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Abel's on the Lake

Abel's on the Lake

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
West Austin, Austin
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    Shawn K.
    "The fried pickles are tasty and the Texas Tea is a great."(5 Tips)
    mitscoots
    "Try the Cali chicken and enjoy the view."(2 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Try the El Toro Sandwich - New favorite sandwich!"(2 Tips)
    Jeremy B.
    "Get the Toro Sandwich."(2 Tips)
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  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 17, 2012
    Order: Texas tea and Cali chicken. Two drinks tops. Sit outside and look out over Lake Austin. Also, there is a place to dock your boat if you don't feel like driving!
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin W.August 5, 2013
    There was a mix up in communication between the manager & server. After waiting 10 mins for service, the server did a great job making up for the mistake. Great chicken fried steak sandwich!
  • Samantha S.heart icon on user image
    Samantha SmithApril 4, 2017
    Great place to watch a game and enjoy good weather. Fish tacos are a solid choice as is the John daly. Great beer selection
  • Shoshanna M.heart icon on user image
    Shoshanna MathewsAugust 23, 2020
    Food was great! Husband got a sandwich, fishnchips for me, & crab cakes for the bestie. 4 year old got the most amazing macncheese EVER!!
  • GameUp
    GameUpNovember 19, 2011
    Some of the best views in Austin and a great place to connect with your friends during Texas games using GameUp! Born right here in Austin, TX. Available on the iTunes App Store, Read more
  • Guaca M.
    Guaca MollyMay 16, 2017
    bring your own celery, lemons, limes, olives, and seasoning of you plan on a bloody. Their version is what you'd expect in flight.
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice place to have a drink or meal by the lake. The fried pickles are tasty and the Texas Tea is a great.
  • Shelley H.
    Shelley HallApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not dig friendly anymore. As of 3/31/12, Abel's no longer allows dogs on their patio.... Found out by bringing dog and having to head back home and come back, and deal with parking twice. What gives?
  • Julie H.heart icon on user image
    Julie HertenbergerDecember 7, 2019
    We are hoping the fish and chips is delicious. The Texas Tea is good😃
  • J. Scott H.heart icon on user image
    J. Scott HelwigAugust 6, 2015
    Gotta try the Starlight Belini!
  • Sahal M.heart icon on user image
    Sahal MerchantOctober 21, 2015
    The starters alone are huge portions. You won't need to order a main course.
  • mike v.heart icon on user image
    mike v.April 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you jump off the upper deck, be sure to do a belly flop. Otherwise, R.I.P.
  • Todd D.
    Todd DeJuliusAugust 4, 2021
    Great view. Very good happy hour and brunch.
  • mary catherine b.
    had one of the best waiters i've ever had here- with a party of 8 girls, no less! try the dr. pepper pulled-pork sandwich.
  • Social Distillery
    Social DistilleryMarch 8, 2012
    If you're here for the Upper Deck Social Panel and want to continue the conversation on Twitter, reach out @SocialDistiller! Happy SxSW-ing :)
  • Aspenheart icon on user image
    AspenJune 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring your friends and come sit in my section! I'll make sure you get excellent service!
  • Austin AMA
    Austin AMASeptember 19, 2012
    Beer and conversations on entrepreneurism! A truly stimulating #AustinAMA event w/ @hopsandgrain @austinbeerworks and @indybrewing here at Abel's On The Lake! :) #Austin #Marketing
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    Dock your boat and enjoy a nice meal while over looking the lake, but whatever you do, don't get the raw oysters!
  • Elijah J.
    Elijah JamesAugust 20, 2013
    Don't get the chips with your order. They are chewy. Other than that my dr pepper pulled pork sandwich was awesome.
  • Joshua G.heart icon on user image
    Joshua GarzaFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the vodka/ lemonade/ beer thing. It is fantastic!!!
  • Raymond L.heart icon on user image
    Raymond Lopez AlemanMarch 12, 2014
    Getting a simple soda takes 10+ minutes if you come here for dinner. Hostess looks mad too... #akwardrestaurant
  • Cheyney A.
    Cheyney AllenMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food, good customer service, amazing view. Can't ask for much else!
  • Guaca M.
    Guaca MollyMay 16, 2017
    Service makes you feel like you're at a frat party, literally surrounded by underage drinking .
  • Orcun G.
    Orcun GogusSeptember 1, 2012
    Nice place to hang out by the lake and a good beer selection but do not ever order Fish 'n Chips from the menu, I think it was the most horrible thing I ever ate..
  • Susan H.
    Susan Hall-FernandezMarch 26, 2013
    50 cent very fresh oysters for happy hour!
  • mitscoots
    mitscootsApril 7, 2013
    Try the Cali chicken and enjoy the view. No more dogs on the deck though.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 6, 2014
    Great brunch spot, awesome views.
  • Patrick M.heart icon on user image
    Patrick MoorheadJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Views great but food and service hit or miss.
  • Joshua G.heart icon on user image
    Joshua GarzaFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The El Toro & Jalapeño poppers are da shizzzle!
  • Rob J.
    Rob JacksonMarch 17, 2013
    Have the Ranch-style jalapenos!!! Hot and spicy but perfect!
  • Diana J.
    Diana JonesMarch 3, 2013
    Give the Tex-Mex burger a whirl. It's messy but oh so good.
  • Rene R.
    Rene RochaJune 28, 2014
    Awesome place to get drinks and mingle!
  • Chuck C.
    Chuck CanningNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Blanche de Bruxelles if you like a good Belgium white or wheat beers
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HumeMarch 19, 2017
    There's no diaper-changing station in the men's room, but there is one in the ladies.'
  • Christina T.
    Christina TrevinoJuly 21, 2012
    oh my careful of the texas martini wonderful potent and huge
  • Brian P.
    Brian PackardJune 3, 2013
    Gotta get a waffle shot!!!! Amazing!!!!
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay TaylorJune 10, 2011
    Enjoy an Abita Purple Haze! One of the only places in Austin that has it on tap!
  • Joie R.
    Joie RobertsDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fries are always cold, but the drinks are great.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PageJune 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the El Toro Sandwich - New favorite sandwich!
  • Matt K.heart icon on user image
    Matt KettlerSeptember 26, 2012
    Ask for the free chips and ranch! Skip the fried pickles. They aren't "the tits". Half the beer selection is unavailable. Oysters on 1/2 shell were $30/dozen! Wtf?! Had high hopes, left disappointed.
  • Frankie M.heart icon on user image
    Frankie MJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Queso especial is always a good idea!
  • Abhimanyu M.heart icon on user image
    Abhimanyu MehtaJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The chick pea hummus is a must have
  • Price
    PriceMay 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great day drink spot and great beer selection. Awful fish tacos.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MeyersJune 3, 2010
    Absolutely get the Austin Burger. It's topped with goat cheese, avocado, red onions, tomato, and lettuce, and it's amazing.
  • Ronnie
    RonnieNovember 3, 2013
    Great place to watch a game.
  • Brit Paige F.
    Brit Paige FazioMay 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for potato chips and ranch. It's not on the menu, but it's FREE!! Yum
  • Sheri B.
    Sheri BraggJune 25, 2014
    Chicken nachos are the BOMB!!!
  • Allison W.
    Allison WardApril 1, 2012
    Worth the wait for an outside spot!
  • Marcia M.
    Marcia MillerMay 29, 2015
    Fried cheese cubes. Says it all.
  • Cierra
    CierraMarch 25, 2010
    Good beer, great view at prices that are much more reasonable than other restaurants with water views.
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