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“Nice view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of On The Rocks

On The Rocks
4401 Cottonwood Drive, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657
8306377417
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Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Just stopped for a drink. Great view and resonably priced drinks in a quaint outdoor bar environment.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Great little place with big views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at the nearby Marriott and went to find something better than the awful hotel restaurant. We pulled in to On the rocks not really expecting much. Firstly we were blown away by the view from their dining room back over the dam and lake. The food was simple but very tasty and home cooked. We enjoyed the relaxed experience and friendly staff - the polar opposite of the generic chain restaurants you in so many places.

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Great view - great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

On the Rocks in Cottonwood Shores sits high on a hill over looking Lake LBJ and its dam. What is really great is the food and wonderful wait staff at On the Rocks. They offer an Italian-American theme of home cooking that we haven't found anywhere else. The food is tastefully prepared fresh and from scratch by the Orlando family. The Orlandos provide outstanding food at a resonable price. They make everyone feel welcome and frequently visit the tables to check on your food and service. On the Rocks has live music on the weekends outside on the veranda where the view is bodacious!!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dripping Springs, Texas, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The location is amazing. Overlooking the Lake and Dam. The food was good but service was a little slow. We had a big party and there was also another large group there and the staff was overwhelmed. They were very friendly and attentive though and did their best to keep us happy. It's worth the trip.

Visited March 2012
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Burnet, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Big Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Good news: very nice view; food pretty good

Bad news: service terrible; took a group of 12 for lunch; had made reservation days in advance so should have been prepared; only one other person in restaurant; had no soup; no non meat dishes; no fresh veggies; took very long time to get food; atmosphere dirty

Will not be going back -- and I doubt that anyone in party will go back either. A real shame.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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