Finding a good place to enjoy a meal on the shores of Lake Travis is not a difficult task. There are many unique eateries offering delicious food served lakeside in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to a memorable outdoor dining experience and good food, many offer live music and boat access.
The Oasis located at 6550 Comanche Trail in Austin is not only considered the sunset capital of Texas it is also the largest outdoor restaurant in the state. Viewing Texas sunsets from a cliffside vantage point 450 feet above Lake Travis, people dining at The Oasis can guarantee getting beautiful pictures. This location is perfect for an intimate dinner for two or a larger party of 2500. From a quiet dinner to a corporate conference, the Oasis provides a relaxing location for many events.
Beachside Billy's at 16107 FM 2769 In Leander is a casual restaurant that specializes in steaks and fresh seafood and is known for having the best burgers on Lake Travis. Billy’s has a family-friendly atmosphere that includes ice cream for the kids. It is not only a great place to eat, but you can work up an appetite at the waterpark. There's a pirate ship themed play area with a slide included on the ship, children also enjoy the challenge of Gator's Crossing where they can leap from one float to the next to get to the other side. The Lazy Lagoon has a beautiful waterfall fountain for those who wish to cool off after basking in the sun. The thrilling Sidewinder ride is fast-paced and exciting for those with a sense of adventure./p>
Ernie's Dockside 5973 Highline Road, Austin is a floating restaurant and bar on Lake Travis located at the Emerald Point Marina. It features both road and boat access and plenty of parking for both cars and watercraft. There is plenty of room to dine indoors or outdoors. The restaurant also offers live music and an outdoor bar and dance floor. Great food, drinks and music make Ernie's Dockside a very popular place to spend happy hour on the shores of Lake Travis.
Shack 512 is in Volente at 8714 Lime Creek Road. It is located adjacent to Sandy Creek Marina and offers southern cuisine in a casual outdoor venue with unbeatable views of the rolling hills and Lake Travis. Accessible by land or lake, boats will find ample parking next to the Sandy Creek Marina.
Lucy's on the Lake at 2900 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin serves Lucy's Fried Chicken lakeside. This homegrown Austin eatery offers fresh Gulf oysters, scratch made pies and delicious sides and salads to round out the food menu. The bar has many unique craft cocktails and the beer is always cold. Lucy's is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and features live music.
Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow is located at 103 Yacht Club Cove in Lakeway. This restaurant features spectacular Lake Travis sunsets, live music and fantastic food with plenty of live music. find food served in a casual atmosphere and either the dining room or the patio, they offer an extensive wine list a wide selection of dishes and decadent desserts. this restaurant is a favorite we're both visitors and residents of Lakeway.
The Lighthouse on the Lake 513 Sleat Drive, Spicewood. This beautiful waterfront location is family friendly, a good place to have coffee along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Travis and is accessible by car and boat via the Briarcliff Marina. Serving classic American fare, this restaurant is sophisticated and also warm and cozy.
Sundancer Grill located at 16410 Stewart Road in Austin is a Lake Travis restaurant that offers boat access with boat parking at a courtesy dock and a ride up the hill to the restaurant. Patrons will find a bistro dining experience offering chef crafted sandwiches, salads, steak and fresh seafood. The Sundancer Grill is open year-round at the Sail & Ski Yacht Club for lunch and dinner and they have a Sunday brunch. Happy hour begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
If you like the idea of being able to take your boat over the water for dinner and drinks, you may wish to check out the Best on the Water Lake Travis Pub Crawl that tours eight restaurants and pubs that are accessible by boat. Visiting all 8 locations in one day maybe a challenge, but boaters can visit two or three venues easily and enjoy the locations in smaller groups over the course of a few weekends.
Lake Travis offers many great eateries to enjoy delicious cuisine along the beautiful shoreline. Whether you want a Sunday brunch or a beautiful sunset dinner, you can find just the perfect spot. Sitting waterside on Lake Travis surrounded by the beautiful Texas Hill Country is a memorable experience whether you are a visitor or buying real estate in the Lake Travis area.