The Hill Country Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Hill Country - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. August E's

    $$$ | American

    Having been relocated to the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, August E's new home on San Antonio Street features a sleek Zen-like atmosphere...Read More

  • 2. High's Cafe

    $ | American

    This country-chic small town café once only had enough room for about 10 people to stand and order at the counter. Today it's expanded into...Read More

  • 3. Hudson's on the Bend

    $$$$ | American

    Chase the sun west from Austin to where an unforgettable experience awaits in this refined little ranch house. This is the place for expertly...Read More

  • 4. Huisache Grille

    $ | American

    Hidden near the train tracks off San Antonio Street, the Huisache (pronounced wee-satch) is a must-stop. Consistently delivering fantastic soups...Read More

  • 5. 814: A Texas Bistro

    $$$ | American

    Colorful, quilt-draped walls and a cool ceiling-fanned patio make this a comfortable spot no matter the weather. The menu changes with the season...Read More

  • 6. Acme Café

    $ | American

    If you want to go where the locals go, head over to the town square for lunch at the Acme. The average fare here is just about anything you...Read More

  • 7. Alamo Springs Cafe

    $ | American

    You can dig into one of the best burgers in the region here. The more adventuresome eaters order theirs with the jalepeño-cheese bun—it's really...Read More

  • 8. Bear Moon Bakery

    $ | American

    On weekends you may find a line out the door at this town favorite serving up an extensive breakfast buffet with eggs, fruit, and fresh-baked...Read More

  • 9. Cabernet Grill

    $$ | American

    If you're looking for a Texas-sized meal in the heart of the Hill Country, the Cabernet Grill has just what you're looking for. Chef/owner Ross...Read More

  • 10. Chrissy's Homestyle Bakery

    $ | American

    At this tiny little bakery housed in an old historic building, the enchanting aroma of fresh-baked pies and pastries envelops you the second...Read More

  • 11. Cowboy Steakhouse

    $$ | American

    With a name like Cowboy Steakhouse, you pretty much know what to expect. Western paintings and the smoke-stained limestone hearth of the wood...Read More

  • 12. Cypress Grille

    $$ | American

    People-watching has never been so inviting. From the small bistro tables in the front of the narrow wine bar you can sip a glass of wine and...Read More

  • 13. Gristmill

    $ | American

    Dining at the Gristmill is as mandatory as shuffling your boots along the floors of Gruene Hall when visiting Gruene. On a sunny day, request...Read More

  • 14. Gruene River Grill

    $ | American

    Behind the Gruene Mansion Inn, this riverside grill draws quite a crowd. People seem to frequent this locale for the famed rib eye pan-seared...Read More

  • 15. Hill Top Cafe

    $$ | American

    Ten miles north of town, this hilltop dive is in the middle of nowhere. But it's a beautiful trip to nowhere—just ask all the weekend motorcycle...Read More

  • 16. Hondo's

    $ | American

    Named for John Russell "Hondo" Crouch, self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, this local dive is becoming something of a legend in itself. If...Read More

  • 17. Mamacita's

    $ | American

    In Kerrville, Mamacita's is as much a tradition as Frito pie at a high-school football games. Though billed as "authentic" Mexican food, we...Read More

  • 18. Pedernales Falls State Park

    $ | American

    With cool aquamarine pools created from the picturesque Pedernales River shaded by towering cypress trees, this park brings a respite from the...Read More

  • 19. Po Po Family Restaurant

    $ | American

    You might rub your eyes here; over 21,000 collector plates crowd this country-cooking café. When it first opened in 1929, Prohibition was still...Read More

  • 20. Rails–A Café at the Depot

    $$ | American

    Just off the railroad tracks is a cheery historic house with cream timber siding and red trim. Built in 1915, the house once served as a train...Read More

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