Take dining out up a notch at one of these Austin restaurants that feature stellar views. From panoramic lake views to the Austin skyline, we’ve rounded up some of Austin’s best restaurants with a view.
Abel’s on The Lake | A prime spot to come for great food and drinks while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Austin.
3825 Lake Austin Blvd | 512.904.0570
Arlo Grey | The signature restaurant in the trendy hotel, the LINE, opened by Top Chef winner Kristen Kish offers delicious dishes and sweeping views of Lady Bird Lake.
111 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.478.2991
Azul Rooftop Lounge | As the tallest hotel rooftop bar and lounge in Austin, Azul boasts spectacular views and offers the perfect spot to lounge with an after-dinner drink.
310 E 5th St | 512.792.5622
Bob’s Steak & Chop House | Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Bob’s is an Austin steakhouse that offers the best. Be sure to dine on their luxurious rooftop to enjoy those downtown views.
301 Lavaca St | 512.222.2627
The County Line | Sitting at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, the original County Line on the Hill offers beautiful sunsets and legendary barbecue.
6500 Bee Caves Rd | 512.327.1742
El Alma | This vibrant spot offers a homespun take on the authentic flavors of Mexico, cocktail, and an excellent rooftop deck.
1025 Barton Springs Rd | 512.609.8923
Geraldine’s | Located on Rainey Street, this roof-top bar features well-curated cocktails, shareable plates, live music acts, and sweeping views of the city.
605 Davis St | 512.476.4755
Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen | A food and wine haven where neighborhood regulars and out-of-towners alike come to meet, visit, and a bite to eat in the Hill Country.
3001 RR 620 South | 512.263.2366
Hula Hut | When a mere view of the lake isn’t going to cut it, head to Hula Hut on Lake Austin and have some Mexican food and cocktails right on the water.
3825 Lake Austin Blvd | 512.476.4852
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile | A family-owned and family-operated restaurant, offering southern and rustic ranch-
3235 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.366.5808
Lucy’s Fried Chicken | Serving upscale versions of Southern staples, this lakeside locale offers great views of Lake Travis from every corner and a children’s play area.
2900 RR 620 North | 512.297.2771
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters | Beans flame-roasted on-site, plus bakery goods, frequent live music and amazing patio seating on Lake Austin – what could be better?!
The Oasis | Nestled in the Austin Hill Country overlooking Lake Travis, the Oasis has become the Sunset Capital of Texas. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while taking in the sweeping views.
6550 Comanche Trl | 512.266.2442
P6 | This former rooftop parking garage has been transformed into an intimate cocktail experience overlooking the lake, the Austin skyline and down Congress Avenue.
111 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.478.9611
Parkside | A gastro pub in Austin’s lively downtown area offers a casual venue, rooftop patio, and an unpretentious, but bold take on New American Cuisine.
Rules and Regs | Head up to the 7th floor of the Fairmont to enjoy a cocktail and some bites at Rules and Reg’s rooftop bar overlooking Austin’s cityscape.
101 Red River St | 512.717.4844
Salt Lick BBQ | Located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas, this famous barbecue awaits. Don’t forget they are cash only and BYOB!
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826 | 512.858.4959
Shoal Creek Saloon | Sitting on the bank of Austin’s infamous Shoal Creek, this Cajun watering hole offers crawfish, burgers, beer, and the perfect home for spirited football fans.
909 N Lamar Blvd | 512.474.0805
Ski Shores Cafe | The perfect spot for ordering burgers and fries while watching boaters and jet skiers out on Lake Austin from their large deck.
2905 Pearce Rd | 512.394.7511
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse | Rustic Texas limestone walls and an open-air, extended lakeside deck overlooking the water characterize this upscale chophouse.
5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd | 512.381.0800
Sway | True to the restaurant’s brand of Australian-style Thai food this Westlake restaurant will serve all the classics you know and love while you enjoy the views.
3427 Bee Caves Rd | 512.326.1999
Tillery Kitchen and Bar | This Mediterranean-influenced restaurant’s sightline includes the lush sloping landscapes and the Colorado River. The patio is perfect for lingering glasses of wine!
3201 E Cesar Chavez St | 512.524.0580
The Upside | East Austin Hotel’s rooftop bar serves up bites and cocktails with exotic spirits and ingredients from Central and South America, the Caribbean, and beyond.
1108 East Sixth St | 737.205.8888
Upstairs At Caroline | It’s all fun and games at this premier urban backyard that features draft cocktails, tacos, TVs, and bar games on their rooftop patio.
621 Congress Ave | 512.982.6766