Retail Roundup: Apache Shores Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Apache Shores is secluded from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet its convenient access to restaurants, shopping and entertainment is a major draw. The neighborhood is ideally situated between two regional malls, Lakeline Mall and the Hill Country Galleria, and at least four groceries, including Whole Foods, only 15 to 20 minutes away.

 Venture south to find fabulous home goods, in-style clothing and accessories at Dillard’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshall’s, Pier 1, Best Buy and specialty stores at the open-air 100-store Galleria. Some of the Galleria’s other popular retailers include Banana Republic, Chico’s, Eddie Bauer, Relax the Back, Soma Intimates, Victoria’s Secret, as well as White House Black Market, and many other popular beauty, accessory and clothing boutiques.

 Or go north, where JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears anchor the 150-store Lakeline Mall. Other stores at this spacious mall include American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Fredericks’ of Hollywood, Gap, Image, Lakeline Day Spa, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Office Max, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross, Brookstone, New York and Company, Yankee Candle and many, many more.

Both malls also include a wide variety of restaurants as well as exceptional movie theaters that offer the latest in film.

Mouth-Watering Sirloin, Sumptuous Pasta and Authentic Tex-Mex Comfort Food

From scrumptious fine dining to fast food, the restaurant choices are endless. A mouth-watering prime cut steak topped with the house butter blend, caramelized shallots, and chives, served with an applewood-smoked bacon wedge salad and mac-and-cheese is a delight at Steiner Ranch Steak House. The colorful murals throughout Rocco’s Grille invite guests to enjoy delicious Italian pasta, pizza and grill specialties. Both eateries include alfresco dining with gorgeous views of the hill country and lakes.

 Casually drop in for lip-smacking burgers at P. Terry’s, or try authentic Tex-Mex comfort food, delectable pizza and savory Asian fare south of Apache Shores in Lakeway or Bee Cave, or to the east in trendy Steiner Ranch. For food and snacks on-the-go, Apache Shores residents have the convenience of several Starbucks and other coffee shops featuring delicious nibbles and drinks. And living up to Austin’s claim as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” many of the restaurants showcase live music for diners to enjoy.