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  • Chris 10:48 am on July 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    Moonie’s Opening Third Location 

    Cedar Park’s Moonie’s Burger House is opening a third location at MoPac and Burnet, in the same shopping center as TacoDeli, at 12001 Burnet Road.  Looks like the same spot as the failed Gabbi’s Burgers and Dogs occupied.


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    • brian 1:46 am on August 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      hey chris…we are now open in that location. Its a smaller but “cozier” place than our other locations. We are testing a few different things over there. We have a family meal deal for $21.99 that feeds two adults and two kids…we have a happy hour from 4-7pm everyday. ALL bottled beer is $2. One of the best deals in town! And for you we offer either sliced or shredded cheddar (asked for shredded) to top off your burger. Thanks for letting people know we are open…. brian (owner)

    • Chris 9:23 am on August 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the info Brian, and thanks for the Cheddar update! Two varieties of cheddar–that’s even better. Will have to get by and give this location a try.

    • brian 1:44 pm on August 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am at that location quite a bit so let me know when you are there..would like to meet you. remember you can get extra mayo etc. if you want it on your burger. Your one of the few that has said we had “dry bun” syndrome :) Nothing worse than dry buns.The bun is usually one of the things we receive great reviews on. Look forward to seeing you and thanks for letting people know we are open. It really helps us smaller guys. brian

  • Chris 4:12 pm on January 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Moonie’s on Anderson Mill & 183 

    Stopped in for lunch at the new Moonie’s location today.  They have only been open six days.  The place was busy, almost all the tables were full.  No problems with service though.  Looks like they have it down.  Order at the counter, they bring you the food.  It’s a large restaurant (seems larger than their Cedar Park location).  Nice space on the corner of the strip mall, so lots of windows.

    Burger and fries were about how I remember them from my first visit to their Cedar Park location almost two years ago.  Bun is sweet.  Patty is 6oz., griddled.  Cheddar available.  Fries are crispy-coated frozen-ish fries.  Bun top-toasted.  Overall, burger was OK, but very dry unfortunately.  Bottom bun suffered from Dry Bun Syndrome, which did not help.  Fries are good for what they are.  Onion rings looked good but I did not try any (pricey at $2.99).

    So overall, a decent but not great burger in a pleasant atmosphere.  A nice option at least to have up here in North 183 Land.

    Moonie’s Burger House
    13450 Resarch Blvd (183 & Anderson Mill)

    Moonie's Burger Basket

    As delivered to the table

    Moonie's Burger under the hood

    Under the hood--note very nice bun toasting

    Moonie's Burger House Bun

    Top-Toasting Detail--a nice touch

    Moonie's Burger House Burger

    Cross Section...too dry!

    Moonie's Burger House Burger Patty

    Too dry, too round, weak crust

    Moonie's Burger House interior

    Pleasant digs

    • Hamburglar 3:03 pm on January 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Looks a little sparse on the mayo. Do you feel obligated to leave a tip since they bring the burger out to you?

      • Chris 3:16 pm on January 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        No tipping required. Mayo level is a tad sparse, especially considering the overcooked patty, and bottom bun suffering from Dry Bun Syndrome did not help there.

    • Marty 7:38 pm on January 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I concur with the mayo portioning. A little on the light side so the burger was a little dry but then I added ketchup, which I always love on a burger and it moistened it right up. I would have gone and asked for a little mayo but the line was too long. My only real drawback is the single register. The place was packed at lunch on a Saturday and they really could have used another at least for the rush. Although the line was long, it did move pretty well but they lost a lot of potential customers because they saw the line and went elsewhere. But the order to table time was quite reasonable.

    • Christina 3:00 pm on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I went to the new location friday night and the place was packed. They did seem to fix some of the issues with wait time. They had 1 person writing orders and another ringing them. The line moved quickly and the food came out in less than 10 minutes. That was nice to see. As usual I thought the food was terrific. I also enjoy cheddar so I ate the bacon/ cheddar burger which was too much for me :) The taste was exceptional and i do love their fries. I had the burger, fries and a huge drink all for $7. I felt no obligation to tip. I would agree the atmosphere in the new one is very cozy !

    • Debora 10:09 am on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I like the atmosphere and the singing trio on Wednesdays is unique. Management needs to do something about the long line during peak hours by adding a second register. There should also be a To-Go pick up line for orders that were called in ahead of time. The line is definitely the biggest issue and I’ve been there twice in peak hours and seen several potential customers leave due to the long wait in line.

    • Keli 1:16 pm on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I guess I am the only one that found the fries to be not so tasty.

    • Laura 11:17 am on June 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, I disagree….my entire family loves Moonies. One of the better burgers in Austin.

    • Cindy 10:23 am on October 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I was a huge Moonies fan…then the Moon Pies disappeared! And the onion rings went to the wide side, not the nice 1/4 inch thick ones they had been serving…so I had to toss the entire order as they were much too wide. I love the Western Burger and the bun has a great flavor…but please bring back the original onion rings and MOON Pies…its is MOONies after all!!

    • Kathryn 8:20 pm on December 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, Chris, I was less than impressed. Coke stations were flat and needed carbonation. Sweet tea wasn’t fresh. The burger was cooked somewhat on the rare side and the fries were greasy, greasy, greasy — made my stomach curl. Just not used to eating that much grease on a whole. Had the chili cheese burger and the chili cheese was cold and the onions were miniscule, if existant that the menu stated that it had.

      Only went there to meetup with my daughter and granddaughter. It’s not something that I would go to because I love to eat there. It’s okay. The environment inside has potential for a happening place to be, but they have to really get their act together on the cooking mode.

  • Chris 9:26 am on January 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    New Moonie’s Now Open 

    Drove by the new Moonie’s Burger House at Anderson Mill & 183 this morning and there is a “Now Open” sign out front.

  • Chris 2:26 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Moonie’s Signage Going Up 

    Progress is being made…

    Moonies Burger House Austin

    Moonies Burger House Austin

  • Chris 5:36 pm on October 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Moonie’s Opening in Austin 

    Postings on Chowhound indicate that Moonie’s Burger House of Cedar Park fame is opening a second location in north Austin, at 183 & Anderson Mill.  This is good news for those of us up north.  No word yet on when it will open.

    A Moonies Burger

    Moonie's Burger

    Moonie's Burger House Future Austin Location

    Moonie's Burger House Future Austin Location

    • Jim Howard 9:14 pm on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      This is the location of the former ‘Rino’s and Jocks’ bar, located at the intersection of Anderson Mill Road and Highway 183.

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