Austin’s Lake Travis is the most visited freshwater lake in the state of Texas. It’s a mecca for water sports, lakeside dining and live music. Check out our best Lake Travis lakeside restaurants. All have great lake views, most are accessible by boat.

Take the challenge. Fire up your boat and do the Lake Travis On the Water Pub / Restaurant Crawl.

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

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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

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Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Emerald Point Bar and Grill - Lakefront Lake Travis Restaurant and Bar
Emerald Point Bar and Grill – Lakefront Lake Travis Restaurant and Bar

Emerald Point Bar & Grill is a full service lakefront Lake Travis restaurant, bar and event venue. The venue is conveniently located on Lake Travis’ south shore at Emerald Point Marina.

EPBG is accessible by boat (with it’s own customer dock) as well as car. Enjoy cold drinks and great food lakeside overlooking beautiful Lake Travis.

The venue has a palapa and an outdoor stage which will host regular live music from Austin’s best local bands and touring acts as well.

Where: 5973 Hiline Rd
Phone: (512) 913-3289
Web: Emerald Point Bar & GRill
Access: Road

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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

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Gnarly Gar

The Gnarly Gar - Lake Travis Floating Restaurant
The Gnarly Gar – Lake Travis Floating Restaurant

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: Gnarly Gar
Access: Road & Boat

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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

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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 Marina. Located in rustic Volente, Shack 512 is just a short, scenic drive outside of Austin.

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

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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

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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

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The Lighthouse on the Lake

The Lighthouse on the Lake in Briarcliff, TX.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge is a full-service Lake Travis waterfront restaurant serving classic American food with a warm and cozy feel and a relaxing atmosphere. Clean and sophisticated, kid-friendly with a relaxing coffee spot and occasional live music all in a stunning waterfront location. Come see us by car or boat via Braircliff Marina.

Where: 513 Sleat Drive
Phone: (512) 284-9407
Web: Oasis Texas Brewing Company
Access: Road & Boat

Oasis Texas Brewing Co.

Oasis Texas Brewing Co - Lakeside Lake Travis Craft Brewery

Oasis Texas Brewing Co, a Lake Travis Craft Brewery produces iconic, rustic session beers overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. The brewery and restaurant sits lakeside 400 feet above Lake Travis with the best sunset views in Texas. Craft beer, great food and live music.

Where: 6650 Comanche Trail
Phone: (512) 213-1313
Web: Lighthouse on the Lake
Access: Road

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  1. Renee

    My son is turning 13 and would like to know any restaurants on the Lakes that are kids friendly for August 2

    1. Will Taylor
      Will Taylor Listing Owner

      Renee – We can’t think of a single restaurant on this page that is not kid friendly. Lake Travis is very kid friendly.

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