As summer begins and days become longer, patio dining becomes more popular. For the evenings with more mild weather, restaurant patios can be a wonderful way to spend dinner with friends or family. Because residents living in or around our South Austin apartments are in such close proximity to I-35, there is a variety of great restaurants with outdoor patios in the area. See some of our favorite restaurant patios near our apartments, and stop by Farmhouse today for a tour!
If you like southern comfort food, Moonshine Grill serves great food in the historic Waterloo Compound, and features an outdoor patio converted into a dining area. The patio is beautiful and lush with greenery, and has fans to keep you cool on hot summer evenings. Moonshine Grill is known for its cornflake fried chicken, molasses-grilled pork chops, "corn dog" shrimp and their variety of cocktails.
Polvo's Mexican Restaurant
There's plenty of great Mexican food in South Austin, but one standout that features a large patio is Polvo's Mexican Restaurant, located on South 1st street. Polvo's is known for their extensive salsa bar, excellent margaritas, and their traditional dishes like pork guisada or pescado a la plancha. Since Polvo's can get crowded on weekends and the patio is the most popular seating area, get there early or make a reservation.
Another popular patio is at Shady Grove, a casual Tex-Mex spot that features a shaded patio to help beat the heat. They are known for their tasty burgers and is a great spot for live music, with bands performing outdoors under the shade of pecan trees. The service is friendly and the prices reasonable, making it a great restaurant for large groups.
Lucille is located in the historic Rainey Street district and has a charming patio cocktail bar located in a renovated house. Lucille is frequented by locals primarily for their excellent cocktails and outdoor yard games, which have made it known as one of the most "date-friendly" bars in the South Austin area.
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Thanks to our Slaughter Lane location right off of I-35, there are dozens of great places to hangout near our South Austin apartments. The variety of food and atmospheres are just a few of the many benefits of our convenient location. If you've been searching for a new apartment in South Austin and dining is a priority, stop by and view our Farmhouse apartments anytime.