Retail Roundup: Laurel Canyon Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Laurel Canyon homeowners have convenient access to plenty of nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. For groceries and everyday needs, an HEB Plus!, Randalls and Walmart SuperCenter are all just minutes from home. In addition, the nearby cities of Leander and Cedar Park each have weekly farmers’ markets offering the freshest produce.

Lakeline Mall is one of Austin’s biggest shopping destinations and is less than 10 minutes from Laurel Canyon. With over 150 stores, shoppers enjoy a spacious mall including anchor stores Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears, as well as American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Gap, Image, Lakeline Day Spa, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Office Max, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross, JCPenney, Brookstone, New York and Company, Yankee Candle and many, many more.

Specialty Shops and Eateries at the Mall

Teens are attracted to the mall’s extensive food court, movie theater and other retail shops like Hollister and Abercrombie & Fitch. And families appreciate the wide range of stores catering to children and children’s needs such as the Disney Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Carter’s, The Children’s Place, Rooms To Go Kids, Gymboree, Gap For Kids, and Inflatable Wonderland, a bounce house park.

Restaurants include Applebee’s, Chili’s, Frullati Café, Little Tokyo, Los Canarios Fine Mexican Cuisine, Phil’s Philly Grill and Simon’s Sushi, among others.

Three other large shopping centers — 1890 Ranch, The Arboretum and Gateway Center, are also within a 15-minute drive. Together, these shopping centers include over 140 stores and restaurants.

Diverse Restaurants Representing Worldwide Cuisine, and a Popular Local Favorite

Laurel Canyon homeowners can choose from a broad variety of international cuisines at nearby restaurants such as the Taste of Ethiopia, Inka Chicken of Peru, Pita Fusion, Pho Viet, as well as local favorite The Oasis on Lake Travis.

The Oasis on Lake Travis offers diners delicious Tex-Mex classics along with a breathtaking view of the lake (especially at sunset) that can’t be found anywhere else.  People from all over Austin put the Oasis on their “must-visit” list when entertaining company from out of town, but residents of Laurel Canyon can conveniently visit any time they’d like.

The bright, spacious restaurant is several stories high, with large tall balconies facing the lake and several patios so diners can enjoy the lakeside breeze. The atmosphere is lively and warm, and it’s a great restaurant for any occasion.

Patrons enjoy lots of Tex-Mex seafood flavors, including the decadent Grilled Shrimp Diablo — colossal shrimp stuffed with slivered jalapeños and wrapped in smoky bacon. It is served in a sweet chile sauce with rice, and the plate packs a memorable and flavorful punch. The Oasis also serves delicious and popular Tex-Mex inflected surf-n-turf combo plates. And don’t forget to check out the bar menu, wine list, and dessert selections.