Austin’s Lake Travis is the jewel of Texas’ Highland Lakes. Check out our best Lake Travis lakeside restaurants. All have great lake views, most are accessible by boat.

The Oasis

Best Lake Travis Restaurants - Blog

As the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, The OASIS has earned the reputation as the Sunset Capital of Texas. Located on a cliff 450 feet above Austin’s Lake Travis, the 30 thousand square foot restaurant (see our menu) and special event center houses eight event rooms and multiple dining decks overlooking the Lake, and accommodates parties from 2 to 2,500. Whatever the occasion, The OASIS provides the perfect venue with a beautiful sunset. Known as the best sunset view in Texas. Make sure you’re there at dusk and get your camera or iPhone ready when the sunset bell starts ringing. Live music on 3 stages.

Where: 6550 Comanche Trail
Phone: (512) 266-2442
Web: The Oasis on Lake Travis
Access: Road

Travis Restaurant

Lakeway Resort

Travis Restaurant provides a sophisticated yet rustic atmosphere with pristine views of Lake Travis and Texas hills. Enjoy a diverse menu of Southern comfort cuisine featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées made from fresh local ingredients. Guest favorites include the Breakfast Buffet, Extra Napkin Burger, Molasses Glazed Quail and Prime Cuts of Beef. Whether you are heading to the lake or coming back from the golf course, enjoy delicious food, an impressive marble bar, HD TVs and the casually chic atmosphere at our Travis Restaurant.

Where: 101 Lakeway Dr.
Phone: (512) 261-6600
Web: Lakeway Resort & Spa
Access: Road & Boat

Beachside Billy’s

The Beachside Billy’s offers an upscale casual restaurant specializing in hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood and a beach bar & grill with the best burgers on the lake. We have plenty of options for the kids as well, including ice cream, and much more.

Where: 16107 FM 2769
Phone: (512) 258-5110
Web: Beachside Billy’s
Access: Road & Boat

Ernie’s on the Lake

Ernie's on the Lake - Lake Travis Restaurant

Ernie’s on the Lake lakefront floating Lake Travis restaurant and bar located at Emerald Point Marina on Lake Travis. Ernie’s has access by road and by boat with a large dock to park all those who visit via watercraft on Lake Travis. Lots of indoor and outdoor dining including a live music palapa outdoor bar and dance floor. Great food and drinks with the lake’s best happy hour and the music just keep coming. Ernie’s on the Lake…..where the good times float !

Where: 5973 Hiline Rd.
Phone: (512) 266-4934
Web: Ernie’s on the Lake
Access: Road & Boat

Sundancer Grill

Sundancer Grill - Lake Travis Restaurant

The Sundancer Grill is a Lake Travis lakeside restaurant featuring a bistro dining experience with a casual lakeside atmosphere. The menu features chef crafted salads, sandwiches, steak and seafood prepared with fresh ingredients. Sundancer Grill is open for Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch.

Where: 16410 Stewart Rd.
Phone: (512) 266-2268
Web: Sundancer Grill
Access: Road & Boat

Shack 512

Shack 512, located adjacent to Sandy Creek Marina, on the shore of scenic Lake Travis.

Shack 512, located adjacent to Sandy Creek Marina, on the shore of scenic Lake Travis, offers American Southern cuisine in a relaxed, beautiful Hill Country setting. A casual, outdoor venue, Shack 512 offers spectacular panoramic views of Lake Travis and the surrounding hills. Accessible by land or by lake, we welcome boaters and have plenty public boat parking next to the Sandy Creek Yacht Club. Located in rustic Volente, Niks on the Lake is just a short, scenic drive outside of Austin.

Where: 8714 Lime Creek Rd.
Phone: (512) 547-7610
Web: Shack 512
Access: Road & Boat

Gnarly Gar

Gnarly Gar

the Gnarly Gar is an upbeat floating restaurant & bar serving casual seafood & burgers and great live music, The facility also include a ship store & fuel dock. HUGE catfish gather around the floating deck and are a tourist attraction.

Where: 8714 Lime Creek Rd.
Phone: (512) 267-1845
Web: Shack 512
Access: Road & Boat

Lucy’s on the Lake

One of Austin’s favorite homegrown restaurants, Lucy’s Fried Chicken, is now a lakeside Lake Travis restaurant. The offerings include fresh gulf oysters, an innovative take on comfort food classics, and fried chicken that’s pretty dang perfect. Scratch-made pies plus freshly-made sides and salads round out the menu while the bar offers an extensive list of imaginative craft cocktails and plenty of cold beer. Seven days a week – lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Live music too !

Where: 2900 Ranch Rd 620 N
Phone: (512) 297-2771
Web: Lucy’s on the Lake
Access: Road

Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow

Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow

Tucked deep in the heart of Lakeway and perched above the Rough Hollow Yacht club, Canyon Grille Rough Hollow offers fantastic eats paired with extraordinary views of Lake Travis, breathtaking Hill Country sunsets and plenty of live music. Don’t mistake the fine food for stuffy pretense. Come as you are to our dining room or spacious patio, choose from our wide selection of dishes, and relax as our experienced staff takes care of the rest. With an extensive wine list priced to please, dishes built to delight and divine desserts that will bring you nothing short of bliss, you truly can’t go wrong. Canyon Grille is accessible by water via the courtesy dock at Rough Hollow Marina.

Where: 103 Yacht Club Cove
Phone: (512) 261-3444
Web: Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow
Access: Road & Boat

The Lantern Bar & Grill

The Lantern Bar & Grill is Lake Travis’ newest hangout on the water! Come see us by boat or car and enjoy delicious American cuisine. Dine inside at one of our lakeview tables, enjoy the scenery by the bar, or take in the weather outside on our large deck! Bring a group for a friendly game of horseshoes or just to enjoy a cold beverage and good food.

The Lantern offers all of your favorite beer, wine, and cocktails as well as our very own original drinks! Sink your teeth into our hardwood grilled steak or have a lighter meal like our herb-crusted salmon. Our chef has more than 25 years of experience and is bringing his best to Lake Travis. We will see you at The Lantern!

Where: 513 Sleat Dr
Phone: (512) 660-5774
Web: Lantern Bar & Grill
Access: Road & Boat

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