Visit Georgetown: Restaurants and Eateries for All

Terry Gutierrez

Just about 25 miles north of Austin, a vibrant food scene hustles and bustles in Georgetown, Texas. With visitors from all over the state, popular restaurants in the city have made their mark, and whether you’re looking for a classic cafe, savory steak, pizza or specialty cocktail, Georgetown has something for everyone. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or even a week, we’ve got the ultimate guide to eating around the restaurants in the historic Georgetown town square.

Monument Cafe

Before you begin your exploration, you’ll definitely want to enjoy a tasty, filling breakfast or brunch. Luckily, Georgetown has plenty of styles and dishes to choose from its numerous restaurants. If you’re seeking a charming, southern-style experience, stop by Monument Cafe for a traditional, “Grandma-Approved,” breakfast, lunch and bakery.

Serving Georgetown since 1995, Monument Cafe has become a classic and one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the area. Buttermilk pancakes, chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, avocado toast– and that’s not even half of the menu. The cafe’s foods are not only made from scratch but are locally sourced whenever possible as well. Be sure to leave room after your meal though. The bakery options are too sweet to skip.

The Golden Rule

After spending your morning discovering the town square, its museum and shops, you’ll definitely be hungry. Just a few blocks away from Monument Cafe, you’ll come across The Golden Rule, which is the perfect spot for cocktails, lunch and even dinner dishes.

The Golden Rule has everything you need. And their motto, “Above all else: Goodwill, Friendship, & Kind Regard,” makes for one of Georgetown’s favorite spots. Being a “speak-easy style” restaurant, visitors 21+ can enjoy featured cocktails, beer and wine. Of course, that’s not all. The restaurant’s extensive menu offers a variety of choices all throughout the day and evening. For lunch, enjoy an Elk Double Smash Burger or devour the Wagyu Filet Mignon. (An added bonus: make room for a Sunday brunch reservation and try bagels, biscuits and gravy, french toast and more.)

Just across the street from Williamson County’s Historic Courthouse, you’ll also find the taco spot Georgetown loves. With fresh tortillas and ingredients all throughout the day, it’s a gem for breakfast tacos, lunch, a snack in between and dinner.

Plus, what is a Texas town without its tacos? Mikey V’s Tacos on the Square offers street tacos, breakfast tacos, a “Cali Menu,” dessert, corn in a cup, fries and even sells its tortillas to go. From viral birria to vegetarian tacos, the restaurant’s mission stands: “serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week.” And while returning week after week, with its breakfast tacos, scratch made tacos and dessert, Mikey V’s Tacos on the Square is ready to serve up any meal of the day.

Tejas Meat Supply

But if you’re feeling a deli-style sandwich for lunch, take a short walk to E. Seventh St., and you’ll find fresh-cut meats, sandwiches and even a butcher shop.

Tejas Meat Supply goes beyond selling meat. Offering cuts from sustainable Texas ranches, fine artisan foods, beer, wine and sandwiches, the shop and restaurant prides itself on quality. You can take a seat and enjoy your well-deserved lunch or pick up steaks, brisket and even “wild game” for the next cookout… or do both. A sandwich for lunch and a quality meat for dinner make for a day well spent. 

Another great lunch spot around the corner is new to Georgetown, offering seafood, a market and even entertainment in the evenings.

City Post Chop House’s Oyster Bar and Market

Being partially open, City Post Chop House’s Oyster Bar and Market is up and running, serving up fresh oysters, shrimp, lobster and more. But there’s even more in store for the restaurant, as it’s “getting closer and closer to being fully open.” The restaurant anticipates premier steaks and a butcher counter. For now, you can still enjoy a quality lunch and even catch a live performance in the evening.

600 Degrees Pizzeria

Once the sun has set and you’ve journeyed all throughout the town square, it’s time for dinner. Of course, pizza, wings and craft beer are always a crowd pleaser. 

And who can say, “no” to a gourmet pizza? 600 Degrees Pizzeria’s pizza is “made fresh daily and hand tossed to order by artisan bakers.” Enjoy gourmet toppings, cheeses, garlic knots and more. The menu also offers salads and gluten-free pizzas along with meatballs and desserts. Create your own pie or enjoy the signature selection of 25 options. Craving a surprise? Order the 25th option and the pizzeria will curate a unique pizza just for you.

Barrels & Amps

Lastly, it’s impossible to fully experience a town without enjoying its nightlife. End your evening with live music, entertainment, drinks (and more food). Barrels & Amps is a bar and taproom that features live entertainment while serving drinks and plating pub food favorites, including pickle chips, sliders, hot chicken sandwiches and even beyond burgers for those skipping meat. The bar holds comedy nights and live music every weekend and gives visitors reasons to celebrate regularly. From “National Cheeseburger Day” to “National Drink Beer Day,” Barrels & Amps invites people over for any and every occasion.