Retail Roundup: Davenport Rim Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Davenport Rim residents do their grocery shopping at HEB in the local Village at Westlake Shopping Center. In addition to groceries, HEB offers an assortment of prepared meals for those on the go. Whole Foods Market’s gateway store is just over 10 minutes north on Capital of Texas Highway near the beautiful park-like outdoor shopping mall at the Arboretum.

In under five minutes, area homeowners can also visit the shops and eateries at Davenport Village which hosts fine restaurants such as Eleven Plates and Wine, as well as a pharmacy, an exclusive jewelry store, a fitness gym, and other establishments.

The Domain is Austin’s Upscale Shopping and Dining Destination

Just 15 minutes away, the exclusive and upscale Domain shopping center features entertainment, high-end retail, and dining. Stores include Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Barney’s, Macy’s, Coach, Sephora and many other fashionable boutiques and shops.

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 the movies at the Domain are upscale. The 9-screen iPic theater is decked with posh leather seats, some of which recline and are accompanied by side tables. The “concession stand” is actually a small restaurant serving freshly prepared food such as wings and Angus beef sliders — as well as cocktails.

In addition, Davenport Rim is less than 15 minutes from eight major shopping centers. Altogether, these shopping centers host an assortment of 550 department stores, retailers, movie theaters, and restaurants.

Contemporary Cuisine, Tex-Mex Comfort Food and Classic Italian Favorites

Restaurants easily accessible from Davenport Rim are truly extensive. A few of the places most popular with local foodies include Trento, Maudie’s Milagro, County Line BBQ, My Fit Foods, Uchi, Barley Swine, Café Bistro at Nordstrom, Fabi + Rosi, and Hula Hut.

Eleven Plates and Wine, just around the corner in Davenport Village, is very popular with diners from all over Austin. Eleven Plates & Wine serves inventive, up-to-the-minute contemporary cuisine (pork belly bahn mi, roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon aioli, scallops with homemade aioli and Spanish chorizo, crispy garbanzo beans, and more) that is always plated with elegance and panache.

Maudie’s Milagro, also in Davenport Village, holds down the spot for most comforting Tex-Mex (with the greatest view) in the neighborhood. Specialties include enchiladas, tacos, burritos, and its famous margaritas.

Trento, also under five minutes away, takes a classy but casual fresh approach to Italian favorites. Dinner favorites include brisket stuffed ravioli with eggplant, carrot, and kale, and delicious pizzas.

Tiki-Mex Cuisine with a Surfer Twist

The restaurateurs behind the immensely popular Shady Grove and Chuy’s Comida Deluxe opened Hula Hut, a little under 15 minutes away from Davenport Rim. It offers outdoor seating on a pier built out over Lake Austin in a fun, campy resort style.

Known as “Mexican Food with a Surfer Twist” there are specialty dishes as well as good old American comfort foods. The Tiki-Mex cuisine includes delectable fare such as the Coconut Fried Shrimp, Mango-Poblano Chile Quesadillas, Tubular Tacos and their delectable Hawaiian Fajitas. The Hawaiian Fajitas is a favorite served with charbroiled beef or chicken glazed in a Polynesian plum sauce with red bell peppers, green onions and Hawaiian pineapple. Comfort foods include burgers, sandwiches, salads and veggie burgers. And their famous, delicious margaritas are a perfect complement to the beautiful lake view.