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The Best Restaurants and Food to Eat in Buda TX

Buda is such a quaint beautiful town that is big on live community driven events and fun things to do, but it’s also big on culinary experiences! Go on a culinary adventure through the town of Buda, TX, where a bunch of delectable dining experiences await. From crafting your own wine at Water 2 Wine to savoring mouthwatering meals at food trucks, and indulging in sweet treats at Buda Soda Fountain, this article unveils the best restaurants and food destinations in Buda, TX.

Whether you want to have a three-course dinner with the whole family or brunch with mimosas for a date, there is something for everyone on this list. All of the places in this guide have friendly staff, great service and many brought local business. Keep reading for all of the restaurants to eat at in Buda, TX!

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The Best Restaurants and Food to try in Buda TX

Enjoy Eats and Treats at Dos Olivos Market

If you’re looking for a better place to eat than a traditional restaurant, why not try a market? We loved it so much we had to go for brunch and dinner! Featuring unique dishes like Barbacoa Donuts, Churros con Chocolate, and Pain Perdu French toast with horchata foam it was a brunch to remember. For heartier options, try the Brunch Burger or indulge in a Mimosa Flight.

For dinner we had Whipped Feta, Pan Tomate, Barbacoa Torta, Short Rib, Cesar Street Corn, Olive Oil Cake, and Beignets. Their wine selection includes a large list of international wines as well as a large amount of Texas wines from wineries all across the state which my little Texan heart loved! Don’t miss out on their Wine-a-Ritas flight for a perfect pairing from the wine selection. 

One of the things we loved was exploring the small market onsite. It has all kinds of gourmet goods and food items. You could get ingredients to make a full paella at home, indulge in all types of delectable jams and high end olive oils. Or, you can just head to the counter for ibérico ham!

shelves of shelves with jars and other items

Have Lunch at Dan’s Hamburgers: A Vintage Diner

We enjoyed lunch at this great restaurant, Dan’s Hamburgers, which has been an Austin tradition since 1973. It is still family-owned and operated with an option to dine Buda as well. You get to step back in time with retro diner vibes while enjoying a typical diner menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, tenders, sides, shakes, and more with the best quality ingredients.

Operating hours are from 6 am to 5 pm on Sundays, and 6 am to 9 pm or 10 pm from Monday to Saturday.

Go for Coffee or Cocktails at Nate’s Buda Mill & Grain

Nate’s Buda Mill & Grain is a cozy spot known for its exceptional coffee during the day and cocktails at night and its callout to the wiener dogs. If you didn’t know, Buda has become the Wiener dog capital, thanks to their annual wiener dog races that happen every year. 

With ample indoor seating, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy your beverage of choice. Or you can opt to sit outside under the grand oak trees on their gorgeous patio.  What I love about this place is their different seasonal creations, like a blueberry lavender latte! In addition to their drinks, you can check out their events calendar for live music, comedy night, jazz sessions, and 

Refresh Yourself at Meridian

Meridian offers a diverse array of coffees, teas, wellness shots, and medicinal tonics. In the later hours you can enjoy craft cocktails as well. Housed in a historic Mercantile building with the second oldest working elevator in Texas, its eclectic and artsy decor adds to the unique ambiance.

The bustling atmosphere shows just how popular of a hangout spot it is, where patrons can enjoy regular events like poetry nights, open mic sessions, comedy shows, and craft events. There’s also Zoi Market attached to Meridian so you can grab your drink and then walk around while shopping.

Enjoy a Tasting or Make Your Own Wine at Water 2 Wine

Craft your own wine at Water 2 Wine, where you can schedule a session to create your personalized blend. With the capacity to produce approximately 4200 bottles each month, you’ll have ample opportunities to explore the art of winemaking. The best part is that expert house winemaker, Jill, will guide you through the process, ensuring a memorable and educational experience. For more information or to book your session, please call 512-312-9890. It’s a great place to go for date night! 

If you don’t have time for a wine-making experience, you can opt for a wine tasting instead. Try their vast array of wines, from sweet fruit wines to bourbon barrel wines, and even a spicy habanero wine!