Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse
22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood, 78669, 512/264-0318
A staple on the country circuit since 1997, Poodie’s is one of those Spicewood haunts that’s paid its dues. Booze, burgers, and a little Western swing have cured even the most broken of cowboy hearts – and no one’s talking about retiring that remedy, Willie Nelson included. Named for the Red-Headed Stranger’s late stage manager, Randall “Poodie” Locke, the old bar has come to mean more than just nights of debauchery on the road. It’s a nearby escape, one you can take any time you choose. 300 seats. No kids.
This sunny, lovely bistro specializes in French treats like tartines, mussels, and boeuf bourguignon.
3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668
We love the Frito pie made with "Grandma's Immortal Chili," and we're especially partial to the fried green tomatoes and the fried catfish basket.
6812 RR 620 N., 512/249-5200
The most elegant food at the mall, with a menu strong on ladies-who-lunch fare. Salads and sandwiches are exceptional, but more substantial offerings are there for the asking.
Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/691-3500