Top Patios for Dining in the Lake Travis Area

One of the best parts about living in the Lake Travis area is the ability to enjoy being outdoors and the beautiful weather. Many people find themselves drawn to the area for the beautiful views, sunshine, and the activity on the water.

Another great perk, for those that want to sit back and relax, are all of the great patios to enjoy a cold beverage and a great meal. With the weather looking up and the local restaurants gearing up for busy crowds this spring, it’s time to start planning where you’ll end up for a great patio experience in Lake Travis. Check out these top patio choices to enjoy a cold margarita in the beautiful Hill Country.

Verdes Mexican Parrilla – 16018 Hamilton Pool Road, Austin

Check out Verdes Mexican Parrilla if you’re ready for a dreamy day outdoors where you don’t have to worry about the kids. This outdoor patio can be found off Hamilton Pool Road offering a home away from home type of experience. It’s a huge patio featuring an area for you to drink and another area for the kids to play touch football or toss a ball. You may want to even join the kids for some outdoor fun or you can relax with a cocktail and perusing the menu. This popular spot is hard to get a seat at during the warm weather months so be sure to plan ahead.

Lucy’s Fried Chicken – 2900 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin

Previously the Iguana Grill, the current Lucy’s Fried Chicken opened up in the fall of 2015 to feature local food classics and creative cocktails. Open up a cold beer and stop in for fresh gulf oysters, weekend brunch, or a fresh salad for lunch where you’ll sit lakeside hearing live local music. It’s the perfect way to spend your weekend.

Angel’s Icehouse – 21815 State Highway 71 West, Spicewood

If you head down Serene Hill Drive, you’ll have an easy drive down 71 to reach Angel’s Icehouse, a laidback spot to grab a cold beer on the patio. This quirky restaurant has an indoor bar and dining area that opens up to a patio, making it perfect for unpredictable weather.

While you’re drinking a cold beverage at a brightly colored picnic table, your kids can play in the fun playground while live music plays on the stage. It’s the perfect place to go for a patio experience with the kids and you’ll be sure to enjoy the humor behind Angel’s with a funny sign near the playground and a menu for your pets.

Grille at Rough Hollow – 103 Yacht Club Cove, Lakeway

Check out the Grille at Rough Hollow for your next patio visit. There is complimentary valet for lunch and dinner at this Rough Hollow Yacht club favorite spot. You’ll love look at Lake Travis while you sit on the comfy patio enjoying breathtaking views and awesome live music. It’s tucked away in Lakeway but well worth the drive. Check out the romantic dining room, beautiful patio and gorgeous pavilion while you check out the extensive wine list and food menu.

Don’t forget to try Steiner Ranch Steakhouse and The Oasis, two more hard-to-beat spots for a patio experience. Gear up for beautiful weather this spring by heading out to these patios on Lake Travis.  

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