If you're looking for a truly unique dining experience in Central Texas, you're in luck. From the Laurel Tree restaurant to the Stories Fine Dining steakhouse, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you're looking for a casual snack bar or a more upscale experience, Central Texas has something for everyone. The Laurel Tree restaurant is located at the Icon Hotel in the former Union National Bank building at 220 South Main.
It opened in October 2004 and offers modern Texas flavors. The restaurant is owned by Laurel Waters, who has a grand diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. If you're looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of options available. McDade's Emporium and Ice Cream Saloon, the snack bar in the library, and the Old Buck's Place pool bar are all great choices.
The Old Buck's Place is situated on the slow Crooked River and offers a variety of drinks and snacks. For an even more unique experience, head to one of the small towns of Central Texas. Here you'll find everything from kolaches to escalopes, fried chicken fillets, enchiladas and New Texas dishes. The former German brewery and restaurant in New Braunfels has been revitalized and serves plenty of draft beers, schnitzels and sandwiches in its lively, mostly outdoor space.
If you're looking for something a bit more active, there are plenty of daytime rentals available for all kinds of water and beach activities. Swimming, fishing, water slides, volleyball, grilling, kayaking and paddling are all popular activities in Central Texas.