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With Lady Bird Lake running right through our great city, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy the natural surroundings. The Texas heat provides the perfect opportunity to grab a bite and a drink all while enjoying the view. Check out some of the best waterfront dining spots in Austin!

Waterfront Dining Spots In Austin

See why this tropical oasis is one of our favorite waterfront dining spots. Hula Hut offers an assortment of plates like classic burgers, salads, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, and various Hawaiian dishes. Explore classic Hawaiian and Polynesian dishes like Luau dinners and Pu Pu platters as well!

MON-THURS | 11AM-10PM

FRI | 11AM-11PM

SAT | 10:30AM-11PM

SUN | 10:30AM-10PM

📍3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703

Mozarts Waterfront Best Waterfront Dining Spots To Enjoy The Views 2022

Looking for some peaceful r&r by the waterfront? Check out Mozart’s Coffee for your next coffee session. Famous for their holiday lights on the waterfront, Mozart’s Coffee offers all your favorite classic espresso beverages, baked goods, and seasonal smoothies. See for yourself why Mozart’s one of the best waterfront dining spots in Austin.

MON-SUN | 7AM-12AM

📍3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703

Waterfront Dining Spots In Austin

3. Abel’s on the Lake

Enjoy classy waterfront dining when you go to Abel’s on the Lake. Try tons of local Texas brews and upscale American food with a Texas twist. Enjoy juicy burgers, savory sandwiches, and an assortment of different platters all on the serene waterfront of Lake Austin.

MON-THURS | 11AM-10PM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-11PM

SUN | 10AM-10PM

📍3825 Lake Austin Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703

Waterfront Spots In Austin

4. Oasis Brewing

Feast your eyes on one of the best waterfront views in all of Austin. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country just 45 minutes out of Austin’s metro area, Oasis Brewing is a great place for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy local brews, a bunch of Tex-Mex food all with an outstanding view.

WED-SUN | 12PM-9PM

📍6650 Comanche Trail Suite #301

Austin, TX 78732

Waterfront Spots In Austin

5. Alta’s Café

For a chill afternoon complete with waterfront scenery in a natural landscape, head to Alta’s Café overlooking Lady Bird Lake. This modern café offers farm-to-table sandwiches, salads, and an assortment of coffeehouse staples. Enjoy your morning coffee, your next lunch, or happy hour at one of the best waterfront dining spots.

MON-THURS | 10AM-5:30PM

FRI-SUN | 8AM-7PM

📍74 Trinity St.

Austin, TX 78701

Waterfront Spots In Austin

6. Cidercade

With over 150+ classic arcade games to choose from you might even forget you’re on the waterfront at all! Something about a refreshing cider and gaming is just the perfect marriage. Cidercade’s space is chalked full of all your favorite games, immersive experiences, and so many lip-smacking ciders to choose from.

SUN-THURS | 10AM-12AM

FRI-SAT | 10AM-1AM

📍600 E. Riverside Dr.

Austin, TX 78704

 

Waterfront Spots In Austin

7. Shack 512

As one of the best waterfront dining spots in town, Shack 512 is known for its gorgeous views of Lake Travis. Shack 512 offers your favorite pub food with elevated flavors to go with that gorgeous view. Enjoy the on their expansive patio space and enjoy an amazing burger, classic breakfast meals, and comforting appetizers.

Closed until spring, see website for more information.

MON-THURS | 4PM-9PM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-10PM

SUN | 11AM-9PM

📍8714 Lime Creek Rd

Austin, TX 78641

Waterfront Spots In Austin

8. Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Located on the tip of Hudson Bend, Emerald Point Bar & Grill offers panoramic views of Lake Travis’s winding waterway in the beautiful Austin outskirts. Enjoy your favorite seafood fare, American comfort food, and cocktails all in the beautiful landscape of the waterfront. One of the best waterfront dining spots, Emerald Point & Grill should be your next destination.

MON-THURS | 11AM-10PM

FRI-SAT | 11AM-12AM

SUN | 11AM-10PM

📍5973 Hiline Rd

Austin, TX 78730

Steiner Ranch Best Waterfront Dining Spots To Enjoy The Views 2022

9. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

Try delectable appetizers and upscale American cuisine when you visit Steiner Ranch Steakhouse. Enjoy wonderful chophouse style food all with beautiful views of Lake Travis and the surrounding natural landscape. Located just outside of Austin’s metropolitan area, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse is one of best waterfront dining spots.

MON-THURS | 4PM-10PM

FRI-SAT | 4PM-11PM

SUN | 10AM-10PM

📍5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd.

Austin, TX 78732

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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