Retail Roundup: Cedar Park Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Cedar Park is an exciting city that provides world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment to its residents. People from Cedar Park have a great selection of restaurants — everything from fast and simple Firehouse Subs (founded by local firemen for quick and delicious meals on-the-go), to exquisite fine dining at Soto, where the raw bar serves up the freshest seafood in Austin.

Families also enjoy plenty of great restaurants for a weekend dinner. At the top of the list, Cedar Park’s Jardin Corona, serves the area’s best Tex-Mex food and is very popular with families. Diners are especially fond of the signature dish — a generously sized fried chicken breast stuffed with monterey jack cheese, bacon, and mushrooms.

Super-Fresh Shashimi and Gorgeous Hill Country Wineries

For special occasions or whenever the mood for sophisticated dining strikes, Cedar Park has several excellent high-end restaurants as well. Daichi Sushi and Grill serves gracefully plated super-fresh sashimi and sushi, as well as items from the grill, and boasts a good selection of sake and Japanese beer. The restaurant’s decor is modest, but elegant. And the service is attentive, and outstanding. Loyal diners recommend the spicy crab lettuce wraps, the sweet uni sushi whenever it’s available, as well as teriyaki skewers and the udon and ramen soups. The spicy crab wraps are a delicately balanced blend of flavors. Each wrap is a medium-sized bite with spicy minced crab in delicious sauce on a small piece of lettuce.

Cedar Park is also home to the Thirsty Oaks Trail, a path that winds through gorgeous Texas Hill Country to connect four Hill Country wineries. Each winery offers free wine tasting and plenty of picnic areas to fully enjoy a sunny day.

From Groceries to Fashion, There’s Plenty of Shopping in Cedar Park

For everyday shopping, stores such as Randalls, HEB, Costco, and SuperTarget are plentiful around Cedar Park, making daily groceries a breeze.

Cedar Park’s Lakeline Mall is one of Austin’s biggest shopping destinations. With over 150 stores, shoppers enjoy a spacious mall including anchor stores Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Gap, Image, Lakeline Day Spa, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Office Max, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross, JCPenney, Brookstone, New York and Company, Yankee Candle and many, many more.

Restaurants at Lakelineinclude Applebee’s, Chili’s, Frullati Café, Little Tokyo, Los Canarios Fine Mexican Cuisine, Phil’s Philly Grill an Simon’s Sushi, among others. Teens are attracted to the mall’s extensive food court, movie theater and other retail shops like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. Families appreciate the wide range of stores catering to children and children’s needs such as the Disney Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Carter’s, The Children’s Place, Rooms To Go Kids, and Inflatable Wonderland, an a bounce house park.

Even More Shopping!

Another popular shopping destination in Cedar Park, the expansive 1890 Ranch shopping center has more than 70 stores and restaurants and is a popular choice for shopping or a night out.

There’s even more shopping about 15 minutes away at the Round Rock Premium Outlets. One of Austin’s most popular shopping malls, the Outlets feature 125 retailers including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Converse, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s Outlet Store, and many more. Shoppers can also catch a bite to eat at Church’s Chicken, Phil’s Philly Grill and Asian Too, among others.

Sporting Events and Live Performances

For the best in entertainment variety, the Cedar Park Center, an 8,000-seat state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena, hosts more than 130 events per year with concerts, family shows and sporting events, including the home games for the Austin Toros basketball and Texas Stars hockey teams. In addition, the Round Rock Express baseball team is a delight to watch at the Dell Diamond, just 20 minutes away in Round Rock.