Austin Restaurants With a View: 8 Great Places to Eat Outdoors

Austin, TX offers a plethora of food options – all great in their own rights. But this list has two qualifiers to make the cut: 1. They must have outdoor seating and 2. They must offer great views. Here’s our quick roundup of Austin restaurants with a view…

Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile

 Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile in Austin, TX
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Tucked away on the East side of Austin on the Colorado River, with a beautiful view from an outdoor patio and a stunning Private Dining Room, Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile offers an exquisite, unique, and comfortable atmosphere for charming events and unforgettable weddings, both large and small, all guided by exceptional customer service and genuine southern hospitality.

3235 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 |

The Oasis On Lake Travis

The Oasis On Lake Travis in Austin, TX
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The Oasis started off as just an idea. Beau Theriot, the owner of The Oasis, has always been a visionary, but never imagined what his idea would blossom into. Thirty-eight years later, The Oasis has become a well-known jewel nestled in the Austin Hill Country. Best known as “The Sunset Capital of Texas” because most days, hundreds of guests from all over the world come to see the breathtaking views.

6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732 |

The County Line on the Hill

The County Line on the Hill in Austin, TX
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Located in an historic old “Speak-easy,” the County Line on the Hill offers an incredible 20 mile view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Sunsets are spectacular! Along with their legendary bar-b-q they also offer a full line of grilled goodies including: Fish, Chicken and Steaks.

6500 W. Bee Cave Rd. Austin, TX 78746 |

Hula Hut

The Hula Hut in Austin, TX
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The Hula Hut offers bamboo walls, plenty of shade and thousands of colored lights! All set right on the water so you can enjoy a true island experience. “Come for the traditional Tex-Mex with a Hawaiian twist, stay for an experience you won’t forget.”

3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 |


Geraldine's in Austin, TX
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Begin with an elevator ride to the fourth floor—that’s when the Geraldine’s buzz starts to kick in. Strains of music waft from the dining room through the bar and out onto the pool deck. The vibe is contagious: it’s brushed brass and broken-in leather; the twang and fuzz of an amped-up guitar; two fingers of American whiskey. Southern-inspired fare filtered through a distinctly modern lens: Geraldine’s is Austin on a plate and in a glass.

605 Davis St, Austin, TX 78701 |

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen – Lakeway

The Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen - Lakeway in Austin, TX
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Thin-crust pizza & New American eats accompany the wine list at this relaxed hangout with a patio.

3001 Ranch Rd 620 S, Austin, TX 78738 |

Lucy’s Fried Chicken On the Lake

Lucy's Fried Chicken on the Lake in Austin, TX
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Upscale versions of Southern staples in a lakeside locale with a covered patio & children’s area.

2900 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78734 |

Sway (West Lake Hills)

Sway West Lake Hills Austin, TX
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Located in the heart of West Lake Hills, Sway’s third location features communal dining, a garden courtyard, an open kitchen, and bar + lounge. Additionally, Sway West Lake Hills showcases a covered rooftop bar with sweeping views of downtown Austin. The menu offerings include Sway’s signature modern Thai dishes as well as a full bar program with specialty cocktails.

3437 Bee Caves Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746 |

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