Everyone knows I’m a dessertie, but occasionally I have to eat other food too. Here are some of my favorite outdoor restaurants around Austin. I love everything about eating al fresco, the picnic tables, sunsets, twinkly lights and these places have all of the above!
1. Salt Lick BBQ (18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX )
My favorite BBQ place in all the land! It’s old-school, meaning cash only and a simple menu. Be prepared to wait two hours if you go on the weekend. There is plenty to do while you wait though they have an outdoor bar and a live band most nights.
2. Lucy’s (2900 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX)
Perfect view of Lake Travis and some of the best friend chicken I have ever tasted. Such a cool vibe and amazing summer sunsets as you can see below!
3. Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza (13187 Fitzhugh Rd Austin, TX)
Literally a barn converted into a pizza place and brewery. Eating brick oven pizza on a farm what’s better than that?! There are so many cute picture spots here and the pizza was great too.
4. Oasis (6550 Comanche Trail Austin, TX)
Mediocre Mexican food, but another spot with a great view of Lake Travis. The Oasis is not accessible by boat, it’s almost like a small town with shops and other restaurants around.
5. Angel’s Icehouse (21815 State Highway 71 W Spicewood, TX)
I was in a food coma after the brownie sundae and queso. Their story is pretty cool as well, definitely a spot worth checking out.
Voodoo Donuts has a location in Austin right on 6th Street! The line is insane, but it’s a must-see place for the decor and the sweets. The doughnuts are so soft and fluffy. Worth the wait because these babies will melt in your mouth and they have the coolest flavors!