After a day exploring Austin or playing on the lake, nothing beats a great food and drink stop, by road or boat, at one of the Best Lake Austin Waterfront Restaurants.

Abel’s on the Lake

Abel's on the Lake - Cobaltski
Lakeside dining at Abel’s on the Lake. – Photo: Cobaltski

Abel’s on the Lake is a prime spot to enjoy a drink with your friends. With spectacular views of Lake Austin, the fare includes great food, mixed drinks and a selection of over sixty beers on tap, including seventeen local brews. To put it simply, they serve American food with a Texas Drawl. Nothing is better than a beautiful day on the water! Stop by to enjoy a beautiful view of the lake while eating some fantastic food. Abel’s on the Lake has breathtaking views, full bar, friendly staff, amazing food and gorgeous sunsets. A huge double deck on Lake Austin make this the perfect place for your event. Let us take care of the rest!

Where: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Phone: (512) 904-0570
Web: abels.com
Access: Road & Water

After a day exploring Austin or playing on the lake, nothing beats a great food and drink stop, by road or boat, at one of the Best Lake Austin Waterfront Restaurants.

County Line on the Lake

County Line on the Lake, Austin, Texas
Lakeside dining at County Line on Lake Austin.

Set in an old lake lodge, the County Line on the Lake is right on Bull Creek just off Lake Austin, and has been well known for years as THE place in Austin to take out-of-town guests. Enjoy a cold beer or margarita on the large redwood deck over-looking the water.

Where: 5204 Ranch Rd 2222
Phone: (512) 346-3664
Web: countyline.com
Access: Road & Water

Hula Hut

Hula Hut - Lakeside Bar & Restaurant on Lake Austin
Vibrant colors, great food & drinks at Hula Hut, lakeside on Lake Austin.

This is traditional Tex-Mex with a Polynesian twist that all culminates into the Finest “Mexonisian” cuisines. The Hula Hut Austin is decked out with tiki torches, bamboo walls, grass-thatched bars and thousands of colored lights. Music from traditional Hawaiian to surf rock floats out over the water. And if there happens to be a wait for dinner just head out to the Palapa bar for one of our specialty drinks and watch as the sun sets over the shores of the Lake Austin…. and relax, in Austin it’s always island time at the HULA HUT!

Where: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Phone: (512) 476-4852
Web: hulahut.com
Access: Road & Water

Motzart’s Coffee Roasters

Motzart's Coffee Roasters on Lake Austin
On the deck, lakeside at Motzart’s Coffee Roasters on Lake Austin

Mozart’s has a European-style atmosphere with extraordinary lake views. The perfect destination to entertain your out-of-town guests, hold a business meeting or just people watch, perhaps sitting at our popular outdoor patio. Not only does Mozart’s have great coffee and world-class views, but they take pride in their selection of sweet and savory snacks, sweet creams and gelatos, cookies, cakes and cheesecakes. They pair beautifully with our coffees and round out the experience. Wireless internet is complimentary. Since 1993 Motzart’s have roasted their own coffee and prepared their own baked goods, providing a peaceful refuge, a romantic date spot and a productive workspace for our diverse customer base.

Where: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Phone: (512) 477-2900
Web: mozartscoffee.com
Access: Road & Water

Ski Shores Cafe

Ski Shores Cafe on Lake Austin
Laid back food & drinks at Ski Shores Café on Lake Austin.

Ski Shores Café is classic Austin. Laid back waterfront eats since 1954. Burgers, wings, chicken baskets, fries and beers. If your enjoying some early morning glass on Lake Austin, stop Ski Shores for some great breakfast tacos. Burgers, appetizers & full bar. Saturday & Sunday breakfast menu served 8am – 11:30am!

Where: 2905 Pearce Road
Phone: (512) 394-7511
Web: skishoresaustin.com
Access: Road & Water

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