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Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing Experience! Great Food, Great Views & Rob my waiter has been fantastic the couple of times I’ve come so far! I have to say that I almost didn’t go because of the reviews here, but my experience was totally different. And it was...absolutely a 5 star experience. Overall the Views are objectively great right off the water, the food has been very good both times - I had a really good Salmon dish most recently. But more importantly the waiter Rob has been incredibly kind & attentive - even offering Iced Tea “to go” both times. I’d recommend you judge Abels for yourself and come to the restaurant — I actually asked them about previous reviews and they did say they’ve been really shifting all of their service to be the best & that’s what I’ve seen first hand. I can’t speak to how they were in the past, but today the experience is 5 stars!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2020

Had supper here Saturday, was good but not great. Service was lacking and slow. Food was ok but could of been better. View of the lake and great sunset made it a good time.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

View is great but food not so great. We had Sunday brunch and Eggs Florentine was overcooked, chicken wrap less than stellar, appetizers were good. Definitely a beer joint on the water.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

The infrastructure and location would make this place perfect. Burgers were great but the hand cut fries were old and extremely salty. I was having a good experience until I got to the bathrooms. Smelled like vomit and were super dirty. Had trouble eating my...food after.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

All I can say is the food was good, location ✅ but service was poor. Slow and poor service. I asked for water refill, and the server told me to wait for our server- we didn’t even know who our server was.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

We had a small group meet here for a private event and we were very well taken care of. The food was good, the server was incredibly kind and attentive. The view was perfection! The only negative was that the room we were in was...very hot. They had fans blowing which helped, but we were all sweating and pulling our hair off of our necks.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Top notch views, great food and excellent service!! First time visit, no complaints and next time I’m in Austin I’ll stop in again!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

I dont do this often...but Its gotta be said. So after years of working in resturants, loving to eat with family in restaurant....this was almost the worst experience.... Food was OVER priced and we are sure 2/3 of Trio app came from a jar. Our...waiter forgot to water us as we sat in 99 degree heat outside on the lake, tho other wait staff had no problem taking care of their tables....🤔 I ran to the bathroom...at which time I passed and I saw the beverage station ...disgusting, water all over floor and smelled like rotting food...🤢. When I walked in the bathroom....it was even worse...unkempt, mold on a lower wall, unclean, just GROSS. I WAS always told that if the bathrooms were disgusting, so is the kitchen by my chef friends and owners of restaurants. The food came, and we were told they were 'understaffed' while we saw many staff members not doing much but talking to one another....really?!?! We BOTH ordered Austin Burgers Medium Rare, after clarifying that they WOULD cook them that way. I ordered a side salad. Both burgers were WELL DONE. Greg's had almost rotted lettuce, as did my salad. Cukes were OLD. Also buns were stale.... We would NEVER come back nor EVER recommend to anyone. Also, no manager to talk to so here it is.....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019

On a hot summer afternoon we stopped by for a few frozen Margaritas. The strawberry was exactly what I needed. My wife had the mango frozen rita.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

If you like to eat at a table by the lake, this is the right place. The food is average, nothing bad but nothing we had was outstanding except for the tortilla soup, which was great. The chopped salad was a chopped salad. The blue...cheese dressing was a bit runny. The service was good. I’d go back because of the view.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Abel's On the Lake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4