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.
Take the challenge. Fire up your boat and do the Lake Travis On the Water Pub / Restaurant Crawl.
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.
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.
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.
Ernie’s Dockside, a lakefront floating Lake Travis restaurant and bar, is located at Emerald Point Marina on Lake Travis. Ernies has access by road and by boat with a large dock to park all patrons who visit via watercraft. Lots of indoor and outdoor dining including a live music palapa, outdoor bar and dance floor. Great food and drinks with a great happy hour and the music just keep coming.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
The Lighthouse on the Lake
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.