Located just outside of Austin, the Hill Country is a popular destination – and not just because of its wineries and incredible sunset views. There are plenty of incredible landscapes within and near the city limits. Parked with numerous restaurants guaranteeing different culinary experiences, Texas Hill Country is made of charm – and is worth visiting. When dining in Texas Country, one can attest that the food and service quality in these restaurants are fantastic. Mostly rooted in Southern delicacies with strong Mexican and German influences, these are the best restaurant in the Texas Hill Country to try when you visit.

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8 Milagro’s Hill Country Tex-Mex

Located in Wimberly, Milagro’s Hill Country Tex-Mex was founded in 2009 by a couple; Scott and Mary Sprague who moved from Dallas to Wimberly. Having more than 35 years of combined experience, this couple opened an amazing restaurant that is more than just the delicious food they serve. The menu is extensive with a perfect twist of traditional Tex-Mex dishes prepared by knowledgeable chefs. SW Chicken Caesar salad, salsa, queso, and chips are examples of impeccable foods at Milagro’s. The restaurant is pet-friendly and festive – making it a perfect dining place to kickstart a family vacation. The place even has a large beautiful playground for children.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 8;30 pm Sundays to Thursdays, and 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Address: 9595 Ranch Rd 12, Wimberley, Texas 78676, United States.

7 Gruene River Grill

Gruene River Grill, located in New Braunfels, is interesting, and would catch anyone’s eye – thanks to the inviting sign mounted just outside the building. The food eatery features beautiful design and decorations with spacious parlor rooms to make a vacation memorable. Foodwise, this restaurant serves almost everything, and visitors can enjoy numerous appetizers, desserts, and entrees. Chicken Guadalupe, southwest meatloaf, Gruene Chicken Enchiladas, and smoked pork tenderloin are the most served dishes. The restaurant features a bar offering frozen margaritas, wine, and premium liquors.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sundays to Thursdays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Address: 1259 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX

6 The Leaning Pear

Owned by Rachael and Matthew Buchanan, graduates of Texas A&M University and native to Texas, the Leaning Pear is a perfect destination for delicious food. These two stayed to explore different tastes and techniques of Italian dishes in Perugia, Italy – and came back to the U.S. in New York, where Matthew studied for a degree in Culinary Arts. They then went to Texas Hill Country, Wimberly, and decided to pursue their long-term dream; establishing a restaurant focusing on fresh, seasonal, and local delicacies. Some of the common foods they serve include wood-fired pizza, crab cakes, chicken and grits, and the Hill Country Cobb Salad.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Sundays
  • Address: 111 River Road #110 Wimberley, Texas 78676

5 Silver Creek Beer Garden

Situated in Fredericksburg, Silver Creek Beer Garden has numerous options when it comes to cocktails, appetizers, and beers. In fact, it is Hill Country's best beer variety that travelers can choose from. Founded by Robert Striegler in 1908, Silver Creek Beer Garden is the most impressive spot to dine while enjoying the cool live local music. The restaurant features an upgraded bar and guarantees incredible main street views. Visitors can always order from the menu that offers numerous options – from the local meals and fresh fish to German traditional fare. The friendly staff welcomes all travelers, regardless of what brings them to the restaurant.

  • Opening hours: Mondays 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Wednesdays to Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 am – 2:00 am, Sundays 11:00 am – 12:00 am.
  • Address: Fredericksburg, TX 78624

4 Ivar’s River Pub

Mounted along the stunning San Marcos River, Ivar’s River Pub was founded in 1996 by Ivar Gunnarson. The pub closed down for renovations in 2012 after 17 years of great service to the locals and travelers. With plenty of spectacular views for enjoyable dining, Ivar's River Pub is truly a fabulous place to eat when visiting the Texas Hill Country. Travelers can go snorkeling and enjoy the breathtaking views of the underwaters at any time of the year. Other activities doable on this beautiful rive include paddling, kayaking, floating, and of course, eating some delicious meals from the restaurant.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm throughout the week

3 Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantina

Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantina is a beautiful restaurant serving various dishes, including the traditional Chili Con Queso, Chicken Burrito, and Chicken Quesadilla. Its architectural design - which is over 1500 years old, was derived from a mixture of Persian, Mexican, and Spanish traditions. Nestled in San Antonio, Mamacita’s has an extensive menu that includes steaks and seafood such as New York strip steak, rib-eye, Pasion Del Mar, and Fried Shrimp. The menu also offers beef or chicken flavors of Sopa Y Ensalada and Taco Salad. And travelers should never miss out on hamburgers served with tomatoes, pickles and onions, lettuce, with French fries.

  • Address: 8030 W Interstate 10 San Antonio, TX, 78230-3811 United States

2 Lucky’s Sports Bar & Grill

Lucky’s Sports Bar & Grill, the Canyon Lake’s sports center offers the most amazing experience as travelers get to watch their favorite sports while enjoying delicious food and the company of good people. Grab a cold drink from the restaurant's full bar and have a seat at the lake view patio deck. Now, it is that beautiful moment when one takes in the incredible views this place offers along with a variety of Texas cuisine.

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  • Opening hours: every day 11:30 am – 12:00 am
  • Address: 18100 Farm to Market 306 Canyon Lake, Texas 78133

1 On The Rocks Food and Spirits

Located in Cottonwood Shores, On the Rocks, Food and Spirits offers a wide selection of beers, premium cocktails, and foods. The dishes are lovely and include Queso, Chips, Fish, Wings, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, and Salsa – prepared by knowledgeable chefs. The taste of dishes served in this restaurant is heavenly, and travelers can even enjoy the experience of the live music entertaining them as they enjoy their meals.