This is NOT a review. I went there to take pictures not to eat. You can find plenty of reviews of the Oasis Austin Restaurant’s food on other sites. I have read so many of the reviews I do not know what to think The locals seem to think the food is “average” with a variety of opinion. One common complaint is the food arrives to the tables slowly and is often lukewarm or even cold. The reason for cold food is the time it takes to get to your table. This is a huge facility seating as many as 2,500 people and they do it all from a single kitchen.

Note: You can watch a 5 Minute overview posted by Austin Eats below (End of Page)

When I first visited in the afternoon in the dead of summer it was on a weekday in the afternoon. The Temperature was well over 100 degrees. This is NOT the time you want to visit. Most people visit in the evening to watch the Sunset. This is supposedly one of the best Sunset Views in Texas. I have seen views at sunset from many places in the United States on the West Coast and while I may argue with someone who says the view is “Spectacular” I wouldn’t argue that it is pretty good.

The restaurant serves mostly TexMex, but some more standard American Fare is also available. and has been in business for quite some time. I will hit you with the details more below after I do a bit of research.

Oasis Austin View: Photo I took of the Sunset above Lake Travis

The lovely Orange Yellow Color is enhanced sadly by Pollution

Sunset at Lake Travis near the Oasis Restaurant
Lake Travis Sunset – Oasis Restaurant

History of The Oasis on Lake Travis

The Oasis on Lake Travis was first built in 1982 by Houston entrepreneur Beau Theriot, who purchased a 500-acre ranch overlooking the lake and converted it into the current multi-use venue. The restaurant quickly became known for its stunning views of the lake and its delicious food and drinks.

In 2005, a lightning strike ignited a fire which consumed much of the property. However, Theriot was determined to rebuild, and the restaurant reopened in 2007. The new Oasis was even larger and more impressive than the original, and it quickly regained its status as one of the most popular restaurants in Austin.

Size, Location, and Acreage

The Oasis Austin Restaurant on Lake Travis is a 30,000-square-foot restaurant that sits on a bluff 450 feet above Lake Travis. The restaurant is located on 500 acres of land, and it offers stunning views of the lake and the surrounding Hill Country.

Food and Drink

The Oasis on Lake Travis offers a variety of American cuisine, including steaks, seafood, pasta, and salads. The restaurant also has a full bar, which features a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails.

Popular Items to Order

Some of the most popular items to order at The Oasis on Lake Travis include:

  • Steak: The Oasis is known for its delicious steaks, which are cooked to perfection over a wood-fired grill.
  • Seafood: The Oasis also has a great selection of seafood, including fresh fish, shrimp, and crab.
  • Pasta: The Oasis’s pasta dishes are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and are cooked to order.
  • Salads: The Oasis has a variety of salads to choose from, including both classic and creative options.
  • Desserts: The Oasis has a delicious selection of desserts, including cakes, pies, and ice cream.

Bar and Other Shops

The Oasis Austin on Lake Travis has a full bar, which features a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. The restaurant also has a gift shop, which sells souvenirs, clothing, and other items.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit The Oasis on Lake Travis is during the sunset hours. The restaurant offers stunning views of the sunset over Lake Travis, and it is a popular spot for couples and groups to enjoy a romantic dinner or a night out with friends.

Distance from Downtown Austin

The Oasis on Lake Travis is located about 30 miles west of downtown Austin. The restaurant is easily accessible by car, and there is also a shuttle service that runs from downtown Austin to the restaurant.

Days Open and Operating Hours

The Oasis on Lake Travis is open seven days a week, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Other Significant Information

The Oasis on Lake Travis is a popular venue for weddings, corporate events, and other special occasions. The restaurant also has a large outdoor patio, which is perfect for enjoying a meal or drink on a warm day.


The Oasis on Lake Travis is a unique and special restaurant that offers stunning views, delicious food, and a variety of amenities. It is a great place to visit for a romantic dinner, a night out with friends, or a special occasion. YMMV…again this is not a review or endorsement…I did not order food.