Nothing tests the mettle of a musician like having to compete with the best sunsets in Texas. Opened by Beau Theriot in 1982, the Oasis has grown from a remote ranch house on the western edge of town to a four-tiered food and entertainment fortress overlooking Lake Travis with a capacity of 2,500. Neither a 2005 fire nor the 2010-13 drought stanched the venue’s momentum. During the spring and summer months, the Oasis features live music on weekends and select Thursdays. Frequent fliers include venerable all-purpose show band Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes and Eighties glam-metal specialists LC Rocks.
The inspired Southwestern fare at this relaxed, upscale eatery features beef milanesa, a traditional dish with an inventive, spicy spin. Other distinctive dishes include wild boar chile pozole and the lamb lollipop trio.
This popular venue specializes in El Paso-style variations such as stacked Santa Fe enchiladas, along with excellent margaritas and Dos Equis on tap.
Huge windows offer stunning lake views at this grandfather of restaurants on the lake. The decidedly country-clubby menu gives a nod to Southern comfort foods.
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