Retail Roundup: Forest Creek Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Just 10 minutes away from the Forest Creek neighborhood, the Round Rock Premium Outlets buzz with shoppers who travel from all over Austin to check out deals from 125 high-end retailers. Some of the most popular outlets include 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. Hungry shoppers can grab a bite at any of a number of eateries, including Phil’s Philly Grill, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen or Asian Too.

Forest Creek residents looking for affordable furniture and household goods are lucky to have IKEA only 15 minutes away. And in less than 10 minutes, local shoppers can easily access a Walmart Supercenter, an HEB grocery store, as well as Randalls, another popular grocery.

World Famous Brisket, Orange Glazed Donuts and Triple-A Baseball

If dining out is on the menu, Forest Creek foodies have numerous restaurant choices nearby. In less than 10 minutes, neighbors can gather for a taste of Texas born-and-bred barbecue at The Salt Lick, known for its world-famous sliced brisket and Southern hospitality. Another nearby local favorite, Chuy’s, entices diners with its flavorful Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom, with juicy chicken and roasted New Mexican green chiles. Chuy’s fresh margaritas are also famous throughout Texas.

For a romantic date night or special celebration, locals take the short, 15-minute drive to Main Street Grill, where upscale entrees such as glazed salmon, crab-encrusted rainbow trout and New York strip tempt the palate. Folks in the area with a sweet tooth can hardly resist legendary Round Rock Donuts, orange-glazed gems that have been featured on numerous national food programs. Their gooey, delicious warmth is just minutes away.

Local sports fans have a field day at the nearby Dell Diamond, where they cheer for The Express, Round Rock’s cherished minor league baseball team. The Texas Rangers affiliate team thrills fans at a cozy ballpark where every seat offers a great view of the Triple-A action on the field.