Restaurants With A View In Austin, Texas, USA - Updated 2021

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The capital of the US state of Texas, and the fastest growing large city in the United States, Austin is a place with lots of lakes and parks, ideal for swimming, biking, hiking, and boating. Considered also ‘The Live Music Capital of the World’, Austin has a very vibrant live-music scene, mostly focused on rock, country, and blues. It is also considered a 'clean-air’ city thanks to its no-smoking policies. Among its plentiful beauties, visitors can enjoy a 3-acre swimming pool at Zilker Park, the iconic Capitol building, an exciting Museum of Art, and many more. Perhaps one of the best ways to explore and admire the surroundings of Austin is to visit any of the following amazing restaurants with a view in Austin, for both gastronomy and views.

1. County Line on the Hill

Posted by County Line on the Hill on Saturday, 29 September 2018

The County Line chain seems to be famous for its legendary barbeque, and the Hill location doesn’t differ on that. It’s actually hard to say if people prefer to come here for its incredible food or the spectacular 32 km (20-mile) views of the lovely Texas Hill Country. Or probably both. Dishes include barbeque platters, sandwiches, and tacos, from the grill, and also signature salads, such as the Garden Fresh Mixed Greens with smoked turkey breast, while they do use gluten-free items for those requesting it. Organizing a private event here during sunset will be just heavenly.

County Line on the Hill

Address: 6500 W. Bee Cave Rd. Austin, TX 78746

Website: County Line on the Hill

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9 pm, Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

2. Oasis Texas Brewing Company

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Posted by Oasis Texas Brewing Company on Sunday, 5 August 2018

Award-winning hand-crafted beers, excellent food, and stunning views of Lake Trevis are three very important reasons to visit this gorgeous taproom. Among the menu items, you will find shareable plates, like Salvadoran salsa, a crispy brussel sprout salad, numerous delicious sandwiches, vegan bowls, and a la carte sides, all prepared with locally sourced ingredients. As for the beers, there is a large variety of year-round ones as well as seasonal, all as fresh as it gets. There is also a happy hour from Tuesday to Friday from 2pm to 4pm.

Oasis Texas Brewing Company

Address: 6550 Comanche Trail #301, Austin, TX 78732

Website: Oasis Texas Brewing Company

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Tue - Sun 12 pm - 10 pm, Monday closed

3. Azul Rooftop Bar at the Westin

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Azul Rooftop on Monday, November 9, 2020

Awarded as World’s Coolest Hotel Pool by TravelAgent Central 2017, Azul Rooftop Bar sits on the 20th floor of the Westin Austin Downtown hotel and is admittedly one of the best outdoor bars in Austin. After you dine here with amazing food, it’s time to relax at the lounge by the pool, enjoying a spicy blood orange margarita or a glass of beer or wine. Fire pits are turned on after the sunset, so the place becomes pretty atmospheric, while the city views, especially on a sunset, are some of the best around here.

Azul Rooftop Bar

Address: 310 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Website: Azul Rooftop Bar at the Westin

Opening hours: Mon - Wed 12 pm - 11 pm, Thu 12 pm - 12 am, Fri - Sat 7 pm - 12 am, Sun 1 pm - 11 pm

4. Arlo Grey

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


The Line is a chain of splendid hotels, one of which is located in Austin. Arlo Grey is one of Line Hotel’s restaurants in Austin, situated in Town Lake. The fabulous lakeside restaurant is started by Top Chef 10 winner Kristen Kish, whose culinary style was developed through world traveling, French and Italian traditions, as well as a good exploration of Texas ingredients. The place is open for breakfast, weekend brunch, and dinner, while the views of Town Lake are more than striking.

Arlo Grey

Address: 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Website: Arlo Grey

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Fri 7 am - 11 am, 5 pm - 10 pm; Sat - Sun 7 am - 10 pm

5. Tillery Kitchen and Bar

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Posted by Tillery Kitchen and Bar on Sunday, 20 January 2019

Tillery Kitchen and Bar is an American restaurant, with, however, Mediterranean influences, that sits at the banks of Colorado River. For nature lovers, this might be just the right place for you, since here you will find the time to chill and disconnect from the busy center. The menu features lounge-friendly plates, such as grilled caesar salad or hummus and pita, and also tableside dishes, like coconut curry rice or rigatoni. Bring your friends, your pet or even just your laptop, and enjoy your meal under the trees overlooking the beautiful river.

Tillery Kitchen and Bar

Address: 3201 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Website: Tillery Kitchen and Bar

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 3 pm - 10 pm, Fri - Sun 11 am - 10 pm

6. Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile


This family-run restaurant is located on Colorado River, East Austin, and offers an exquisite ranch-to-table dining experience in a splendid green environment with great river views. The Jacoby family breeds their own cattle in natural ways without giving them hormones or antibiotics, while other animals, like goats, sheep, or pork are also raised by them. The menu features vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian dishes, alongside the main meat platters. During happy hours (Tuesday all night, among others!) you get burgers for 10$ each.

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile

Address: 3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Website: Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

Opening hours: Tue - Thu 5 pm - 9 pm, Fri 5 pm - 10 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm/ 5 pm - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 2 pm/ 5 pm - 9 pm, Monday closed

7. Hula Hut

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Posted by Hula Hut-Austin on Thursday, 31 January 2019

So, there is a little tropical island in the city of Austin, that’s called Hula Hut, and has one of the best views in the Austin area. This place is all about traditional Texan-Mexican cuisine, colorful lights, and a Hawaiian feeling to create a perfect island experience. Located right on the water, in Lake Austin, the place exists for 25 years and serves Mexican delicacies, but also other Polynesian dishes, like the award-winning Kawaikini stuffed avocado, or the signature veggie burger. Hula Hut is the ideal venue for events.

Hula Hut

Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Website: Hula Hut

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri 11 am - 11 pm, Sat 10:30 am - 11 pm, Sun 10:30 am - 10 pm

8. The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen – Lakeway

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Posted by The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen on Friday, 22 June 2018

At The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen, they aim to provide great food along with a fine glass of wine, that’s accessible to everyone. Be it low-budget customers, or gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian-oriented people, this restaurant caters to all your needs. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients and a large list of exceptional wine is what they do here. The premises are quite inviting, while outdoor dining is possible year-round, and offers terrific views.

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen – Lakeway

Address: 3001 RR 620 South Austin, TX 78738

Website: The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen – Lakeway

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri - Sat 11 am - 11 pm, Sun 10:30 am - 10 pm

9. Alta's Cafe

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Posted by Alta's Cafe on Friday, 22 June 2018

This modern cafe-restaurant has a clear purpose to provide good coffee, good food and wine, and good vibes to enjoy all these in a beautiful property on Lady Bird Lake. In an effort to beautify the surrounding area, Alta’s cafe created this place where they serve sustainable wine, healthy food sourced from the local farms, craft beers and exceptionally good coffee. In this laid-back environment, you will find lovely spots to enjoy your morning coffee with gorgeous lake views. Except for a variety of coffees, their menu consists of super-energetic smoothies, healthy breakfast options, and delicious sandwiches and salads.

Alta's Cafe

Address: 74 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

Website: Alta’s Cafe

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Opening hours: Mon - Sat 8 am - 7 pm, Sun 8 am - 8 pm

How about having your meal near nature?

Downtown Austin - Texas (USA)
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Meat or fish, vegan or gluten-free, you choose the restaurant that will meet your culinary needs. What is common in all of them, is certainly their fantastic views over rivers, lakes, or the Texan hills. So, if you combine nice views with eclectic food, what you get is an awesome eating experience. Think about it when you visit Austin.

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