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Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas
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Where to Dine in Round Top, Texas

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With a population of only 90 people, Round Top, Texas has earned a big reputation as the host of the state’s premier shopping events, the Original Round Top Antiques Fair in the spring and fall. During those weeks, the rural town swells, attracting thousands of collectors and dealers searching for and selling antiquities, garage sale goodies, and more along a 20-plus-mile stretch of Highway 237. However, thanks to its year-round shopping opportunities, ever-present charm, and convenient location (an hour’s drive from both Austin and Houston), the once-sleepy town is also becoming a popular weekend vacation destination.

While marathon antiquing or during a romantic get-away, everyone’s gotta eat, right? Luckily, Round Top has plenty of choices, and Eater put together the best restaurants found in Round Rock, from bustling Royers Round Top Café, considered a Texas bucket list essential, to more mellow sanctuaries like the wine bar Prost on Block 29. The map includes a couple casual places for dinner with a side of live music for a fun evening out, or just refueling spots in between treasure hunting.

Keep in mind that some restaurants have special hours during the antiques shows. Check websites for hours, and expect some restaurants to have abbreviated menus during those weeks. In addition, many shows host pop-up food vendors so research what’s being offered before you go.

Looking for other restaurants outside of Austin? Check out Eater’s picks for the best ones within driving distance of the city. Keep up with the rest of Eater Road Trip Week on Eater Austin, as well as the other sites.

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1. The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall

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550 N Washington St
Round Top, TX 78954

With thin-crust pizzas, hardy nachos, and a couple salads, plus craft beers on tap, and wine, the pub is another one-stop shop for evening meals and entertainment. Fill that belly and stay for karaoke on Thursdays and live music every Friday and Saturday. Might as well get a pitcher of the sangria while you’re at it.

The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall
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2. Royers Pie Haven

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199 W Mill St
Round Top, TX 78954

Royers Round Top Café’s Bud "The Pieman" Royer set up a pie nirvana around the corner from his café. The sweet and savory pies are sold by the slice and whole. Satiate a sweet tooth with a slice of chocolate chip, Not My Mom’s Apple, Texas Trash pie, or seasonal standouts like peach or oatmeal cranberry cookie pie. Or opt for a pie shake. Keep the buzz going with other sugary non-pie treats and coffee from Round Top’s Two Sparrows Roasting Company. Not into sweets? No problem. Look for chicken pimento and cheese, margarita chicken pizza, and veggie breakfast pies on the menu too.

Royers Pie Haven
Royers Pie Haven
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3. Los Patrones

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101 S Washington St
Round Top, TX 78954

If queso and margaritas are imperative after hours of shopping, go to Los Patrones. The casual and colorful Tex-Mex restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating. The large menu features the expected fare and beyond, from enchiladas and burritos to flautas and chiles rellenos. Finish the meal with something sweet thanks to the serve-yourself soft-serve ice cream machine.

Los Patrones’ enchiladas al carbon
Los Patrones’ enchiladas al carbon
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4. Royers Round Top Cafe

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105 Main St
Round Top, TX 78954

Founded in 1987, this family-run kitschy country cafe is covered from wall to ceiling with a kaleidoscopic of memorabilia and decorations. The lunch menu offers up burgers, sandwiches (yes, there’s grilled pimento cheese), salads, and pork chops and pork tenderloin for big appetites. For dinner, expect pastas, seafood, beef, and more pork dishes. Plus, there’s a family-style fried chicken dinner offered on Sundays only from noon until sold out.

Whenever you visit, save room for pie — the café’s star attraction. From seasonal pies to signature favorites, Royers’ house-made pie served with Blue Bell Ice Cream does not disappoint. Tip: There are only 40 seats, so call ahead to get on the priority-seating list.

Royers Round Top Cafe
Royers Round Top Cafe
Royers Round Top Cafe/Facebook

5. Teague's Tavern

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105 N Live Oak St
Round Top, TX 78954

Don Teague, Emmy Award winning journalist, and his wife Kiki run the Texas-style tavern, which boasts beers on tap, an extensive wine list, cocktails, and a food menu of Lone Star favorites like spicy jalapeño deviled eggs, chicken fried steak, ribeye and Frito pie. (The bacon jam featured on both the Tavern burger and chicken sandwich is a crowd-pleaser.) The tavern shows its local love by featuring locally produced craft beers, making signature cocktails with local spirits and frequently welcoming local musicians to play.

Teague’s Tavern
Teague’s Tavern
Teague’s Tavern/Facebook

6. Espressions Coffee and Art

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111 W Wantke St
Round Top, TX 78954

Coffee? Check. Pastries? Check. Hospitality? Check. This quaint and cheery coffee shop features a community table so be prepared to be neighborly if the smaller tables are taken. Open six days a week, it serves a breakfast buffet with the works on weekends.

