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Abel's On the Lake

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-3510
+1 512-904-0570
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By far the worst service I've ever received. Our bartender, didn't get his name....bleached blonde hair, asked me three times what my drink was. Guess that I shouldn't be surprised it was wrong. My husband ordered a beer, tap had kicked. Ordered another..... meh. Kept trying to get someone's attention to tab out..... consistently ignored. Hula hut next door has... More 

Thank _karenstevens320
Vina del Mar, Chile
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We get seated in an area where there is no other table around us. Waiter takes forever to approach us. Once drinks are ordered it took 30 mins to receive them. We ordered apps and they didn't even come at all after an hour from sitting down. Turns out they were completely under staffed for a Saturday afternoon in 80... More 

Thank Jaan I
Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has an extensive menu and is located right on Lake Austin. One can see a beautiful sunset overlooking the water. The staff were attentive and kind. This is a good option for those who appreciate Mexican and American fare.

Thank Felice F
Austin, Texas
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many visits and none have disappointed,ever. The upstairs has a nice space for events, open air if you like and such a great setting with the lake right there. perfect for kicking back yoru evening and weekend Austin style!

Thank Sibylle R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Some of the best tasting food I had in a austin. The view from the deck was beautiful. Our server Pat was outstanding. He was attentive and a worthy salesman! I would definitely come here again!

Thank Hbd2014
San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I love the fried pickles! This is one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in the states because I know they have fried pickles. They offer traditional and a variety of tex-mex dishes. Be sure to sit outside on the water it's always nice to see the Texas sky during the sun set along with watching boat traffic.

Thank nerotal
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food was good but they were definitely understaffed. If a large group came in...which it did after my family was seated...it through off the crew since they were so understaffed. Need to hire more folks for the weekend.

Thank Todd T
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393 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We ate at Abel's during a banquet dinner recently. Very nice experience. Our room was spacious and looked out over the lake. Servers were friendly and attentive. Food was quite good - a TexMex taco/fajita buffet.

Thank dwg51357
Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've been here a few times for drinks and bites and its been OK. This past Friday night we stopped by for a few drinks and decided to try the oysters. This is the only place I have ever been where the oysters were opened but not released from the shell! We hade to scrape them all ourselves, as the... More 

Thank Jeff D
Oakland, New Jersey
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Although not busy,it took 30 minutes to get our drinks. And then he only brought 2 out of 4. He didn't even realize he only brought two and when we asked where the rest was, he didn't remember what they were. When he finally brought a beer, it tasted funny. I told one of the waiters and asked for a... More 

1 Thank nataliem572016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-3510
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-904-0570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?