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Reviewed September 11, 2021 via mobile

Ski Shores is a treasure. Their lakefront setting little else matters. The location, service and food were very good. When you are there be sure to share your French fries with the turtles and huge fish.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 22, 2021

I have been to Ski Shores on Lake Austin a couple of times before and really enjoyed it. This time there was a fundamental problem. I don't think that the chef tasted what he was putting out for us to eat. I ordered the Hummus...for my grandson and he took one bite and spat it out. I tasted it and it was so salty that it was inedible. The #1 job of a restaurant is to make sure that the food is the best it can be. this was a MAJOR FAIL.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 15, 2021 via mobile

Ski Shores is exactly what such a restaurant should be. You can access by car or boat. They are laid back in every way. The menu is limited and food is very good for what it is. The setting is so beautiful that nothing else...should matter. Remember to feed the turtles, huge fish, du is abs swans. They prefer French fries.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

A great way to start the weekend is to share breakfast tacos overlooking the lake from the Ski Shores Waterfront restaurant. The menu is limited to start the day but the location overcomes about anything.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

Have not eaten here in a while. Glad my wife suggested it. Really enjoyed sitting by the water. Had our dog with us. Relaxing and quiet on the night we were there with a wonderful view of the water and boats and boards passing by....This is not a place to get in and out of in a hurry. Service was a bit too slow initially, but that was fine and once our server engaged with us he was extremely accommodating and made the meal more enjoyable. My wife had the fish tacos which she really enjoyed. My black and blue blue burger was excellent, although they forgot to put on the extra Patty that I asked for. The chicken wing appetizer was an A+, with blue cheese dressing. Somewhat pricey in my opinion for basically a burger-joint, but the view and setting justifies the price as does the tasty food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

Our spring weather led us to the wonderful Ski Shores Waterfront restaurant experience. The food is beach style and good enough. This is a place for the wonderful lake front experience that is hard to top. Make sure to feed the fish, turtles and turtles.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 1, 2020

Ski Shores has been an Austin Landmark since the early 50's and remains unspoiled to this day. Their location is still unspoiled and you feel like its a throw back with the construction and surroundings. On the weekends from 9AM to 11AM they serve breakfast...tacos which are so large that they really should call it a burrito. Everything is freshly cooked and they use good quality ingredients. What really makes it special is that you can get of these tasty items for $3. Additionally, they serve Mimosa's for the same $3. Its a special place that pleases the pallets as well as the eyes in a totally relaxing environmentMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

The setting at Ski Shores is as good as anywhere in town. And it is in town. The location is beautiful on the lake. The menu is limited but food is good. Make sure you feed the fish.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with some relatives. Service was very good. They got my order wrong, but quickly corrected it. We had to sit one row of tables over from waterside because of all of the flying insects. Still it was a pleasant experience with...good food at reasonable prices.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

We went hiking nearby here then popped in for a few cocktails. Saturday at 6pm the IT game is on tv the bar is hopping. Kids and families hanging out in the fresh air. Lake life happening here! Boats up and down entertaining us. Good...music, nice deck. Great views. Good food. Friendly bar staff. Life is goodMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Yes, Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe offers takeout services.

Ski Shores Waterfront Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5