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Where to Eat in Dripping Springs

Pizza, baguettes, fine-dining, and more in the Hill Country city

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While Dripping Springs was once a sleepy hamlet out in the Hill Country, it’s now practically become a suburb of Austin with a bevy of interesting dining options from food trucks to fine dining. Here is Eater’s guide to dining and drinking in Dripping Springs.

Many casual dining options exist near the town square on historic Mercer Street (which also houses the dripping springs the town is named for), including Mazama Coffee and Homespun Kitchen and Bar. However, the many breweries, wineries, and distilleries on Fitzhugh Road (including Treaty Oak Distilling, Texas winemakers C.L. Butaud, and James Beard-recognized Jester King Brewery), have paved created a new culinary thoroughfare with excellent food to match, like pizzas at Jester King or incredible breads and pastries at Abby Jane Bakeshop. There are even fine dining options like Tillie’s, located at gorgeous wedding venue Camp Lucy, where visitors can pet alpacas after their meal.

For the purposes of this map, restaurants west of Highway 71 in Oak Hill were included. Feel like a road trip? Check out these other Hill Country dining destinations or the offerings within Fredericksburg or Johnson City,

This map was originally written by Melanie Haupt.

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Carmela's Pizzeria Cafe & Deli

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This dinner-only Italian restaurant offers simple, straightforward fare with something for the whole family like chicken parmesan, penne alla vodka, and pizzas. Takeout orders can be placed n person or over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

Alice's Restaurant at Treaty Oak Distilling

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The restaurant at Treaty Oak Distilling serves Texas dishes like smoked enchiladas, tacos, and barbecue plus sides to a boisterous crowd enjoying whiskey flights, cocktails, or beer on the many outdoor picnic tables. It’s a great place to watch the sun set on a nice night. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Abby Jane Bakeshop

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Pastry chef Abby Love opened this Hill Country bakery that churns out exceptional bread, croissants, and pastries (try the monkey bread). The bakeshop also serves sandwiches, grab-and-go sides, and, occasionally, wood-fired pizza. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Jester King Brewery

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Jester King Brewery is known for its uniquely fermented beers, which have earned it three James Beard Award nominations. However, the on-site restaurant also has great wood-fired pizzas — that come with beer pairing suggestions, of course. Keep an eye out for the roaming cats and say hello to the goats and the bunny. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Aroi Thai Cuisine

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This Thai truck outside of Suds Monkey Brewery has dishes like crab fried rice, curries, drunken noodles, and sesame chicken, all with adjustable spice levels. It only accepts online orders; the host site features indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Even though pizza is the name of the game at Pieous, the pastrami is a can’t-miss menu item, as is the banana cream pie. However, the Neapolitan pizzas still draw a line on weekends. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Crimson Creek Smokehouse

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This barbecue trailer at the Deep Eddy Vodka tasting room is known for its pork dishes (like pork belly and rib tips) and a fantastic tomahawk steak, which must be pre-ordered and got fawning praise from Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn. Try to save room for the frozen margarita pie. Preorders and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Mazama Coffee Co.

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This cafe near the Dripping Springs town center serves coffee (with in-house roasted beans), house-made baked goods (including vegan and gluten-free friendly options), and sandwiches for lunch. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in ares.

Homespun Kitchen and Bar

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The Hill Country fare at the casual restaurant consists of deviled eggs, fried pickles, chicken fried steak, and shrimp and grits. For drinks, pick something out from the admirable bourbon and wine selection. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Crepe Crazy

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Find casual French fare at this cafe. Start your day with a Cowboy Up breakfast crepe, or pop in for a ham and Swiss at lunch, or just satisfy that sweet tooth with a Nutella Royale. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Oak Creek Cafe

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There’s nothing too fancy at the casual cafe; just straightforward country cooking including fried catfish, burgers, and cobblers. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Turcotte Butchers & Delicatessen

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Along with a well-stocked meat case, this shop serves great hot and cold sandwiches like cheesesteaks, an Italian sub, burgers, and vegetarian subs as well as build-your-own sandwiches. There are also salads, sides, and a kid’s menu. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

The Pizza Cave

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Pizza Cave brings New York-style pizza and Italian American comfort food to Dripping Springs, along with subs, salads, calzones, and pungent garlic knots. Other items include an assortment of Texas wines and pastas. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Rolling In Thyme & Dough

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Primarily a bakery and lunch cafe, Thyme & Dough offers fresh pastries in the morning, light luncheon fare, and desserts. Thursday are Bistro Nights at the Highway 290 location (the other is on Ranch Road 12), where the chef creates dinner with ingredients from the Dripping Springs Farmers Market. It’s served on-site and to-go (preorders preferred) from 6 to 9 p.m. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Pig Pen BBQ

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This casual barbecue spot has meats by-the-pound, sides, sandwiches, as well as Tex-Mex and Mexican like tacos and nachos. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are DoorDash deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria

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Located in the HEB shopping center, Hill Country Ranch offers casual family dining. The menu spans hot dogs, burgers served with endless fries, salads, pasta, and pizza. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Tillie's

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Feeling fancy? Stop into the gorgeous antique-filled restaurant at hotel/wedding venue Camp Lucy. Tillie’s has a seasonal menu with dishes like a duroc pork chop with street corn and watermelon relish, a 10-layer Texas honey cake, plus a full bar. Tillie’s serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and there are alpacas living on-site for post-meal pets. There are indoor dine-in services.

