Retail Roundup: Texas Oaks Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

For casual dining, excellent shopping, and plenty of entertainment, Texas Oaks homeowners go to nearby Southpark Meadows center, which has over 125 specialty retail stores, services and restaurants.

This spectacular shopping destination is also home to the Grove, a beautiful gathering place shaded by towering oaks. With a popular playground, terraces and adjacent restaurants, as well as a natural stage surrounded by circular and patio seating, this scenic setting doubles as a live music venue. The year-round family-friendly events are a favorite attraction for Texas Oaks homeowners.

Over 300 Stores and Restaurants Just Minutes from Home

There are four other major shopping centers within about 15 minutes or less of Texas Oaks. These include Barton Creek Square Mall, Arboretum Trails, Escarpment Village, and Sunset Valley Market Fair. All together, these shopping centers host more than 300 other department stores, local and national retailers, movie theaters, and restaurants.

Texas Oaks residents shop for groceries at a nearby HEB or Randalls, or they pick up healthful, all-natural and organic products from Sprouts Farmers Market, just five minutes from home.

Sumptuous French-Inspired Dishes and Traditionally Elegant Japanese Cuisine

From gourmet cuisine to casual fare, Texas Oaks residents enjoy living within a short drive of some of Austin’s most beloved dining establishments. For a casual yet elegant dining experience, Green Pastures Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy sumptuous French-inspired dishes, fine wine and a decadent selection of homemade desserts. Renowned as the graceful Victorian childhood home of famous Texan John Henry Faulk, Green Pastures has been recognized as one of the most charming places to eat in America. The lush gardens and beautiful architecture reflect the height of Southern grace.

Another local foodie favorite, Shogun Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is an authentic family-owned place, and less than five minutes from home. Shogun is decorated in a simple, yet elegant and traditional style, and even has a room for groups and special occasions with tatami mats where guests remove their shoes before sitting on the floor for dinner. Loyal patrons love the warm greeting the family who owns and operates the restaurant gives every guest.

The sashimi is remarkable and fresh, and the sushi rolls range from firmly traditional to some that incorporate a few new ideas. It’s one of those places where patrons eagerly recommend dishes, and some of the most popular entrees are yakisoba and udon noodle dishes is katsudon (a lightly fried pork cutlet with rice, condiments, and sauce), gyoza (pot stickers), and teppan (crispy grilled) tofu.

Enjoy a Game of Billiards and an Ice-Cold Beer

A lively atmosphere and fantastic happy hour specials make Red Shed Tavern a favorite local hotspot. Housed in a century-old stone cottage, the Tavern is one of South Austin’s most unique venues. Residents enjoy the extensive selection of craft beer, the chance to play some pool, or relax on the spacious backyard patio. With outdoor food trailers serving up tasty pub fare, eclectic décor and a funky jukebox, Red Shed Tavern is a true Austin original.