Lake Travis in Texas.

6 Best Restaurants on Lake Travis to Get to By Boat

Written by Boatsetter Team
April 22, 2022

Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Lake Travis is a reservoir located in central Texas on the Colorado River. The reservoir’s winding course offers boaters a fun and exciting place to spend the day on the water.

Lake Travis is a popular destination for water sports, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, camping, zip-lining, and picnicking—be sure to read our complete Lake Travis boating guide, Boating on Lake Travis: Everything You Need to Know. The Lake is one of the clearest lakes in Texas, offering fabulous views when taking a break to enjoy a meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants in the area.

Below are six popular waterfront restaurants on Lake Travis, accessible by boat:

  1. Beachside Billy’s
  2. Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow
  3. Sundancer Grill
  4. The Lighthouse on the Lake
  5. Vincent’s on the Lake
  6. Shack 512

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1. Beachside Billy’s

Beachside Billy's, Lake Travis, Texas.

Beachside Billy’s is an upscale casual restaurant serving mouthwatering hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood. This beach bar and grill also have the best burgers on Lake Travis. Many boaters stop at Beachside Billy’s for great food and drinks while spending time with family and friends.

Menu items are also available to go via curbside and dockside delivery. Don’t forget to stop by the water park on-site, where you can enjoy fun splashing around before or after a fantastic meal.

The menu at Beachside Billy’s includes options for kids, desserts, entrees, sides, soups, salads, appetizers, and more. Popular menu items include:

  • Bacon-wrapped shrimp
  • The Beachcomber Burger
  • Linda’s Patty Melt
  • Walt’s BLT

Other popular menu items include country-style chicken, classic pizza options, and grilled chicken mac and cheese.

2. Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow

Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow, Lake Travis, Texas.

Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow is a waterfront dining experience on Lake Travis, where boaters can enjoy fantastic eats with extraordinary views of the Lake. This exquisite location offers beautiful views of the sunset and live music. Stop by this lakeside restaurant and grab a chair inside or a table on the spacious patio, where you can enjoy unique dishes and decadent desserts.

The menus at Canyon Grille at Rough Hollow include appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées, desserts, and more. Popular menu items include:

  • Shishito Peppers
  • Chicken Taco Salad
  • Kobe Burger
  • Chipotle Shrimp Taco
  • Scottish Salmon

3. Sundancer Grill

Sundancer Grill, Lake Travis, Texas.

The Sundancer Grill is a lakeside restaurant on the shores of Lake Travis, offering a bistro dining experience in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus full of chef-crafted salads, sandwiches, seafood, and steak. Popular menu items include:

  • Fried Pickles
  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • Southwest Chicken Nachos
  • Crab Hush Puppy Caesar Salad
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sandwich

Complimentary boat docking is available at the dock on the backside of Sail & Ski Yacht Club.

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4. The Lighthouse on the Lake

The Lighthouse on the Lake, Lake Travis, Texas.

The Lighthouse on the Lake is a full-service waterfront restaurant on Lake Travis serving classic American cuisine in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. This restaurant is kid-friendly, offering the perfect place to take a break from boating and enjoy live music, great company, and fantastic food. The restaurant’s seven boat dock is located at mile marker 25, above Briarcliff marina.

Menus at The Lighthouse on the Lake include various items, such as queso, margaritas, appetizers, chicken, burgers, seafood, and decadent desserts. Popular menu items include:

  • Southwest Egg Rolls
  • Steak Salad
  • Guacamole Explosion Burger
  • Catfish Po’boy
  • Pulled Pork Bolognese

5. Vincent’s on the Lake

Vincent's on the Lake, Lake Travis, Texas.

Dock your boat and enjoy live music, a full bar, and delicious menu options at Vincent’s on the Lake. This waterfront dining establishment offers primo service and fantastic food options, including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées, desserts, etc.

Popular menu items at Vincent’s on the Lake include:

  • Lake Travis Dhrimp Paddles
  • Vincent’s Homemade Lasagna
  • Fried Catfish Sandwich
  • Beef Fajitas

Also, don’t forget to save room and order Vincent’s famous mud pie for dessert.

6. Shack 512

Shack 512, Lake Travis, Texas.

Shack 512 is a local favorite serving casual pub-style menu items prepared southern American style. Menu items are flavorful, including lots of zest, spice, and taste. The friendly service and warm atmosphere will have you coming back every time you are boating on Lake Travis. Make sure to kick back and relax while enjoying the colorful sunsets and breathtaking water views from the restaurant.

The menus at Shack 512 include a mix of mouthwatering items, including appetizers, soups, salad, entrées, sandwiches, seafood, beet, desserts, and more. Popular menu items include:

  • Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Shrimp Bobbers
  • Eggs benedict Texas-style
  • Chicken and Waffles
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Hippie Hollow Burger
  • Lakeside S’mores.

If you are looking to enjoy the day on the waters of Lake Travis, Boatsetter has you covered! We offer boat rentals, guided tours, captain services, and fishing excursions. We are dedicated to helping ensure your next boating adventure is one to remember.

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