406 Sleat Drive, Austin, TX | Directions 7866930.436731 -98.112012
Fri, Sat, & Sun: 9am-Close
CLOSED – would have been nice to know before we drove 25 miles out of the way. thanks citysearch!
This place makes me feel good – The Lakehouse has become my go to place. The food has been consistenty good, its right on the lake with a nice view, and has large outside deck seating under big oak trees. The staff is always friendly and takes good care of me. My favorite dishes are the Southwest Eggs Benedict, and Papas Fritas for Brunch, and the Coyote Chicken for dinner. You can tell that this place is working to create something different, and so far has delivered. The Lakehouse is a great "Oasis" in this area, surrounded only by other restaurants that are either sub par, or geared towards the drinking crowd who like simple foods.
Pairs well with a day at Pace Bend Park right up the road, or renting a boat for the day at the Marina next to the Cafe.
You call foul on me b/c I work down the street?
I've been in the food service industry for over 12 years. I even owned my own restaurant. When I wrote this review I had just started at the Moon. Where is your foul?
I know good food. I know good service. I know fair pricing. Its what I do.
My review of this place is fair based on my experience as a customer there. I stand by my guns w/o apology. I don't eat there anymore and will not eat there anytime soon.
The Lakehouse Café is a rare gem! – The Lakehouse Café is an AWESOME place to take your family! It’s one of those rare places where you can go to experience something more than just an ordinary meal… it offers an environment that can rejuvenate your spirit after a long week. You can tell that the owners/managers pour their hearts and souls into this place, and you can feel it in the energy in the atmosphere and the food.
If you’re looking for a special place to eat out by the lake that serves something different than a cheap, greasy burger (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), and if you’re one of those people that appreciate fresh and healthy food and a unique menu, then try out this place. All of their breads and desserts are their own recipes and are freshly baked, need I say more? The sizzling mushrooms appetizer, one of the house-made flat bread pizzas, and the burgers served on fresh, house-made, amazingly good buns, are a few of our favorites. Not to mention that anything and everything on the Brunch Menu is OUTSTANDING, although our favorites are the Pappas Frittas and the Southwest Eggs Benedict, and the Texas-Sized Cinnamon Rolls are seriously the size of our 2-year-old daughter’s head and they are PHENOMENAL! And I strongly recommend that you get dessert, if you’re full take it to-go home, because they are truly something special. The homemade pies, carrot cake, fudge cake, ice cream sandwiches, and anything else that pops up on the Blackboard Specials are all EXTRAORDINARY! I believe they are handcrafted by magicians!
Combine all of this with the BEAUTIFUL views of Lake Travis under a peaceful and shady canopy of oak trees, friendly and relaxed staff, and AMAZING live music during the summer and you have a great place to unwind on the weekend.
Can't afford to waste any more money – I can't afford to eat here.
Maybe that's what they want.
They want to keep me away.
The last couple times we did go there,
the food was terrible and no one cared.
I told them, but they shrugged it off.
I don't usually make a fuss.
I just don't go back.
So, I haven't, & I won't.
Sorry. But then again, not really...
over priced – Grilled Chicken Sandwich 12.95
Grilled Cheese & Pesto 10.95
Fresh Baked Sourdough toasted with melted cheese, tomato and pesto
Briarcliff Burger 10.95
Served open face with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle
Three reason why i will not eat here are you kidding me??? A hamburger for 10.95....I don't care who you are its not ever worth that, and if you pay that price your just (well not all there)...
Wonderful food and great view – It is a great place to have a drink, watch the water and listen to good music. I love the fish, and they have great salads too.
Outstanding – The food at the Lakehouse Cafe never fails to rank with the best anywhere in Austin. On a recent visit, we were pleasantly surprised by renovations and really good live music - which only added to the great views out over the lake and the warm service we have come to expect.
I tried the chef's special of the day, beef prepared with 'avodavo sauce', and it was really tasty - the best! The desserts were all to die for - I had a seasonal fig creation which was truly wonderful.
I bet you think you can sing too...
Awesome dining! – THE best place to eat on Lake Travis! Great food! I would try the Chef's specials, or the Blackboard specials. If they are busy, enjoy the view and the company!
If you want a view, go to the Oasis.
If you want "Great food", go somewhere else...
Worst experience anywhere – Worst service I've ever experienced. Our waiter did try his best but the kitchen staff is obviously about as competent at their job as a monkey is at being a surgeon. Everything takes forever. Even the bar drinks took too long, something like 20 mins for a beer. Ridiculous. The owner/manager is the rudest, meanest person I have ever had the mispleasure of meeting. The food is average with over the top prices. I do not recommend this place. Don't go there, it truly is not worth it.
Awesome food, fabulous service, stunning views - Good times!!! – Hands down the Best place on the lake. Food is reasonably priced given the quality of the food and the fresh ingredients. I have thoroughly enojyed everything I have ordered at Lakehouse. You might want to try one of their specials or something off the regular menu: Coyote chicken, southwest chicken salad, Maggie's Migas. Deserts are made on site, daily and are well....the bomb. Service continues to impress -- they are attentive, fun and professional. The lake views on the expansive deck make a great dining experience. The short drive is well worth it. This is a can't miss..... Try brunch on Sunday.
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