10 Best Dripping Springs Restaurants 2023
Dripping Springs, a small town nestled in the Hill Country just west of Austin, is known for its natural beauty. It’s home to swimming holes and State Parks even homebodies will love. If you get tired of hiking, there are plenty of great Austin restaurants, wineries, and breweries to sample.
10 Restaurants in Dripping Springs
Here is a quick list of the best Restaurants in Dripping Springs to enjoy quality food with your family or friends:
- Trattoria Lisina
- Epicure Market
- Tillies Restaurant and Bar
- Proof and Cooper
- Rolling in Thyme and Dough
- Jester King Brewery
- Bell Springs Winery
- Salt Lick
- Pieous Pizza
- Spoon & Fork
1 – Trattoria Lisina
This family-owned Italian restaurant will have you feeling like you’ve swapped Central Texas for Tuscany. The ivy-covered Trattoria lies on the Mandola Estate and Vineyard, in Driftwood. The lamb chops or the various pastas are favorites, paired with the wine from the Dutchman Family Winery next door. You may want to take advantage of the outdoor seating, with gorgeous views, but they also have a nice dining room and to-go.
Hours: Tue-Thu: 4 pm – 9 pm
Fri-Sun: 11am – 9pm
Address: 13308 FM 150 West Driftwood, TX 78619
2 – Epicure Market
While it is a wine bar, Epicure has a wide selection of charcuterie boards and tapas. Whether you want to snack on some meats and cheeses, smaller plates like the empanadas, or entree, like the lamb burger, there is something for everyone. Epicure offers takeout and delivery.
Hours: Tue-Sat: 11 am – 8 pm
Address: 1025 Cannon Dr. Ste 105 Dripping Springs, TX 78620
3 – Tillies Restaurant and Bar
Self-described as “American Nouveau”, Tillies takes your favorite meals and makes them new by using cooking techniques and ingredients from around the world. With many people choosing Tillies as their destination for birthdays, anniversaries, and parties, the restaurant is high-end and well-loved. Their Short Ribs and Spicy Brussel Sprouts are fan-favorites. Tillies has a beautiful dining room, with outdoor seating and a private room available. Takeout is not offered, but they do take reservations.
Hours: Wed-Fri: 5 pm – 9 pm
Sat-Sun: 10 am – 1 pm
Address: 3509 Creek Rd Dripping Springs, TX 78620
4 – Proof and Cooper
Proof and Cooper call their food elevated picnic fare. It has Southern classics, including honey-drizzled fried chicken, bourbon-glazed smoked ham and a full whiskey and cocktail bar. It is family-friendly with an arcade, a large patio, and an indoor dining area, which sometimes hosts live music. Proof and Cooper do offer takeout.
Mon-Tue: 4pm – 10pm (Kitchen closes at 9 pm)
Wed: 11 am – 10 pm (Kitchen closes at 9 pm)
Thu-Sat: 11 am-12 pm (Kitchen closes at 10 pm)
Sun: 11 am-10 pm
Address: 18710 Hamilton Pool Road Dripping Springs, TX 78738
5 – Rolling in Thyme and Dough
Located near downtown Dripping Springs, the European bakery and coffee house, Rolling in Thyme and Dough serves breakfast and lunch. The breakfast croissants and egg salad sandwiches have gotten rave reviews. They also have gluten free and vegan options. Indoor and Outdoor seating is available, as is take out if you want to eat and explore the town.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 8 am – 3 pm
Address: 333 W Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, TX 78620
6 – Jester King Brewery
The Hill town is spotted with Breweries, but Jester King is a local favorite. They are known for their craft beers, pizzas and bakery, which has a new Shortbread biscuit called the “Ted Lasso Cookie”. Located on a 165-acre ranch, Jester King has a lot of outdoor and covered seating. You can also place to-go orders. But, they give tours of their goat barn, so you may wanna stay for a bit.
Hours: Wed-Fri: 2pm – 8pm
Sat: 11 am – 9 pm (Kitchen closes at 8)
Sun: 11 am – 8 pm
Address: 13187 Fitzhugh Rd Austin, TX 78736
7 – Bell Springs Winery
If beer isn’t your thing, you can try one of the many wineries near Dripping Springs. Bell Springs Winery sits on a beautiful piece of land that they allow you to picnic on. You can bring food, but their food truck has soups, sandwiches, and snacks, like the smoked sausage tossed in blackberry pepper jam. They also offer walk-in and table tasting with chef prepared food. The only take-out is for the food truck, and Bell Springs does offer catering services.
Hours: Wed-Sun: 11am – 6pm
Address: 3700 Bell Springs Rd Dripping Springs, TX 78620
8 – Salt Lick
No list of Dripping Springs restaurants is complete without the famous Salt Lick Barbecue. The Robert’s family, owners of Salt Lick, have been in the Dripping Springs area, in Driftwood, for generations. The restaurant has garnered national attention by being a frequent feature on the Food Network. Everything from the brisket to the cobblers are delicious, and it should tell you something that my family has been shipping Salt Lick Barbeque sauce from Driftwood to Atlanta for years. They have lots of indoor and covered seating at the Driftwood location, with the option to take out.
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 9pm
Address: 18300 Fm 1826 Driftwood, TX 78619
9 – Pieous Pizza
Dripping Springs has a lot of great pizza joints in town, and Pieous Pizza seems to be the King. For meat-lovers, they have the Fat Queen Pizza and their many Pastrami plates, as well as various vegan and vegetarian options. Outdoor and indoor seating are available, as are delivery and takeout.
Hours: Wed-Fri: 8am – 2pm
Sat-Sun: 8am – 8pm
Address: 166 Hargraves Dr Bldg H Austin, TX 78737
10 – Spoon + Fork (Thai)
Spoon and Fork is located just outside of Dripping Springs in Belterra Village. They serve authentic Thai homestyle cooking, with dishes like Pad Thai and Panang Curry Shrimp. They do have dishes from other Asian traditions as well. The restaurant offers dine-in, take-out, and delivery.
Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am – 9 pm