Moonshine is an unincorporated community located in Clark County, Illinois, USA. It has been featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show. There is only one building in the entire town (not including the outhouse), and this was a grocery store built in 1912. It was later sold to Helen and Roy Tuttle in 1982, who created a restaurant that serves their famous Moonburger. One feature is that the store/restaurant has a guest-book with visitors from all 50 states and around the world. During the 2011 Terry Hammond Memorial Moonshine Lunchrun, held on April 9, 2011, a new record of 2068 burgers were served. The store is open from 6 AM until 1:00 PM Monday through Saturday, with the grill closing at 12:30.
According to the Houston Chronicle, as of 1987, Moonshine was a dry town. The article also offered two alternative theories on the origin of town's name. One version attributes its name to the "moon shining on swampy land near the store." While another version attributed to a long time local resident states that a family from Philadelphia named it in the 1850s to honor locations in Pennsylvania.