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Abel's On the Lake

) #1,980 of 3,064 Restaurants in Austin $$ - $$$ American, Bar
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-3510
+1 512-904-0570
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“fish tacos” (6 reviews)
“texas tea” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-3510
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is pretty horrible and overpriced. We ordered fish and chips that came with a greasy, mushy mess underneath (supposedly chips) completely nasty. The server took our drink order when we sat down and we asked for fried pickles at the same time. After...More

Thank 3Cousins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Abel's on the lake yesterday with my sister and mother. When we went in to see about seating we waited for about 10 minutes before someone talked to us. Finally, after waiting a few minutes one of four people at the front...More

Thank Marissa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took some family here that were visiting from out of town to show them what Austin had to offer. After waiting almost seven minutes for someone to notice us at the hostess stand and seat us we were ignored for another 15 minutes before...More

Thank Juan2Jenn2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst service I've ever received. Our bartender, didn't get his name....bleached blonde hair, asked me three times what my drink was. Guess that I shouldn't be surprised it was wrong. My husband ordered a beer, tap had kicked. Ordered another..... meh. Kept...More

Thank _karenstevens320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We get seated in an area where there is no other table around us. Waiter takes forever to approach us. Once drinks are ordered it took 30 mins to receive them. We ordered apps and they didn't even come at all after an hour from...More

Thank Jaan I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has an extensive menu and is located right on Lake Austin. One can see a beautiful sunset overlooking the water. The staff were attentive and kind. This is a good option for those who appreciate Mexican and American fare.

Thank Felice F
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Many visits and none have disappointed,ever. The upstairs has a nice space for events, open air if you like and such a great setting with the lake right there. perfect for kicking back yoru evening and weekend Austin style!

Thank Sibylle R
Reviewed 21 March 2017 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!

Thank Hbd2014
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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...More

Thank nerotal
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.

Thank Todd T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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