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Restaurants in Hill Country

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Hill Country restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Hill Country restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Hill Country to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Hill Country restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Hill Country.

  • Café 909

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Order the signature two-inch-thick pork chop and brisket directly from the pit. More
  • Cowboy Steak House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Elaine's Table

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Flat Creek Estate Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Gristmill River Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Gristmill used to be a cotton gin. Today, the restaurant serves Lone Star State-inspired creations include burgers smothered in queso and jalap... More
  • Hill Top Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Hunt Store

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Live Oak Drive Thru

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • O.S.T.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Po-Po Family Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • River City Grille

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Salt Lick, Driftwood

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Believe it or not, the most famous barbecue joint in Texas, the Salt Lick, is easy to miss—if your windows are rolled up. Roll them down, and the s... More
  • Uptown Blanco Restaurant

    Chef Nathan Stevens gave this main square restaurant, an airy space with pressed tin ceilings, a much-needed update. Stevens uses local produce whe... More
  • Welfare Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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