Located just 45 minutes west of Austin, Lago Vista, settled in the Texas Hill Country, brings a small-town feel, while still offering entertainment and modern conveniences. Don’t let this charming lake town fool you though – when it comes to food it packs the punches of its neighboring big city. From coffee shops to food trucks, here is a round-up of six not-to-be-missed restaurants in Lago Vista.
Settled just beyond the shore of Lake Travis, the Grille at Highland Lakes offers inspirational views and impeccable food. Whether dining on their spacious covered patio or enjoying your meal indoors while looking out through floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can indulge in classic American fare. Their brisket quesadillas sauteed in poblano peppers and onions with pickled peppers offer a medley of colorful flavors. Come for weekend brunch and get in touch with your southern roots when you order chicken & waffles. For an extra dose of fun, attend their weekly events including drive-in movie nights, poker, bingo, live music, and karaoke.
2. Casa Mexico
Any Texas restaurant “best of” list would be incomplete without including an authentic Texmex option. Try Casa Mexico, a food truck well known for its affordable prices, generous portions, and impeccable homemade salsas. Guests rave about their fresh ingredients and flavorful combinations. Check their Facebook page for their daily specials and keep a watch out; while they are currently operating out of a food truck, it looks like a storefront location is comin
If you are looking for the best burger in Lago Vista, look no further than Copperhead Grille. With a year-round open patio, Copperhead offers a family-friendly environment and a menu that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Happy hour is Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 8 PM and cold beers are known for being served with a friendly smile. This place even earns bonus points for allowing dogs.
A family-owned restaurant, serving classic Italian cuisine, Broc’s Italian Market is a must-try. Come with friends and share perfectly cooked lasagna, spinach ravioli, or homemade meatballs. Enjoy a romantic dinner and a show with your significant other when you come on one of the multiple nights of the week a jazz vocalist performs. Finish off your meal with a generous helping of creamy gelato. Broc’s even offers gluten-free options.
Don’t let the humble interior and fact that J&J Barbeque & Burgers is located inside of a gas station fool you. This local favorite boasts of a laid-back attitude and pit-smoked brisket, sausage, chicken, and ribs. Don’t sleep on trying their barbecue nachos or fried chicken, both beloved by their patrons. Open at 7:30 AM Monday thru Saturday and serving breakfast all day, this is the best place in the area to get great breakfast tacos. Offering walk-up service and limited indoor seating, patrons can enjoy their meal on the patio while soaking up the Texas sun.
6. Lago Bistro
For the best cup of joe the Hill Country has to offer, head to Lago Bistro, a Lago Vista hidden gem, serving coffee, drinks, and breakfast all day. Offering a wide array of hot and cold drinks brewed with locally roasted beans, Lago Bistro also has many hot and cold sandwiches to chose from. Crowd pleasers include the chicken salad croissant sandwich and the vegan-friendly Hum-Nom-Nom sandwich. Right now they serve drinks, breakfast, and lunch every day from 8 AM – 7 PM, but a dinner menu is coming soon.
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