Austin Restaurants Where You Can Pull Up in a Boat!

by CCT Office

At Boat Beautiful, our staff are not only passionate about boats and the entire central Texas lake scene, but they also relish the satisfaction of a delicious meal after working on the docks. In this blog we’re combining two of our favorite things: local restaurants and showing off a beautiful boat!

There’s an undeniable allure to pulling up to your favorite restaurant in a boat, and in Austin, where the waterways are as iconic as the city itself, this experience is elevated to a whole new level. Join us as we delve into three of Austin’s most beloved eateries where you can dock your boat and indulge in culinary delights lakeside!

  1. Hula Hut

The Hula Hut is a classic institution of Austin’s boat and restaurant culture since 1993. Nestled on the shores of Lake Austin, this Tex-Mex paradise offers a tropical island vibe and mouthwatering dishes like the famous Mango Chicken Quesadillas and signature Coconut Shrimp. Boaters and jet skiers often dock their vessels along the waterfront, soaking in the laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking views of the water and hill country by the dam. Let’s not forget about their delicious chips and salsa that you just can’t get enough of! Hula Hut perfectly embodies the fusion of Austin’s restaurant and boat culture! If you’re hitting the water in style, make sure your boat is looking flawless with Boat Beautiful.

2. Ski Shores Cafe

For over six decades, Ski Shores Cafe has been a beloved gathering spot for boaters and lake enthusiasts on Lake Austin. This family-owned restaurant exudes a charming, retro vibe that harkens back to the golden age of lakefront dining. Boaters can easily access the cafe’s dock and enjoy a menu filled with classic comfort foods and refreshing beverages. Whether you’re craving a juicy burger, a cold beer, or their famous frozen margaritas, Ski Shores Cafe promises a laid-back atmosphere and friendly hospitality that keeps guests coming back year after year.

3. Sundancer Grill

Nestled on the shores of Lake Travis, Sundancer Grill offers a perfect blend of stunning views and some of your all time favorite comfort food. Boaters can pull up to the restaurant’s dock and step ashore for some true Texas eats. From mouthwatering burgers to seafood favorites, Sundancer Grill’s menu has something for everyone. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely lunch or catching a colorful sunset over the lake, Sundancer Grill promises a dining adventure that perfectly captures the essence of lakefront dining in Austin.

Picture this: cruising up to one of these beloved lakeside restaurants in your boat or jet ski, turning heads as you dock. Make a statement on the water by getting your boat detailed ahead of time by us at Boat Beautiful. With our expert services, your boat will shine as brightly as the dining experience awaiting you onshore. Click below to schedule service!