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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Mexican Restaurant
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“Great sunset view over the lake. They have restaurants, shops, and a brewery that serves food.”
  • 197 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“At this smokehouse, what you see is what you get. The giant pit that greets you when you enter is holding succulent, fatty, and delightfully seasoned brisket. Or perhaps it’s the enormous pork chops, jalapeno sausage, or the tender ribs that are calling to you. Whatever you order, pick up a few sides to go with it: a heaping serving of spicy corn, tater-tot casserole, and the off-menu Coca Cola cake.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Gnarly Gar is a restaurant on the water, it's literally on a boat dock. They have live music on the weekends and the food is great. Highly recommend!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Very casual, good food. Pool table, TVs, family-friendly, live music often. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
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“Upscale versions of Southern staples in a lakeside locale with a covered patio & children’s area.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Beach
“Dinner, drinks, food appetizers, music, and water park. Call or check website to check hours and schedule of events *Park will be closed a few days each Summer for private parties. Please check calendar before arriving to make sure park is open to public. * YOU CAN bring your own tubes, life jackets, floaties etc to enjoy the lake and courtesy swim area *No outside alcohol, glass containers, uncooked food, pets, horseplay, or offensive behavior allowed in the water park at any time. * No age minimum for children. They have a Pirate Ship area that is wonderful for kids under 2 years of age. This area requires parent supervision. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing panoramic views of Lake Travis. Decent gourmet bar food and craft beer. Very casual place.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great restaurant on the lake & in our neighborhood. Live music on the weekends and worthwhile happy hour. Feed the fish, turtles and ducks during the daylight hours and enjoy a margarita on the lake.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Prix fixe menus inspired by honeybees in a rustic atmosphere
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“On a beautiful six-acre property backed by the Pedernales River, Apis presents a vibe of understated elegance. Chef/owner Taylor Hall is devoted to more than just fine cuisine: the property is home to dozens of beehives, and the menu is drizzled with honey as a result. Guests are buzzing about it all, from the cocktails (like the Queen’s Nectar, with prosecco, Amaro Averna, grapefruit, and honey syrup) to the desserts (like the honeycomb service).”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Clubhouse atmosphere and is just down the street- 20552 Highland Lake Dr, Lago Vista, TX 78645”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“4.5 (110) · $$$$ · Fine Dining 0.8 mi · Austin, TX Closed ⋅ Opens 4:30PM Game-forward restaurant in refurbished farmhouse surrounds with rambling light strung patio. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rumi's is a fun, laid-back bar with great live music. A favorite among locals who like to get out of their motorcycles and enjoy great Hill Country roads on the weekend. Check their website or FB page for music schedule and events. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great little hole-in-the-wall. The scenery is not the greatest but they have decent food and good drinks. We also like their breakfast tacos.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place to get a great burger. Might even see Willie here as he lives about a mile away.”
  • 12 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Fried Chicken is great! Call in advance to order it though, it takes 10-15 minutes (it's FRESH!!)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great place to go that’s walking distance and its right on the lake! They have great burgers, steaks, and seafood. Great view of the lake and marina. They even roll up all the windows on nice days! They have a great brunch Saturdays and Sundays! ”
  • 7 locals recommend