Retail Roundup: Wells Branch Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Wells Branch homeowners have an abundance of nearby stores and restaurants. In 5 minutes or less, locals visit HEB for groceries and everyday needs. In about 10 minutes, organic produce, meats and cheeses, as well as other healthy products, are available at the Whole Foods market in the Gateway Shopping Center.

A shopper’s dream, Wells Branch is just minutes from many of Austin’s biggest shopping districts. For a world-class shopping experience, locals take the short drive of less than 10 minutes to enjoy the day at The Domain, a 1,300,000-square-foot upscale outdoor shopping mall. Featuring 100 stores and restaurants, some of the high-end retailers include Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co and Barneys. A break from shopping for lunch or dinner offers several savory selections, including Maggiano’s Little Italy, McCormick & Schmicks, NoRTH, and the Daily Grill to name a few.

In particular, NoRTH has become a wildly popular Italian restaurant featuring a delicious menu of eclectic and favorite dishes, such as their distinctive spinach mezzaluna pasta in a flavorful blend of ricotta, mascarpone, pecorino, and grana padano cheeses with herb butter.

In addition, five of Austin’s most popular shopping malls are located within a 15-minute drive, including The Arboretum, Round Rock Premium Outlets, Lakeline Mall, 1890 Ranch and Wolf Ranch Town Center. Together, these major retail centers include over 360 stores and restaurants.

Local Foodie Favorites

Wells Branch offers a dynamic balance between affordability and variety. Family restaurants are found in abundance here, ranging from the traditional to the exotic. A local favorite is the Crawfish Shack & Oyster Bar, renowned for their generous portions of Cajun-style seafood. The atmosphere is warm and casual, perfect for a quick lunch or relaxing family dinner. Locals rave about their mouthwatering spicy crawfish bowls with rich buttered corn and seasonal specials like fresh blue crab and oysters.

Also nearby, Inka Chicken is the only Peruvian rotisserie in Austin. Their signature offering is the rotisserie chicken, marinated in a blend of spices and flame-roasted slowly over wood and charcoal to perfection. The chicken is irresistibly tender and juicy with a smoky flavor. There is a large selection of fresh homemade sides to pair with their signature dish that make an exceptional family meal.