Who: Shack 512
What: Lake Travis Dining
When: Monday to Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday to Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm
Where: 8714 Lime Creek Road Volente, Texas 78641 (adjacent to Sandy Creek Yacht Club and Marina)
Why: Here in Central Texas, the weather stays mild year round. It’s a blessing and a curse, but we’ve found ways to keep ourselves busy. Primarily in the forms of long lake days in the middle of October, and beautiful dinners sitting watching the sun fade into the water.
Shack 512 is a new restaurant and bar that captures your attention the moment you pull up. Located right on Lake Travis, the restaurant sits on the water and can be accessed by boat and by car. It’s dreamy, and enchanting, a perfect backdrop for a weekend family lunch, or a Friday night date night.
I remember just falling in love with the place from the moment I walked up. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It’s off the beaten path, but worth the drive if you’re considering visiting. I happened to have grown up going to Sandy Creek Marina, so I was very well versed in the location, and they’ve just outdone themselves in transforming the restaurant into what it is today.
Between the hospitality, the service, and the delicious food, it was a bonus that the restaurant sat so close to the lake.
The food is a mix between upscale bar food and southern comfort food. It’s extremely flavorful and packs a kick– with many of the dishes incorporating jalapenos. Some of my favorite dishes were the bacon wrapped shrimp, the fried green beans, and the steak kabobs. Another do not miss dish, the s’mores boat! It added a romantic and fun flare that helped wrap up our whole experience.
They’re adding in new special events all the time and are in the middle of weatherproofing the patio space so you can enjoy Shack 512 even when the temp begins to drop, although we know that doesn’t ever really last that long in Austin.
When you go, please be sure to let them know Dine With Shayda sent you!