With eight restaurants reviewed, I've been able to narrow down some must-try eats for both visitors and locals. From classic BBQ joints to trendy cafes, there's something for everyone in this county.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to drool over some of the best cuisine Bastrop County has to offer - all from someone who knows these restaurants like the back of their hand!


Piney Creek Chop House

Piney Creek Chop House
🗺️ 703 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-2135
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 5–10 PM
Tuesday: 5–10 PM
Wednesday: 5–10 PM
Thursday: 5–10 PM
Friday: 5–10 PM
Saturday: 5–10 PM

From the moment I stepped in, I was completely blown away by the exquisite decor and ambiance. The waitstaff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, making me feel like a VIP.

Now let's talk about the food. Oh my goodness! I've never tasted such an explosion of flavors in my mouth before. Each dish was carefully crafted with precision and flair, leaving me wanting more even though I was already stuffed.

If you're looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or just want to treat yourself to some high-quality cuisine, Piney Creek Chop House is an absolute must-visit. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you later!

You might also want to check out the best bbq in Austin.

Stem & Stone Craft Beer, Wine & Eats

Stem & Stone Craft Beer, Wine & Eats
🗺️ 1507 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-549-3228
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2:30 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–9 PM

First off, the atmosphere was inviting and welcoming, with a cozy interior that made me feel right at home. The menu had a great selection of craft beers and wines, as well as some delicious eats.

I started off with the charcuterie board, which had an assortment of cured meats and cheeses that were all perfectly paired with their beer and wine selections. For my entrée, I tried the grilled shrimp tacos which were seasoned to perfection and had just the right amount of kick.

The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, which made my dining experience even more enjoyable. Overall, Stem & Stone is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area. Just be warned: you might have a hard time leaving!

You might also want to check out the best restaurants in Austin.

Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard

Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard
🗺️ 601 Chestnut St Building C, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-988-7036
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a friendly smile by the staff. The atmosphere was cozy and inviting, with a charming outdoor patio area that had me dreaming of warm summer nights. Now let's get to the food. Holy guacamole! Their chips and salsa were divine. And their burger? Juicy, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. But what really stole the show for me was their homemade dessert - a decadent chocolate cake that left me wanting more (and feeling guilty at the same time). Overall, Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard is a delicious gem in Bastrop County that you won't want to miss out on.

You might also want to check out the best ramen in Austin.

Lakehouse 1441

Lakehouse 1441
🗺️ 395 FM1441, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-3199
🌐 Website
Sunday: 12 PM–12 AM
Monday: 12 PM–12 AM
Tuesday: 12 PM–12 AM
Wednesday: 12 PM–12 AM
Thursday: 12 PM–12 AM
Friday: 12 PM–12 AM
Saturday: 12 PM–1 AM

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a charming and cozy atmosphere that made me feel right at home. The menu was filled with a plethora of mouthwatering options, ranging from classic comfort food to more sophisticated dishes.

I opted for the grilled salmon served with a side of roasted vegetables and let me tell you, it was divine. The salmon was perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, while the vegetables were still crunchy and full of flavor.

To top off my meal, I ordered their famous chocolate lava cake, which oozed with rich and decadent chocolate goodness. It's safe to say that Lakehouse 1441 is definitely worth the drive to Bastrop County.

If you're looking for a restaurant that combines excellent food with a warm and inviting atmosphere, look no further than Lakehouse 1441.

You might also want to check out the best thai food in Austin.

Roadhouse Bastrop

Roadhouse Bastrop
🗺️ 2804 TX-21, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-1803
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Monday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–9 PM

Upon entering the establishment, I was greeted with a lively atmosphere and a charming decor. The menu offered a variety of options from traditional burgers to more gourmet dishes. As someone who loves their meat cooked to perfection, I was pleased with my medium-rare steak that was succulent and flavorful. The staff were friendly and attentive, making it an enjoyable dining experience. Overall, Roadhouse Bastrop is a great spot for those seeking tasty food and good vibes in Bastrop County!

You might also want to check out the best pho in Austin.

LAB C FOOD KITCHEN

LAB C FOOD KITCHEN
🗺️ 107 Childers Dr. Suite 100, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-412-6071
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–9 PM

The moment I walked in, I was greeted with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable about the menu. Speaking of the menu, it offered an eclectic mix of dishes that catered to every taste bud.

I ordered the braised beef short rib which was a culinary masterpiece, cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. The sides were equally impressive, especially the roasted garlic mashed potatoes which were creamy and delectable.

To wash it all down, I had their signature cocktail, the "LAB C Margarita" which was refreshing and had just the right amount of kick.

Overall, LAB C FOOD KITCHEN is a must-visit for anyone looking for a palatable dining experience. If you're ever around Bastrop County, do yourself a favor and check them out!

You might also want to check out the best donuts in Austin.

Fitties BBQ

Fitties BBQ
🗺️ 1376 State Hwy 71, Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-303-6808
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–2 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 6 AM–5 PM
Thursday: 6 AM–5 PM
Friday: 6 AM–5 PM
Saturday: 6 AM–5 PM

First off, I was impressed by the aroma of the place as soon as I walked in. The smoky scent made my mouth water and my taste buds tingle. The menu offered a wide variety of BBQ options that were juicy, tender, and cooked to perfection.

I decided to try their brisket, which was served with a side of macaroni and cheese- a true comfort food combo! The meat was so succulent it practically melted in my mouth. As for the mac and cheese, it was creamy and had just the right amount of cheesy goodness.

The customer service was outstanding too- the staff were friendly, attentive, and constantly checked up on me to make sure everything was up to par.

If you're looking for a spot with great BBQ that will make your taste buds dance with joy, then Fitties BBQ is definitely worth checking out!

You might also want to check out the best restaurants in Cedar Park.

El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant

El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant
🗺️ 201 Childers Dr., Bastrop, TX 78602
☎️ 512-321-1800
🌐 Website
Sunday: 8 AM–8 PM
Monday: 8 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 8 AM–9 PM
Friday: 8 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM–10 PM

The moment I walked in, I was greeted with a friendly smile and the delicious aroma of Mexican spices. The menu offered a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes, including traditional tacos, burritos and enchiladas. My personal favorite was the carne asada which was cooked to perfection and had the perfect amount of seasoning. Their salsa had just the right amount of heat and made my taste buds dance with joy.

The ambiance of the restaurant was welcoming with colorful decorations on the walls, adding to the overall Mexican vibe. The staff were attentive but not intrusive, making for a relaxing meal.

Overall, El Nuevo Mexico Restaurant is definitely worth visiting if you're looking for authentic Mexican cuisine in Bastrop County. It's no wonder they have received such high praise from locals and tourists alike!

You might also want to check out the best pizza in Austin.

Next Posts

The Absolute Best BBQ in Austin  [Updated 2024]
Austin's Best Restaurants [Updated 2024]
Austin's Best Ramen [Updated 2024]
Susan Wright

Susan has a passion for helping small, locally-owned restaurants and businesses to tell their stories and showcase their unique offerings to the public. With a loyalty to her hometown of Austin, TX, Susan is committed to making sure these establishments get the recognition they deserve. Outside of work, Susan enjoys exploring Austin's food and music scene with friends, hiking in the nearby hill country, spending time in nature, and savoring every bite of barbeque she can find.