The Austin, Texas area has plenty of restaurants with outdoor dining, perfect for the warmer days ahead. Check out some of the best below.

Dahlia Café

Address: 2450 RR 1869, Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Price: $$

For Southern comfort specialties, dine at the Dahlia Café. Listen to live music and chow down on some biscuits and gravy, burgers and diner fare. Kids will love the chicken-fried chicken and the chocolate chip pancakes. Eat outside and enjoy the sun.

Oasis Restaurant

Address: 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin, TX 78732

Price: $$

Tex-Mex grub is served up on outdoor decks at Oasis Restaurant. Catch a view of Lake Travis, and get some dishes to split. Nachos and tacos are favorites with all ages, and you can enjoy an adult beverage while the kids go for soda or lemonade.

Kerbey Lane Café

Address: Locations around Austin

Price: $

Kerbey Lane Café has seven locations in the Austin area, and for good reason. Diner dishes, such as meatloaf and chicken-fried steak are on the menu alongside enchiladas, burgers and their famous queso. Save room for dessert; the ice cream sundae is one everyone will want to dig into. There is even a separate gluten-free and vegan menu. As if that is not more reason to go, kids 12 and under eat free every Tuesday. Chicken bites, macaroni and cheese, and hot chocolate will have them begging you to return. Sit at the outdoor patio.

Mandola's Italian

Address: Multiple locations; find the one closest to you

Price: $$

Food from Mandola's Italian is always a hit. A combination of a market and a restaurant, Mandola's has some filling dishes. Get a half portion at lunch or split entrees at dinner. A children's menu is also available, as is outdoor seating.


Address: 111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Price: $$

Fareground is Austin's first food hall. Visit the six food stalls, choose your dishes and then eat in the outdoor area on Congress Ave. Cheese and crackers, rotisserie chicken, sushi and giant pretzels are among the mouth-watering eats on offer here. Younger diners will appreciate the mix-and-match aspect, while older ones will like the variety.

Le Politique

Address: 110 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701

Price: $$$

Le Politique's regular menu might be too fancy for those with more choosy food habits, although the patisserie is enough to delight them, and their dining companions. Croissants, cakes and tarts, with abundance of chocolate, are about $4-5 each, so get a few and then watch the world go by from an outside table.

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya

Address: 2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702

Price: $$

Kemuri Tatsu-Ya offers small Japanese and Texas-influenced plates, perfect for sharing and large and small appetites. Enjoy them on one of the outdoor patios. Skewers, rice dishes, and desserts are always safe bets. Try something different and dine here. Reservations are recommended. Take younger diners on the earlier side to avoid the hopping bar scene later in the evening.

Bring the whole family to one of these restaurants for a memorable time. Enjoy your meal and this beautiful weather!


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