Even though Bee Cave is a bit of a drive from Downtown Austin, the area is beautiful and there are plenty of hidden gems worth exploring! If you’re headed toward the Hill Country or are looking to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, we recommend exploring this quaint area and all of the delicious food it has to offer.
This guide features the best restaurants in Bee Cave that are definitely worth the drive. No matter what your craving is, there are plenty of great options for you!
What started in 1975 as a little restaurant in Huntsville has grown to be a beloved Austin spot for authentic Italian cuisine. Mandola’s Italian is a family-owned restaurant, market, and bakery serving delicious homemade recipes with warm Italian hospitality!
Enjoy fresh daily prepared ingredients and homemade sauces that pair perfectly to create incredible twists on Italian classics.
Get the feeling of being in a tropical paradise at Café Blue, one of Austin’s favorite classic seafood restaurants and oyster bars. Featuring fresh seafood, classic seafood entrees, steaks, and special creations, it’s no wonder why Café Blue has an award-winning menu, including Chef Ben’s famous clam chowder.
Finish off your meal with Fresh Squeezed Key Lime Pie made from scratch while enjoying the eclectic, ocean-themed setting complete with aquatic blue lighting!
Burgers and fries never disappoint when you can’t decide where to eat, and All Star Burger has some of the best in Bee Cave! This American restaurant supports local farms and vendors, utilizing the freshest, healthiest ingredients possible to make mouthwatering burgers.
Be sure to save room for dessert, though, because All Star Burger has incredible hand-dipped Creamery Shakes to finish off the perfect meal!
For delicious Tex-Mex favorites, check out Maudie’s, a long-running local chain and Austin favorite. This spot features all your favorite Tex-Mex dishes with natural proteins and pasture-raised, local, farm-fresh eggs.
Pair your fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, and tacos with one of the best margaritas in town for an all-around incredible meal!
Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen offers New American fare in a casual environment that appeals to both neighborhood regulars and out-of-towners. There are options for everyone, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.
Plus, The Grove has thousands of wines for every palate and budget that will excite and inspire you, so stop in with friends or solo to one of the best restaurants in Bee Cave!
Nothing says Texas like barbecue! Schmidt Family Barbecue relies on cooking methods passed down for generations and choice cuts of meats to offer Austinites incredible smoked turkey, chicken, sausage, pulled pork, spare ribs, and sides like beans, potato salad, green beans, and macaroni and cheese.
With over 75 years of family traditions, Schmidt Family Barbecue has perfected its recipes and is definitely worth the visit!
This beloved Thai restaurant has offered traditional, family-style Thai dishes for over 20 years! Madam Mam’s Thai Cuisine offers divine and very affordable, traditional dishes with the freshest, finest, and most authentic ingredients.
Try the Tom Kha, coconut soup with chicken, the Thai Beef Salad, or the Pad Cha Catfish. No matter what you order, you’ll quickly become a fan of Madam Mam’s!
More Long Drive-Worthy Spots
We’re confident your drive will be well worth it if you try out one (or more) of these fantastic restaurants in Bee Cave! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok and tag us in your photos @StuffToDoInAustin to let us know which spot you chose and what you ordered.
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