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Abel's On the Lake

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3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-3510
+1 512-904-0570
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ticonderoga
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the best tasting food I had in a austin. The view from the deck was beautiful. Our server Pat was outstanding. He was attentive and a worthy salesman! I would definitely come here again!

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Thank Hbd2014
San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the fried pickles! This is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in the states because I know they have fried pickles. They offer traditional and a variety of tex-mex dishes. Be sure to sit outside on the water it's always nice to see the Texas sky during the sun set along with watching boat traffic.

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Thank nerotal
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food was good but they were definitely understaffed. If a large group came in...which it did after my family was seated...it through off the crew since they were so understaffed. Need to hire more folks for the weekend.

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Thank Todd T
Midwest
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390 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We ate at Abel's during a banquet dinner recently. Very nice experience. Our room was spacious and looked out over the lake. Servers were friendly and attentive. Food was quite good - a TexMex taco/fajita buffet.

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Thank dwg51357
Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've been here a few times for drinks and bites and its been OK. This past Friday night we stopped by for a few drinks and decided to try the oysters. This is the only place I have ever been where the oysters were opened but not released from the shell! We hade to scrape them all ourselves, as the... More 

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Thank Jeff D
Oakland, New Jersey
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Although not busy,it took 30 minutes to get our drinks. And then he only brought 2 out of 4. He didn't even realize he only brought two and when we asked where the rest was, he didn't remember what they were. When he finally brought a beer, it tasted funny. I told one of the waiters and asked for a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We were in the area so went to Abels for lunch on a Sunday, and hung out near the water as they said 25-35 min wait. 45-50 min later we (fam of 6) camped out at the hostess stand to get a table. Many open tables, just no staff maybe? After 10-15 min sitting at our table (again w kids!)... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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288 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place to relax and have a good meal with a view of the lake. The service was excellent and our waitress was very attentive.The food is very good. We started with chips and queso. They have a nice selection of beers. I had the Pecan porter 512 which was excellent. We also had the Austin burger and the BBQ... More 

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Thank Rockdoc7
San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It's nothing fancy. Nice location on the lake. I would say the food is American and Tex-Mex. I have never had an issue with parking but it seems like it can get packed. They have the best fried pickles!

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Thank nerotal
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

In Austin for a girl's weekend and came to Lake Austin on the advice of a local friend, but had no idea what we were going to do once there. Got out of the Uber and walked right in to Abel's. So glad that we did! Beautiful setting - must go to the back bar. It's open to the lake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-904-0570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?