Retail Roundup: Gabriel’s Overlook Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Residents of Gabriel’s Overlook enjoy shopping and dining on historic Georgetown’s newly revitalized Main Street, filled with small boutique-style shops, restaurants, a winery, a bowling alley and a movie theater.

In addition to shopping and dining in historic Georgetown, residents can take the 10-minute drive to Wolf Ranch Town Center. Wolf Ranch offers national retail and dining in an attractive open-air shopping center. The center hosts more than 80 retailers and restaurants. Some of the leading retailers are Target, Kohl’s, Ross, Sephora, and Best Buy. Among the restaurants, some of the more popular spots include Firehouse Subs, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Longhorn Steakhouse, Mama Fu’s Asian House, McAlister’s Deli, Milano Trattoria Pizza & Pasta, Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q, Souper Salad, Starbucks and Panda Express.

For even more shopping, the popular Round Rock Premium Outlet Mall is only 15 minutes away. Shoppers can find steep discounts and solid bargains on more than 100 popular brands including Adidas, J Crew, Brooks Brothers, Perry Ellis, and Ralph Lauren. Across the street from the mall is the only IKEA in the Austin metro area.

New Orleans-Style Gumbo, Gourmet Sandwiches and Citrus-Glazed Salmon

Diners from Gabriel’s Overlook love nearby Leander’s Mouton Southern Bistro for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Specializing in finely prepared southern and Cajun favorites, Mouton Bistro offers such down-home favorites as hand-breaded chicken-fried steak with gravy and authentic New Orleans-style gumbo. Its friendly atmosphere, delicious comfort food, and attentive service have won this locally owned restaurant a loyal following.

Roots Bistro is a popular Georgetown storefront café serving delicious Panini, piping-hot pizza, gourmet sandwiches, and more. Locals love lunch on the open patio. This is a laid back, family-friendly eatery that offers free Wi-Fi and often hosts free live music.

The Monument Café is another popular local restaurant. The Monument evokes old-timey Texas roadside cafes from the 1920s through the 1940s. American fare with only the freshest produce and natural meats and poultry make this a family favorite. The menu varies weekly with the only regular item being the wildly popular Friday night seafood platter with fried catfish, citrus-glazed fresh salmon, fried shrimp, hush puppies, and sides. Next door, The Garden at the Monument is an authentic Texas Biergarten serving beer, wine, burgers and fries where locals might hear jazz or western swing while they enjoy their meal.

The Community’s Home for Performing Arts

The Georgetown Palace Theater is the community’s home for performing arts events throughout the year. The historic theater draws actors, musicians, directors, dancers and technical specialists from all over Texas.