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Jan 19, 2010 01:08 PM

Moonie's Burgers Now Open

Drove by today and saw they are open at 183 & Anderson Mill

Was about 3:00 an it looked pretty full.

Can't wait to try it.

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  1. I've been there and found it to be very good. Definitely better than some other North 183 area options like Elevation and Terra Burger. I tried a shake and thought it was substandard.. It was not thick enough and I personally think a chocolate shake should be made with chocolate ice cream.

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    1. re: PappyAustin

      I'd put it in front of Terra Burger but behind Elevation. Burger was very dry, and the fries are frozen, nowhere near what you can get at Elevation--love their fries! But agree it's at least a good option for the area.

      1. re: cstrombe

        Is Elevation that good? I haven't been motivated enough to try it. I'm a big Moonie's fan, but haven't made it to the new location yet.

        I'm not onboard w/ the fresh-cut fries are better theory though. hopefully this starts a massive ourageous debate.

        1. re: NWLarry

          In my estimation Elevation is only slightly above Terra and far below most others. I would not choose either of them on purpose. I gave Elevation several tries and was never impressed with the food; the last time I was at there I also got a shake and it was far too thin and not much flavor, esp. for the price. If Moonie's fits between these 2 then I won't bother.

          1. re: danny_w

            Since some on here seem to think they are good I mightl give Elevation another try for lunch today, since it has been quite a while since I have been.

            1. re: danny_w

              Just got done with a double meat double cheese burger from Elevation (the Elevation burger). Although perhaps better than the other times I have tried, it was far too greasy. For my money of the burger joints in the Arboretum area Mighty Fine is still the best (which is not to say they are great, just the best of the alternatives). I will have to give Five Guys another try; the only time I went the burger was all dried out, but co-workers have told me this is not the norm for there.

              1. re: danny_w

                For what it's worth, I've found the burgers at the Arboretum Five Guys to be dried out as well. The Guadalupe location is significantly better.

                1. re: exlnghrn

                  I found the Arboretum 5 Guys burger very dry as well. Not a big fan of their fries either.

            2. re: danny_w

              I wouldn't put Moonie's anywhere near Terra. I haven't been to Elevation, but I have Moonie's second only to Mighty Fine, and that's because of Mighty Fine's milkshakes.

              I need to check out the new location, but I generally give places at least a month after opening before I go.

            3. re: NWLarry

              Fresh cut fries done properly are hard to beat. My faves for fresh fries: Elevation, Hat Creek and Mighty Fine.

              1. re: NWLarry

                I like Elevation Burger-mainly for the toppings. The burger itself is okay, but the toppings are great. I like the caramelized onions and the balsamic mustard. The fries are awesome (it's a thin fry, cooked in olive oil), so that bumps up Elevation Burger even further. It's not for everyone, but I love the place. I didn't really care for Mighty Fine (don't have a particular reason) or Terra Burger (was not flavorful, toppings were average).

                1. re: angthefoodie

                  caramelized onions and balsamic mustard?
                  good god that sounds delish.
                  not familiar with olive oil fries, but quite intrigued.
                  will definitely need to try elevation burger.

          2. I ate there for lunch with a coworker.

            Although the fries start out frozen, they were fried properly and I found them to be quite tasty. They were ultra-hot, crispy on the outside (due in part to a starch-based coating), and creamy soft on the inside.

            The burger was good, but not great. Lots of veggies, but they forgot my pickles. I love pickles on my burger, so this gets them a minus point off the bat. There was a little too much char on the burger from overcooking it and it was a little dry. The buns get a turn on the griddle too and had very obvious griddle marks on them.

            At 12:30, they were out of iced tea and practically out of ice. The restaurant just opened though, so I'll give them some time to work out the service kinks.

            I'm still not sure where they hide the utensils.

            1. Tried the new Moonie's tonight, and left rather disappointed (and only partially because my team lost the the football game we were watching..). The food just wasn't that good, sadly.

              The burger is on a nice bun - soft and kind of sweet. The burger patty is definitely pre-formed, and was basically flavorless. I got the Hawaiian burger, which has a rather boring bit of pineapple and some odd sauce (which wasn't really teriyaki - and not really a good hawaiian-style sauce, either). My dining companions ordered burgers with BBQ and bacon, and said theirs were also basically bland.

              I can't understand why you'd make a burger restaurant and rely on pre-made patties and nothing special for toppings.

              They were out of fries, but substituted onion rings for the same price. The rings were certainly not hand-breaded. They were crispy in places and not too greasy, but not great either.

              I'm happy to be getting new restaurants in the Arboretum & North 183 areas. But, I'd happily trade most of these new burger places for some other genre of food!

              1. Tried the Western Burger on Friday night. went about 6pm and the place was packed. Lots of families. The bun was a tad on the sweet side for me. The hawaiian style bun you get with a pulled port sandwich. The bacon and cheddar helped balance out the sweetness of the BBQ sauce. $11 for the burger, fries, large coke and a miller lite.

                Moonie's Burger House
                200 S Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613