Retail Roundup: Silverado Ranch Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

For Silverado Ranch homeowners, the beautiful 1890 Ranch shopping center is a popular and convenient choice for shopping or a night out. With more than 70 stores and restaurants, as well as the Cinemark Movie Theater, there’s plenty to do at 1890 Ranch. Some of the most popular retailers include SuperTarget, Bealls, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Famous Footwear, Natural Grocers, PetSmart, Office Max, Ross Dress for Less, Bikram Yoga, Claire’s Boutique, Hemispheres, and Hobby Lobby, to name a few.

In addition, there are at least four more major shopping centers within about 15 minutes of home. These include the tremendous Lakeline Mall, just over five minutes away, plus Round Rock Premium Outlets, the Arboretum at Great Hills, and Gateway shopping center. All together, these retail malls represent an assortment of more than 340 department stores, restaurants, local and national merchants, and much more.

Also convenient, residents do their grocery shopping at one of the two HEBs that are within minutes of the neighborhood.

A Day of Luxurious Food, Fashion and Fun at The Domain

The Domain, an outdoor shopping mall that offers Austin’s most upscale and luxurious shopping experience, is just 20 minutes from home. Shoppers from all over Austin look forward to enjoying shopping excursions among the chic retailers and restaurants of the Domain. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Company, Free People, Luxe Apothetique, and Barney’s are just a few of the Domain’s nearly 100 retailers. The Domain is also home to noteworthy restaurants such as NoRTH, The Daily Grill, Blackfinn’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and McCormick & Schmick’s.

Even going to the movies at the Domain is a luxury experience. The center’s 9-screen iPic theater is decked with posh leather seats. Seats in the premium section recline, are accompanied by side tables, and come with a fresh blanket and pillow. The “concession stand” is a small restaurant that sells chef-prepared dishes such as Ceasar salads, chicken kabobs, coconut shrimp, and Angus beef sliders. And there is a bar that serves sophisticated cocktails. To top it off, patrons take their meal to their seats to enjoy during the show.

Shrimp Diablo, Steak Kabobs and Seared Salmon with White Truffle Oil

Nearby restaurants include Soto, Vazquez Restaurant, Daichi Sushi and Grill, Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill, Umiya, Mighty Fine Burgers, and CR Surf and Turf Seafood and Steak. At CR Surf & Turf, many diners recommend starting with the Shrimp Diablo, shrimp and jalapeño wrapped in bacon for a savory and spicy appetizer. The Blackened Stuffed Catfish Fillet with home-style shrimp crab stuffing and the tender Steak Kabob are popular choices for entrees. And nearly everyone seems to enjoy their good old-fashioned root beer floats.

The menu at contemporary Japanese restaurant Soto brims with delicious and elegantly plated soups, maki rolls, sashimi and more. Many diners recommend specialties of the house, such as the impossibly tender and flavorful Kobe beef carpaccio with fried shallots, and micro greens, garnished with jalapeño chips — or the seared salmon and tuna with truffle, white truffle oil and mache.

Exciting Professional Sports, Kids’ Shows, and Live Concerts

The Cedar Park Center, less than 10 minutes away, is a state-of-the-art, 8,000-seat arena and home to the Texas Stars hockey and Austin Toros basketball teams. The center hosts more than 130 events such as games, concerts, family fare, and more throughout the year.