Marble Falls & Hill Country
I will be spending 2 nights in Marble Falls mostly to drive through the Hill Country to enjoy the bluebonnets. I am planning on going as far south west as Fredericksburg but might even get to Kerrville and I will be traveling around the lakes to the north. I am not planning on heading out Wimberly way. I also plan on checking out a few wineries (listed below). In my research I have found the following. Would appreciate any comments.
Noon Spoon Café
On The Rocks
Isla’s Kitchen Bavarian Restaurant & Brauhaus
Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse
Angel's Ice House
Charlie’s Golf & Grill
Ronnie’s Ice House – Johnson City
Soliel – Lake Travis
Wineries: Becker, Flat Creek, & Sister Creek
Noon Spoon Cafe
610 Broadway St, Marble Falls, TX 78654
On The Rocks
4401 Cottonwood Dr., Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657
Another recommendation for Flat Creek Winery. Beautiful, and the owners, Rick and Madelyn are very personable and chatty. You can stay the night there, too. And they've got lots of rec's for other places in the Hill Country to visit.
In Fredericksburg, our favorite restaurant is Hill Top Cafe.
Hill Top Cafe
10661 N US Highway 87, Fredericksburg, TX
Just spent a couple of days in Fredericksburg and had a fantastic time. I second the rec for the Alamo Springs Cafe. A very fun place in the middle of nowhere, with fantastic burgers and homemade fries and potato chips. You really wonder how a place in their location ever became so well known. It is a testament to good food.
We have visited Sister Creek winery in the past, it is a very pleasant low-key winery compared to others. I very much recommend that you visit Sister Creek.
On this most recent trip we did go to Becker Vineyards, walked in and walked out. It was very nice, but it is very large and it was VERY crowded and VERY loud in the cavernous tasting room. Just not the experience we normally look for in a wine tasting. We left there and instead visited the Torre di Pietra vineyards on Hwy 290 just down from Becker. We had a lovely tasting experience with a very friendly staff. They also have a lovely covered patio in the vineyard where they offer music on Saturday afternoons.
One evening we had a wonderful dining experience at the Cabernet Grill. I have seen mixed reviews from others but our experience was very positive. The service and food were both excellent. We started with escargot, entrees included stuffed rainbow trout and buffalo enchiladas. We enjoyed it all with a nice bottle of Texas wine. Finished with a chocolate mousse cake. It is Fredericksburg fine dining in a very casual atmosphere.
Hope you enjoy the trip.
Thank you for the recommendations, they are going on the list.
We've been to Becker, walked in & walked out but they consistently get mentioned when talking about Texas wines and they seem to be readily available in restaurants and stores so we thought we would like to know a little more about them. Plus it would make a nice gift for out of town visitors if we can find one that we like well enough to gift.
We've also been to Cabernet Grill but it was several of years ago. We enjoyed it very much. Service was excellent and food was very good but we seldom hear about it and when we do it's usually mediocre. So glad someone else enjoyed it.
Thanks so much. I'll take any imput and that includes suggestions on places I may have missed. There is not a whole lot on dining in this area so I relied on magazines, blogs, and urbanspoon. We love all types of food. Really just looking for good non-chain places that insiders might know. I'm not even sure which towns we will be in at meal times but we are willing to plan our day around a good find. Really just want to enjoy the bluebonnets and favorable weather before summer.