Carmela's Pizzeria Cafe & Deli

This dinner-only Italian restaurant offers simple, straightforward fare with something for the whole family like chicken parmesan, penne alla vodka, and pizzas. Takeout orders can be placed n person or over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

Alice's Restaurant at Treaty Oak Distilling

The restaurant at Treaty Oak Distilling serves Texas dishes like smoked enchiladas, tacos, and barbecue plus sides to a boisterous crowd enjoying whiskey flights, cocktails, or beer on the many outdoor picnic tables. It’s a great place to watch the sun set on a nice night. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Abby Jane Bakeshop

Pastry chef Abby Love opened this Hill Country bakery that churns out exceptional bread, croissants, and pastries (try the monkey bread). The bakeshop also serves sandwiches, grab-and-go sides, and, occasionally, wood-fired pizza. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Jester King Brewery

Jester King Brewery is known for its uniquely fermented beers, which have earned it three James Beard Award nominations. However, the on-site restaurant also has great wood-fired pizzas — that come with beer pairing suggestions, of course. Keep an eye out for the roaming cats and say hello to the goats and the bunny. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Aroi Thai Cuisine

This Thai truck outside of Suds Monkey Brewery has dishes like crab fried rice, curries, drunken noodles, and sesame chicken, all with adjustable spice levels. It only accepts online orders; the host site features indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Pieous

Even though pizza is the name of the game at Pieous, the pastrami is a can’t-miss menu item, as is the banana cream pie. However, the Neapolitan pizzas still draw a line on weekends. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Crimson Creek Smokehouse

This barbecue trailer at the Deep Eddy Vodka tasting room is known for its pork dishes (like pork belly and rib tips) and a fantastic tomahawk steak, which must be pre-ordered and got fawning praise from Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn. Try to save room for the frozen margarita pie. Preorders and delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Mazama Coffee Co.

This cafe near the Dripping Springs town center serves coffee (with in-house roasted beans), house-made baked goods (including vegan and gluten-free friendly options), and sandwiches for lunch. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in ares.

Homespun Kitchen and Bar

The Hill Country fare at the casual restaurant consists of deviled eggs, fried pickles, chicken fried steak, and shrimp and grits. For drinks, pick something out from the admirable bourbon and wine selection. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Crepe Crazy

Find casual French fare at this cafe. Start your day with a Cowboy Up breakfast crepe, or pop in for a ham and Swiss at lunch, or just satisfy that sweet tooth with a Nutella Royale. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Oak Creek Cafe

There’s nothing too fancy at the casual cafe; just straightforward country cooking including fried catfish, burgers, and cobblers. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Turcotte Butchers & Delicatessen

Along with a well-stocked meat case, this shop serves great hot and cold sandwiches like cheesesteaks, an Italian sub, burgers, and vegetarian subs as well as build-your-own sandwiches. There are also salads, sides, and a kid’s menu. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

The Pizza Cave

Pizza Cave brings New York-style pizza and Italian American comfort food to Dripping Springs, along with subs, salads, calzones, and pungent garlic knots. Other items include an assortment of Texas wines and pastas. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Rolling In Thyme & Dough

Primarily a bakery and lunch cafe, Thyme & Dough offers fresh pastries in the morning, light luncheon fare, and desserts. Thursday are Bistro Nights at the Highway 290 location (the other is on Ranch Road 12), where the chef creates dinner with ingredients from the Dripping Springs Farmers Market. It’s served on-site and to-go (preorders preferred) from 6 to 9 p.m. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Pig Pen BBQ

This casual barbecue spot has meats by-the-pound, sides, sandwiches, as well as Tex-Mex and Mexican like tacos and nachos. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are DoorDash deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

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Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria

Located in the HEB shopping center, Hill Country Ranch offers casual family dining. The menu spans hot dogs, burgers served with endless fries, salads, pasta, and pizza. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Tillie's

Feeling fancy? Stop into the gorgeous antique-filled restaurant at hotel/wedding venue Camp Lucy. Tillie’s has a seasonal menu with dishes like a duroc pork chop with street corn and watermelon relish, a 10-layer Texas honey cake, plus a full bar. Tillie’s serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, and there are alpacas living on-site for post-meal pets. There are indoor dine-in services.

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