There’s only one thing better than the views in West Austin, and that’s enjoying the views while dining on a cozy patio! There are plenty of incredible restaurants that have relaxing patio vibes that are perfect for watching the sunset and engaging in good conversation.
This guide features some of our favorite patios in West Austin that combine delicious food with the beauty of nature!
You can’t go wrong with dinner and a view! The Oasis on Lake Travis is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas with multiple decks overlooking the gorgeous Lake Travis. This patio is the perfect spot for date night or a relaxing evening out with friends, especially during sunset!
Enjoy the view with nachos, salads, and other classic dishes paired with tasty margaritas for a fantastic evening.
The County Line features award-winning, slow-smoked barbecue with a gorgeous patio just off Lake Austin for guests to enjoy. Set in an old lake lodge with panoramic water views, this spot is casual, relaxing, and historic.
Plus, the food is incredible, with appetizers like Mexican deviled eggs and grilled buffalo wings, entrees like slow-smoked brisket and beef ribs, and homemade desserts like cobbler and banana pudding!
Nothing says relaxing like lots of carbs enjoyed on a cozy patio! Nik’s Italian Kitchen and Bar features incredible Italian dishes, including its Texas-sized chicken parmesan. Nik’s alfredo sauce is made with fresh heavy cream, plenty of parmesan cheese, and is not cooked until you order it, making it an absolute must try!
This spot also makes its own signature salad dressings, batters its own chicken parmesan, eggplant, and calamari, and creates its parmesan spinach dip from scratch, so you can guarantee fresh, delicious dishes while you dine out on the lovely patio.
If you’re looking for a fun spot to relax with a group of friends, Rock House Bar and Trailer Park is a great option! This trailer park features sand volleyball courts, live music, food trucks, and a bar, making it the ultimate hangout spot when the weather is nice.
With over an acre of beautifully landscaped mature oaks, Rock House Bar and Trailer Park is a must for Austinites to explore. Plus, the food trucks are some of the best in the city!
Serving Austinites since 1976, Waterloo Ice House is a long-time favorite in this city for business people, students, artists, musicians, and everyone in between! This casual neighborhood spot offers a wide variety of food options, from American to Southern favorites including salads, baked potatoes, burgers, and tacos.
Pair these with an ice cold beer and enjoy it all on the casual patio for a great time of eating, laughing, and talking!
This lively restaurant and bar features upscale Southwestern cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced, spirited Texan ingredients. Jack Allen’s Kitchen 360 has a diverse menu with hearty appetizers, a delicious selection of entrée salads, steak, and seafood specials, taco platters, luscious desserts, and signature cocktails.
Enjoy brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner on the casual patio and get a taste of why the community loves this spot so much!
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, tacos, or other Tex-Mex meal with one of the best margaritas in town and enjoy it all on the outdoor patio for an incredible meal and great conversation!
This patio is well-known across Austin for its great views and vacation vibes. Hula Hut is a Tex-Mex meets Caribbean restaurant with tacos, fajitas, and luau platters that’ll make you feel like you’re on a mini-vacation!
Enjoy a tropical cocktail while watching beautiful sunsets on Lake Austin under a thatched-roof pier for an unforgettable dining experience on one of the best patios in West Austin.
More Patios Around Austin
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