12 Texas Restaurants With Amazing Views

It's hard to beat a cold drink and some good food at a Texas restaurant with an amazing view. The view might be from high in Big Bend National Park's towering mountains or on a deck overlooking a stunning sunset over Lake Travis. Here is a list of 12 Texas Restaurants with some amazing views - try to get there when is setting!

Chisos Mountain Lodge

Big Bend National Park

Chisos Mountain Lodge Restaurant

This restaurant is a must stop as it has one of the most spectacular views in Texas from 5400 feet above the desert floor - you can see all the way into Mexico! Have a glass of your favorite beverage and share an appetizer while you enjoy the gorgeous view from the patio or restaurant. They serve a nice selection of entrees from steak to fish accompanied by a fresh selection salads & soup from the salad bar. A breakfast buffet is served every day.

Pier 19

South Padre Island

Pier 19


If you are looking for a great place to dine, relax, have a few cocktails with the best scenery in South Padre Island, you need to stop at Pier 19. The restaurant sits on a pier that juts out into Laguna Madre Bay. The cooks make something special daily. Try their Peel'n Eat Shrimp, Fabulous Fish Stew, or Oyster Sandwich.For more ambitious appetites enjoy one of the platters, including Flounder, Oyster, Shrimp, and Ribeye! They also cook your fresh-caught fish...

"You Hook it, We'll Cook it"

The Spot

Galveston Island

The Spot

The Spot, Galveston Island's premier beachfront dining and entertainment destination, serves a mouthwatering burger or fresh seafood. Enjoy a beer and find a spot to relax inside or out on their multi-level beachfront patios. Whether you want to catch the game on one of the many HDTVs or enjoy the sparkling views of Gulf of Mexico, every seat's the best seat in the house.

The Oasis started off as just an idea thirty-eight years ago and has become a well-known jewel nestled in the Austin hill country. They are best known for the breathtaking views of Lake Travis and one of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see. Enjoy one of their Perfect Margaritas or one of the many signature cocktails while soaking up the sunlight on one of their three outdoor decks.





The Gristmill is in the ruins of an 1878 cotton gin, located beneath Gruene's landmark water tower. This historic restaurant has been considered one of the most unique dining spots in Texas for nearly half a century. You will love the wonderful food and drinks while overlooking the Guadalupe River.




Spindletop has full views of Downtown Houston's beautiful cityscape. The revolving dining room is a first and only for Houston it rotates once every 45 minutes. You can take the Spindletop Express glass elevators inside Hyatt Regency Houston all the way to the 34th floor and grab a seat at the top of the city. Enjoy the views and the fresh American seafood with a local Southwest flair.

Ivar's River Pub

San Marcos

Ivar's River Pub

Ivar's River Pub overlooks the San Marcos River and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Great views of the river (which is typically loaded with lots of tubers), a great deck, and plenty of green space. They offer "a great selection of mouth watering and approachable options in house daily!"

The spectacular view and roadhouse decor are as unique and legendary as the food they serve. The County Line has been servin' up legendary award-winning, slow-smoked barbeque since 1975 and is famous for the big meaty ribs, extra lean brisket and spicy German sausage - remember to ask for their homemade bread and don't forget to feed the turtles and fish hanging around the deck.




Riverbend is a beautiful restaurant on Caddo lake.They are located right on the water, with a beautiful view! You can choose either the indoor seating or outdoor screened in seating! Treat yourself to the wonderful seafood while looking out onto Caddo Lake. A great experience.

On The Rocks

Horseshoe Bay

On the Rocks

On The Rocks sits on a tall bluff with a breath-taking view of Lake LBJ. It also has an outstanding patio overlooking the lake, a cool outside bar, live music, as well as inside seating. They feature home-cooked, Southwest cuisine, an array of Italian dishes, and traditional American cuisine including steaks.

Papa's On The Lake

Lake Conroe

Papa's on the Lake

Papa's on the Lake has good food and drink specials, live bands, pool tables, video games, volleyball, a pool, and indoor and outdoor deck seating on the edge of Lake Conroe.

Ski Shores

Lake Austin

Ski Shores

Ski Shores is "old school cool Austin" thanks to its laid-back fun, made fresh to-order easy-going menu, full bar, game room, playground, and live music since 1954. Maybe best of all is the deck sitting two feet above Lake Austin. Heard to beat the cold beer, live music, and the view of the boats cruising the river.


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