjoyed. We enjoyed our meals - a short rib grilled cheese special with house cut fries and the pensport burger with tater tots. Service was excellent, not too intrusive and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for margaritas and tacos, stayed for the atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised that we arrived during happy hour. The food was great (highly recommend the teriyaki salmon tacos). Loved sitting outside on a beautiful day! The waiting staff is very friendly. Just a great experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The food was good and service amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was good

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vipTravel1
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been to moonshine numerous times and I’ve always enjoyed my time and food there. The waitress who was there on Wednesday was so horrific we actually had to leave prior to ordering food. I have never in my life felt so uncomfortable and honestly devastated I won’t ever go back again. I do not blame the whole establishment on one person but I cannot go back there, I honestly got the vibe she would spit in my food.

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KevinW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Safe, clean, and friendly, we went on a day when we were the only table outside. The wait staff was very attentive and prompt, drinks were good and the food was very good!

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vipKatie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great experience in our first time back dining at a restaurant in a VERY long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The staff was conscientious about COVID-19 practices, but their manager was grossly ignorant and basically just grossly unprofessional against them. He wore his mask below his chin to wipe tables, talk with customers, and work in the kitchen, while I observed the rest of the staff observe masking protocols appropriately. As a frontline healthcare worker, I found the managers unprofessional attitude and lack of adherence to protocols insulting. Per another employee, his name is Sammy. If It would not be for the effect that it would have on the entire staff that were adhering to protocols despite staffing shortages and a very busy evening, I would report them to the city/state.

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CKM1111
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Got off to a bad start since I reserved indoor "standard" seating, but when I got there, they had simply tried putting me outside. When I pointed out what I had reserved, they didnt have anything inside and tried putting me on a high-top table outside, and after I balked there too, we were finally seated at the tail end of the outside seating.

Waiter came by immediately, and we ordered two drinks and two entrees only. Drinks came out relatively quickly, but we waited a LONG time for the rest of the food to come. Waiter occasionally came by checking in, but after drinks we were just waiting (and waiting) for food.

I thought the two dishes were solid, but the seating/waiting issue dropped the experience down to 3-stars (and I'm being generous on the 3rd). Classic restaurant overbooking on a Saturday night. I get it..its COVID times and they are doing their best to survive, but at least offer up some snacks, drinks or something to make up for the wait.

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vipmalika
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a hidden gem, yet a gem nonetheless! Everything on the menu sounds delightful and is delicious upon tasting. I will be back again and again for something new, even though I’m stuck on the braised short rib.

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Cupkeyk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Drinks were little small.

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vipJoanA
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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Emmie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Was not expecting much and thought it would just be typical bar food but my expectations were greatly exceeded. I ordered the asiago chicken cutlets and my boyfriend ordered the lemon picatta ravioli - both meals were great for a great price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. The braised rib dip is literally the best sandwich I’ve had ever. I also had cheesesteak rolls and Buffalo wings. & the kids had the burger sliders and fries.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Moonshine! Food and drinks are reasonably priced, always love the cheeseburger egg rolls and pork dumplings. All of the staff is friendly and love what they’ve done to maximize their space with even more outdoor seating since the pandemic. Great job keep up the good work

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Ate outside and service was awful! it took 20 minutes to get waters, 30 minutes to get our first drink, 1 hour before apps came out. Food was just okay.

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vipJenniferM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food (crab cake sliders, tots, kids mac and cheese, and calamari)! Cocktails were also very good. Plentiful outdoor sidewalk seating, and the service was friendly and attentive. Will come back again!

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Adam
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Not a bad-looking place, but the food was not very good. My girlfriend's ravioli was salty, and my crab cake sliders had an unpleasant artificial taste to them (and neither was cheap).

Service was just ok, but that was more the result of the restaurant being both busy and understaffed than any issue with the server herself.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I never write reviews, seriously never, but my friends and I had a weird experience at Moonshine on Thursday. We felt consistently forgotten about. After seating promptly at our reservation time and after an hour of sitting we only received 1 round of drinks and no food. It was the first nice day of the season and they were busy so things happen, but we would of just appreciated some form of communication or acknowledgment. They also bought our first round of drinks which was very nice. I’m only writing a constructive review because this is a neighborhood favorite of mine and I plan on stopping by again.

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vipKittenki
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food the best outside area ! Terrific service !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were happy the runner brought setups before food arrived. That is a common failing we see. Shrimp tacos were good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great lunch at Moonshine. The cheesesteak queso was a great starter and our entrees were all excellent. Good drinks, great food and great service along with parking!

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MollDoll
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a group of 7 and they placed in comfortable tables inside. The service was friendly and accurate. Everyone was happy with their food and drinks. Would go back again.

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Moonshine Philly is rated 4.5 stars by 414 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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