10 Great Places to Eat In and Around Georgetown

Real Estate Agent with Bradfield Properties 532238

For a "little" town (even at 50,000 it still feels like a small hometown community), Georgetown and the area surrounding it have a surprising number of good places to eat.  In case you're new to the area, or just are in the mood for some place you might not h ave been, here's a list of 10 restaurants that are worth a stop.  Links are provided so you can check them out ahead of time. 

EAts on 8th


First on the list is a new place that is gaining hearts fast - Eats on 8th.  Wonderful food,, great atmosphere, and the first time I ate there I was plotting when I could come back before we'd even left. 







A Georgetown icon is Wildfire.  Upscale home cookihg with a Southwestern flair, and a favorite place for lunch or happy hour. 


A block from Wildfire on the square is Burger University.  Build your own burgers, a nice casual place to take the kids.


The  Hollow Pork Belly Sandwich

Also on the square is The Hollow Brasserie.  Truly delicious food prepared with loving hands, good service, great for a nice date night.










In the mood for Italian?  Head over to Tony and Luigi's on University.   I have fond memories of an Italian Sausage penne pasta dish I had there for lunch one day.


For BBQ, my choice these days within a short drive is Rider's BBQ and Hot Sausage in Jarrell.  Not only do they have great BBQ, but if someone in your party isn't in the mood for BBQ, there's all sorts of other options, just as delicious in their own right. 


There's several choices for Mexican food, of course.  It's hard to choose which one to recommend - a lot depends on mood and whether you want to go a little upscale or more authentic.  Pulling a name out of a hat, for this list I'll choose Dos Salsas, a very popular restaurant (parking can be the only issue) with great food and a great Mexican Martini.


Of course, you do have to try The Monument Cafe, another Georgetown institution.  Home cooking with Kobe beef.   Need I say more?   After lunch, you can go out back to the Monument Market, an indoor farmer's market, and pick up some local products to take home!  And it's right across the street from my office, a block north of the Courthouse Square. 


When you have a little time, drive a little and head over to Dahlia Cafe in Liberty Hill.  WELL, worth the drive, even from Austin - just ask anyone who's been there.  Great food, live music, indoor or outdoor eating, a huge playground for the kids - it's one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner. 


Finally (for this list of 10, anyway), there's another place that's a little bit of a drive, too, that you absolutely must not miss.  I'm talking about The Texan Cafe  just down the road in Hutto.  The food is really good, but the pie - oh, my, the pie!  Go with a bunch of friends for Pie Happy Hour and share so you can get a taste of their full range of awesome pies.  I'm particularly fond of their Brandy Hot Apple Pie a la mode with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.  Then you can finish up the evening with dinner.  Remember, have dessert first! 


So there you have it - a list of ten restaurants that I recommend from personal experience.  Give them a try, and then come back and tell me what you think! 


Comments (2)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

So smart to have options listed on your blog posts for new to area, locals too for easy access to where do we eat eenie meenie miney moe selection!

Jan 24, 2015 02:07 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Hi Tricia, the list just makes me hungry again.  Nice endorsements for all these eateries.  I'll bet the appreciate it! 

Jan 24, 2015 12:23 PM