Espressions Coffee and Art
Espressions Coffee and Art
Expressions Coffee and Art/Facebook

7. Prost on Block 29

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112 Bauer Rummel
Round Top, TX 78954

The stone cottage on Bauer Rummel is much more than just another beautiful historic building. It houses an intimate wine bar and shop with an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Get a glass (or bottle) and nibble on artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, breads, farm-fresh raw veggies, and olive mixes. The tranquil outdoor patio is centered around a welcoming fire pit for cooler evenings under the stars. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only.

Prost on Block 29
Prost on Block 29
Prost on Block 29/Facebook

1. The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall

550 N Washington St, Round Top, TX 78954
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall/Facebook

With thin-crust pizzas, hardy nachos, and a couple salads, plus craft beers on tap, and wine, the pub is another one-stop shop for evening meals and entertainment. Fill that belly and stay for karaoke on Thursdays and live music every Friday and Saturday. Might as well get a pitcher of the sangria while you’re at it.

550 N Washington St
Round Top, TX 78954

2. Royers Pie Haven

199 W Mill St, Round Top, TX 78954
Royers Pie Haven
Royers Pie Haven
Kate C./Yelp

Royers Round Top Café’s Bud "The Pieman" Royer set up a pie nirvana around the corner from his café. The sweet and savory pies are sold by the slice and whole. Satiate a sweet tooth with a slice of chocolate chip, Not My Mom’s Apple, Texas Trash pie, or seasonal standouts like peach or oatmeal cranberry cookie pie. Or opt for a pie shake. Keep the buzz going with other sugary non-pie treats and coffee from Round Top’s Two Sparrows Roasting Company. Not into sweets? No problem. Look for chicken pimento and cheese, margarita chicken pizza, and veggie breakfast pies on the menu too.

199 W Mill St
Round Top, TX 78954

3. Los Patrones

101 S Washington St, Round Top, TX 78954
Los Patrones’ enchiladas al carbon
Los Patrones’ enchiladas al carbon
Hope R./Yelp

If queso and margaritas are imperative after hours of shopping, go to Los Patrones. The casual and colorful Tex-Mex restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with both indoor and outdoor seating. The large menu features the expected fare and beyond, from enchiladas and burritos to flautas and chiles rellenos. Finish the meal with something sweet thanks to the serve-yourself soft-serve ice cream machine.

101 S Washington St
Round Top, TX 78954

4. Royers Round Top Cafe

105 Main St, Round Top, TX 78954
Royers Round Top Cafe
Royers Round Top Cafe
Royers Round Top Cafe/Facebook

Founded in 1987, this family-run kitschy country cafe is covered from wall to ceiling with a kaleidoscopic of memorabilia and decorations. The lunch menu offers up burgers, sandwiches (yes, there’s grilled pimento cheese), salads, and pork chops and pork tenderloin for big appetites. For dinner, expect pastas, seafood, beef, and more pork dishes. Plus, there’s a family-style fried chicken dinner offered on Sundays only from noon until sold out.

Whenever you visit, save room for pie — the café’s star attraction. From seasonal pies to signature favorites, Royers’ house-made pie served with Blue Bell Ice Cream does not disappoint. Tip: There are only 40 seats, so call ahead to get on the priority-seating list.

105 Main St
Round Top, TX 78954

5. Teague's Tavern

105 N Live Oak St, Round Top, TX 78954
Teague’s Tavern
Teague’s Tavern
Teague’s Tavern/Facebook

Don Teague, Emmy Award winning journalist, and his wife Kiki run the Texas-style tavern, which boasts beers on tap, an extensive wine list, cocktails, and a food menu of Lone Star favorites like spicy jalapeño deviled eggs, chicken fried steak, ribeye and Frito pie. (The bacon jam featured on both the Tavern burger and chicken sandwich is a crowd-pleaser.) The tavern shows its local love by featuring locally produced craft beers, making signature cocktails with local spirits and frequently welcoming local musicians to play.

105 N Live Oak St
Round Top, TX 78954

6. Espressions Coffee and Art

111 W Wantke St, Round Top, TX 78954
Espressions Coffee and Art
Espressions Coffee and Art
Expressions Coffee and Art/Facebook

Coffee? Check. Pastries? Check. Hospitality? Check. This quaint and cheery coffee shop features a community table so be prepared to be neighborly if the smaller tables are taken. Open six days a week, it serves a breakfast buffet with the works on weekends.

111 W Wantke St
Round Top, TX 78954

7. Prost on Block 29

112 Bauer Rummel, Round Top, TX 78954
Prost on Block 29
Prost on Block 29
Prost on Block 29/Facebook

The stone cottage on Bauer Rummel is much more than just another beautiful historic building. It houses an intimate wine bar and shop with an extensive collection of wines from around the world. Get a glass (or bottle) and nibble on artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, breads, farm-fresh raw veggies, and olive mixes. The tranquil outdoor patio is centered around a welcoming fire pit for cooler evenings under the stars. Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only.

112 Bauer Rummel
Round Top, TX 78954

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