Texans like their food as big as the state and nothing comes close to the holy grail: chicken fried steak. The crusted steak dish drenched in creamy gravy is the epitome of comfort food, and one list puts an Austin restaurant’s version among the best in Texas.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill landed at No. 4 on Wide Open Eats’ list of “The 10 best chicken fried steaks in Texas that’ll change your life.” Writer J. Marie Martin describes the downtown eatery’s steak as “decadent” and highlights the “spicy, chipotle cream gravy.”
In 2013, the American-Statesman reported the restaurant had survived in Austin for a decade. Along with chicken fried steak, the establishment serves up other Southern dishes like meatloaf and offers a Sunday brunch.
Check out the chicken fried steak making a name for itself in the photos below.